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Cuisine America Catered Events

Elgin , IL
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407 Bluff City Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60120 US (map)

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847-888-2288

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Catering

INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Indian, Italian, Latin American, 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), Liquor License
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding would not have been the same without Mary Catherine - she helped pull everything together. When you are faced with so many choices and decisions in planning your wedding, she helped keep us on track with all the details. She has so much experience in planning events, if you do not know what you are doing, she will guide you in the right direction. She arranged for the place settings, table linens, and chair covers - and our wedding colors looked beautiful in the reception space. She will let you borrow items if you need them too, she had stands for the table numbers and candles to line the window ledges that we used. She also went above and beyond and helped save us money on our ceremony chair rental. As far as the food, that was really great too. Jim is very flexible in how the food is prepared, if you have special requests, he can accommodate them. We went to 2 tastings before our event, which are helpful because there is such a large variety of entree, side, salad, vegetable, and bread choices. The vegetarian lasagna was excellent and I wish I had leftovers, I would eat it every day for a month! The service staff during the event was very responsive and professional as well. I had a great experience with Cuisine America and would strongly recommend them.
My wedding would not have been the same without Mary Catherine - she helped pull everything together. When you are faced Read more...
My wedding would not have been the same without Mary Catherine - she helped pull everything together. When you are faced with so many choices and decisions in planning your wedding, she helped keep us on track with all the details. She has so much experience in planning events, if you do not know what you are doing, she will guide you in the right direction. She arranged for the place settings, table linens, and chair covers - and our wedding colors looked beautiful in the reception space. She will let you borrow items if you need them too, she had stands for the table numbers and candles to line the window ledges that we used. She also went above and beyond and helped save us money on our ceremony chair rental. As far as the food, that was really great too. Jim is very flexible in how the food is prepared, if you have special requests, he can accommodate them. We went to 2 tastings before our event, which are helpful because there is such a large variety of entree, side, salad, vegetable, and bread choices. The vegetarian lasagna was excellent and I wish I had leftovers, I would eat it every day for a month! The service staff during the event was very responsive and professional as well. I had a great experience with Cuisine America and would strongly recommend them. Read less
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Paige
Wedding:
6/20/2015
4.4/5.0
Our guest raved about the food! Mary Catherine and Jim did a wonderful job. They were very generous (which can be hard to find with wedding vendors) with time and resources. Their staff was very professional. Mary Catherine handled coordinating our tent, chairs, and linens which was very helpful and everything was beautiful! After the event my parents got plenty of leftovers and used them to feed friends and family that helped during the wedding week! 3 words. Bacon. Wrapped. Dates. !!!
Our guest raved about the food! Mary Catherine and Jim did a wonderful job. They were very generous (which can be hard to Read more...
Our guest raved about the food! Mary Catherine and Jim did a wonderful job. They were very generous (which can be hard to find with wedding vendors) with time and resources. Their staff was very professional. Mary Catherine handled coordinating our tent, chairs, and linens which was very helpful and everything was beautiful! After the event my parents got plenty of leftovers and used them to feed friends and family that helped during the wedding week! 3 words. Bacon. Wrapped. Dates. !!! Read less
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Audreya1991
Wedding:
5/16/2015
4.9/5.0
Perfect! Having Mary Catherine help with my wedding was a dream. She mostly went through my mother in law since she was handling the food cost, but she was such a help! The business was phenomenal because it's basically like your own menu. My husband and I got what we both wanted and the food was delicious. The fact we were able to sample whatever we desired was great because my husband and I are picky. Food is a big thing at the wedding and she made it a breeze. She even lets you borrow items from her at no cost! It saved a lot of money on centerpieces. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Someday if I ever need an event catered I will come to Cusine America. Such a friendly and professional business.
Perfect! Having Mary Catherine help with my wedding was a dream. She mostly went through my mother in law since she was Read more...
Perfect! Having Mary Catherine help with my wedding was a dream. She mostly went through my mother in law since she was handling the food cost, but she was such a help! The business was phenomenal because it's basically like your own menu. My husband and I got what we both wanted and the food was delicious. The fact we were able to sample whatever we desired was great because my husband and I are picky. Food is a big thing at the wedding and she made it a breeze. She even lets you borrow items from her at no cost! It saved a lot of money on centerpieces. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Someday if I ever need an event catered I will come to Cusine America. Such a friendly and professional business. Read less
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Jeffrey and Jennifer's Wedding
Wedding:
10/11/2014
4.3/5.0
