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Berghoff Catering

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

17 W Adams
Chicago, IL US 60603 (map)

PHONE

312-408-0200

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ABOUT US

Our team philosophy is to deliver what we promise. Since 1986, we’ve been doing just that. We only hire staff and vendors who share our commitment to our clients, as well as our passion... Read more
Our team philosophy is to deliver what we promise. Since 1986, we’ve been doing just that. We only hire staff and vendors who share our commitment to our clients, as well as our passion for perfection.

We take great pride in bringing an innovative touch to special events planning and catering. We have years of experience with event enhancements such as entertainment, floral, photography, transportation, tenting and more. From the small details to the big picture and everything in between — we’ll make your vision a reality.

At Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group our seasoned team of professionals is committed to creating an extraordinary experience and delivering a flawless execution for each event whether it is an intimate dinner party or a larger, more complex event.

We look forward to creating lasting memories for you and your guests. Please call us at 312.408.0200 to speak directly with a catering professional today.

Creating a new standard for your special event experience

Events
Each event deserves to be special. It is our promise to bring a special touch to every event. At Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group, we understand that your guest’s experience begins with the first impression and leaves with a lasting memory. This is why we pay close attention to every detail of your event, ensuring that from beginning to end, everything is executed to perfection.

Our experienced consultants listen, and then design each event to fulfill your mission. The food, service and ambience will make exactly the impression you desire. Whether you’re planning an elaborate black-tie gala, wedding, office meeting, or an intimate cocktail party in the privacy of your own home, we’ll create a unique event with cutting edge cuisine, meticulous service and dramatic presentation. We cater events of all sizes and shapes bringing to each occasion a personal touch and attention to detail.

Whatever your occasion, we promise you an event beyond what was imagined.

Venues
We take great pride in the quality and service of our events. For more than 20 years, we have been a distinguished preferred caterer at Chicagoland’s major cultural institutions and venues. Our experts will assist you in selecting the perfect event space.

Cuisine
Berghoff Group works with local vendors to provide the freshest ingredients possible. Our culinary team is dedicated to creating cutting-edge cuisine. Berghoff Group has over seven on-site kitchens working diligently to provide clients with the superior culinary creations prepared fresh daily. Our operation includes a comprehensive culinary faculty including a customized bakery, pastry department, and butcher shop designed to prepare the freshest of foods. Our Chefs take pride in the ability to provide our guests with the highest quality of innovative options.

Berghoff Catering is able to custom create each event’s menu to accommodate our clients desires. From ethnic to organic we are dedicated to making each event truly one-of-a kind; we work with notable Chicagoland vendors/restaurateurs specializing in authentic ethnic cuisine including Indian, Kosher, Japanese, Organic, and Vegan.

Décor
We work with a number of preferred partners in Chicago who share our same commitment to our clients and passion for perfection. We can assist you with entertainment, floral, design, photography and videography, calligraphy, linens and equipment, specialty table décor, lighting and tenting to name a few. Together we collaborate to bring your event to life with just the right touch.

Staffing
Our professional service staff is as customized as your menu. We only hire enthusiastic, dedicated and conscientious people who meet and exceed our high standards. We pride our self on the high level of experienced staff we work with. Our ability to execute seamless events rests on the fact that our staff is highly trained and dedicated to the same standards of excellence.

Corporate
Our approach to each and every one of our events is to create extraordinary experiences that enhance and reflect our clients’ vision and taste. Our experienced team brings together all the elements, detail by detail, to produce memorable and successful events. Whether you are planning your Annual Holiday Party, Executive Team Building Outing or an Awards Dinner, from start to finish we are there every step of the way to ensure flawless execution. We promise to bring the personal touches needed to make professionals provides a high standard of quality through meticulous attention to detail.

Weddings
Congratulations!
Your wedding day is a celebration of you — your taste, style, spirit. Whatever your wishes may be, our wedding consultants will guide you through the process of creating a uniquely personal wedding.

We have a specially trained wedding team — consultant, event producer, chef, captains, waiters, and bartenders — whose job it is to handle all the myriad details and logistical complexities of your celebration so that you can enjoy the magic of the day. Our experienced team can take the stress out of preparing for your dream day.

