Chef Paul Catering

3900 Washington Street Suite H, Gurnee, IL 60031 Map · Phone number
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About Chef Paul Catering

Chef Paul Catering is a custom caterer specializing in one-of-a-kind events. All of our menus are individually created to fit your personal style, venue, and budget. Chef Paul's prepares everything from scratch in house from the freshest ingredients.

WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Menus-Chef Paul Catering creates all of our dishes from scratch using the freshest of ingredients. We even bake all of our pastries and breads in house. Please call us with your party date , time, number of guests, location, budget, and preferences and we will put together custom menu options for your event.

Presentation-You are a unique individual and any event you host should reflect that. We work closely with our clients to gather a knowledge of their style, color scheme, and any special decorations they are providing so we can help create the party of their dreams. All platters are decorated with fresh flowers or thematic decorations. All plated dinners are beautifully decorated with edible garnishes.

Tastings-If you would like to taste the quality of our food please call to schedule an appointment. We require one week advance notice. There will be a nominal fee for this service based on the items you have chosen to taste. If you are planning a wedding or large event, a tasting of your full menu is included in the charge and will be provided on appointment after you have put down your deposit.

Locations-We cater in any location, from your home kitchen to a tent in a remote garden. We can transform any location to a magical party location. If you are looking for a banquet hall to house your event please visit our website for our current listing.


Rentals-We can provide luxurious tents, tables, chairs, linens, portable toilets, and much, much more for your next event.

Waitstaff and Bartenders-We have professional, friendly, and capable waitstaff available. Our staff comes dressed in tuxedo style uniforms or themed uniforms on request. Experienced bartenders are also available for your event needs.

Beverage Service-We will set up the bar and provide bartenders as well as all necessary bar equipment. We will provide you with recommended quantities of beverages to purchase but we do not sell alcoholic beverages for off premise events. Our staff, however, is trained and insured to serve alcohol.

DROP OFF CATERING
Party Trays and Light Buffets– We have a large selection of party trays and light buffets for any occasion. All of our party trays are served beautifully arranged and garnished with fresh flowers.

Box Lunches-We have a large variety of box lunches to suit any taste. Because we make everything from scratch, we do have a minimum order of 10 of any one type of box lunch.
Drop Off and Budget Service Events-To save a considerable amount on your event without sacrificing the quality of the food please consider our hot drop off and budget Service offerings. We will drop off your meal along with servingware hot and ready to eat.

CUSTOM CAKES
Let us prepare your next birthday, wedding, or special occasion cake. All cakes are made from scratch in our kitchen and decorated entirely to your specifications.

Hours: We are open by appointment only and are available by phone Monday through Friday 9AM-2PM. This gives us the flexibility to make visits to your event site or schedule event tastings on your time. If you see us at our location PLEASE STOP IN TO SAY HELLO OR PLACE AN ORDER even if you don’t have an appointment.

OUR TEAM LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ON YOUR NEXT SPECIAL EVENT!

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Julie Bednar Rasmussen · Married on 09/01/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Excellent Experience!

    My now husband and I were planning a small (50 person) backyard wedding, and needed to find a caterer and rental company. I found Chef Paul online, and I am so glad I did! We had less than a 3 month timeline, but Ginger and Patricia at Chef Paul pulled it all together. We had our tastings done in no time, and they arranged to have the tents, tables and linens onsite. The food was delicious, the cake was amazing, the presentation was beautiful, and the staff was very professional. My guests are still raving about how great everything was. My husband and I could not have been happier with Chef Paul Catering, and would highly recommend then to anyone looking for a caterer!

    Sent on 09/10/2019
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    Jan · Married on 08/04/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Ginger at Chef Paul just catered our backyard wedding. Everything about working with her was excellent and above our expectations. Her food is absolutely amazing, and she was able to create delicious foods that met our exacting requirements for choices of vegetarian and gluten-free, and she listed all ingredients so that our guests with food restrictions were comfortable. All our guests raved about the food. But the best part about working with Chef Paul Catering is Ginger herself. She is an excellent listener and took careful notes, listening tirelessly to our preferences and style. She was flexible to changes and immediately responsive to questions as they arose during the planning process, answering texts and emails promptly. Ginger, in addition to being a chef, is able to arrange for all rental needs. Her attention to detail is amazing. I recommend this caterer highly. Can’t say enough! So glad we chose her for our big day.

    Sent on 08/08/2018
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    shakeel · Married on 06/30/2018

    5.0
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    So far, we have used Chef Paul twice for both our kids' graduation parties. For both of the parties, we catered from Chef Paul and a Pakistani restaurant to satisfy varying pallets in our families and friends. We requested a special dietary needs and Ginger was able to accommodate it without any hassle, other caterers gave us a bit of a hard time and weren’t able to fully understand our needs. For my oldest graduation party, Ginger not only brought the food but also served it at our venue, she was extremely approachable and went out of her way to understand the food from Pakistani caterer to explain to our guests. For my youngest, I had the food delivered to our event and ended up realizing how great of a help Ginger truly was during our past event.
    Everyone loved the food we got immensely, but the biggest hit was the cupcakes. I am still getting compliments from everyone on how great the food and cupcakes were. I would recommend for any event big or small. Their prices are very reasonable. They will remain our go-to caterer as long as they are in business.

    Sent on 08/02/2018

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Chef Paul Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service? $ 100.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? $ 70.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? $ 120.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres? $ 50.00
  • 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, Chairs, Tables, China, Linens, Flatware, Glassware
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 8.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • 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, Greek, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Carol Woldhuis Designs
    Carol Woldhuis Designs Wedding Invitations

    Ginger and Paul are amazing! Great people and delicious food are their blended combination. I have worked with both of them for over 3 years as clients/vendors and been at several events as a guest. You can not go wrong here.

  • Eminjayin Productions
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    High Class! Amazing service! They are so friendly and helpful! I LOVE this company and recommend them VERY often!

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  • 3900 Washington Street Suite H, Suite H Gurnee, Illinois, 60031 See on map
    8476238750 (Phone number)
    Hours by appointment only

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