Charlene R - Loft 21 (Lincolnshire, IL) ★★★★★
I don’t know where to begin because Chic Chef Catering, Ravi, and his staff is just that amazing!!! Chic Chef Catering exceeded my expectations from our first contact, up until the end of our wedding!!! The food was delicious and flavorful! Everything we asked Ravi for, he made sure him and his team delivered! They went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I were taken care of, and our guests were happy. I can brag all day about Ravi, and Chic Chef Catering! Chic Chef Catering will definitely be my go to caterer for all of my catering needs, business and personal. If you are looking for a professional, kind, and amazing caterer contact Ravi at Chic Chef Catering! You will not be disappointed!!!
Jenelle & Gene - Hive on Hubbard (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Chic Chef Catering did my wedding on 9/1/2018 and they did a fantastic job! I had a cocktail-style wedding reception with passed hors d’oeuvres and a couple of food stations. Ravi and his team were extremely professional and just lovely and fun to work with! In addition to feeding my guests beautiful food all night long, Ravi’s team also made sure that the bride and groom ate, as well! I would recommend Chic Chef Catering to anyone!
Jonathon & Cindy - Hive on Hubbard (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi and the team at Chic Chef Catering did a great job with the food and reception flip at our wedding. They gave us a great deal, worked through many details with us beforehand, and made delicious food that was served courteously. Thanks Chic Chef Catering!
Rachel & Chris - Barnyard Wedding (Huntley, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi and His Team were amazing!
Ravi was willing to work with me on a budget and still went above and beyond with even helping me and now husband come up with an itinerary in order for our day to run even smoother! Ravi came to the property multiple times going over the day with us in person and he is very orchestrated and organized. The Food was on point and Delicious!. George who was the leader of our event made sure to go above and beyond to always make sure we were taken care of the entire day!
A special Thank You to the entire Chic Chef Catering Team!
All of You went above and Beyond Our Expectations on Our Wedding Day!
Teresa & Tim - Wesglen Country Club (Romeoville, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi and his team are amazing! Ravi was with me every step of the way- even when it took some time for me to get back to him. He answered all my questions and helped me with other parts of my wedding planning. His upbeat and friendly manner along with his professionalism made this part of the planning so easy! And lets not forget about the food! Everyone loved it! It was so delicious! You can not go wrong here! My friends and family are still talking about the staff and the food! Thank you so much Ravi- for everything!
Stefan and Suzy - Barrington Club House (Barrington, IL) ★★★★★
We had a great experience using Chic Chef for our wedding! We first contacted them because they had great reviews on a number of sites. It was soon apparent these guys really knew their stuff. Ravi, the owner, knew all the right questions to ask — things we’d never thought of.
After a bit, we found out that Ravi regularly does huge Indian weddings of 500+ people, which made our 130-guest wedding (big in our eyes) a cakewalk. Anyway, my wife and I both love Indian food, so we decided to choose dinner from Chic Chef’s Indian menu. The food was absolutely amazing and helped make the night extra special. The serving team was professional and attended to our guests’ every need — and I want to thank Enrique, who helped make sure our family who’d come from out of the country was made to feel comfortable. We had some unusual requests, I think, and Ravi and his team listened and let us stamp our own personality on the event.
Also, a special shoutout goes out to Lilly, a member of the Chic Chef team whom Ravi set as our day-of coordinator. Lilly went above and beyond, sending detailed diagrams and purchase lists (they let us buy and bring our own alcohol to help reduce costs). On the day of the wedding, she decorated the venue to make my wife’s vision come to life and made sure everything went according to plan, allowing us to sit back and enjoy our wedding.
Cheers and thanks to everyone at Chic Chef!
Stefan and Susy
Joe & Iliana - Low Res Studios (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi and his team did an AMAZING job for our wedding. We had a latin-flavored (chicken mole, chimichurri steak, chimichurri mushrooms) menu that went over so well with our friends and family – half of whom make food like this on a regular basis, so they weren’t going to like anything just for liking it ha! There were no hiccups with the service which made our night a breeze. Ravi is willing to make your night special with dedication to your needs. Cannot recommend enough!
Ryan & Rebecca - Michelle's Ballroom (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Chic Chef was great! Ravi and his team were a pleasure to work with. They catered my wedding of about 100 people and made the entire process very easy. The food was delicious. They set up and took everything down. All around a great experience. Would hire again and definitely recommend to others.
Amanda & Jose - Elawa Farms (Lake Forest, IL) ★★★★★
Chic Chef was amazing! They were incredibly professional and extremely accommodating to our needs. We found them friendly and easy to work with. This was great but in addition they served great food! We would recommend them to anyone.