Food was great along with service, but was upset about leftovers. They put the salad and dressing in a bad together so when we got home from our wedding it was so soggy and we had to throw away three bags!!! Also they did not include gratuity so on the night of my wedding my parents were scrambling trying to find money next time they should tell people!
Food was great along with service, but was upset about leftovers. They put the salad and dressing in a bad together so Read more...
Food was great along with service, but was upset about leftovers. They put the salad and dressing in a bad together so when we got home from our wedding it was so soggy and we had to throw away three bags!!! Also they did not include gratuity so on the night of my wedding my parents were scrambling trying to find money next time they should tell people! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I have only positive things to say about working with Mary Catherine and the whole Cuisine America Team. From the first contact to eating the plates her staff made for my husband and I to take home, the whole experience has been fabulous. It was definitely worth a couple trips out to Elgin from Chicago to meet Mary Catherine in person, do a tasting, and work out the details. She had so many great ideas and her ample experience in wedding catering and planning help me sort out some of my own details that I was stuck on (menu for each person vs. one per table, favor ideas, etc). Now on to the food. The food was delicious, which my husband and I knew it would be. We loved the food we tried at the tasting and the Cuisine America chef worked with us to help develop a unique menu. All of my guests, the DJ, the photographer, and the venue staff came up to me to tell me that it was the best wedding food they have ever had. If you pick Cuisine America, you will not be disappointed, from start to finish working with them was a dream.
I have only positive things to say about working with Mary Catherine and the whole Cuisine America Team. From the first Read more...
I have only positive things to say about working with Mary Catherine and the whole Cuisine America Team. From the first contact to eating the plates her staff made for my husband and I to take home, the whole experience has been fabulous. It was definitely worth a couple trips out to Elgin from Chicago to meet Mary Catherine in person, do a tasting, and work out the details. She had so many great ideas and her ample experience in wedding catering and planning help me sort out some of my own details that I was stuck on (menu for each person vs. one per table, favor ideas, etc). Now on to the food. The food was delicious, which my husband and I knew it would be. We loved the food we tried at the tasting and the Cuisine America chef worked with us to help develop a unique menu. All of my guests, the DJ, the photographer, and the venue staff came up to me to tell me that it was the best wedding food they have ever had. If you pick Cuisine America, you will not be disappointed, from start to finish working with them was a dream. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Cuisine America was great! We had a tasting of the food to see how it was and the quality and deliciousness blew us away. Mary Catherine and her husband were fantastic to work with. They were flexible, accommodating, and gave us a lot of great suggestions. You can tell they have had a lot of experience. They were extremely professional and did their best to make sure that everything ran smoothly - and it did! Everyone was raving about how fluid the whole night ran. This would not have been possible without Mary Catherine and the Cuisine America staff. They were able to answer every one of our questions and/or concerns and they helped us think about situations that we didn't even know could arise. We had around 140 people at the wedding and we decided to do family style salad/homemade dressings/homemade breads, and then an entree buffet. We were a little skeptical at first about how it would go since all of the buffets that we've ever been to take a long time to get through...but Cuisine America had everyone through within 15-20 minutes!! The event could not have been better. We would highly recommend Cuisine America to everyone!!
Cuisine America was great! We had a tasting of the food to see how it was and the quality and deliciousness blew us away. Read more...
Cuisine America was great! We had a tasting of the food to see how it was and the quality and deliciousness blew us away. Mary Catherine and her husband were fantastic to work with. They were flexible, accommodating, and gave us a lot of great suggestions. You can tell they have had a lot of experience. They were extremely professional and did their best to make sure that everything ran smoothly - and it did! Everyone was raving about how fluid the whole night ran. This would not have been possible without Mary Catherine and the Cuisine America staff. They were able to answer every one of our questions and/or concerns and they helped us think about situations that we didn't even know could arise. We had around 140 people at the wedding and we decided to do family style salad/homemade dressings/homemade breads, and then an entree buffet. We were a little skeptical at first about how it would go since all of the buffets that we've ever been to take a long time to get through...but Cuisine America had everyone through within 15-20 minutes!! The event could not have been better. We would highly recommend Cuisine America to everyone!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
As we began plans for our daughter's May, 2014 wedding, like everyone else I started asking friends, family-everyone-for recommendations. When it came to catering, Cuisine America was the ONLY name I kept hearing over and over. I first met with Mary Catherine myself, as well as calling several other places... It was immediately clear to me that Cuisine America would be one of my choices. It was not my wedding, however, so I returned to see Mary Catherine with my daughter and son-in-law. She, once again, took time to explain so many things to us all. The three of us came away from that meeting with a deposit down and a feeling of certainty. A few months later, after the tasting, we knew we had made the right choice-Jim is an amazing chef !

