The Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility is located in the Downtown Pontiac Entertainment District in a historical landmark. Built in 1923 as the Masonic Temple Lodge No. 21 by European artisans and tradesman to resemble fine Royal Palaces from centuries ago. Traveling Chef Catering bought this neglected building from the City of Pontiac in 1997. The intricate craftsmanship of fine details has been restored to the original grandeur. Truly, making the Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility a unique experience and unlike any other venue! Certainly a hidden gem in Oakland County, Michigan!
The Lafayette Grande is registered with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Michigan State Historical Preservation Offices. With the turn of the new century, Traveling Chef Catering has taken The Lafayette Grande to new heights by blending modernized facilities with old-world charm, now able to serve you in our fascinating building and surround you with its grande splendor. Catering unforgettable wedding receptions, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, banquets, celebration events and fundraisers
Since 1977, Traveling Chef Catering has provided quality off-premise catering for a variety of events, both private and corporate in the Detroit Metro Area. We are one of the few caterers around who offers such an unlimited menu based on ideas and experiences from around the country. We are always generating new ideas, themes, and menus to make your party the topic of conversation for weeks, months and years to follow. Call us for your next event to explore the wide world of entertaining!
We invite you to tour our beautiful building! We have multiple halls to accommodate your needs. Every ballroom is unique and charismatic. The Lafayette Room will accommodate up to 200 guests. The elegant Grande Ballroom will accommodate up to 500 guests. The Crystal Ballroom will not only accommodate 350 guests, but will also take you back to days of the "Roaring Twenties!" With a "Speak Easy" atmosphere our Martini Lounge will accommodate parties of 50 or more. The newest addition to the Lafayette Grande is the Wine Cellar, accommodates 100 or more guests.
At the Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility, we take pleasure in providing delicious, fresh, quality food at a reasonable per person price! We believe the cooked from scratch old fashion way, is the best way! Even the salad dressings are made fresh! Our produce and meats are bought weekly from the Eastern Market in Detroit.
Some of the best compliments we receive are "This is 10 times better than wedding food!" or "Can't believe the classic ambiance from the past. This is a hidden gem!" Please call us for a tour, we are excited to show the building to anyone interested in planning an event. Have a "Grande" day!
Contact us to plan your special event or if you are interested in a tour!