Allow us to be part of your memories…

Showers - Rehearsal Dinners – Weddings – Brunch

Contact
Call our office - we''ll get you started. You are connected to a consultant who is a specialist in the particular type of party youre having. We're delighted to consult with you. 312.408.0200

Don't feel like calling but are interested in receiving information? Then email us or fill our our event information form below and one of our team members will be in touch with you within 24 hours. We''re looking forward to hearing from you

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
2000

REVIEWS

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Andrea
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked with Sarah Hermanowski for my wedding at the Chicago History Museum which took place last Sunday. She is amazing and you are making a mistake if you don't choose Berghoff as your caterer. I am a planner myself and also love food, so making this choice was big for me and I definitely made the right one. Sarah was a pleasure to work with - so nice, professional and an expert at what she does. She made that portion of planning the wedding super easy and I was 100% confident in her and her team on the day of the wedding. We received endless compliments on the food - quality, service and presentation. No little detail went unnoticed, Berghoff's attention to myself, my husband and our parents was impeccable and they really made our special day perfect. Thank you, Sarah. To all brides out there - do yourself a favor and hire Berghoff. You will be forever happy that you did!
I worked with Sarah Hermanowski for my wedding at the Chicago History Museum which took place last Sunday. She is amazing Read more...
I worked with Sarah Hermanowski for my wedding at the Chicago History Museum which took place last Sunday. She is amazing and you are making a mistake if you don't choose Berghoff as your caterer. I am a planner myself and also love food, so making this choice was big for me and I definitely made the right one. Sarah was a pleasure to work with - so nice, professional and an expert at what she does. She made that portion of planning the wedding super easy and I was 100% confident in her and her team on the day of the wedding. We received endless compliments on the food - quality, service and presentation. No little detail went unnoticed, Berghoff's attention to myself, my husband and our parents was impeccable and they really made our special day perfect. Thank you, Sarah. To all brides out there - do yourself a favor and hire Berghoff. You will be forever happy that you did! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I was amazed at how easy and wonderful it was to work with the Berghoff for our wedding. We worked with Carrie and Emily and they were simply amazing. The amount of time they both spent communicating with me for every single little detail was so great. They really made us feel like we were the only event they had going even though I know they were booked solid for the summer! I would definitely recommend the Berghoff. The planning, service, food, and presentation was outstanding.
I was amazed at how easy and wonderful it was to work with the Berghoff for our wedding. We worked with Carrie and Emily Read more...
I was amazed at how easy and wonderful it was to work with the Berghoff for our wedding. We worked with Carrie and Emily and they were simply amazing. The amount of time they both spent communicating with me for every single little detail was so great. They really made us feel like we were the only event they had going even though I know they were booked solid for the summer! I would definitely recommend the Berghoff. The planning, service, food, and presentation was outstanding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wedding just happened (5/10/14) and Carrie and Emily from Berghoff were instrumental in helping to make it the perfect day for my husband and I. Our wedding took place in Chicago, but we live in Alaska and both Carrie and Emily were super-responsive through e-mail (they even face-timed with me for the final venue walk-through!) One thing that I really appreciated early-on in the wedding planning process was how personable they were. They met with me everytime I was in Chicago and we're really wonderful about giving me their opinions on linen colors and food when I couldn't make a decision. I always felt like they had my best interests in mind, which really helped to make the whole process more enjoyable.

Our food was delicious and our guests are still talking about it. We had six passed appetizers (shrimp & corn fritters, bacon-wrapped dates, steak & asparagus skewers, macaroni & cheese bites, artichoke & mascarpone empanadas, and butterflied coconut shrimp). They even came up with a special cocktail for my bridal party which they named the Purple Moose. It was these little touches that they incorporated throughout the day that made our wedding so special and fun.

Dinner was amazing! They set-up a great buffet with miso-glazed salmon and carved cocoa-chili rubbed beef. Even though it was a self-serve buffet, the wait staff were super-attentive to our guests and were just fun to be around (a few of them were even dancing once the music started).

