Catering for Special Events Throughout Chicago

For over 40 years Corky’s Chicago Catering has offered some of the best catering at affordable prices. With hundreds of catering, rentals and service options, Corky’s is your top one stop shop for all your Chicago catering needs. Our catering services are perfect for corporate events, weddings, picnics, breakfast, luncheons and dinners. If you are looking to plan your party, please visit our list of available venues. These catering venues offer some of the most spectacular settings and environments available across Chicagoland. Need some advice on where to have your event, how to find rentals, or get service staff for your catered event? Our on site sales reps are available to answer your questions and help you plan the perfect gathering.
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Over the years we have seen an increased need for home catering, corporate catering, special events, fundraisers, benefits, and conferences. With so many options among Chicago Catering companies, the tasks of planning an event has become increasingly difficult. There is no tougher job than choosing meals, décor, and entertainment for people you may or may not know and keeping within a budget.

To meet these needs, we launched Cork Catering & Special Events because we recognized the varied demands for Catering in Chicago. Cork Catering, the sister company to Corky’s, is dedicated to gourmet catering, superior client focus, and complete event management. With these resources, let us bring your next Chicago catering event to a higher level of detail, elegance, and food selection. Corporate Catering, home catering and special events demand different styles of food service and now with Cork & Corky’s Chicago Catering at your side we offer them all.

We Want to Make Your Event Special

Your event may not seem special, even if you want it to be, but that doesn’t mean that it has to stay a mundane gathering. Corky’s Catering wants to make your event special! We work hard to make sure that every event we put on is executed with expert precision.

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We have event planners that are knowledgeable and efficient, who will work with you through every step of planning your event.

Food & Fun

Corky’s has a number of prearranged menus that you can choose from or we can work with you to create your own. Whether your special event catering needs require a buffet, stations, or a sit down meal, we can accommodate you.

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Our catering experts know how to help you determine the best options for your event and work with your budget to make it happen. Every event has different culinary needs. We can always find exactly what you are looking for. With some events, this may also mean liquor services or a bartender. We can provide these, as well as keg service, set up and cleanup. Decorating can be another frustrating element of event planning. Our experts can help you find the perfect colors and accents to make your evening as special as you hoped it would be.

Transportation & Entertainment

Many events include limousine transportation, and/or live entertainment and/or a DJ. Corky’s can help you find the best for your event. Figuring out how many people go in each car and how many cars you need is a daunting task but our event planners are here to help.

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Entertainment makes events into parties, bringing people out onto the dance floor and hands up in the air to cheer on the fun. Corky’s event planners have decades of experience finding the right entertainment for your event.

Planning & Execution

Writing out invitations and wrapping favors after your event is all planned makes it feel like the work will never end and the party will never happen. This is not a part of special event catering that anyone looks forward to very much.

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The event planners at Corky’s Catering can take care of everything for you, providing organization to a process that seemed chaotic before their involvement. We want to make this easy for you for your next event in Chicago!

We’re Here for You!

Your event will be as special as you make it and, when you choose Corky’s Catering, we will make sure that means that your dreams come true. We’re here to help with your outdoor events, private parties, corporate events, weddings, picnics, breakfast,

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luncheons and catered business meetings. Take a look at our downloadable menus for some ideas about your next event or contact us at (630) 396-3030. You can also fill out one of our online contact forms and we’ll get back to your shortly. Our catering experts are standing by!

Contact Us

Are you planning on having something soon? No matter if you’re having an event next week or next year, fill out our easy contact form and we’ll get right back to you in 24 hours.

Download Menus

Corky’s makes parties memorable! Take a look at our amazing selection of menus to choose from. No matter if you’re planning a company picnic or a simple lunch, we have menus for any occasion.


We have partnerships with the most reliable rental vendors around. From tables and tents to complete branded events, we have the solutions to coordinate any gathering. Birthdays in the back yard? No problem. Corporate event in Grant Park? No Problem. Are team is the best at sourcing what ever you need for your next event.

Douglas, Addison

... other than Thanksgiving dinners cooked by my mother and my wife, the food was the best.

– Douglas, Addison

Kim, Evergreen Park

We compared other companies and you offered the most for the best price. I love that the salads and tableware are included in the packages.

– Kim, Evergreen Park

Robby & Edith, Chicago

Best food in town!

– Robby & Edith, Chicago

Joy, Arlington Heights

(Our server), on a scale of 1 to 10 was a 12.

– Joy, Arlington Heights

Fred, Chicago

We find that catering is the only way to survive a party. I must say by far your food is the best...

– Fred, Chicago

Marcie, Hillside

I was thrilled with the food. The compliments are pouring in and I enjoyed myself!

– Marcie, Hillside

Nadine, Addison

Believe me when I say (our server), is a jewel!

– Nadine, Addison

Mary, Bensenville

Your staff did an excellent job with the food, bingo and children’s games!

– Mary, Bensenville

Bob, Chicago

It was an easy party, I had time to enjoy myself.

– Bob, Chicago

Maureen, Waukegan

Improve? ... you already do it all. Oh, maybe you can come clean our house before the party! Just kidding!

– Maureen, Waukegan

Lois, Oaklawn

You made it so easy! Your customer service is great and the food is yummy!

– Lois, Oaklawn

Peter, Chicago

The good food made the evening a success – thank you.

– Peter, Chicago

Jill, Wheeling

Why cook? Corky’s did it all!

– Jill, Wheeling

Connie, Addison

I heard nothing but raves and compliments on the food and our servers.

– Connie, Addison


The Driver Was On Time, Friendly And Helpful. It Was Great That He Explained All The Food, So We Wouldn’t Have Any Problems. Everything Was Hot And Delicious. We Had Enough To Serve The Additional Team Members That Attended. Corky’s Helped Make Our Team Meeting A Huge Success.

– Susan