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Catering in Lincolnwood, IL,
(847) 982-2608
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 113 Reviews


    Emily

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  • We had our wedding at the Adler Planetarium where FFT is the exclusive vendor- and we can see why! They know all the ins- and outs- of the venue and are very thoughtful, thorough, and creative. We gave tons of ideas for what we wanted and FFT followed through on all of them. They gave us an original menu (the chef even designed some new plates for us), great guidance on other vendors, and made sure to keep track of all the tiny details along the way. Elyssa was great to work with! I would highly recommend this caterer.

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    Hi Emily! We truly appreciate your feedback on your big day! We are so happy to hear your wedding day was complimented with the beautiful Adler Planetarium and FFT catering! Our chefs really enjoyed putting some new dishes together to really make your day complete. Elyssa is one of our greatest assets and does a phenomenal job with caring for each and every detail possible when it comes to planning someone's special day! We are so happy to have been part of your wedding day and hope to work with you on future milestones !

    Donna

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  • So it’s been just over a week since my daughter’s wedding catered by FFT and I had some time to reflect as well as hear from guests. While the food was great, the services was below average, in fact, horrible. May guests waited a long time for their food (example, first table to receive salads was the last table to receive dinner, almost 1 1/2 hours and after I went to the kitchen to find out what was going on. Wait staff were in the kitchen most of the time and I had to go back again to ask them to serve coffee to tables that were waiting (response, we went to the table but no one was there at the time). Shortly after receiving their dinner, The bride, groom and maid of honor left the table for a few minutes and when they returned their untouched dinner was gone. Had a 160 guests and paid for 3 pieces per person for late night snack. FFT told me this was a lot of food however I went forward. I was shocked to hear from so many people that they had no idea there was late ... Read more

    William

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • If you are thinking of using Food For Thought, which you should do, make sure you contact Annie Schey. My daughter's wedding was at the Adler Planetarium, which was a spectacular venue. The food was very good, it was presented beautifully, and the night went off without a hitch. I think the most important part, however, was how Annie kept us on track throughout the process. We chose not to have a wedding coordinator, and in many ways, Annie filled the role.

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    William, Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words! We are so fortunate to have Annie as part of the Food For Thought Family! She really goes above and beyond to make the process from start to finish an easy for you as possible so you can really kick back and enjoy! We appreciate the opportunity to have served your daughter's wedding! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

    Meghan

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Adler Planetarium, where Food For Thought is the exclusive vendor. We are so happy we were able to utilize them as the service of the staff, the setup of the room, and the food were all incredible. We never could have imagined that our wedding would be so perfect and FFT was the main reason for that. Working with Elyssa as our FFT sales consultant she made the entire process as easy as possible for us, providing us with help tips and suggestions in order to make sure our wedding was what we had hoped for. We can’t thank FFT and Elyssa enough for making our special day even more special then we could have ever imagined. We would definitely recommend FFT for anyone’s catering needs!

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    Meghan, Thank you so much for your review! We are so proud of our staff from kitchen to sales and their service they provide to make events like yours unforgettable! Elyssa is one of our greatest assets at the Adler Planetarium due to her fine attention to detail and really thinking it through for her clients and their guests! We are so happy to hear you were able to experience her expertise for your special day! Congratulations again! We wish you the very best in your marriage!

    Deidrea

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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!

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    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

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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

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    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 ;)

    Courtney

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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!

    Katherine

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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!!

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    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.

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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!

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    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.

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Food For Thought was incredible to work with from start to finish. They created a fun and perfect tasting for us, went through many, many rounds of iterations with patience to create our perfect "stations" menu. They were really creative including items like pad thai in takeout boxes, elotes corn in mini skillets, and passed mini ice cream cones on a painter's pallete. Each station was amazing and so unique. They also helped customize specialty cocktails for us and helped advise on alcohol quantities. The whole process was fun, easy and stress-free. FFT truly made our wedding food dreams come true. So many guests told us how amazing and unique the food was. Would highly recommend to anyone!!

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    Thank you so much, Sarah. We love to hear when our clients have a great experience, stress free is the way to be! It is always so fun to hear about all the unique ideas your Sales Consultant made a reality. The creative process is one of our favorite parts! Bringing an idea to life whether it be through stations or entrees is what we are all about. Congratulations on your wedding, wishing You and Dan a lifetime of happiness!

    Renata

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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

    Jean

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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).

    Erin

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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!

    Kathrine

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • 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)!

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