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Catering Made Simple is a full-service wedding catering company based in Elgin, Illinois. Owner Greg Chanthalusy founded the company in 2013; ever since, Greg and his friendly, hardworking team have made it their mission to go above and beyond for their clients. Their on-staff event planner can help you find your dream venue, choose a photographer, select your music and entertainment, and more. Catering Made Simple even offers bar services and equipment rentals. If you provide the vision, they will take care of the details. They want to take the stress out of the planning process so that you can spend more time enjoying your wedding journey and making memories you'll cherish forever.

Cuisine

The Catering Made Simple team has earned recognition throughout the Chicagoland area for their readiness to incorporate new ideas and flavors into their menus. They offer a range of delicious specialty dishes and are happy to work with you to design a custom menu for your celebration. Gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available. Whatever your budget and style, you can count on Catering Made Simple for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience that you and your family will remember for years to come.

  • Asian-owned

Frequently asked questions

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

$35

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

$30

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$25

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

$15

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

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

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

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

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?

American
Asian
BBQ
Italian
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood

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

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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4.8 out of 5 rating
21 Reviews
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95% Recommended by couples
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Catering Made Simple is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. The staff, including Cari, Laura, and Greg, are praised for their flexibility, accommodation, and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. The food is complimented as delicious, with a variety of options available, and the service is described as attentive and efficient. Guests were impressed with the quality of the food and the homemade desserts provided. Overall, customers highly recommended Catering Made Simple for their catering needs.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Catering Made Simple is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. The staff, including Cari, Laura, and Greg, are praised for their flexibility, accommodation, and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. The food is complimented as delicious, with a variety of options available, and the service is described as attentive and efficient. Guests were impressed with the quality of the food and the homemade desserts provided. Overall, customers highly recommended Catering Made Simple for their catering needs.

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Michelle K. Sent on 01/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Things Could Not have been Better!

From beginning to end, our experience with Catering Made Simple could not have been any better! From Cari getting us started and seeing us through to our special day, Laura keeping in touch and keeping up with our questions and changes, to the catering/serving staff at the wedding (who we got LOTS of praise on!!)....they will always be our caterers of choice. Oh, and the food! We continue to get compliments on the food - excellent!
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Dusty W. Sent on 02/28/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Knocked it out of the park

Catering Made simple did an fantastic job for our big day. Great value for the menu we wanted. I am a very picky person due to the fact I've worked in food service my whole life. They excited all expectations left all the guests (including all my fellow chef friends). My wife DIYed all the decorations and they were a great help adding little things and making her vision come to life. I couldn't recommend them enough.
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Morgan P. Sent on 01/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great food and incredibly accommodating!

CMS kicked it out of the park for our celebration! They were incredibly flexible and accommodating with any requests or ideas we had! From delicious apps, perfectly cooked dinner, and we can’t forget about Cari’s delicious desserts!! We also were planning from another state and they helped ease our mind being over 1,000 miles away! You feel like family working with catering made simple! If I could rate higher than 5 I would!!
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