Class Reunion Catering

Class reunions are a fun way to bring back the alma mater of your grade school, high school, or college. Classmates will gather together, catch up on what’s been going on since graduation, and talk about the good old days in school together. Corky’s Catering can provide excellent class reunion catering to make this event the most memorable.

We recommend our buffet style catering options so that you and your classmates aren’t bogged down at the table, but rather mingling with old friends.

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Appetizers such as caprese kabobs paired with herb chicken for an entree make for a healthy meal that offers something different for your class reunion catering needs. Don’t forget that additional items such as fresh fruit and a dessert to indulge in later in the night will make the night one to never forget.

What To Think about when Planning a Reunion with Your Classmates

There are a wide variety of aspects to think about when planning out your wonderful event. It can certainly be a stressful time as well as a fun time getting everything together. While reaching out to us and working with us is a great idea, we also know that a little guidance on planning for the event will be helpful.

Form a Catering Committee

What we have seen in the past is that there is usually a catering committee that comes into the picture.  This catering committee helps people to work together and to bring about a fantastic class reunion.

It can certainly be a fun experience as several core people come together and think about the menus, the themes, and decorations necessary, as well as the place where they will host the event.

A few of the best activities are working with the caterer and sampling the wonderful food that will be present at the event. Of course, other fun activities are checking out the different spaces around town that would be great for the event and then finding out who all will be present at the reunion.

It is essential to choose the best team members for planning out the event. We suggest ensuring that the planning members are local so that you can get the best engagement. For instance, if the event is in Addison IL, but classmates are traveling from around the world and from other states in the United States, it would be hard to coordinate.

We find that it makes sense to have around four or five people that are part of the party planning team. This helps to ensure that the group is able to handle and prepare for a wide variety of aspects. You can decide on who will take responsibility for taking accountability on project management and then split up tasks accordingly.

More importantly, if the members of the planning team are local, you will notice that you can meet, spend time together and figure out the various aspects involved.

This helps to make sure that the event planning is less stressful and goes off without a hitch. It is also a great idea to work with your catering team as they will have the experience dealing with various situations.

What else should you think about to create an event that people will appreciate for years to come?

Skill Sets

When thinking about forming a fantastic team, remember that you want a group that is robust. Each member of the team should be able to work together to make the school party a success. This is easier said than done but it is not an impossible task. If you have a team with a diversified skill set you can be sure that you will be prepared to face issues relating to the location, menu and guests in a straightforward manner.

The idea is to make sure to check if everything is up to par with your team so that the event planning does not have to be more stressful than it has to be.

Again, our team at Corky’s Catering is also here to help out when it comes to your dinner at the site that you choose.

General Aspect to Think about For your Reunion

A few critical aspects to think about will be the duration of the event. For instance, are you planning for it to be several days or are you looking to wrap it up within a couple of hours? 

What type of activities will you want to have at the event?

The other question that you would want to ask yourself is how much you would like to invest in these various activities and for the whole party. 

If you account for a core team, the right budget, and accountability all throughout, you will find that you are more likely to have a successful event!

For questions or concerns, and if you require more assistance, reach out to our team at Corky’s Catering today.

We have over 40 years experience as one of the premier class reunion caterers in Chicago. So take a look at out our downloadable menus and remember us for your next event. Contact us at (630) 396-3030 today or fill put our contact us form and we’ll get back to you right away!

Class Reunion Catering Checklist

Below are some great ideas to make sure you don’t forget a thing for your next class reunion!

  • Photographers/Videographers
  • DJ’s/Bands
  • Linens
  • Tables
  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • A/V Equipment
  • Staging
  • Lighting
  • Podiums
  • Buffet Catering
  • Family Style Catering
  • Plated Catering
  • Italian Beef
  • Coconut Curry Chicken
  • Caprese Kabobs
  • Fruit & Cheese Trays
  • Wine
  • Champagne
  • Bar Packages

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.

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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.

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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

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

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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