Andrea C - Corporate Event (Hoffman Estates, IL) ★★★★★
We did a Corporate event and the food was delicious!! They arrived on time and set up everything. Great service and again great food. Thank you for helping us with our event and making it a success.
Douglas & Sarah - Rooftop Wedding (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
We hired Chic Chef to cater our wedding and it was a great success. Chic Chef made several changes to their standard menu items to better suite our tastes and the food was delicious. Ravi did a great job working with us to hammer out the day-of details and arranged for the needed rentals of tables, chairs, linens, etc…. When the Chic Chef crew showed up the day of they were well dressed and super attentive to our needs. Ravi did a great job coordinating with our day of coordinator to make sure everything went as we envisioned. Ravi and his crew also flipped our ceremony space over to dining very quickly. At the end of the evening Chic Chef did a great job cleaning up after the reception. Several of our friends and family have made remarks about the food being the best they have every had at a wedding and the service was excellent. We definitely recommend Chic Chef.
Mary N - South Port Beach House (Kenosha, WI) ★★★★★
Ravi and his team were professional and gracious They catered my daughter’s wedding of 130 people. Everyone complemented the food! His team went the extra mile to make my event memorable.(We all loved Enrique”s service ) I would recommend him to anyone! They served the wine and water and gave the wedding that extra bit of class Ravi was so organized …everything flowed beautifully. Highly recommend!!!!
Linda K - Highland Park Community House (Highland Park, IL) ★★★★★
Our daughter/son in-law were married on 10/26/19 and used Chic Chef Catering. Ravi and his staff were awesome, efficient and fantastic to work with. The food was delicious and plentiful and the service above and beyond!
Amanda & Stephen - Chicago Theatre Works (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Thank you Ravi for keeping the party going! We got so many compliments about the food, everything tasted absolutely amazing. He was so accommodating for my husband and I, and made sure that we found time to eat during the reception 🙂 . They really took care of everything for us, including the set up and tear down of our decorations. He took away all of our day-of stress and made for a truly incredible party! I would highly recommend Chic Chef Catering to any couple looking for an equally organized and delicious caterer.
Nicole & Josh - Warehouse 109 (Plainfield, IL) ★★★★★
Booking with Ravi and Chic Chef was by far the BEST thing we did for our big day. From the very beginning Ravi was by our side to help us pick the best menu and plan for our wedding. Ravi was always very friendly and really cared about making our day memorable and special. The tasting was INCREDIBLE. I am vegan and assumed i would pretty much be sitting it out and letting my fiancé try the food for our guests but Ravi and the chef had modified items for me to try and even without some things they were delicious! Closer to our date Ravi also had someone come out and go through details with us and our venue which was so appreciated because there were a few details I would have never thought to ask about that made the process so much easier. I felt 100% comfortable and confident with everything we picked going into our big day. Day of was spectacular. Our ceremony finished a little early and Ravi was able to adjust accordingly and was in communication with us throughout the day – whether giving us updates, seeing if we needed anything or just checking in – which was awesome. We received TONS of compliments on the food and the buffet experience went seamlessly. We had a few guests who were vegan as well and Ravi’s team made vegan tacos for them which they loved – so know even your guests with dietary restrictions will get an amazing meal from them!
Tiffany, Red Berri Events - Loft 21 (Lincolnshire, IL) ★★★★★
Oh how I love Chic Chef Catering! Ravi and his team are phenomenal. Not only is the food amazing his staff goes above and beyond to make guests feel comfortable. As a wedding planner I recommend Ravi and his team any chance I get!! They are true rockstars!!
