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Food For Thought

Lincolnwood , IL
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LOCATION

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 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?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Delicious food, friendly staff & great service. The only thing I was upset with, which was really upsetting & an unneeded stress, was that I was told they served a few minors alcohol...even after I specified which tables to be careful with!! The mistake was rectified, but I was told the server was unapologetic, which was infuriating. Minus that everything was perfect.
Delicious food, friendly staff & great service. The only thing I was upset with, which was really upsetting & an unneeded Read more...
Delicious food, friendly staff & great service. The only thing I was upset with, which was really upsetting & an unneeded stress, was that I was told they served a few minors alcohol...even after I specified which tables to be careful with!! The mistake was rectified, but I was told the server was unapologetic, which was infuriating. Minus that everything was perfect. Read less
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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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Megan
Wedding:
8/31/2014
4.7/5.0
FFT was exactly what we were looking for in our caterer. We have received so many compliments on the food, which was one of the most important details for us. Their prices were better than the 4 other vendors we looked at, and they took care of absolutely everything for us - seating cards, table decorations, everything. As a bride, the staff was polite and wonderful, and were especially attentive to me and my husband- making sure we had appetizers, dinner, and drinks, things that can easily be forgotten in the crazyness of the night.

Throughout the entire process our coordinator was quick to respond, willing to answer all of my questions thoughtfully, on top of her game (especially coming from someone who is hyperorganized)

Highly recommend FFT!
FFT was exactly what we were looking for in our caterer. We have received so many compliments on the food, which was one Read more...
FFT was exactly what we were looking for in our caterer. We have received so many compliments on the food, which was one of the most important details for us. Their prices were better than the 4 other vendors we looked at, and they took care of absolutely everything for us - seating cards, table decorations, everything. As a bride, the staff was polite and wonderful, and were especially attentive to me and my husband- making sure we had appetizers, dinner, and drinks, things that can easily be forgotten in the crazyness of the night.

Throughout the entire process our coordinator was quick to respond, willing to answer all of my questions thoughtfully, on top of her game (especially coming from someone who is hyperorganized)

Highly recommend FFT! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2014
2.7/5.0
Unfortunately, FFT was a big disappointment on our wedding day.

We worked with David Bunte, who is no longer with FFT, and every step of the planning process inspired full confidence in him and the company. Our tasting was great, and he worked so closely with us to nail down every detail.

But on the day of, there was mistake after mistake. Loads of the food came out cold, and the purple potato lasagna I had been anticipating since the tasting a year before was completely undercooked; the potatoes were almost raw. Dinner was not ready on time, so when the band said "dinner will now be served," people waited around uncomfortably for a while until our wedding planner (Anthony Navarro) saved the day.

The wedding cake was sliced wrong, despite a week of emails trying to sort out the best way to serve it. And, at the end of the night, we had arranged for late-night snacks like Chex Mix and pretzel M&Ms which we purchased ourselves to be put out. We purchased way more snacks than we needed, to ensure there would be enough for refills... But none of the bowls were refilled and somehow the extras magically disappeared, seemingly with the catering staff. In fact, we should have gotten a lot of leftovers-- of cakes, pies, and of course, the late-night snacks... but FFT either threw away or took home all of the extras that we paid for.

If we could do it all over again, we definitely would go with Blue Plate-- our second choice-- instead!
Unfortunately, FFT was a big disappointment on our wedding day.

We worked with David Bunte, who is no longer with Read more...
Unfortunately, FFT was a big disappointment on our wedding day.

We worked with David Bunte, who is no longer with FFT, and every step of the planning process inspired full confidence in him and the company. Our tasting was great, and he worked so closely with us to nail down every detail.

But on the day of, there was mistake after mistake. Loads of the food came out cold, and the purple potato lasagna I had been anticipating since the tasting a year before was completely undercooked; the potatoes were almost raw. Dinner was not ready on time, so when the band said "dinner will now be served," people waited around uncomfortably for a while until our wedding planner (Anthony Navarro) saved the day.

The wedding cake was sliced wrong, despite a week of emails trying to sort out the best way to serve it. And, at the end of the night, we had arranged for late-night snacks like Chex Mix and pretzel M&Ms which we purchased ourselves to be put out. We purchased way more snacks than we needed, to ensure there would be enough for refills... But none of the bowls were refilled and somehow the extras magically disappeared, seemingly with the catering staff. In fact, we should have gotten a lot of leftovers-- of cakes, pies, and of course, the late-night snacks... but FFT either threw away or took home all of the extras that we paid for.

If we could do it all over again, we definitely would go with Blue Plate-- our second choice-- instead! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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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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Shani
Wedding:
6/30/2013
4.8/5.0
My experience with Food For Thought was wonderful, from first email to wedding day. During the planning process, I worked with Jennifer. She was kind, helpful, and always quick to respond. My husband is vegan and FFT worked with us to create a delicious vegan option for the wedding.

On the wedding day, Jennifer was on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly and that my husband and I were well taken care of. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We had people at the wedding in the restaurant business who were impressed!

I would recommend FFT to anyone!
My experience with Food For Thought was wonderful, from first email to wedding day. During the planning process, I worked Read more...
My experience with Food For Thought was wonderful, from first email to wedding day. During the planning process, I worked with Jennifer. She was kind, helpful, and always quick to respond. My husband is vegan and FFT worked with us to create a delicious vegan option for the wedding.

On the wedding day, Jennifer was on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly and that my husband and I were well taken care of. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We had people at the wedding in the restaurant business who were impressed!

I would recommend FFT to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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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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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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