TheBetter Experience

Premier Catering in the South Bend Area
Indulge your guests with remarkable, delicious food, an award-winning wine list and strikingly competent service — all which meet unexpected standards.

LaSalle Catering mirrors LaSalle Grill’s more than 25 years of exquisite American contemporary dining. Proprietor Mark McDonnell blends this same ambition for service excellence into LaSalle Catering events throughout the greater Michiana area, including South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, and southwestern Michigan. Our Director of Catering, Laurel Marnocha, adds her niche for guiding clients through the selection process with sensitivity to menu preferences and budget. Together, the LaSalle Catering team’s passion for fresh, locally procured and sustainable menus will suit your guests, your venue and your vision.

In our industry, there is no higher standard. LaSalle Catering is the outreach of LaSalle Grill, continuing the unwavering consistency of our consecutive 22-year designation as a coveted Four Diamond restaurant.

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  • LaSalle Catering made our annual shareholders meeting a total success. The food and staff were amazing.
    Bob Ullery
  • I'm blown away by the quality of service we received from LaSalle Catering. Our event was a total success.
    Lisa Farrell
 

PreferredCaterer

Of the University of Notre Dame
We are proud to be a preferred caterer for the University of Notre Dame, a partnership that allows us to bring our commitment to distinction to another tier of the South Bend area’s finest venues.

With distinction comes exclusivity. We do limit the number of weekend events to assure the quality of product and availability of our own trained staff. Please contact us early in your planning process!

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DreamWeddings

You have a dream. We can capture it.
Throw a wedding and look like a rock star! You’ll be admired for your party-planning panache. Whether your ideas are already “pinned” down or if you are looking to put it all together, we’ll help orchestrate a day that is unique, memorable and most unmistakably “you.”

For the bride and groom, count on our imagination to help your dream-come-true day match your couple style and flare for cuisine and libations. For parents and planners, our goal is to deliver a well-planned, detail-accomplished and worry-free day of celebration.

With distinction comes exclusivity. We do limit the number of weekend events to assure the quality of product and availability of our own trained staff. Please contact us early in your planning process!

Beyond the Menu

LaSalle Catering has great working relationships with a variety of favorite and unique local venues. We work closely with wedding planners or venue liaisons throughout the greater Michiana area, including South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, and southwestern Michigan, to determine your celebration needs for staffing and service that will help make your wedding day one of joy and relaxation…and a bit of pride!

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MemorableMeetings

A seamless melding of work and nourishment
Corporate and networking meetings are where delicious and inspiring must come to terms with efficiency and logistics. We have you covered. Tap into our experience; catering venues throughout the greater Michiana area includes South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart and southern Michigan.

Talk to us about:
  • Corporate or business meeting
  • Networking event
  • Fundraiser
  • Grand Opening
  • Celebration Dinner
  • Corporate Retreat
  • Gala
  • Convention
  • Event logistics
  • Technical equipment
  • Valet parking
  • Photographers
  • Entertainment and special activities
  • Scheduling your venue
  • Planning menu tastings with the chefs and sommelier

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SpecialEvents

Every event is a special event
LaSalle Catering takes an intuitive approach to making your vision a reality. We have catering experience and venue relationships throughout the region, from South Bend and Mishawaka to Elkhart and Goshen or southwestern Michigan. As for your event type, we embrace them all:

  • Weddings and rehearsals
  • Social gatherings
  • Wedding and baby showers
  • Bat/bar mitzvahs
  • Reunions
  • Tailgates
  • Fundraisers
  • Meetings
  • And much, much more…

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.South Bend Area Venues

 

LaSalle Grill

Our downtown South Bend location offers a variety of areas for special occasions. Our large private dining room can accommodate up to 80 people for a cocktail reception or sit-down dinner, while the Boardroom is suited for more intimate events up to 26 guests. Or, book our entire facility. Visit LasalleGrill.com


