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FIG Catering, For Intimate Gatherings

Chicago , IL
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1850 S. Blue Island Ave.
Chicago, IL US 60608 (map)

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773-793-1035

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ABOUT US

FIG Catering, For Intimate Gatherings, provides hand crafted food and impeccable service for private and corporate gatherings from 2-150 guests. FIG is helpful, fun, and inventive in... Read more
FIG Catering, For Intimate Gatherings, provides hand crafted food and impeccable service for private and corporate gatherings from 2-150 guests. FIG is helpful, fun, and inventive in their approach to special event catering, office catering, and in-home cooking classes. We will work with you on your event from start to finish, including recommending some great Chicago venues, consulting with you on the menu and decor, renting all necessary equipment, serving with a smile and cleaning up afterwards (especially important if the venue is your home). Contact us at info@figcatering.com or (773) 793-1035 to discuss your next office lunch, cocktail party, or intimate wedding. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, 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, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Caribbean, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
150

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Mark
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
FIG catered our August 1, 2014 wedding. Molly and her team was awesome. From the multiple menu rounds, tastings and conversations, FIG Catering was awesome and down-to-earth all along the way. Even in the final tasting, we wanted a few minor changes and they came through perfectly on our wedding day. They worked with us to create a "dinner party with friends" kind of feel with furniture and menu and we ended up getting requests for the recipe for some of the appetizers and dishes! Interestingly, we went to a high end restaurant in Downtown Chicago the night before for our "rehearsal dinner" and they could have taken some tips from FIG catering on how to serve wonderful food at one time to a large group. I would recommend you check them out.
FIG catered our August 1, 2014 wedding. Molly and her team was awesome. From the multiple menu rounds, tastings and Read more...
FIG catered our August 1, 2014 wedding. Molly and her team was awesome. From the multiple menu rounds, tastings and conversations, FIG Catering was awesome and down-to-earth all along the way. Even in the final tasting, we wanted a few minor changes and they came through perfectly on our wedding day. They worked with us to create a "dinner party with friends" kind of feel with furniture and menu and we ended up getting requests for the recipe for some of the appetizers and dishes! Interestingly, we went to a high end restaurant in Downtown Chicago the night before for our "rehearsal dinner" and they could have taken some tips from FIG catering on how to serve wonderful food at one time to a large group. I would recommend you check them out. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
FIG catered our wedding this past weekend, and their service was incredible. Too often, we've attended weddings with the "rubber chicken," where the food is clearly an afterthought. Delicious, interesting, seasonal food was important to us as we hosted our friends, and FIG totally delivered. On top of providing amazing food (chicken en mole, amazing vegetarian tamales), FIG really delivered incredible service. Their staff consistently responded to my (many) emails kindly and in a timely manner, and they seamlessly coordinated with our other vendors (band, venue, florist) to create a stress-free and beautiful day. We loved, loved working with FIG, and would recommend the to anyone. Thank you, Molly and team!
PS One great perk-- we were allowed to bring in our own alcoholic beverages, which the FIG bartenders served. A very great way to save money, and Molly and her team made it work perfectly for us!
FIG catered our wedding this past weekend, and their service was incredible. Too often, we've attended weddings with the Read more...
FIG catered our wedding this past weekend, and their service was incredible. Too often, we've attended weddings with the "rubber chicken," where the food is clearly an afterthought. Delicious, interesting, seasonal food was important to us as we hosted our friends, and FIG totally delivered. On top of providing amazing food (chicken en mole, amazing vegetarian tamales), FIG really delivered incredible service. Their staff consistently responded to my (many) emails kindly and in a timely manner, and they seamlessly coordinated with our other vendors (band, venue, florist) to create a stress-free and beautiful day. We loved, loved working with FIG, and would recommend the to anyone. Thank you, Molly and team!
