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September 27, 2018


THANK YOU soooooo much for helping to make my baby shower a dream come true!!  I have been getting texts about how AWESOME the venue looked and how DELICIOUS the food was!! You and your team ROCK!!  (I have done a review on Google.)

Thank you, again, 

Gynne Taueg 

September 25, 2018


September 24, 2018

Hello Missy,

I hope you are having a great year. we still can't get over how smoothly our wedding went back in may. We recently went to another more modern wedding, wasent as nice or run as smoothly as ours by the way. we decided to keep our style going so here is a cute new picture of what we looked like for the wedding.

Thank you again for making our day so special.


Brendan and Elizabeth Doran

September 17, 2018 Text


August 15, 2018 Text


August 9, 2018 - email

Hi Michelle, 
Thank you for assisting us with the open house. The wait staff was very helpful and extremely professional. The presentation was nice and the food was delicious. We received wonderful comments from our guests. 

Just wanted you to know that I appreciate your customer service. 

July 25, 2018

June 2018


June 7


June 10, 2018


Constick May 26,2018

Sent: Sat, May 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Subject: Re: Contract and payment

Everything was PERFECT!!!

Thank you so much for all of your prayers, efforts and assistance.

Be safe.  Be blessed.

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Deporre Testimony


Jeff Testimony






October 2, 2017

Laurie i can not thank you enough for last night. Everything was perfect. I will be sending a formal letter to you to put on your web site,bit I wanted to let you know that without you our special day would not have been the same. Not only are you a wonderful business women but a wonder women I can now call my friend

- M. Geersen

September 19, 2017


September 19, 2017


Atkins Testimony

August 12, 2017

Missy -

Sorry it has taken me so long to give you a shout out - but I’ve been in Myrtle Beach with my family after Jenna’s graduation party.  I just wanted to say thank you for being awesome and helping make Jenna’s gradation party more than I ever could have expected.  It was awesome.  You helped me make decisions with my daughter’s party when I was unable to and during what I call my “cancer brain” time.  I couldn’t make a decision to save my soul - and you were just the reassurance I needed.  You were the reason I choice Gourmet Express, period.  Maybe it’s because I knew we were connected when I found out we both deal with (and love) Salem Vet!!  

Jenna’s party was perfect.  Mother Nature came in HUGE for my daughter and the day was lovely.  The two servers that worked the party were worth their weight in gold.  EVERYONE raved about how wonderful, thoughtful and on top of things they were.  They were so wonderful and thought of things before I ever needed them.  Best decision ever.  Oh, and food was awesome too.  I would gladly write a review, will highly recommend you to everyone and think you should come over sometime and have a glass of wine!!!  

Thanks Again,
A & J Largent

August 7, 2017

July 3, 2017


You and your staff were wonderful! We had a fantastic day and really enjoyed the grounds, the food and the service! Hoping to work with you again soon! Thank you!!

-Fatima Fahs, MD

May 21, 2017

Hi Laurie-

My Mom's 90th birthday celebration went off without a hitch thanks in a large part to you and your wonderful staff. Gloria and Keith were great! It was so nice to enjoy the party and have someone else take care of the food drinks, cleanup etc. Everyone commented on how delicious the food was. I will continue to recommend Gourmet Express to anyone who is looking for a catered dinner. It is always such a pleasure working with you. Please thank Gloria and Keith for me. They are the best!

-Denise Grabowski

March 26, 2017

Hi Laurie:

Just a quick thank you for catering my event yesterday.  Hiring your company just made the shower flow.  The food was wonderful and Missy was great to work with, very professional,friendly, and easy to work with.  Thanks for pushing me to get a server :).

I will be happy to recommend your company to any of my friends in need of a caterer.

Patti B.

January 10, 2017

Hi Laurie,

I wanted to let you know that the catering last night was EXCELLENT! So many compliments from guests. Our crowd was at least triple the size of last years crowd, and I know there were concerns from your employees about running out of food, but I didn't hear a single complaint from our guests. It was a free event, so most of our guest were very surprised with the quality and quantity of the food.  It definitely surpassed my expectations.

Your staff was wonderful to work with, as always.
Thanks for everything,

Rachel Timlin
Cultural Arts Supervisor
Farmington Hills Special Services Department
Cultural Arts Division
Tel: (248) 473-1859
December 6, 2016

November 19, 2016

Hi Missy,

Thank you so much for the wonderful food and setup for our baby shower yesterday!. Everything was wonderful. I look forward to future events with you. Thank you, again.

Debbie C.

November 7, 2016

October 15, 2016

September 29, 2016
September 26, 2016


I want to thank you for the wonderful job you and your staff did at Sarah & Kyler's wedding on Saturday at the Longacre House. Everything went off smoothly.  The food was excellent and your staff was very professional and helpful.

