Exclusive EVENT Vendors

Caterers

About Amazing Edibles

We cater Amazing Events! We are a woman owned business and have been in business for over 17 years. We have worked with many clients in the social, corporate and education fields for meetings, trainings, open houses, receptions, picnics and any other types of events that you may have. Our experience also means we are very familiar with what it takes to produce an Amazing Event.

Amazing Edibles

About Boka Catering Group

Since 2007, Boka Catering Group, led by Michelin-starred Chef Giuseppe Tentori, has been a part of the award-winning Boka Restaurant Group including such Chef-driven concepts as Boka, GT Fish & Oyster, GT Prime, Girl & the Goat, Momotaro, Swift & Sons, and more. As each restaurant is individually crafted and conceptually unique as your event, we are able to work with our incredible resources, equipping our events with expertly trained staff, ensuring a flawlessly and professionally executed experience.

Boka Catering

About Blue Plate

Chicago's choice for social, corporate, wedding and drop-off catering. Blue Plate opened its first kitchen in 1983 and today ranks among the top catering companies in Chicago. With preferred status at more than 85 venues, Blue Plate has earned national recognition for its standards of service and creativity.

Blue Plate

About Calihan Catering

Calihan Catering emphasizes creative cuisine, impeccable service and innovative event concepts that set the mood and spirit for memorable events. For over thirty years our clients have come to rely on our culinary expertise for intimate dinners, personalized weddings, corporate events, social fundraisers and contractual dining.

Our Chicago based company has catered events of 2-5,000 guests in a vast array of venues. We have one of Chicago's largest private catering facilities with a renovated 20,000-square-foot building—including an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art kitchen—on Goose Island.

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About Catering by Michaels

Catering by Michaels is a full-service special event catering company in Chicago committed to providing unparalleled quality and attention to every detail.

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.

Catering by Michaels

About Chicago Food Truck Hub

Based on Chicago’s eclectic culinary palette, Chicago Food Truck Hub's mission is to connect your event with food trucks and other unique event partners to deliver a delicious array of food, drinks and entertainment to cater to your tastes and create a memorable experience.

We leverage the best rates, coordinate logistics and ensure that everything exceeds expectations. That gives you more time to salivate over the menu and enjoy the event!

Chicago Food
Truck Hub

About Entertaining Company

Entertaining Company designs vibrant, luxurious events that tastefully unite, entertain and inspire.

Entertaining Company events transport guests to a bold world of celebration inspired by a palate of artisan ingredients, global traditions and colorful settings.

Entertaining Company

About Food for Thought

For over 30 years, Food For Thought has been helping create magic moments. Our Catering division is renowned for creating truly special events. Our company is a leading provider of fine catering, cafeterias, and conference catering.

Founded in 1983, Food For Thought Catering enjoys an esteemed place among Chicago special event planners. We are on the preferred caterer lists for such distinguished venues as The Field Museum, Chicago History Museum, Millennium Park, Café Brauer and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Food For Thought Management expanded into contract foodservice operations in 1989 by developing the Food For Thought Café concept. Our cafés have consistently received high marks for creative menu development, unique marketing and innovative merchandising.

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About Hearty Boys Catering

Nationally recognized for our signature style of blending contemporary urban sophistication with casual charm, The Hearty Boys Caterers is one of Chicago’s best known and most sought after catering companies.

Hearty Boys Catering

About Inspired Catering & Events

Inspired Catering & Events, formerly Phil Stefani Signature Events, has been creating extraordinary events for over 25 years. Our experienced team is committed to delivering creative solutions for your event planning needs. We are now a certified WBE, ACDBE, DBE Company.

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About Jewell Events Catering

For over fifty years we’ve been serving the corporate, philanthropic, social and arts communities of Chicago. Jewell Events Catering is the premier caterer for creative cutting edge cuisine and seamless execution. We continue to bring our creative food and immaculate service to thousands of events, allowing couples and clients to experience the event of their dreams.

Jewell Events Catering

About J&L Catering

J&L Catering provides memorable experiences through passion, thoughtful practices and quality ingredients. We create an environment that empowers people, fosters growth and promotes happiness.

J&L Catering has been part of Chicago’s catering community for more than 31 years. Driven by lifelong passions for food and service, owner Ted Grady and chef owner Kevin Kelly continue to bring freshness and creativity to Chicago’s catering market.

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Catering

About JoJo's ShakeBAR

JoJo's ShakeBAR brings a fun new way to cater your next corporate event, conference, luncheon or holiday party with personalized boxed lunches, family-style meals, dessert tables and mini milkshake stations. Inquire with our catering team and let us take care of the rest!

