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Food is our common ground – a universal experience.

Guided by a passion for art, Ryke’s Catering specializes in creating personalized experiences centered around uniquely prepared foods for a variety of events including weddings, intimate dining, corporate functions, and themed events. We take a personal approach guiding you through each step to build the type of event you are looking for.

Ryke’s is perfect for all your catering needs. Whether you are entertaining eight or eight hundred, the Ryke’s Catering team can make your event everything you want it to be with versatile menus to meet your approval and budget. Take a look at our gallery to see some of the cuisine we’ve prepared for various events.

Ryke's Catering

Deposit & Timeline:

  • 25% of your estimated event total will secure your event.
  • 30 days prior to your event, your Catering Planning Questionnaire is due.
  • 14 days prior to your event your final guest count is due.
  • 7 – 10 days prior to your event your final payment is due.

Call to set up a consultation: (231) 726-2253 ext. 26

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What is the best way to contact you with questions or to place an order with you?

Email – catering@rykes.com – is always best, as our chefs are frequently on the phones, producing for events, or off property, setting up and running events. Through email, we can ensure that your questions will be responded to in a timely fashion, as they can be handled when the chefs are available. Calls are also welcome. The Bakery is open from 7am - 5pm Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 7:00am - 3:00pm, and closed on Sunday. If a chef is unavailable to take your call, please leave a message.

How far in advance should I place my catering order?

Michigan’s “event” season begins May 1st and ends January 1st. If your event is planned during this time period, the more notice you can provide, the better. We typically start booking Saturday events during this time period a year to a year and a half in advance.  Events are booked on a first come first served basis, so plan early.

We can accommodate more limited menus for boxed or catered lunches with a minimum of 48 hours notice or the café menu is always available. Again, the earlier we are contacted, the better able we are to accommodate your specific menu requirements.

Do you require payment or a deposit at the time of order?

Yes, we do require a deposit to secure your event date. Deposits vary depending on the size and scope of your event. Your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

We accept all major credit cards but offer a discount for cash or checks. ALL quotes are based on payment with cash, check, or cashier’s check. The non-discounted price for credit or debit cards is an additional 3%.

When is my final balance due?

We will finalize your menu and review the event plan 30 days before your event. Your final guest count is requested 14 days before your event, and your final payment is due 7 days prior to your event. Your event cost is based on payment with cash, check, or cashier’s check. Credit or debit cards will be charged an additional 3%.

When is my final guest count due?

A  table layout and the Event Timing Worksheet must be received 14 days prior to your event. Final count is due 14 days before your event.

Your final payment is due 7 days prior to the event.  We are always able to increase your guest count at this time, but unable to decrease your count due to products that have been ordered.

Do you offer tastings?

Yes, we offer tastings by appointment. The tasting consists of a variety of salads and appetizers that are offered in our café on a daily basis. The intent of the tasting is to give you a taste of how we use flavors to create a fabulous menu for you. The tasting is NOT designed for you to actually try out the menu you are planning for your event. Handling tastings this way enables you to get a feel for what we do and it enables us to keep prices lower for your event.

Do you create custom menus?

Yes, please contact our Catering Manager, Kelli Smith, at catering@rykes.com to specifically design a menu that’s right for you.

Do you offer discounts if we purchase our cake and catering through Ryke’s?

We offer complimentary delivery of the wedding cake if both the catering and cake is purchased from Ryke’s. (Up to a $50 value). Also, a discount on cake cutting services.

Do you offer vegetarian/vegan options?

Yes, we offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.

Do you charge cake-cutting fees?

We offer cake-cutting as an option at $1.50 per serving. The $1.50 covers the cost of the plates, napkins, forks, servers, etc. If you choose to cut the cake yourself, you will also need to provide the plates, forks, napkins, etc.

Can you provide tables, chairs, linens and other rental items?

We offer white table linens. Ask for referrals to provide additional rental services.

For corporate catering, do you accommodate last minute orders?

Due to COVID, we may not be able to accommodate last minute order.

We prefer 48 hours notice for all orders to ensure product availability. However, we will always do our best to accommodate last minute orders, so please contact us.

