Find Local Wedding Vendors

Discover and connect with wedding vendors that share your taste and your budget. With trusted reviews, you can rest easy that your wedding day will be as beautiful as you envisioned.

Catering in Lincolnwood, IL,
(847) 982-2608
Overall Rating
4.8 out of 5
Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • 108 Reviews


    Deidrea

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I could not of dreamed up a better Caterer for my wedding! FFT was absolutely incredible to work with! From the first conversation, to the tasting and of course the big day they were amazing! Lorena was so flexible and always listened to concerns and questions. Having a complete custom menu was so special to me. I probably changed the menu a million times and Lorena was always so cool about it! I HIGHLY recommend FFT. Thank you for being such a huge part of making my wedding a dream come true!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Deidrea! We are delighted to hear your wedding day was a dream come true! Lorena is one of our greatest assets when it comes to updates and really understanding your needs and creating a custom menu to exceed your expectations! It is great to hear you experienced the true FFT experience! We love making moments unforgettable!

    Ryan

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • My husband and I got married at the Adler Planetarium, for whom Food For Thought is the exclusive vendor. I was fairly apprehensive about having a proper, fancy wedding at first. It just didn't seem worth the cost or the effort. But I changed my tune pretty quickly after meeting Annie, our FFT sales consultant. She was charming, professional, and quick to respond to my inquiries. She was instrumental in keeping my head on straight throughout the entire planning process. The rest of the FFT staff was similarly awesome. And then there's the food! I've hated polenta my whole life, but those folks made me a believer. Multiple guests approached me at the reception to say, "That was the best steak I've ever had." Several of those guests were from Brazil; you know your red-meat game is on point when actual Brazilians start complimenting your steaks. Hats off to you, Food For Thought, and thank you for everything. And hey, if this marriage doesn't work out, I already know who to c... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Ryan, Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear your wedding was able to go off seamlessly. Annie is a star and knows all the ends and outs of The Adler! It is a beautiful venue and pairs well with amazing food. We love hearing about your polenta story, we are firm believers that anything is good when it is prepared correctly. We eat to live over here at Food For Thought! Sending all the best to You and Marco. Cheers to a long marriage and hoping we will see you next for an anniversary party ;)

    Katherine

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • FFT was simply wonderful to work with for my wedding. Lorena Kennedy was professional and very thorough. Our tasting was such an enjoyable experience. Lorena took the time to listen to our requests and nailed our menu!! The drink options were also outstanding. I had many compliments from our wedding guests on both the food and beverages on hand. The staff was friendly, fun, and helpful the day of the wedding. They also did a beautiful job with the table arrangements and place settings were lovely. I also love that FFT makes a point to be as locally sourced as possible and green. I would HIGHLY recommend working with FFT for your wedding!!

    responded with the following comments.

    Katherine, thank you for the review. We are so thrilled that you not only enjoyed your special day but also the time leading up to it. Lorena is a great asset on our team and it brings us joy to know that her Clients feel the same way. We do pride ourselves on our use of products that not only taste good but that do good! Weddings are stressful but the food is the best part! Congratulations again, wishing you all the best in your marriage.

    Courtney

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Food for Thought was so accommodating throughout the whole wedding planning process. My husband and I got married on June 23rd, 2018, and we were able to create a custom menu that was tailored to both of us. Food for Thought did a great job incorporating my husband’s Cuban culture into the cuisine. Everyone from the venue coordinator to the service staff and food was incredible! Annie, at 19 East, helped to coordinate all the vendors coming in and helped with all of the small details. She was easy to work with, and was able to create our ideal day! I cannot tell you how many guests came up to me to comment how amazing the service staff was. The courses came out so quickly, which we asked for. Because of the outstanding service, we were able to be on the dance floor that much longer. Thank you Food for Thought! It was an amazing day!

    Katie

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Lorena and the team at Food for Thought are accessible, flexible, professional, and downright wonderful to work with. Our wedding meals were absolutely delicious, we received so many compliments! The service and finishing touches were impeccable. Since our reception was on Cinco de Mayo, Lorena also helped us craft some fitting themes into the appetizers, snacks and desserts. You will eat well with this company!

    responded with the following comments.

    Katie, thank you for the review. We are so happy our service was as good as it looked. The photos from your wedding are simply stunning! Lorena makes it all look easy but behind the scenes she is always working hard to make sure her clients are happy and can thoroughly enjoy their special day. Wishing all the best to Phil and Yourself. We hope those shoes made it through the day - SO cute.

    Renata

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Dana, our sales rep was extremely easy to work with. She is a great listener, very responsive, helpful and available. The service was great and food was delicious. Very reasonably priced compared to the other competitors we researched. We highly recommend them! Just keep in mind that appetizers are just one bite size.