Suzy S.
August, 2016
August, 2016
August 17, 2016

August 9, 2016

Hi Laurie!

I hope you're having a great summer so far. 

Timing got away from me and with Grace's early arrival, and I never had the chance to say thank you for coordinating and catering such a beautiful shower to celebrate our special time. The food was amazing and everyone that works with you was wonderful. I know my Mom got a ton of compliments on everything and I wanted to be sure you knew that we are so appreciative of how accommodating you were during the process. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

I hope Grace and I get to see you soon! :)

July 31, 2016


We had a lovely retirement party yesterday.  The food was delicious; we received so many compliments.  The venue was just right.  The fact that tables weren't crowded was mentioned as a real treat.  Caitlyn and Kyle were fabulous.  Caitlyn was proactive in her willingness to help even serving the plates for the 88 and 90 year olds in the room.  The young men helped us hang 2 banners, as well as loading and unloading supplies from our cars. 

It was always a pleasure to work with you.  I wish you continued fortune in your business.

Thanks for making it special!
July 30, 2016

Hi Laurie - a HUGE note of thanks for all that you and your staff did to make our anniversary celebration sooooo memorable - even sent rain (but no storms causing power outage), which kept everyone tucked in TOGETHER inside AND clouds kept temps down so inside didn't get too hot - especially in porch area.  Rain-free weather after the brunch gave people a chance to go outside, take pics and walk around.   Food was excellent - MANY commented on it - good menu for a warm day...I would choose the same menu again - people especially liked the "individual" quiches.   Library was great spot for the kids/cartoons/table for art projects.    Thomas played the piano as background music for the gathering time.  Liked the simply elegant roses in glasses on table with gold sprayed lemon leaves. Photos and memorabilia table worked so well in the porch area - separate from group yet connected.  Wouldn't have changed a minute EXCEPT I so wished we could have had more time with everyone.  



July 21, 2016

We want to let you know what a joy it was to work with you and your staff!  Cory and Nadiana's wedding and reception was perfect!  We couldn't have asked for an easier person to work with.  We appreciate your time and efforts in helping everything run smoothly.  Longacre is a beautiful setting, and the food was delirious!  We will recommend Gourmet Express to others.

Thanks so much, Laurie!


Backy, Gary, Cory & Nadiana
July 19, 2016


   Thank you so very much for helping us make this such a beautiful experience! Those attending were delighted with the entire event! They raved about the food, the atmosphere, and the setting. Guests loved the French interpretation!
We couldn't have done it without you!! You made it all go so smoothly! Your staff is great, as well.

Thanks, again, Laurie!

Becky and Gary

June 30, 2016

Hi Laurie,

I wanted to tell you that the shower was a success.  I don't have to tell you that any major event requires coordination, support, people, the "right" venue, and great food!  I've managed events in my career and understand what goes on behind the scenes.

All of the above occurred with thanks and gratefulness to you and your team.  I received so many compliments on the food, the excellent staff, and the beautiful venue.  We couldn't have pulled it off without the continuous support of you and your team.

Thanks again for your efforts and support, and please pass on my thanks to your staff who served us during the event.  From set-up to clean-up, they were awesome and were complimented by many of my guests.

If you are ever in need of a recommendation, please feel free to pass on my name and number! 

All the best!
June 30, 2016

Hi Laurie,
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful event last Saturday!  I received so many compliments on the food; it looked beautiful and tasted great.  Everyone enjoyed the menu (the chicken was a big hit) and also that it was different from usual grad party fare.  The staff did a superb job with setting up, serving, and cleaning up.  It was a great afternoon.  And I was able to enjoy the leftovers for a couple days after too!

I recommend Gourmet Express whenever I can.  You've always come through for us!  See you in 2021! ;0)

Lisa H.
June 13, 2016

Hi Laurie,

I just wanted to tell you how pleased we were with everything your company did to make Allison's graduation party a big success. The food was excellent and there were actual table discussions going on ranking the foods items. It was a real toss between the Ricatta Stuffed Shells and the Portabella Mushroom Ravioli's! And, the staff you provided to assist was the best!

I am sure that I will have catering needs again, and will keep you at the top of the list.

Thanks again.

Janette L.

May 16, 2016

Dear Laurie & Danny,

Thank you so much for all that you did to make our memorial luncheon the great success that it was! Laurie, you were right, you made it look beautiful!!! The food presentation was great!  Had so many compliments on the food!!!  Told them all including CC staff just how great you were to work with too!  

