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Arlington Heights Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Arlington Heights.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 303 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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We really enjoyed our dining experience with Cher Rich and his assistant Kelly. This was the first time we hosted this type of dinner party in our house and the event went perfectly, largely due to Chef Rich's delicious food and hospitality. We look forward to using him again in the near future!

North Island Catering
4.8
from 140 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
Lan S.
Verified review

Yes North Island catering was so delicious. The food was excellent and so tasty. This is my first time experience with North Island catering and it was fantastic. I would recommend anyone to order from them. Thanks so much Allen.

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Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 118 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura S.
Verified review

Trying to plan a banquet from a thousand miles away, in a problematic downtown Chicago location, is not an easy task. Luckily for me, I found Ravi at Chic Chef Catering here on Thumbtack. Ravi took care of everything, handling all the location's inherent difficulties competently and professionally. He stayed with his staff for the entire event, and made sure all of our 80+ guests were happy and well-fed. More importantly, I didn't need to worry about the caterers and the food and all the rest of it, because it was all in his capable hands. I could instead focus on our guests. We chose a Mediterranean menu--with a vegetarian option to meet some of our guests' needs. Everything was delicious and there was plenty of it! Many thanks and much appreciation to Ravi and his crew! We would absolutely use Chic Chef Catering again!

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Inglenook Catering
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bobbie S.
Verified review

I recently hosted a baby shower for my sister in my home, and chose Inglenook Catering to do the food. Joseph was great at communicating from start to finish and was great about accommodating food allergy needs. On the day of the event, Joseph arrived early and was friendly and professional. Most importantly, the food was great! I got so many comments on how good the food was, with several people asking where it came from. I was happy to pass on Joseph's information. I would recommend Inglenook Catering without hesitation, and would definitely use them again for future catering needs.

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Just a Bite
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy Z.
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I hosted a bridal shower for about 30 people and Loretta made it possible! She was extremely communicative. She was flexible, and helped me make my menu. Everyone was impressed with the food, everything was tasty, and the party was a success! I will absolutely reach out to Loretta in the future for any parties I might host.

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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sandra M.
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To say that Mike and Derrick were amazing would be an understatement. They are friendly, personable and very talented chefs. The food was fresh, cooked perfectly and delicious beyond delicious. The presentation was gorgeous and they even cleaned up after. Highly recommend these guys and will definitely use them again and again.

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Chef Aram Reed
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
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I have used Chef Aram Reed for 3 dinner parties in the last year and have alway been extremely impressed by the food and the service. The food is extremely delicious and elegantly displayed. By the end of the night, it seems like all my guests want to know the name of my caterer. Aram also brings well trained helpers who seem to be able to read my mind on what needs to be done before, during and after the party. I highly recommend Chef Aram and his team!

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Mange La Vie
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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KIRK CHEF IS AMAZING! For Christmas our son and daughter-in-law gave us a gift certificate for a private home chef experience. Chef Kirk called us 4 days before our scheduled evening to ask us our food preferences and/or food allergies. The evening of, Chef arrived on time with everything he needed to prepare a 6 course gourmet meal. The only things we needed to provide were flatware and plates. He gave us the option of sitting at our kitchen peninsula or in our dining room. We chose the interactive experience without a second thought. We watched Chef prepare a starter of crab cakes with capers, roasted garlic, lemon and fresh herbs served with cranberry walnut bread. The next course was a salad with roasted pear and pomegranate. Then we had seared sea scallops. Keep in mind that we have not gotten to the entree yet. The main course was blackened salmon with plantains and crispy kale. Dessert was a chocolate mousse with vanilla panna cotta and mango gelato. The transitions between courses were seamless. THIS WAS A 5 STAR MEAL!

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff H.
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Incredible chef & instructor/teacher! This was a surprise gift... I requested a higher end private chef dinner for my wife for a special occasion .... My wife is a scratch cook... When chef found out that my wife was a scratch cook and woukd be interested observing; he turned the personal chef experience into a cooking class that blew us both away! You have no idea how a true high end chef thinks & leverages their tools of the trade.... It is/was a learning experience my wife and I will ever forget... Chef is also very sharing regarding recipes and the like... And food is extraordinarily delicious for both of us; even though chef had to customize my dish due to a food allergy... I know that chef can cater; and will probably blow your guests away on any budget... And that using him for a private party of 2 with a "lobster" theme was expensive; BUT THE INTANGIBLES OF LEARNING TO COOK AND DINE AUTHENTIC GOURMET FOOD; MAKE THE EXPERIENCE PRICELESS! Chef is the best gift you can give your loved one(s) Hiring this Chef rivals any upscale restaurants' "chefs table" experience! Don't worry about your kitchen; he brings all the pots pans and the like.... If you have the means, you should put chef on your "bucket list" I will hire him again, wife's birthday coming up...

