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D'ABSOLUTE EVENTS & CATERING

Chicago , IL
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5106 W. Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60641 US (map)

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773-282-6106

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, 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

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Jason
Wedding:
8/6/2016
4.6/5.0
We got married on 8/6/16 at Room 1520. First off, the venue is amazing. If you haven't already booked a spot, check this one out. You WILL NOT be upset.

Back to catering... To be honest, my wife and I never really cared that much about food for the night. We knew we had to feed our guests, but wanted more of the focus to be on the booze and dancing part of the evening. We met with a few caterers and quickly learned that food was going to be a HUGE expense. That was until we met with Chris. He and his wife, Natalie, were amazing to work with - super organized, quick to respond and genuinely nice people. We were able to work with them on a pretty spectacular menu for the night. Apps were charcuterie, tuna tacos, filo chicken cups, and bruschetta spoons. Dinner started with a salad and then guests had their choice of beef, chicken or pasta entree. My wife and I liked these dinner options so much, we asked to split a little of all three. Of course, we didn't get to eat more than a bite the day of, but it was really good. The quality of the food far out weighed the cost of the package, which happened to be the least expensive option of everywhere we looked. By the way.. Our guests LOVED the food. Especially the wasabi butter.

Outside the stellar food, the team at D'absolute did an outstanding job of setting everything up, flipping the room from ceremony to reception and providing 5 star wait and bar service. The linens were perfect and really enhanced the room.

Natalie and Chris are pros. Throughout the process and more importantly the day of, we didn't have to worry about a single thing. Natalie asked all the right questions and came up with the game plan far in advance of the wedding. Everything was executed to perfection and we cannot thank the team enough for such outstanding service. You guys made the night!!
We got married on 8/6/16 at Room 1520. First off, the venue is amazing. If you haven't already booked a spot, check this Read more...
We got married on 8/6/16 at Room 1520. First off, the venue is amazing. If you haven't already booked a spot, check this one out. You WILL NOT be upset.

Back to catering... To be honest, my wife and I never really cared that much about food for the night. We knew we had to feed our guests, but wanted more of the focus to be on the booze and dancing part of the evening. We met with a few caterers and quickly learned that food was going to be a HUGE expense. That was until we met with Chris. He and his wife, Natalie, were amazing to work with - super organized, quick to respond and genuinely nice people. We were able to work with them on a pretty spectacular menu for the night. Apps were charcuterie, tuna tacos, filo chicken cups, and bruschetta spoons. Dinner started with a salad and then guests had their choice of beef, chicken or pasta entree. My wife and I liked these dinner options so much, we asked to split a little of all three. Of course, we didn't get to eat more than a bite the day of, but it was really good. The quality of the food far out weighed the cost of the package, which happened to be the least expensive option of everywhere we looked. By the way.. Our guests LOVED the food. Especially the wasabi butter.

Outside the stellar food, the team at D'absolute did an outstanding job of setting everything up, flipping the room from ceremony to reception and providing 5 star wait and bar service. The linens were perfect and really enhanced the room.

