2015 Taste of Diversity

Impressive Catering for any Occasion

All Natural Chicago  Amazing Edibles  Friendship Catering  Epic Catering
Catering out the box  Good Earth Chicago  Ja Grill  Rome's Joy Catering


Cest Si Bon  Entertaining Company  Lalos 




Sai Saffron  Simple Elegant   Justice of the Pies
Taste of Pulaski  Starship  Brown Sugar Signsmall


Food For Thought Melon Express Catering


C’est Si Bon!
Renee Bradford
6433 E. 47th  Street, Chicago, IL
Email: renb@aol.com
Website: www.cestsiboncatering.com

C’est Si Bon! Has been creating Cuisine Worth Celebrating since 1990 for corporate and social clients. Stared by two friends who loved to cook, C’est Si Bon has developed into a full services catering company providing breakfast, lunch and dinner, drop off service or fully staffed events.
C’est Si Bon! can supply clients with dishes, flatware, linen, floral, talent, even specially designed invitation- whatever is needed to make events a success. C’est Si Bon! is able to deliver a quality product to meet your specific needs at a competitive price point. Ability to plan, coordinate and execute large or small events always use the freshest of ingredients, attractively displayed. Food freshly prepared by our own chefs to meet individual needs Versatility-the ability to quickly adapt to changing scenarios.

Epic Catering & Events
Alma Garcia
3146 E. 133rd Street, Chicago, IL 60633
Email: almagarcia@epicater.com
Website: www.epiccateringevents.com

Epic Catering & Events was started in 2011 by Alma Garcia to serve the needs of Chicago in food catering. Alma has more than fifteen years of successful experience in the catering industry.

Food isn’t just something you put in your mouth it is a relationship with the world, a relationship that nourishes and inspires you. At Epic Catering & Events we understand the uniqueness of this relationship as you engage with food in different setting. Corporate events, private events, wedding and school events, in fact, each unique occasion requires careful planning and execution to make participation in food a special time. That is why at Epic Catering we employ our experience to serve you in all your needs of catering food. We understand the value of a suitable, wholesome, delectable and well served meal.

Epic Catering is confident that our professional service and broad experience will make each of your events a truly memorable of event.

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Catering Out the Box
Anthony B. Walker
2442 West 16th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 312.226.2601
Email: cotb@me.com
Website: www.cateringoutthebox.com/home

It all started with a simple concept: offer a delicious lunch that is a meal with quality ingredients and presented with simple elegance. We offer a selection of hearty, wholesome sandwiches to delight your palate, alone with seasonal fruit, Terra™ Vegetable Chips, and a Catering Out of the Box dessert. Our lunch is conveniently package in our specifically-designed box to complete your dinning experience. Catering Out The Box offers a sensually delightful dining experience, professional services that is always friendly, and competitive pricing that will leave your wallet as fully as your belly. Catering Out of the Box is revolutionizing dining experience. Let us demonstrate what we can do for you.

All Natural Chicago Catering
Tess Kearns
200 W. Fulton, Suite F323, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312.265.1315
Email: Tess@allnaturalchicago.com
Website: www.allnaturalchicago.com

All Natural Chicago Catering is dedicated to fresh, healthy and delicious food. We source the highest quality ingredients and elevate them to perfection. Chief Micky has passion for nutrient rich food and pleasing the palette. His experience in multicultural cuisine contributes to flawless culinary execution. All Natural Chicago will make your next event effortless with our delicious food and impeccable services.

Good Earth Catering
Craig Schoenbauer
5032 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60609
Phone: 773.893.0093
Email: craig@goodearthchicago.com
Website: www.goodearthchicago.com

Good Earth Catering is a sustainable, full services catering company focused on both corporate and social events. Our production methods emphasize fresh, handmade products customized to each client’s specifications. Be it gluten free, vegan reception or reproducing your grandmother’s famous pierogi recipe, we are up for the challenge and happy to cater your needs.
We provide: complete set up or drop off deliveries, menu customization, all extras for up (plates, napkins, utensils, serve pieces, etc.) and event planning services

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Starship Catering
Paul McKenna
7618 W. Madison, Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone: 708.771.3016
Email: starship@starshiprestaurant.com
Website: www.starship@starshiprestaurant.com

Starship Catering has 37 years of perfecting menus that require time and holding temps prior to serving, flexible regarding last minute changes and pride ourselves working with leaner budgets.
We pride ourselves in finding out exactly what the customer’s vision is before quoting any event. Question such as: Are your guests’ a professional or family group?,. Any Children?,. Vegetarian?  Any dietary restriction?,. Do you prefer seasonal offerings? These types of questions will help us to define your vision and prepare a quote.

