Graduation Party Catering

Let Gary's Catering handle your Graduation event. We have Graduation party menus to impress you guests: Entrées, Appetizers, Desserts & Beverages. View our selection of Graduation Party rental equipment: Tables, Chairs, Tents, Flatware, Glassware, Bars, Portable Restrooms. We handle it all for you!




(75 ppl minimum on Fridays)

Garys Catering Graduation

Celebrate with a Delicious BBQ!


Casual Buffet 1

Gary's Backyard BBQ Buffet


Classic Pub Burgers & Hot Dogs

Delicious 1/3rd lb perfectly seasoned "All Beef" Hamburgers &
Chipotle Black Bean Burgers
Complemented by American & Swiss Cheese
Michigan's own "Dearborn brand" high quality natural casing franks

"All beef" and Kosher (additional fee) franks upon request.

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A Bounty of fresh sandwich garnishes on the buffet

Romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, relish, diced onion, banana peppers, black olives, pickles and bakery fresh buns.

Condiments: mayo, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper

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Take your Pub Burgers To The Next Level


Gary's Gourmet Burger Toppings

Sliced Avocado, Bleu cheese, Saute' mushroom & onions,

crispy bacon available at grill station.
$1.95 per person



Casual Buffet 2

Gary's All American BBQ Buffet

-$16.95 per person-

Most popular buffet!
Clients rave about its affordability and versatility!


1/3rd lb. Pub Burgers, Sweet Italian Sausage & *Chicken

1/3lb "All Beef" perfectly seasoned Pub Style Burgers & Italian Chicken w/fresh Basil are accompanied by guest choice of Cheddar, Swiss and Provolone
"Eastern Market" Fresh n' Sweet Italian Sausage is deliciously paired with red onion & bell pepper saute' fresh off the grill. Garys Catering-Summer Entertaining-Image 008

Other Offerings in place of Italian Sausage:

Smoked Polish Sausage w/onion & pepper saute' OR Bratwurst: kraut or onion & pepper saute'

Will your event have 175 guests or greater? Free upgrade from Italian Sausage to Slow Cooked Pulled Pork -full size or sliders

Kentucky Bourbon, Classic BBQ Sauce or Vinegar Sauce

Fresh sandwich garnishes

Romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, red onion, relish, diced onion, banana peppers, black olives, pickles, bakery fresh buns.
Condiments: mayo, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper.

*Choice of 1 Chicken entree included

+$.95 per person if you wish to split chicken entree into two prep styles!

Honey BBQ Chicken Quarters

(Locally sourced)
Spice rubbed then slow cooked to seal in its natural juices, periodically basted with Sweet n' Tangy Classic BBQ sauce.

Marinated Chicken Breast

Italian marinate complemented by fresh basil (most popular)
Sweet Teriyaki Glaze
Classic BBQ Sauce

Casual Buffet 3

Gary's Down Home Western BBQ

-$18.95 per person-

Your choice of 3 Delicious Entrees

Your guests will pony up to grill to enjoy classic BBQ

1/3lb Brisket Burgers

Our 100% Domestic Beef burger is a premium blend of
USDA Choice Brisket & Sirloin for delicious taste!

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Chicken Skewers

Teriyaki glazed w/bell pepper, onion & mushroom,

Caribbean Jerk w/squash, zuchini and cherry tomatoe, Honey BBQ w/freah Pineapple or Italian Marinate w/Fresh Basil, Mediterranean with fresh lemon & oregano

Grilled Chicken Breast

Italian Marinate w/Fresh Basil | Sweet & Tangy  BBQ | Teriyaki Glaze | Baja Chipotle Glaze | New Orleans Style w/Sauté Onion & Colorful Bell  Pepper

BBQ Slow Pulled Pork

There's nothing quite so delicious as a pulled pork sandwich with all the fixings.

Choice of sweet & tangy BBQ sauce, Kentucky Bourbon Sauce or Authentic North Carolina Vinegar sauce.

(your choice of standard size bakery buns or slider buns)

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"Lean & Meaty" BBQ St. Louis Pork Ribs

Spiced rubbed w/Chef Joseph's fresh seasonings, then slow roasted while your Grill Chef periodically bastes with sauce for that appetizing glazed appearance & mouth-watering flavor!

Memphis Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs + $2pp

A petite and even more tender baby cousin of St. Louis BBQ Pork Rib.

