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  • 4 years in business
  • 314 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kelly A.
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We hired Chef Rich and his team to cater my husband's 40th birthday party. His team serviced 60 of my guests. The full catering service included delivery/pickup of rental equipment, setup , clean up, servers, & a bartendar. They're service made the day/night enjoyable as they took care of everything including picking up the ice, mixers, etc. All i had to do was ask. The food they prepared was delicious, we had a combination of meat appetizers and vegetarian appetizers. The guests thoroughly enjoyed the food. The only thing i would have changed was to have the servers pass out the food more consistently to my guests rather than having it placed on a table in the corner as it quickly got cold and perhaps didn't taste as good as it would have hot/warm. Other than that my experience with Chef's Most Wanted Catering & Chef Services was outstanding. I would definitely use their services again for both big and small events. Thank you for making the night a success!

North Island Catering
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
Kati D.
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I contacted Allen after reading many of his outstanding reviews on Thumbtack. He so impressed me with his communication and confidence that I chose North Island Catering to handle an outdoor corporate event for about 200 people with very little lead time. Throughout the very short planning time, he guided me through menu options and advice about party rentals. Even when I threw him a curveball and some last minute changes, he was never anything but positive and encouraging. Even before our event I knew that I would have nothing to worry about. I was 100% confident that he would make sure our event was enjoyable and successful. And I was right- it turned out perfectly. There were so many compliments about the food! Everyone loved the BBQ brisket, the pulled pork and the grilled salmon. The sides, appetizers and desserts were also extremely tasty and fresh. If I had to think of one negative thing it would have to be that there was too MUCH food! But that meant everyone had delicious leftovers for lunch the next day. I’m glad we had our event on a Thursday night so everyone could enjoy the food the next day. We really appreciated it. I recommend Allen and Christina to anyone looking for a true professional and guaranteed good food. They strive to please and will bend over backwards to make sure your event is great. In my opinion it was also an extremely good value for the price. I look forward to using them again for future events.

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Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 120 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kevin L.
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I just had a wonderful wedding for 70 people which Chic Chef Catering catered. I could not speak more highly of Ravi and his team. From the first contact, Ravi was very professional and accommodating. He was able to work within my budget while offering more than any other caterer would. He offered sound advice on how to get my vision realized and everything was perfect. His menu is extensive enough to accommodate anyone's taste and needs. He set up a prime rib carving station which really classed up the event. The food was amazing. I received plenty of complements for both his food and service. He checked in regularly before the event and kept me updated continuously. He went above and beyond my every expectation. I will not only recommend Chic Chef Catering for any event, I will employ his services again if I ever need catering services again.

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Inglenook Catering
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Liz B.
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Joseph was great to work with, very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, delivery on time and he came in and set everything up for us. I would definitely use his services for any future catering needs!

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Just a Bite
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Steve P.
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We used Just A Bite for our son's wedding in Wheaton held at a local church with 125 guests. We coordinated everything long distance as we live in Minnesota. Loretta was super responsive and a delight to work with on all details and questions. Everyone raved about the appetizers and there was plenty for all. Her prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity provided. Great selections to choose from. I would highly recommend her catering services.

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Robin L.
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I hired Lakeshore Private Chef & Catering to cater a joint 40th and 85th birthday celebration. I couldn't have been happier with the results. The food was delicious and Chef David was a delight to work with. If I ever needed to do this again, I would definitely hire this company again.

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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mariusz Z.
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Mike and Matt did birthday party for us at our home, catering for 30 people. Service was very professional and I would recommend them for any next party. Thanks you Mike and Matt!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alicia J.
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Green Eyed Girl in the Kitchen and her team should be your one and only choice for catering your special event! Her attention to detail and professionalism made my son and daughters wedding spectacular! Oh... did I not mention how amazing the food taste... from the chicken and waffle bites, to the crab stuffed mushrooms everything was a hit! She is my new caterer!

