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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
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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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Reviews of Food For Thought

4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
159 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • 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
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Food for Thought Catering received outstanding reviews for their exceptional service and delicious food. Multiple reviewers highly recommended them for weddings and praised their professionalism, flexibility, and attentiveness. The staff, particularly Lorena and Diana, were mentioned as being helpful and accommodating throughout the planning process. Guests raved about the customized menu options, beautiful presentation, and the overall culinary experience provided by Food for Thought Catering.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Food for Thought Catering received outstanding reviews for their exceptional service and delicious food. Multiple reviewers highly recommended them for weddings and praised their professionalism, flexibility, and attentiveness. The staff, particularly Lorena and Diana, were mentioned as being helpful and accommodating throughout the planning process. Guests raved about the customized menu options, beautiful presentation, and the overall culinary experience provided by Food for Thought Catering.

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Alex J. Sent on 05/26/2024
5 out of 5 rating

FFT for our wedding at The Adler

We had an amazing experience with Food for Thought for our wedding at The Adler Planetarium. The tasting before the wedding and the food, drinks and service at our wedding were perfect. Our favorite thing about working with FFT though was having Diana as our day of coordinator. She went above and beyond what we expected of her and made everything at our wedding run so smoothly - from set up to vendor coordination to just explaining wedding basics to us and making us feel at ease during the months leading up to the day. I truly don’t know what we would’ve done without her. Thank you to Diana and the whole team at FFT for a truly perfect wedding day.
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Racheal S. Sent on 06/18/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Review

We absolutely loved working with Food for Thought for our wedding at Adler Planetarium. We worked with Diana over the course of one year to plan our wedding. Diana is clearly exceptional at her job. She was incredibly communicative, takes the time to truly get to know the couples she is working with and their vision, and is thoughtful in her approach. Our family often commented on how great Diana was during our planning process (tasting, walk-through, etc.). On our wedding day, things ran perfectly.

In addition to the wedding planning and execution, Food for Thought has excellent food! We loved nearly everything we ate at our tasting. On our wedding day, the food was perfect and we received so many compliments from guests. The FFT staff was also incredibly professional and impeccable in their services throughout the night of our wedding.

We feel so lucky and fortunate to have worked with Diana and FFT. They truly made our wedding incredible.
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Janet M. Sent on 02/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous experience

My daughter Eileen's wedding was on January 13, 2024. Our experience with Dana and her crew was outstanding. They incorporated everything my daughter wanted for her special day and then some! The Food For Thought menu was superb and delicious! We could not have been more pleased with the experience from start to finish! Thank you for making our celebration so magical! It was an absolute pleasure working with you all! Dana a true asset to the organization.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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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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