At Galley Gourmet, we understand the challenges couples face when trying to plan a unique wedding reception in an industry that sometimes only offers "cookie cutter" approaches.
We believe the wedding reception should reflect your philosophy on life, love and outlook for the future. At the same time it should provide a relaxed and welcome atmosphere for friends and family in which to celebrate.
Whether you envision a romantic, intimate gathering, an eclectic celebration or an exquisite gala, we will work with you to transform your dream into a reality.
Galley Gourmet has been Little Traverse Bay's source for outstanding food and wine since 1999. Chef Karen Williams, executive chef and co-proprietor of Galley Gourmet, has had many years of experience creating truly unique and exciting events. Prior to opening Galley Gourmet, Chef Karen served as the Executive Chef at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club for four years where she planned and executed many events including the Grand Opening for the Marina District (3000 guests) and the Grand Opening for the Equestrian Club. Prior to moving to Northern Michigan Chef Karen served as Sous Chef at Handke's Cuisine in Columbus, Ohio, a Zagat's top rated restaurant and Five Lakes Grill in Milford, Michigan. She has won several gold medals in national culinary competition and graduated at the top of her class from the Culinary Arts Program at Schoolcraft College in Livonia. Chef Karen also holds a B.A. with honors in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Roger Williams, a Michigan native and co-proprietor of Galley Gourmet, began his love affair with fine wines in Northern California over twenty-five years ago. Galley Gourmet has provided the opportunity for him to turn his passion into a vocation. Roger has partnered with Master Sommelier Ron Edwards in selecting and delivering unique and outstanding wines for our customers and continues to seek out the best wines available at all price points.