Hope that you are not upset with me for adding some cookies.  I woke up early yesterday in a panic that many of the guests were only coming to the luncheon and there was no dessert.  I sent my cousin to pick some up on her way to the service and I put them on the beverage table.They were looking for a little sweet to go with their coffee!  It was such a cold day that the coffee was a success!  The cookies were definitely not as good as your cookies or brownies.  Thought the drinks and dessert afterwards would work out at my cousin's but this worked out better.  The service went so long that many people couldn't go on for dessert and drinks.  We were at Janette's & Jesse's house.  Don't they have a nice house!!!!

Thanks for letting us take the food home, too.  It was so cold out that it was good in the car during the service!!! So many of the family didn't eat before 1:30 so we put it all out when we got back to the house.  It sure was good!!! We were all starved.  Only had about 25 people go back to the house, mostly cousins and kids!  Gave us a chance to unwind and toast my brother, one last time together.  It was a good day!

I can't thank you enough!  If there is anything that I can do for you, please don't hesitate to call!!!!

May see you at Janette's daughter's graduation on June 11!  Or will be enjoying your great food in a much more relaxed atmosphere!!!  Glad that you two connected on the plane!!!  What a small world!!!  

Thanks again for everything!!!!  You are the best!!!!

May 9, 2016

Hi Missy, Thank you for a "Successful" Bridal Shower! You and your staff did a fantastic job! All positive responses from everyone!   
Sometimes difficult to do with our group!!! Thanks again!!

Denise D.

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April 24, 2016

Dick and I cannot thank you enough for all you did to make Abby and Stas's wedding day magical.  Everyone said how beautiful everything looked and how great the food was.!!!! You always went out of your way to get back with me as fast as you could (which was a lot 😳)
I hope you are enjoying your special day .
Again thank you and I can't wait to treat you to some wine 😉🍷

Dick and Debbie O'Neill

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March 30, 2016

Dear Missy and Staff

Please find a check of $100 as a tip for staff who worked on the Brunner baby shower on Sunday, March 25th.  We received many compliments on the shower.  Especially the salad, the pink lemonade, and the friendly staff.

Thank you so much!

Judy B
January 22, 2016
I just wanted to take a minute today and thank you once again for everything. Our event was everything I dreamt it would be and more! You and your entire staff were friendly, accommodating and spot on with every single detail. 
Several of my guests commented on how delicious the food was. I even had many guests rave about the punch (I have to agree- yum!) Simply amazing from start to finish! 
With all we've had going on over the last several months with our house fire, I was really looking forward to a beautiful day of celebrating our new addition with our family and friends. You and your team made all of my dreams come true! It was just that, a day our family will never forget!!
Thank you again for everything, I will highly recommend you to friends and family in the future. 
With love & gratitude,
Heather, Kevin, Dominick, Madelynn (& baby) Pope  
PS- if at all possible could you pass along the ingredients in the punch? Yum!
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December, 2015
Dear Laurie, Danny, and Crew!
Thank you for another beautiful luncheon at Ace!  You and your staff do such a wonderful job.  Every detail is taken care of so we can visit with customers  And Missy!  She is outstanding.  Really, she is so professional and hard working, yet warm and personal too.
Thank you!  Love that we've been friends and worked together for so many years. 
Happy New Year!
Love Sue and Ron Measel
December 22, 2015

I just want to say thank you for all you did for Ken & Rawan's wedding.  I have had nothing but compliments from the guests: here are a few of what they said.

Food was outstanding
the help was very accommodating
the place was beautiful

Thank you again,

Sylvia Hinzman​

Sent by email
October 14, 2015

Dear Missy,
I just wanted to say thank you again for all of your wonderful hospitality! We received many glowing words of praise on the facility as well as the food! We look forward to our November event, as well as those in the near future!
Please pass along our thanks to all those who helped last night, such a warm and friendly group of people.
Healthy Blessings,
Susan Pontack R.N.
Senior Functional Medicine Consultant
Certified First Line Therapy Lifestyle Educator
Metagenics Midwest -Genetic Potential Through Nutrition

Sent by email

August 11, 2015

Hi Laurie!

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you so much for the food on Sunday! I knew the chicken salad would be delicious, as always, but the pulled pork was amazing too! I got so many compliments on the food, thank you so much, I really appreciate it! :)

Sent by email

August 4, 2015

Hi Missy,

Thank you so much for all the help, advise, and service that you provided for my daughter's grad party yesterday! Everyone was raving about the food and I think a few if my neighbors will be using your company in the future.

Was it Ashley that served at the function? I know she introduced herself in the beginning but I'm so bad with names. Anyway, she was a pleasure to work with. She was very sweet, polite, and hard working. It was so nice not to worry about whether there was enough food out and things cleaned up so I could enjoy spending time with my guests.

Thank you again,

Sent from my iPhone

July 29, 2015

Hi Missy,

This is a few days late but I finally feel like I am recovering from this weekend! I can’t thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day so perfect! You and your staff were so wonderful from start to finish! All of the decisions we made just came together perfectly! Everything was beautiful and seemed to run really smoothly! If there were any issues, I was not aware and I really appreciate that you all went out of your way to make sure I was as stress-free as possible!