Dessert was also wonderful. I'm not usually a fan of wedding cake but ours was amazing! Our cake looked beautiful and the flavors were perfect! We got a ton of compliments on it - our guests loved the ice cream bar as well.

I won't be getting married again, but I would never hesitate to recommend Berghoff (and especially Carrie and Emily) to my friends.

Thank You!
My wedding just happened (5/10/14) and Carrie and Emily from Berghoff were instrumental in helping to make it the perfect Read more...
My wedding just happened (5/10/14) and Carrie and Emily from Berghoff were instrumental in helping to make it the perfect day for my husband and I. Our wedding took place in Chicago, but we live in Alaska and both Carrie and Emily were super-responsive through e-mail (they even face-timed with me for the final venue walk-through!) One thing that I really appreciated early-on in the wedding planning process was how personable they were. They met with me everytime I was in Chicago and we're really wonderful about giving me their opinions on linen colors and food when I couldn't make a decision. I always felt like they had my best interests in mind, which really helped to make the whole process more enjoyable.

Our food was delicious and our guests are still talking about it. We had six passed appetizers (shrimp & corn fritters, bacon-wrapped dates, steak & asparagus skewers, macaroni & cheese bites, artichoke & mascarpone empanadas, and butterflied coconut shrimp). They even came up with a special cocktail for my bridal party which they named the Purple Moose. It was these little touches that they incorporated throughout the day that made our wedding so special and fun.

Dinner was amazing! They set-up a great buffet with miso-glazed salmon and carved cocoa-chili rubbed beef. Even though it was a self-serve buffet, the wait staff were super-attentive to our guests and were just fun to be around (a few of them were even dancing once the music started).

Dessert was also wonderful. I'm not usually a fan of wedding cake but ours was amazing! Our cake looked beautiful and the flavors were perfect! We got a ton of compliments on it - our guests loved the ice cream bar as well.

I won't be getting married again, but I would never hesitate to recommend Berghoff (and especially Carrie and Emily) to my friends.

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Nicole
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Carrie Bucaro and team executed the culinary dream my husband and I dreamed up for our June wedding. We initially started the catering courting dance working with Jeanie Biles back in August/September 2012 and she won us over with ease. I point this out only because about one month before our big day Jeanie sadly left Berghoff and put us in the equally capable hands of Carrie. Berghoff is really hiring some amazing people to have two catering managers on staff that could help us bring this large event to life virtually seamlessly. I think that's a true testament to their organization. Carrie worked with us at length to get up to speed quickly and work with us through the last details prior to the event. She documented everything (including my nasty food allergy) you could think of and the meal was everything we expected and more.

We had a fabulous time on our wedding day and Berghoff's team were a key player on our dream team. Everything went to plan, everyone LOVED the food, the cake and the bar!! Everything! It's been almost a month post wedding weekend and our friends and family are still talking about the duck tacos, lobster quesadillas, chicken with lemongrass beure blanc, squash napoleon (which I got and was awesome), the beautiful and cool square tables with the awesome runners (thank you for encouraging us to go big), etc. Guests who don't eat/ like salad are STILL talking about the poached plum salad with honeycomb and the entrees and extra sauce at the table were a home run! Berghoff's pastry chef took our random photos of cool cakes and created a cake that fit us and our venue perfectly. It was beautiful AND yummy; which never happens! Wedding cake is usually dry and boring but ours was something that I look forward to having again.

Carrie and team were organized, responsive, attentive, kind and courteous. They rolled with the punches throughout the process and really helped us put together a menu and flow of events that our guests enjoyed
Carrie Bucaro and team executed the culinary dream my husband and I dreamed up for our June wedding. We initially started Read more...
Carrie Bucaro and team executed the culinary dream my husband and I dreamed up for our June wedding. We initially started the catering courting dance working with Jeanie Biles back in August/September 2012 and she won us over with ease. I point this out only because about one month before our big day Jeanie sadly left Berghoff and put us in the equally capable hands of Carrie. Berghoff is really hiring some amazing people to have two catering managers on staff that could help us bring this large event to life virtually seamlessly. I think that's a true testament to their organization. Carrie worked with us at length to get up to speed quickly and work with us through the last details prior to the event. She documented everything (including my nasty food allergy) you could think of and the meal was everything we expected and more.

