Catering By Michaels
May 4, 2017

How to Plan a Memorable Mother’s Day Brunch

May 4, 2017

How to Plan a Memorable Mother’s Day Brunch

Catering By Michaels

Feel like you’re scrambling to plan a Mother’s Day that’s special and memorable for all? Don’t stress, we have just the answer. This Mother’s Day, skip going out for an overpriced meal on this busy day, and instead host a fabulous champagne brunch at home, the park, or another special location. Here’s everything you’ll need to impress mom and your guests.

Mother’s Day: The Food

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Catering By Michaels
April 25, 2017

Romantic Winter Wedding at Ovation Chicago

April 25, 2017

Romantic Winter Wedding at Ovation Chicago

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Spring may be in the air, but this week we’re reminiscing about James + Jane’s romantic winter wedding at Ovation. Maybe it was the light snow falling, or the flickering candlelight and perfectly placed succulents + florals that made this wedding one to remember. Either way, it was an absolute pleasure to work with these Chicago natives, and we couldn’t be more grateful to have been a part of their very magical day.

All photography provided by the very talented Jordan Imhoff.

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Catering By Michaels
April 18, 2017

10 Standout Gluten-Free Menu Options

April 18, 2017

10 Standout Gluten-Free Menu Options

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Catering By Michaels understands the importance of common food allergies and intolerances, including gluten sensitivity. For our guests who are gluten-free, we are happy to offer a large selection of gluten-free menu options that are thoughtfully crafted to ensure that they still taste delicious. All of our full-service and delivery menus include appetizers, entrees, and desserts that your gluten-free guests (and gluten guests!) are sure to love.

Here are some of our customer favorites:

Caprese Bites Gluten-Free

CAPRESE BITES 

Cherry tomatoes stuffed with mozzarella marinated in balsamico and pesto, garnished with a Parmesan frico chip.

CHIPOTLE SHRIMP ELOTE CUPS

Grilled & marinated chipotle BBQ shrimp on a bed of Mexican corn salad set in a tortilla cup, garnished with crumbled feta cheese, Mexican crema and cilantro.

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Catering By Michaels
March 21, 2017

Meet Nisar Naimi from Events by Nisar

March 21, 2017

Meet Nisar Naimi from Events by Nisar

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We love working with event planners, and recently had the opportunity to chat with Nisar Naimi from Events by Nisar. If you’re about to plan an event, his insights may be especially timely!

How did your career in events begin?

​It started off as a part-time job to make extra cash on the weekends during my undergrad years at Loyola University. I used to work for a non-profit community organization, and my boss at the time introduced me to his friend who was an event planner. I worked with her throughout my college years, then went full-time with event planning once I graduated.​

Why do you love working in the events industry?

​I love that it’s a new experience every day! I get bored very easily, so I love the creative and personal interactions that allow me to have a new and exciting experience every day. More than anything, I love all of the relationships I am able to build and foster.​

Events by Nisar wedding

What are current trends you love?

​Simple is more.

  • I love the mixing of metals (golds, rose golds, silvers).
  • Lighter, softer tones in decor have also recently become very popular.
  • The rustic theme is very big at the moment.

Couples are now so much more open to being creative with their menu selections, especially in terms of live action stations, exotic ingredients, and presentation. It seems that recently, food has definitely taken precedent over decor and other event items. ​

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Catering By Michaels
February 22, 2017

7 Elegant One-Bite Hors d’oeuvres

February 22, 2017

7 Elegant One-Bite Hors d’oeuvres

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Hors d’oeuvres are an important part of any special event, whether they’re the only food at your event, or just a warm up before the main course. Catering By Michaels offers plenty of great options that are both unique and delicious. One (or a few of!) these seven hors d’oeuvre choices are sure to please you and your guests. Just make sure to warn guests if there’s more food coming, so they don’t completely fill up on these tasty bites.

Pulled Brisket Barbacoa

PULLED BRISKET BARBACOA

Set atop a mini jalapeño corn muffin, and garnished with chopped parsley.
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