    Tom

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I first want to say that anyone who is reading this looking for potential caterers for their wedding, this is the one you want. Food For Thought catered our wedding in September 2017 and they were absolutely amazing in every single way. From the food tasting earlier in the year to the service on our wedding day, everything was top-notch. The passed appetizers and the main dishes were all delicious, and they were able to accommodate all of our little requests to ensure that everything was how we had envisioned. The food tasted just as good as it did during the tasting, which I'm sure is not always the case and not the easiest thing to accomplish when you are cooking dishes in bulk for large events such as weddings. Every single detail, from the temperature of the food to the professionalism of the staff and everything in between, was seriously perfect. Kendall was so incredibly helpful every step of the way, and our experience with Food For Thought wouldn't have been the same wi... Read more

    Courtenay

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Oh my gosh, where to start. Jody is THE best! She is so organized and always keeps on top of things for you. There were check in email to make sure we were on the same page, which made me feel comfortable through out the planning process. Chef Ann is awesome as well! My guests all said the food was phenomenal!! And the venue is just beautiful, outdoor and indoor are perfect places to have your special day. Cannot recommend enough!

    Erin

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • We had a great experience. My sales consultant was super personable, helpful with my many, many changes of decisions and the food was delish. We got so many compliments from our guests!

    Jean

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • First of all, the food is AMAZING. Everyone was raving over the appetizers, main course, and late night snacks from our wedding. (Get the bacon wrapped dates, guys. You're welcome). I need to give Lorena a shout out. She was so helpful, responsive, and organized! You can really tell that she loves what she does and cares about your event as much as you do. She felt like an old friend very quickly. I couldn't recommend Food For Thought more. (But seriously, get the bacon wrapped dates).

    Barbara

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Food for Thought was our caterer for our wedding at The Adler Planetarium. I can't say enough good things about them! The food was fantastic, the staff was so attentive and Elyssa was a dream to work with!

    responded with the following comments.

    Barbara, thank you for the review. The Adler is a beautiful venue and we are lucky to be the exclusive caterer. So glad to hear your special day went well and Elyssa was there for you every step of the way!

    Alexandra

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Food for Thought was great to work with and we highly recommend them. The food, service, presentation and everything else FFT provided was perfect and made our big day a hit. We are still getting compliments from guests about the food at the wedding! Prices were also reasonable and were either lower, or about the same as other companies we were looking at. We worked with Lorena for our wedding at the South Shore Cultural Center this August. From the first point of contact with Lorena, she was extremely responsive and helpful. We had a certain meal style in mind, and we were having no luck being able to execute with other catering companies. Lorena worked closely, and patiently, with us to design our menu and it ended up working out exactly like what wanted! She was very helpful in providing her professional experience/opinions as well, when deciding between options when we weren’t sure what would work best, and was also great at providing insight into where we could save some mone... Read more

    Kathrine

    reviews
    4.8 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Hiring Food for Thought was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We wanted to have a cocktail style reception with a dinner-ish amount of food, which was a concept that some vendors weren't excited about but Lorena was committed to making work from the first time we met. The tasting was amazing and really showcased the kind of quality we could expect at the reception. The food at the reception was perfect–we got many compliments about it. We appreciated Food for Thought's commitment to sustainability, as well–it was one of our deciding factors when hiring them. They were flexible with changes and their prices were fair–we would hire them again in a second (and if we have a catered party again, we will)!

    Lisa

    reviews
    4.8 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Dana guided us through our entire wedding process. She was so efficient and made us feel completely confident in FFT. Nathan was onsite on the day of our wedding and was just as responsive, organized and so pleasant! The food was delicious and the staff excellent. All our guests raved about the caterer. We will definitely use them for other parties and even work functions. Many thanks to FFT for making our special day extra special!

    Melissa

    reviews
    4.7 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • While our reception was far from perfect - our DJ arrived late and was so drunk he could not set up his equipment, plays songs, or even walk straight - however, Jesseca handled everything to the point that she was mistaken for the venue’s event coordinator. Not only did she help my friend/event coordinator correct the seating chart, tablescapes that were placed haphazardly, alert us when hard alcohol was running low, she also acted as our DJ due to the one hired being unable to do anything! She quite literally saved the day! On top of that, the food was beyond delicious, our guests could not stop gushing and my brother helped himself to a second serving as there was a no-show at his table. The chef came out and greeted me after the meal and the waitstaff was very friendly.

    responded with the following comments.

    Melissa, first off thank you for the review. We always love to hear when our staff goes above and beyond. We are also glad to know that among all the stress on your special day we were able to help overcome some it. Jesseca is an awesome member of our team and we are happy to have shared her with you!

    Find Amazing Vendors
    render_sticky_availability_button