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Food For Thought

7001 N Ridgeway Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(847) 982-2608
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I worked w/ Linda Barder for our May '09 wedding and she was wonderful. She answered my questions/emails/calls quickly and was very attentive. Even if I emailed her a few times ...


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The best catering company in Chicago 10/5/2009

I worked w/ Linda Barder for our May '09 wedding and she was wonderful. She answered my questions/emails/calls quickly and was very attentive. Even if I emailed her a few times a day, I never felt like I was bothering her. She made me feel like a valued client which I appreciated since this is where you spend the bulk of your money. Of course they are not inexpensive by any stretch of the imagination, but I would recommend them in a heartbeat. The food was very good and the staff was on their game. Food wise, I was especially happy w/ the sushi station we had during cocktails and our dinner (beef and chicken over risotto). Our friends also loved the late night snacks (mini hot dogs and burgers over tater tots w/ mini milkshakes). FFT was also very accommodating during the week and day of. For example, we brought in our own champagne and they said just drop it off at our facility anytime the week of your wedding and we?ll take care of the rest. The next time I saw our champagne, it was being served to me at the reception. So easy! Also, at the end of the night there was a ton of cake left over and the head server remembered my mom from the tasting (impressive) and wrapped it all up so we could have it at the brunch the next day. So thoughtful! You really can?t go wrong with Food For Thought. Book them ? you won?t be sorry! more

good food and service 10/18/2005

I have found this caterer to be good at coming up with creative ideas and executing them in the kitchen. The food is always good, as is the service. They are a little pricier than some, but I guess you get what you pay for. I paid about $120 per person for a dinner that included cocktails and all rentals, but didn't include alcohol. more

Excellent Caterer! 10/18/2005

We used FFT for our wedding last winter. The food was amazing, the presentation so artistic, and they let us vary the menu a bit to be more interesting. The staff was wonderfully friendly, and our guests commented repeatedly on how much they enjoyed the mashed potatos served in martini glasses that you topped yourself and the strawberry milkshakes! more
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Owner Message

  • The combined resources and diverse capabilities of our divisions ? Food For Thought Catering, the FFT Hospitality Group and Food Box Catering create a unique company with expertise in managing café, drop-off and catering services. We have created a niche that allows us to bring premium-level food and service to our clients and to accommodate a wide variety of food service needs.

    Founded in 1983, Food For Thought Catering enjoys an esteemed place among Chicago special event planners. We are the exclusive caterers for the Adler Planetarium, 401 North Michigan Avenue and ThunderHawk Golf Club and 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 food service 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.

    Our company is a leading provider of fine catering, cafeterias, and conference catering. For 25 years we have continued to add distinguished clients to our portfolio including: The Adler Planetarium, Rosalind Franklin University / Chicago Medical School, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Sidley Austin LLP, Equity Office Properties, CarrAmerica Properties, The John Buck Company and many others.


  • In Short
    Founded in 1983, this caterer handles parties of 20-1,500 people and specializes in upscale, contemporary fare and artful presentations. A typical menu might include...

  • 9/17/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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