We had a fabulous time on our wedding day and Berghoff's team were a key player on our dream team. Everything went to plan, everyone LOVED the food, the cake and the bar!! Everything! It's been almost a month post wedding weekend and our friends and family are still talking about the duck tacos, lobster quesadillas, chicken with lemongrass beure blanc, squash napoleon (which I got and was awesome), the beautiful and cool square tables with the awesome runners (thank you for encouraging us to go big), etc. Guests who don't eat/ like salad are STILL talking about the poached plum salad with honeycomb and the entrees and extra sauce at the table were a home run! Berghoff's pastry chef took our random photos of cool cakes and created a cake that fit us and our venue perfectly. It was beautiful AND yummy; which never happens! Wedding cake is usually dry and boring but ours was something that I look forward to having again.

Carrie and team were organized, responsive, attentive, kind and courteous. They rolled with the punches throughout the process and really helped us put together a menu and flow of events that our guests enjoyed Read less
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Jennie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
The Berghoff was amazing. They were so flexible with all of the special requests we had and with the contract we ended up with. We kept changing our mind on linens and other aesthetics and, our guest count kept changing. They accommodated everything! We got so many complements over the appetizers - the mini lamb chops are a must! My husband is a huge beer snob and they got his favorite microbrew beer stocked for our wedding. Carrie responds to emails within minutes at all hours of the night. I can't say enough good things about the Berghoff and it feels good to support a longstanding Chicago establishment. Oldest restaurant in the City!
The Berghoff was amazing. They were so flexible with all of the special requests we had and with the contract we ended up Read more...
The Berghoff was amazing. They were so flexible with all of the special requests we had and with the contract we ended up with. We kept changing our mind on linens and other aesthetics and, our guest count kept changing. They accommodated everything! We got so many complements over the appetizers - the mini lamb chops are a must! My husband is a huge beer snob and they got his favorite microbrew beer stocked for our wedding. Carrie responds to emails within minutes at all hours of the night. I can't say enough good things about the Berghoff and it feels good to support a longstanding Chicago establishment. Oldest restaurant in the City! Read less
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Jada
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.9/5.0
Attention Brides: Berghoff is not just wienerschnitzel and beer!!! They are a Chicago Institution that should be seriously considered in your caterer search! Not only do they bend over backwards for you (thanks Randi!!!) the food is FANTASTIC and the prices are very reasonable. For our Ivy Room wedding in May 2011, we had a Mexican buffet and an Italian buffet -- a tamale bar with all the fixin's and a risotto bar with chicken parm and ceasar salad. The staff at the event were SPOT ON--instead of leaving a ton of food out to go cold and soggy they brought things out in smaller buffet dishes so everything was as fresh as can be! And there was no waiting -- the second the last chicken Parmesan cutlet was scooped up there was another waiter with a fresh dish -- I was very impressed. One of the bartenders (Matt, I think?) was the "personal" bartender to my bridesmaids and me, running to get us wine and tequila shots to calm our nerves before the ceremony! I had numerous compliments on the food. They did run out of some of the liquor brands (Belvedere, for example, was replaced by Gordons) toward the very end, but it's hard to blame them with the hard-partying crowd at my wedding :). Another plus: they have a pastry chef in house that did a beautiful job on our cake and cupcakes, so you can cancel out the need to find another vendor for the cake!
Attention Brides: Berghoff is not just wienerschnitzel and beer!!! They are a Chicago Institution that should be seriously Read more...
Attention Brides: Berghoff is not just wienerschnitzel and beer!!! They are a Chicago Institution that should be seriously considered in your caterer search! Not only do they bend over backwards for you (thanks Randi!!!) the food is FANTASTIC and the prices are very reasonable. For our Ivy Room wedding in May 2011, we had a Mexican buffet and an Italian buffet -- a tamale bar with all the fixin's and a risotto bar with chicken parm and ceasar salad. The staff at the event were SPOT ON--instead of leaving a ton of food out to go cold and soggy they brought things out in smaller buffet dishes so everything was as fresh as can be! And there was no waiting -- the second the last chicken Parmesan cutlet was scooped up there was another waiter with a fresh dish -- I was very impressed. One of the bartenders (Matt, I think?) was the "personal" bartender to my bridesmaids and me, running to get us wine and tequila shots to calm our nerves before the ceremony! I had numerous compliments on the food. They did run out of some of the liquor brands (Belvedere, for example, was replaced by Gordons) toward the very end, but it's hard to blame them with the hard-partying crowd at my wedding :). Another plus: they have a pastry chef in house that did a beautiful job on our cake and cupcakes, so you can cancel out the need to find another vendor for the cake! Read less
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rgibbo1
Wedding:
10/2/2010
2.8/5.0
Berghoff did an excellent job leading up the event and the food quality was great - however on our actual wedding day, the service was a DISASTER.