Natalie and Chris are pros. Throughout the process and more importantly the day of, we didn't have to worry about a single thing. Natalie asked all the right questions and came up with the game plan far in advance of the wedding. Everything was executed to perfection and we cannot thank the team enough for such outstanding service. You guys made the night!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing food, I wish I could've taken home leftovers! They were super flexible and even gave suggestions for foods that would incorporate my husbands Brazilian background. Everyone had great things to say about the menu.
Absolutely amazing food, I wish I could've taken home leftovers! They were super flexible and even gave suggestions for Read more...
Absolutely amazing food, I wish I could've taken home leftovers! They were super flexible and even gave suggestions for foods that would incorporate my husbands Brazilian background. Everyone had great things to say about the menu. Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
6/25/2016
3.6/5.0
We worked with D'Absolute for our wedding last month and overall were really pleased. First, the food is excellent and they're very flexible in developing a menu that works for you. Our wedding was entirely vegetarian and that was never an issue. They do lots of local events so the staff is full of useful information and helps guide you in the right direction. Prices are competitive with other local options. We worked with Natalie for most of the process and she's diligent and professional. Things got hectic in the final week and there were some issues with what they were delivering for the big event, but they corrected the issues and everything turned out well. Catering is a big decision so make sure they're right for you and stay on top of them, but D'Absolute is a solid option.
We worked with D'Absolute for our wedding last month and overall were really pleased. First, the food is excellent and Read more...
We worked with D'Absolute for our wedding last month and overall were really pleased. First, the food is excellent and they're very flexible in developing a menu that works for you. Our wedding was entirely vegetarian and that was never an issue. They do lots of local events so the staff is full of useful information and helps guide you in the right direction. Prices are competitive with other local options. We worked with Natalie for most of the process and she's diligent and professional. Things got hectic in the final week and there were some issues with what they were delivering for the big event, but they corrected the issues and everything turned out well. Catering is a big decision so make sure they're right for you and stay on top of them, but D'Absolute is a solid option. Read less
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Alexa
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose D'Absolute to cater our wedding. They were the best vendor decision we made. From the moment I first talked to Chris, he made me feel so incredibly comfortable. He was very responsive to any and all questions, and always had options available when we couldn't make up our mind. He was also very accommodating of our budget, which we appreciated, and had suggestions about ways to keep the cost down. The tasting blew us away in terms of the presentation and quality of the food. People are still talking about how the great the food was! Outside of just the food at the wedding, Chris made it a point to treat us like VIP. He checked in on us to make sure we didn't need anything, brought us water during the photos, and had prosecco flights waiting for us when we came out from the ceremony. These little touches made the evening just so much more special. The staff was great, as well, and I would recommend Chris to anyone looking for a high quality caterer that won't disappoint.
We are so happy we chose D'Absolute to cater our wedding. They were the best vendor decision we made. From the moment I Read more...
We are so happy we chose D'Absolute to cater our wedding. They were the best vendor decision we made. From the moment I first talked to Chris, he made me feel so incredibly comfortable. He was very responsive to any and all questions, and always had options available when we couldn't make up our mind. He was also very accommodating of our budget, which we appreciated, and had suggestions about ways to keep the cost down. The tasting blew us away in terms of the presentation and quality of the food. People are still talking about how the great the food was! Outside of just the food at the wedding, Chris made it a point to treat us like VIP. He checked in on us to make sure we didn't need anything, brought us water during the photos, and had prosecco flights waiting for us when we came out from the ceremony. These little touches made the evening just so much more special. The staff was great, as well, and I would recommend Chris to anyone looking for a high quality caterer that won't disappoint. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chris and Natalie were wonderful to work with. Our daughter was married at the Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center and we selected food stations. We were attracted by D'Absolute's proposal. During the trial tasting, we were impressed that each station offered a full meal, each with a meat, vegetables, and a tasty potato or starch. The event was a huge success, mostly due to the delicious appetizers and food stations. Chris and Natalie responded to every question promptly I felt we were in good hands during the planning process. I would not change a thing.
Chris and Natalie were wonderful to work with. Our daughter was married at the Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center Read more...
Chris and Natalie were wonderful to work with. Our daughter was married at the Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center and we selected food stations. We were attracted by D'Absolute's proposal. During the trial tasting, we were impressed that each station offered a full meal, each with a meat, vegetables, and a tasty potato or starch. The event was a huge success, mostly due to the delicious appetizers and food stations. Chris and Natalie responded to every question promptly I felt we were in good hands during the planning process. I would not change a thing. Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
3/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Chris, Nathalie, Mena, and the rest of your catering staff...thank you so much for providing Ktrice and I such a seamless cocktail reception for our wedding night!

For our wedding, I was very specific in what types of food and how we wanted to present the food. During my initial conversation with Chris, on the phone, I explained to him the type of reception I was hoping to have for our wedding, and I wanted to make sure everyone would be full! Culturally, if a guest is still hungry after your wedding, you will never hear the end of it! Secondly, we wanted to make sure the food was not your typical "wedding" food, where guests graze over it, and complain about it being cold, or just not good.

Our tasting was amazing! Chris made sure he answered any questions we had, and went through all the details of what we envisioned. He knew exactly what we wanted and executed the plan perfectly.

The food was amazing! Guests are still raving about the mac and cheese and corn bread. I had a wedding guest that was allergic to pretty much everything, but Mena, made sure to provide a special plate for her, and also made sure it was personally delivered to her, out of the entire sea of wedding guests. Mena made sure our bridal suite was ready with a cocktail for my husband and I right after the ceremony, and that we had an ample amount of apps ready for us. Everything was set to a tee!

I cannot thank you guys enough for everything you did! Thank you!
Chris, Nathalie, Mena, and the rest of your catering staff...thank you so much for providing Ktrice and I such a seamless Read more...
Chris, Nathalie, Mena, and the rest of your catering staff...thank you so much for providing Ktrice and I such a seamless cocktail reception for our wedding night!

For our wedding, I was very specific in what types of food and how we wanted to present the food. During my initial conversation with Chris, on the phone, I explained to him the type of reception I was hoping to have for our wedding, and I wanted to make sure everyone would be full! Culturally, if a guest is still hungry after your wedding, you will never hear the end of it! Secondly, we wanted to make sure the food was not your typical "wedding" food, where guests graze over it, and complain about it being cold, or just not good.

Our tasting was amazing! Chris made sure he answered any questions we had, and went through all the details of what we envisioned. He knew exactly what we wanted and executed the plan perfectly.