University of Notre Dame

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, the University of Notre Dame offers a host of venue options for groups of all sizes. Explore the grandeur of this historic campus while hosting groups from 10 to 1,000 in beautiful spaces ranging from our dining halls and private clubs to the Visitor Center, Monogram room and more. Visit venue.nd.edu


The Homestead 1835

The rustic warmth of The Homestead 1835 is more than a wedding venue – it’s an experience sure to stay with you and your guests long after the bouquet has been tossed. Visit homesteadevents.com


The Morris Estate

Life is full of celebration. At The Morris Estate we specialize in bringing families and friends together to create memories during those celebrations. Weddings, birthdays, graduations, funerals, holidays— can be a time to reconnect, remember and rejoice! Let The Morris Estate provide an amazing setting for your gathering while our experienced staff tends to the important details. Just enjoy the moment! Visit TheMorrisEstate.com


The History Museum

Our downtown South Bend location offers a variety of areas for special occasions. Our large private dining room can accommodate up to 80 people for a cocktail reception or sit-down dinner, while the Boardroom is suited for more intimate events up to 26 guests. Or, book our entire facility. Visit historymuseumsb.org


The Brick

The Brick is like no other venue in South Bend. Set in a beautifully renovated warehouse overlooking the St. Joseph River, the Brick offers 5,000 square feet of open event space, an outdoor patio and art deco-style bar that add urban elegance to events of all types and sizes.

Visit thebrick.net


Studebaker National Museum

A distinctive setting for business or private events, the Museum can accommodate small groups and large, sit-down dinners for up to 300 guests.

Visit studebakermuseum.org


Oliver Gardens

The Historic Oliver Gardens at The History Museum are an elegant location for private celebrations such as weddings, wedding receptions, and garden parties. Whether for a small gathering of 20 or a large party of 250, the Historic Oliver Gardens is a venue that is perfect for your event.

Visit historymuseumsb.org


Your Venue

We love to get creative! Backyards, corporate tailgates, house parties, on-site business meetings or a special setting for a wedding inspire our team. You choose the venue and we will help give your event a distinctive flare.

 

_Use our experience to create yours

It is never too early to begin learning about your options. Just ask our professionals, they love getting to know clients, their tastes and preferences, and begin to set forth the next steps.
 

Laurel Marnocha
Director of Catering

Tom Sheridan
Executive Chef
LaSalle Hospitality Group

Lisa Sheridan
Pastry Chef

Rob Davidson
Chef de Cuisine

Alyssa Rios / Amber Mayette
Event Coordinators

Mark McDonnell
Proprietor
LaSalle Hospitality Group
 

Menus

 
 

Tastethe difference and know

Inherent within LaSalle Catering is LaSalle Grill’s impeccable reputation for contemporary American cuisine, warm hospitality, and thoughtfully executed, creative cooking. Ours is truly the better experience.

Our versatile catering menu showcases classic favorites and new dishes alike. We work with the best seasonal, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients available.

Pastry Chef Lisa Sheridan and Chef de Cuisine Rob Davidson are on trend and love a good challenge, from delivering a simple lunch to developing a multi-course dinner and libations. Artisanal foods and drinks will be selected and made just for your special event.

LaSalle Catering takes a custom approach to each event, to match elegance, budget, venue and personal style.  With a twist. Pamper your guests with an added touch. Ask about our distinctive

  • Dessert displays
  • Signature cocktails crafted for your event
  • Espresso Coffee Bar (LaSalle catering partners with American Espresso Coffee Bar for any event.)
  • Late night snacks

Contact us with a few details of your event and we’ll put together sample menus for you. Our well-trained, full-service team of chefs, wait staff and bartenders can do as much or as little as you require, from initial event planning all the way to meal cleanup.

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Contact

Ready to learn more? Let us know about your event and our professional planner will contact you.
Please include details about your event such as event type (Wedding, Business, Other), estimated number of guests, preferred venues and any other general ideas, questions or comments you have.