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Food Evolution

Schiller Park , IL
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4260 North River Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176 US (map)

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847-678-3663

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A full service catering company specializing in fine dining experiences to casual family gatherings. Recognized in Chicago Magazine’s Top Talent in Catering. Contact us today for ideas!
A full service catering company specializing in fine dining experiences to casual family gatherings. Recognized in Chicago Magazine’s Top Talent in Catering. Contact us today for ideas! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Sue @ Food Evolution was fantastic to work with. Everyone raved about the food at our wedding and it was exactly how it tasted at our tasting. They were very accommodating and creative with the menu that they created for us. My husband grew up in Georgia & I grew up in Michigan, and they were able to incorporate elements from both states in our salad dish (peach soup with spinach salad with michigan cherries). The staff that they provided for the bars were also wonderful, we had lots of guests commenting on how generous they were with their pours & how well they actually mixed classic drinks. Sue went above and beyond by picking up chargers from our house that we purchased to use. I would highly recommend them!
Sue @ Food Evolution was fantastic to work with. Everyone raved about the food at our wedding and it was exactly how it Read more...
Sue @ Food Evolution was fantastic to work with. Everyone raved about the food at our wedding and it was exactly how it tasted at our tasting. They were very accommodating and creative with the menu that they created for us. My husband grew up in Georgia & I grew up in Michigan, and they were able to incorporate elements from both states in our salad dish (peach soup with spinach salad with michigan cherries). The staff that they provided for the bars were also wonderful, we had lots of guests commenting on how generous they were with their pours & how well they actually mixed classic drinks. Sue went above and beyond by picking up chargers from our house that we purchased to use. I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Trish & Jim
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our Chicago wedding in June with Food Evolution catering. We could not have asked for more from Sue, Jen, and Tammy, or the food. It was the BEST day and we owe so much of that to Food Evolution. From day one, the ladies had our best interests at heart and really made the experience so fun! We have repeatedly heard from guests that it was the best wedding food/service the've had. The entire experience was nothing but professional and enjoyable. Would recommend them to anyone and if we could would give them 10 stars! We love these ladies!
We had our Chicago wedding in June with Food Evolution catering. We could not have asked for more from Sue, Jen, and Read more...
We had our Chicago wedding in June with Food Evolution catering. We could not have asked for more from Sue, Jen, and Tammy, or the food. It was the BEST day and we owe so much of that to Food Evolution. From day one, the ladies had our best interests at heart and really made the experience so fun! We have repeatedly heard from guests that it was the best wedding food/service the've had. The entire experience was nothing but professional and enjoyable. Would recommend them to anyone and if we could would give them 10 stars! We love these ladies! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We used food evolution for our wedding last month. My wife and I wanted to make sure the food was unforgettable, which can be tough to do at weddings. Sue Waarich and Food Evolution did not disappoint! The venison was cooked perfectly! And we've been told by many guests that the food was among the best wedding food they've had. Throughout the entire process, Sue could not have been more accommodating. She is kind and understanding to all
We used food evolution for our wedding last month. My wife and I wanted to make sure the food was unforgettable, which can Read more...
We used food evolution for our wedding last month. My wife and I wanted to make sure the food was unforgettable, which can be tough to do at weddings. Sue Waarich and Food Evolution did not disappoint! The venison was cooked perfectly! And we've been told by many guests that the food was among the best wedding food they've had. Throughout the entire process, Sue could not have been more accommodating. She is kind and understanding to all Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
10/25/2014
4.9/5.0
The food evolution team provided catering services throughout our wedding. Throughout the evening, the catering staff was flawless. The service was professional and attentive to the needs of every guest, not just the bride and groom. The food was cooked perfectly, served promptly, and a hit with all the guests. In planning the menu, the Food Evolution team was very attentive and flexible with changing and developing specific dishes to fit our vision. It was a pleasure working with Sue and Tammy both during the planning and on the day of our event - ensuring that everything was just perfect for our guests. One particular anecdote comes to mind when recommending the quality of service and flexibility - Our guests were supposed to be greeted with a cup of warm apple cider when they arrived to our venue, however, at the end of October it was 70+ degrees in Chicago (not unheard of, but unlikely since the weather had been peaking in the mid 40s the entire week prior). Instead of hot cider, guests received an improvised and fresh cup of cold cider in chilled mugs. This is just one example of how Food Evolution went the proverbial "extra mile" for our event.
The food evolution team provided catering services throughout our wedding. Throughout the evening, the catering staff was Read more...
The food evolution team provided catering services throughout our wedding. Throughout the evening, the catering staff was flawless. The service was professional and attentive to the needs of every guest, not just the bride and groom. The food was cooked perfectly, served promptly, and a hit with all the guests. In planning the menu, the Food Evolution team was very attentive and flexible with changing and developing specific dishes to fit our vision. It was a pleasure working with Sue and Tammy both during the planning and on the day of our event - ensuring that everything was just perfect for our guests. One particular anecdote comes to mind when recommending the quality of service and flexibility - Our guests were supposed to be greeted with a cup of warm apple cider when they arrived to our venue, however, at the end of October it was 70+ degrees in Chicago (not unheard of, but unlikely since the weather had been peaking in the mid 40s the entire week prior). Instead of hot cider, guests received an improvised and fresh cup of cold cider in chilled mugs. This is just one example of how Food Evolution went the proverbial "extra mile" for our event. Read less
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Nicky
Wedding:
9/26/2014
4.5/5.0
Food Evolution is a boutique food catering service that made my wedding feel as unique as we wanted it to be! I have a variety of food allergies and guests with strict diets and they not only catered for the diets, but made it all delicious.

