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Wedding Receptions

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When it comes to your wedding day we believe there is absolutely no margin for error. Allow Chef By Request to create an atmosphere of unforgettable elegance to complement the most memorable event of your lifetime, one you will treasure forever.

Exquisite cuisine, first-class presentation and impeccable service are the essential ingredients we combine to exceed your highest expectations. Decadent formal tastings and custom menus are presented to assist in fulfilling your every desire.

Please visit our Venues and Associations page for a list of fine establishments we proudly work with. However, we are always happy to make special arrangements with facilities not listed on our site.

Contact our Wedding Team today at or call 630-493-4300.

Plated Wedding Menus and Bar Selections Plated Wedding Menus and Bar Selections

Wedding Menus

Select the service style that best fits your venue and personal preference. View our wide range of exquisite delicacies and contact us today to arrange tastings at our state-of-the-art facility.

Plated and Served

Vegetarian Entree and Specialty Pasta Menu Vegan/Vegetarian Specialties

Chef By Request Menus

Action Station / Chef Attended

Stations Menu: Prepared Food On The Spot Stations Menu
Theme Menu for Beach Themes, Tropical and other Fun Parties 14 Authentic Theme Menus

Chef By Request Menus

Displayed Food Stations

Chilled Artistic Displays Menu Chilled Artistic Displays
Theme Menu for Beach Themes, Tropical and other Fun Parties 14 Authentic Theme Menus

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Buffet Style

Midwestern Alfresco Buffet Style Menu Midwestern Alfresco
Vegetarian Entree and Specialty Pasta Menu Vegan/Vegetarian Specialties
A La Carte Salads Menu A La Carte Salads

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Reception Style

Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvres Menu Passed and Plated Hot & Cold Hors d'oeuvres
Retro Latenight Minis Menu Retro Latenight Minis

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Specialty Drinks and Wine Upgrades

Specialty Drinks and Martini Menu for Classy Events, Parties and Functions Signature Cocktails & Martini Menu
Full Bar Package Menu with Options and Selections Full Bar Package Menu

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Samples of Our Latest Wedding Cakes

Beautiful Flowers on a Wedding Cake Rose Petals on a Wedding Cake Wedding Cake with pink flowers Wedding Dress Cake
Assorted Wedding Cakes Intricate Design Wedding Cake detailed design wedding cake
bows and flowers on a wedding cake orange and red flowers on a Wedding Cake Wedding Cakes

Please note that we only provide cakes for events we are servicing.

Engagement Party Catering

" I want to compliment the staff of Chef by Request. Katie Merkle was a pleasure to work with when planning the menu for or daughter and son in laws December 27, 2013 wedding at Danada House. Appetizers, cocktails, and the dinner were superb. Excellent meal for 200 guests! As parent’s of the bride we were constantly complimented on the quality of the food and the excellent service. The professionalism of the staff set the tone for the elegance of the wedding. The wine and champagne selections were excellent and the guests enjoyed the fine quality of their beverages. The filet of salmon and filet mignon were cooked to perfection! Thank you for your excellence. We highly recommend Chef by Request. The Dan Hayes Orchestra found your staff easy to work with and they often have complications with the catering staff. A five star event! Thank You!"
- Jane and Wes Y.

"Everything was truly amazing!!! Absolutely delicious, extremely creative and unique and beautifully displayed!!! The bride-to-be and the guests raved about every detail. Thank you for making this shower event spectacular! Everthing that I expected (from my past experiences from events held at church) and more! "
- Annette Z., Woodridge IL

"I wanted to send you a note to thank you for the amazing execution of the food at Megan and Stephen's wedding. I heard many guests commenting on the amazing food! As a vendor, I could not be happier to have worked with your professional staff. They were so helpful, friendly, and watching out for guests and the other vendors."
- Nicole from LK Events. Danada House, Wheaton, IL

"I speak for everyone when I say that we really appreciated the wonderful catering that Chef By Request provided for the Fulton events this weekend! The quality of food and beverage was superb and the staff could not have been more helpful and attentive on the wedding day. It was truly a memorable, once in a lifetime wedding for Anna and Tyler and you helped make that possible."
- Cathy K., Wheaton, IL

"I just had to tell you that Chef By Request outdid anything beyond our expectations Saturday night! We all said you were flawless!!!!! The perfection in which you handled this important (to us) event was just incredible! I am just amazed at how you did this and with such calmness, professionalism and caring… there are no words to thank you and Dave enough. The best way I can describe the reassurance I had knowing you were in charge is that you treated us like family...bravo, wow, excellent, are the best!!!!!"
- Debbie L., Plainfield IL

