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Catering by Michaels provides catering services to weddings and events in Chicago. The full-service catering company is dedicated to bringing unique flavor and creative food to you. By building relationships with every client, our chefs are able to customize menus to fit your interests, tastes, and preferences.

Services Offered
Our food is available in a variety of serving styles including plated, buffet, or family style. Work with our wedding coordinators to find the best option for your budget and preference. Our team will handle setup, cleanup, and everything in between!

Cuisine
Choose the food you want. Catering by Michaels allows couples to customize your own meals rather than picking from a restictive list. Some past menus have included traditional Indian food, comfort food with a twist, or garden inspired hors d鈥檕euvres. Our pastry chef can also provide cakes and desserts customized for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$125

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$135

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$140

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$65

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$28

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Halal
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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5.0 out of 5 rating
133 Reviews
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
99% Recommended by couples

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Kalina G. Married on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Catering by Michaels is the best!

We used Catering by Michael鈥檚 for our April 2023 wedding and I cannot recommend them enough! We worked with Stacey and she was amazing through the entire process, from pricing out various options for our quotes to helping us craft a menu that would work best for our wedding. On top of all of it she was incredibly professional and always in great mood and so pleasant to work with. Catering was a big expense for us so she took a lot of time to help us get everything just right for our big day.

We had a tasting a few months before the wedding, which was such a fun experience and helped us feel much better about the day. The tasting was a true demonstration of how things would go on our wedding day and they were not kidding - it was exactly the amazing food and customer service we got to experience on our wedding.

Everything about the wedding catering went perfectly - every team member was professional and in a great mood, tables were served promptly with warm food, and the best part was that it was all incredibly delicious and filling.

I cannot recommend CMB more - there鈥檚 a reason they鈥檝e been around for so long and are so amazing at what they do!
Kelsey
Kelsey M. Married on 11/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Catering by Michaels and Moriah are the BEST!

Cannot say enough good things about Catering by Michaels for a wedding! From the beginning they were amazing partners - they were responsive, accommodating, flexible and the food was INCREDIBLE on the wedding day! Moriah was an absolute gem to work with and was supportive throughout the entire process. The guests raved about the appetizers, dinner, desserts and late night snacks and we're still hearing about how good the food was weeks later. 100/10 would recommend Moriah and team for your wedding.
Liz
Liz R. Married on 10/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best!

Catering by Michael鈥檚 was amazing!!! We worked with Moriah, who was so on top of everything and a breeze to work with. From our tasting until our big day, everything went so smoothly and not to mention DELICIOUS! We鈥檝e had so many people reach out and say how amazing the food was. We were blown away! Highly recommend them, you won鈥檛 be disappointed!!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Real Weddings

Chelsae & Andrea
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Mike & Kelsy
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Team

Moriah Greenhill
Moriah Greenhill
Event Coordinator

Moriah has been a part of live events since junior high and has never looked back. She loves using her design background to give each event a personal touch to set it apart from the rest. No two weddings are the same and that diversity is one of her favorite things about producing weddings. When she is not producing weddings all over Chicago, she loves road tripping in her family's RV and cheering on her favorite NFL team (hint: it's not the Chicago Bears.)

Michele Grossman
Michele Grossman
Event Coordinator

Michele has been producing weddings for Catering by Michaels for over 20 years. Her depth of knowledge on the wedding industry is second to none. She is meticulous and puts 48 hours into her 24 hour work day. In her spare time, she loves to exercise, travel, hang with her kids and be a tourist in her own city.

Nathan Printz
Nathan Printz
Event Coordinator

Nathan has been a part of the hospitality industry since before his college days. Nathan's eye for detail and passion for working together as a team has helped him produce hundreds of events in Chicago's top venues. He enjoys all of the diversity and different traditions that each wedding brings. In his spare time, he loves hanging out on the lakefront, eating his way through the long list of must try restaurants and traveling.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Highland Park Community House Highland Park Community House Historic Weddings

Catering by Michaels does a wonderful job and we are always happy to have them at the HP Community House!

Artifact Events Artifact Events Historic Weddings

Great getting to work with Catering by Michaels! Professional staff and great planners.

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Catering by Michaels frequently asked questions

At Catering by Michaels, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at Catering by Michaels includes:
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Catering by Michaels offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Catering by Michaels offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Catering by Michaels, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Catering by Michaels, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Catering by Michaels provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Catering by Michaels offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Catering by Michaels is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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