Catering By Michaels
December 3, 2019

Here’s What to Do If You Get Engaged This Holiday Season

December 3, 2019

Here’s What to Do If You Get Engaged This Holiday Season

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In case you didn’t notice, we’re in the thick of wedding proposal season.

With so many holidays to celebrate, this is a very family-oriented time of the year. People tend to be more whimsical and happy and couples capitalize on the opportunity to add an extra fun edge to the holiday.

And what better way to amuse the family than with a marriage announcement? However, after you say yes, a lot of wheels will start turning. To keep your sanity, order is crucial.

Lock in the big details right away

So how soon after getting engaged should you start the initial planning steps?

It depends on when you want to get married. If you’re engaged in the Fall and want to plan for a May to October wedding, you’ll need to start moving fast.

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November 26, 2019

Holiday Party Delivery: The Easiest Way to Plan a Holiday Party

November 26, 2019

Holiday Party Delivery: The Easiest Way to Plan a Holiday Party

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It’s never too late to host a great holiday party.

Whether it’s a holiday (we’re looking at you Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s!) or any other excuse you may have for getting your friends and family together, you can still have a great party even with a busy schedule.

As host, the greatest and most time-intensive task inevitably revolves around supplying the food. Whether you go for a full spread or settle on snacks and appetizers, having to plan a party during the holidays can seem like an impossible task for many.

Catering by Michaels can offer a convenient solution to this problem by preparing and delivering your holiday meals to any location within Chicago. All you have to do is tap a few buttons.

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November 25, 2019

Carving a Turkey

November 25, 2019

Carving a Turkey

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Thanksgiving is all about quality time with family and friends, with delicious food to fuel the conversation of memories and current events! While some prefer to show off their skills in the kitchen, most of us feel stressed and anxious about our culinary contribution.

Everyone knows the common centerpiece of Thanksgiving is the turkey, so you gotta get it right.

This Thanksgiving, we’ve prepared a simple video and revamped our tips to make your turkey carving less stressful and more successful.

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November 20, 2019

Catering Sales Concierge, Isabella Ospina, Employee Spotlight

November 20, 2019

Catering Sales Concierge, Isabella Ospina, Employee Spotlight

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Catering by Michaels comprises a spectacular team of employees who we love to brag about in our blog. We sat down with Isabella Ospina, Sales Concierge, to learn more about her role and life outside of work.

Catering sales concierge

What did you do before working at Catering by Michaels?

Before I worked here, I was a student at UIC studying business management. I was working in various student employment jobs at the university (data analytics was one role).

I was at UIC for two years, then I took a semester off and transferred to Roosevelt University. Towards the end of that semester, I found work at Catering by Michaels.

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November 12, 2019

This Year, Share in Our Thanksgiving Tradition

November 12, 2019

This Year, Share in Our Thanksgiving Tradition

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Do not allow yourself to be exceedingly busy this coming Turkey Day. If you’ve hosted the big event before, you know how overwhelming it can be to take care of every little thing yourself.

You have an idea what the table decorations will be, but are you set on the menu? With mashed potatoes, stuffing, and turkey you have the classics by your side. You’ve covered the bases in terms of the main meal, get together the sides, but alas! People did not come to play. The rest of the feast needs starters, salads, and the biggest appetites will be ready for post-dinner treats.

What will you use to pack a final delicious punch? Will it be festive cookies or pumpkin pie? There are so many decisions you have to make for your Thanksgiving meal.

We know you have a lot on your plate this Thanksgiving

Despite your busy schedule, your test as the designated holiday party host has begun. But do not fear, for we will help you on your path! With our full-service Thanksgiving catering, you can save all those hours you’d have spent on shopping, cooking, and most of all, clean-up.

Since the centerpiece of the day is a large meal, on Thanksgiving Day we put the turkey in the oven so you don’t have to. With this taken care of, you’ll regain time to relax and enjoy the meal, talking to your family and catching up on the latest happenings in their lives.

But our customers don’t pay for full-service just to have us cook the perfect turkey for them. Our responsibilities include setup, utensils, servers, and clean-up.

Design your own Thanksgiving menu

Do you want to thrill your guests? Your mother-in-law is hard to please, you’re not sure how to impress your vegan friends, and you don’t know which of your many cocktail ideas will be a hit.

Catering by Michaels can help you design a traditional (or not so traditional) spread with your favorite sides and desserts. Our chef-curated Thanksgiving menu includes a selection of complete meal packages, entrees, appetizers, sides, and desserts. You can use it to create your own customized spread.

Download the menu to begin planning.

Some Turkey Day tips for you…

These simple tips can dramatically change your Thanksgiving Day experience:

  • Having your Thanksgiving meal catered before the day can help reduce labor costs.
  • Book early and be clear about your budget. This makes it easier for us to suggest creative ideas.
  • Don’t automatically go for the buffet. It’s a common notion that a buffet is a great way to save. However, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes plated meals are considerably cheaper. Our staff will help you determine your best course of action based on your goals and budget.

Our Thanksgiving tradition is to serve you

At Catering by Michaels, Thanksgiving Day is about our customers. Every year, for the past four decades, we have set out to provide a great personalized experience to each one of them. This year, let it be you.

If you’re within the Chicago area, we’d love to help take some stress of your plate this holiday season. Take advantage of our full-service catering or order your meal before Saturday, November 23 to have it delivered to you.

Thanksgiving can be stress-free and this is how. Contact us to learn more about our menu options.