Catering by Michaels is a full service special event catering company in Chicago — committed to providing uncompromised quality, impressive presentation, and attention to even the smallest details. Since 1980, we’ve aspired to always deliver a truly unique and memorable experience, from start to finish. We believe that catering is more than just food on a plate. It's about building a relationship with you, understanding your personal style, and delivering an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
As a full service caterer, we've partnered with over 70 of the city's most spectacular event venues to give you direct access to a variety of incredible backdrops. Events at Independence Grove, a Catering by Michael's company, is the exclusive caterer and event management partner for Independence Grove Forest Preserve — an 1,100-acre nature preserve with pristine beauty and secluded settings unlike anything else in Chicago. If you're looking for a standout venue, we have you covered.
We are proud to be the only caterer in North America that is both Green Restaurant Certified (3 stars) and Green Seal Certified.
- 2016 Best Buffet Presentation - NICE Award
- 2016 Best Plated Presentation - NICE Award
- 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, David Sandler, Executive VP - NICE
- 2015 Best Green Event - NICE Award
- 2015 Best Creative Cocktail or Beverage Presentation - NICE Award
- 2015 Best Plated Presentation - NICE
- 2014 Best New Food Concept - Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence (CATIE) Award
- 4x winner of the Jean Banchet Award for Culinary Excellence