Catering

Love our restaurants? You'll love having Slows at your event! We offer a wide variety of catering services. We offer full service catering, hot or cold bulk food pickup, a food truck, bar service and our own event spaces in both Corktown and in Grand Rapids. Choose your city below. We'll then ask you to provide us with some information about your event. We'll contact you to answer any questions and to finalize arrangements. Check out our frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page.

Choose your nearest restaurant

Grand Rapids

Our West Michigan location sits inside the state-of-the-art Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Looking for a perfect space for a rehearsal dinner, shower or office party? Contact us about the Streetside Room, it's perfect for groups up to 60. Need a larger room - look no further. We can cater your event in the first-class event spaces upstairs in the Downtown Market. 

In addition to our own premises, we have great relationships with several of west Michigan premier wedding venues. We can also cater to your home of office. 

Just want to pick up the food? You guessed it - we do that too. You can order meats by the pound and sides by the pan hot & ready to serve. Just complete the form below and our team will be in touch.

 

 


Greenhouse buffet


Appetizer display


Appetizer display


Beef brisket


Pulled pork catering

Interested in hosting a large party at our Corktown location?

We're now booking year-end holiday parties. Our private room accommodates up to 40 guests. Full restaurant rentals can also be discussed. For more information click the link to contact our Corktown team. Be sure to include as many details about your event as possible. Don't forget - business related food and beverage expenses are 100% deductible. Treat your team - treat yourself!

Email us about your event

or: events@slowsbarbq.com

Interested in hosting a large party at our Grand Rapids location?

The Streetside Room at the Downtown Market offers indoor / outdoor dining for up to 40 guests. We offer both our core barbecue menu and a non-barbecue menu curated by our chefs. For more info or to make a reservation click the link. We'll be in touch to work out your catering needs.

Reserve Private Room

For all other catering needs please return to the catering page and choose Detroit or Grand Rapids. Our teams will contact you. 



Detroit

Looking for our barbecue for your event in the Detroit area? Look no further. Slows To Go offers full-service catering. We have great relationships with the best venues in SE Michigan. So whether it's your special day, or a special corporate event, we have you covered.

Want food for your office party or to celebrate your graduate? Complete the form below. Our team will contact you. We've done thousands of events and we will make sure your guests are happy!

Looking for more info about our truck? We book neighborhood events through our partnership with food truck tours. Private events, corporate events and catering can all be booked directly through us. Contact us below and we'll be in touch to discuss your event and bringing our rolling kitchen to you! 


Full service event catering


Take our catering home with you


We're great for weddings


More than just what's on our regular menu


Fit into your theme


Food Truck - Slows on the Road


Slows 2Go and General Catering Questions

How much advance notice do you need for my order?

We prefer at least 24 hours notice for large orders, but we'll do our best to take care of you. We are set up to provide a lot of award-winning BBQ. Please note, delivery for catering orders normally requires additional notice.

How much should I order?

That's the toughest question we get. You know your guests better than we do. As a general guideline: our sandwiches have 7 ounces of meat. Our entrees are 12 ounce portions. Our small sides are served in 8oz cups. We can help you figure this out.

I don't need servers and I’d like to pick up my order. Where are you located?

Slows To Go is at the NW corner of Cass & Alexandrine in Midtown.

Can I pick up my order before you open? After you close?

Call us to make arrangements. 313-309-7560

'Do you provide plates, silverware and serving utensils?'

We can offer 100% biodegradable paper goods and cutlery for an additional charge.

Do you cater weddings?

We sure do. We have catered countless weddings and rehearsal dinners.

I have a business lunch planned. Can you bag individual orders for me?

Please allow one day's notice for individually bagged orders. Please call us to discuss order particulars.

Can I order items that are not on your normal menu?

Our chefs may be able to prepare something special for your guests. Please give us a call to discuss.

Do you sell beer & wine for parties?

We are able to sell beer, wine and liquor through Slows Bar Bq. Beer, Wine and Liquor service will require hiring one or more of our bartenders.

I plan on ordering from you regularly for my office. Can I set up an account with you?