They forgot to bring CHAMPAGNE to the wedding reception (who does this??). They forgot to bring FORKS to the wedding reception (again, how does a catering company do this?). Instead, our guests had to eat their salad and one of the rice dishes with cocktail forks. Our dessert table was not set up as requested. Special dietary requests we had made for some of our guests were forgotten (and therefore they could not eat). And finally, the food was not replaced in a timely matter. It appeared as if we had run out of food so people moved on to dessert only to bring out the food later and leave us with pans of leftovers.

The worst part of all of this was that the GROOM had to waste time at our reception trying to track down our catering manager and have these things fixed because none of the servers knew what was going on and would not work with the designated coordinator.

This was extremely disappointing since we spent so much time leading up to the wedding making sure this would go smoothly. Up to the wedding, Berghoff's service was great. And the food that was served was delicious. However, after we expressed this terrible day-of experience, they took off a measly $80 for forgetting the champagne.

I'm not sure how you can run a catering company with this type of service. Our catering choices were limited due to our reception location but you may want to consider your other options so your big day goes smoothly.
Berghoff did an excellent job leading up the event and the food quality was great - however on our actual wedding day, the Read more...
Berghoff did an excellent job leading up the event and the food quality was great - however on our actual wedding day, the service was a DISASTER.

They forgot to bring CHAMPAGNE to the wedding reception (who does this??). They forgot to bring FORKS to the wedding reception (again, how does a catering company do this?). Instead, our guests had to eat their salad and one of the rice dishes with cocktail forks. Our dessert table was not set up as requested. Special dietary requests we had made for some of our guests were forgotten (and therefore they could not eat). And finally, the food was not replaced in a timely matter. It appeared as if we had run out of food so people moved on to dessert only to bring out the food later and leave us with pans of leftovers.

The worst part of all of this was that the GROOM had to waste time at our reception trying to track down our catering manager and have these things fixed because none of the servers knew what was going on and would not work with the designated coordinator.

This was extremely disappointing since we spent so much time leading up to the wedding making sure this would go smoothly. Up to the wedding, Berghoff's service was great. And the food that was served was delicious. However, after we expressed this terrible day-of experience, they took off a measly $80 for forgetting the champagne.

