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Chef By Request

Lisle, IL View map Visit website

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$58

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

$28

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$25

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

$28

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

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

148 Reviews

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    Sasha Married on 06/12/2022
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    Honest Catering Group

    There are so many caterers to choose from, but Chef by Request is definitely an experienced group serving up delicious food! Because we hosted a brunch reception, we did not have a traditional food tasting prior to the event; however, the brunch buffet (especially the live omelet bar) was an all around favorite for us and our guests. Chef by Request is honest, highly organized and maintains an open line of communication through the planning process. We really appreciated the detailed breakdown of costs and their flexibility while our final numbers came in. They make recommendations based on experience, but are also flexible to your needs/vision. We would definitely hire them again for a major event!
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    Ritse Married on 05/16/2022
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    Couldn't be Better

    Working with Chef by Request was easily one of the best decisions we made throughout our entire wedding planning process. From the first email, our contact Amanda Ingle went above and beyond to provide all the information and support she could, including suggesting creative ways of cutting costs. She was always professional and prompt in our communications, patiently explaining anything we had questions about. She continued to be an MVP on the day of the wedding, even helping us make table number cards by hand when we realized that was something we had overlooked. And of course, all of the food was phenomenal. We 100% would work with Chef by Request again.
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    Melissa H. Married on 03/19/2022
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    Incredible vendor!

    This is the second wedding in my family which we have used Chef by Request because the food, service, and coordination are amazing! At both weddings guests were so happy with the delicious food! Amanda helped us immensely through 3 postponements due to COVID and was always understanding and kind! She was able to make everything we wanted happen in an affordable way. We are so impressed and can't recommend Amanda and her team more!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jelena & Moose
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Deals

Chef By Request 1
Offer
JANUARY-APRIL WEDDINGS ONLY. $500 off Wedding Catering for Weddings of $5,000 or more.

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

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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!

Best Little Wedding Shop Best Little Wedding Shop Wedding Favors

Chef By Request is one of the most reputable caterers I know in the Chicagoland area. Their food is outstanding, the chef is amazing and their ability to coordinate every detail of the event is just remarkable! I highly recommend contacting them for your wedding or special event you are planning.

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5100 Academy Drive, Suite 200 Lisle, 60532
6304934300
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