Sue and Tammy help ensure your tasting is one of the best experiences of the entire wedding planning process by suggesting and cooking options not even on your radar. All my guests raved how this was the best food they have ever eaten at a wedding. Plus, the servers are courteous, funny and know how to be present without being in the way. I can't wait to plan another event to see how I might use them!!
Food Evolution is a boutique food catering service that made my wedding feel as unique as we wanted it to be! I have a Read more...
Food Evolution is a boutique food catering service that made my wedding feel as unique as we wanted it to be! I have a variety of food allergies and guests with strict diets and they not only catered for the diets, but made it all delicious.

Sue and Tammy help ensure your tasting is one of the best experiences of the entire wedding planning process by suggesting and cooking options not even on your radar. All my guests raved how this was the best food they have ever eaten at a wedding. Plus, the servers are courteous, funny and know how to be present without being in the way. I can't wait to plan another event to see how I might use them!! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give Food Evolution more than 5 stars - they were absolutely FANTASTIC and made our wedding the perfect day. Sue and Tammy took such great care of us. We got absolutely rave reviews from all our guests on food quality and creativity - they all said it was the best wedding food they've ever had. I would agree!

We initially chose to work with Food Evolution because we met Sue and she was incredibly helpful, warm and friendly. Then we did our tasting which just confirmed we made the right decision. The food was fantastic and she had such cute and creative ideas for our appetizers (we served mini cocktails with all the appetizers). They executed on everything perfectly, were on top of any question/concern I had throughout the wedding planning process and acted as my day of coordinator.

The day was seamless and I attribute that to Sue and her team - we could not be happier to have worked with them and to know Sue. Based on my research, the prices were very competitive and worth every penny. We would recommend them to everyone!!
I wish I could give Food Evolution more than 5 stars - they were absolutely FANTASTIC and made our wedding the perfect Read more...
I wish I could give Food Evolution more than 5 stars - they were absolutely FANTASTIC and made our wedding the perfect day. Sue and Tammy took such great care of us. We got absolutely rave reviews from all our guests on food quality and creativity - they all said it was the best wedding food they've ever had. I would agree!

We initially chose to work with Food Evolution because we met Sue and she was incredibly helpful, warm and friendly. Then we did our tasting which just confirmed we made the right decision. The food was fantastic and she had such cute and creative ideas for our appetizers (we served mini cocktails with all the appetizers). They executed on everything perfectly, were on top of any question/concern I had throughout the wedding planning process and acted as my day of coordinator.

The day was seamless and I attribute that to Sue and her team - we could not be happier to have worked with them and to know Sue. Based on my research, the prices were very competitive and worth every penny. We would recommend them to everyone!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Emily
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Food Evolution catered my wedding in July at Room 1520. I got nothing but compliments from my guests.

