19 East’s Reputation

19 East is the premier event venue of Food For Thought, our high-end catering company that has been excelling in the industry for more than thirty years. Since 1983, Food For Thought has been making memories out of moments through expert cultivation and limitless creativity. It is our goal to turn every event we cater into a memory worth cherishing, and provide five star service to each and every client-no matter the occasion, type of service, or cuisine.

In order to better serve our clientele, we have established a one-of-a-kind urban event space known as 19 East. At 19 East you will experience superior quality and contemporary elegance at every glance. There are numerous options available to you when you hold an event with us, including the use of four different event spaces all beneath one roof, as well as private lounge and office areas. 19 East thrives on adaptability and sophistication, and we believe each client should get the opportunity to embrace their individuality when organizing an event.

19 East also provides clients with an all-service event team. Our coordinators will help you design and configure every detail of your event so nothing is left to chance on the big day, whether it be an important business meeting, a product launch, or a wedding shower.

You will also get the chance to taste the work and creativity of Food For Thought’s reputable chefs. By hosting an event at 19 East, you are receiving the committed service of a catering company whose sole purpose it is to meet every client’s expectations. Our chefs use the finest, freshest ingredients available, and cultivate each dish to personally reflect the client’s needs. We like to focus on the fine points, and so we work hard to create dishes that stand out, inevitably crafting unforgettable menus. Every recipe is easily adjusted, as well, so those with allergies or dietary restrictions aren’t left out.


In order to provide our valued clients with every necessary service, we have partnered with several of Chicago’s finest and reputable event vendors. These include valet, decor providers, lighting and audio-visual services. With this preferred list of professionals, and 19 East’s dependable coordinators, you can rest assured every little detail of your event will be taken care of.

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If you are seeking an adaptable urban venue with a reliable team to help you plan your event, look no further than Food For Thought’s 19 East. To us, every moment is individual; therefore we aim to make all of them into something memorable.