Racks are dusted with Chef Joseph's signature dry rub recipe and grilled to perfection

1/3lb "Cowboy" Pub Burgers

Not your average burger!

Horseradish Cheddar, Natural Swiss, Sautéed onions & mushrooms and crispy bacon

Casual Buffet 4

Gary's Mix & Match BBQ Buffet

-$23.95 per person-

Your choice of 3 Delicious Entrees

A Step Up From The Classics!

Succulent Marinated Beef Tenderloin Skewers

Juicy & Tender presented skewered with Chefs’ medley of farm fresh vegetables.
Offered: Teriyaki Glaze, Mediterranean or Rustic Garlic & Herb

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket

Offered sliced or chopped, Texas Inspired.


8oz “Prime Angus" Pub Burgers

Juicy and delicious, grilled to perfection! Accompanied by: Horseradish Cheddar, Natural Swiss, Bleu Cheese & Pepper jack cheese. Chef Sauté of Grilled Onions & Mushrooms, Crispy bacon Finished with your choice of delicious fresh garnishes on buffet. Freshly carved Avocado slices +.25 per person


Chicken Breast

Festive Italian marinate complemented with fresh Basil, finished with provolone cheese upon guest request. Sweet & Tangy BBQ, Baja Chipotle Glaze with fresh lime or New Orleans style presented with colorful bell pepper and sweet onion medley, finished with provolone cheese.

Slow Cooked BBQ St. Louis Pork Ribs

We start with a lean & meaty beautiful rack of ribs then add our signature dry rub and slow cook it on the barbie while periodically basting it with classic bbq sauce.

Memphis Dry Rubbed "Baby Back"Ribs +$1.50pp

A petite and even more tender baby cousin of St. Louis BBQ Pork Rib.

Racks are dusted with Chef Joseph's signature dry rub recipe and slow cooked to perfection

Michigan Cherry BBQ Pork Loin

"Juicy n' Tender" BBQ Pork Loin is dry rubbed with fresh blend of seasonings; thinly sliced and presented with Chef Joseph's "sweet yet spicy" Michigan Cherry barbecue sauce
Brioche buns and sandwich garnishes on buffet

BBQ Southern Style Pulled Pork

There's nothing quite so delicious as slow cooked pulled pork with all the fixings.

Choice of two sauces on the side:
Sweet & tangy BBQ sauce, Kentucky Bourbon sauce or North Carolina's signature vinegar sauce.

Garlic & Herb Lamb Kabobs +$1pp

Zucchini, Mushroom, Red Onion


Summer Entertaining

Popular Side Dishes included For the Above 4 Buffets

Events Greater than 100-199 guests: 5 sides included!

Events greater than 200-300 guests: 6 sides included!

Events greater than 300 + guests: 7 sides included!


Caesar, Garden, Greek

(The below 3 salads are available on $15.95pp+ menus)

Santa Fe Salad

Chopped Romaine, Crumbled Bacon, Sweet Corn, Black Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Shredded Cheese. Herb Croutons, Chipotle Ranch and Italian dressing

Michigan Salad

Medley of field greens, sundried cherries, mushroom, red onion. On side: Candied Pecans, Crumbed Bleu Cheese, Herb Croutons. Choice of 2 dressings. Italian, Ranch, Honey Mustard, Raspberry Vinaigrette

Tossed Caprese Salad

Garden Fresh Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Cracked Black Pepper, Kosher Salt, Drizzled with Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinaigrette,


Hand Carved Fruit Medley | Classic Pasta Salad | Creamy Cole Slaw | Steakhouse Potato Salad w/Bacon | Mustard Potato Salad | Chopped Broccoli & Bacon Salad | Mediterranean Ziti Salad | California Artichoke Pasta Salad | Tossed Caprese Salad + .75pp


Garlic & Herb Vegetable Medley | Baked Mac & Cheese w/Crumb Topping | Cheesy Potatoes | Rosemary Roasted Potatoes | Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes | Red Beans & Rice | Rice Pilaf | Southwest Fiesta Rice | Vegetable Medley w/light butter sauce | Sweet Corn Cobettes | French Green bean Almondine | Garlic Butter Broccoli & Baby Carrots | Honey Glazed Carrots | Asparagus Spears +$1.25pp | Kettle Style Baked Beans +Bacon n’ Onion | Vegetarian Baked Beans


Parmesan Herb Garlic Toast | Homestyle Cornbread Baskets | Bakers Assorted Rolls

Included in BBQ Buffet service

Properly attired Grill Master Chef (s)

Preparing & presenting fresh cooked entrees to your guests grillside!