PS One great perk-- we were allowed to bring in our own alcoholic beverages, which the FIG bartenders served. A very great way to save money, and Molly and her team made it work perfectly for us! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We partnered with Fig Catering for our Nov 2013 wedding in the west loop of Chicago. We are big foodies and were certain we wanted the food served to be something special rather than standard salmon-and-rice-pilaf catered dinner. Coordinating an event of this magnitude from out of state- knowing that we likely would not be able to make a visit in person before the big day- was a gamble but Fig made all the difference! From the very beginning, Elyse was incredibly helpful and attentive, answering my many emails promptly, addressing each meandering concern a bride could come up with! We had several major dietary restrictions that they handled easily. In fact, my 9 year old niece who is gluten free and vegetarian made a special request the night of the event and they took it in stride, whipping her up a plate to satisfy even the most selective eater. The food itself was outstanding, prompting several of our guests to comment "it's like non- wedding, wedding food!". We even had Fig create our wedding cake- or rather "cakes"! They created four, 9in round cakes with two favor combinations chosen by our children and the other two identical- except one was gluten free to accommodate my allergy! (I got to have wedding cake on my wedding day and it was awesome!) Staff the night of our event were professional, attentive and anticipated our needs making for an incredibly smooth night. We simply can not say enough about Fig's delicious food (and cake!!) or their wonderful staff. We would highly, highly recommend them!
We partnered with Fig Catering for our Nov 2013 wedding in the west loop of Chicago. We are big foodies and were certain Read more...
We partnered with Fig Catering for our Nov 2013 wedding in the west loop of Chicago. We are big foodies and were certain we wanted the food served to be something special rather than standard salmon-and-rice-pilaf catered dinner. Coordinating an event of this magnitude from out of state- knowing that we likely would not be able to make a visit in person before the big day- was a gamble but Fig made all the difference! From the very beginning, Elyse was incredibly helpful and attentive, answering my many emails promptly, addressing each meandering concern a bride could come up with! We had several major dietary restrictions that they handled easily. In fact, my 9 year old niece who is gluten free and vegetarian made a special request the night of the event and they took it in stride, whipping her up a plate to satisfy even the most selective eater. The food itself was outstanding, prompting several of our guests to comment "it's like non- wedding, wedding food!". We even had Fig create our wedding cake- or rather "cakes"! They created four, 9in round cakes with two favor combinations chosen by our children and the other two identical- except one was gluten free to accommodate my allergy! (I got to have wedding cake on my wedding day and it was awesome!) Staff the night of our event were professional, attentive and anticipated our needs making for an incredibly smooth night. We simply can not say enough about Fig's delicious food (and cake!!) or their wonderful staff. We would highly, highly recommend them! Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
FIG did an amazing job at our wedding! It was important to me to have local and seasonal ingredients and I was happy to hear they proudly source as much local/seasonal stuff as possible. Plus, they really know how to roll with the punches. Elyse was always so on the ball responding to emails with changes in meal numbers and being flexible with us on the rentals. A few months out, I decided I wanted vintage place settings for the meal and Elyse worked with the vintage rental company seamlessly. What a team player! Then, due to chance of rain on the day of, we had to make the last minute decision to bring our outdoor reception into the coach house, which is where FIG was planning to prep for the meal. We basically cut their space in half, but they didn't even flinch. The staff was so friendly and professional. And then of course the food was delicious. Better than I remembered from the tasting. I wish I could have had leftovers the next day. Thank you so much!
FIG did an amazing job at our wedding! It was important to me to have local and seasonal ingredients and I was happy to Read more...
FIG did an amazing job at our wedding! It was important to me to have local and seasonal ingredients and I was happy to hear they proudly source as much local/seasonal stuff as possible. Plus, they really know how to roll with the punches. Elyse was always so on the ball responding to emails with changes in meal numbers and being flexible with us on the rentals. A few months out, I decided I wanted vintage place settings for the meal and Elyse worked with the vintage rental company seamlessly. What a team player! Then, due to chance of rain on the day of, we had to make the last minute decision to bring our outdoor reception into the coach house, which is where FIG was planning to prep for the meal. We basically cut their space in half, but they didn't even flinch. The staff was so friendly and professional. And then of course the food was delicious. Better than I remembered from the tasting. I wish I could have had leftovers the next day. Thank you so much! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
FiG was one of the best vendors we had for our wedding this past July. We did small bites at stations that incorporated local, fresh, seasonal ingredients and people were able to try new things all night long. We got so many compliments on the food- I keep hearing about it. I just wish I hadn't been so busy and could have stopped to enjoy more of the food.