The food was great. I was told by multiple guests it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. The hors d'oeurves were inventive and our guests raved about them (rum cured escolar tacos paired with mini margaritas in mini Patron bottles provided by Food Evolution, jerk crusted mini mignon on a plantain chip, shrimp n' grits on a tasting spoon, chorizo stuffed bacon wrapped dates, Colombian corn arepas with mushrooms and goat cheese mousse, figs stuffed with apple and walnut compote). The salad was amazing (goat cheese, mango, strawberry and greens stacked). And the entrees were fantastic (salmon with tomato bruschetta and asparagus sage cream and herbed potatoes and asparagus bundle, chicken with wilted spinach and sage beurre blanc and an asparagus bundle and gruyere whipped potatoes in the cutest little potato lattice basket, and artichoke risotto that was artfully presented).

Bar service was good. They helped me get in touch with Binny's and helped with the order. They helped us figure out our cocktails, made ginger syrup in their kitchen for one of our signature drinks (Cucumber Moscow Mule... so good) and provided a mixer package tailored to our needs without upcharging us. Our bartenders were fast and friendly and there was almost never a line-up at the bar.

The service was excellent. Sue was adamant that while the staff was extensive (and thus the price of staff on the contract was fairly high even compared to other caterers whose overall contract prices were higher), good service was worth it. I couldn't agree more. The staff was attentive, they worked hard, and service to the tables was FAST. And the room flip happened (with all details properly in place) in the perfect amount of time, which was a sticking point for my mom.

The decorations were gorgeous. Sue provided suggestions throughout planning, I bought what I needed, organized it acc
Food Evolution catered my wedding in July at Room 1520. I got nothing but compliments from my guests.

The food Read more...
Food Evolution catered my wedding in July at Room 1520. I got nothing but compliments from my guests.

The food was great. I was told by multiple guests it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. The hors d'oeurves were inventive and our guests raved about them (rum cured escolar tacos paired with mini margaritas in mini Patron bottles provided by Food Evolution, jerk crusted mini mignon on a plantain chip, shrimp n' grits on a tasting spoon, chorizo stuffed bacon wrapped dates, Colombian corn arepas with mushrooms and goat cheese mousse, figs stuffed with apple and walnut compote). The salad was amazing (goat cheese, mango, strawberry and greens stacked). And the entrees were fantastic (salmon with tomato bruschetta and asparagus sage cream and herbed potatoes and asparagus bundle, chicken with wilted spinach and sage beurre blanc and an asparagus bundle and gruyere whipped potatoes in the cutest little potato lattice basket, and artichoke risotto that was artfully presented).

Bar service was good. They helped me get in touch with Binny's and helped with the order. They helped us figure out our cocktails, made ginger syrup in their kitchen for one of our signature drinks (Cucumber Moscow Mule... so good) and provided a mixer package tailored to our needs without upcharging us. Our bartenders were fast and friendly and there was almost never a line-up at the bar.

The service was excellent. Sue was adamant that while the staff was extensive (and thus the price of staff on the contract was fairly high even compared to other caterers whose overall contract prices were higher), good service was worth it. I couldn't agree more. The staff was attentive, they worked hard, and service to the tables was FAST. And the room flip happened (with all details properly in place) in the perfect amount of time, which was a sticking point for my mom.

