Chef By Request

5100 Academy Drive Suite 200, Lisle, IL 60532 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Chef By Request

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.

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132 Reviews for Chef By Request

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.5
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  • Teresa

    Teresa Cook · Married on 08/11/2019

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

    EXCELLENT in every way!

    I send a big THANK YOU to Chef by Request, and to Amanda Ingle in particular, for making our wedding reception a huge success! We had a smaller wedding (around 62), and some of the catering companies don't like to work with small groups or even charge extra money if the group is under 100 people. But Chef by Request was happy to cater our wedding reception. From the first phone call, to the tasting, to the planning, and to the actual event, Amanda made everything easy and fun! She was always accessible and promptly returned my phone calls. Amanda is very professional, in a relaxed way. I especially appreciated her expertise and her willingness to make suggestions when we didn't know what to do. She was patient in answering all of our questions and was never pushy. Everything went like clockwork and was PERFECT on the day of the wedding! We especially appreciated how the Chef by Request team was very attentive to me (the bride) and to the groom on the day of our wedding. During the cocktail hour, they made a point to find us when we were having photos taken, and they brought us a plate of appetizers so that we wouldn't miss out on them. They even surprised us with a special plate of desserts on our sweetheart table! The food was OUTSTANDING!!! We got many compliments from our guests, who said that the food tasted like it came from a gourmet restaurant. All of the food was cooked on-site. It wasn't pre-cooked and then just warmed up. So it tasted like it just came out of the oven because it did! When we first started planning our wedding, I checked out quite a number of caterers, and Chef by Request outshined them all in professional, friendly service coupled with delicious food at very reasonable prices. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Chef by Request, and I will happily use them again in the future!

    Sent on 08/12/2019
  • Kmmcginn

    Kmmcginn@comcast.net · Married on 08/03/2019

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    Wonderful Experience & Wonderful Party

    We used Chef By Request for an engagement party we were hosting. Amanda made the planning painless, and Colleen, Amanda & Jeff made the event run smoothly. The food was excellent, the staff professional, and people raved about the event. So happy we went with CBD.

    Sent on 07/01/2019

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Chef By Request Pricing

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Chef By Request FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service? $ 58.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? $ 28.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? $ 25.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres? $ 28.00
  • 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, China, Linens, Flatware, Glassware
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 15.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Limited Bar, Open Bar, House Beer, House Wine, Signature Drink
  • What event services do you provide? Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide? Breakfast / Brunch, Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tapas, Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? American, Asian, BBQ, British, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide? Liquor License, Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar, House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Outside Alcohol
  • 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

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Chef By Request 1
    $500 Off Wedding Catering
    JANUARY-APRIL WEDDINGS ONLY. $500 off Wedding Catering for Weddings of $5,000 or more.
  • Chef By Request 2
    Buy 2 Hors D'oeuvres, Get 2 on Us
    NON-SATURDAY WEDDINGS ONLY. Purchase two passed hors d'oeuvres selections for cocktail hour, and we will add two additional selections on complimentary to you! All four hors d'oeuvres must be for the entire guest count.

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

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

  • Naper Settlement
    Naper Settlement Church Weddings

    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!

  • Naper Settlement
    Naper Settlement Church Weddings

    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, 60532 See on map
    630-984-5329 (Phone number)
    6304934558 (Fax Number)

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