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Kuma's Catering is a wedding culinary service based in Chicago, Illinois, but we are more than happy to travel up to an hour outside of the city. The original Kuma's Corner restaurant was established in 2005 in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood and has grown to 3 restaurants in the Chicagoland area and has received national notoriety as one of the best burgers on the planet. With our catering services, we aim to surpass the expectations of couples that we work with, providing them with a highly personalized, low stress and FUN experience.

You will work directly with Lisa, Director of Catering and Private Events, to design a menu that reflects your personal tastes. She understands that every couple is unique and so is their vision for the perfect wedding.

Kuma's Catering specializes in classic American fare, celebrated for their delicious burgers and tasty sides, such as, mac and cheese and loaded mashed potatoes.

A non-alcoholic an/or spirits package can be included, featuring premium beers, wine, and liquor. Coffee service is also available.

Kuma's Catering works with multiple dessert vendors to create the perfect sweets table, if requested.

Any dietary restrictions or preferences, from vegan, vegetarian and gluten free, can be accommodated.

Additional rental items, such as, dishware, silverware, glassware & linens are all additional options based off of your needs.

Full time and part time service staff and bartenders are hospitality professionals.

If you do not need full service catering, delivery and set-up options are also available.

From appetizers to late night snacks, Kuma's Catering will ensure that your menu reflects your personal style and preferences.

Kuma's Catering looks forward to hearing from you and most importantly, we strive to help you create a meal worth remembering for your special day!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

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

$30

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

$35

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$40

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

$20

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

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

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
BBQ

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
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
Flatware
Glassware
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Laura C. Sent on 08/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond Amazing Food & Service!

10/10 highly recommend! My guests could not stop complimenting the food! Lisa & her team worked hard to ensure all details of what we were looking for were covered. She was able to make awesome recommendations on starters that were a hit! For the price and quality you will not find better! Huge KUMAS fans!
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Margaret B. Sent on 01/22/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Kuma’s catering for winter wedding

We used Lisa & Kuma’s for our wedding reception, and they were awesome! Extremely friendly, responsive, flexible, and great food for a great value. Multiple people came up to us to let us know how much they enjoyed the food and the friendliness of all the staff.
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Emma S. Sent on 02/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Lisa from Kuma's is THE BEST

We hired Kuma's Catering for our wedding of 175 and our experience working with Lisa was excellent. From choosing all of the food to being very flexible with what we wanted it was so easy to work with Lisa. She has so much experience and thinks of everything so you don't have to. She was incredible the day of the wedding and would honestly make a great day of coordinator too. Everyone she brought to our event from wait staff to bartenders were great at their job and we received so many compliments about the food and Kuma's team. I would highly recommend Lisa and Kuma's.
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Team

Lisa Weatherston
Lisa Weatherston
Director of Catering and Events

READY TO MAKE YOUR EVENT, PARTY, WEDDING, BIRTHDAY AND ANY GATHERING A MEMORABLE SUCCESS?

LISA IS A HIGH-ENERGY BADASS AND THE ABSOLUTE MASTER OF ALL THINGS KUMA’S CATERING. NO JOB IS TOO BIG, NO EVENT TOO SMALL. SHE’S BEYOND PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING EVERY EXPERIENCE OUTSTANDING FOR YOUR GUESTS FROM START TO FINISH.

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