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Food For Thought

Lincolnwood , IL
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7001 N. Ridgeway Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712 US (map)

PHONE

847-982-2608

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ABOUT US

On your special day, the focus should be entirely on you! That’s why our expert catering staff handles all the details so that you enjoy every happy moment of your celebration. Our... Read more
On your special day, the focus should be entirely on you! That’s why our expert catering staff handles all the details so that you enjoy every happy moment of your celebration. Our consultants and chefs partner with you to customize a unique menu that reflects the two of you.





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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, 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, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Meg
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with Linda Barder from Food For Thought was an absolute pleasure. She was professional, efficient, detail oriented, courteous, responsive, and kind. We came to her with a vision and she delivered. Linda was extrememly attentive to what the bride and groom wanted. Linda went above and beyond our expectations. She even made sure the bride and groom had a special moment to themselves between the ceremony and the cocktail hour to sip their favorite cocktail and sample the hors d'oeuvres. If you contact FFT, I highly recommend that you request Linda as your consultant. She will make the entire process fun and stress free. I can honestly say that as the mother of the bride I felt like a pampered guest at our own gala, thanks in part to Linda and her staff.
The tables were set with style and elegance; everything fell into place from the sparkling glassware, place settings, cutlery, linens, votive candles, and flowers. The food was delicious and creatively and beautiful presented. The passed hors d'oeuvres were sumptious and elegantly displayed and the main courses (3 different options) for the sit down dinner were not only tasty, but served at the appropriate temperature and in a timely fashion. The service was like being at a restaurant, the bartenders and wait staff were friendly and courteous. A nice touch, at each table everyone was served simultaneously.
I would highly recommend Food For Thought, and specifically Linda, for your special event. They will not disappoint you!
Working with Linda Barder from Food For Thought was an absolute pleasure. She was professional, efficient, detail Read more...
Working with Linda Barder from Food For Thought was an absolute pleasure. She was professional, efficient, detail oriented, courteous, responsive, and kind. We came to her with a vision and she delivered. Linda was extrememly attentive to what the bride and groom wanted. Linda went above and beyond our expectations. She even made sure the bride and groom had a special moment to themselves between the ceremony and the cocktail hour to sip their favorite cocktail and sample the hors d'oeuvres. If you contact FFT, I highly recommend that you request Linda as your consultant. She will make the entire process fun and stress free. I can honestly say that as the mother of the bride I felt like a pampered guest at our own gala, thanks in part to Linda and her staff.
The tables were set with style and elegance; everything fell into place from the sparkling glassware, place settings, cutlery, linens, votive candles, and flowers. The food was delicious and creatively and beautiful presented. The passed hors d'oeuvres were sumptious and elegantly displayed and the main courses (3 different options) for the sit down dinner were not only tasty, but served at the appropriate temperature and in a timely fashion. The service was like being at a restaurant, the bartenders and wait staff were friendly and courteous. A nice touch, at each table everyone was served simultaneously.
I would highly recommend Food For Thought, and specifically Linda, for your special event. They will not disappoint you! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Food for Thought was so on top of everything at our wedding. The food was fantastic and the signature drink they had for us was so unforgettable (it had dry ice in it). Every single person in their group, from the coordinators and the bar staff, to the wait staff, were professional, kind, and fantastic at what they do. They were so much fun to have at our wedding and I am so happy that we went with them. They were so attentive to me, my husband, and our families. I always had someone at my side asking me if they could get me anything.
Food for Thought was so on top of everything at our wedding. The food was fantastic and the signature drink they had for Read more...
Food for Thought was so on top of everything at our wedding. The food was fantastic and the signature drink they had for us was so unforgettable (it had dry ice in it). Every single person in their group, from the coordinators and the bar staff, to the wait staff, were professional, kind, and fantastic at what they do. They were so much fun to have at our wedding and I am so happy that we went with them. They were so attentive to me, my husband, and our families. I always had someone at my side asking me if they could get me anything. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Food For Thought did an amazing job catering our wedding! We received so many compliments from our guests and really enjoyed working with Jennifer. The food was delicious and the staff members at the event were extremely kind and professional.
Food For Thought did an amazing job catering our wedding! We received so many compliments from our guests and really Read more...
Food For Thought did an amazing job catering our wedding! We received so many compliments from our guests and really enjoyed working with Jennifer. The food was delicious and the staff members at the event were extremely kind and professional. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Keri Miller was fantastic from Food for Thought. She was so patient and helpful during the entire planning process with making recommendations and making changes based on our wants and needs. I also received many compliments on the food and the beverages for the night!! I would highly recommend Food for Thought and especially Keri for her help and hard work for our wedding. :)
Keri Miller was fantastic from Food for Thought. She was so patient and helpful during the entire planning process with Read more...
Keri Miller was fantastic from Food for Thought. She was so patient and helpful during the entire planning process with making recommendations and making changes based on our wants and needs. I also received many compliments on the food and the beverages for the night!! I would highly recommend Food for Thought and especially Keri for her help and hard work for our wedding. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on 9/14/13, but we settled on Food For Thought and Brian Kiefer and his team right away (I think a full year out). During the entire planning process Brian and his team were super responsive, flexible and worked within the budget we had set. They are super creative in providing options and ideas and all of the food was amazing - our guests are still talking about them. The staff on-site the day of our wedding were also amazing. Super accomodating. I would recommend FFT to anyone planning a wedding or other event. They're truly great to work with.