I'm not sure how you can run a catering company with this type of service. Our catering choices were limited due to our reception location but you may want to consider your other options so your big day goes smoothly. Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
9/17/2010
2.9/5.0
Berghoff catered my wedding at the Chicago History Museum in Sep'10. Overall, the service and quality of food were superb, but there were some minor details that were lost in translation along the way that were a bit disappointing. Over the course of the planning process, I worked with 3 different contact people here, which I think was part of the problem. I gave very clear and detailed instructions on what I wanted each time I was given a new contact, which is why I was so surprised that there were things that did not go according to the original plan. Some examples: one of the late night snacks was served as an appetizer instead of after dinner; the upgraded chargers we had chosen were not laid out when the guests walked in- they were only put out once the entrees were served; martinis were served in wine glasses even though martini glasses were on the premises; and the gelato that we had been told would be served by someone was laid out on the dessert table and was melted most of the night. Obviously, none of these are earth shattering mistakes and to be honest, I was probably the only one who noticed most of them, but I do think when a client is spending tens of thousands of dollars on something and has clearly laid out instructions, there should be minimal errors and if something doesn't go according to plan, the catering manager should be on hand to let the client or wedding coordinator know about it ahead of time. I would recommend Berghoff for the food and wait staff, but feel that the catering manager I worked with dropped the ball a bit on details that to the outsider may seem trivial, but to a bride who has spent so much time and energy planning each and every aspect of the day, make all the difference.
Berghoff catered my wedding at the Chicago History Museum in Sep'10. Overall, the service and quality of food were superb, Read more...
Berghoff catered my wedding at the Chicago History Museum in Sep'10. Overall, the service and quality of food were superb, but there were some minor details that were lost in translation along the way that were a bit disappointing. Over the course of the planning process, I worked with 3 different contact people here, which I think was part of the problem. I gave very clear and detailed instructions on what I wanted each time I was given a new contact, which is why I was so surprised that there were things that did not go according to the original plan. Some examples: one of the late night snacks was served as an appetizer instead of after dinner; the upgraded chargers we had chosen were not laid out when the guests walked in- they were only put out once the entrees were served; martinis were served in wine glasses even though martini glasses were on the premises; and the gelato that we had been told would be served by someone was laid out on the dessert table and was melted most of the night. Obviously, none of these are earth shattering mistakes and to be honest, I was probably the only one who noticed most of them, but I do think when a client is spending tens of thousands of dollars on something and has clearly laid out instructions, there should be minimal errors and if something doesn't go according to plan, the catering manager should be on hand to let the client or wedding coordinator know about it ahead of time. I would recommend Berghoff for the food and wait staff, but feel that the catering manager I worked with dropped the ball a bit on details that to the outsider may seem trivial, but to a bride who has spent so much time and energy planning each and every aspect of the day, make all the difference. Read less
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jmjk
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.5/5.0
I had two different account executives while working with Berghoff's, Justin and then Nicole. Both were good at getting back to me on all the random questions I had. Sometimes it would take a day or two, but they always worked with all the random requests I had. When I was trying to make my decision on who to go with Berghoff's was the one that really worked with my budget and was willing to make the menu I really wanted. I told them about this one dish the other catering company made and they made their own version of it for us to try. They listened to me and really went back to change items I was feeling so-so about. Plus, they make the cake for you! I had a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and a lemon cake with raspberry and crème brule filling. It was sooooo yummy! The staff was beyond attentive and the bartender we had, I believe his name was Mark, was great. Every time someone at my table had a low drink he would come up personally and refill it. The only issue I had was that the food could have used a little more salt, but then again that could just be me.
I had two different account executives while working with Berghoff's, Justin and then Nicole. Both were good at getting Read more...
I had two different account executives while working with Berghoff's, Justin and then Nicole. Both were good at getting back to me on all the random questions I had. Sometimes it would take a day or two, but they always worked with all the random requests I had. When I was trying to make my decision on who to go with Berghoff's was the one that really worked with my budget and was willing to make the menu I really wanted. I told them about this one dish the other catering company made and they made their own version of it for us to try. They listened to me and really went back to change items I was feeling so-so about. Plus, they make the cake for you! I had a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and a lemon cake with raspberry and crème brule filling. It was sooooo yummy! The staff was beyond attentive and the bartender we had, I believe his name was Mark, was great. Every time someone at my table had a low drink he would come up personally and refill it. The only issue I had was that the food could have used a little more salt, but then again that could just be me. Read less
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dkwedding100309
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.9/5.0
As I write this review I realize how lucky I was to have truly wonderful vendors. Berghoff and our contacts, Justin and Nicole, were no exception. Out of all of our tastings, I felt like Justin was the one who went most "all-out" to impress us. You could have rolled me out of there I was so full by the end. I instantly felt comfortable with Justin and like he really understood what we were looking for. We settled on passed hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour, seated dinner with salad and choice of 3 entrees and passed late night snacks. On the day of, everything was set up perfectly and the room looked just like I'd hoped for. The service was great...they somehow managed to sort of blend in to the background while ensuring everyone was served quickly, glasses were kept full, etc. The bar lines moved quickly and drinks were nice and stiff :) Several people commented to us about how friendly the servers and bartenders were. But most importantly-the food was awesome. Any time food is produced in mass-quantity there's a fear that the quality will suffer. That wasn't the case at all and dinner actually exceeded my high expectations. Our only complaint is that they didn't server our champagne toast. However, we didn't even notice until we picked up the leftover alcohol, so it clearly wasn't a huge deal to us. Thankfully we were able to return the champagne, so no harm, no foul.
As I write this review I realize how lucky I was to have truly wonderful vendors. Berghoff and our contacts, Justin and Read more...
As I write this review I realize how lucky I was to have truly wonderful vendors. Berghoff and our contacts, Justin and Nicole, were no exception. Out of all of our tastings, I felt like Justin was the one who went most "all-out" to impress us. You could have rolled me out of there I was so full by the end. I instantly felt comfortable with Justin and like he really understood what we were looking for. We settled on passed hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour, seated dinner with salad and choice of 3 entrees and passed late night snacks. On the day of, everything was set up perfectly and the room looked just like I'd hoped for. The service was great...they somehow managed to sort of blend in to the background while ensuring everyone was served quickly, glasses were kept full, etc. The bar lines moved quickly and drinks were nice and stiff :) Several people commented to us about how friendly the servers and bartenders were. But most importantly-the food was awesome. Any time food is produced in mass-quantity there's a fear that the quality will suffer. That wasn't the case at all and dinner actually exceeded my high expectations. Our only complaint is that they didn't server our champagne toast. However, we didn't even notice until we picked up the leftover alcohol, so it clearly wasn't a huge deal to us. Thankfully we were able to return the champagne, so no harm, no foul. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Emily
Wedding:
7/24/2009
4.8/5.0
Kelly Parker and the team at Berghoff Catering did such a FABULOUS job with my wedding at Cafe Brauer in July 2009. I knew when I was hiring a caterer that it would be one of the most important vendor decisions I would make for my reception, but I didn't even realize how much so until I saw how much work they do on the big day.