Please call and speak with our managers. We can work with you to invoice your group.

I want to pick up my food cold. Can you help me with that?

We can provide nearly all of our menu items cold with reheating instructions.

What should I do next to get more information or to place an order?

Fill out our Catering Inquiry Form. One of our catering staff will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

What kind of menu can I have?

We can offer the award-winning bbq that Slows is famous for, but that isn't all. Looking for something special? Ask us, we may be able to accommodate something unique for your party.

I want to book you for a weekend festival in the Summer? How soon should I contact you?

The sooner the better. We book our weekends as early as possible.

I want to book you for a Winter event.

Our truck isn't really suited to the harshest parts of the Michigan Winter. Basically, we plan to have it in storage between Dec & Mar.


Slows Corktown FAQs

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How many people does your private room accommodate?

The room has table seating for 45. If it’s a strolling dinner or more casual, we can put a few more guests at the bar. 

What type of service do you offer? 

We can provide traditional table service or fixed menu family style. Call us and we'll tailor the menu and experience to your group. 

Got it. What about the bar?

We can handle beverage service several ways. We have a full bar and 36 beer taps in the private room. The bar experience can be set up however works best for your event. Some options include: cash bar, open bar based on consumption, or fixed pre-paid beverage menu. 

Our group wants to rent the patio. Can we do that?

It is possible to host an event in our outside space but it is weather dependent. Our private room rental fees would apply. In the event of inclement weather, the party may be moved indoors to the private room. This determination will be made 2 hours prior to guest arrival.

What type of decorating can we do?

We want you to decorate to your satisfaction although there may be some limitations due to space, safety and structural considerations. We are happy to assist you during your planning stages to make sure the event you imagine is the event we deliver!


Grand Rapids Catering FAQ's

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How much advance notice do you need for my order?

We prefer at least one day's notice for large orders, but we'll do our best to take care of you. We are set up to provide a lot of award-winning BBQ. Please note, delivery for catering orders normally requires additional notice. Please allow 48-72 hours notice for Lansing area events.

How much should I order?

That's the toughest question we get. You know your guests better than we do. As a general guideline: our sandwiches have 7 ounces of meat. Our entrees are 12 ounce portions. Our small sides are served in 8oz cups. We can help you figure this out.

I don't need servers and I’d like to pick up my order. Where are you located?

Slows Grand Rapids is located at 435 Ionia Ave, Grand Rapids. We are in the Downtown Market, on the corner of Ionia and Logan.

Can I pick up my order before you open? After you close?

Call us to make arrangements. 616-454-1588.

Do you provide plates, silverware and serving utensils?

We can offer paper goods and cutlery for an additional charge.

Do you cater weddings?

We sure do. We have catered countless weddings and rehearsal dinners.

I have a business lunch planned. Can you bag individual orders for me?

Please allow one day's notice for individually bagged orders. Please call us to discuss order particulars.

Can I order items that are not on your normal menu?

Our chefs may be able to prepare something special for your guests. Please give us a call to discuss.

Do you sell beer & wine for parties?

We are able to sell beer, wine and liquor through Slows Bar Bq. Beer, Wine and Liquor service will require hiring one or more of our bartenders. For events in the Downtown Market, all alcohol sales will be coordinated through the Downtown Market staff.

I plan on ordering from you regularly for my office. Can I set up an account with you?

Please call and speak with our managers. We can work with you to invoice your group.

I want to pick up my food cold. Can you help me with that?

We can provide nearly all of our menu items cold with reheating instructions.

What should I do next to get more information or to place an order?

Fill out our Catering Inquiry Form, or email us at Events@SlowsGR.com. One of our catering staff will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

What services are available?

Our Grand Rapids location offers pick-up, bulk drop-off and set up as well as catered delivery to the Grand Rapids area and Lansing. We can host events inside our dining room and can provide the menu into the state of the art spaces inside the Downtown Market. To speak to someone about your event please call 616-454-1588 or email events@slowsgr.com. Complete the Downtown Markets' events form at http://downtownmarketgr.com/private-rentals


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