Crystal Lake Catering

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 40 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.
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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.

Things To Do In Crystal Lake

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,

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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 Need Catering, Call Us

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.

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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 40 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!

Also Serving The Following Areas In McHenry County

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,

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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.

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.


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