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La Cuisine Catering Company

Hinsdale , IL
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19 West 1st Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521 US (map)

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630-691-1700

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Catering

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What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, 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
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

REVIEWS

3.5
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.6/5.0
If you're like me, you're getting married. And you haven't worked with a catering company before. Due to venue limitations we had only a small number of caterers to choose from, and ended up using La Cuisine. Everything was OK. Food was OK, portions were OK, service was OK. It all worked. So why the low low mark on value?

10 days before the wedding, they needed $2000 more than what we thought the total amount was going to be. Not to mention they couldnt even tell us this amount until THE DAY they wanted it in casheires check?! After paying what we thought was everything but the tip and tax, this was unexpected. Not much left to do but go beg family for money- that was nice.

So where our pricing was before, the value would have been a 4-5, but after this, I do not feel like what was presented was much value at all. $75 a head. Small basic salad. Chicken, potatoes, and 'mixed veggie'. Basic tablecloths, no chair covers.... They provided a bartender, this did not include any booze though.

Have a lawyer review your contract, it could save you thousands, for usually less than a hundred bucks.
If you're like me, you're getting married. And you haven't worked with a catering company before. Due to venue limitations Read more...
If you're like me, you're getting married. And you haven't worked with a catering company before. Due to venue limitations we had only a small number of caterers to choose from, and ended up using La Cuisine. Everything was OK. Food was OK, portions were OK, service was OK. It all worked. So why the low low mark on value?

10 days before the wedding, they needed $2000 more than what we thought the total amount was going to be. Not to mention they couldnt even tell us this amount until THE DAY they wanted it in casheires check?! After paying what we thought was everything but the tip and tax, this was unexpected. Not much left to do but go beg family for money- that was nice.

So where our pricing was before, the value would have been a 4-5, but after this, I do not feel like what was presented was much value at all. $75 a head. Small basic salad. Chicken, potatoes, and 'mixed veggie'. Basic tablecloths, no chair covers.... They provided a bartender, this did not include any booze though.

Have a lawyer review your contract, it could save you thousands, for usually less than a hundred bucks. Read less
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ksenia
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica is absolutely AMAZING! I am so happy i booked with La Cuisine! She helped me out so much the day off, making sure everything was running smoothly. Jessica kept checking up on me all the time, making sure i was eating, and was happy with the food. The food was AMAZING!!!!! All of our guests kept saying how yummy the food was and that this was one of the best dinners at a wedding that they have had. I would HIGHLY recommend La Cuisine to everyone i know! THEY ARE THE BEST!!
Jessica is absolutely AMAZING! I am so happy i booked with La Cuisine! She helped me out so much the day off, making sure Read more...
Jessica is absolutely AMAZING! I am so happy i booked with La Cuisine! She helped me out so much the day off, making sure everything was running smoothly. Jessica kept checking up on me all the time, making sure i was eating, and was happy with the food. The food was AMAZING!!!!! All of our guests kept saying how yummy the food was and that this was one of the best dinners at a wedding that they have had. I would HIGHLY recommend La Cuisine to everyone i know! THEY ARE THE BEST!! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
La Cuisine is an amazing family-owned catering company. The wife, Linda runs the sales side, while her husband, Larry, is the chef. He has travelled all over the country by request of famous people, hotels, and venues to cook.

We couldn't have picked a better caterer for our wedding. Linda went above and beyond what your average caterer would do. She was like a wedding coordinator, who made sure everything for our reception was set up and ready. The food was fresh, full of flavor, and so juicy!

Our wedding was such a success because of their incredible work!
La Cuisine is an amazing family-owned catering company. The wife, Linda runs the sales side, while her husband, Larry, is Read more...
La Cuisine is an amazing family-owned catering company. The wife, Linda runs the sales side, while her husband, Larry, is the chef. He has travelled all over the country by request of famous people, hotels, and venues to cook.

We couldn't have picked a better caterer for our wedding. Linda went above and beyond what your average caterer would do. She was like a wedding coordinator, who made sure everything for our reception was set up and ready. The food was fresh, full of flavor, and so juicy!