"We had such a lovely time and got so many compliments from our guests that ours was the best wedding they have ever been to. Also, many compliments on the food being 'exceptional,' since it was :) The meat was cooked beautifully!!!! So many people said that they never have been to a wedding where the meat was cooked to perfection. Really, everything was perfect and beautiful. Your WHOLE staff was wonderful, personable, and attentive. VERY sweet people! A++ Please tell them that they really helped make our night special, and each and every staff member played an integral role in our night going off without a hitch and filling the room with warmth."
- Kelly and Adam from Wheaton IL

"We explained our expectations and budget, which they assured us they could accommodate. We felt confident in our decision to use Chef By Request as our caterer, but they far exceeded our high standards in every way! We will definitely do business with Chef By Request when future family weddings are planned and highly encourage anyone wanting a special dinner to utilize this service. Thanks for a special wedding reception!"
- Rich and Carol, Oswego IL

"I got married at Danada House in Wheaton, IL and had Chef By Request as my caterers. And let me tell you, they were AWESOME!!! Everyone at Chef By Request was very helpful and responsive. The food was delicious, best food I've ever had at a wedding. I had many compliments from guests on how great the food was. Highly recommended!"
- Happy Bride from Wheaton IL

"I wanted to thank you again for everything! Everyone loved the food, they couldn't say enough about it! Thank you for your patience with Lenny and I especially with the changes we made at the end. We will definitely recommend you to anyone that may need a caterer for any reason. Chef Dave, thanks so much for your enthusiasm! It definitely made Lenny and I even more excited about the food we were going have! And Danielle, I can't thank you enough for being my personal wedding planner (hahahaha). You went over and beyond what Lenny and I expected! Thank you very much Chef Dave and Danielle!"
- Itzia C., Romeoville, IL

"Our rehearsal dinner was wonderful. The food was delicious and your staff was fantastic. Everything, even the weather, was absolutely perfect! You were a pleasure to work with and I felt you went out of your way to insure that we would have a successful event. I would highly recommend Chef by Request to anyone planning a party. It was so nice to know that everything was all taken care of and to not have to worry about a thing."
- Donna T., Hinsdale, IL

"Thank you for making our wedding reception such an enjoyable experience – from the planning stages to the reception at the Morton Arboretum, we appreciate the attention to detail and personal service. Our wedding guests are still raving about the food, specifically the taste and presentation."
- Annette and John H., Lisle IL

"Thank you a million times for making our day so special and stress free. You were so wonderful to work with and I fell so lucky we found you. Your staff and you were so wonderful I couldn't have expected anything more. Thank you again!"
- Katie and Dan M., Palos Park IL

"Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for helping to make our daughter's wedding perfect! Cindy did a wonderful job of organizing and making sure everything went smoothly. The food was absolutely delicious! We received so many compliments on our choice of caterer! Chef By Request is definitely a first class organization. Thanks again!"
- Sandi and Hugh F., Aurora IL

"My family, Mark and I can not thank you enough for everything you did to make our day beautiful and memorable! The energy you put into helping us arrange the reception, attend to stunning details, and to keeping the party going was truly amazing! We received so many compliments on the food and service. Several people noted that the food was the best they've had at a wedding (including my husband). You were truly an integral part of this magical day and I am so grateful for all that you did for us! Thank you again for everything!"
- Cathy and Mark P., Bartlett IL

"I want to thank you again for all your invaluable help with this wedding. I don't know what we would have done without you. Everything was perfect and we have you to thank. We received so many complements on the food and the service. Everyone was wonderful."
- Sue L., Geneva IL

"We want to thank you for the wonderful job you and Chef By Request did catering our wedding in November. Everything was set up beautifully in the hall and we got numerous compliments on the delicious food! The staff was also great and so friendly. Thanks so much for all your time and work and I will definitely refer you and Chef By Request to anyone who needs a catering company."
- Kristopher and Monica S., Glenview IL

"Just a note to let you know how much we appreciate the work that you put in to make our daughter's wedding reception a complete success. The guests were all impressed by the service the Chef By Request staff provided. The food was delicious from the appetizers to the main course to the dessert. We have never heard so many compliments. The chocolate fountain and the fruit palm tree were the talk of the evening besides the food. It was an awesome display. Our guests could not stop talking about the food and how everything was running smoothly. Thanks you again for a superb job. I will definitely recommend Chef By Request to all my friends and relatives. You and the Chef By Request staff are simply the best."
- Lynda Z., Mt. Prospect 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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We Proudly Cater to The Following Counties within Illinois:
Cook | DuPage | Kane | Kendall | Lake | Will

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