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True Cuisine

Wood Dale , IL
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235 E Irving Park Road
Wood Dale, IL 60191 US (map)

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630-690-3201

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ABOUT US

With over 30 years of experience, True Cuisine caters to all brides within the Chicagoland downtown and subruban areas. Pairing with such venues as the Danada House and Loft on Lake,... Read more
With over 30 years of experience, True Cuisine caters to all brides within the Chicagoland downtown and subruban areas. Pairing with such venues as the Danada House and Loft on Lake, True Cuisine can customize this special time for each and every bride, creating her dream come true. Being a fully custom caterer allows True Cuisine the chance to create unique menus, and recreate family recipes for all of the family's guests to enjoy. From engagement parties to bridal showers, wedding day cocktails to post wedding brunches, True Cuisine can create custom wedding packages that provides assistance to brides rather than heartache, as much or as little as they need. Read less
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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?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We are one of the only caterers int he Chicagoland area that offer complete tastings to our clients prior to any deposit or contract. We understand the importance of pleasing your and your guests' tastebeds, therefore we our very confident in our foods' ability to please.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
Yes. Many of our pre-set wedding packages include the Wedding Cake. This can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. We ask for a drawing of the cake that your dreams wish for, and you may work hand in hand with our pastry chef in ensurings that wish comes true.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
Brides may bring in their wedding cake and/or sweet buffet. There is no extra charge for cake cutting.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We are licensed in DuPage County and with the State of Illinois.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
We have a plentiful array of bar packages, including Premium or Standard Full Bars, Beer, Wine, and Soda Only Bars, or simply packages that allow the client to bring in their own liquor while we provide garnishes and ice. True Cuisine does not have a corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We can work with the client to arrange rentals that softly compliment the decor of the tables.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
True Cuisine receives just as many compliments on our staff as on our food. We have an outstanding staff, that is there when needed yet not too populated throughout the crowd.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
2500

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
From the start, Sandra Mendez at True Cuisine was very responsive and easy to work with. We found their pricing to be lower than other catering companies for great quality food. Sandra also picked up all my décor from me the Friday before our wedding so that I didn't have to worry about getting it to the venue myself.

The only negative about our wedding night was finding out that the bar closed for 1.5 hours during dinner...meaning that no one was serving wine to our guests at dinner and no one had a drink for toasts. This was a surprise to us at our reception when our DJ came running over to say that it was time for toasts but no one had drinks. We had no idea!
From the start, Sandra Mendez at True Cuisine was very responsive and easy to work with. We found their pricing to be Read more...
From the start, Sandra Mendez at True Cuisine was very responsive and easy to work with. We found their pricing to be lower than other catering companies for great quality food. Sandra also picked up all my décor from me the Friday before our wedding so that I didn't have to worry about getting it to the venue myself.

The only negative about our wedding night was finding out that the bar closed for 1.5 hours during dinner...meaning that no one was serving wine to our guests at dinner and no one had a drink for toasts. This was a surprise to us at our reception when our DJ came running over to say that it was time for toasts but no one had drinks. We had no idea! Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We researched several caterers before choosing one for our wedding. Many really weren't interested in working with us as we had planned a small wedding. When we went out for quotes we originally said 40 people. Sandra was more than willing to work with a party of our size. As soon as we met Sandra at our tasting we knew we had picked our caterer! The food was OUTSTANDING! We spent 9 months just waiting to eat the delicious food again! Sandra was VERY helpful throughout the process. She was responsive and always willing to make changes when needed. I turned into what one might call a "Groomzilla" before it was over and I think Sandra made at least 5 revisions to our quote prior to the big day! On the big day everything went perfectly and the food got rave reviews! Oh and I almost forgot...the VALUE! My husband and I still talk about what a great deal we got! What others might consider "extras" were included with True Cuisine. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an outstanding catering company with great value!
We researched several caterers before choosing one for our wedding. Many really weren't interested in working with us as Read more...
We researched several caterers before choosing one for our wedding. Many really weren't interested in working with us as we had planned a small wedding. When we went out for quotes we originally said 40 people. Sandra was more than willing to work with a party of our size. As soon as we met Sandra at our tasting we knew we had picked our caterer! The food was OUTSTANDING! We spent 9 months just waiting to eat the delicious food again! Sandra was VERY helpful throughout the process. She was responsive and always willing to make changes when needed. I turned into what one might call a "Groomzilla" before it was over and I think Sandra made at least 5 revisions to our quote prior to the big day! On the big day everything went perfectly and the food got rave reviews! Oh and I almost forgot...the VALUE! My husband and I still talk about what a great deal we got! What others might consider "extras" were included with True Cuisine. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an outstanding catering company with great value! Read less
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Janina
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff was very helpful from a few months before the wedding until the day of. The food was ridiculously good. EVERYONE gave me compliments on the food. I could have not asked for more. Excellent food and service. We were also very pleased with the open bar. Great selection and also very affordable.
The staff was very helpful from a few months before the wedding until the day of. The food was ridiculously good. EVERYONE Read more...
The staff was very helpful from a few months before the wedding until the day of. The food was ridiculously good. EVERYONE gave me compliments on the food. I could have not asked for more. Excellent food and service. We were also very pleased with the open bar. Great selection and also very affordable. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I will start by saying that I'm an event planner for an association, so I was looking to partner with someone that wanted to be creative and plan a wedding that was unique with tons of fabulous food. When I met Maria, I knew immediately that she was my girl!

