Dear Valued Customers,

We are pleased to support the Governor's efforts to keep us healthy and safe amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Therefore, all EMA restaurants will be closed until we are given the permission to reopen by the Governor's office.

We look forward to our return to serve you and continue our 15 year celebration of being a part of the wonderful Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan Community!

Thank you and hope to welcome you back soon!


Mike & Jane Leeuw and the EMA Family

Feed Your Guests an Unforgettable Meal

Feed Your Guests an Unforgettable Meal

Hire EMA Catering to cater your Portage, MI event

No matter what kind of event you’re planning, your guests expect plenty of delicious food. When you work with EMA Catering, you can rest assured that your event will go off without a hitch. EMA Catering in Portage, MI has been feeding the area since 2006. Since opening, we’ve grown to be a trusted food service company. You might recognize some of our tastes and services from our multiple local restaurant locations.

EMA Catering can cater weddings and special events with guests from 10 to 10,000 people. We offer different levels of service depending on your needs. If you just want to pick up our food and handle things from there, you have the freedom to do that. If you need more support, we can set up the food and serve your guests. Our job is to help you throw a successful event. Call us today at 269-207-9381 to discuss your catering needs.

We come from humble beginnings

Mike Leeuw owns and operates EMA Catering’s parent company, EMA Enterprises. Mike started his career in the hospitality industry with the Marriott Corporation and transferred to Kalamazoo, MI to become the food service director of Kalamazoo College in 1993.

Mike and his family enjoyed the Kalamazoo area, so he joined Damon’s Restaurants and partnered with them for 10 years. He decided to venture out on his own in 2006 and opened The Village Inn South, his first restaurant. From there, Mike and his team have grown the restaurant group into seven restaurants, including:


The name “EMA” represents the first initial of Mike’s daughter’s names – Elizabeth, Michelle and Andrea. Mike is dedicated to his family and has transferred that dedication into each of his restaurants. When you work with EMA Catering, you can trust that you’ll get thoughtful service and tasty food.

Contact us at 269-207-9381 today to take advantage of our catering experience and expertise.


Catering & Events

Weddings & Special Events

Cross the menu off your wedding checklist. EMA Catering can provide delicious meals for your wedding and other special events. We offer individual and group servings, and our orders come with all the necessary plates, cups, utensils and napkins. Place your order with us today.

Banquet & Meeting Rooms

Do you need a space to host your office party? EMA Catering in Portage, MI offers banquet and meeting rooms at six of our locations. They range from holding 10 to 85 people. Reserve one of our spaces today.

Catering Menus

Our catering menu can be customized to fit your crowd. We'll feed your guests a hearty breakfast or satisfying lunch. Browse our catering menu and contact us to handle all of your catering needs.