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Jewell Events Catering

Chicago , IL

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Chicago, IL 60622 US

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312-829-3663

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Catering , Wedding Venue

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Ellie
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Jewell for your next event! I worked with Jenna for my wedding and she helped to pull off the perfect day. She was incredibly easy to work with and made accommodations for us throughout the entire planning process and attended to our families, my husband and myself the night of the reception. The service was seamless and the food was delicious. Everything was very well timed, organized, and professional. After multiple catering tastings Jewell was the only caterer in Chicago that met all of our needs and I am happy to say they exceeded our expectations!
I highly recommend Jewell for your next event! I worked with Jenna for my wedding and she helped to pull off the perfect Read more...
I highly recommend Jewell for your next event! I worked with Jenna for my wedding and she helped to pull off the perfect day. She was incredibly easy to work with and made accommodations for us throughout the entire planning process and attended to our families, my husband and myself the night of the reception. The service was seamless and the food was delicious. Everything was very well timed, organized, and professional. After multiple catering tastings Jewell was the only caterer in Chicago that met all of our needs and I am happy to say they exceeded our expectations! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I worked with Jenna and Dana for our October 2015 wedding. Jewell Events offered an extensive and customizable menu offering at a competitive price. Upon our tasting, it was clear how attentive to detail they are. We walked into our appointment and the table was already set with the settings we selected. Dana walked us through a few of our different menu choices and had honest responses about a couple of our potential options (i.e. ice cream cookie sandwich was messy). Every question we had they were able to accommodate or offer a recommendation (like my ideas for a solid chocolate menu as a favor and groom's "cake" doughnuts (which ended up being served alongside the coffee station...genius!). Dana attended our walk-through with our venue coordinator, and again their attention to detail shined as questions regarding bar placement, quantity of chairs in each row for the ceremony (since we were doing a few rentals through them as well), and more solidified our plans and calmed some pre-wedding nerves. The day of Jenna really took care of not only us, but our guests as well. I loved how they served water and wine by tray immediately after our ceremony going into cocktail hour. I loved how we had plates upon plates of hor dourves for our special bride & groom "dinner" (the stand outs were the empanadas and short ribs in a tomato soup muffin). I especially loved how when our family was taking pictures with us during cocktail hour the waitstaff came and made sure they were fed since they were not able to join the rest of our guests at that time. We received a lot of compliments on the entrees (apple, currant, caramelized onion, and caraway stuffed chicken breast/grilled marinated white fish/rustic vegetable galette)! Both the ceremony and reception spaces with the gold chairs, tan linens, gold flatware, and the decor items set up by their staff (my florist and I provided them) looked exactly how I envisioned them. They didn't miss a beat!
I worked with Jenna and Dana for our October 2015 wedding. Jewell Events offered an extensive and customizable menu Read more...
I worked with Jenna and Dana for our October 2015 wedding. Jewell Events offered an extensive and customizable menu offering at a competitive price. Upon our tasting, it was clear how attentive to detail they are. We walked into our appointment and the table was already set with the settings we selected. Dana walked us through a few of our different menu choices and had honest responses about a couple of our potential options (i.e. ice cream cookie sandwich was messy). Every question we had they were able to accommodate or offer a recommendation (like my ideas for a solid chocolate menu as a favor and groom's "cake" doughnuts (which ended up being served alongside the coffee station...genius!). Dana attended our walk-through with our venue coordinator, and again their attention to detail shined as questions regarding bar placement, quantity of chairs in each row for the ceremony (since we were doing a few rentals through them as well), and more solidified our plans and calmed some pre-wedding nerves. The day of Jenna really took care of not only us, but our guests as well. I loved how they served water and wine by tray immediately after our ceremony going into cocktail hour. I loved how we had plates upon plates of hor dourves for our special bride & groom "dinner" (the stand outs were the empanadas and short ribs in a tomato soup muffin). I especially loved how when our family was taking pictures with us during cocktail hour the waitstaff came and made sure they were fed since they were not able to join the rest of our guests at that time. We received a lot of compliments on the entrees (apple, currant, caramelized onion, and caraway stuffed chicken breast/grilled marinated white fish/rustic vegetable galette)! Both the ceremony and reception spaces with the gold chairs, tan linens, gold flatware, and the decor items set up by their staff (my florist and I provided them) looked exactly how I envisioned them. They didn't miss a beat! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.0/5.0
