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From private dinner parties of 10 to black tie galas of 1,000, you are assured success with Chef By Request.

Entertaining guests in the comfort of your own home couldn't be easier. We believe that it is our responsibility to provide you with the peace of mind that allows you to be a guest at your own gathering. And for those celebrations requiring a large establishment, we work closely with our affiliates to bring you the same peace of mind.

When it comes to passion for success with attention to detail, Chef By Request is second to none.


Chilled Artistic Displays Chilled Artistic Displays
Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvres Menu Passed and Plated Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvres
Retro Latenight Minis Menu Retro Latenight Minis
Theme Menu for Beach Themes, Tropical and other Fun Parties 14 Authentic Theme Menus
Midwestern Alfresco Buffet Style Menu Midwestern Alfresco
Outdoor BBQ Picnic Buffet Menu for Grill Parties Off the Grill BBQ
Stations Menu: Prepared Food On The Spot Stations Menu – Chef Attended
Brunch Menu for Social and Corporate Catered Events Brunch Menu

View all of our menus to put together the perfect event!

Social Catering for Gatherings and Celebrations

"I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how perfect the catering was for my ordination day. The food was delicious to us & we received many, many compliments from others. Everything was in place and on time and the service was excellent! Thank you so much. Chef By Request does not disappoint. We will recommend you to anyone for their special occasion. Take care and keep up the good work!"
-Robin C.

"The event was fantastic!!!!!! Everything we hoped for and more, mostly thanks to Chef by Request! Food was excellent...quite honestly (and unfortunately!) I did not personally get to taste everything, but many people commented on how wonderful everything was. The presentation of the food was excellent, also. Katie, Jackie and Jim were absolutely great!!!! As I had told you, we never did anything like this before and so I really had no idea of what to expect, but they were certainly above and beyond anything I could have imagined! When it comes to many things around the house, we had always done it ourselves, for the most part, and many times have been disappointed when we actually hired people, but this was definitely NOT the case in this situation!

I was amazed at how, with little direction, the ladies handled everything in an effortless-looking other words, they knew exactly what needed to be done and how to do it! In the beginning, I had reminded them of how the main thing to me was that food (and champagne!) be passed throughout the night, more so than any clean up or whatever and they did a fantastic job with that. I paid attention to their attention to our guests and even though people were not always interested in taking what they presented, they were very good about getting around. We ended up being both inside and out in the backyard, which we were prepared for, and they handled that, too. I cannot really say enough good things about your company and have absolutely no complaints or regrets! Thanks so much for putting it together for us."
- Barb W., Aurora, IL

"I don't have the words for how amazing everything was for the Lady in Red party! The food selections were scrumptious, the staff was attentive and detail oriented. The party guests were raving about every bite! Thank you for putting together the details for a memorable evening for the guests and more importantly, the birthday girl."
- Autumn, Naperville, IL

"Thanks you all so much for making our 90th birthday celebration so wonderful. The food was delicious, especially the beef tenderloin on ciabatta, the mini reubens and the potato cups. Edwin our server was a delight to have working here. He arrived on time, did a beautiful job displaying the food. He picked up the dirty dishes and washed them without being invasive. He kept the chaffing dishes filled with fresh hot food – I never had to ask him to do anything (something I've had to do in the past with other caterers). It made it so easy for me and I was able to enjoy my party! I received many compliments – due to your efforts."
- Jody, Wheaton, IL

"I want to let you know that Chef by Request did an EXCELLENT job catering the event in honor of our retiring CEO – hosted by our new CEO and his wife at their home in Burr Ridge. Everyone on your staff was great to work with, and the food was fabulous!! I heard nothing but compliments the entire evening. The bartenders and waitstaff were professional, helpful and thorough from set-up through clean-up."
- Regina S., Knowles Electronics, Itasca IL

"Everything was amazing! The food was out of this world, the servers were wonderful, so professional. Everything went perfect. When they left, the kitchen was cleaner than when they arrived! Everyone was raving about the food, it was wonderful. My step-mother always works so hard at these parties and never gets to enjoy herself. It was wonderful to see her just visiting and relaxed all night was perfect!"
- Yvonne S., St. Charles IL

"Our anniversary celebration dinner was a huge success. A great many people have told me how much they enjoyed the dinner on Sunday, it was not only delicious, but they were impressed that it arrived hot as there were so many people to be served. Our compliments to Chef Dave. In addition, I received several comments on the friendliness of the servers and their willingness to be helpful when anyone needed more water, coffee, etc. A huge thank you to you and Chef Dave for your helpfulness to me in answering my many questions and your willingness to make changes to our many calls at the last minute. Last but not least thank you for coming Monday to help finish washing the dishes. We enjoyed your company as well as your help."
- Arlene, Immanual Lutheran Church, Downers Grove, 100 yr. celebration

"I just want to let you know that everything you said about the food, the presentation, the efficiency of Chef by Request and Mike is true. Everyone was raving about the food, and I will definitely get some cards to pass out. I can't say enough good about Mike. He jumped in, even a little earlier than 7:00, worked the whole time doing everything including the set up, the bar, the dishes, taking plates away... All the women wanted to take him home with them. He has a wonderful manner. I'm very excited about your company and can't wait to have another party. Oh yes, the cake was amazing too. You'll have to see the pictures. Anyway, I can't thank you enough for all your help and encouragement. It was a a wonderful success, thanks to you, Mike and Chef By Request. Ella was also very efficient and Katie couldn't have been nicer and more helpful."
- Sherry H., Hinsdale IL

"Thank you again for the incredible job that you did for us. Everything was wonderful. No detail was overlooked, right down to the clean-up."
- Mariette S., Hinsdale IL

"It's been such a pleasure working with you. I have been able to completely relax and let you and your staff do all the work! I can't tell you what that means to me. Thanks Dave."
- Megan and Chris E., Oak Brook IL

"The food was fabulous and the presentation was impressive. Every one I worked with from booking to delivery was great. You definitely helped make the baby shower a success"., Westchester IL
- Jill J.

"We've tried others, but there is no comparison to the quality that is always first and foremost with Chef By Request."
- JoAnn K., Schaumburg IL

"All our guests raved about the food. Your catering is the best in the Chicago area!"
- Mary Alice S. and Milt L., Chicago IL

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Chef By Request proudly caters to clients in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.
Some of our most popular locations we cater to, but are not limited to, are:
Aurora | Burr Ridge | Chicago | Downers Grove | Geneva | Glen Ellyn | Glenview
Hinsdale | Joliet | Lisle | Naperville | Oak Brook | Palos Hills | Plainfield
St. Charles | Warrenville | Wauconda | Wheaton
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