Sai Saffron Chat House
Jigar Parikh
6034 S. Cass Ave.,Westmont, IL 60559
Phone: 630.968.9660
Email: info@saisaffron.com
Website:  www.saisaffron.com

Some of the tastiest, fun and affordable food of any country is its street food and Sai Saffron Chat House features chat - crunchy, spicy, sweet, tangy, brightly flavored Indian street snacks. And since there is nothing more comforting and delicious in any culture than a home cooked meal, Sai Saffron also brings you thalis - traditional family meals highlighting India's amazing culinary diversity. In 2009, Jigar and Rushika brought their passion for great food and family recipes to a warm and friendly suburb of Westmont.

You will be served with not only authentic Indian food dishes deliciously prepared but other cuisines such as Indo-Chinese, Mexican, Italian and BBQ & grilling options will be served with an Indian twist. We are proud in keeping our customers happy and offering them multiple ways to enjoy our foods. Customers can dine in, order at the counter or cater for any event big or small.

Friendship Catering & Restaurant
Alan Yuen
2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.227.0970
Email: alan@friendshiprestaurant.com
Website: www.friendshiprestaurant.com

Many-hued cooking styles exemplify the rich history and culture of China. From the northern Szechwan chili spices to the southern ginger roots the reward of its perfumed aromas and taste is simply splendid.
Lately, Chinese buffets have been popping up like wild mushrooms. When the main interest is to offer quantity, quality has sadly faded away.
When I hear people referring to the art of Chinese cooking as now being represented by the popularity of Chinese Buffets…I weep bitterly.
As one of the few iconoclasts who still likes to cook Chinese with pride and joy, I want to invite you to Friendship, where your taste buds will witness the infinite richness of what Chinese cooking was meant to be.

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Amazing Edibles
Andrea Herrera
2419 W. 14th St. Unit C Chicago, IL. 60608
Phone: 312.563.1600
Email: andrea@amazingediblescatering.com
Website: cateramazing.com

When you’re catering in Chicago for a lunch and learn, business lunch, symposium, holiday party, or client appreciation dinner, consider Amazing Edibles. Portions are generous and guests are treated like gold.
The catering menu looks like a mix of the best of the American melting pot. For barbecue catering, guests choose from favorite rubs, citrus glazes, and our rich Jack Daniel’s sauce. Mexican catering and our Spanish catering menus have some of our most popular dishes, including fajitas, empanadas, and even chilaquiles in our breakfast catering items. And, of course, sandwich catering is one of our most requested specialties. We love to spoil our customers with a surprising amount of flavor in such a traditional lunch food.
Daily catering or weekly catering options are available too. We can create a custom food program for your company, school, or book club. Ask about breakfast catering and lunch catering for your corporate catering, office catering, or home catering goals.

Simply Elegant Catering
Debra Nauman
328 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Email: info@simply-elegant-catering.com
Website: www.simply-elegant-catering.com

Simply Elegant Catering provides full service catering and offers selections for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and receptions. We have been servicing the Chicagoland area for more than 11 years. Our facility is located in Chicago's West Loop, just minutes from the city's expressways--and we deliver throughout the metropolitan Chicago area.
We offer...

  • Total event planning services tailored to fit each client's specific needs, including creative menus and conceptual designs.
  • Complete sourcing services for tableware, linens, entertainment, floral arrangements, site selection, custom decor, etc.
  • Total menu development, food production and staffing for corporate and social functions.
  • Professional, trained staff to oversee every detail of your event.
  • Gourmet Gift Baskets

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R&R Catering d/b/a Taste of Pulaski
Robert D. White
151 S. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: 312.860.6262
Email: rrcateinginc@gmail.com
Instagram: @tasteofpulaski

"Dreams are best realized when other people can see them" Although I went to college with a dream of being a writer I don't think it’s a mistake I developed a love of cooking. In my family the best memories were created when we all got together for events involving cooking. 