The decorations were gorgeous. Sue provided suggestions throughout planning, I bought what I needed, organized it acc Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We thought Sue was amazing, she was one of our favorite vendors. She took us through every step, and helped us figure out all the details, and the questions to ask the venue and our other vendors. Sue was flexible with figuring out the right options for us and making changes back and forth to the menu. She was great at capturing the style we wanted and brainstorming with us. She also really knew our venue and it's limitations and benefits. Food was delicious, we wish we had tastings with Food Evolution everyday! All of her employees were friendly, courteous, and very good at their jobs. Our wedding day ran smoothly with no issues.
Price was a little higher than we would have wanted, and that was a little unexpected, but the consequence of having a wedding in Chicago. Although they were asked not to, the bartenders kept putting out tip jars, but once Sue was alerted to it, she had them removed. No matter who you chose for catering, be sure to have someone watch for this if you chose not to have a tip jar.
We thought Sue was amazing, she was one of our favorite vendors. She took us through every step, and helped us figure out Read more...
We thought Sue was amazing, she was one of our favorite vendors. She took us through every step, and helped us figure out all the details, and the questions to ask the venue and our other vendors. Sue was flexible with figuring out the right options for us and making changes back and forth to the menu. She was great at capturing the style we wanted and brainstorming with us. She also really knew our venue and it's limitations and benefits. Food was delicious, we wish we had tastings with Food Evolution everyday! All of her employees were friendly, courteous, and very good at their jobs. Our wedding day ran smoothly with no issues.
Price was a little higher than we would have wanted, and that was a little unexpected, but the consequence of having a wedding in Chicago. Although they were asked not to, the bartenders kept putting out tip jars, but once Sue was alerted to it, she had them removed. No matter who you chose for catering, be sure to have someone watch for this if you chose not to have a tip jar. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Food Evolution did a great job with our wedding this summer. Food was always an important factor, and we're happy to say we had food that wouldn't be considered the typical "wedding food." Sue was very flexible in coming up with a menu that really spoke to our personalities. It was playful, delicious food that we're still getting compliments about. She was also great when it came to finding ways to make our budget stretch. We provided our own alcohol, and she saved us quite a bit of money by downsizing our liquor order after taking a look at what we had ordered. They did a wonderful job with the setup, as well. The tables were beautiful and just what we expected, and we didn't experience any delays in the flipping of the room. The few hiccups that did occur on the night of may have happened because the staff in charge weren't who we had been working with over the course of the last few months. Unfortunately, Sue and the event specialist who had been answering all of my questions in the months prior both had personal reasons for not attending the wedding, which is quite understandable but made for what seemed like a more stressed out staff. I didn't really want to be approached with questions/concerns on the big day, and that happened a few times, all for issues that weren't major. All in all, I would certainly recommend Food Evolution for any of my friend's weddings, due to their food quality and overall responsiveness and flexibility in the months leading up to our big day!
Food Evolution did a great job with our wedding this summer. Food was always an important factor, and we're happy to say Read more...
Food Evolution did a great job with our wedding this summer. Food was always an important factor, and we're happy to say we had food that wouldn't be considered the typical "wedding food." Sue was very flexible in coming up with a menu that really spoke to our personalities. It was playful, delicious food that we're still getting compliments about. She was also great when it came to finding ways to make our budget stretch. We provided our own alcohol, and she saved us quite a bit of money by downsizing our liquor order after taking a look at what we had ordered. They did a wonderful job with the setup, as well. The tables were beautiful and just what we expected, and we didn't experience any delays in the flipping of the room. The few hiccups that did occur on the night of may have happened because the staff in charge weren't who we had been working with over the course of the last few months. Unfortunately, Sue and the event specialist who had been answering all of my questions in the months prior both had personal reasons for not attending the wedding, which is quite understandable but made for what seemed like a more stressed out staff. I didn't really want to be approached with questions/concerns on the big day, and that happened a few times, all for issues that weren't major. All in all, I would certainly recommend Food Evolution for any of my friend's weddings, due to their food quality and overall responsiveness and flexibility in the months leading up to our big day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Sue Waarich at Food Evolution coordinated the catering, rentals, and setup for my daughter's wedding in Dec 2012 at Architectural Artifacts. Sue was wonderfully helpful through the whole process, and not only had great suggestions about the food, but also about the table settings, and other little touches that made the event even more special. The food was great, and Sue worked with us to keep the cost manageable. Highly recommend!
Sue Waarich at Food Evolution coordinated the catering, rentals, and setup for my daughter's wedding in Dec 2012 at Read more...
Sue Waarich at Food Evolution coordinated the catering, rentals, and setup for my daughter's wedding in Dec 2012 at Architectural Artifacts. Sue was wonderfully helpful through the whole process, and not only had great suggestions about the food, but also about the table settings, and other little touches that made the event even more special. The food was great, and Sue worked with us to keep the cost manageable. Highly recommend! Read less
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