Gilchrist Catering

40 Cove Blvd UNIT A3, Dillon
(970) 468-7860

Recent Reviews

Amanda Piper - The Event Troupe

As a wedding planner, this is a great team up in the mountains!

N B

I normally always love supporting small businesses and don't like writing negative reviews, but I had a very poor experience. I was working with this service to cater for an event. We exchanged emails on the menus and pricing options, and I found one that fit our needs and budget. He sent over the contract and misspelled my name, so I asked him to fix it. He sent it again still misspelled, so I fixed it on my own and sent it back and updated the information, and asked him about how to pay the deposit without fees. He then called me and told me that I was being "a bad customer" and "very rude and intrusive". We are a smaller group that has a budget, so I apologize if our wallet wasn't as big as corporations or weddings, and it was very unprofessional to cancel our agreement 2 weeks prior to the event and now I have to scramble to find another one. If you have a small event (50 people or less), I would recommend finding another option.

Morgan R.

When my wedding got cancelled due to COVID and moved to a small reception in my backyard, Bill worked with me to make sure we had a great meal. He brought his staff and set up shop in my kitchen in Denver, and did a fantastic job. Everyone was raving about the quality of food, service, and the great attitudes of his staff. A wonderful option for all your catering needs!

Jay Labrie

terrible food and rude service

Ashley Y.

Bill is the absolute best. We hired him for our wedding and could not have been more thrilled. The food was phenomenal, staff was great, and it's clear that Bill really takes passion in his work. Best catering in Keystone; you really can't go wrong!

Brigitte Joline

Bill and his team did a phenomenal job catering our wedding. Many people had told us that the food at the wedding was never as good as the tasting but were dead wrong. Not only was the food amazing (his garlic mashed potatoes are to die for and his salmon is liked by people who normally don't like salmon) but he took our request to make short ribs which was not on his original menu. We hadn't tried the short ribs prior to the event but we were not disappointed! Actually, I'd like his recipe.

Char S.

Gilchrist Catering catered our small wedding at Marina Pointe pavilion. We met with the owner, Bill Gilchrist, and knew right away, we found our caterer. Although he has been in the business for a long time, we found he still has a passion for his work. He sat down with us, talked about the menu we chose, and gave us different options. We felt like we had many and were impressed with his flexibility. In addition to that, he made suggestions as to the amount of drinks to order, even though we were doing this part on our own. On the day of the event, Bill and his crew helped set up tables, as it was very windy. Being the pro he is, he brought out the duct tape to keep table clothes in place. This was so appreciated. I do need to mention, he allowed me to pick up table clothes ahead of time so we could set up a bit ahead of his arrival. The set up was beautiful. Right after the wedding, appetizers were passed, multiple times to make sure everyone had them. The were wonderful, crab stuffed mushrooms, grilled Prosciutto wrapped asparagus. There was also an antipasto tray set up. Bill made sure we were all in sync with serving.....apps, dinner, and cake cutting. We did an 8 inch cake with additional lemon, chocolate and raspberry bonbons. He mingled with guests, asking if they would like more, and if they enjoyed to food. The photographer was a friend of mine, and she said she didn't want dinner, so I didn't include her in the count, however Bill personally invited her to get dinner. I really thought this was lovely of him. Our guests loved the food, and we heard many compliments about the dinner. Both of the servers he brought with him, were smiling the whole time, pleasant and professional. Every email and question that I had was answered in a timely manner, his cost was reasonable, with absolutely no hidden costs, and we had no stress what so ever about the catering. I would highly recommend Gilchrist Catering.

Char C.

Gilchrist Catering catered our small wedding at Marina Pointe pavilion. We met with the owner, Bill Gilchrist, and knew right away, we found our caterer. Although he has been in the business for a long time, we found he still has a passion for his work. He sat down with us, talked about the menu we chose, and gave us different options. We felt like we had many and were impressed with his flexibility. In addition to that, he made suggestions as to the amount of drinks to order, even though we were doing this part on our own. On the day of the event, Bill and his crew helped set up tables, as it was very windy. Being the pro he is, he brought out the duct tape to keep table clothes in place. This was so appreciated. I do need to mention, he allowed me to pick up table clothes ahead of time so we could set up a bit ahead of his arrival. The set up was beautiful. Right after the wedding, appetizers were passed, multiple times to make sure everyone had them. The were wonderful, crab stuffed mushrooms, grilled Prosciutto wrapped asparagus. There was also an antipasto tray set up. Bill made sure we were all in sync with serving.....apps, dinner, and cake cutting. We did an 8 inch cake with additional lemon, chocolate and raspberry bonbons. He mingled with guests, asking if they would like more, and if they enjoyed to food. The photographer was a friend of mine, and she said she didn't want dinner, so I didn't include her in the count, however Bill personally invited her to get dinner. I really thought this was lovely of him. Our guests loved the food, and we heard many compliments about the dinner. Both of the servers he brought with him, were smiling the whole time, pleasant and professional. Every email and question that I had was answered in a timely manner, his cost was reasonable, with absolutely no hidden costs, and we had no stress what so ever about the catering. I would highly recommend Gilchrist Catering.

Ethan H.

Gilchrist catering is hands down one of the best catering companies in Summit County. Bill Gilchrist has been in operation since 1994 and is a immensely accomplished chef who has been around Summit County since the 80's. The food he creates is delicious, the menus are beautiful, and the service is on point. and he is always punctual and on time with the food every bit of the event from start to finish. I would recommend Gilcrest catering to anyone who's either living in Summit County or visiting and wants to host an event. Best yet, the prices are unbeatable. great caterer!

Lindsay Burton

Gilchrist Catering is awesome. The food was amazing and the staff, so nice and helpful. I had them cater my wedding. The only thing I can say is that I wasn't offered the rest of the food or cake to take home with me. That would have been appreciated. Other than that, they were amazing. I highly recommend.

Joseph Lund

The absolute best food you can get catered in Summit County. They are awesome professionals. They did my event and it was beyond great.

DJ T.

I was looking forward to using this caterer having heard good thing about the food. I sent a request for menus for my event. I picked one of the menus based on the price quoted. When he replied to my request he said the price was 9 more dollars per person than what was sent to me. I asked about the difference, the reply was, he had a computer problem and it should have changed the price. He sent me a note with the price and ask for a deposit. There was no due date so I decided we were going to be in town in less then 2 weeks so we would pay in person. That way we could meet him. When I sent an email to ask when we could drop in to pay he told me he had dropped me and taken another job. I would have thought he would at least let me know I only had 24 hours to reply.

Michelle Peterson Hernandez

Gilchrist catered my wedding from appetizers, salad, main entrees, and cake. Everything was amazing. The food was so delicious and the servers were absolutely incredible. I would recommend Bill and his staff to anyone! Thank you Bill for making my wedding amazing!

Michelle Peterson

Gilchrist catered my wedding. Everything was incredible!!!! The food, the service and the details were perfect. Bill also did my cake which was amazing as well. I would highly recommend Gilchrist to everyone. I was so astonished at the servers too at the wedding - they were so kind, friendly and available for everything anyone needed. I had two flavors of cakes and when we cut it I asked one of the servers if I could a slice of one of the flavors. She went through the whole crowd to find me with that flavor. Again amazing all around! The food is so good you will want seconds - appetizers, main entree, cake, etc!

Kate Jones

Our company Holiday Party was recently catered by Bill and his team- and wow was the food delicious! Kudos for the especially wonderful salmon, which was perfectly cooked!

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