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ShakeBAR

About Jordan’s Food of Distinction

JFOD is a unique catering company offering customized private dining experiences. Chef and owner Jordan Spritz has showcased his culinary prowess at venues such as Capitol Grill and Charlie Trotter’s. From design to execution, his innovative style will transform your dream wedding into reality.

Jordan’s Food of Distinction

About Gem Catering and Events

Gem Catering & Events provides off-premise, drop off to full-service catering from Lettuce Entertain You in the Chicagoland area. Gem takes care of everything from planning to execution and creates menus across all types of cuisines & price points.

Gem Catering and Events

About Limelight Catering

We love food. It has the power to connect people, revitalize spirits, nourish souls and inspire ideas. It is our passion for food in all its glory that fuels our search for the freshest ingredients, drives our creation of seasonal menus and provides our clients with outstanding culinary experiences.

At Limelight, we embrace the farm to table approach and provide an exquisite dining experience that is also socially responsible. Local, fresh and sustainable foods not only taste better but also are better for all.

We will ensure that you and your guests enjoy an unexpectedly exciting dining experience on your wedding day.

Limelight
Catering

About One Off Hospitality Group

Whether you’re searching for the perfect menu to pair with your next event or looking to treat your office to an unexpected daytime meal, our expert offsite events team provides custom offerings for parties of all sizes and varieties. Scroll down to learn more about bringing One Off’s cuisine and beverages to your next celebration.  

Big Star – Big Star’s Do It Yourself Taco Bar and full-service catering allow guests to recreate the Big Star experience anywhere.

Publican – From light bites and charcuterie to multiple-course seated dinners, their seasonal menu brings the best of Publican Quality Meats & The Publican directly to you.

Violet Hour - James Beard Award-winning cocktails, outstanding service and delicious food create an event to remember. The Mixology classes & cocktail catering are also available.

One Off Hospitality Group

About Paramount Events

Amazing food. At Paramount Events, this is our passion, and it comes through on each and every plate.

We believe in a modern approach to catering that brings restaurant quality dishes to any event, big or small. Our custom, creative menus use local, sustainable products and we provide guests with impeccable, attentive service.

Paramount Events is Chicago’s go-to resource for Corporate Events & Social Gatherings; Stunning Galas & Non-Profit Functions; Gorgeous Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners as well as Drop Off Boxed Lunches and Delicious Spreads for your next business meeting or party.

With us, clients enjoy nothing short of impeccable service and work with an event planning team that’s ambitious, creative and ready to help.

Bottom line - we love what we do. And you will too.

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Events

About Truffleberry Market

Truffleberry Market is a customized catering company, specializing in bespoke events and restaurant style dining experiences. Our specialty is that we don't have one. Whimsical or avant garde, rustic or elegant, lowest key or blackest tie- our passion is to translate your vision into a celebration that will leave everyone impressed.

Truffleberry Market

Audio/Visual

Valet Services

Security

About Sound Investment AV

Event Production
Sound Investment provides turn-key production solutions for everything from media launches for highly visible brands, to corporate meetings, experiential events, concerts, sporting events, trade shows, international tours, fundraisers, social events, broadcast, livestreams, and virtual events.

Design & Installation
Sound Investment goes to great lengths to work with designers and architects to ensure that a convergence exists between the design of the environment and the performance of our entertainment technology systems.

Virtual Events /Livestream Studios
To support the event community and entertainment industry’s changing needs, Sound Investment has built out livestream studios in NYC and Chicago. Our facilities offer a suite of solutions for virtual events, livestreams, shoots, live events or any combination of them.

Sound Investment
AV

About VIP Valet

The ability to communicate effectively, to present a professional appearance, to maintain a quality uniformed image, and to demonstrate proficiency in caring for the customer’s automobile develops a confidence in both V.I.P. Valet Services, Inc. and ultimately at your event.

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parking Services

About Blue Star Security

Blue Star Security offers a full range of security and investigative services and has earned accolades as a trusted leader in the security industry.

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Security

PREFFERED EVENT VENDORS

EVENT Decor & Design

About HMR Designs

In our world, service is luxury. We invite you to experience our boutique approach to creating one-of-a-kind celebrations. Artfully integrating exquisite floral, radiant lighting elements, tailored fabric treatments and personalized art & graphic elements with a carefully curated inventory of unique luxe rental furniture and decor pieces, our talented team of designers and artisans works with you to bring your inspiration to life in full color. Full service event design & production. Weddings | Social & Gala Events | Private and Corporate Celebrations Call us today; we'd love to be a part of your celebration.

