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Food For Thought

Lincolnwood, IL View map

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Food For Thought is a catering company based in Lincolnwood, Illinois that will handle all the details so that you can enjoy your celebration. They have been catering the Chicago area since 1983 and are partnered with over 100 venues, priding themselves on coordinating your wedding flawlessly, no matter the size.

Cuisine
Food For Thought has expert catering staff, consultants and chefs that will work with you to customize a unique menu that reflects your taste. They will personalize every detail and adjust your menu until you have exactly what you need. Their dining options are nutritious, healthy and delicious, and will make your event one-of-a-kind.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$65

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

$45

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$50

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

$35

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

Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$40

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

House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

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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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Natalie P. Married on 06/18/2022
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    Best chicken I've had in my entire life!

    Food for Thoughts exceeded our expectations! I am a wedding florist, but this time I was the bride. I've worked with many vendor professionally, Food for Thought has always been any ideal teammate. Being on the opposite side, as a client, was an even better experience. The food was literally the best food I've had in my entire life. I highly recommend the Frenched Breast of Citrus Marinated Chicken. Several family members were asking for the recipe. It happened to be a cold and windy day during a hot wave in June. We had to make a snap decision to move the reception to an area less effected by the weather. Food for Thought JUMPED into action, made the whole transition smooth, and honestly it was a better experience than the original plan. I highly recommend Food for Thought. Anna Zuniga and Meaghan Tiberio were a dream to work alongside.
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    Fred G. Married on 06/11/2022
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    Excellent Service and Food

    Throughout the planning, booking, and execution of our wedding, one vendor stood out above the rest. Meaghan Tiberio and her team made sure that we felt prioritized from the second we met them. They had a wonderful catered tasting ready for us at their test kitchen. They were prompt in communications. They ensured that all of the food options met our guests' needs. They did a wonderful job managing our venue space. Their servers made the meal feel elegant, rather than catered. But above all else, Meaghan personally made sure that me and my wife felt taken care of, including helping us with other troublesome vendors. I would highly recommend FFT to anyone booking a wedding in Chicago. 5 star experience.
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    Krishna P. Married on 05/28/2022
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    Thank you!

    We had our Indian wedding reception at Adler Planetarium over Memorial Day Weekend in 2022. Our experience working with the Adler/FFT team was very positive. They were responsive to all of our questions and requests throughout our planning process and even allowed us to push our date due to COVID without any difficulty.

    Coldplay ended up having a concert at Soldier Field the very same night so we were worried about getting our guests to Adler on time for our event. The Adler team was extremely communicative and transparent with us on how to best handle the situation and helped to ease our stress as well as ensure that our guests arrived safely and on time.

    The tasting experience was also great. The presentation of the food was exactly the same as the tasting which we appreciated. Our ONLY issue was that on the day of the event, the food seemed to run out quickly at each table and some of our guests did not get to try each dish that we selected as it was a family style dinner. Our recommendation would be to refill dishes or provide more of each dish if possible!

    On the day of, everything was exactly what we hoped for. We simply showed up and were absolutely blown away at how beautifully the venue was set up. Everything went off without a hitch thanks to Annie and her team! We appreciate everything that they did for us to make our event truly the best night of our lives!
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Awards

  • 132
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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7001 N. Ridgeway Ave. Lincolnwood, IL, 60712
8479822608
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Food For Thought frequently asked questions

At Food For Thought, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Food For Thought, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Tastings

At Food For Thought, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Food For Thought includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor

What event services does Food For Thought offer for weddings?

Food For Thought offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Food For Thought provide for weddings?

Food For Thought offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Food For Thought?

At Food For Thought, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Food For Thought?

At Food For Thought, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Food For Thought provide for wedding events?

Food For Thought provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What type of food and beverage items does Food For Thought provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Food For Thought offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Food For Thought and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Food For Thought is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time and 4.7 in value.

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