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Pure Kitchen Catering

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

Chicago, IL 60642 US

PHONE

312-224-8277

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ABOUT US

We create memories around the tables at which we sit. At Pure Kitchen Catering, we understand this and strive to make our cuisine a highlight of any event. We offer organic catering with... Read more
We create memories around the tables at which we sit. At Pure Kitchen Catering, we understand this and strive to make our cuisine a highlight of any event. We offer organic catering with fresh ingredients from local farmers and producers, because the less time between the farm and your plate, the brighter the taste. Buying close to home also helps us support our local community here in Chicago.

In addition to sourcing locally whenever possible, we compost and recycle all that we can to leave a smaller ecological footprint behind. We also partner with a variety of not for profit organizations to improve our community each month.

We are committed to delivering outstanding service and beautifully presented, creative cuisine to delight your palate. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate event, or a social celebration, it is our pleasure to create your perfect culinary experience. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
11/20/2015
0.4/5.0
BUYER BEWARE!!

We booked Pure Kitchen Catering over a year ago for our November 2015 wedding and had great service through our event manager Courtenay up until this past spring. But now something is definitely up. After Courtenay left, we were handed down to two different reps, the most recent of which was in May and I've just learned she's no longer with the company as of July. The direct line I had for her goes to a general voicemail box and nobody is returning calls (for over 4 weeks), nobody is returning emails. The main line for the company now goes straight to the owner's personal voicemail box, which is full and not accepting messages. There have been multiple bad reviews online from brides whose weddings have happened June - August of 2015 and articles published about the company's recent bad business practices. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150807/west-town/wedding-nightmare-for-bucktown-couple-who-sunk-cash-into-closed-venue

Not sure how you could even book a wedding with Pure given the fact that I can't reach a single human being at the company, but just in case you find a way to get through to them, please go find another caterer.
BUYER BEWARE!!

We booked Pure Kitchen Catering over a year ago for our November 2015 wedding and had great Read more...
BUYER BEWARE!!

We booked Pure Kitchen Catering over a year ago for our November 2015 wedding and had great service through our event manager Courtenay up until this past spring. But now something is definitely up. After Courtenay left, we were handed down to two different reps, the most recent of which was in May and I've just learned she's no longer with the company as of July. The direct line I had for her goes to a general voicemail box and nobody is returning calls (for over 4 weeks), nobody is returning emails. The main line for the company now goes straight to the owner's personal voicemail box, which is full and not accepting messages. There have been multiple bad reviews online from brides whose weddings have happened June - August of 2015 and articles published about the company's recent bad business practices. https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150807/west-town/wedding-nightmare-for-bucktown-couple-who-sunk-cash-into-closed-venue

Not sure how you could even book a wedding with Pure given the fact that I can't reach a single human being at the company, but just in case you find a way to get through to them, please go find another caterer. Read less
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kde116
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.6/5.0
We used Pure Kitchen Catering recently for our wedding. The food was out of this world! They were helpful in guiding us through our catering options and working within our budget. The sales staff isn\'t the most responsive and that was frustrating through the planning process. But the night of the event, the servers were great and professional and all of our guests have commented on how great the food was.
We used Pure Kitchen Catering recently for our wedding. The food was out of this world! They were helpful in guiding us Read more...
We used Pure Kitchen Catering recently for our wedding. The food was out of this world! They were helpful in guiding us through our catering options and working within our budget. The sales staff isn\'t the most responsive and that was frustrating through the planning process. But the night of the event, the servers were great and professional and all of our guests have commented on how great the food was. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with Pure Kitchen catering and would recommend them to a friend in a heartbeat!

We worked with Courtenay to put together our family style reception. We were planning the wedding from out of town and had a million questions about every little thing. She was so patient with us and answered all of our questions in a very timely manner. She was also super flexible when it came to setting up our tasting since she knew we would be coming from out of town. She really made us feel like everything was under control and this allowed us to relax on our wedding day.

The food was seriously amazing. Definitely restaurant-quality. Our guests said they had never had such great food at a wedding! I really love their dedication to environmental responsibility and their willingness to work with different food allergies and restrictions.

On the day of the wedding, their staff went out of their way to make us feel special and make sure all of our guests were having a great time. They really have a great group of people working at Pure Kitchen!
We were so happy with Pure Kitchen catering and would recommend them to a friend in a heartbeat!

We worked with Read more...
We were so happy with Pure Kitchen catering and would recommend them to a friend in a heartbeat!

