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Berghoff Catering

Chicago , IL
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17 W Adams
Chicago, IL 60603 US (map)

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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 take great pride in bringing an innovative touch to special events planning and catering. We... Read more
Our team philosophy is to deliver what we promise. Since 1986, we’ve been doing just that. 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.

Weddings

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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…

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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 you're having. Call 312.408.0200 or email events@berghoffgroup.com. We're delighted to consult with you! Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Cajun, German, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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:
1+ year ago
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.

Thank You! Read less
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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