Thanks to Molly and the team at FIG for making our wedding so tasty- it was perfect for us and our foodie friends!
FiG was one of the best vendors we had for our wedding this past July. We did small bites at stations that incorporated Read more...
FiG was one of the best vendors we had for our wedding this past July. We did small bites at stations that incorporated local, fresh, seasonal ingredients and people were able to try new things all night long. We got so many compliments on the food- I keep hearing about it. I just wish I hadn't been so busy and could have stopped to enjoy more of the food.

Thanks to Molly and the team at FIG for making our wedding so tasty- it was perfect for us and our foodie friends! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Fig did a fabulous job with our wedding! They provided wonderful food and created an amazing and celebratory atmosphere. They were also extremely helpful with logistics and planning (they ended up serving as our de facto wedding planners) and quickly flipped the room from ceremony to reception while providing a lounge area cocktail hour (while working around us taking family photos). Extremely professional, amazing food, and wonderfully helpful through the whole process.
Fig did a fabulous job with our wedding! They provided wonderful food and created an amazing and celebratory atmosphere. Read more...
Fig did a fabulous job with our wedding! They provided wonderful food and created an amazing and celebratory atmosphere. They were also extremely helpful with logistics and planning (they ended up serving as our de facto wedding planners) and quickly flipped the room from ceremony to reception while providing a lounge area cocktail hour (while working around us taking family photos). Extremely professional, amazing food, and wonderfully helpful through the whole process. Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Fig catered our wedding at Creativo Loft in October, and the food was wonderful from the buffet hors d'oeuvres to the coffee, but the service was even better. It all started when I contacted Molly about the event. She didn't make fun of me when I proposed a ridiculously low budget. She responded to me right away and worked with me on the numbers. When we couldn't reach an agreement, I thanked her for her time and went elsewhere. Then I went back. Molly's attention to what I really wanted and her efforts to meet me halfway spoke volumes and set Fig apart from the other catering companies I contacted. Fig is definitely not the cheapest option, but it is well worth the little extra. When Molly and I met for the walk through, every detail was worked out on paper. I was given ample opportunity to provide input and to ask questions. The night of the reception, Elise was in command. She and her staff displayed that perfect balance of attentiveness and unobtrusiveness. They looked great, they smiled, they were always busy and they timed everything perfectly. My new husband and I have spent many years in the service industry. We can be terribly tough critics of food and servers; we were both duly impressed.
Fig catered our wedding at Creativo Loft in October, and the food was wonderful from the buffet hors d'oeuvres to the Read more...
Fig catered our wedding at Creativo Loft in October, and the food was wonderful from the buffet hors d'oeuvres to the coffee, but the service was even better. It all started when I contacted Molly about the event. She didn't make fun of me when I proposed a ridiculously low budget. She responded to me right away and worked with me on the numbers. When we couldn't reach an agreement, I thanked her for her time and went elsewhere. Then I went back. Molly's attention to what I really wanted and her efforts to meet me halfway spoke volumes and set Fig apart from the other catering companies I contacted. Fig is definitely not the cheapest option, but it is well worth the little extra. When Molly and I met for the walk through, every detail was worked out on paper. I was given ample opportunity to provide input and to ask questions. The night of the reception, Elise was in command. She and her staff displayed that perfect balance of attentiveness and unobtrusiveness. They looked great, they smiled, they were always busy and they timed everything perfectly. My new husband and I have spent many years in the service industry. We can be terribly tough critics of food and servers; we were both duly impressed. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I love everything there is to love about this company. From the moment we began emailing each other I knew that FIG was going to be our caterer. Molly and Justin are great. We arrived at our tasting and everything was wonderful. By the time our wedding came, my husband and I were so excited to have the food again!

Since FIG does mostly smaller events they were perfect for our wedding. We are also excited that we will be able to use them for parties in the future.