We worked with Courtenay to put together our family style reception. We were planning the wedding from out of town and had a million questions about every little thing. She was so patient with us and answered all of our questions in a very timely manner. She was also super flexible when it came to setting up our tasting since she knew we would be coming from out of town. She really made us feel like everything was under control and this allowed us to relax on our wedding day.

The food was seriously amazing. Definitely restaurant-quality. Our guests said they had never had such great food at a wedding! I really love their dedication to environmental responsibility and their willingness to work with different food allergies and restrictions.

On the day of the wedding, their staff went out of their way to make us feel special and make sure all of our guests were having a great time. They really have a great group of people working at Pure Kitchen! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
9/26/2014
4.9/5.0
The food is delicious! The staff is amazing, friendly, and so accommodating! I used PKC for my wedding a few weeks ago and everything turned out perfect! I highly recommend PKC!
The food is delicious! The staff is amazing, friendly, and so accommodating! I used PKC for my wedding a few weeks ago and Read more...
The food is delicious! The staff is amazing, friendly, and so accommodating! I used PKC for my wedding a few weeks ago and everything turned out perfect! I highly recommend PKC! Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
8/31/2014
4.6/5.0
Pure Kitchen did our wedding out at Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin Labor Day Weekend 2014, and I definitely recommend them. A special shout out to Courtenay - who was so responsive and a joy to work with. If ease in communication and a positive attitude from your vendors are top priorities, request Courtenay and you won't be disappointed. Courtenay also schlepped all the way out to Camp Wandawega a few months before our wedding to connect with our other vendors and check out the camp, which was above and beyond, given it's almost 2 hours from Chicago.

Everyone loved the family style food and there was plenty to go around. Catering a wedding at Camp Wandawega is no easy feat (there's no kitchen - Pure had to bring everything in), so the fact that the service was so good is impressive. They also set a beautiful table - we used their blue speckled plates, which looked awesome. I hardly had time to eat anything, but from what we heard the food was very good. It did look a bit different than at our tasting (the squash not nearly as colorful, etc), but I suppose that's what happens when you cook for 150 people without a real kitchen! The price was also right - we averaged about $85 per guest (including place settings, rentals, servers, equipment, etc.) when all was set and done.

The only downside was the bar. We gave the bartenders cocktail recipes & ingredients, which they ran out of before the end of cocktail hour (they were supposed to last the night), and then the bartenders didn't transfer the wine/liquor from the outside bar to the bar inside our tent - so when guests asked for certain drinks, the bartenders insisted they were out (when really, there was plenty still outside). If mixologists are what you're after, I would that isn't Pure's strong suit.

However, overall we were very happy. This is a mid-priced, organic, family style catering spot with no attitude - willing to do wedding pretty far outside Chicago. Hard to find and definitely good bet.
Pure Kitchen did our wedding out at Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin Labor Day Weekend 2014, and I definitely recommend them. A Read more...
Pure Kitchen did our wedding out at Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin Labor Day Weekend 2014, and I definitely recommend them. A special shout out to Courtenay - who was so responsive and a joy to work with. If ease in communication and a positive attitude from your vendors are top priorities, request Courtenay and you won't be disappointed. Courtenay also schlepped all the way out to Camp Wandawega a few months before our wedding to connect with our other vendors and check out the camp, which was above and beyond, given it's almost 2 hours from Chicago.

Everyone loved the family style food and there was plenty to go around. Catering a wedding at Camp Wandawega is no easy feat (there's no kitchen - Pure had to bring everything in), so the fact that the service was so good is impressive. They also set a beautiful table - we used their blue speckled plates, which looked awesome. I hardly had time to eat anything, but from what we heard the food was very good. It did look a bit different than at our tasting (the squash not nearly as colorful, etc), but I suppose that's what happens when you cook for 150 people without a real kitchen! The price was also right - we averaged about $85 per guest (including place settings, rentals, servers, equipment, etc.) when all was set and done.

The only downside was the bar. We gave the bartenders cocktail recipes & ingredients, which they ran out of before the end of cocktail hour (they were supposed to last the night), and then the bartenders didn't transfer the wine/liquor from the outside bar to the bar inside our tent - so when guests asked for certain drinks, the bartenders insisted they were out (when really, there was plenty still outside). If mixologists are what you're after, I would that isn't Pure's strong suit.