First of all, Kelly was very willing to work with me on my budget...and let me say, not all caterers were. She provided multiple options for my consideration, and we decided on a sit-down dinner. She worked with me to make the right choices in order to keep certain things simple but add some really nice personal touches with interesting appetizers, a dessert buffet (even including my favorite -- french macaroons!) and a special lemonade cocktail.

My guests cannot stop talking about the GREAT food. The sauce on the chicken, the "awesome" potato gallete, the "life changing" cheesecake lollipops.

I also want to say that Kelly was a great guide throughout the process. She answered my endless questions -- always promptly and always thoroughly -- and helped me to coordinate with the venue and florist. The food and dessert tastings were fun, and every detail was attended to with ease.

It was a pleasure to work with Berghoff. My parents, my husband and I were all VERY happy with the experience.
Kelly Parker and the team at Berghoff Catering did such a FABULOUS job with my wedding at Cafe Brauer in July 2009. I knew Read more...
Kelly Parker and the team at Berghoff Catering did such a FABULOUS job with my wedding at Cafe Brauer in July 2009. I knew when I was hiring a caterer that it would be one of the most important vendor decisions I would make for my reception, but I didn't even realize how much so until I saw how much work they do on the big day.

First of all, Kelly was very willing to work with me on my budget...and let me say, not all caterers were. She provided multiple options for my consideration, and we decided on a sit-down dinner. She worked with me to make the right choices in order to keep certain things simple but add some really nice personal touches with interesting appetizers, a dessert buffet (even including my favorite -- french macaroons!) and a special lemonade cocktail.

My guests cannot stop talking about the GREAT food. The sauce on the chicken, the "awesome" potato gallete, the "life changing" cheesecake lollipops.

I also want to say that Kelly was a great guide throughout the process. She answered my endless questions -- always promptly and always thoroughly -- and helped me to coordinate with the venue and florist. The food and dessert tastings were fun, and every detail was attended to with ease.

It was a pleasure to work with Berghoff. My parents, my husband and I were all VERY happy with the experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.5/5.0
We booked The Berghoff for our wedding catering services and were very pleased! From the first tasting to the wedding day, Justin Snodgrass was an absolute pleasure to work with. I was very picky about the vendor contacts because I wanted to make sure I was working with someone that I would want to be with on my wedding day. Justin had fantastic ideas and allowed me to change my mind numerous times without any issues. He was extremely flexible and came through on all of the plans we had.