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DESIGNS

About Northern Décor Event Design

At Northern Décor, our focus has been to exceed expectations in event design by creating new standards. We listen to our clients' needs and desires and go above and beyond in making them a reality. Our talented team focuses on every detail in order to create a truly unforgettable experience. Clients have access to high-end furniture, unique custom pieces and much more.

Our mission is to achieve precision with dependability, professionalism and uniqueness.

Let us design your next event!

Northern Décor Event Design

About Revel Decor

Revel Decor is an event design and production agency based in Chicago. We set new standards in the industry by transforming environments with custom decor, fabric, floral and furniture. At Revel Decor, each opportunity is a chance to create magic.

From concept to production, our creative process is a collaboration. Fusing your inspiration and intentions for each event with our design sensibility and expertise, we work with you to ensure a truly immersive experience for your guests, grounded in a sense of modern luxury and driven by a couture approach. Our flawless execution only heightens the design.

Revel Decor

About The Flower Firm

The flower firm provides innovative floral design, dramatic lighting, intricate fabric treatments, custom lounge furniture, backdrops, custom bars, signage, and state of the art graphics for weddings, corporate, social & non-profit events.

Colette Clancy and James Papajohn opened the Flower Firm in 1997. What began as a two-person operation has developed into a dynamic company with a dedicated staff of thirty amazing event producers, designers and technicians producing flawless events.

Respect for our clients remains the building block of our company. Our team shares this commitment to our clients and it is this dedication, along with our creativity and experience that allows the Flower Firm to successfully transform ideas into amazing experiences.

And we’re having a great time doing it!

THE FLOWER FIRM

PHOTOGRAPHY

About Gloss Photography Studios

Our work is BOLD, BRIGHT, and BEAUTIFUL… and that is always because of our wedding & portrait clients and the relationships we form throughout the photoshoot experience. McKenna and Jaci are award winning photographers with spreads in many magazines, worked with the Who's-Who, and have been professionally shooting Weddings, Portraits, & Fine Art worldwide for over 20 years. We've had storefronts in Downtown Chicago and North Shore Milwaukee, and now our home base is proudly located in the Historic Third Ward. We have photographers in Milwaukee and Chicago to provide our services all over the Midwest easily, and destinations around the world.

Travel through our website. View and feel the passion in every breathtaking photograph with above links to our Wedding and Portrait Gallery sites. The website includes portfolios, rates, more about us, accolades, testimonials, our Photographer Mentorship Programs, and also information on our ProjectStella campaign that has been giving back to Humane Societies since 2009.

Gloss Photography Studios

About Rick Aguilar Studios

Celebrating your love with a high-end, stylish approach to photography is what Rick Aguilar Studios is known for. Couples choose Chicago wedding photographer Rick Aguilar because they know he will make them feel comfortable in front of the camera on their wedding day. Plus, Rick will make them look amazing in every photo.

Rick is recognized by venues, magazines, and peers as one of the top Chicago Wedding Photographers in the city. He started his Avondale studio more than 15 years ago and has a dedicated team of Associate Photographers that share his skill and passion for wedding photography.

From the minute you meet Rick, you know that your wedding day will be effortless and the photos will be priceless. The studio produces beautiful albums, art canvas and quality photographic prints that you will love for years to come.

Rick Aguilar Studios

About Rain Studios

Zoe Rain (American, b. 1993) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Chicago, with over a decade of experience in nearly every subject of the commercial photography field. Zoe’s photography, with an iconic presence and distinguished style quickly gained notoriety, including the cover of Rolling Stone, subway car ads, and Billboards across the country. After being hired as Macklemore’s full time tour photographer, she continued to work with the world’s largest musicians, including Chance The Rapper, Ed Sheeran, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha and Vic Mensa. Zoe’s high-impact photography and creative direction has been leveraged by some of the largest brands in the industry, including the opportunity of keynote speaker at Apple, as well as industry panels across the country hosted by agencies including Soho, Havas, Leo Burnett.

Zoe’s passion for travel emanated through her photo journalistic projects, involving intimate collaborations with nonprofits such as the Thirty Thirty project & Construction for Change. This work includes Rain’s portraiture series "Woman of Togo", which has been featured in galleries across the US.

Selected clients include Nike, Red bull, Amazon, Netflix, Budweiser, Apple, Google, T-Mobile, Headspace, John Varvatos, Chicago Bulls, Sony Music, Rivian, Spotify, Wolverine Boots, Footjoy, Swisher Sweets, 9Round, Cresco Labs, Jameson, Jaegermeister, and Jordan.

Selected publications include Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, The Grammys, and The FADER Mag.

Rain Studio