I am so happy you were able to accommodate our dietary restrictions and still make everything taste delicious! We got so many compliments on the food and bar all night! It was certainly the best day I could imagine – I have very high expectations and you surpassed them all! It was great to work with you and I will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for an awesome venue or caterer!

Thank you,
Sent by E-Mail

July 29, 2015

Hi Missy,

I just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful job you did for Kirsten and Merrick's wedding. You made everything so easy for us and everything came together seamlessly. Kirsten and Merrick said that everything was perfect and they were so happy that they chose the Longacre House.

Warm regards,
Sent by E-Mail

June 22, 2015


You are amazing! Our wedding was wonderful! Our family and friends said it was the best wedding they have ever attended! They raved about the food! Service was wonderful!!!!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts❤️

Sandy and Joe
Sent from my iPad 
April 12, 2015

Just wanted to say thanks!! I didn't get a chance to say good bye. EVERYTHING was perfect and I wouldn't have changed a thing. You are the best!! Xoxo 

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April 25, 2015

I found the glass. It was in the bag with decorations so no need to search for it. Thank you so much for everything!!! We will never forget you!!! You are amazing!

Emily M. 
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April 4, 2015

Thank you very much Anne, Laurie and all your staff! With your help we had a very successful event and we are looking forward to many more.

Just one note, one guest of ours lost his 'fit bit' - the wrist watch looking activity tracker. Please let me know if someone finds it.

Thanks again.


Saurabh K.

April 26, 2015

Thank you so much for a lovely afternoon. Everything was perfect, the room set up, the punch and fabulous salad. Waitstaff was great. 

Thank you again. 

Sent from my iPhone

April 2015

Hi Laurie and Danny,

So sorry this note is as late as it is!! We want to thank you for yet another awesome luncheon for our customers! Everyone is always so complimentary of the food. The presentation is lovely and of course, Missy does a fabulous job! Thank you again and a very Happy New Year to all of you at Gourmet Express.

Thank You,

Sue Measel
Novi MI 48375

December, 2014

Dear Danny and Laurie,
I can't thank you enough for all your help with my party - We really appreciate it. A little extra for the Santa.


June, 2014

Dear Laurie,

The compliments on the food were nonstop. Kelly and Tiffany were efficient and so accommodating.

Thank you for providing a delicious lunch along with an abundance of good energy.


Anne Marie Kurzynuc
Maggie and Angelo's shower


We would really like to thank you again for making our day so special. Just typing this email, I still get tears in my eyes and goosebumps thinking of the lifetime memories you made possible for ourselves, families, and friends. I received many raves of how great the food and services were on our wedding night.

I am so sad that this moment is over, many girls tell me they would never plan a wedding again but I would do it over and over again with you by my side :)

We appreciate everything you did to help our dreams become reality.

With all our love,

Ray & Katie

Dear Laurie,

I can't thank you enough for making our day so special. Every detail was perfectand you were so helpful in every way possible. I had no bride bone in me and you made sure everything turned out TOP DRAWER! For me that's unforgettable. Your staff, once again, is exceptional! Thank you again,

Robin and Gary

P.S. The food was incredible!!

June, 2014

Thank you so much for putting together such a nice party last night - it was full of funny and touching moments that I will always remember.You had an absolutely perfect balance, too, of food (the ice cream bar wasbrilliant), drinks, and talk.

I know itwas a hard time to pull it off, with so manyevents going on. I really appreciate all your efforts to give me such a sweet was great.

My head ispaying today for the Purple Rains, but it was worth it!

Fancy Nancy

June, 2014


Thank you so much for a beautiful wedding shower for Stephanie. It was so lovely and everyone enjoyed the wonderful cuisine. I feel blessed to work with you.



January, 2014

Dear Missy-

We just want to tell you thank you for the wonderful job you did on our wedding. We were happy beyond expectations. Everything was perfect and you were wonderful to work with. You attended to every detail and the food was absolutely delicious. We would highly recommend Longacre House and Gourmet Express for any occasion.

Janet and Gary Muir

May, 2014

Dear, dear Missy,

I have no words to describe how pleased I was with Gourmet Express, Longacre House, but mostly YOU!!! From talking me off the ledge several times, being able to understand our vision for the wedding and decorating, to accommodating our wine needs, anticipating the guests, and our needs, and responding positively and immediately to any and all requests, the day was beyond my wildest dreams. The glitches were few and minor and unknown to anyone but Piper and me.

So many people had such wonderful things to say about the food, (mushroom ravioli and beef especially!), venue, decorations, ceremony, reception, Tiger room, etc. that I couldn't keep track! Several friends texted me on the way home to compliment me, and my phone was ringing and buzzing the next day as well! The compliments & positive comments on facebook and email continue as well.

