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Park Ridge Gluten Free Caterers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adam H.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Chef Most Wanted. Chef Rich was very responsive to my initial inquiry and subsequent requests, and had excellent suggestions. This was an informal event our home, and Eric and Cathy did a perfect job. They arrived right on time, were polite and professional, and the food was delicious! Also, they left the kitchen absolutely clean, and neatly packed leftover food. I would recommend Chef Most wanted in a heartbeat.

North Island Catering
4.8
from 145 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
Dan S.
Verified review

They arrived early for fear of being late with the "lucky wedding" weather and patiently waited until we were ready for them to set up. When the time came, they set up quickly and used our little space efficiently. The food was beyond amazing and got rave reviews from every guest. They even provided gluten free meals for a few of our guests. They also provided for every request that I had...even at the last minute! Besides the food being exceptional, the staff was so kind, polite, and respectful to our guests and any special needs they had. I wish I could give them more than five stars. This is truly a company that I would HIGHLY recommend over and over again! Many thanks to you, Chris and Allen. We were blessed to have happened upon your business. You helped to make our son's wedding a beautiful dream come true!

Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
Verified review

Chic Chef Chicago catered my birthday party, and all my guests raved about the food. From the start, Ravi was attentive and provided food options in a timely manner via email. He satisfactorily answered all my questions (and I had a lot of them) and reassured me that we would not run out of food, which was a concern... blame the Italian in me! There were many appetizers from which to choose, including some gluten-free in which I was able to accommodate my gluten sensitive guests. Their pico de gallo, which came with the vegetarian quesadillas, is the best I've had. It was a pleasure working with Ravi, and I look forward to catering another event with him in the future.

Inglenook Catering
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

We chose Inglenook Catering because of their sky-high reviews, and I am so glad we did! They live up to their incredible reputation. We hired Inglenook for our wedding reception. We went with the Standard Buffet for 70 people and added an additional side. The food was delicious. Our guests were impressed across the board....even our vegetarian, gluten-free, and "foodie" friends. Also, the portions were spot on. We had some leftovers of everything so I know everyone got enough to eat. The team was punctual and efficient in their arrival, setup, and breakdown. Joe, the owner, was delightful to work with! He was warm, helpful, and patient. We had many questions and went back and forth as to which package to choose and Joe was great about answering all of our questions and helping figure out what was right for us. He was very thorough in his descriptions and we never felt "sold to." Our booking was a relatively small and simple one, but he treated us like we were his number one client. Their pricing is completely translucent with no hidden fees, and we felt we got a steal-of-deal because their food quality and service is so high. I would trust and recommend Inglenook for any event big or small!

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Just a Bite
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Reena D.
Verified review

We used Just a Bite to cater our Baby Shower and it was fantastic! Loretta was quick to respond to questions and made the process simple and free of hassle. The food received rave reviews from our guests and the presentation was absolutely fantastic. The small bites were perfect for an afternoon party and kept everyone full. Not to mention the bites themselves were delicious. The tuna spoons were a huge hit! We will definitely be using Just a Bite for future events! Highly recommended!

  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Mark T.
Verified review

Lindsey prepared a buffet meal for a surprise 70th birthday party for 20 guests. Lindsey was very communicative, responsive and accommodated all my requests. She specializes in gluten-free cooking, but can do either. Her team was attentive and congenial. If you're looking for the convenience of home-cooked meals without the hassle of doing it yourself, then Lindsey is right for you.

TLC Personal Cheffing
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Betty D.
Verified review

It was excellent. She did a great job the food was delicious. Also she was so friendly and we loved having her in our home. We definitely would have her again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Staci F.
Verified review

I wanted to have a simple afternoon party without the formality of a sit-down meal, and Diana fit the bill perfectly. She made sure there was plenty of food and variety, including appetizers, lasagna and sweets trays. Many people complimented me on the food, and it was a great success. Best of all, I didn't have to prepare any food, so I was free to enjoy my own party! I've already given out her information to guests who asked.

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy S.
Verified review

Nikki and Frank were fantastic! I needed a caterer for Christmas dinner. Nikki worked with me to develop the menu based on our guest list... little kids and some gluten-free adults. I wanted a kid-friendly and yet sophisticated dinner, which I am pleased to say we enjoyed! The delivery and set up service was definitely worth it. It was the first Christmas were I could actually enjoy the day. Thank you!

Bina's Belly
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Devin F.
Verified review

I hired Binas Belly for a large anniversary party for me and my husband. We had a lot of needs to attend to(gluten free and vegetarian) she catered to all are needs in a timely manner and extremely delicious. She never gave us any grief very nice respectable and professional. I would hire her for any occasion. The food is amazing and the quality is outstanding.

