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Recommended Caterers

We encourage you to make all your catering arrangements from one of our Recommended 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.

Amazing Edibles

Phone: 312.563.1600
Amazing Edibles is a full-service catering company, owned by women and minorities, that can handle both small-scale events and large galas. They offer a wide menu, accommodating dietary restrictions, themed menus, and client preferences.

Blue Plate

Phone: 312.421.6666
Blue Plate Catering is a highly esteemed catering provider, trusted by over 100 Fortune 500 companies, offering comprehensive contemporary catering and event services that cater to the diverse needs and high standards of corporate and social clients.

Biagio Events and Catering

Phone: 773.736.9009
Biagio Events and Catering specializes in curating unforgettable events with a diverse range of delicious meals available throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening snacks, desserts, and more. They handle various special occasions, including corporate events, social gatherings, cultural events, and galas & benefits.

Catering Out The Box 

Phone: 312.226.2601
Catering Out the Box, backed by 15 years of experience and a dedication to exquisite cuisine, delivers superior service and top-notch gourmet foods that are guaranteed to satisfy. Their extensive service area, on-site catering, and comprehensive menu planning services ensure that your next function will feature the finest culinary offerings from Catering Out the Box.

Chartwells at UChicago

Phone: 773.947.6600
UChicago Catering offers a wide range of catering services, including breakfast options, lunch buffets, themed buffets, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinners, and custom menu requests, ensuring a diverse selection to meet various event needs.


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
J&L Catering, established in 1989, specializes in creating exceptional events for prestigious clients in Chicago’s private, institutional, and public sectors. With talented chefs, a commitment to quality, and innovative menus, they offer a wide range of services, from boxed lunches to elegant dinner parties, ensuring your event is truly memorable.

Limelight Catering 

Phone: 773.883.3080
Limelight is dedicated to delivering quality in every aspect of its service, ensuring that every detail of your event is flawlessly executed with precision and flair. From selecting the freshest ingredients to creating the perfect ambiance, Limelight guarantees delicious food, an extraordinary setting, and uncompromising service that impresses your guests.

Paramount Events 

Phone: 773.880.8044
Paramount Events, a woman-owned and green-certified business, offers full-service and drop-off catering with a focus on all-natural and fresh food. They bring chef-driven cuisine and exceptional service to any gathering, ensuring that each event, regardless of size, is memorable with a unique and fully customized menu.

Sugar Bliss

Phone: 312.845.9669
Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique specializes in freshly baked cupcakes, cake pops, and French macarons made from scratch with premium, natural ingredients. Whether you’re looking to cater a business meeting, office party, birthday, wedding, or special event, you can count on their delectable treats.

Tasty Catering 

Phone: 847.593.2000
With over 30 years of experience, Tasty Catering has established itself as a premier full-service caterer in the Chicago area, focusing not only on culinary excellence but also on exceptional customer service. Originally specializing in corporate catering, they have expanded their expertise to cater to various events.


Local Restaurants

There are many excellent local restaurants in Hyde Park that offer pickup, delivery, and/or catering options! Some of our most frequent visitors are included below, but for a full list of all Hyde Park has to offer, visit the Welcome to Hyde Park website.

Café 53
1369 E. 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
Café 53 Website

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

Fairgrounds Craft Coffee & Tea​
5500A S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Fairgrounds Website

Jade Court
1516 E. Harper Court, Chicago, IL 60615
Jade Court Website


Ja’ Grill
1510 East Harper Court, Chicago, IL 60615
Ja’ Grill Website

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

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

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

The Nile of Hyde Park
1162 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615
The Nile of Hyde Park Website

Rajun Cajun
1459 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615
Rajun Cajun Website

Roti Modern Mediterranean
1526 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615
Roti Website

Saucy Porka
1164 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615
Saucy Porka Website

Seoul Taco
1321 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Seoul Taco Website

Snail Thai
1649 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615
Snail Thai Website

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee
5225 S Harper Court, Chicago, IL 60615
Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Website