About Us

Owners Shelly Bell and Patrick Wright decided to leave their established positions at the University of Michigan after 16 and 13 service years, respectfully, to establish PrimOvations Catering, 11 years ago. Since the company's inception in 2008, Shelly and Patrick have combined their collective experience to establish PrimOvations as one of Southeast Michigan's premier catering companies. PrimOvations is the top choice for many diverse catering needs...from in-home Bridal and Baby Showers, Graduation Celebrations and BBQ's to Wedding, Memorials, Holiday Gatherings and, of course, Football Tailgates!!!

With more than 35 years in the event industry, Shelly's concentration is in special event coordination and design. Her amazing vision, imaginative theme designs and attention to detail is widely recognized by industry professionals. From linens to flowers to buffet design - Shelly's artistic talents are second to none.

Chef Patrick's culinary background is a perfect match for Shelly's accomplishments.  Over the years, Patrick has become a local celebrity in the Ann Arbor area for his private, in-home, and public cooking demonstrations. As a three-time culinary competition medalist, Patrick thrives on the challenges of creating interest and excitement through imaginative menu design. With a background in an array of cuisines, Patrick truly enjoys creating innovative and exciting dishes.  As a working owner, Chef Pat will work closely with you to design a menu to fulfill your culinary needs with a special focus on seasonal & local products. 

Every Event we cater is overseen by Patrick & Shelly.  Presentation, excellent food & great customer service is what we are known for.  We can do it all if you need us to.  Food, Service, Florals, Rentals, Bar Service, Entertainment & Event Design.   From Simple to Extraordinary, our goal is clear...to create an event worth applauding