Unless otherwise stated, our service features "all you can eat" 2 hour grill station & buffet service.
Extended time available; Additional 1/2 hr $75. Additional 1 hour $125.
Time extension must be added prior to your event date.

Commercial Grade Chafing Dishes & Utensils

Include in price: Glossy “quality" plastic white or black plates w/forks & knives, 2ply white dinner napkins.

**Banquet tables with coverings for buffet items-clients responsibility to provide*

Wait staff on site to tend to buffet upkeep and tear down, bus guest tables & miscellaneous guest services.
# of staff present depends upon event size, theme and menu.

If you wish to extend the service time for your wait staff so they can continue to take care of you and your guests needs after dinner service is complete; let us know!

"Better" Serviceware Upgrade features: Premium hard plastic white $10.25 Dinner plates w/dual edge silver pipping around plate edge for upscale look. Rolled Cutlery (premium white disposable napkin, sturdy “silver look" fork & knife) $1.95 per set. (Note: you can request for your cutlery not to be rolled - this works best if you are having “ linen" napkins)

Additional Fees May Be Applicable

5'x3' Commercial High Capacity Charcoal BBQ Grill $85
Additional grills may be required for high guest attendance and will be provided at no additional charge.

19% Administrative Fee
For a complete explanation, please click on our Questions & Answers page.
6% Michigan State Sales Tax

Delivery fee may apply.
Fee is calculated / assessed by using  round trip travel time & number of miles  from our facility to your event site.

Theme Buffets for your Graduation Party


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Southwest Buffet

$12.95 per person

Your Choice of Two Entrees (Add 3rd Entree +$2.95pp)

Cheese Enchiladas

Fajita style marinated Chicken or Beef

grilled pepper & onion medley, flour tortillas

Taco Bar

Seasoned ground beef, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream, black olives, Jalapenos, banana peppers, Corn shells.

Beef Empanadas

(beef filled mini pastry)


(shredded pork w/cheddar chz, cilantro, tomatillo sauce or chicken: cheese, green chilies or black bean, corn & chz)

Accompaniments on buffet

"Mexican Town" Tortilla chips w/Fire Roasted Jalapeno Pico De Gallo
Southwestern Fiesta Rice
Refried Beans sprinkled with shredded cheese

Popular Add ons

Santa Fe Salad - $2 per person

Chopped romaine, bacon, corn, blk beans, tomato, cheese, crouton, Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Jalapeno Cheese Sauce - $1.50 per person

Includes extra chips

Chili Con Queso Dip +$1.75 per person

Includes extra chips

Guacamole + $2 per person
Mexican Fried Cheese Cake + $3.75 per person

See below for delivery options

Condiments, high quality disposable plastic serving plates, utensils, napkins, buffet table covering.

See below for delivery options and service enhancements


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Ultimate Pasta Station & Salad Buffet

$14.95 per person

Choose 2 Pastas

Cheese Tortellini, 5 Cheese (parmesan, asiago, provolone ricotta, mozzarella) , Meat or Roasted Mushroom Ravioli, Bow-tie, Rotini, Fettuccini, Penne Rigate.

Choose 3 of your favorite sauces

Marinara, Alfredo, Olive Oil, Garlic & White Wine, Creamy Basil Pesto, Spinach Artichoke w/feta or Swedish

3 Meats Included

Sweet Italian Sausage, Italian Herb Meatballs, Marinated julienned chicken breast

Garnishes Included

Shaved Parmesan, Gorgonzola cheese, Fresh chopped Basil, Chopped Bacon, Roasted Red Pepper, Saute Mushrooms, Tender steamed Broccoli Florets.

Classic Green Salad

Popular fresh garnishes & toppings; three types of dressing.

Assorted Bakery Breads & Rolls

Dessert Station Option
+$2.95 per person

Delicious bakery assortment of bite-size morsels to satisfy your sweet tooth

See below for delivery options

Condiments, high quality disposable plastic serving plates, utensils, napkins, buffet table covering.
Bottle Water + $1.25 per person

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Wild West Buffet

$12.95 per person

Choice of Chicken Entree

Fried Chicken, Southern BBQ Chicken OR Sweet n' Tangy BBQ Sauced Slow Cooked Pulled Chicken

& Southern Style Pulled Pork

Classic BBQ Sauce OR Kentucky Bourbon Sauce

Fresh bakery slider buns
Mustard Potato Salad
Kettle baked beans w/bacon & onion
Creamy Cole Slaw


Salt, Pepper, butter, disposable plates, napkins ,utensils,. buffet table coverings

See below for delivery options and service enhancements

Bottle Water -$1.25 per unit (chilled and on ice)


Graduation Brunch

$16.95 per person

Bountiful, beautifully arranged buffet featuring decorative baskets, tiered displays.

