Drop Off Catering

Planning the perfect picnic takes a lot of work. It takes time and effort to select the location, create decorations, choosing the menu — and transporting everything on the day of the event. All these chores can take away from the fun and create stress. Not to worry: Corky’s Catering can provide drop-off catering, entertainment, and a crew to set up your venue, so you can enjoy your fun-filled day. Our professional picnic planners can help you as little or as much as you like depending on your budget. Let us do the work so you can focus on your family, friends, and coworkers while enjoying food, entertainment, and games.

Never-Ending Options

Our menu has what seems like an endless amount of choices, which may be a bit overwhelming. Our professional picnic planners are here to help you navigate our food offerings and help you and craft the perfect menu for your event.

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Do you want our famous barbecue chicken or ribs with our special sauce? We have that. Do you need a wide selection of foods for picky eaters? We have that, too! Our variety of entrées, side dishes, desserts, and drinks are sure to satisfy everyone’s tastes. We can serve everything buffet-style, so you can come back for seconds or you can choose the plated option if buffets aren’t your style.

Outdoor Fun

Corky’s can cater to the location of your choice — a park, your backyard, or any other outdoor venue. We have more than 40 years of experience, so we know all the best spots Chicago has to offer.

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Check out our list of available venues, or work with one of our party planners to find something original and unexpected. We will help you pick a location that perfectly fits your needs and wants while staying within your budget.

Games and Entertainment

You’re never too old to have fun! Kids and adults can be entertained all day long with games and fun foods. There won’t be a moment of boredom with all the activities you can choose for your picnic.

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We have everything from pony rides, a dino slide, and sports such as volleyball and tug-o-war. We can provide magicians and karaoke setups. We even have cotton candy and ice cream carts for a fun take on dessert. The best part: You will be able to have fun instead of worrying about the details because we’ve got everything covered. View our picnic planning checklist to see all the activities we can bring to your picnic.

Experience You Can Trust

We plan thousands of picnics each year, from small get-togethers to large corporate events. Our experience guarantees you will have an event to remember. Our chefs, crews and planners are ready to help make your picnic special.

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We bring everything, so you can enjoy the event and have fun. Download our checklist to see the hundreds of services we offer so you can start planning your next unforgettable picnic in Chicagoland. We’re always ready to take requests for events, so call us at (630) 396-3030 to get your picnic planning started!

What is Drop Off Catering?

When thinking about drop-off catering, it is more about the fact that the caterer is expected to prepare food and deliver it in good time to your client. As long the caterer provides the specified food at the right time, everything is great.

Drop-off catering differs from full-service catering in several ways. In full-service, you shoulder all the responsibilities, from preparing the food and serving it to clearing the venue of utensils, remnants, and related dirt.

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What are the Host’s Responsibilities?

The host ensures guests are served with drop-off catering, the venue is cleared afterward, and the utensils are washed. Then, as the caterer, you drop the food and move on from there. If there is anything we help with, it is probably laying out the food in buffet form if necessary.

Often, because drop-off catering is requested for casual and small events, attendants serve themselves as they arrive or at leisure. This means the host has a further responsibility to maintain the food hot and hygienic for the guests who arrive late.

In short, if you pay for drop-off catering, you have a bit of work to do. If you want to offload the catering headache, go for full-service catering.

If you have further questions on drop-off catering and want to see how we differ and fit into your event planning process and foodservice needs, simply reach out to us at Corky’s Catering today. Our catering services can span buffet-style options to other styles.

Quality Catering Services with Experience You Can Trust

If you are looking for drop-off catering in Addison, IL, then reach out to us today. We have offered quality catering services in the past and are pleased to help with all the food elements of your particular social event.

Our catering company has had the privilege of providing an effective catering service to various events and offering good food at various events. If you are looking for help with event planning from a food perspective, and want to account for complete event management, reach out to Corky’s catering today.

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Superior Customer Service From Cork Catering

Each year, we plan thousands of picnics, from small get-togethers to large corporate events. Our experience guarantees you will have an event to remember. Our chefs, crews, and planners are ready to help make your picnic special with delicious food.

Whether you want a delicious meal or a set of delicious meals at various events, we know that we can bring food to your suitable venue today. We have helped out at birthday party events, themed event situations on Fullerton Ave, and other areas in Addison, IL. Our team and service staff focus on all the components and present outstanding quality at all the special events in Arlington Heights and other areas.

We know that excellent food at affordable prices can make a difference for out-of-town guests and others at your event in the Addison, IL area.

Our quality food options and plated meals can meet a wide range of catering needs in the Addison, IL area. From effective catering with Italian beef to other types of great food, our team at Corky’s Catering will be here to help out on your special occasions.

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We bring everything, so you can enjoy the event and have fun. We’re always ready to take requests for events, so call us at (630) 523-8554 to get your picnic planning started! Download our checklist to see the hundreds of services we offer so you can start planning your next unforgettable picnic in Chicagoland.

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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.

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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

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