However, overall we were very happy. This is a mid-priced, organic, family style catering spot with no attitude - willing to do wedding pretty far outside Chicago. Hard to find and definitely good bet. Read less
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Cat
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Courtenay is the best! We got married at Greenhouse Loft in August and Pure Kitchen excitedly took on the challenge of creating a cohesive family-style meal to please both our Indian and Midwestern relatives, and we even needed a few vegan dishes to boot. PK brought great ideas to the table and made everything happen within our budget. Courtenay was such a huge help throughout the planning process, and it was easy to rely on her and PK to get things done, leaving us with low stress. Several guests mentioned the food at our wedding was the best they've ever had! Courtenay and PK were a joy to work with, and more than delivered on our wedding day!
Courtenay is the best! We got married at Greenhouse Loft in August and Pure Kitchen excitedly took on the challenge of Read more...
Courtenay is the best! We got married at Greenhouse Loft in August and Pure Kitchen excitedly took on the challenge of creating a cohesive family-style meal to please both our Indian and Midwestern relatives, and we even needed a few vegan dishes to boot. PK brought great ideas to the table and made everything happen within our budget. Courtenay was such a huge help throughout the planning process, and it was easy to rely on her and PK to get things done, leaving us with low stress. Several guests mentioned the food at our wedding was the best they've ever had! Courtenay and PK were a joy to work with, and more than delivered on our wedding day! Read less
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Mila
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I was very happy with Pure Kitchen. I was mostly sad that I didnt have time to eat more of the food! We had a family style reception. Most caterers gave us a higher price for family style, but Pure Kitchen specializes in family style and so it was cheaper for us than a plated dinner.
There were a few minor issues that came up in the service and Pure Kitchen worked with us until we were completely happy with the result.
One thing that I wish I had mentioned was that clearing the tables was not a priority. Some guests told me that their plates and glasses were cleared before they had a chance to finish eating.
I was very happy with Pure Kitchen. I was mostly sad that I didnt have time to eat more of the food! We had a family style Read more...
I was very happy with Pure Kitchen. I was mostly sad that I didnt have time to eat more of the food! We had a family style reception. Most caterers gave us a higher price for family style, but Pure Kitchen specializes in family style and so it was cheaper for us than a plated dinner.
There were a few minor issues that came up in the service and Pure Kitchen worked with us until we were completely happy with the result.
One thing that I wish I had mentioned was that clearing the tables was not a priority. Some guests told me that their plates and glasses were cleared before they had a chance to finish eating. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Excellent appetizers and entrees made with locally sourced ingredients. After looking around at other caterers Pure proved to be a great value for the money and given the quality. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of waitstaff Pure had at our wedding. It made for efficient serving of courses and clearing of tables. Our room flip, which was a bit more difficult given our decor, was completed flawlessly and on time. My wife and I would highly recommend Pure to any couples looking for a caterer for their wedding.
Excellent appetizers and entrees made with locally sourced ingredients. After looking around at other caterers Pure proved Read more...
Excellent appetizers and entrees made with locally sourced ingredients. After looking around at other caterers Pure proved to be a great value for the money and given the quality. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of waitstaff Pure had at our wedding. It made for efficient serving of courses and clearing of tables. Our room flip, which was a bit more difficult given our decor, was completed flawlessly and on time. My wife and I would highly recommend Pure to any couples looking for a caterer for their wedding. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to state how beautiful and memorable you made our wedding celebration. The food wildly exceeded our expectations, and we're still craving leftovers three months later. EVERYONE remarked about how beautiful and delicious the food was, how excellent the service was, and I've gotten numerous requests for Pure Kitchen's information for catering services since the wedding. The food was organic, beautifully prepared and presented, and pleased everyone in attendance, including our pickiest guests and our resident food snobs. The timing was perfect, cocktails and starters were pristine, and you elevated our event so that people were having a great night out, not just attending our wedding. You truly made it memorable for us. We loved it, and will be using you again for our special celebrations!!
I can't even begin to state how beautiful and memorable you made our wedding celebration. The food wildly exceeded our Read more...
I can't even begin to state how beautiful and memorable you made our wedding celebration. The food wildly exceeded our expectations, and we're still craving leftovers three months later. EVERYONE remarked about how beautiful and delicious the food was, how excellent the service was, and I've gotten numerous requests for Pure Kitchen's information for catering services since the wedding. The food was organic, beautifully prepared and presented, and pleased everyone in attendance, including our pickiest guests and our resident food snobs. The timing was perfect, cocktails and starters were pristine, and you elevated our event so that people were having a great night out, not just attending our wedding. You truly made it memorable for us. We loved it, and will be using you again for our special celebrations!! Read less
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