Though our food was good and well received by our guests my husband and I were disappointed. The service from the staff was less than satisfactory. Our direct contract will Jewell was rude and inconsiderate. Our things were treated with disrespect and so was the timeline for our event. Yet, we were made to believe it was our fault. I had heard such great things about them and trusted that good word. I regret my choice to use them and will sure to advise others to use a different caterer.
Though our food was good and well received by our guests my husband and I were disappointed. The service from the staff Read more...
Though our food was good and well received by our guests my husband and I were disappointed. The service from the staff was less than satisfactory. Our direct contract will Jewell was rude and inconsiderate. Our things were treated with disrespect and so was the timeline for our event. Yet, we were made to believe it was our fault. I had heard such great things about them and trusted that good word. I regret my choice to use them and will sure to advise others to use a different caterer. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We worked with Jenna and Dana for our wedding. From the very beginning, both were extremely accommodating. As we planned our destination wedding in Chicago while living in two different cities, both Jenna and Dana were quick to respond by email and put together a beautiful tasting although only one of us could make it. We worked together to develop a menu that really fit our needs and wants, and they were happy to meet our financial constraints with discounts and some complimentary items. On the day of, we ran into a problem with the color of our linens, but both Jenna and Dana apologized and offered compensation to make amends. We went to many tastings and came away with the best option in a crowded and highly competitive Chicago wedding market. We are very thankful to have worked with Jenna and Dana! Thank you.
We worked with Jenna and Dana for our wedding. From the very beginning, both were extremely accommodating. As we planned Read more...
We worked with Jenna and Dana for our wedding. From the very beginning, both were extremely accommodating. As we planned our destination wedding in Chicago while living in two different cities, both Jenna and Dana were quick to respond by email and put together a beautiful tasting although only one of us could make it. We worked together to develop a menu that really fit our needs and wants, and they were happy to meet our financial constraints with discounts and some complimentary items. On the day of, we ran into a problem with the color of our linens, but both Jenna and Dana apologized and offered compensation to make amends. We went to many tastings and came away with the best option in a crowded and highly competitive Chicago wedding market. We are very thankful to have worked with Jenna and Dana! Thank you. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Laura
Wedding:
9/18/2015
4.8/5.0
I worked with Kristin and Stephanie for my September 2015 wedding and was thrilled with the food at our wedding. My husband and I were very excited about how professional Jewell was which included the ability to drop off all our centerpieces and alcohol for our bar since our venue was a BYOB location. If I had not been able to bring all those items two days ahead of the wedding I am sure I would have been a "bridezilla" on the day of the event. But instead I was able to trust that all my directions were carried out by Stephanie on the day of the event. The only point I deducted was on flexibility due to Stephanie being the coordinator on the day of the event, while Kristin had been the person I was in correspondence the most and met with multiple times about all the details to my event. So I felt some of the details had not been passed off between the two gals for the day of the event. But overall these details are minor and I am thrilled looking back at the event of how everything went! I would recommend this company due to all the extra "coordinating" they provided which was what saved me from hiring a professional coordinator. Between my crafting and design ideas, Jewell catering, and Ovation venue .....there was no need for a wedding planner.
I worked with Kristin and Stephanie for my September 2015 wedding and was thrilled with the food at our wedding. My Read more...
