Frequently Asked Questions
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What type of food serving options do you offer?
We offer four levels of food service: buffet catering, family style catering, plated catering and stations.
How do I receive the food?
We offer four options, pick up, drop off, drop off with set-up and on site-staffed service.
Do all food items go out hot?
Certain items are delivered hot and ready to serve. However, to avoid overcooking, and since some items taste best when heated just before serving, you may need to heat select items to serving temperature. In this case, we provide you with a warming rack, warming units and matches so you can easily and quickly heat the item.
What rental services do you offer?
We provide a full range of rental services including tables, tents, chairs, linens, china, staff, bathrooms, bands, and DJ’s. On the picnic side we offer clowns, petting zoos, pony rides, ice cream carts, moon jumps, and carnival games. We can also offer fun foods such as snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, corn dogs and much more!
What does tableware include?
Disposable plastic knives, forks, plates, napkins, and matches (for the warming units).
How much are servers?
Servers are billed at a rate of $25.00/hour. Billing will include set up, service, and closing of the event.
Do you provide bar service and can I provide my own liquor?
We have a variety of bar packages for any size event and bartenders to service your event. Our bar packages start at $10.00/guest and our bartenders are $30.00/hour. Our bartenders can serve liquor you provide for a small corkage and license fee.
How do I place an order?
What's the minimum number of people you serve?
For most buffets, 20 guests is our minimum, however our best prices start at 30 guests with some exceptions. Box lunches and party paks are a minimum of 10.
Can I order a la carte?
Yes! Any item can be ordered individually if the quantity meets our minimum requirements.
How can I reserve a date?
Please contact us and one of our event coordinators will put together a proposal. After any necessary changes, return the signed contract and a 50% deposit will reserve the date and ensure current pricing.
Is a deposit always required?
All orders require a 50% deposit. Events such as picnics and weddings that require rentals or staff have additional considerations and policies, please Contact Us for details. We accept cash, corporate checks, money orders, certified checks, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. Sorry, personal checks are not accepted.
How much advance notice is required for an order?
For most catering events, 72 hours is sufficient advance notice. For large events or special menus and rentals (such as picnics and weddings), we may require additional time. Please contact us to learn more.
Do prices include set-up?
To keep your cost low we do not include set-up in our charges. You pay only for the services you need. Set-ups are available and are priced according to the number of guests.
What additional charges can I expect?
Beyond the cost of the food, Addison, IL sales tax of 8.0% is added to all orders. In addition, delivery is extra depending on the number of guests and location of the event.
Where is Corky's located?
We are located in the town of Addison, Illinois. Addison is in the western suburbs of Chicago, southwest of O’Hare Airport. Our address is 1421 Fullerton Ave., Addison, Illinois 60101.
Do you deliver and where do you deliver to?
Yes, we deliver to the entire Chicagoland area. Our delivery zone is from the Wisconsin border to the Indiana border to the Fox River Valley. If you are unsure if you reside within this area please call us at (630) 396-3030. We also have a convenient delivery calculator to assist you.
Does Corky's have any specials or coupons?
After the party, what do I do with the food containers?
Everything we send you is disposable, so you can dispose or recycle the containers.
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.
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.
Cork Catering & Special Events was founded to provide the next level in catering services and cuisine. From Corporate Catering to Weddings, Cork provides fresh innovative catering that will leave a lasting impression.
... other than Thanksgiving dinners cooked by my mother and my wife, the food was the best.
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.
Robby & Edith, Chicago
Best food in town!
Joy, Arlington Heights
(Our server), on a scale of 1 to 10 was a 12.
We find that catering is the only way to survive a party. I must say by far your food is the best...
I was thrilled with the food. The compliments are pouring in and I enjoyed myself!
Believe me when I say (our server), is a jewel!
Your staff did an excellent job with the food, bingo and children’s games!
It was an easy party, I had time to enjoy myself.
Improve? ... you already do it all. Oh, maybe you can come clean our house before the party! Just kidding!
You made it so easy! Your customer service is great and the food is yummy!
The good food made the evening a success – thank you.
Why cook? Corky’s did it all!
I heard nothing but raves and compliments on the food and our servers.
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.