Our wedding was such a success because of their incredible work! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.9/5.0
I loved working with La Cuisine. They were sensitive to our budget and extremely helpful in all the planning. Jessica even answered my calls on Sundays and was great at switching some things out for us so we could get exactly what we wanted. And the minute I walked into the reception she found a drink for me and made sure that even the unexpected need for another photographer's meal was taken care of. Loved them.
I loved working with La Cuisine. They were sensitive to our budget and extremely helpful in all the planning. Jessica even Read more...
I loved working with La Cuisine. They were sensitive to our budget and extremely helpful in all the planning. Jessica even answered my calls on Sundays and was great at switching some things out for us so we could get exactly what we wanted. And the minute I walked into the reception she found a drink for me and made sure that even the unexpected need for another photographer's meal was taken care of. Loved them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
Jessica is extremely nice! Very willing to work with you and your budget. Had some difficulties when it came to final pricing due to our venue and the amount of staff that were added at the end. Reason why it was given 5/5.
Jessica is extremely nice! Very willing to work with you and your budget. Had some difficulties when it came to final Read more...
Jessica is extremely nice! Very willing to work with you and your budget. Had some difficulties when it came to final pricing due to our venue and the amount of staff that were added at the end. Reason why it was given 5/5. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/30/2013
4.0/5.0
Overall we were very happy with La Cuisine Catering. Service day off was flawless and both Linda and Jessica were there to make sure things went smoothly and that my husband and I and our guests were happy. Linda always made herself available to us if we had any questions and was flexible with the way we wanted to do things.

The tasting was very nice and the cake we decided on was delicious (and very pretty).

I think the whole process could have been a bit more structured/organized but that may just be and my need for organization :)

We were happy!
Overall we were very happy with La Cuisine Catering. Service day off was flawless and both Linda and Jessica were there to Read more...
Overall we were very happy with La Cuisine Catering. Service day off was flawless and both Linda and Jessica were there to make sure things went smoothly and that my husband and I and our guests were happy. Linda always made herself available to us if we had any questions and was flexible with the way we wanted to do things.

The tasting was very nice and the cake we decided on was delicious (and very pretty).

I think the whole process could have been a bit more structured/organized but that may just be and my need for organization :)