I worked with Kristin and Stephanie for my September 2015 wedding and was thrilled with the food at our wedding. My husband and I were very excited about how professional Jewell was which included the ability to drop off all our centerpieces and alcohol for our bar since our venue was a BYOB location. If I had not been able to bring all those items two days ahead of the wedding I am sure I would have been a "bridezilla" on the day of the event. But instead I was able to trust that all my directions were carried out by Stephanie on the day of the event. The only point I deducted was on flexibility due to Stephanie being the coordinator on the day of the event, while Kristin had been the person I was in correspondence the most and met with multiple times about all the details to my event. So I felt some of the details had not been passed off between the two gals for the day of the event. But overall these details are minor and I am thrilled looking back at the event of how everything went! I would recommend this company due to all the extra "coordinating" they provided which was what saved me from hiring a professional coordinator. Between my crafting and design ideas, Jewell catering, and Ovation venue .....there was no need for a wedding planner. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kora
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
"My goal was to have my wedding guests enjoy quality food and drinks, to delight in great conversations over smells and tastes… Jewell Catering was exactly what we were looking for. They did an unbelievable job from the hors d'Oeuvres to the desserts, our guests were delighted! Jewell Catering created a team to design and serve one of the best tasting meals I have had. Jenna was the head of the team at Jewell. She communicated flawlessly to myself, the rest of her team, and the wedding planner. Together she planned for us to enjoy passed hors d'Oeuvres , a raw bar (that our guests still rave about), a skirt steak station, hand-picked salads with a layered tower, champagne toast, gourmet bread baskets, steak house-inspired entrees, children's menu, coffee and dessert stations, vendor meals, spirits, and an amazing cake! Our guest smelled the steaks cooking and tasted the rich foods with awe. the presentation was beautiful. Jewell Events Catering is a one-stop shop for food, drinks, and many needed rentals. The owner, Greg, met with myself and my husband multiple times to create exactly what we were asking for in a meal. He invited our vendors to set up a table that looked just like what we would expect on our big day, weeks before our wedding. He served samples of every course in our meal to both my husband and I and even six members of our family. Pinterest has nothing on Greg and Jenna. I highly recommend Jewell Events Catering for any of your catering needs! I know I will use them again."
"My goal was to have my wedding guests enjoy quality food and drinks, to delight in great conversations over smells and Read more...
"My goal was to have my wedding guests enjoy quality food and drinks, to delight in great conversations over smells and tastes… Jewell Catering was exactly what we were looking for. They did an unbelievable job from the hors d'Oeuvres to the desserts, our guests were delighted! Jewell Catering created a team to design and serve one of the best tasting meals I have had. Jenna was the head of the team at Jewell. She communicated flawlessly to myself, the rest of her team, and the wedding planner. Together she planned for us to enjoy passed hors d'Oeuvres , a raw bar (that our guests still rave about), a skirt steak station, hand-picked salads with a layered tower, champagne toast, gourmet bread baskets, steak house-inspired entrees, children's menu, coffee and dessert stations, vendor meals, spirits, and an amazing cake! Our guest smelled the steaks cooking and tasted the rich foods with awe. the presentation was beautiful. Jewell Events Catering is a one-stop shop for food, drinks, and many needed rentals. The owner, Greg, met with myself and my husband multiple times to create exactly what we were asking for in a meal. He invited our vendors to set up a table that looked just like what we would expect on our big day, weeks before our wedding. He served samples of every course in our meal to both my husband and I and even six members of our family. Pinterest has nothing on Greg and Jenna. I highly recommend Jewell Events Catering for any of your catering needs! I know I will use them again." Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Chuck
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.6/5.0
Overall the experience with Jewel catering was fantastic. They had a great food selection and were very flexible to meet our needs. The venue, the rookery, was a bit challenging as they have no ability to maintain temperature of food (hot or cold) other than transportation containers which resulted in the food being warm and not hot... but it wasn't noticed by the guests as everything tasted fantastic.

