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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 Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
Caribbean
French
German
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
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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4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
148 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
97% Recommended by couples

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Samantha N. Married on 08/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience with Food for Thought!

Wow. Food for Though exceeded all of my expectations. My partner and I got married this past weekend at the Adler Planetarium and the food was absolutely amazing! Annie & Lauren made the process fun and simple from start to finish and I cannot thank them enough. The staff serving at the event were also wonderful, kind and attentive to the guests. I cannot say enough good things about Food for Thought!
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Natasha S. Married on 07/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience!

We used food for thought to cater for our wedding and had a great experience! We worked with a coordinator who was an expert with our venue and she was honestly such a delight to work with - she answered any questions and was incredibly prompt and detailed with responses. The h'ors deuvres, entrees and dessert bar all turned out exceptional!!
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Nancy F. Married on 07/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend FFT!

I worked with Food for Thought for my wedding in Chicago in July 2023 and everything was perfect. Our contacts were extremely diligent, helpful and knowledgeable and everything went very smoothly on our wedding day. Leading up to the event helping us pick all the food as well as linens and other tableware was easy. On top of all of this, the food was absolutely delicious. We've been told by multiple people that it was the best wedding food they've ever had (especially the steak we had!!). Highly highly recommend!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

Chris & Lindsey
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Sarah & Mike
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Om & Emily
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Food For Thought frequently asked questions

At Food For Thought, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Tastings
The bar service starting price at Food For Thought includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor
Food For Thought offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Food For Thought offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Food For Thought, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Food For Thought, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Food For Thought provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Food For Thought offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
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 average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service and 4.7 in value.

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