Distinctive Gourmet, a division of Boston Culinary Group, has been providing catering services to the finest convention centers, performing arts theaters, resorts and restaurants across the country for more than 30 years. Our talented culinary team offers tasteful solutions to perfectly fit the unique needs of your event. Our Executive Chef is passionate about food. He uses only the freshest and highest quality ingredients in his innovative creations. Your guests are guaranteed to enjoy sumptuous cuisine with enticing presentations. Please look for his Signature Items on the menus and items that feature farm raised sustainable products from local purveyors.

Whether you are planning an event for 25 or 2,500, our catering menus offer the best of the diverse cuisines and rich cultures indigenous to our region. Our menus have healthy, low-fat and vegetarian alternatives and we welcome your requests for customized menus if you prefer.

“Distinctive Gourmet approached everything with a very positive and cooperative attitude. Made us feel it was all about us.”

Menu Selection
Our menu package features our most popular items. While they are suggestions, we are quite flexible and would be more than happy to plan alternative menus to meet your needs. Distinctive Gourmet sets firm prices 30 days in advance of the event. Quotes given before 30 days of the event are subject to proportionate increases to meet any increased cost existing at the time of the function because of increased cost of merchandise, service labor, or taxes. Distinctive Gourmet shall be granted the right to raise prices or make reasonable menu substitutes to cover such costs. All food and beverage functions are subject to 6% West Virginia State Sales Tax and 20% Service Charge. Please note that the Service Charge is not a gratuity and is not distributed as gratuity to the employees working the meal.

“Everyone was great – the Chef was constantly checking on everything. The quality of food and responsiveness of staff were the most important factors to my event.”

Beverage Service
Distinctive Gourmet is responsible for the administration of the sales and service of alcoholic beverages in accordance with West Virginia Liquor regulations and Laws. Therefore, in compliance with the state law, Distinctive Gourmet must supply all liquor, wine and beer served in the Charleston Civic Center.

“Entire staff is courteous, professional and helpful."

Billing and Deposits
We welcome new accounts and Distinctive Gourmet requires that credit be established with our corporate accounting department. Full payment must be made prior to the day of the function, unless other credit arrangements have been made. In this event, the balance of the account is then due and payable (15) days after receiving the invoice. Company policy requires a deposit equal to 75% of the estimated total at the time the agreement is signed.

“Distinctive Gourmet has a special place in my heart…good food & great service.”

Our standard banquet service is planned for oval tables of eight people. Other service options are available and should be discussed at the time of ordering. China and Glass service is standard on most functions. Distinctive Gourmet reserves the right in determining when paper products will be used. Table linens are included with all meal functions and Distinctive Gourmet will maintain the food tables. If you decide to choose a linen color that we do not stock, there will be an additional linen charge. Tables requested for non-food functions are not routinely clothed. However, clothes are available for non-meal functions at a charge per table.