I didn't expect to enjoy the wedding, thinking I would have to put out fires, handle demands or complaints, but there were none as you anticipated everything in advance and responded immediately to my only two requests of turning down the lights and moving the two tables so we could be dancing fools!!! lol! You my dear are a gem and so talented at what you do in leading the team. Please thank Alicia and the others as well-amazing group!!! Tell the blond gal I will definitely decorate for her wedding! :)

Hope you had a few days break from crazy brides and moms!!! I am off work until tomorrow. Slowly unpacking/repacking the decorations and wedding stuff. (Know anyone who needs an inexpensive decorator?) Feeling a little out of shorts missing my daughter and people in general, after all that wedding hullabaloo. Read three magazines-rediscovering free time!

Enjoy the grandbabies and hope we keep in touch!



Laurie and Danny,

Many, many thanks to you both for the absolutely beautiful job you did for our wedding reception. Everything turned out better than we ever expected. Your presentation was spectacular- considering what you had to work with- and the food was perfect. We received MANY compliments. The servers did an AWESOME job as well- we almost forgot to tip them and we felt horrible, but it was taken care of.

We will recommend Gourmet Express in the future. Thanks again for everything!!

Take care,

Sarah and Dave Pooler


I can't tell you how wonderful it is to work with you! You are the best! Thank you for the referrals!

Denise Tucker

Dear Laurie, Danny, Jeannie, and all the people from Gourmet Express Catering,

I cannot begin to express my enormous thanks to you for such an exquisite evening for our Brain Tumor Benefit. Each of you went out of your way to see to it that everything was perfect. You take pride in your work, from your food, to your presentation, to your warmth and kindness you show to the guests. I had many people ask me who the caterer was and WHERE did I find her!

When we began to organize this event, the hall and caterer were the first items on our list.The caterer was my department. I was apprehensive about this responsibility until I met Laurie and Danny. I immediately took to your warm and friendly personalities. I loved the way you "took charge" and had an incredible confidence and a very reassuring manner.

Then, I tasted Danny's food. That's all it took, and I knew that I had met our guardian angels for this dinner.

Thank you for guiding us to a beautiful and elegant evening. Our dear friend deserved such an evening and we thank you so very much.


Sue Measel


August, 2013


Thank you for all of your help and hand holding on the way to our big day.

You were absolutely wonderful to work with and the entire experience with Gourmet Express was fantastic. Thank you again- all the best to your family.

Love always,

Kerry and Kyle


Laurie, Danny, and Crew,

Thank you SO MUCH for catering our wedding party. You have been a pleasure to work with- professional and accommodating every step of the way. You helped make our day a memorable one.

John and Pieru

December, 2013


Thanks again for everything! Everyone LOVED IT! Your staff was just AWESOME! Such professional, nice people!

You may be getting a call from our director of communications. The head of all sales for the company tried the lasagna and raved and raved and raved about it!I am thinking you will get a few calls from people.

Should we need you again next year, I will be on the phone for sure!Thanks again and hope you have a wonderful holiday season

Best regards,

Jill Masters

September, 2011

Hi Lori,

Barbara and I want to thank you for helping us along during the wedding process. The food and the service was great. Having a professional like you and your staff to make things go along smoothly was excellent. Long Acre House is to be commended as well.

Thanks again,

Jim and Barbara


Dan, Laurie, and Heather,

Thank you very much for a fabulous evening. The meal was delicious and your presentation superb! You are a truly professional team! Thank you again,

The Lucas'

September, 2011


I wanted to tell you that everything for the shower exceeded our expectations! Our guests were very, very impressed!



Just a quick note to say "Thank you" for the wonderful food and service you provided for our daughter's engagement party. Everyone commented on, and enjoyed the excellent meal.


Sharon Millgard

Dear Laurie,

Words and feelings are hard to put into words sometimes. So go right to the point! Thanks for your wonderful willingness to "feed" our ladies on Saturday.

It would have done your heart good to be a snowman or a bird on our tables to hear the comments during lunch. One I heard over and over was "Whose recipe is this?" They would have written it on a paper napkin just to be sure they had it.

Your estimation of quantity was excellent. So many times we have too much or too little of something. Not thecase this year.

Your presentation added the finishing touch.

Your willingness to come when we needed you, to help us keep the food hot, how to dish it out, to come back and clean up on our time frame. What can I say? Outstanding! Thanks a million.


Ann Rice
HolyFamily Church

12 2013


December, 2013

Hi Laurie and Danny,

Thanks so much for another beautiful event for us at Ace Cutting!! It was fabulous and of course Missy did an outstanding job. With all that we do at the holidays, both business wise and personally, it's so good to know that this party will be a wonderful event with very little effort on our part. You take care of all the important details and it's so appreciated. You have an awesome company and we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Maybe I'll be able to share news of a grand child next year too!!

