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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

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Amazing Edibles Website
Phone: 312.563.1600

Contact: Diana Streit

Amazing Edibles is a full-service (woman and minority owned) catering company offering a full range of services. We are a unique size: small enough to have a high-touch approach by large enough to handle large galas and high-profile events. Our menu is vast and our chefs are always willing to come up with create solution to accommodate any dietary restriction, themed menu, or client preference. From the sales team, who will take the initial call to understand your needs, to the operations team that will pack and deliver the food, to the team that will execute on-site, we have a great confidence that we provide excellent service, delicious food, and attention to detail for any event.

Blue Plate

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Blue Plate Website
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.

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Biagio Events Website
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.

Catering Out The Box

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Catering Out The Box Website
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.


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D’Masti Catering Website
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

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J&L Catering Website
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.

La Petite Folie

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La Petite Folie Website
Phone: 773.653.1331

Contact: Mary Mastricola

At la petite folie, some things never go out of style – like classically prepared, seasonal French cuisine with wine pairings; an intimate dining room, ideal for conversation; and gracious, unobtrusive service. Whether it’s a business meeting, special family occasion, or a romantic evening out, our goal is to provide our guests with a personalized, incomparable experience that will bring you back again and again.

Limelight Catering

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Limelight Catering Website
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 your 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

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Pan y Vino Website

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.

Paramount Events

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Paramount Events Website

Stephanie Vowels

Paramount Events, a woman-owned and green-certified business, features full-service and drop-off catering options specializing in all-natural and fresh food year-round. Culinary experiences with innovative catering and impeccable service are combined to bring Chicago’s finest chef-driven cuisine to any table you’re gathered around. No matter the size of an event, we work to ensure that every moment is special and every menu is unique and fully customized.

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Sugar Bliss Website


Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique bakes all cupcakes, cake pops, French macarons from scratch using only the highest quality, natural ingredients, such as European Cocoa, Nielsen Massey pure Madagascar  Bourbon vanilla, and real fruits. Visit their downtown location or call to cater or deliver for your next business meeting, office party, birthday, wedding, or special event.


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