Catering by Michaels is a full service special event catering company in Chicago — committed to providing uncompromised quality, impressive presentation, and attention to even the smallest details.

Since 1980, we’ve aspired to always deliver a truly unique and memorable experience — from start to finish. We believe that catering is more than just food on a plate; it’s about building a relationship with you, understanding your personal style, and delivering a complete experience for you and your guests. Many of our employees have spent their entire careers working at Catering by Michaels and that speaks volumes to who we are as a company. Our team’s culinary expertise, creativity and dedication are what set us apart from others in the industry.



Our first priority is to exceed your expectations and develop a long-lasting relationship built on trust. In our world, there is no such thing as “it is what it is”. We hold ourselves to a higher standard, as do our clients.


We work tirelessly for our clients and never compromise. Our "can-do" attitude and an inherent drive to deliver a memorable experience, not a just a meal, is what motivates us each and every day.


Knowledge drives us forward. Every opportunity we have to learn – about your needs, innovative culinary trends, and efficient ordering processes – increases our understanding and inspires us.


We put our heart and soul into delivering the best products, services and experiences possible. We’re not happy unless you are happy. Passion and passionate people drive everything we do.


We may be different as individuals, but together we share a deep-rooted passion for food and events, have a fierce dedication to quality and innovation, and are all good-hearted team players.


All of our employees play a vital role in driving our company forward. If you have something special to offer, are positive and enthusiastic, and love to make people smile, then check out our job openings.


We believe strongly in sustainable practices. Since our industry is one of extreme excess and waste, we feel a great responsibility to help impact change and do our part to forge a greener future.