BRIDES Chicago: The Best Wedding Caterers

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You've found the perfect Chicago venue, maybe even nailed down your dream wedding dress, but still need to find a caterer for your big day? Look no longer. These eight Chicago catering companies will have you falling in love at first bite.

Blue Plate
Since its founding more than 30 years ago, Blue Plate has grown into one of Chicago's premier catering companies, known for taking great care to serve seasonal ingredients in artistic forms. We're thinking this just might be your perfect something blue, pun intended. Read real brides' reviews here!

Jewell Events Catering
Even after nearly 50 years in the industry, founder George Jewell still oversees this multi-million dollar company he started by serving tea sandwiches out of a florist shop. With a roster that includes every US president over the last 45 years and members of the royal family, it's a safe bet Jewell Events Catering would create a knock-out menu for your wedding. Read real brides' reviews here!

Artful, innovative and still delicious? Limelight catering company likes to think so. Their dedication to using local, sustainable ingredients, combined with a truly creative vision, provides clients with a culinary experience that looks almost as good as it tastes. Read real brides' reviews here!

Entertaining Company
Stuck deciding between a menu that embodies your couple style (elegant and old-school, like a raw bar of oysters and jumbo shrimp cocktail) or fulfills your craving for post-dancing finger foods (French fries and mini lobster rolls)? The team at Entertaining Company travels the world to deliver authentic global cuisine, and they offer a wide range of menu inspirations and tablescapes. In terms of requests, you could literally throw the kitchen sink at them. Read real brides' reviews here!

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Pure Kitchen Catering
This all-organic catering company offers couples the option to handpick seasonal items to be grown for their guests and create a totally custom menu. Plus, we love the idea of homegrown party favors that have been canned, pickled or jammed. Read real brides' reviews here!

J&L Catering
Sophisticated plate presentation, diverse flavor profiles and a polished demeanor. These are just a few of the reasons we love J&L Catering, but we're confident you'll have plenty more to add to the list. Read real brides' reviews here!

Boutique Bites
Founded by executive chef Elaina Vazquez, whose resume includes celebrated Chicago restaurant Tru and the Jol Robuchon Restaurant at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Boutique Bites embodies an idyllic blend of innovative fine dining cuisine and sweet, party-appropriate presentation. Read real brides' reviews here!

Calihan Catering
This massive catering facility prides itself on creating no two menus alike and a reputation for truly unique gourmet cuisine. Imaginative and sometimes avant-garde, both the company's food and superior service are sure to make for a memorable meal. Read real brides' reviews here!

Still hungry for more? Check out dozens of other Chicago-area wedding caterers here!

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