The food was amazing! Guests are still raving about the mac and cheese and corn bread. I had a wedding guest that was allergic to pretty much everything, but Mena, made sure to provide a special plate for her, and also made sure it was personally delivered to her, out of the entire sea of wedding guests. Mena made sure our bridal suite was ready with a cocktail for my husband and I right after the ceremony, and that we had an ample amount of apps ready for us. Everything was set to a tee!

I cannot thank you guys enough for everything you did! Thank you! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
12/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent catering and Chris goes above and beyond for his clients.
Excellent catering and Chris goes above and beyond for his clients.
Excellent catering and Chris goes above and beyond for his clients. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better caterer for our wedding!! Chris and his team went above and beyond to make sure our wedding reception went smoothly. My fiance and I planned our wedding from out of town, and Chris was so responsive whenever we had any questions. They are probably the best caterer for an affordable price and they even allowed us to bring in outside food since my fiance and I wanted to make sure our Korean and Chinese backgrounds were also reflected in the food. During cocktail hour and dinner, they were always bringing out food and drinks promptly, and Chris himself made sure we were comfortable throughout the reception. Chris was so open to our vision of what we wanted our signature cocktails and food to be, and so easy to work with. D'absolute was one of the best decisions of our wedding!!
We couldn't have asked for a better caterer for our wedding!! Chris and his team went above and beyond to make sure our Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better caterer for our wedding!! Chris and his team went above and beyond to make sure our wedding reception went smoothly. My fiance and I planned our wedding from out of town, and Chris was so responsive whenever we had any questions. They are probably the best caterer for an affordable price and they even allowed us to bring in outside food since my fiance and I wanted to make sure our Korean and Chinese backgrounds were also reflected in the food. During cocktail hour and dinner, they were always bringing out food and drinks promptly, and Chris himself made sure we were comfortable throughout the reception. Chris was so open to our vision of what we wanted our signature cocktails and food to be, and so easy to work with. D'absolute was one of the best decisions of our wedding!! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
D'absolute catered our wedding at The Newberry Library on 5/24/14 and did an absolutely AMAZING job. We first met we Chris early on who took our food vision and created an absolutely delicious menu! We had many comments from our guests about how great our food was. The whole team was a breeze to work with - Chris, Natalie and Mena especially. Natalie specifically was present for the entire event and made sure everything went off without a hitch. I also really liked how she always made sure my husband and I were eating and drinking. The staff in general was fantastic and even loaded up our car with the things we needed to take home at the end of the night.

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day and D'absolute is in large part to thank for that! We recommend them to everyone!!
D'absolute catered our wedding at The Newberry Library on 5/24/14 and did an absolutely AMAZING job. We first met we Chris Read more...
D'absolute catered our wedding at The Newberry Library on 5/24/14 and did an absolutely AMAZING job. We first met we Chris early on who took our food vision and created an absolutely delicious menu! We had many comments from our guests about how great our food was. The whole team was a breeze to work with - Chris, Natalie and Mena especially. Natalie specifically was present for the entire event and made sure everything went off without a hitch. I also really liked how she always made sure my husband and I were eating and drinking. The staff in general was fantastic and even loaded up our car with the things we needed to take home at the end of the night.

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day and D'absolute is in large part to thank for that! We recommend them to everyone!! Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Hands down my favorite of all my vendors! Chris and Nathalie are simply fantastic. First, not only was the food amazing at the tasting, it was just as amazing at the actual wedding (when they were cooking for 200 not 2). They made sure everything was just as we wanted it and their wait staff was just awesome. Our venue was 2 floors and they floated throughout the whole space with the apps and late night snacks. Plus, whenever we wanted to make a change or ask a question, Chris and Nathalie were so on top of things and always responded right away. On top of amazing food they really provide great service and make you feel like your wedding is the only one that matters to them. I've heard friends' horror stories over difficult caterers they've used and I can say that I never once had a stressful moment with these two- simply fantastic all around!
Hands down my favorite of all my vendors! Chris and Nathalie are simply fantastic. First, not only was the food amazing at Read more...
Hands down my favorite of all my vendors! Chris and Nathalie are simply fantastic. First, not only was the food amazing at the tasting, it was just as amazing at the actual wedding (when they were cooking for 200 not 2). They made sure everything was just as we wanted it and their wait staff was just awesome. Our venue was 2 floors and they floated throughout the whole space with the apps and late night snacks. Plus, whenever we wanted to make a change or ask a question, Chris and Nathalie were so on top of things and always responded right away. On top of amazing food they really provide great service and make you feel like your wedding is the only one that matters to them. I've heard friends' horror stories over difficult caterers they've used and I can say that I never once had a stressful moment with these two- simply fantastic all around! Read less
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