The staff at FIG is extremely professional, friendly, and they are just great overall people.

Use FIG if you want great, creative food and an environmentally friendly company.
I love everything there is to love about this company. From the moment we began emailing each other I knew that FIG was Read more...
I love everything there is to love about this company. From the moment we began emailing each other I knew that FIG was going to be our caterer. Molly and Justin are great. We arrived at our tasting and everything was wonderful. By the time our wedding came, my husband and I were so excited to have the food again!

Since FIG does mostly smaller events they were perfect for our wedding. We are also excited that we will be able to use them for parties in the future.

The staff at FIG is extremely professional, friendly, and they are just great overall people.

Use FIG if you want great, creative food and an environmentally friendly company. Read less
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AshaJoe
Wedding:
7/24/2011
5.0/5.0
WE LOVE FIG! This company catered my wedding three weeks ago and I am 110% pleased. Our guests loved the food and service, as did my new husband and I. They were very responsive to work with throughout the whole planning process, and we really liked their hip and independent style. Honest. Creative. Conscientious. Fun. Competitively priced. PERFECT. We met with about 4 other caterers and took quotes/menus online for 8 more. PERFECT CHOICE!
WE LOVE FIG! This company catered my wedding three weeks ago and I am 110% pleased. Our guests loved the food and service, Read more...
WE LOVE FIG! This company catered my wedding three weeks ago and I am 110% pleased. Our guests loved the food and service, as did my new husband and I. They were very responsive to work with throughout the whole planning process, and we really liked their hip and independent style. Honest. Creative. Conscientious. Fun. Competitively priced. PERFECT. We met with about 4 other caterers and took quotes/menus online for 8 more. PERFECT CHOICE! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
7/24/2010
4.6/5.0
FIG catered our July wedding reception for 65 people and were one of our favorite vendors! The best part about FIG & Molly is that they truly care about making you happy and making your event everything you want. We originally were thinking a buffet, but ended up going with a plated salad and dinner as it was actually more affordable. I do a lot of banquets for work events and did not want substandard banquet food for our wedding. The food was excellent and as one guest commented "it was like going to a nice restaurant, not like a wedding". We decided to go for pie instead of the traditional cake - and it was great. Molly was able to do a gluten free pie for those with special diets - and the banana creme pie continues to get outstanding reviews weeks later! Additionally, FIG cares about sustainability which is a plus. We did a tasting at their place in Pilsen and the tasting was a very real representation of the tasty food.

FIG was also the biggest part of our reception. They handled the table rentals, linens, glassware, etc. and handled everything for us which was a huge help.

The service during the event was wonderful (the bartender poured VERY liberally) and the staff were friendly and helpful. Molly is wonderful and after a glitch with the venue - she went WELL above and beyond to help us in the weeks before the wedding. In short, you'll get personalized service and great food!
FIG catered our July wedding reception for 65 people and were one of our favorite vendors! The best part about FIG & Molly Read more...
FIG catered our July wedding reception for 65 people and were one of our favorite vendors! The best part about FIG & Molly is that they truly care about making you happy and making your event everything you want. We originally were thinking a buffet, but ended up going with a plated salad and dinner as it was actually more affordable. I do a lot of banquets for work events and did not want substandard banquet food for our wedding. The food was excellent and as one guest commented "it was like going to a nice restaurant, not like a wedding". We decided to go for pie instead of the traditional cake - and it was great. Molly was able to do a gluten free pie for those with special diets - and the banana creme pie continues to get outstanding reviews weeks later! Additionally, FIG cares about sustainability which is a plus. We did a tasting at their place in Pilsen and the tasting was a very real representation of the tasty food.

FIG was also the biggest part of our reception. They handled the table rentals, linens, glassware, etc. and handled everything for us which was a huge help.

The service during the event was wonderful (the bartender poured VERY liberally) and the staff were friendly and helpful. Molly is wonderful and after a glitch with the venue - she went WELL above and beyond to help us in the weeks before the wedding. In short, you'll get personalized service and great food! Read less
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