We did not want a traditional sit down dinner but rather interactive stations with different food served throughout the night. Maria not only understood my vision, but I think she was more excited about it than I was! She came up with the most interesting but approachable menu right off the bat. We did a couple tastings, and she listened and adapted along the way to make sure that every detail was exactly as we wanted. Our wedding was over 2 months ago and I'm still getting comments about how delicious the food was!

Maria also handled all of our rentals. I had a pretty specific vision, but also a budget. She worked with her trusted partners to come up with the most unique serving pieces, seating options, and decor to transform our blank slate venue (Ignite Glass Studio) - all while keeping my budget top of mind. I loved when she walked us into the reception space before we opened it up to our guests - it was exactly as I envisioned it would be but better!

Maria was so responsive throughout the entire process. You can tell that she loves her work and is especially passionate about weddings. This also holds true for all of the staff she brought in for our big day. If I put my drink down for a second, one of her staff had a fresh one waiting for me! Everyone is still raving about the service and how friendly each and every person was that night.

I could not imagine planning with anyone else, and if you work with Maria, you do not need to hire a wedding planner because she does it all! Maria and her staff were amazing from start to finish and I would recommend them for any type of event. Especially if you allow her to show her creative side and do something fun and out of the ordinary!
I will start by saying that I'm an event planner for an association, so I was looking to partner with someone that wanted Read more...
I will start by saying that I'm an event planner for an association, so I was looking to partner with someone that wanted to be creative and plan a wedding that was unique with tons of fabulous food. When I met Maria, I knew immediately that she was my girl!

We did not want a traditional sit down dinner but rather interactive stations with different food served throughout the night. Maria not only understood my vision, but I think she was more excited about it than I was! She came up with the most interesting but approachable menu right off the bat. We did a couple tastings, and she listened and adapted along the way to make sure that every detail was exactly as we wanted. Our wedding was over 2 months ago and I'm still getting comments about how delicious the food was!

Maria also handled all of our rentals. I had a pretty specific vision, but also a budget. She worked with her trusted partners to come up with the most unique serving pieces, seating options, and decor to transform our blank slate venue (Ignite Glass Studio) - all while keeping my budget top of mind. I loved when she walked us into the reception space before we opened it up to our guests - it was exactly as I envisioned it would be but better!

Maria was so responsive throughout the entire process. You can tell that she loves her work and is especially passionate about weddings. This also holds true for all of the staff she brought in for our big day. If I put my drink down for a second, one of her staff had a fresh one waiting for me! Everyone is still raving about the service and how friendly each and every person was that night.

I could not imagine planning with anyone else, and if you work with Maria, you do not need to hire a wedding planner because she does it all! Maria and her staff were amazing from start to finish and I would recommend them for any type of event. Especially if you allow her to show her creative side and do something fun and out of the ordinary! Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I love to cook and enjoy good food. We wanted spectacular food for our wedding - not just your typical wedding food. In addition, we wanted a unique menu.