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Gracious
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Baiba L.
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Everything was perfect. All guests commented on how delicious the food was. The staff left the premises as clean as they found them . I would definitely have them cater a future event.

Feast & Imbibe
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra N.
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Feast & Imbibe did an incredible job catering my wedding. Everyone was talking about how amazing the food was, and it honestly was the best wedding food, or food for that matter, that I’ve ever had. Heather and her team were so helpful and really walked us through the whole process. I mean, I’ve never planned a wedding before, or even a party for 200 people. Everyone at F&I was personable and attentive. They really made our day seamless and easy. I thought I’d be so stressed, but Heather & Christina, made sure I worried about nothing. They thought of everything!

Kitchfix
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas H.
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Food was on time and tasty. Delivery person did a nice job of setting it up. Suggested that there be a little more marinara sauce on the penne, but a small thing - in general, people were very pleased with the food, esp. the shrimp and sausages.

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Chez Mikey
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Reagan C.
Verified review

Chef Mikey was great to work with. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I already have a date set for our next event!

  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney M.
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Steve and his team were great to work with - very professional and the food was delicious!

ChefField Events & Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail R.
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HIRE THEM. Seriously, from start to finish, ChefField was so so great. The food is very reasonably priced, absolutely delicious (we had the Mediterranean package), and the staff is really good at working with your budget. Set up was on time, professional, and courteous without being intrusive as our guests were enjoying cocktails in the same space dinner was being set up. Elaine and the entire team were so friendly and professional; it's the easiest party I've ever planned thanks to them. Thank you for a great event!

J's Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Faith K.
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Urbano, Danny & his mom were great to work with. The food was amazing! My only suggestion would be to add credit/debit card payment as an option, whether it be setting up a PayPal account or buying the credit card attachment that you can plug into your cellphone. Thanks so much for the great service & pleasant attitudes! Very much appreciated! :-)

Mark Avila
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brad K.
Verified review

Mark was incredible. Like far-exceeding-expectations incredible. I’m not sure what I liked more; his personality or his food. The meal was delicious, and unique - my wife and I were beyond impressed. You need to do yourself a favor and hire Mark.

Chef Taryn
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
Verified review

Taryn is a well organized, professional, and highly talented chef. Her food is fresh, creative, and absolutely delicious! She knows how to make healthy yet decadent food, but if you want to experience the full range of her cooking, let her use butter! I've used her for my last two dinner parties and will not go back to catering or any other private chef again. She has them all beat.

BellaRu Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

The overall experience was exceptional and working with Maya was truly an amazing experience! The staff was professional and the food was delicious! Everything about the service provided was memorable and would recommend them to anyone needing a quality caterer. They took the stress off and allowed us to focus on the wedding. I can’t express how much I appreciate their service and how we were able to enjoy the wedding. Again, a big thank you to BellaRu Catering!

Priscilla
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lydia W.
Verified review

Priscilla's cooking is one of the few gems I look forward to. As someone who has dined at very expensive restaurants and appreciates quality food, Priscilla's food still stands among the top ranks. I now seek for any opportunity to use to employ her culinary skills and catering abilities. If you ever get a taste for her meals, you will not be disappointed!

Cooking by Chef Mike
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Mary D.
Verified review

Look no further for the utmost professionalism and the best quality food/catering! I cannot rave enough about Michael! I hosted my baby shower at my townhouse in Lincoln Park. Most of my family is on the east coast, so the guest list was only about 20 people. I knew I didn't want myself or another guest to have to worry about cooking and a few of my guests have specific dietary restrictions so I wasn't comfortable ordering from a restaurant. One of my friends works at the law firm where Michael is the chef and passed along his information, letting me know he also caters these types of private events. Plus, she kept RAVING about how awesome his food is. Michael was so refreshing to work with from start to finish. He was responsive, detail oriented, and extremely professional (not to mention so friendly!) We had an initial phone meeting to discuss menu ideas, dietary restrictions, and theming. He got back to me with a preliminary menu (including a full ingredient list) and questions regarding what my kitchen was capable of (how big my oven is, how many burners I have, etc.) As I said, very detail oriented. He also came up with thoughtful, creative ideas for my friend's dietary restrictions so they could enjoy the "fun" treats, too! One of my favorite gluten free treats were his dark chocolate coconut tarts- totally delicious. The day of the shower he arrived right on time with everything we discussed for the final menu. He was professional and completely unobtrusive. He ensured all of the food was the correct temperature when served. He even came prepared with ingredient cards to put out with the food. Everything was DELICIOUS. But I think the best part of hiring Michael was that he left my kitchen SPOTLESS! I swear it was cleaner than when he started. Seriously, look no further for in-home catering. I already know who will do Baby Rose's first birthday party. I swear, Michael is Chicago's best kept secret.

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