My husband and I got married on 9/14/13, but we settled on Food For Thought and Brian Kiefer and his team right away (I Read more...
My husband and I got married on 9/14/13, but we settled on Food For Thought and Brian Kiefer and his team right away (I think a full year out). During the entire planning process Brian and his team were super responsive, flexible and worked within the budget we had set. They are super creative in providing options and ideas and all of the food was amazing - our guests are still talking about them. The staff on-site the day of our wedding were also amazing. Super accomodating. I would recommend FFT to anyone planning a wedding or other event. They're truly great to work with. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Ana and her team at the Adler were amazing. The best review of a wedding is the number of calls you receive after the event. The next day, my phone was ringing off the hook! We had an amazing wedding with great food, drink, and service. Ana's attention to our wedding was outstanding--we could not have asked for a better outcome. She always treated us as if we were her only wedding. You will be well served By FFT at your event.
Ana and her team at the Adler were amazing. The best review of a wedding is the number of calls you receive after the Read more...
Ana and her team at the Adler were amazing. The best review of a wedding is the number of calls you receive after the event. The next day, my phone was ringing off the hook! We had an amazing wedding with great food, drink, and service. Ana's attention to our wedding was outstanding--we could not have asked for a better outcome. She always treated us as if we were her only wedding. You will be well served By FFT at your event. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We were absolutely thrilled with Food For Thought! We had the amazing tasting but wondered if the food could be that good when mass produced - it was! Our guests are still talking about how amazing their dinner was and impressed that it didn't taste like "wedding food." I have been to so many weddings where they clear your drink or cake while you're dancing and it frustrates me so much so I mentioned this to Michelle. Food For Thought did such a great job of listening to what we wanted and letting guests come back to their drinks and food. We were very impressed and will recommend them to our friends!
We were absolutely thrilled with Food For Thought! We had the amazing tasting but wondered if the food could be that good Read more...
We were absolutely thrilled with Food For Thought! We had the amazing tasting but wondered if the food could be that good when mass produced - it was! Our guests are still talking about how amazing their dinner was and impressed that it didn't taste like "wedding food." I have been to so many weddings where they clear your drink or cake while you're dancing and it frustrates me so much so I mentioned this to Michelle. Food For Thought did such a great job of listening to what we wanted and letting guests come back to their drinks and food. We were very impressed and will recommend them to our friends! Read less
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Kinzie
Wedding:
1/13/2013
5.0/5.0
FFT is great to work with. My wedding was at The Adler Planetarium in Chicago and they did such an amazing job. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Work with Michelle - she is the best.
FFT is great to work with. My wedding was at The Adler Planetarium in Chicago and they did such an amazing job. The Read more...
FFT is great to work with. My wedding was at The Adler Planetarium in Chicago and they did such an amazing job. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Work with Michelle - she is the best. Read less
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Mei
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was delicious and Jennifer and her team were a dream to work with. I had more compliments on the food than I think anything else!
The food was delicious and Jennifer and her team were a dream to work with. I had more compliments on the food than I Read more...
The food was delicious and Jennifer and her team were a dream to work with. I had more compliments on the food than I think anything else! Read less
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Charlotte
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Jennifer Vahle is an absolute rockstar. She is very responsive and she was by far the most proactive catering representative I contacted. The proposal she developed was spot on, I could tell she paid attention to the types of food that I told her we liked. During the tasting she added a few extra things
she thought we might enjoy and they were fantastic. We actually liked some of her suggestions even better than some of things we were originally interested in. We did passed brunch hors dourves like mini waffle stacks, strawberry canapés, and mini English muffins with homemade raspberry jam. After an hour of passing hors dourves we had one of the best brunches I have ever had. We had French toast,
quiche, fruit, pastries an awesome chicken, bacon, wilted greens lunch item, and a parfait bar. The food was worth every penny, and I would not hesitate to use FFT or recommend them to any bride interested in GREAT food! You can pay just as much for less interesting and less well executed food and service, so do yourself a favor and use FFT.
Jennifer Vahle is an absolute rockstar. She is very responsive and she was by far the most proactive catering Read more...
Jennifer Vahle is an absolute rockstar. She is very responsive and she was by far the most proactive catering representative I contacted. The proposal she developed was spot on, I could tell she paid attention to the types of food that I told her we liked. During the tasting she added a few extra things
she thought we might enjoy and they were fantastic. We actually liked some of her suggestions even better than some of things we were originally interested in. We did passed brunch hors dourves like mini waffle stacks, strawberry canapés, and mini English muffins with homemade raspberry jam. After an hour of passing hors dourves we had one of the best brunches I have ever had. We had French toast,
quiche, fruit, pastries an awesome chicken, bacon, wilted greens lunch item, and a parfait bar. The food was worth every penny, and I would not hesitate to use FFT or recommend them to any bride interested in GREAT food! You can pay just as much for less interesting and less well executed food and service, so do yourself a favor and use FFT. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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