Catering By Michaels
November 25, 2019

Carving a Turkey

November 25, 2019

Carving a Turkey

Catering By Michaels

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.

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October 24, 2019

Treat Your Family or Office this Halloween

October 24, 2019

Treat Your Family or Office this Halloween

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Work, travel, and busy schedules have probably made it harder for you and your family and friends to stay in touch. Everyone is biding their time, waiting for the holiday season when they can all get together.

Unless it’s a costume, you don’t want your apron hanging from your neck this Halloween. It’s been a busy year and with the holiday season just around the corner, it will only get busier.

Spooky Halloween parties are great reconnecting opportunities. Set up your family and friends for this experience by choosing Catering by Michaels as your holiday event planner. We have fun and creative ideas that will keep up the creepy theme, usher in the holiday spirit, and make the experience uniquely yours.

Let’s see how many of your co-workers can stomach treats designed like snakes, eyeballs, spiders, mummies, and all sorts of monsters!

Cake Pops Hand Decorated for HalloweenMummy Halloween CookiesDelicious Halloween Treats

Freshly prepared food for your guests

Your party planning starts with setting the menu. The food items you serve your guests will have a great impact on how the whole experience turns out. Are you going to serve hot or cold foods? Is the food adult-oriented or focused on the children?

Our event and culinary team can help you put together a great menu attending to all tastes at the party. We have various options, such as hot and cold foods, sweet and savory treats, and we can theme your menu according to your guests: adults, children or a mix of both.

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October 2, 2019

Why Food & Celebration Are Inexorably Tied Together

October 2, 2019

Why Food & Celebration Are Inexorably Tied Together

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Everyone loves a celebration!

And there’s no celebration without food, it seems. Regardless of their culture or religion, people love to eat when they are celebrating.

Food enhances the experience, promotes interactions between people, and provides a platform for bonding. If you love food as much as we do here at Catering by Michaels, you don’t even need a reason to eat.

But why is food so inexorably tied to celebration?

The Role Food Plays in Celebration

During many celebrations, the host offers food both as a gesture and reflex action.

It’s a gesture of love shown to people we care about whether on a sunny Sunday afternoon, at a wedding, or really during any sort of event. It’s also a physiological response to the mood. Naturally, certain mental states just make you want to eat something, both happy and sad.

Food is also an expression of who we are. We associate certain types of food with certain cultures and religions.

Apart from marking the event, the food served reminds the guests that the host has certain beliefs. That there’s something the owner of the event stands for. Without food, this would be difficult to convey.

Then again, who wants to attend a celebration without food?

The Celebration Dictates the Menu

Simply put, the host uses food to send a message to the guests.

That message is something to the effect of “you’re welcome,” “you’re cared for,” “this is who I am,” and “let’s celebrate.”

As the host, you put a lot of thought into setting a menu. So it’s not just that the food is tasty, it also sends the right message for the event.

At Catering by Michaels, we’re always ready with event-specific menus and offer various menu options tailored for different celebrations. We realize that you are looking for great menu options that fit your celebration to help you accomplish your goals, and our staff is eager to attend to your every need.

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