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.
2019 CATIE Awards
— Best Action Station
— Best Buffet Presentation & Menu
— Best Multiple Day Event
2019 Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Winner
2018 NICE Award, Best Buffet Presentation
2018 CATIE Awards
— Best Buffet Presentation “Food Truck Bar Mitzvah”
— Best Barbeque or Picnic Menu (Finalist)
— Best Main Course Plate Presentation (Finalist)
2017 NICE Awards
— Best Creative Cocktail
— Best Catered Event (NFL Draft)
— Best Buffet Presentation
— Best Plated Presentation