Chicagoland Catering

If you are looking for the very best catering in Chicago, you have come to the right place! Since 1978, Corky’s Chicago Catering has offered the best quality catering services for outdoor events, parties, weddings, special events and holidays at affordable prices to the entire Chicagoland area. We have catered to every kind of event including: corporate events, weddings, home parties, birthdays and picnics. With over 40 years of experience in event planning, we can turn any catered event into a priceless memory. We take pride in delighting your guests with top quality food and catering services while still meeting your budget. Simply stated, Corky’s Chicago Catering provides clients with outstanding quality, great pricing and superior customer service.

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Our services include pick up, delivery catering, delivery catering with set-up, delivery catering with service staff, or full scale event management. Our specialties include special event catering for weddings, corporate events, home parties and full event management. We can provide buffet catering for twenty people, an elegant wedding for hundreds, or even a themed event for thousands of guests. Our event coordinators are always prepared to help plan your menu, select rentals, choose décor or suggest a suitable venue for your event.

At Corky’s, we recognize and understand the varied demands for Chicago caterers, which is why we launched our sister company, Cork Catering & Special Events in 2005. Cork Catering is dedicated to finer foods, upscale events and complete event management. These resources allow us to bring your event to a level of sophistication and detail that is truly unmatched. Both Corky’s and Cork Chicago Catering provide the best full-service catering and event planning for the entire Chicagoland area.

Holiday Catering

Holiday catering can come in all shapes and sizes, from small intimate gatherings to huge corporate holiday parties. Luckily holiday catering is one of our main specialties. Our clients rely on the incredible value and service we provide to make their holidayparties a success.

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Corporate holiday catering is what we have been mostly known for because of our dedication to clients needs. Corporate holiday parties are a great way for guests to get their minds off work and enjoy the holiday celebration together. If you are planning a personal holiday party with your friends and family at home, we can provide traditional holiday catering menus so you don’t have to do any of the work. For great holiday catering ideas and menus, please check out our download menus page for your next catered holiday party. One call does it all when you connect with Corky’s because you can depend on us to make your holiday party a success!

Corporate Catering

Whether we are delivering catering for a small business meeting or developing a full-service event with staffing, equipment rentals and linens, no event is out of your reach with Corky’s corporate catering division.

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In fact corporate catering is what Corky’s was founded to do in 1978. Corporate events are always challenging because it is difficult to make menu selections for guests. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you coordinate all of the details. Corporate catering demands different styles of food service and Corky’s proudly offers an amazing variety of options. If you need to have a simple box lunch catered for a small office meeting, Corky’s offers box lunches designed to meet the needs of any business. How about box lunch catering for 5,000 guests? Don’t worry about it, we’ve got you covered! From corporate picnics in Grant Park, Gala Events or fundraisers at the Chicago Cultural Center or cocktail parties at the Pritzker Pavilion, it’s all part of what we do. We provide corporate catering services all over the Chicagoland area. Our catering boundaries don’t stop there, we proudly service up to the Wisconsin border out to the Fox River valley and south to the Indiana border. We look forward to assisting with your catered breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner or gluten free requirement and promise to make you feel like a guest at your next corporate catered event.

Picnic Catering

Our most notable meals come from our BBQ and picnic catering menus. Corky’s Chicago picnic catering makes it easy to enjoy yourself and save money too. No one wants to spend a day behind a barbeque, so let our service staff take care of the work while you enjoy the day.

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Worried about prices, we price our picnic menus to compete with any grocery stores, discount supermarkets and caterers. Some of our best picnic lunch catering menus include items such as Corky’s Famous BBQ Fried Chicken, Corky’s whole pig roast, Johnsonville Bratwurst cooked in beer and onions then grilled to perfection, and BBQ rib tips slathered in our own special BBQ sauce. Looking to feed a big group and don’t have the budget, try one of our pennywise picnic catering menus, these menus come with everything you’ll need and are the most cost effective way to go at five dollars a person. Looking for some more options, our Pick-A-Picnic menu gives you hundreds of combinations to choose from. For the true picnic catering experience, try Corky’s Pig Roast Catering. This menu includes a delicious whole roasted pig plus your choice of 2 entrees and 3 sides. Picnic catering can be a tough job, so leave the job to the pros and enjoy yourself for the day!

Breakfast Catering

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, whether you go for a coffee, Danish, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola; eggs, French toast, bacon and hash browns; or smoked salmon, capers and bagels, we have you covered.

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For the selective guests, we even offer omelet, waffle and parfait stations. There is no reason to skip a catered breakfast when it can be so easy, affordable and delivered right to your door. We offer all types of breakfast catering that are perfect for corporate meetings, open houses, special events or bridal and wedding showers. Our specialty trained sales team will create the breakfast of your liking from hundreds of combinations. If you are looking for unique breakfast catering options, take a look at our sister company Cork Catering & Special Events. Cork can take your catered breakfast to a whole new level with options you won’t even find at some of the hottest breakfast spots in the country. Breakfast catering does not have to be so difficult or time consuming anymore, so call us today and let us be a guest at your next catered breakfast.

Wedding Catering

If you are seeking the best in Chicago wedding catering, invite Corky’s Catering and/or Cork Special Events to provide you with a total package to fit your needs. We offer complete wedding and catering services: including food, event planning, rentals, beverage service,

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venue selection, floral, photography, musical entertainment and a wealth of other reception services. Corky’s and Cork Wedding Catering has professional Wedding Specialists who can suggest, plan and coordinate your event from start to finish. Since this is the most memorable time of your life, we urge you to use our experienced coordinators at no additional cost. Our Wedding Catering also has a unique advantage by partnering with hundreds of the most sought-after venues in Chicagoland. Whether your venue budget is small or large we are confident we can help you locate the appropriate space. Above all, we are qualified to manage the stress and hassle that coordinating a wedding usually entails. So please take advantage of our Wedding Catering Services by allowing us to assist you in planning the wedding of your dreams.

We offer quality catering in and around the following areas:

Addison, Algonquin, Antioch, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Barrington, Bartlett, Batavia, Bedford Park, Bensenville, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Carol Stream, Cary, Carol Stream, Chicago, Clarendon Hills, Crete, Crystal Lake, Darien, Deerfield, Des Palines,

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Downers Grove, Dundee, Elmhurst, Evanston, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Flossmoor, Forest Park, Fox River Grove, Frankfort, Franklin Park, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Glencoe, Glenview Grayslake, Gurnee, Hampshire, Highland Park, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Huntley, Itasca, Joliet, Kanosha, Kenilworth, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lake in the Hills, Lemont, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Lisle, Lockport, Lombard, Long Grove, Medinah, Melrose Park, Mount Prospect, Morton Grove, Mundelein, Naperville, New Lenox, North Aurora, North Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Orland Park, Oswego, Palatine, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Plainfield, Prospect Heights, River Forest, Riverside, Roselle, Rosemont, Round Lake Beach, St. Charles, Schaumburg, Skokie, Spring Grove Sugar Grove, Sycamore, Techny, Villa Park, Vernon Hills, Wadsworth, Warrenville, Wauconda, Waukegan, West Chicago, West Chicago, Westchester, Western Springs, Westmont, Wheaton, Willow Springs, Wilmette, Winfield, Winnetka, Wood Dale, Woodridge, Woodstock and Yorkville.

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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