She gave us many options for pricing-things we could do to save us money, things she had available that would not need to be rented. I appreciated her honesty, flexibility, and concern for our budget. As time went on, we ended up having cuisine America cater both the wedding as well as the rehearsal dinner! In both cases the food was scrumptious, with tons left over-no one went away hungry. I want the reader to know that Cuisine America is professional, amazing at what they do, and to be trusted. I had not one concern during the entire rehearsal and wedding day-I didn't even go check on the kitchen, so certain was I that things were being handled! And indeed they were. Every single guest we spoke to-and I am not exaggerating-mentioned how delicious the food was!

I will whole heartedly recommend CA (and already have!) to any and all, and will use them again if we ever ended a caterer!
As we began plans for our daughter's May, 2014 wedding, like everyone else I started asking friends, family-everyone-for Read more...
As we began plans for our daughter's May, 2014 wedding, like everyone else I started asking friends, family-everyone-for recommendations. When it came to catering, Cuisine America was the ONLY name I kept hearing over and over. I first met with Mary Catherine myself, as well as calling several other places... It was immediately clear to me that Cuisine America would be one of my choices. It was not my wedding, however, so I returned to see Mary Catherine with my daughter and son-in-law. She, once again, took time to explain so many things to us all. The three of us came away from that meeting with a deposit down and a feeling of certainty. A few months later, after the tasting, we knew we had made the right choice-Jim is an amazing chef !

She gave us many options for pricing-things we could do to save us money, things she had available that would not need to be rented. I appreciated her honesty, flexibility, and concern for our budget. As time went on, we ended up having cuisine America cater both the wedding as well as the rehearsal dinner! In both cases the food was scrumptious, with tons left over-no one went away hungry. I want the reader to know that Cuisine America is professional, amazing at what they do, and to be trusted. I had not one concern during the entire rehearsal and wedding day-I didn't even go check on the kitchen, so certain was I that things were being handled! And indeed they were. Every single guest we spoke to-and I am not exaggerating-mentioned how delicious the food was!

I will whole heartedly recommend CA (and already have!) to any and all, and will use them again if we ever ended a caterer! Read less
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Vicki
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Mary Catherine and her staff were very professional and reliable. They took care of place cards, favors and all decor except the flowers. The room looked just beautiful. The food was very good, and we had several people tell us it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. We had a brunch with lots of choices, including broccoli cheddar quiche, roast sirloin of beef and homemade breads. The chef carved a gorgeous watermelon bowl and filled it with fresh berries. The staff were very efficient and not intrusive. The cost was very reasonable for the quality and variety of food.
Mary Catherine and her staff were very professional and reliable. They took care of place cards, favors and all decor Read more...
Mary Catherine and her staff were very professional and reliable. They took care of place cards, favors and all decor except the flowers. The room looked just beautiful. The food was very good, and we had several people tell us it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. We had a brunch with lots of choices, including broccoli cheddar quiche, roast sirloin of beef and homemade breads. The chef carved a gorgeous watermelon bowl and filled it with fresh berries. The staff were very efficient and not intrusive. The cost was very reasonable for the quality and variety of food. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Cuisine America did a wonderful job on my wedding day. The food was wonderful and my guests were extremely happy with everything. My caterer also helped me find my florist and she gave me wonderful suggestions on how to deal with the stress of planning a wedding.
Cuisine America did a wonderful job on my wedding day. The food was wonderful and my guests were extremely happy with Read more...
Cuisine America did a wonderful job on my wedding day. The food was wonderful and my guests were extremely happy with everything. My caterer also helped me find my florist and she gave me wonderful suggestions on how to deal with the stress of planning a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
They can cook amazing food! Anything they make is delicious! Their servers for the event were top-notch. Some of the frantic feelings in planning could have been avoided if they responded to calls or e-mails better. Trust them in terms of their recommendations for your cake vendor; but plan time to make your own centerpieces.
They can cook amazing food! Anything they make is delicious! Their servers for the event were top-notch. Some of the Read more...
They can cook amazing food! Anything they make is delicious! Their servers for the event were top-notch. Some of the frantic feelings in planning could have been avoided if they responded to calls or e-mails better. Trust them in terms of their recommendations for your cake vendor; but plan time to make your own centerpieces. Read less
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