My passion for cooking derives from a basic concept of enjoying making people happy, creating laughter and memories all through food.

My family has a long history of high blood pressure and diabetes. I lost my mom to complications derived from high blood pressure when I was 18 and she was 36.

Our restaurant emerged from the idea that we can eat healthier foods without compromising flavor and variety. My menu was carefully crafted to appeal to folks that aren't necessarily health conscious but consciously in need of healthier eating habits. We decided to create a menu of all Grilled Foods, Salads and Fruits....our signature rule at The Taste of Pulaski "NEVER FRIED" is the foundation our restaurant was built on.

An Experience That You Do Not Want To Miss Featuring 🍴The Chi-Chef "WHERE THE FOOD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF”

Ja’ Grill
Anthony Coates
1510 E. Harper Ct., Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 312.735.5100
Email: tony@jagrill.com
Website: www.jagrill.com

Ja' Grill Hyde Park invites you to experience the Islands right here in Chicago. Serving "Authentic Jamaican Cuisine." If you like spicy, we have it! If you like plenty of flavors, we have them too. Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat, Red Snapper (Escoveitch), Cabbage and Carrots, Plantains, and Beef Patties to name a few signature dishes.

Lalo’s Mexican Restaurant
Alex Cabrera
733 W. Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312.316.1887
Email: acabrea@lalos.com
Website: www.lalos.com

Not long ago, the average person regarded Mexican Food as being limited to tacos, enchiladas and mouth-boiling salsas. Few people were actually aware of the vast array of sauces, spices, and flavors that make the Mexican cuisine so unique. For nearly thirty years, Lalo's Restaurants has taken pride in bringing this refined cuisine to Chicago. Lalo's traces it's roots to a small 24 seat restaurant located in the heart of Chicago's Mexican Community. By following a strict policy of only serving top quality, authentic dishes; that small restaurant steadily grew in popularity. Soon, this location became too small to serve the needs of its existing clientele. Lalo's soon expanded to a full-sized restaurant just two blocks away. By establishing the same food systems and serving the same traditional Mexican dishes (all of which were adopted from family recipes) the restaurant was able to gain more customers. In fact, demand was so big in this area that another unit was opened less than a mile away.

Entertaining Company
Wendy Pashman
1640 West Walnut Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312.829.2800
Email: infor@entertainingcompany.com
Website: www.entertainingcompany.com

Wendy Pashman, is President of Entertaining Company, headquartered in Chicago, an upmarket catering and events company. From the beginning, Wendy’s philosophy has been every plate tells a story and every event should tell a story. Instead of words, as caterers, she uses flavors, color, spices, ingredients and tabletop to communicate the client message.
To gather “research”, Wendy has followed her wanderlust and travelled to, among others, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Greece, Italy, England, Thailand, France, Ireland, and Mexico satisfying her passion for exotic street markets, international cuisine, regional textiles and décor. These inspirational influences are often used in client event ideation and final event.
Wendy’s innovative approach to food styling, menu development and culinary flair can often be seen in marketing and promotional efforts for Entertaining Company.

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Food For Thought Enterprises
Carrie Bucaro
7001 North Ridgeway, Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
Phone: 224.935.4515
Email: cbucaro@ffchicago.com

For 33 years, Food For Thought has been driven by two principles: delicious food and gracious hospitality. Our Catering division is renowned for creating truly special events. The FFT Hospitality Group provides café, contract dining and conference catering services for thousands of customers daily. And our newest venture, FFT Delivered Catering, conveniently delivers fresh and delicious menu items right to your door.