Thanks again!!

Sue and Ron

February, 2013

Hi Laurie and Team,

I am sorry for the delay in this note - but the next day after our 1/26 baby shower - I had to head to Lexington, KY for work.

I am writing becauseI wanted to tell you all, that we could not have been happier. We were so impressed with the food, the people who helped make this celebration perfect and the venue - that I just kept telling everyone I could all about your team.

I have hosted many celebration events in numerous venues and with multiple catering companies. My next event will be with you and any one after that!

If you need a reference, or if it would be helpful for me to leave a review online - PLEASE just let me know. Thank you for making the celebration for Sophia Bell's soon arrival perfect - in every way.

Warm regards,

Marilyn Bell


Laurie and Danny,

Thank you so much for making our day so special. We appreciate everything you did, cake, gifts, hair, room, witnessing and just being great!

Love always,

The new Mrs. Coren and Joe


Dear Laurie and Danny,

Thank you so much for catering our reception! Your staff was great! They were very nice to all of our guests and very efficient. Many of our guests commented on how great the food was and how well-organized everything was. Dave and I are so pleased with everything! If there is anything I can do please let me know and feel free to use us if you need any referrals! We cannot say enough about how great all of you did! Thank you!


Brett and Dave



Oh my goodness! Thank you foreverythingfor my shower! You were amazing as well as your staff! It was great and I can't believe how awesome you made Art and I feel as well as our family and friends! Love you!

-Stephanie and Artur


Laurie and crew,

We can't thank you enough for making our wedding even more special than we hoped for! All of our guests raved about the food (especially the potatoes) and remarked at how friendly everyone was. Missy had my back the entire night and everything moved along beautifully. We couldn't be happier. Many thanks!

Kristin and Gary

Danny, Laurie & Staff,

There are no words to say how awesome of a job you and your staff did for Tina and Lance's wedding. You are very professional but very personal! God Bless all of you!

Thanks so very much!

The Henry & Pearce Family

December, 2012

Hello Alicia, Gourmet Express and Long Acre House staff,

Thank you for organizing our event (Baby shower on December 30, 2012). The setting was beautiful, the food was great, as were the drinks(especially the non-alcoholic punch), and service was great. Everything was perfect. I loved every moment of it.

Our guests had a great time, and we heard a lot of compliments for the venue, food and drinks. Thank you.


Sonia Gupta

April, 2012

Dear Laurie,

Thank you so much for everything. Wedding planning was at times stressful and overwhelming but you were always such a calming force! Right from the very beginning too. After meeting you I told my mom, "I'm so glad to have her on our corner!" I loved the way everything turned out and had so much fun on the wedding day. Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with and helping me bring my ideas to life! I really enjoyed it.

All the best,


April, 2012

Hi Laurie,

Thank you for all of your help and the wonderful service. I apologize that we were “having a moment” during setup and I did not really get to speak with you and thank you personally. The clients loved the food – many asked who the caterer was. I gave them your name of course! Please thank the chef also – the gluten free items were wonderful. I had not eaten all day and I appreciated being able to eat!

Again, many thanks!


April, 2011

Hi Laurie-

I just had to send you a note telling you what a success the shower was on Saturday!! The food was phenomenal and everybody had such good things to say about the meal. Your staff did such a terrific job! They were all extremely nice and very friendly and accommodating with our guests.When we arrived at 11:30, the room looked so nice and everything was ready for us to be able to set up the centerpieces and decorate. We were so surprised by all the extra touches that your company provided. I wasn't expecting the wait staff to pass trays of wine and when they did, that really made our social hour at the beginning so much fun because it got people up and talking over a glass of wine. Also, it was so nice tohave a person manning the cake table and helping our guests get dessert. We did not have to worry about one thing while we there, your staff took care of everything. We were extremely impressed with the event and I would highly recommend the Longacre House and Gourmet Express to anyone!

Thank you so much for making Lauren & Joe's shower so wonderful!




Dear Mr. Mayor,

Recently I had an occasion arise for which I had no prior experience.

Good luck lead me to look into the Longacre House which again lead me to Alicia Spurgeon and Gourmet Express Catering.

The date of September 15 was reserved for me by Longacre staff and all the details concerning the use of the room were concluded simply.

Alicia Spurgeon was my contact with Gourmet Express. She was thorough and helpful beyond description. The event went off as planned and everyone had a good time.

A minor problem was reviewed and settled quickly and most fairly by Alicia and her management.

Thank you for having the wisdom to keep such fine people around Farmington Hills Special Services.