How do I place my order?
  • Call the bakery during business hours:
    • Muskegon location Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm and Saturdays, 7:00am-3:00pm.
    • Grand Haven location Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays, 7:00am-3:00pm.
    • Holland locations Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays, 7:00am-3:00pm.
  • Full payment is required at the time of order. We do not accept EBT
  • 72 hour notice is requested for all special orders
  • Approval of product is requested at pick up. We are happy to fix anything you are not satisfied with, while at the bakery.
Can I place my order online?

Yes! Please visit https://rykes.bakesmart.com to place an order with our standard designs.

To place a custom cake order for pickup at our Muskegon location, please call us at 231-726-2253.

To place a custom cake order for pickup at our Grand Haven location, please call us at 616-414-7438.

To place a custom cake order for pickup at our Holland location, please call us at 616-298-7002.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Do you require payment or a deposit at the time of order?

Yes, we do ask for full payment at the time of order. We started asking for pre-payment because of the number of orders placed and never picked up. We ask for payment regardless of the quantity ordered. We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks.

How far in advance should I place my order?

During the holidays, graduation season, or for large orders, we love at least a two-week notice but feel free to call, and we will see how we can accommodate you if you need something sooner. For smaller orders during the off-season, just let us know within a one-week to 72 hours before pick up, and we’ll have your order ready for you!

What if I need to change my order or cancel my cake?

Changes to your order or cancellations will be honored at no charge up to one week prior (7 days) to the scheduled pick-up date. If less than one week's notice is given there will be an additional charge for changes to the design, cake sizes, or cancellations. If the cake has been completed, we will not be able to cancel the order.

Do you require a minimum order on bakery items?

It depends on what you’re ordering. If it’s something we carry in the store regularly, there are no minimum orders. If it’s for cupcakes, loaves of bread, rolls, or other products made to order or only carried during the holidays, a minimum quantity order will apply as we sell by the batch to minimize waste.

Do you offer quantity discounts?

Yes, we offer a $14 dozen doughnut deal every day. We do not offer quantity discounts on decorated products (cupcakes, pastries, decorated cookies, etc.) because of the time involved to produce.

My grandmother had a great recipe…can you make that?

As much as we would love to accommodate every request, however, we are producing 50-gallon batches, which is enough to make 100 cakes! We don’t have equipment small enough to make a single cake.

Can you put “pictures” on cakes?

Yes, we can. Please give us one week to process your image. You are welcome to drop the image off to us or e-mail the image to us at: info@rykes.com

If you are pulling images from the internet, keep in mind that we are subject to copyright law, so we’ll need written permission from the owner of that image to reproduce it for you on your cake.

Any picture provided must be in JPEG format.

I saw this cute Minnie Mouse cake online, can you make it for me?

At Ryke's Bakery, we respect the intellectual property rights of others and do not produce trademarked items such as Disney characters, college logos, company logos, or other copyrighted characters from TV shows and movies without written permission from the copyright or trademark owner. Keep in mind that when you see these types of cakes online, they are typically made by hobby bakers for personal use and not for sale to the public. We will only generate revenue from someone else's intellectual property with written permission.

However, we do offer a variety of licensed toys that can be placed on your cake, and we have obtained permission from many West Michigan high schools and colleges to reproduce their logos on our cakes. Please check out our list of licensed kits and logos. If you don't see what you're looking for, please contact the company directly and request written permission. Then, send the written permission and the approved item in JPEG format to info@rykes.com, and please include your name and event date in the subject line of the e-mail.

Do you make Sugar-Free or Gluten-Free baked goods or cakes?

In summary, we offer flourless cakes for those with mild allergies or dietary restrictions, but we are not a certified gluten-free bakery and cannot guarantee that our products are free from cross-contamination. We do not currently make sugar-free products due to limited demand and production limitations.

Do you use nuts in your products?

Some of our products, like our carrot cake and sweet bread, contain nuts, and all of our baked goods are baked in the same facility and may not be suitable for individuals with nut allergies.

What is your return policy?

At Ryke's Bakery, we ensure customer satisfaction by requiring approval of all orders at the time of pick-up. Unfortunately, our products are perishable and thus we cannot accept returns or issue refunds. If you have any issues with your purchase, please reach out to the bakery location where the order was received within 24 hours of your purchase and we will work to resolve your concern.

Can you make me an adult-themed cake for my bachelor/bachelorette party?

We do offer cakes to fit your theme but they have to keep there clothing on..