We were happy! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/23/2013
4.2/5.0
La Cuisine was a great vendor at our wedding. We worked with Jessica Schmidt. She was wonderful and I absolutely adored her. Everyone loved the food and the presentation was beautiful. They were very accommodating to all of our requests! The only reason I did not give them 5 stars is because of the costs that were not given to us upfront. There were a lot of upgrades that we selected that we were not aware of. I would suggest you ask if any of your selections are upcharges so you are not shocked when you receive your final bill.
La Cuisine was a great vendor at our wedding. We worked with Jessica Schmidt. She was wonderful and I absolutely adored Read more...
La Cuisine was a great vendor at our wedding. We worked with Jessica Schmidt. She was wonderful and I absolutely adored her. Everyone loved the food and the presentation was beautiful. They were very accommodating to all of our requests! The only reason I did not give them 5 stars is because of the costs that were not given to us upfront. There were a lot of upgrades that we selected that we were not aware of. I would suggest you ask if any of your selections are upcharges so you are not shocked when you receive your final bill. Read less
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natasha
Wedding:
6/22/2013
0.3/5.0
My tip would be to not hire this company. As a Wedding Photographer for over ten years now I have never experienced such unprofessionalism and rudeness from a catering company, ever in my life. Jessica the head coordinator seemed to be overwhelmed with her duties. As the room was not set up in a timely fashion, they ran out of two domestic beers being miller and bud light with in the first half hour of cocktail hour and there was only 150 guests. My assistant and I waited patiently for our Vendor boxed lunch as all the guests got served. In the hallway where she paniced as they were 15 dinner plates short and droped a whole tray of lids. And was snippy with us as if it were our fault she could not efficiently do her job. And when it came to the boxed lunch it was very bland and came with plain chips. My assistant had the veggie wrap and became ill today for the veggies in the wrap were rancid. I'm not sure where the cake was from but it was very dry and the frosting was very rubbery, however later when more pieces were served the cake was better.
My tip would be to not hire this company. As a Wedding Photographer for over ten years now I have never experienced such Read more...
My tip would be to not hire this company. As a Wedding Photographer for over ten years now I have never experienced such unprofessionalism and rudeness from a catering company, ever in my life. Jessica the head coordinator seemed to be overwhelmed with her duties. As the room was not set up in a timely fashion, they ran out of two domestic beers being miller and bud light with in the first half hour of cocktail hour and there was only 150 guests. My assistant and I waited patiently for our Vendor boxed lunch as all the guests got served. In the hallway where she paniced as they were 15 dinner plates short and droped a whole tray of lids. And was snippy with us as if it were our fault she could not efficiently do her job. And when it came to the boxed lunch it was very bland and came with plain chips. My assistant had the veggie wrap and became ill today for the veggies in the wrap were rancid. I'm not sure where the cake was from but it was very dry and the frosting was very rubbery, however later when more pieces were served the cake was better. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
La Cuisine Catering, Linda, and her staff did an amazing job with my September 2012 wedding! Linda was great to work with while planning my wedding, she was very easy to get a hold of by phone, her cell, and/or email. If Linda wasn't available her staff handle my questions with no problem and Linda was always good about getting back to me in a timely fashion. Linda is a vibrant woman she made planning my wedding fun. Also Linda had great ideas and suggestions. On my wedding day everything that I choose and decided with my wedding was done, Linda made sure I had everything that I wanted and that I was happy with everything, which I was very happy (I changed my ceremony setup a day before my wedding and Linda handle the new setup I wanted with no problem). My venue looked awesome! The food was absolutely delicious, all my guests kept coming up to me commenting how great the food was. The wait staff was wonderful! Very organized, super efficient, they were very nice, and polite and they kept asking my guests and myself if we were good and if we needed anything. They also were great with making sure my new Husband and I got some apps and dessert they were waiting for us on our table throughout the night. They also handle our late guests in stride getting their food to them nice and hot. My new Husband and I were very happy with La Cuisine Catering and Linda. If we ever have an opportunity we will choose Linda and La Cuisine Catering again!
La Cuisine Catering, Linda, and her staff did an amazing job with my September 2012 wedding! Linda was great to work with Read more...
La Cuisine Catering, Linda, and her staff did an amazing job with my September 2012 wedding! Linda was great to work with while planning my wedding, she was very easy to get a hold of by phone, her cell, and/or email. If Linda wasn't available her staff handle my questions with no problem and Linda was always good about getting back to me in a timely fashion. Linda is a vibrant woman she made planning my wedding fun. Also Linda had great ideas and suggestions. On my wedding day everything that I choose and decided with my wedding was done, Linda made sure I had everything that I wanted and that I was happy with everything, which I was very happy (I changed my ceremony setup a day before my wedding and Linda handle the new setup I wanted with no problem). My venue looked awesome! The food was absolutely delicious, all my guests kept coming up to me commenting how great the food was. The wait staff was wonderful! Very organized, super efficient, they were very nice, and polite and they kept asking my guests and myself if we were good and if we needed anything. They also were great with making sure my new Husband and I got some apps and dessert they were waiting for us on our table throughout the night. They also handle our late guests in stride getting their food to them nice and hot. My new Husband and I were very happy with La Cuisine Catering and Linda. If we ever have an opportunity we will choose Linda and La Cuisine Catering again! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
11/13/2010
2.5/5.0
I hired LaCuisine for our wedding. Thank goodness I didn't have the same experience as the review before me, but a few things did go awry. Our wedding coordinator also quit 2 weeks before our wedding. Leaving us to finalize the last minute details with Linda- who I believe is the owner. She was helpful, but it was difficult to get a hold of her. I like to email back in forth to have things in writing, but everytime I emailed her- no response. I was thankful that she came to our venue the day before our wedding to make sure we were happy with how everything was set up and our linens were put down. Everything was ordered correctly. That helped a lot and put my mind at ease on our big day. She did voice her opinion, and she had her own vision of how things should be set up, but I tried to listen and in the end she's the professional. I was a bit disappointed with the cake. It tasted great, but I asked for a navy blue trim and got the brightest ocean blue you could ask for. It didn't match the rest of our decor at all. Our guest said the food was good- I would agree. In the end we had a great day. It could have went better, but it could have been a lot worse too!
I hired LaCuisine for our wedding. Thank goodness I didn't have the same experience as the review before me, but a few Read more...
I hired LaCuisine for our wedding. Thank goodness I didn't have the same experience as the review before me, but a few things did go awry. Our wedding coordinator also quit 2 weeks before our wedding. Leaving us to finalize the last minute details with Linda- who I believe is the owner. She was helpful, but it was difficult to get a hold of her. I like to email back in forth to have things in writing, but everytime I emailed her- no response. I was thankful that she came to our venue the day before our wedding to make sure we were happy with how everything was set up and our linens were put down. Everything was ordered correctly. That helped a lot and put my mind at ease on our big day. She did voice her opinion, and she had her own vision of how things should be set up, but I tried to listen and in the end she's the professional. I was a bit disappointed with the cake. It tasted great, but I asked for a navy blue trim and got the brightest ocean blue you could ask for. It didn't match the rest of our decor at all. Our guest said the food was good- I would agree. In the end we had a great day. It could have went better, but it could have been a lot worse too! Read less
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