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Chow

Elmhurst

LOCATION

Elmhurst, US
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Catering

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4.3/5.0
2.3/5.0
3.7/5.0
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
CHOW is great. Mary is experienced and made me feel like she had everything under control. During the wedding, things happened behind the scenes magically & I never had to think about the food for one second (other than that it was tasty!). One of the other reviewers said she was unorganized, but I disagree. She's not very responsive by email, but that wasn't a big deal because I would just call her if needed. She has a busy catering business & if your wedding is still months or weeks out, then the events she has before your event are going to take precedence, which is how it should be (although your wedding is foremost in your mind for the whole month before, for a vendor, it's just one of many events & they have to prioritize chronologically). I'm super type A normally, but I just set my expectations that she was going to take a long time to respond by email & if I needed an answer sooner, I would call, & it worked out fine. People loved the food. She also did our a cake, so it was great not to have to get a separate baker. Her servers were fantastic, they were so sweet throughout the night, very attentive, wonderful people. She let us buy our own alcohol, which was great so we could return unopened bottles. She was also flexible with meal changes until the last minute. And on my wedding day, I missed lunch & even though she already had the appetizer platters all wrapped up and about to bring them down for the cocktail hour, she opened them and took out some cheese cubes so I could get some food in me and sweetly assured me it was no big deal even though I'm sure it was at least a little troublesome to have to do that when she was busy getting everything ready. We had the most wonderful wedding, and the great food and not having to worry about the food played a big part in that. (Also, we had our wedding at the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus, so if you're having your wedding there, Mary is now very familiar with the space).
CHOW is great. Mary is experienced and made me feel like she had everything under control. During the wedding, things Read more...
CHOW is great. Mary is experienced and made me feel like she had everything under control. During the wedding, things happened behind the scenes magically & I never had to think about the food for one second (other than that it was tasty!). One of the other reviewers said she was unorganized, but I disagree. She's not very responsive by email, but that wasn't a big deal because I would just call her if needed. She has a busy catering business & if your wedding is still months or weeks out, then the events she has before your event are going to take precedence, which is how it should be (although your wedding is foremost in your mind for the whole month before, for a vendor, it's just one of many events & they have to prioritize chronologically). I'm super type A normally, but I just set my expectations that she was going to take a long time to respond by email & if I needed an answer sooner, I would call, & it worked out fine. People loved the food. She also did our a cake, so it was great not to have to get a separate baker. Her servers were fantastic, they were so sweet throughout the night, very attentive, wonderful people. She let us buy our own alcohol, which was great so we could return unopened bottles. She was also flexible with meal changes until the last minute. And on my wedding day, I missed lunch & even though she already had the appetizer platters all wrapped up and about to bring them down for the cocktail hour, she opened them and took out some cheese cubes so I could get some food in me and sweetly assured me it was no big deal even though I'm sure it was at least a little troublesome to have to do that when she was busy getting everything ready. We had the most wonderful wedding, and the great food and not having to worry about the food played a big part in that. (Also, we had our wedding at the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus, so if you're having your wedding there, Mary is now very familiar with the space). Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Julie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.3/5.0
My husband and I were so pleased the we had CHOW cater our wedding at the Wilder Mansion. The food was delicious and the wedding cake was simply stunning! Mary (the owner) is obviously passionate about food and her business. Her pricing is very reasonable and her menu is fresh and inspired. Mary and her entire team were very professional on our wedding day and everything was just as we had requested.

I do have to say that at times the planning process was a challenge. At times it was difficult to get a hold of Mary and any changes we had to the proposal/contract usually took several weeks to get incorporated.

HOWEVER, regardless of the time it took or how things may have seemed during planning, Mary pulled off an amazing event with delicious food. I would highly recommend working with Mary and CHOW but I would also urge you to be very organized and keep track of all the details throughout the process.
My husband and I were so pleased the we had CHOW cater our wedding at the Wilder Mansion. The food was delicious and the Read more...
My husband and I were so pleased the we had CHOW cater our wedding at the Wilder Mansion. The food was delicious and the wedding cake was simply stunning! Mary (the owner) is obviously passionate about food and her business. Her pricing is very reasonable and her menu is fresh and inspired. Mary and her entire team were very professional on our wedding day and everything was just as we had requested.

I do have to say that at times the planning process was a challenge. At times it was difficult to get a hold of Mary and any changes we had to the proposal/contract usually took several weeks to get incorporated.

HOWEVER, regardless of the time it took or how things may have seemed during planning, Mary pulled off an amazing event with delicious food. I would highly recommend working with Mary and CHOW but I would also urge you to be very organized and keep track of all the details throughout the process. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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plaidhands
Wedding:
8/1/2010
2.3/5.0
Food is super great. Owner is not very organized. Takes months to get back to you. Sends proposal totally different than what you talked about at meeting. End of the day, everything did turn out. It was a struggle knowing if we had a cater at all thru the process.
Food is super great. Owner is not very organized. Takes months to get back to you. Sends proposal totally different than Read more...
Food is super great. Owner is not very organized. Takes months to get back to you. Sends proposal totally different than what you talked about at meeting. End of the day, everything did turn out. It was a struggle knowing if we had a cater at all thru the process. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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