Jeff Ware
January 21, 2020

2020 Democratic National Convention

January 21, 2020

2020 Democratic National Convention

Jeff Ware

EVENT VENUES & CATERING

It’s a historic election year. And we are ready to be a part of it. With the 2020 Democratic National Convention coming to Milwaukee, Catering by Michaels is your candidate to feed democracy!

If you’re hosting a large event near Milwaukee for the 2020 DNC, we are here for you. Whether it’s in Kenosha, Racine, southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois or anywhere in-between, we have you covered with planning, full-service catering, venues, and more.

Catering by Michaels has partnered with the Democratic National Committee and the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee to provide catering and other event planning services for delegates and visitors. With over 50,000 visitors expected to attend over 1,500 events, having a trusted caterer that knows the areas of Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Lake County, and the surrounding cities is important.

Democration National Convention event in Chicago and surrounding cities, catering and venues

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Jessica Wunschel
January 15, 2020

Game Time Menu

January 15, 2020

Game Time Menu

Jessica Wunschel

Are you ready for some football (and basketball)?

If you don’t have a viewing party planned out, now is the time to start thinking through the details. After all, you don’t want any surprises or distractions once the game starts!

Whether you’re making the food yourself or hiring a catering service, planning your party early ensures that you have enough time to get everything in order.

Planning a Game Viewing PartyDecorate cookies of footballs, baseballs and basketballs

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The champagne has been popped. The decorations are waiting to be stored away. The leftovers are finally gone. This can only mean one thing: January, and the official end of the holiday season. After spending November and December on overdrive, it’s only natural to feel a bit of the post-holiday blahs during these first few weeks of the New Year.

We get it! So we’ve assembled a collection of seven sweet treats to ease us into 2020 in a delicious way. Of course, picking our favorites is a near-impossible feat—we love everything which comes out of our pastry kitchen! So the seven we have here are just a sampling…a tasty reminder that a lovely bite can always put a smile on your face.

  • Hazelnut Mousse Cake: Classic. Beautiful. Need we say more?

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John Caruso
December 23, 2019

A New Year. A New Venue. A Classic Re-Imagined.

December 23, 2019

A New Year. A New Venue. A Classic Re-Imagined.

John Caruso

The holiday season bustles with festivities, joy, and the promise of a new year. Family and friends gather to share food, gratitude, and plans for the future. At Catering my Michaels, we have our own big news to share over popping champagne and holiday meals.

New To Us On January 1, 2020

We are THRILLED to announce the newest exclusive venue to our Catering by Michaels portfolio: The Highland Park Country Club! Steeped in a rich and storied history, The Highland Park Country Club’s reputation for excellence dates back to its opening in 1969. As a private country club, it hosted some of the best events on the North Shore. In fact, our Executive Vice President, David Sandler, and our Senior Event Coordinator, Michelle Grossman, both hosted their Bar & Bat Mitzvah celebrations at the Highland Park Country Club!

highland park event venue

An Eye Toward The Future

The Highland Park Country Club sits on property which used to be a 98-acre golf course and is now owned by the Park District of Highland Park. The grounds are undergoing a comprehensive renovation to transform this former golf course into an inviting, natural oasis filled with trees, ponds, and meandering walking paths. We can’t wait to host ceremonies and outdoor events with this gorgeous backdrop of nature.

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Nathan Printz
December 17, 2019

Handy Tips for Planning a Chicago New Year’s Eve Event

December 17, 2019

Handy Tips for Planning a Chicago New Year’s Eve Event

Nathan Printz

For many people, nothing beats spending New Year’s Eve at home. The calm of knowing you won’t miss a table at your favorite restaurant or have to make compromises because things don’t go as planned is an appealing way to usher in the new year.

Whether you chill out on the couch all night or have some friends and family over, these tips will help ensure a great night:

Avoid FOMO

Kick in the new years with a catered New Years celebration

FOMO is the fear of missing out on something legendary which might happen…and you won’t be there to witness it. Being anxious that you’re missing out on something big somewhere else (fireworks, anyone?) isn’t the best way to spend your time.

The goal is to enjoy your space, with your couch and with your friends. Don’t be all over social media viewing everyone’s posts or glancing longingly out the window — unless you have a great view.

If you think you might miss something important, then perhaps you should go out. Who knows, you might actually have fun!

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