With the help of Maria and the chefs at True Cuisine, we were able to create a perfect menu for our wedding.

In addition to their flexibility, the food delivered was exceptional. It was not your typical wedding steak and dry chicken with a white sauce. It was flavorful and cooked right there.

Lastly, they were less expensive than some of the other vendors we looked at - that when we did the tasting did have dry chicken.

Maria was exceptional in her communication, adding ideas to the table and overall attitude to our wedding!
My husband and I love to cook and enjoy good food. We wanted spectacular food for our wedding - not just your typical Read more...
My husband and I love to cook and enjoy good food. We wanted spectacular food for our wedding - not just your typical wedding food. In addition, we wanted a unique menu.

With the help of Maria and the chefs at True Cuisine, we were able to create a perfect menu for our wedding.

In addition to their flexibility, the food delivered was exceptional. It was not your typical wedding steak and dry chicken with a white sauce. It was flavorful and cooked right there.

Lastly, they were less expensive than some of the other vendors we looked at - that when we did the tasting did have dry chicken.

Maria was exceptional in her communication, adding ideas to the table and overall attitude to our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.7/5.0
They ran out of food at my wedding and we were hit with many unexpected fees when we were issued the final contract a few days before the wedding. They offered to reimburse us for the food running out, but then only gave us 1/2 the amount promised because we needed to pay extra for their staff staying late that evening. Yikes.

Please, do yourself a favor and go with any other caterer you can find. The worst decision I made was hiring them for my wedding.
They ran out of food at my wedding and we were hit with many unexpected fees when we were issued the final contract a few Read more...
They ran out of food at my wedding and we were hit with many unexpected fees when we were issued the final contract a few days before the wedding. They offered to reimburse us for the food running out, but then only gave us 1/2 the amount promised because we needed to pay extra for their staff staying late that evening. Yikes.

Please, do yourself a favor and go with any other caterer you can find. The worst decision I made was hiring them for my wedding. Read less
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caborojo10
Wedding:
4/23/2011
4.0/5.0
The food that True Cuisine served was delicious, we had so many compliments especially on the vegetarian entree. The staff was pleasant and responsive but I felt they were a little slow and did not keep the wine coming as I would have liked.
The food that True Cuisine served was delicious, we had so many compliments especially on the vegetarian entree. The staff Read more...
The food that True Cuisine served was delicious, we had so many compliments especially on the vegetarian entree. The staff was pleasant and responsive but I felt they were a little slow and did not keep the wine coming as I would have liked. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
We wanted to do some different things than the typical wedding catering. For example, we served deep dish pizza and ice cream cake from alternate sources. We also bought alcohol directly from a retail store. Even though we were outsourcing some of the food (and thus cutting down on their revenue), Susan and the staff at True Cuisine were incredibly helpful and completely flexible. They did a fantastic job of setting up all of the food, making the presentation look great, and trying to help us out by keeping costs as low as possible. Based on our experience, I would highly recommend them, especially to other couples who have some "odd" food requests for their reception!
We wanted to do some different things than the typical wedding catering. For example, we served deep dish pizza and ice Read more...
We wanted to do some different things than the typical wedding catering. For example, we served deep dish pizza and ice cream cake from alternate sources. We also bought alcohol directly from a retail store. Even though we were outsourcing some of the food (and thus cutting down on their revenue), Susan and the staff at True Cuisine were incredibly helpful and completely flexible. They did a fantastic job of setting up all of the food, making the presentation look great, and trying to help us out by keeping costs as low as possible. Based on our experience, I would highly recommend them, especially to other couples who have some "odd" food requests for their reception! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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RW16
Wedding:
2/16/2008
4.3/5.0
It was a beautiful day. I could not have been more happy with the outcome of the such a special day. I will definitely be using True Cuisine in the future for other events. The food was amazing and everyone was asking who the caterers were. Thanks again for a wonderful evening!
It was a beautiful day. I could not have been more happy with the outcome of the such a special day. I will definitely be Read more...
It was a beautiful day. I could not have been more happy with the outcome of the such a special day. I will definitely be using True Cuisine in the future for other events. The food was amazing and everyone was asking who the caterers were. Thanks again for a wonderful evening! Read less
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