The service at the wedding was good - but could have been managed a bit better. We had several flavors of cake that were "order on demand" buy guests which made cake delivery a bit difficult - but they pulled it off for the most part. Without that complexity I believe everything would have gone off flawlessly.

I would highly recommend jewel catering to anyone planning an event!
Overall the experience with Jewel catering was fantastic. They had a great food selection and were very flexible to meet Read more...
Overall the experience with Jewel catering was fantastic. They had a great food selection and were very flexible to meet our needs. The venue, the rookery, was a bit challenging as they have no ability to maintain temperature of food (hot or cold) other than transportation containers which resulted in the food being warm and not hot... but it wasn't noticed by the guests as everything tasted fantastic.

The service at the wedding was good - but could have been managed a bit better. We had several flavors of cake that were "order on demand" buy guests which made cake delivery a bit difficult - but they pulled it off for the most part. Without that complexity I believe everything would have gone off flawlessly.

I would highly recommend jewel catering to anyone planning an event! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Alison
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My fiancé (now husband) and I chose George Jewell through a preferred vendor list provided by our venue (the Chicago History Museum). We went in for our first tasting and immediately were blown away by the food, and Dana’s professionalism. We had such a hard time narrowing down the hors d’oeuvres to six from seven that we moved the extra to our late night snack. When we went in for a second tasting to re-try the beef course the chef had created 3 brand new options for us to try. Throughout the process Dana was very helpful and always responded to emails promptly. She was so easy to work with and had great ideas. The night of the wedding she not only put a tray of hors d’oeuvres in the bridal suite for me and my fiancé to snack on before the craziness began, but she also had the kitchen quickly whip up something for my 6 year old nephew to eat preventing a major meltdown. We highly recommend George Jewell!!! And ask for Dana, she is great !
My fiancé (now husband) and I chose George Jewell through a preferred vendor list provided by our venue (the Chicago Read more...
My fiancé (now husband) and I chose George Jewell through a preferred vendor list provided by our venue (the Chicago History Museum). We went in for our first tasting and immediately were blown away by the food, and Dana’s professionalism. We had such a hard time narrowing down the hors d’oeuvres to six from seven that we moved the extra to our late night snack. When we went in for a second tasting to re-try the beef course the chef had created 3 brand new options for us to try. Throughout the process Dana was very helpful and always responded to emails promptly. She was so easy to work with and had great ideas. The night of the wedding she not only put a tray of hors d’oeuvres in the bridal suite for me and my fiancé to snack on before the craziness began, but she also had the kitchen quickly whip up something for my 6 year old nephew to eat preventing a major meltdown. We highly recommend George Jewell!!! And ask for Dana, she is great ! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Linda
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I was so happy with Jewell from Day 1. We selected the Rookery as our venue - which only works with two caterers: Jewell and Blue Plate. Immediately Kristin and Dana responded to my inquiry and asked about all our vision they knew who we were and what we were looking for before I even got the automated welcome response from Blue Plate. Throughout the whole process Kristin and Dana worked with us on various changes and answered our hundreds of questions very promptly. Not to mention they are such sweethearts and great to work with!

Would I recommend? ABSOLUTELY!
I was so happy with Jewell from Day 1. We selected the Rookery as our venue - which only works with two caterers: Jewell Read more...
I was so happy with Jewell from Day 1. We selected the Rookery as our venue - which only works with two caterers: Jewell and Blue Plate. Immediately Kristin and Dana responded to my inquiry and asked about all our vision they knew who we were and what we were looking for before I even got the automated welcome response from Blue Plate. Throughout the whole process Kristin and Dana worked with us on various changes and answered our hundreds of questions very promptly. Not to mention they are such sweethearts and great to work with!

Would I recommend? ABSOLUTELY! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Jewell Catering was definitely the “jewel” vendor at our wedding. We had a complicated, Indian wedding at a downtown Chicago park and I was so impressed with how easy Dana and her team made the complicated process look. I would say the caterers had 70% of the effort of our wedding from bringing in everything from tables to forks on to an island, to even passing out mango popsicles to our guests with 5 days notice. They also managed the Indian food subcontractor effortlessly. I don’t think I can remember a single thing that was missing that day from Jewell’s performance or service and I think that is the biggest testament to a great vendor- when you don’t ever notice that they are there because everything is working just as you planned. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jewell for any wedding, large or small!
Jewell Catering was definitely the “jewel” vendor at our wedding. We had a complicated, Indian wedding at a downtown Read more...
Jewell Catering was definitely the “jewel” vendor at our wedding. We had a complicated, Indian wedding at a downtown Chicago park and I was so impressed with how easy Dana and her team made the complicated process look. I would say the caterers had 70% of the effort of our wedding from bringing in everything from tables to forks on to an island, to even passing out mango popsicles to our guests with 5 days notice. They also managed the Indian food subcontractor effortlessly. I don’t think I can remember a single thing that was missing that day from Jewell’s performance or service and I think that is the biggest testament to a great vendor- when you don’t ever notice that they are there because everything is working just as you planned. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jewell for any wedding, large or small! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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