Popular condiments, wait staff, china plates, stainless steel utensils with White or Black Glossy Plates, 2ply White Napkins.

Continental Station

Artisan Bagels

Assorted Cream Cheese

Buttermilk Croissants & Scones

Mini Deli Pinwheels (Tavern Smoked Ham & Cheddar & Italian)

Carved Melon accentuated with Seasonal Berries

Hot Station

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Spiral Baked Ham

Pasta Primavera

w/Italian Style Vegetables

Crispy Bacon

Premium 2oz “Detroit Hog" Sausage Links

Thick Sliced Cinnamon French Toast w/powdered Sugar

Hunter Style Redskins

Tossed with Flame Roasted Onion & Bell Pepper

Popular Brunch Enhancements

Deluxe Omelet Station

$4.00 per person

Elegant Petite Quiche

$75 (serves 30 guests)

Chicken Piccata

$2.95 per person

Norwegian Smoked Salmon Mirror

$5.95 per person

Included in Theme Buffets


White or Black Glossy Dinner Plates, Forks, Knives, 2ply white napkins and
appropriate condiments based upon buffet.


2 Hour Staffed Buffet Service

(Additional 3rd hour service available for $99. If your event is greater than 150 guests, 3rd hour included at no additional charge!)


Onsite waitperson(s)

Number of staff dependent upon your guest attendance.
Duties include: setup/maintain appearance of buffet; replenish items when needed. Bus guest tables, assist guests when needed. Tend to upkeep of client’s trash receptacles.


At conclusion of service

At client's request, all remaning food will be packaged up in aluminum pans and left on premises.
Note: Once our staff have left the premises, Gary's Catering cannot be held liable for maintaining safe hot holding food temperatures.


19% Administrative Fee & 6% Michigan Sales Tax

(Click on FAQs link for description of Admin Fee)


Delivery Fee May Be Applicable

Gary's Catering is an "off premises" caterer, so our service area is quite large. Delivery fees help offset round trip travel labor and fuel costs associated with longet than usual drive times. Fee is based upon distance from our facility to site location. Please discuss with a member of our Event Planning staff when reserving your event.


Dessert Stations

Fun and Festive Ice Cream Cart

$2.95 per person

Your guests will have a tough time choosing among all the old time favorites featured! Selections include:

Good Humor Ice Cream Sandwich, Red, White& Blue Missiles, Push Up Rainbow, Lick A Color, 3oz, Strawberry Shortcake, 3oz Chocolate Eclair, 3oz, Vanilla Bar, Creamsicle, Fudgesicle, Cookies & Cream Bar 3oz, Snickers Bar.

(Minimum of 125 guests)

Number of selections offered vary with event size.

Price includes Delivery, Ice Cream, Dry Ice and Pickup of Cart.
125 Person Minimum; Available in select Cites, please inquire.

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Mini Dessert Bar

$6.00 per person

Chef medley of bite-size morsels to satisfy your guests sweet tooth.

Your choice of 5 selections: Fresh fruit custard tarts, carrot cake bars, mini cannoli, mini cup cakes, turtle fudge brownie, strawberry mini cheese cake, raspberry mini cheesecake, medley of fresh baked cookies, brownie bars topped with buttercream.

White or black glossy plates, cocktail napkins.

Tiered Bakery Pie & Cookie Station

$5.95 per person

Delicious, fresh baked pies, like Mom used to make!
Lemon Meringue, Banana Cream, Blueberry, Strawberry, Pecan & Apple pies available -

up to four selections included in price!
You'll gonna love our upscale assortment of cookies featuring macadamin nut, cranberry, coconut, peanut butter, chocolate chip and oatmeal.

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19% Administrative Fee & MI Sales Tax Applicable

3 hr Service

Rental Equipment

Graduation Page-Rental Equipment Section

Gary's Catering can provide you with all the things you need for your Graduation Party. We have a large selection of tables, chairs, linens, flatware, glassware, tents, and everything else you need for a successful event. Check out all of rental options on our Rental Equipment page.