Create a Custom Event for Your Crew

Let Zingerman’s Do the Work, a Flavorful Fête Awaits

Hoping to host a holiday gathering? Thinking about a tailgate? Wondering about a wedding? Contemplating a corporate event? Talking about team building? Planning a picnic? Brainstorming a blowout birthday?

Whatever you’re celebrating, we’re ready to help you plan a memorable private event! From showers to graduation parties, bar and bat mitzvahs to business functions, retirement celebrations to reunions, anniversaries to laid-back get-togethers with friends, and everything in between. Whatever the special occasion, whatever the size of your group, we have you covered.

Gather up your group and get ready for an experience full of good fun, great flavor, and stellar service with Zingerman’s. 

camp bacon event bloody mary bar

Photo Credit: Zingerman’s Greyline

Zingerman’s Deli & Catering 

Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig opened the Deli in March of 1982, in a historic building near the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. The Deli got its start with a small selection of great-tasting specialty foods, a host of traditional Jewish dishes, and a relatively short sandwich menu. Today, Zingerman’s is an Ann Arbor institution. It’s a source of great food and great experiences for thousands of visitors every year. Managing partners Grace Singleton, Rick Strutz, Rodger Bowser, and the whole Deli crew serve up thousands of made-to-order sandwiches. The Deli also stocks an exceptional array of farmhouse cheeses, estate-bottled olive oils, varietal vinegars, smoked fish, salami, coffee, tea, and much, much more.

From its inception, Zingerman’s has been committed to delivering the most flavorful, traditionally made foods to its customers, presented in an entertaining, educational, and service-oriented setting. The Deli has consistently worked to improve the quality of its food, find more authentic ingredients, and improve techniques in an ongoing effort to offer up ever-more flavorful food. They’ve always believed that their customers can tell the difference between mediocre and marvelous.

photo of a catering platter stacked with little sandwiches

Photo credit: Zingerman’s Deli / Sean Carter

Zingerman’s Catering and Events puts together the simply sensational for both small parties and large events, serving everything from corned beef to caviar, charcuterie to champagne, party platters to wedding cakes from Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Their event planners will help you work out every detail, whether you’re putting together an intimate gathering or a party for thousands. In addition to the dozens of off-site events they plan every year, Zingerman’s Catering hosts full-flavored festivities at their new location, the Greyline, in the historic bus depot space on Ashley St at the intersection of Huron St.

Ready to talk to Zingerman’s Catering and Events about an event at one of their venues or one of yours? Call ​​734.230.2300 or email [email protected].

The Deli can also work with you to create a unique tasting experience with Zingerman’s experts—you pretty much have your pick from anything they sell or make! Take a deep dive into the history and variety of one single topic, like cheese, chocolate, olive oil, or tea. Or learn about some of their favorite pairings (think chocolate and tea or olive oil and pasta) and explore what works well together and why.

Ready to schedule a private tasting event or cooking demo with the Deli? Please fill out their inquiry form.

We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the food, beverages, venue, and most importantly, the staff. Thank you for working with us on the vegan menu and for your professionalism throughout the entire process. You and the rest of the staff were all wonderful and we received nothing but positive feedback about Greyline. I’m glad we were able to showcase Zingerman’s vegan options and will definitely recommend the venue for future events. —Noelle G.


a black and white photo of people mixing something in large metal bowlsZingerman’s Bakehouse brings traditionally baked breads, pastries, and cakes to food lovers in Ann Arbor and across southern and central Michigan (and across America through partner business Zingerman’s Mail Order!). Run by managing partners Amy Emberling (an original Bakehouse staffer) and Jaison Restrick, the Bakehouse also has a teaching kitchen (BAKE!) for home bakers of all different skill levels. 

BAKE! has an extensive list of recipes and courses and offers dozens of different bread, pastry, cooking, and cake classes year-round. Private classes can be chosen from their extensive list of class offerings or customized by mixing and matching your favorite elements of different classes. Whatever you select for your group will be action-filled, fun, and informative; classes are jam-packed with techniques, recipes, and inspiration to make again at home and are available both in-person and virtually. For in-person events, they’ll provide the apron, the ingredients, and the instructions—and do all the measuring and clean up! Virtual events can happen anywhere you have internet and a kitchen! bring your group together in our kitchens or from the comfort of your own home. 

Ready to set up your private BAKE! class? Fill out a class request form now.

So cool and so interesting! The cooking classes are so fun to do with friends. Highly recommend for a great time and laughs! —Hockey Mom 7

multiple dishes from Miss Kim on a table

Photo credit: Miss Kim

Miss Kim 

Miss Kim is helmed by managing partner and award-winning chef Ji Hye Kim. (She’s a three-time James Beard Award semifinalist, for Outstanding Chef in 2022 and Best Chef in the Great Lakes region in 2020 and 2023!) Her restaurant is set in Ann Arbor’s historic Kerrytown district, off of a cobblestone courtyard. Interior brick walls, rich wood tables, and sleek metal chairs provide a modern and neutral backdrop for your event. You’ll enjoy delicious dishes in a charming locale.

Miss Kim serves fresh, modern interpretations of traditional Korean dishes. They rotate seasonally and are made from scratch from local ingredients whenever possible. It just so happens that traditional Korean cuisine, more often than not, is already free of common allergens. Food allergies and dietary restrictions are met with respect and happily accommodated.

Ready to start planning your private party at Miss Kim? Email [email protected].

Thank you so much for getting us all prepped and ready and getting us kicked off at Miss Kim tonight. It was a great venue, great food, great staff, and just an overall well-done event. Our people loved it all, and didn’t want to leave! — David L.

