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Plated, Buffet, Stations, Family Style

About Chef By Request

Custom Catering To Every Degree!

Chef By Request provides catering to events and weddings in the Chicago area. Hospitality and event planning is combined to give clients a one-of-a-kind menu. Essential ingredients include fresh food and professional service.

Experience
Their team has catered thousands of events since 1996. Executive chef David Miller attended the Johnson and Wales Culinary Institute. He is now a member of the American Culinary Federation and has won awards for both his business and culinary skills. His catering was even used in a winning episode on TLC’s “Four Weddings”.

Cuisine
Chef By Request provides meals in a plated, buffet or station style. Choose from cuisine styles like Hawaiian, Tuscan, taste of Spain and more. Or choose to create a menu with your favorite dishes. His food will cater to a variety of style and dietary necessities.

Other Services
Chef By Request also provides a variety of bar services. Their team creates classic martinis, specialty drinks and made-to-order soda stations. Also enjoy their cake creations to finish your night.

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: Chicago

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5.0

Chef by Request went above and beyond. Not only were the food and service exceptional but when it started to rain at our outdoor event the were right there there helping get all the decor and personal belongings out of the down poor.

Profile Picture Allie, 10/20/18, 1 Review
Category: Catering
5.0

Wow, Chef by Request is great!! On top of the food being really great, which is what you want at your wedding, they were incredibly easy to work with - very responsive, communicative, collaborative, and helpful! They helped us narrow down what we wanted and what would work for a large crowd, and made it all happen! Our menu was partially customized and worked out great. From our tasting, through all the remote communication, to the actual wedding, everything was wonderful. We worked primarily with Amanda, and really cannot sing her praises more. She quelled any worries we had, she updated invoices quickly, she gave us wiggle room paying our final bill when we didn't know we needed a cashier's check, and day-of she made everything go so smoothly. She even fluffed my dress before I walked down the aisle.

Day-of, all the Chef by Request staff were super top-notch. Several servers came by during our cocktail hour picture-taking to make sure we were getting our appetizers! They brought us drinks! The bartenders acted excited when they got to serve me (the bride) for the first time and asked how I was feeling! When dinner was running just a little behind, they were super communicative and made sure we got a little snack before the buffet opened! We can only imagine all the things they did behind the scenes that we don't even know about. Hiring Chef by Request for our wedding was a super great decision, and we recommend them!

Profile Picture Amy, 6/2/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Catering

Chef By Request Pricing

Chef By Request Price Rates

Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$58.00
Buffet
$28.00
Stations
$25.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$28.00
Catering Prices Include:
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China
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Flatware
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Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person
Starting from $15.00
Bar Service Price Includes:
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Signature Drink

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 ENDORSEMENTS
Looking for a great Chef, we recommend chef by request for any event.

Chef By Request has always done a fantastic job for rentals/events at Naper Settlement. From organizing all the small details to the delicious food our guests are always happy with Chef By Request!

Chef By Request has always done a fantastic job for rentals/events at Naper Settlement. From organizing all the small details to the delicious food our guests are always happy with Chef By Request!

Chef By Request has always done a fantastic job for rentals/events at Naper Settlement. From organizing all the small details to the delicious food our guests are always happy with Chef By Request!

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5100 Academy Drive, Suite 200, Lisle, IL 60532   See On Map
630-493-4300 (phone) 630-493-4558 (fax)
Chef By Request is a wedding caterer from Chicago area. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Naperville, Hinsdale, and Chicago. Chef By Request is a professional wedding caterer that has been part of the Chicago area wedding industry for 20 years. We specialize in wedding catering.