We are still receiving compliments from the day especially on their creative and tasty appetizers. They level of service they provided was top notch and I would not hesitate to work with or recommend The Berghoff.
We booked The Berghoff for our wedding catering services and were very pleased! From the first tasting to the wedding day, Read more...
We booked The Berghoff for our wedding catering services and were very pleased! From the first tasting to the wedding day, Justin Snodgrass was an absolute pleasure to work with. I was very picky about the vendor contacts because I wanted to make sure I was working with someone that I would want to be with on my wedding day. Justin had fantastic ideas and allowed me to change my mind numerous times without any issues. He was extremely flexible and came through on all of the plans we had.

We are still receiving compliments from the day especially on their creative and tasty appetizers. They level of service they provided was top notch and I would not hesitate to work with or recommend The Berghoff. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Cathie
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.9/5.0
Justin and the staff at Berghoff were amazing. The food at our wedding was so good and everyone loved it and we got tons of compliments. The vegetarian option and the desserts were a particularly big hit.

Justin is an absolute wonder to work with.
Justin and the staff at Berghoff were amazing. The food at our wedding was so good and everyone loved it and we got tons Read more...
Justin and the staff at Berghoff were amazing. The food at our wedding was so good and everyone loved it and we got tons of compliments. The vegetarian option and the desserts were a particularly big hit.

Justin is an absolute wonder to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Suzanne
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Berghoff was exceptional. They were very flexible, had great ideas and worked to personalize our menu. They were personable, organized, and gave attention to every detail. I was able to relax and enjoy the day because they took care of everything...which was all perfect!
Our experience with Berghoff was exceptional. They were very flexible, had great ideas and worked to personalize our menu. Read more...
Our experience with Berghoff was exceptional. They were very flexible, had great ideas and worked to personalize our menu. They were personable, organized, and gave attention to every detail. I was able to relax and enjoy the day because they took care of everything...which was all perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/30/2009
3.8/5.0
Very friendly. I felt a little bit like I was sold a higher level of service than was actually delivered on the day but they still did a very nice job.
Very friendly. I felt a little bit like I was sold a higher level of service than was actually delivered on the day but Read more...
Very friendly. I felt a little bit like I was sold a higher level of service than was actually delivered on the day but they still did a very nice job. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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LibraryBride
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly enjoyed our experience with Berghoff's. They were very responsive, did a beautiful tasting and were very flexible with the different kinds of things we wanted to do. They were also very responsive. I thought they made everything look wonderful and taste great.
I highly enjoyed our experience with Berghoff's. They were very responsive, did a beautiful tasting and were very flexible Read more...
I highly enjoyed our experience with Berghoff's. They were very responsive, did a beautiful tasting and were very flexible with the different kinds of things we wanted to do. They were also very responsive. I thought they made everything look wonderful and taste great. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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kourtney
Wedding:
1/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Justin at Artistic Events is AMAZING to work with. He is super responsive and so friendly, easy to work with. I KNEW all woulld go smoothly with him and it did! The food was to-die-for and all of our guests practically licked their plates clean they were so pleased with the food. He also did an amazing job with the set-up/equipment rentals. What I loved most about him was his friendly/professionalism and his quick responses to the MANY emails I sent him. He was very understanding of my many questions and so easy to work with. Overall, I am so extremely pleased with him and with the Bergoff.
Justin at Artistic Events is AMAZING to work with. He is super responsive and so friendly, easy to work with. I KNEW all Read more...
Justin at Artistic Events is AMAZING to work with. He is super responsive and so friendly, easy to work with. I KNEW all woulld go smoothly with him and it did! The food was to-die-for and all of our guests practically licked their plates clean they were so pleased with the food. He also did an amazing job with the set-up/equipment rentals. What I loved most about him was his friendly/professionalism and his quick responses to the MANY emails I sent him. He was very understanding of my many questions and so easy to work with. Overall, I am so extremely pleased with him and with the Bergoff. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths

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