Set up for an event at Zingerman's Cornman Farms in the farmhouse

Cornman Farms

Set on an idyllic 27 acres, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a historic, multi-award-winning event space, wedding venue, and working farm. With sprawling fields, lush gardens, and historical buildings restored from their 1834 foundations, managing partners Kieron Hales and Tabitha Mason offer a warm and inspiring atmosphere for meetings and celebrations of all kinds. Host your event here and feel like you’re a world away (even though you’ve barely left Ann Arbor).

In addition to providing a beautiful background for all sorts of events, Cornman Farms also offers unique farmstead experiences. With the Farmhand Program, your group will enjoy an educational tour and farm-fresh snacks, while gaining a new appreciation for farm-to-table food. With Cook for a Cause, your group will make nutritious farm-fresh meals in a hands-on experience with Chef Kieron that will be delivered to local families in need.

Ready to start planning your private event at Cornman Farms? Fill out this inquiry form, call 734.619.8100, or email [email protected].

Everything was wonderful! Cook for a Cause was a wonderful client appreciation event for our firm. It’s a wonderful event that is fun and also gives back to a great cause in our community. Everyone walked out of the event feeling inspired, grateful, and of course, FULL! 🙂 The Cornman Farms team was easy to communicate with and went above and beyond to serve our guests! Chef Kieron’s passion for the property was so contagious. Our clients raved about his tour and his storytelling. Thank you to Chef Kieron and Tabitha for everything. We can’t wait for our next event at Cornman Farms! —Rachael D.


Zingerman's Roadhouse patio with a set table and people milling about

Photo credit: Zingerman’s Roadhouse

The Roadhouse opened in 2003 with the vision of bringing really good American food to the community by using only the best available ingredients. They’ve worked hard to create their own truly unique food culture, transforming high-quality ingredients into traditional, full-flavored dishes. And the Roadhouse crew is known for their above-and-beyond commitment to service. (They’ve earned two James Beard Award nominations for Outstanding Hospitality!)

Run by managing partner Lisa Schultz, with chef Bob Bennett at the helm of the kitchen, the Roadhouse draws in regulars from all over, whether they’re coming from right down the block or making sure to pop in during their annual visit to Ann Arbor. Guests love the good food, amazing service from staff they know and trust, and the casual and fun atmosphere. The Roadhouse Catering team is ready to help you customize your event and deliver attentive, enthusiastic service to your guests. Host your event in one of their spacious and welcoming private rooms or at your venue of choice!

Ready to start planning your private event at the Roadhouse? Fill out this inquiry form now.

​​You and your team are amazing…so engaging and welcoming to guests, and not to mention you all have incredible food execution. — Hannah N.

a cheese tasting event set up in the Creamery's community room

Photo credit: Zingerman’s Creamery

Zingerman’s Creamery

Helmed by owner Arend Elston, Zingerman’s Creamery is dedicated to creating fabulous-tasting hand-crafted cheese and gelato. They only use the highest quality milk from equally dedicated, small-scale regional farmers. Their retail store, the Cream Top Shop, is located on the southside of Ann Arbor. There you’ll find their award-winning cheeses and gelato, a selection of American farmhouse and artisanal cheeses, beer and wine, grilled sandwiches prepared to order, and more.

They offer private hands-on cheesemaking classes—have fun while learning valuable techniques and skills! Participants make mozzarella and burrata cheese in the Creamery just like their Master Cheesemakers. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a cheese-tasting party with an assortment of fresh and aged cheeses and you’ll go home with all the cheese you made to enjoy later! Dairy lovers from all over can take partake in the Creamery’s virtual private events. Each participant receives a tasting kit and a member of the Creamery’s team will guide your group through sampling.

Ready to start planning your private event with the Creamery? Please call 734.929.6450 or email the Creamery at [email protected]

Honestly, it was a really unique event that the group really enjoyed. It was fun to have a more thoughtful wine and cheese night with some unique cheeses. Sam’s positive attitude and knowledge really was the icing on the cake. The cheeses he selected were delicious and interesting and he was well-prepared to teach us about them. Also, the kits really gave everyone a chance to try a lot of food. The portion sizes were great. —Brittany B.

Zingerman’s Mail Order

The online shop for Zingerman’s food, gifts, and more, led by managing partners Mo Frechette, Toni Morell, and Tom Root. Zingerman’s Mail Order sends extraordinary, traditionally-made foods anywhere in America. They specialize in items like hearth-baked breads, handmade cheeses, varietal coffee, estate-bottled olive oils, customized professional presents, and so much more.

Mail Order offers private, custom virtual events for your crew. Enjoy an hour of tasting and learning about Zingerman’s products, like cheeses, tapas, or sweet treats. You’ll choose your foods, they’ll nestle everything in a colorful gift box and ship it to your doorstep. During the event, their expert sets the scene by sharing the history of the food and the folks making it. And then they’ll guide your group through the tasting like a flavor sherpa. By the end, everyone will be happy, knowledgeable, and full. 

Ready to start planning your private event with Mail Order? Email [email protected] or call 888.636.8162 to start planning your event.

Brad is a wonderful, thoughtful, insightful, engaging, and knowledgeable host.  The team was impressed by the quality and variety Zingerman’s has to offer.  Looking forward to booking future events with Zingerman’s! —Kathryn F.

Whether your private event is a small gathering of friends or you’re planning for a crew of a thousand or two, we want you to feel that choosing to host with Zingerman’s was the best decision you made. To make that happen takes food that knocks your socks off and a friendly, knowledgeable staff that truly caters to you. We’ve got that covered. We look forward to making your event a special one, let’s get started!