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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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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
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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
After looking at many different caterers and going to several tastings, we came to Jewell, and realized immediately how wonderful they are. The food is extremely high quality, tastes great, and is beautifully arranged. We got tons of compliments from our guests, who said it was the best wedding food they had eaten. In addition to all that, our catering manager Gregory was so much fun to work with, answered all of my many questions beforehand, and took care of all the little details that will make you crazy but you don't have time to think about on the day of. Although they charge a little bit more than some other places, the superior food and service makes it an extremely worthwhile investment -- we are absolutely thrilled with the job they did.
After looking at many different caterers and going to several tastings, we came to Jewell, and realized immediately how Read more...
After looking at many different caterers and going to several tastings, we came to Jewell, and realized immediately how wonderful they are. The food is extremely high quality, tastes great, and is beautifully arranged. We got tons of compliments from our guests, who said it was the best wedding food they had eaten. In addition to all that, our catering manager Gregory was so much fun to work with, answered all of my many questions beforehand, and took care of all the little details that will make you crazy but you don't have time to think about on the day of. Although they charge a little bit more than some other places, the superior food and service makes it an extremely worthwhile investment -- we are absolutely thrilled with the job they did. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Teresa
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Jewell Weddings, a division of Jewell Events Catering, is an excellent choice for a wedding reception vendor. In May, 2012, Jewell provided buffet service for our daughter’s event but it was the preparation leading up to the wedding that sets them apart. Dana Konya, our event coordinator with Jewell, along with administrator Tim Garcia helped us navigate a sticky situation when an unprecedented world event caused upheaval in the event business in Chicago. Also, in the planning stages, Dana and the chef were very accommodating when we wanted to use family recipes and some home grown food for the party and the Jewell staff fixed them to perfection. Because we had to shift venues just a couple months before the wedding, there was lots of communication and Dana was quick to reply and help, a much valued attribute as so many previous arrangements had to be scuttled and new plans had to come together quickly. Finally, Dana’s warm smile and easy manner helped this mother of the bride enjoy the evening knowing that there was a skilled banquet manager looking over the meal and the staff serving it! Well done Jewell Catering!
Jewell Weddings, a division of Jewell Events Catering, is an excellent choice for a wedding reception vendor. In May, Read more...
Jewell Weddings, a division of Jewell Events Catering, is an excellent choice for a wedding reception vendor. In May, 2012, Jewell provided buffet service for our daughter’s event but it was the preparation leading up to the wedding that sets them apart. Dana Konya, our event coordinator with Jewell, along with administrator Tim Garcia helped us navigate a sticky situation when an unprecedented world event caused upheaval in the event business in Chicago. Also, in the planning stages, Dana and the chef were very accommodating when we wanted to use family recipes and some home grown food for the party and the Jewell staff fixed them to perfection. Because we had to shift venues just a couple months before the wedding, there was lots of communication and Dana was quick to reply and help, a much valued attribute as so many previous arrangements had to be scuttled and new plans had to come together quickly. Finally, Dana’s warm smile and easy manner helped this mother of the bride enjoy the evening knowing that there was a skilled banquet manager looking over the meal and the staff serving it! Well done Jewell Catering! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Deborah
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Dana Konya was the wedding coordinator for my daughter's wedding at The Rookery on 9/17/11. Dana & her team are simply wonderful! From the beginning, Dana was responsive, creative, & fun to work with - an absolute delight & a true professional. She managed to take our vision & turn it into an even more beautiful reality. Her advice, suggestions & referrals were all spot-on.
I was complimented all night on how perfect everything was - venue, food, lighting - all was perfection! I also want to recognize the wait staff. The service was absolutely flawless from start to finish. I am not aware of a single glitch & if there was one - it was transparent to me & I don't want to know about it!
Dana Konya was the wedding coordinator for my daughter's wedding at The Rookery on 9/17/11. Dana & her team are simply Read more...
Dana Konya was the wedding coordinator for my daughter's wedding at The Rookery on 9/17/11. Dana & her team are simply wonderful! From the beginning, Dana was responsive, creative, & fun to work with - an absolute delight & a true professional. She managed to take our vision & turn it into an even more beautiful reality. Her advice, suggestions & referrals were all spot-on.
I was complimented all night on how perfect everything was - venue, food, lighting - all was perfection! I also want to recognize the wait staff. The service was absolutely flawless from start to finish. I am not aware of a single glitch & if there was one - it was transparent to me & I don't want to know about it! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Meg
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We have gotten countless compliments on both the food itself as well as the service. The folks at Jewell Events really worked with us from the start to make the reception so memorable, and worked within our budget without being snooty. Our tasting was fantastic and while the choices were somewhat overwhelming everything was delicious and they helped us to choose our menu. The food we had at the reception matched what we had for the tasting, so everything was great. The bartenders were professional and quick. What was impressive is that they somehow could keep track of what guests were drinking and had drinks ready for them before they got up to the bar.The whole experience was flawless, you won't regret working with Jewell
We have gotten countless compliments on both the food itself as well as the service. The folks at Jewell Events really Read more...
We have gotten countless compliments on both the food itself as well as the service. The folks at Jewell Events really worked with us from the start to make the reception so memorable, and worked within our budget without being snooty. Our tasting was fantastic and while the choices were somewhat overwhelming everything was delicious and they helped us to choose our menu. The food we had at the reception matched what we had for the tasting, so everything was great. The bartenders were professional and quick. What was impressive is that they somehow could keep track of what guests were drinking and had drinks ready for them before they got up to the bar.The whole experience was flawless, you won't regret working with Jewell Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Leyla
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a wedding reception at The Rookery building and Jewell Catering was the only catering company for the venue. We couldn't be happy with the service and flexibility with Jewell! We wanted a few items that were not on Jewell's list of dishes and they were able to make it happen. We had such a great time at our tasting and Jewell Catering told us our guests will leave satisfied and full. And they were right! Our guests are still raving about our wedding menu, the desserts and the late night snacks! and we owe it all to Jewell. Thank you Dana, Gregory and Kristen!
We had a wedding reception at The Rookery building and Jewell Catering was the only catering company for the venue. We Read more...
We had a wedding reception at The Rookery building and Jewell Catering was the only catering company for the venue. We couldn't be happy with the service and flexibility with Jewell! We wanted a few items that were not on Jewell's list of dishes and they were able to make it happen. We had such a great time at our tasting and Jewell Catering told us our guests will leave satisfied and full. And they were right! Our guests are still raving about our wedding menu, the desserts and the late night snacks! and we owe it all to Jewell. Thank you Dana, Gregory and Kristen! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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