Best Regards,

Hugh MacLennan

April, 2011

Hi Laurie,

Everything was perfect today. The room was bright and cheery and the food was outstanding. Everyone commented on the great service.

Your staff was very pleasant and very accommodating even when we had to add another lunch at the last minute. Service was great!

I am sure you know that one of our members, Phyllis, had a medicalemergency and Gloria was so helpful.. She not only recognized that the member was in some kind of distress but also alerted us to thesituation. Both servers were very concerned and helped us make Phyllis comfortable while waiting forEMS. Even though the medical event was not expected everyone commented how much they enjoyed the event. Thanks for everything.



March, 2012

Laurie & Staff,

Angela's bridal shower at the Longacre House was everything we imagined. Such a beautiful setting, excellent food and superb service. Your planning skills were much appreciated and your staff was exactly as you promised - professional, friendly and efficient. We would highly recommend the location and your services for others considering hosting an event at the Longacre House.

Linda, Cindy & Angela

February, 2012


Everything about the bridal shower for my son’s fiancé was perfect! The food was fantastic, along with the beautiful Longacre House setting. We received numerous complements from our guests, and statements that the shower was one of the nicest they had attended. The staff was so accommodating and went out of their way to ensure everyone had what they needed. Missy was wonderful to work with.

I am so glad you suggested the pink sashes with the long tablecloths and the table layout. The room was beautiful. I can’t thank you enough for making the shower such a memorable event for our family. We will definitely contact you for our next event!



July, 2011

Laurie & Crew,

Thank you once again for making my Teleflora Unit, as well as myself, look so good with the fabulous food dishes Gourmet Express supplied for "Make Someone Smile.”Greatly appreciated by all.You’re the Best!


President, Teleflora

September, 2011

Hey Alicia,

We just wanted to say thank you for making our day so lovely. We enjoyed every minute and will remember everything for years to come. Best of luck to you and if we ever need catering again, I’ll be sure to give you a call!

Beth and Tony


Dear Laurie,

Kate’s Bridal Shower was Perfect!The venue was beautiful and the luncheon was superb.We appreciate the expert planning and assistance that you offered.Special Kudos to the Wait Staff; they were friendly, helpful, and professional.

If you ever want a glowing recommendation, give us a call.

Bobbie & Kate

Laurie and all thefabulouspeople at Gourmet Express Catering

THANKYOUso much for making my bridal shower adreamcometrue.Your staff was just as amazing as the food.So many of my guests told me multiple times how much theyLOVEDthe food and how beautiful the house was.It wouldn’t have been a success without you.I hope to work with you again in the near future.


Sarah & Brandon

Laurie & Crew,

A Million Thank Yous for one of the most Beautiful nights of my career! My crew made my shop incredible and your awesome food and staff made the evening a complete smash!! This thank you is long overdue but clients are still talking about it!!

You're awesome,


January, 2011

Laurie -

Just wanted to thank you again for all of your ideas and assistance in making our baby shower a success. The food was delicious, and all of the people working today were friendly and professional. The setting was perfect, and it seemed that every detail had been looked after. It was a pleasure getting to know you, and I hope to share another event with you sometime in the future!


December, 2010

Dear Laurie,

Happy Holidays to you as well.

I was just about to write you and let you know that everything was wonderful. We had more than enough food so I parceled some of it out to family. They were delighted.

Can't thank you enough for all of your help putting the menu together. Everyone was so happy with the display of choices and the veggies were delish and crunchy. Just the way veggies should be. The Ham was exceptional and I will continue to finish it up this week. Plus the mustard sauce is awesome. Perfect in a sandwich.......Oh, the potatoes were excellent with the cheese sauce. Wish I could cook like that......

The word has been passed around our Library. I made sure that everyone knew just where I catered my Christmas dinner. Many thanks again for making my job a lot easier.



December, 2010

Gourmet Express Catering and Event Planning Group
Attn: Alicia Spurgeon
650 N.Lafayette
South Lyon,MI, 48178

On behalf of Community Network Services, Activities Committee and our guests, we would like to thank you and your staff on a job well done.You met all of our expectations throughout the process.Communication and response time was excellent.Your willingness to make adjustments to accommodate our needs during the event was especially gracious and understanding.We were particularly pleased that the buffet service went so smoothly and the food was well prepared and nicely presented.

Thank you, for helping to make our event a rousing success.


Terrance Thomas,
Community Network Services
Activities Committee

December, 2010

We had successful events last 2 Saturdays for IACA & UPAD. It would not have been possible without the tremendous help and support form all of you.

I sincerely appreciate all the help!

Thanks again!!



October 2, 2010

Dear Laurie & staff ~

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with our wedding at Longacre House on 10/2/10.The house looked beautiful, the food was delicious, and our gests had many good things to say about both your staff and the food.The day could not have gone better and we appreciate your constant help through the entire process.