Larissa & Max - Chapel in The Pines (Sycamore, IL) ★★★★★
I cannot offer enough words of praise to Ravi and the Chic Chef Catering team! The food was amazing and service even better. The entire team’s dedication to keeping every guest satisfied were a highlight of our wedding day. Chic Chef was so easy to work with from start to finish. From the moment we met with Ravi we knew that he was a perfect fit for our wedding, his commitment to service and quality is unparalleled! We highly recommend Chic Chef and cannot wait to work with them again. 🙂
Carla H - Friendship Park (Des Plaines, IL) ★★★★★
My note of appreciation to Chic Chef & Ravi in particular: I LOVED, loved, loved, working with you for many reasons: You were responsive. You got back to me within hours when I made initial contact. I had emailed an inquiry but you actually called back so we could have a nice conversation about what I was looking for and what you could do. When I was embarrassed to tell you how low we were trying to keep the budget I greatly appreciated your comment about how it is our “hard earned money and we have a right to spend it how we see fit” or something to that effect. You accommodated every request but you also led us to think about other aspects of the event that we didn’t ask about, helping us through the planning process (i.e. dessert and coffee service, linens, glassware, etc.), without ever being pushy. You and your entire staff were friendly, personable and professional – a combination that added to the pleasant event atmosphere. Even those who served at the buffet had a smile for each one of us. A family member who is also a wedding photographer was so impressed that your staff served appetizers to us family members as the photos were being taken during cocktail hour. In her experience no other caterer had done that. Guests felt especially well taken care of as the appetizers were passed constantly and your staff was extremely attentive and helpful during all stages of food service. My 83 year old mother received individual assistance from dinner through coffee and dessert. Over the top kindness! Another sign of what a 5-star caterer you are is that our venue director also loved working with you and complimented us on our choice in you. Your head staff person sought me out to make sure that I was satisfied and that every expectation had been met before the staff left for the evening. (I hugged him!) The Food was excellent!! Without exception, every guest we greeted gushed about the meal. Most said it was the best wedding food they’d ever had. The hot appetizers were actually served hot!! The lemon chicken was amazingly fresh and moist with just the right amount of bright lemon flavor. Personally I really enjoy eggplant parmesan and yours was the best I ever remember having. Guests also commented on this dish saying the same thing. The amount of food was super generous! You took such great care to wrap up all leftovers that we were able to serve another party of 25 people at our house the next day! (And many more personal meals for a few more days!) The buffet was so attractive! From the shiny silver dishes to the food display – so upscale. The Value Although my original budget for a nice wedding dinner for 120 guests was naively low, you provided a tremendous value. More than that I am humbled and grateful for your expert and courteous service even while providing for a low budget event. I have no doubt that someone else could have charged twice as much without any improvement in food or service to show for it. Suggestions: I honestly don’t know of anything you could do to improve your service or your food. No one in my family could either 🙂 But all the things mentioned above are things that were important to us and things that exceeded our expectations. I’ve no doubt forgotten some details as the evening was filled them.
Kayla & Tyler - The Brix on Fox (Carpentersville, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi does an incredible job with EVERYTHING. The food was outstanding, the service was incredible and his team are some of the most helpful people we worked with. I cannot recommend Chic Chef Catering enough. I would hire them a thousand times over. They accommodated my allergies, the dietary needs of my guests, helped with tons outside of their responsibilities and were so easy to work with!
Allison & Keith - Theatre on The Lake (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi and his team were amazing from initial contact to the day of and thereafter. We were planning a 300-350 person wedding with a variety of different palates and Chic Chef was able to knock every dish out of the park and make the menu truly unique to us and our special day. What set them apart from the numerous vendors we interviewed was there above and beyond customer service. They really wanted to make our day special and went out of their way to assist even in areas that were outside their scope or not typically a caterers responsibility. They worked seemlessly with our other vendors and made sure our VIP were always well taken care of. I can’t reccomend Chic Chef highly enough. Food, service, and experience were beyond our expectations.
Lindsay & Andy - Chicago Party Animal Loft (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi and his team were very pleasant and easy to work with. They were very attentive and worked hard all the way through clean up. The food was delicious and many guests commented on how much they liked it. I would definitely recommend Chic Chef Catering for any event!
Caitlin & Dan - Loft Lucia (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Food and service was great. They were so helpful on the day, I did not have to worry about anything. My guests really loved the food too!
Pierre & Tamika - Stan Mansion (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi Catered my Wedding at Stan Mansion. Him and his staff was well dressed and provided a professional service for our guest. Ravi went above and beyond when our event decor forgot dinner plates. He drove 10 miles to retrieve plates and made it back to Stan Mansion on time. Highly satisfied with the service i got from Ravi and his staff. Thank you Ravi!!!
