If you’re anything like me and have never used a stove in your life (except maybe as an extra shoe rack), it’s about that time in the season to investigate whose going to be catering your holiday gathering. Because the first rule of being the hostess with the mostess is to make it look homemade without breaking a nail. The second rule is to keep the vino flowing. Cheers!
1 Trotter’s to Go
Whether you are planning a formal dinner party, casual get together, corporate luncheon, cocktail reception or wedding, Trotter's To Go full-service catering can handle all of the particulars to ensure that your next engagement will be truly distinctive and memorable. From seafood, spit roasted meats, vegetable and grains you will find elements to compliment your meal occasions as sides or as center of plate offerings.
1337 W. Fullerton Ave. 773.868.6510. http://www.charlietrotters.com/togo/
2 Berghoff Catering
The catering arm of the historic Berghoff restaurant, their approach to events is to create extraordinary experiences that enhance and reflect our clients’ vision and taste. Whether you are planning your Annual Holiday Party, Executive Team Building Outing or an Awards Dinner, from start to finish there is flawless execution.
17 W. Adams St. 312.408.0200. www.carlynberghoffcatering.com
3 Hearty Boys Caterers
Nationally recognized for their signature style of contemporary urban sophistication with casual charm, The Hearty Boys Caterers is one of Chicago’s best known and most sought after catering companies. Their secret recipe- they just love a party. Intimate dinner parties, noisy crowded cocktail parties, big splashy galas with draping and lighting effects, office parties that manage to bring everyone together, or hip weddings that are uniquely Chicago.
3819 N. Broadway. 773.244.9866. http://www.heartyboys.com/
4 The Goddess and the Grocer
The Goddess and Grocer offers freshly made, beautifully presented catering, whether for office breakfasts and lunches, informal parties at home, family gatherings, or any cause for celebration. Their platters are complimented by a grand selection of wines and beers, china and glass rental, flowers, staff and anything you need to make your event a success.
1646 N. Damen Ave. 773.342.3200. http://www.goddessandgrocer.com/
5 Panozzo’s Italian Market
Panozzo's Italian Market is a collaborative labor of love by owners Mike and Ellen Panozzo, Tony Gierczyk and John Asbaty. Upon relocating from Oak Park to the vibrant, booming South Loop, Mike & Ellen immediately saw an opportunity to bring a classic Italian market the neighborhood and spread the love throughout the city.
1303 S. Michigan Ave. 312.356.9966. http://www.panozzos.com/