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6 Chicago Catering Companies for Your Festive Holiday Party

The season of giving thanks, giving gifts, and giving way to a New Year is fast approaching. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with delicious food at a family and friends-filled festive gathering? Thanksgiving spreads, Christmas dinners, and passed appetizers on New Year’s Eve are best prepared and served by top caterers. Leave the cuisine creation to the professionals, so you can focus on enjoying the celebrations. We’ve narrowed the list for you — choose one of these five Chicago catering companies for your upcoming holiday party.

Boka Catering Group

Chocolate mousse 3 layered desert topped with white marshmallow balls | PartySlate
photographer: Cymmer Photography

For whimsical presentations that taste as good as they look…

  • Flavor-forward, bold culinary profiles
  • Led by Michelin-star Chef Giuseppe Tentori and is part of the award-winning BOKA Restaurant Group
  • Pulls inspiration and resources from the group’s different restaurants, from GT Prime to GT Fish & Oyster
  • Choose from chef stations, buffets, seated dinners, and canapés
Boka Catering Group

Boka Catering Group

Chicago, IL

Catering by Michaels

Caterer holding tray with festive chocolate coated ice cream with fondant snowflake | PartySlate
photographer: Robin Subar Photography

For personalized menu options from a veteran team…

  • Extremely versatile, from innovative Indian cuisine to creative comfort food
  • Offers both full-service and delivery catering options
  • Almost 40 years as a leading caterer in Chicago
  • Only caterer in North America that is both Green Restaurant and Green Seal certified
Catering by Michaels

Catering by Michaels

Chicago, IL

Jewell Events Catering

Wooden dinner table with festive panna cotta dessert atop a gold plate and candy cane colored decoration | PartySlate
photographer: Carasco Photography

For understated elegance at an event of any size…

  • Trend-focused menus that prioritize flavor above all else
  • More than 50 years in the Chicago catering industry
  • Team that prides itself on relationship-building and management of its customers
  • Preferred partner at over 200 Chicago-area venues
Jewell Events Catering

Jewell Events Catering

Chicago, IL

Limelight Catering

Delectable finger food atop innovative glass tray with decorative veggies beneath | PartySlate
photographer: Christy Tyler Photography

For innovative takes on seasonal dishes…

  • Modern and forward-thinking approach to cuisine
  • The first “green” catering company in Chicago
  • Wide range of event catering experience, from cocktail parties to conferences
  • Chef Tony Quartaro has worked at notable Chicago restaurants, like The Bristol and Formento’s
Limelight Catering

Limelight Catering

Chicago, IL

Paramount Events

Strawberry tarts with gold flakes atop festive log platter and leaves and pinecones decorations | PartySlate
photographer: Jeff Schear Visuals

For impressively beautiful and fresh garden-inspired dishes…

  • Creative team of caterers with a passion for food
  • Parent company, Paramount Group, owns three venues: The Lakewood, HighGround, and Spaces at 1756
  • On-site greenhouse in Chicago’s West Loop for the freshest produce
  • Staff of mixologists for innovative custom cocktail programs
Paramount Events

Paramount Events

Chicago, IL

Trucked Up Catering

Food truck serving festive pastries in a snowy winter forest | PartySlate
photo courtesy of Trucked Up Catering

For entertainment and delectable fare in with a fun mobile delivery option…

  • Surprise employees with breakfast or after-lunch treats from a food truck
  • Popular Chicago restaurants represented & can combine buffet and trucks from same establishment
  • Conversation-starting entertainment like glass trucks, sound systems, and lighting
  • Custom company-branding options
Trucked Up Catering

Trucked Up Catering

Chicago, IL

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