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Phelida’s Bakery
Phone: 312.842.7674
Email: blessdmom@hotmail.com

Phelida’s Piece of Cake is a family owned and operated business. Our sincere aim is to please your “Sweetest Dessert Desire!” We have a passionate history that extends waaaaay back to the early version of the “Easy Bake Oven” Expeditiously servicing our patrons, our customer service is “FANTASTIC!” Our renowned homemade baked good are FABULOUS and our motto is “PALATE PLEASING PASTRIES” With no room for disappointment, your taste buds will be blessed. Weddings, birthdays and special other occasions too! We have all you need. We are well known for our Lemon Glazed Pound cake, or just the right amount of moist Red Velvet, and great German Chocolate. Old School Butter Cookies is just one of our specialty cookies. So…… again, If wedding bells are ringing or a birthday cake is due, give us a call we will bake it up for you. No occasion to large or too small

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Melon Express Catering Company
Donna Todd
7108 South Oglesby Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: 773.684.8420
Email: melonexpress4food@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.melonexpresscatering.com

Started in 1990, Melon Express Catering Company, Inc is an executive catering firm. Its goal is to sell world-class cuisine to customers offering a higher degree of quality, using only the freshest ingredients and providing exceptional service. We specialize in catering for fund raisers, birthdays, showers, weddings, receptions, office parties, business lunches and so much more! Melon Express will tailor any event to meet your specific needs and desires with our creative presentations.

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Rome’s Joy
Clifford Rome
4455 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653
Email: info@romesjoy.com
Website: www.romesjoy.com

Chef Clifford Rome, President of Rome’s Joy, brings over 15 years of experience to the field of food service 

Chef Rome took a turn at fine dining with Wolfgang Puck and Francois Dongo of “Spago”, as a line chef and a member of their catering team—creating meals for photo shoots and Oscar parties. While working at Spago, he studied in Paris and worked with other chefs who trained under Puck. Chef Rome has received recognition as a talented chef by local, national and international media. From 1998 through 2003, Chef Rome was one of five chefs working at the Cannes International Film Festival’s American Pavilion—alongside master chefs Roger Verge, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Todd English. Chef Rome is currently the Food Editor for Brides Noir Magazine and has also made frequent appearances on Chicago morning news programs and been featured in the Chicago Sun-Times and The Washington Post. Rome’s Joy provides catering for a variety of occasions and a diverse client base.

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Justice of the Pies
Maya-Camille Broussard, Chicago, IL. 60615
Email: mcb@justiceofthepies.com
Website: http://justiceofthepies.com/

Founder, Maya-Camille Broussard, has spent the past 15 years working as a culturist, curator, designer and creative entrepreneur. As a culinary hobbyist, her love for food served as the impetus for establishing Justice of the Pies in honor of her late father, Stephen J. Broussard. Stephen Broussard practiced and specialized in criminal law in Chicago. As a defense attorney, he was passionate about the idea that his clients deserved second chances. When asked why he would represent people whom have been accused of rather heinous crimes, his philosophy was simply this: “If I don’t defend them, then who will?” Steve also had an epicurean spirit and considered himself to be a semi-professional baker. He was so highly convinced that he made the very best pies and quiches that he declared himself to be the Pie Master. The staff at Justice of the Pies include people who have faced significant difficulties and barriers in gaining employment. In creating Justice of the Pies, Maya-Camille is honoring her late father’s belief in redemptive opportunities as well as his love for anything made with a crust.

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Brown Sugar Bakery
Stephanie Hart
328 E. 75th St, Chicago, IL. 60619
Email: bakershart2@gmail.com
Website: www.brownsugarbakerychicago.com

Brown Sugar Bakery (Chicago) is celebrating 10 Years in business! We are excited to be a part of your families’ special occasions. Stephanie Hart opened Brown Sugar Bakery in 2004 and from then on she has developed a client base that appreciate the love they taste in her cakes. This Greater Grand Crossing bakery's tagline is "dangerously delicious," and it delivers on the promise with cheesecakes, cupcakes, cobblers, cookies, pies and more. Specialty sweets include sweet potato pie, peach cobbler and bread pudding. Nearly 20 whole cake flavors are available, including German chocolate, red velvet, carrot and turtle. In 2013 Ms. Hart was awarded America's Best Bakery on the Steve Harvey Show. Brown Sugar prides itself on being a part of the Joyous occasions among families and creating the taste of sweet memories.

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