Christina & Chris - Ovation (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
It’s hard to put into words how grateful we are for Ravi. From the very first meeting, he assured us of his dedication to us and our wedding day. I’m sure lots of vendors say this but boy did he mean it. To give a little background, we are huge foodies. All of our friends/family know our love of food and always look to us for recommendations. So naturally we had high expectations. We needed a caterer who not only had good food but also didn’t have the stereotypical wedding food. We communicated our expectations to Ravi and he immediately set up a tasting for our wants/needs. He proactively sought feedback and wanted to make changes immediately. To be honest, we were pretty picky and wanted to have three tastings but never once did he complain about it, he welcomed it. Fast forward to our wedding day. Several of our married friends had warned us about how busy it could get and as a result, many couples aren’t even able to try their own food! Not us though! He was incredibly sweet and thoughtful. After our family photos, he patiently waited for us by our rented car with a silver platter of all of our Hors d’oeuvres. He had the biggest smile on his face when he saw us and it warmed our hearts. Despite his crazy hectic day, he wanted to personally see to it that we were nourished. As soon as dinner service commenced, he ensured we were the first ones to be served so that we had enough time to greet our guests. He checked up on us several times throughout the meal to make sure everything was up to par. Now for the food—like we mentioned earlier, we had high expectations. We took our first bite and were blown away by how delicious and seasoned the food was. Wedding food tends to be pretty mediocre due to the sheer quantity that caterers have to churn out. As we were making our rounds to our guests, we got nonstop compliments about how delicious the food was. Later on in the night, we had a sundae bar and dessert table that Ravi helped us prepare/organize. Our guests were EXTREMELY happy and going up for seconds/thirds/fourths. To sum up, if you’re on the fence of which caterer to go with, you definitely need to go with Chic Chef Catering. It was one of the best decisions we made. We found a caterer, liaison, and wedding coordinator all in one. You won’t be disappointed with his service and food.
Jacqueline S - Residential (Carol Stream, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi and his Chic Chef team were fantastic! Ravi worked with me to offer a custom menu for our event. The apps were delicious and the shrimp cocktail cooked perfectly to crisp and not chewy. The fillet mignon was a nice thick cut and was perfectly cooked to each guest’s preference. We were blessed to have Enrique’s help from prep set-up to a fluid and well run experience all through the event. Words cannot express what a wonderful job Enrique did to make our event such a success. He is a master at seeing how things should be organized and flow in order to have a successful event. Alejandro is a talented and organized chef who thoughtfully talked with me about details of the meal that I hadn’t even thought of! He worked seamlessly with Enrique who politely/professionally communicated with the guests on specific details to ensure each plate was served to the guests preferences! What a great team overall and wonderful experience. Thank you, to Ravi and his Chic Chef team!!
Joe & Amanda - Hoosier Grove Barn (Streamwood, IL) ★★★★★
We had Chic Chef Catering for my wedding on 10/5/19. They were fantastic. Rave reviews on the chicken pesto from our guests! They showed up on time, were very professional and I didn’t have to even worry about a thing thanks to my event coordinator Myrna. She was fantastic! Got us anything and everything to make our time the best we could have asked for. She tended to our needs, even things we never would have thought of.
Execution aside, the planning leading up to our big day was immensely helpful. Ravi and his head chef made a fantastic and tasty menu. Beautifully plated and delicious dishes to fit any pallet and dietary restrictions. We started planning light years in advance so responsiveness at the beginning was a bit lacking, but as the day drew closer, we started to talk more and more frequently and the end product was nothing short of amazing. Myrna put on a full blitz to get everything ready and make sure she understood exactly what we wanted.
If your looking for great food with great staff and fantastically professional and personal execution at a price to fit your budget, choose Chic Chef Catering!
Thank you Chic Chef catering!
Eric & Kristina - Loft Lucia (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi and his team were very punctual. They made our wedding night perfect and comfortable. Throughout the process Ravi was with us the whole way and made sure details were taking care of. We highly recommend Chic Chef Catering for any event you are planning.
Alaina S - Farm Wedding (Manhattan, IL) ★★★★★
They were the most amazing and easy company to deal with. Ravi was very prompt with getting back to me when I had an issue or question. His staff was very pleasant and helpful. The food was sooo good. I had so many compliments from the guests at my wedding. Definitely recommend Chic Chef for your next event. You won’t be disappointed.
Megan D - Corporate Event (Milwaukee, IL) ★★★★★
Ravi and Chic Chef were wonderful to work with from start to finish. They worked with my budget and had a great menu for us to choose our items from. Ravi was prompt with his replies and good with following-up (always helpful when you’re planning an event and have a million other things going on!) We planned from Houston site unseen, and I would recommend Chic Chef to anyone!
Tiara G - Proviso West HS Reunion (Chicago, IL) ★★★★★
Chic Chef Catering did an AMAZING job for my 10 year class reunion event! Ravi was very responsive to requests and did everything he could to work with our budget before the event. During the planning process we realized we would not be able to use servers and Ravi was very understanding and made sure his set up staff made everything easy for us since they would not be there during the event. On top of that, EVERYONE loveddd the food. Literally no complaints. I would definitely hire Ravi and Chic Chef Catering again for an event.