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Mange La Vie
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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We hired Kirk for a black tie 40th birthday celebration in June 2017 in Downtown Chicago (Gold Coast), after surveying a variety of reputable best in class catering companies. We primarily sought faire and service that matched the upscale event we hoped to host for 70 - 85 attendees. We selected Kirk initially based on his responsiveness, accuracy, flexibility and professionalism. He offered full catering services and vendor support, making him the sole point of contact for the event. Due to holding the event at an art gallery, everything from tables, linens, flatware, glasses, cooking appliances, staffing and bartending needed to be supplied. Kirk confidently arranged all needs within an extremely reasonable quote and remained flexible to altering demands throughout the prep period. He customized a menu and cooked a tasting for us, in our home, to meet our expectations. He walked the event space with us and partnered directly with the gallery owner to ensure day of processes ran smoothly. But the wow factor was during the prep and execution of the event! Kirk brought a team of staff to swiftly setup the location in beautiful fashion. Each station was well oriented with artistic design matching the space and event caliber. With little direction, he ensured these settings were eye catching and photogenic. His staffing was AMAZINGLY friendly and outgoing, going above and beyond to bring cheer and personality to ensure all guest needs were met. The presentation and food quality were commendable and guests enjoyed the pace and quantity of the passed and stationed edibles. Even the gallery owner was blown away with Kirk’s talents and partnership and vowed to recommend and utilize Kirk and his team for future events. 5 Star Service and highly recommended!

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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If you're looking for a great caterer you don't need to look any further! Carol was absolutely awesome to work with and the food was fantastic!! My entire crew enjoyed the meal and complimented Carol on how good it was, they even enjoyed the leftovers today! We will all look forward to Carol catering all our future luncheons!!

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Gracious
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 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.

Kristen Haynes
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen J.
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Kristin has catered many events for me...from intimate family holiday dinners to a buffet for over 100 people. She is very professional and fun to work with. But most importantly her food is delicious and the presentation is outstanding. I've known Kristin for at least 10 years. I highly recommend her!

Mark Avila
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Meche V.
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I’m a lawyer finishing my MBA, planning my wedding and trying to kickstart my weight loss. I wasn’t sure where to start, but Mark gave me the step by step support I needed. In two weeks, I lost 7 pounds with a combination of his coaching, nutrition, and meal prep services. I'm so glad I found him - Thanks Mark!

Kitchfix
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jan G.
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I was very pleased with the catering process from Kitchfix. Ashley was very responsive and helpful throughout the ordering process and the food was very to most of our staff's liking. We ordered the Rosemary Beef, Falafel, Maple Shallot Chicken Breast, Caramelized Apple and Walnut Salad, and had sides including green beans, cauliflower and broccoli, and a cauliflower rice. All prepared and executed well.

Ari's Amazing Creations
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Edwin C.
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Ari has catered several of my open mic events in Chicago. From her delicious 'Create Your Own Taco's', to her wonderful full flavored jerk & bbq chicken, her food options were great and everyone loved it! 5 Stars!

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Chez Mikey
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ann W.
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Catering date hasn't come up yet, so can only rate on communication and planning portion

Baileys Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
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I hire Balieys Catering for my mother’s surprise 50th Birthday party. The food and professionalism of the staff were amazing! We even had a little extra food left and guess were fighting over the last of it lol.

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

BellaRu is wonderful to work with! Maya asks all the right questions and has an amazing attentiveness to ensure your catering is perfect. She even assists with planning the event coordination to ensure your event comes together flawlessly. BellaRu's prices are affordable and the service is professional, personalized, and smooth. I recommend BellaRu Catering for anyone looking for service in the Chicago area!

Good Ol' Dogs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
April F.
Verified review

Good Ol' Dogs catered my baby shower and my son's first birthday party. Everyone loved the food, and the service was friendly and efficient. Jim was a pleasure to work with. We would definitely use them again!

ChefField Events & Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqeline H.
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Cheffield Events & Catering has to be one of the best caterers we have hired for the office. The food smelled and tasted amazing. Everyone was going back for seconds and thirds!!! We are a picky bunch, but we will be using Cheffield's in the future. They were prompt, professional and the presentations was great. We loved that they printed up a menu for our small gathering. We would recommend Cheffield Events & Catering for catering, and we hope to do many events with them.

Three Legged Tacos
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy V.
Verified review

It was a pleasure working with Sam and his team. They were fun and very engaging. It was cool to see how passionate they are about their business. Our family and friends loved the tacos and side offerings. I would definitely recommend Three Legged Tacos if you are looking for a fun and unique catering experience.

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