Catering Alchemy

Recipes succeed when perfect ingredients meet perfect skill. Meals achieve memorable status when simple ingredients join to become more than the sum of their parts. We love this catering alchemy: when all the elements of preparing a perfect dish, meal, menu, or event come together magically. And we know this alchemy is only possible when all of us subscribe to this same philosophy.

It is because of this mindset that Catering by Michaels has gained the reputation for being one of the very best catering companies in the Chicagoland area.

We Are All Michaels

Catering by Michaels is more than just a collection of talented people. We are a team. We are a family. It’s what we think about every time someone asked the (obvious) question, ”Who is Michael?” The elegant and fulfilling answer is, “We are all Michaels!”

One of our greatest assets is the camaraderie we all share. For us, it’s about so much more than just the food: it’s about the people behind the food and service.

We are fortunate to have a collection of dedicated people who all bring unique—and integral— skills to work everyday. We succeed as a company because we thrive as individuals. Our unity, our desire to work toward the same goals, our mélange of skills, perspectives, and personalities all combine to make Catering by Michaels flourish.

At Catering by Michaels, you can really taste the difference this combination makes. We owe it to all the “Michaels” who care about the quality and care that goes into every menu item and every event booked.

We are proud of who we are—individually and as a whole—and we want to share this pride with you.

Catering Events In Our Community

A large part of what we love most is the opportunity to be a part of your memorable moments.

We are delighted to be the exclusive caterer and event management partner for Independence Grove Forest Preserve. The venue combines a stunning outdoor and indoor space, offering a variety of public and private events. Independence Grove, too, is so much more than the sum of its parts.

Whether you are enjoying a picnic with the family on a lazy Saturday afternoon or planning a wedding, social gathering, or corporate event, our team will put together a menu which suits your needs.

The Upcoming Year

In 2019, we want to continue to support and recognize all the “Michaels” who are part of our team. We owe our success and growth to all of our amazingly talented employees. We want to ensure they—and you—know how important they are to us. We wouldn’t be here without them.

Throughout the year we will highlight several members of our team, discovering how we all fit into the Catering by Michaels culture. By extension, we want to show how we all unite to provide you with a catering experience which leaves you happy.

Keep an eye out for these employee feature pieces as we share with all of you the love we have for each and every member of our staff.