Calihan Catering

833 W. Hanies, Chicago, IL 60642 Map · Phone number
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About Calihan Catering

An Innovative Approach
Creative vision, uncompromising style and attention to detail.
These attributes have allowed Calihan Catering to produce Chicago’s most
successful, innovative and memorable events for over 20 years. This uncompromising
approach to food and service has allowed Calihan to partner with
Chicago’s most distinguished institutions, non-for-profits and corporations to
obtained unequaled results through the vehicle of entertaining.

Calihan reinterprets familiar, classic recipes with flair
and a touch of whimsy while exploring more avantgarde
trends in cuisine. Paired with uncompromising
commitment to excellence the cuisine is a powerful
tool in enabling client’s goals to be fully realized.
As the city’s most celebrated custom caterer, menus
are created to reflect the distinctive style of each of
its clients. Whether a private dinner party for eight,
an elegant wedding for 200 or a corporate launch
for five thousand our team of industry experts is
committed to providing unparalleled levels of cuisine
and service at each and every event.

Whether entertaining at home, celebrating life’s
events or looking for a competitive edge Calihan
Catering understands that life does not have to be
complicated, just tasteful.

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29 Reviews for Calihan Catering

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Kelly · Married on 10/12/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Truly amazing!

    My husband and I cannot thank Cate and Calihan Catering enough! They were absolutely amazing from start to finish! Everyone was so professional and our guests could not stop talking about how great the food was. We even had people telling us 'this was the best food we have ever had!' We had a few tricky things to coordinate like our champagne wall and they made everything happen without hesitation or question. They catered to what we were envisioning, made the entire process seamless and made sure our families were taken care of the whole time. They truly went above and beyond. My husband and I could not have asked for a better catering company!! You need to hire this team for any catering event, I promise they will not disappoint!! 

    Sent on 10/22/2019
  • Julie

    Julie Brook · Married on 08/18/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Calihan Catering are Amazing Caterers

    We had a marvelous experience working with Cate Kaczala and Emily Preston from Calihan Catering. Our daughter and her now husband selected Gallery 1028 for the location of their wedding. The wedding was Sunday morning in August 2019.

    From the venue to the catering we have not one complaint, only compliments.

    Cate and Emily were our contacts and they could not have been nicer to work with. They also worked smoothly with our vendors; Farrah Singh Kauffman from Simply Azure Events, Jori Foreman from Fab Flora, David Florczak from Posh Productions, Sweet Mandy Cakes, Do Rite Donuts, Big Sadie our band, and Elizabeth Wells our photographer.

    Cate and Emily are certainly skilled in catering and guiding clients through the process until the party ends. They answered our calls, our emails and every question - even when we asked multiple times!

    The food was amazing, tasty and fresh. The service was excellent. The room temperature perfect for a hot August morning. The venue was lovely and parking was great for our friends who drove. Cate, Emily and staff were very conscientious to be sure our guests with food issues were handled properly - all very much appreciated.

    I also felt that Calihan Catering was willing to work with every request, including offering a "pre-meal" of donuts, coffee, mimosas and fruit before the wedding service. Calihan prices are reasonable and we felt that they cared about us as the consumer.

    I can not thank Calihan enough for their wonderful staff. We highly recommend Calihan Catering, especially Cate and Emily.

    Sent on 08/23/2019
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    Kyle Dolan · Married on 05/18/2019

    5.0
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    Top-Notch wedding catering with Calihan

    We booked Calihan Catering for our wedding in May 2019, which we held at their Chicago venue, Gallery 1028. (We’ve reviewed Gallery 2018 separately). They did a fantastic job! The food was delicious, everyone agreed—favorite items were the appetizers of papaya quesadillas and deviled eggs with smoked trout, and the gnocchi entrée. The service was excellent: food arrived at a perfect pace, and servers were very attentive to our guests and to us. The bar service was great too, and the full bar package was well-stocked. Cate was our catering lead and she was great to work with on designing the menu. She also pitched in at the wedding to help us manage the event timings and move guests from the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to dinner. We had a great experience with Calihan and would highly recommend them to prospective couples!

    Sent on 06/29/2019

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Calihan Catering FAQ

  • What catering services do you provide?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Stations
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    Asian
    French
    Latin American
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Southwestern
    Spanish
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Wine
    Champagne Toast
    Premium Liquor

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Heather Parker Photography Wedding Photographers

    Calihan Catering which operates Gallery 1028 in addition to its wedding catering services is one of the most organized and friendly wedding vendors out there, not to mention the awesome food that draws so many brides and grooms to them! I have worked alongside Nicole Fitzpatrick who keeps the ball rolling and has done so many superb events!

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Calihan Catering frequently asked questions

What catering services does Calihan Catering provide for weddings?

Calihan Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Stations

What types of cuisine can you find at Calihan Catering?

At Calihan Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:

  • American
  • Asian
  • French
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Calihan Catering?

At Calihan Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:

  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Calihan Catering provide for wedding events?

Calihan Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:

  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • Premium Liquor

What percentage of users recommend Calihan Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Calihan Catering is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in professionalism.