Chef Katie Simmons
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
Verified review

I needed help cleaning up my diet and found Chef Katie Simmons via a Google search. I'm going on 2 months now and have to say that it was a life changing decision to hire Katie to cook and deliver personally made meals for me. I'm a busy professional and have found that by using her personal chef services, I have actually saved time and money (by eliminating buying my own groceries that can go bad before I can cook them) . She cooks for basically any type of diet you want or need. For health reasons I wanted to try a vegan and gluten fee diet just to see how I would feel. The results: I've never felt healthier and have lost a little fat around my middle. Katie personalizes the meals to my tastes and avoids foods that I dislike. Everything is personally delivered with easy reheat instructions and the food is delicious! My favorites so far: beet burgers with sweet potato fries, vegan/gf spinach and mushroom lasagna, vegan Shepard's pie. I also loved the Thai green curry and Pad Thai. She even delivers fresh fruit already cut up --which makes it much more likely that I'll eat fruit. Katie also lets me know which dishes are easily frozen so that I choose to order 2 weeks of worth of food for every other week deliveries. I now bring my lunch to work and as a result, many colleagues have asked about her. It's great to look forward to these guilt-free, healthy meals. Best decision I've made for a long time. Give her a try. It's not a big commitment and well worth the money.

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BellaRu Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy V.
Verified review

We can't say enough good things about Maya and her team at BellaRu. We first contacted her in April 2017 for a tasting. We probably should have been more prepared when we arrived but Maya was completely professional and helped us go through our event and what we may have overlooked or not thought to include. She helped us with family and friends who were vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free. During our walk through she went above and beyond catering by helping us with logistics, floor plans, timeline, signage, cake cutting and everything else we could have potentially forgotten. Her team was courteous and professional, they set up on time and had our four courses out exactly on schedule, the food was delicious and the take down at the end of the night was quick and unobtrusive. She even offered us a ride after the wedding when we realized we had no way to get to the hotel with some large items. Thank you so much Maya for all your hard work. Our wedding weekend is still being talked about and was considered a huge hit thanks in no small part to Maya and BellaRu.

Nikki U.
Verified review

Ender is a great chef and great friend to my family and I. We've been lucky enough to taste many of his meals. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Definitely one of the best chefs around. Great guy!!

Dana A.
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I ordered gluten free cupcakes for my supervisor's birthday. Whipped Desserts responded to my request with a quick turn around. The cupcakes were delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Will definitely order from Whipped Desserts and Appetizers again and again.

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Frato's Culinary Kitchen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Great food. Mac & cheese exceptional!

ZeroCater
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jen E.
Verified review

We started offering free lunches to our team members every Friday. I vetted several services and ended up going with ZeroCater. They work with very good vendors in Chicago and we have loved the variety we have seen. They also support local restaurants and caterers so it's been nice seeing that instead of chains that we were used to. Great service and no contract; we recommend them.

Chefmade
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Poonam D.
    Verified review

    Sarah prepared food for a holiday party that I hosted last year and my friends are still talking about the amazing food! The menu was well thought out and she even catered to my vegetarian and gluten free guests! I'm so excited that she is catering and can't wait to host another gathering!

    Alexander Newman
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Gillian T.
    Verified review

    Alex has true passion for culinary excellence and superior customer service. He is able to deliver end-to-end culinary expertise in all phases of corporate and social dining events: creating menus, managing inventory, ordering, food preparation and presentation. He is also able to adjust to any peanut allergies and gluten-free foods.

    Food Fix
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Lisa E.
      Verified review

      Food Fix catered my holiday party last month for 30 people. People raved about the food. Everything was delicious with beautiful presentation and even tasty gluten-free options. Plus, Jennifer was great to work with. She's super creative, thorough and on time - a real pro. Would hire again in a heartbeat!

      Cooking by Chef Mike
      5.0
      from 1 review
        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.

        • 10 years in business
        Steven J.
        Verified review

        We recently hired executive dining pro. To do my wife's family dinner and reception. Chef Darian and staff were wonderful. The food was terrific and the service was professional and smoke free. We recommend them to all our friends and colleagues

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        How do you find a good caterer?

        Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

        If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

        Do you tip a wedding caterer?

        Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

        How much does wedding catering cost per person?

        Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

        How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

        Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

        Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

        What should you look for in a caterer?

        A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

        • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
        • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
        • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
        • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
        • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
        • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.
        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.