The Chicago Caterers
The magic behind a moment isn’t the big picture.
It’s the details: a sip of champagne, the perfect craft beer, or the unexpectedly amazing appetizer.
When you hire us, you’re trusting us with a moment that is extremely important to you. Maybe it’s a cocktail party to celebrate your new home, a meeting with your company’s top clients, your daughter’s wedding or even a lunch to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary.
We pride ourselves on allowing our customers to experience the occasion with their guests. This is because we leverage over three decades of experience, along with custom menu items and 100+ venue partners to allow you to live in the moment.
Food has a magical way of bringing people together, and we’re grateful to do that kind of work in our city. Honestly, catering events for the Cubs, White Sox, and Blackhawk championships was some of the most meaningful work we’ve done in Chicago.
Chicago matters to us, and we know the feeling is mutual.
Catering Chicago Since 1983
With a reputation as the top Chicago catering company, it’s no wonder we’ve built relationships with over one-hundred large venues, have catered small dinners, and have experience with every type of party one could throw.
For over three decades we’ve seen all of the stress our customers have been under.
Where should I throw the party?
Where will people park?
What should the theme be?
Nevermind deciding what people are going to eat.
And that’s just the beginning of it. It’s overwhelming, for sure.
We’re not just dropping off food. We’re your event partner.
We take the moniker “moment makers” quite seriously at Food For Thought.
Imagine the perfect dish, at the best venue. Through your entire event prep, we’re there matching taste, portion, and timing creating a moment your guests remember.
Our Venue Partners
Our vast rolodex of event partners means we can be there, by your side, to assist you no matter what size and scale of event you’re planning.
In our experience, the first thing a customer needs to decide is where their event should be held.
Imagine your wedding reception at the Adler Planetarium, a graduation party at The Field Museum, a Quinceañera at the Bridgeport Art Center, or your 100-year corporate anniversary party at Chicago History Museum.
And that’s just to name a few.
Bring Your Event to Life
Whether you can picture your future event in your mind, or have no idea where to event start, we understand. We’ve worked with countless numbers of clients at both ends of the spectrum and we know that either way, coordinating an event can be stressful.
What if you had an expert to walk you through it, step-by-step, from the beginning?
At Food For Thought , our amazing chefs and waitstaff, as well as the 30+ years we’ve lived and worked in Chicago, are all at your disposal.
We’ve focused on building our company the right way, with a reputation of providing stellar service and amazing food.
Let’s not just make it an event. Let’s make it a moment.