Crystal Lake, IL is a premier community in Northern Illinois located fifty miles northwest of Chicago. It is the largest suburb within McHenry County. At Corky’s Catering, we are happy to travel & cater for any event within the Crystal Lake area. Our catering expertise brings over 35 years of service for weddings, engagement parties, corporate & business meetings, breakfast events, lunches, award banquets, dinners, holiday parties, communions, quinceaneras, retirement parties, sweet 16 events, cotillions, class reunions, family reunions, graduation parties, bridal showers, baptisms, funerals, christenings, bachelor parties, cocktail parties, oktoberfest events, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, anniversaries, picnics, bbqs, pig roasts & theme parties.
Over the years, Crystal Lake has grown from a population of around 14,000 to over 40,000 in 2015. The city is easily accessible from O’Hare International Airport and other major interstates and highways. From Crystal Lake, you can also easily access the Union Pacific rail line for a trip to downtown Chicago. Due to its excellent location, Crystal Lake is a popular place with a hub of activity.
Crystal Lake got its name from an actual lake located just over 1.5 miles from downtown Crystal Lake. The lake covers 230 acres popular for fishing, swimming and boating as well as skating for residents during winter. The city’s history can be traced back to the mid 1800’s.
Crystal Lake is a fun place to live or visit for everyone. There are over 1600 acres of park space in Crystal Lake where people can hang out with family, friends and pets. The recreational programs that run throughout the year are usually run by the Crystal Lake Park District, who also maintain most of the park space.
Apart from the parks, you can also visit the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, a museum that showcases Crystal Lake’s history. Residents and visitors also enjoy the wide variety of activities held throughout the year, as you’ll read more about below.
Crystal Lake boasts some of the best public school systems in the region, including Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake South High School, West Elementary & Woods Creek Elementary. McHenry County College & Columbia College are two of the colleges found here. At Corky’s, we are happy to provide catering for special events scheduled by any Crystal Lake school.
Crystal Lake is also a leader in the areas of planning, growth management and municipal services. Crystal Lake offers residents a variety of excellent, high-quality programs and services at one of the lowest municipal tax rates in the area. Programs such as a fully staffed professional police department, three 24-hour fire/rescue stations, and a proactive maintenance program are included. Crystal Lake also runs a comprehensive curbside recycling program.
Events, places to see & general things to do in Crystal Lake include Raue Center for the Arts, The Historic Dole Mansion, Colonel Palmer House, Boating, Sailing and Fishing on Crystal Lake, Rib Fest at Main Beach, Lakeside Festival at the Dole Mansion, Lights on the Lake at Main Beach, Independence Day Parade and Fireworks, The Johnny Appleseed Festival, Festival of Lights Parade, Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair, Indoor Ice Skating at The Ice House, Crystal Ice House, Half-Marathons, Triathlons, and 5K Runs, The Big Wooly Adventure Race & 5K Santa Run, Walkup Heritage Farm , Small Wonders Micro/Mini Car Museum, X-Treme Wheels Roller Skating Center, Farmer's Markets, Chili Open Winter Golf Tournament & Over 50 Miles of Local Bike Paths
If you reside in Crystal Lake or you are just visiting, you might need the services of a catering company at some point. Whether you are looking for a full wedding menu or a boxed lunch for a quick corporate meeting, we are available. At Corky’s Catering, our extensive experience working with business meetings, staff parties, customer appreciation parties, customer picnics, holiday events, awards dinners, corporate fundraisers, workshops as well as anniversaries, engagement parties, house warming parties, baby showers, birthdays, retirement parties, charity fundraisers and all out themed parties make us an obvious catering choice for the Crystal Lake area.
We were recently presented an award for “Best Caterer” for our services throughout Chicagoland. With over 35 years of catering experience, we have a long proven record with diverse menus for a wide variety of occasions. If you are planning a special event like a wedding, retirement party or a birthday party in Crystal Lake, you’ll find our services very useful. We can handle any type and any size of event you may be planning. Call us today at 630-396-3030 or view our downloadable menus now!
Corky’s Catering is your go-to caterer for Crystal Lake, but we are also happy to cater within any of the following McHenry County communities: Grafton Township, Nunda Township, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock, Huntley, Dorr Township, Cary, Greenwood Township, Chemung Township, Harvard, Marengo, Richmond Township, Johnsburg, Lakemoor, Spring Grove, Fox River Grove, Barrington Hills, Lakewood, Coral Township, Riley Township, Dunham Township, Hebron Township, Oakwood Hills, Hartland Township, Prairie Grove, Alden Township, Hebron, Bull Valley, McCullom Lake, Burton Township, Ringwood, Holiday Hills, Union & Trout Valley.