Thank you so much!

Maria & Jason

November, 2010

Just a note to say thank you so much for making the baby shower a wonderful day….everything was perfect….the punch and the food were a big hit and I am so glad we chose the items we did…. I will always think of you if ever I have another event to host….thanks again Laurie….everyone was so nice and made the day extra special…




October, 2010

Dear Laurie,

This 90th blast has been a fabulous whirlwind!!! To be in my memory book.  The food was given an A+ by the friends, relatives, and neighbors – “delicious” and beautiful presentation. 

My special diet was perfect –

I have received many notes of appreciation and “Bravo’s” for the 90th Birthday Party.

Deep appreciation. Gratefully,

 “Tiger Marge”


Thanks so much for the wonderful gift of a perfect wedding!!We had the best day.The food, the house and the team was so wonderful!We can’t thank you enough for your kindness and caring.You are all awesome!


Glenn & Beth


Dear Laurie and Danny,

We can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you did in taking care of Paul for us.

When I went to the funeral home last night he told me how nice everything was (and what nice folks you are!)

Thank you for fitting us in your busy schedule. I know it was short notice.

Fame Industries


August, 2010

Dear Alicia,

Thank you for coordinating Kelly’s wedding on Friday, July 30th, with such expertise!I was extremely impressed with your ability to handle the “no children allowed” with such delicacy and follow-through.(Which shows outstanding leadership qualities.)

Also the guests raved about how great the food was as well as the efficiency of the wait staff.

In the future, any events for myself or any ofmy friends I would not hesitate to recommend you as the coordinator.

Thank you for an outstanding event.I couldn’t have done it without you!


Sandy & Paul

July, 2010

Hey Alicia!

Kim and I just got back from Key West, and are finally settling back into some form of “normalcy” again. We wanted to take a moment to thank you and the staff at the Longacre House for our amazing day.

The compliments on the venue, the food and the service were non-stop form our guests, and of course Kim and I are grateful for all of your help with everything that you personally did for us over the past 5 months.

Even though the day is over, the memories will be with us forever.

If you could…can you please forward our comments on the Chris at the Longacre House too? She was terrific to work with !

Thanks again!


Laurie –

Thank you so much for all of your help in planning Keith’s party.You made it so easy for me to actually enjoy both the planning and the party.Thanks to your staff as well for this special day.


Dear Chef,

A sincere note of appreciation for your professionalism and talented skills at Tess’ grad party.We had so many compliments on the food and the smooth management of the entire evening.We thank you for helping make this a day we will always remember.


Dear Laurie,

I am writing to express my extreme gratitude to you and your staff for working with us to provide a memorable retirement reception for our employees on Thursday, June 3.

As you know, in order to save costs to the District, we had to change our whole retirement event with very little lead time.From our first phone call to you, you put our minds at ease.Your provided suggestions on how the event couldbe organized including having a cash bar available and menu choices which would please our guests.

I cannot thank you enough for your help and your insight, as well as the quality and professionalism of your staff.Everyone involved worked to make our event a success.The food received rave review and the presentation added the touch of class that we wanted.

We look forward to our next event working with you and your team.


Diane Bauman, APR
Director, School Community Relations
Farmington Public Schools


Dear Laurie,

Thank you so much for everything you did to make Dave and my wedding so perfect!It was everything I hoped for and more!So many of our family and friends have said that it was the nicest wedding they’ve ever been to and that is in large part due to all of your hard work.

Thank you again for being a part of the best day of my life!

Kathryn & Dave

Dear Laurie and Dan,

Thank-you so much for your kind donation of food for the Gala at this year's Festival of the Arts. It was greatly appreciated. ALL the food was fabulous and was certainly the hit of the evening! You guys are always so great to work with! Thanks again for helping to make the evening such a smashing success.


Robb Clarkson

Laurie and Dan,

Thank you so much for the excellent job you did for Sherry's Bridal Shower on 10-23-00. Everyone complimented the food and food service. I was very pleased and the clean-up made it perfect. Thank you for all your coordinating efforts that enabled me to enjoy her day instead of just work it.


Colleen Soenen and Sherry

Dear Laurie:

Thanks to all your staff for making my Dad's 75th birthday party a memorable day!

I have received numerous calls and notes commenting on how delicious the food was and how elegantlythe food and pastries were arranged. Presentation is everything... and it really did look magnificent... thank you!

I am enclosing a picture, although it does not do justiceto the great job you did. I have already given your name to two people who are interested in planning a party!

I look forward to working with you again on another party!


Susan Vettraino 


The day was perfect!After all the planning & wondering it was exactly what I wanted!No one ever could have guessed your staff had never switched a room like that!You and your staff are both so professional and easy to work with.Thanks so much for the perfect day!

Amy & John

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