A Brief History Of Northbrook
Northbrook is an upscale village in North Chicago. Initially, the village was named Shermerville in honor of Frederick Schermer. Frederick donated land for the first railway station in the village. From 1901 to 1923 the name Shermerville identified the community.
Historically, the first inhabitants were members of the Potawatomi tribe. They occupied the area up until 1833 when they moved to Iowa. Then a farmer by the name of Joel Sterling Sherman bought several acres of land & started developing. Time went by and more people settled in the area to what is now Northbrook today. Currently, Northbrook is home to nearly 35,000 residents covering 13 square miles.
What To Do In Northbrook
Northbrook has a lot to offer residents & visitors. If you love hiking, the countless hiking trails are certainly going to impress you. One of the best hiking trails is the River Trail, from where you can enjoy nature in all its beauty. A few museums dot the area as well.
Hot Ground Gym – You wouldn’t think of a gym as a place for networking or even holding a function of any kind, but Hot Ground Gym may just be the perfect place for you. Many groups have organized private events here, primarily for networking. Hot Ground Gym is perfect for all fitness levels & experience. Networking, exercising, great company and great food. What else do you need?
River Trail Nature Center – Perfect for all ages, many in Northbrook consider this a family favorite. With well-kept trails, fresh air & activities for all, River Trail Nature Center is a place to create wonderful memories. It’s beautiful, scenic & a great place for walks and to get away from the busy life of the north Chicago suburbs.
Northbrook has an interesting history and many things to do for residents & visitors alike. As a well-known & beautiful location, it is also home to many corporate & social functions held throughout Chicagoland each year. At Corky’s, we are often called upon to cater these events.
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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.
... 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.