Preferred Caterers

We encourage you to make all your catering arrangements from one of our Preferred Caterers. We are pleased to provide you with our current list below. If you choose to work with a caterer not included in our list, you must submit a request for approval of that caterer to your Event Coordinator.

For local restaurants in the Hyde Park area, please see our list of local restaurants.


Phone: 773.736.9009

Contact: Michelle Cirrincione

Biagio's offers full-service catering. Become a guest at your own party with wait staff, chefs & bartenders at your service. Whether your event requires china service or deluxe disposable china, family style meals, elegantly plated meals or buffet style, Biagio's guarantees a stress-free event.

Blue Plate

Phone: 312.421.6666

Contact: Helen Pole

Caterer of choice for more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. Blue Plate Catering offers a full range of contemporary catering and event services to meet the needs and exacting standards of a diverse group of corporate and social clients. Our clients agree: whether formal or casual, high-profile or low-key, from 5 to 500 guests, the best parties always begin with Events by Blue Plate.

Catering Out The Box

Phone: 312.226.2601
Contact: Anthony B. Waller

With over 15 years of experience and a passion for fine foods, Catering Out the Box is committed to providing the highest quality gourmet foods with superior service that's sure to please. With a wide service area, on-site catering, and complete menu planning services, you will get the finest food for your next function from Catering Out the Box.

Phone: 773.935.8085

Chicagoland counts on D'Masti Catering's team of experienced and creative professionals to make the difference between a good event, and a great event! Whether your style is easy going old favorites, or dramatic new food trends, you can rely on D'Masti Catering to provide you the best quality, selection and service.

J&L Catering

Phone: 312.280.7900

Contact: Vanessa Flink-Larsen

J&L Catering opened its Goose Island facility in 1989 with the idea of creating events for the most prestigious clientele in Chicago's private, institutional and public sectors. Boasting kitchens with chefs from around the world, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of food, exceptional service and innovative menus designed with our client's diversity in mind. Whether it be boxed lunches, all-day hospitality services, cocktails and hors d' oeuvres or an elegant dinner party, J&L Catering can provide every component needed to make your event truly special.

Limelight Catering

Phone: 773.883.3080

Contact: Nicole Orlando

At Limelight, our dedication to quality shines through everything we do. So, relax! We'll have everybody gushing! Limelight will handle all the well-considered details: selecting the freshest of ingredients; preparing the feast to your exacting specifications. Adding sparkle to your table and choosing just the right light to create you mood. Down to the last detail, your event will be flawless, carried out with precision and flair! Go ahead send out the invitations! Limelight will make sure that the food is delicious, the setting extraordinary, and the service uncompromising.

Pan y Vino


Contact: Norberto Zas

Looking for catering services to provide delicious gourmet fare for a special occasion? Pan y Vino is the best European Gourmet Catering specializing in Spanish and Italian cuisine. Pan y Vino offers appetizers, antipasti, tapas, pastas, fish, seafood and a variety of other dishes.

Local Restaurants

Cedars - Mediterranean Kitchen
1206 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Medici Restaurant on 57th
1327 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Noodles Etc.
1333 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Pizza Capri
1501 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60637