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Catering in Chicago,
(312) 829-3663
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 38 Reviews


    User6539729

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  • Though our food was good and well received by our guests my husband and I were disappointed. The service from the staff was less than satisfactory. Our direct contract will Jewell was rude and inconsiderate. Our things were treated with disrespect and so was the timeline for our event. Yet, we were made to believe it was our fault. I had heard such great things about them and trusted that good word. I regret my choice to use them and will sure to advise others to use a different caterer.

    User4254708

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    5 out of 5
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  • I worked with Jenna and Dana for our October 2015 wedding. Jewell Events offered an extensive and customizable menu offering at a competitive price. Upon our tasting, it was clear how attentive to detail they are. We walked into our appointment and the table was already set with the settings we selected. Dana walked us through a few of our different menu choices and had honest responses about a couple of our potential options (i.e. ice cream cookie sandwich was messy). Every question we had they were able to accommodate or offer a recommendation (like my ideas for a solid chocolate menu as a favor and groom's "cake" doughnuts (which ended up being served alongside the coffee station...genius!). Dana attended our walk-through with our venue coordinator, and again their attention to detail shined as questions regarding bar placement, quantity of chairs in each row for the ceremony (since we were doing a few rentals through them as well), and more solidified our plans and calmed some pre-... Read more

    User6585107

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    5 out of 5
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  • We worked with Jenna and Dana for our wedding. From the very beginning, both were extremely accommodating. As we planned our destination wedding in Chicago while living in two different cities, both Jenna and Dana were quick to respond by email and put together a beautiful tasting although only one of us could make it. We worked together to develop a menu that really fit our needs and wants, and they were happy to meet our financial constraints with discounts and some complimentary items. On the day of, we ran into a problem with the color of our linens, but both Jenna and Dana apologized and offered compensation to make amends. We went to many tastings and came away with the best option in a crowded and highly competitive Chicago wedding market. We are very thankful to have worked with Jenna and Dana! Thank you.

    Kora

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    5 out of 5
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  • "My goal was to have my wedding guests enjoy quality food and drinks, to delight in great conversations over smells and tastes… Jewell Catering was exactly what we were looking for. They did an unbelievable job from the hors d'Oeuvres to the desserts, our guests were delighted! Jewell Catering created a team to design and serve one of the best tasting meals I have had. Jenna was the head of the team at Jewell. She communicated flawlessly to myself, the rest of her team, and the wedding planner. Together she planned for us to enjoy passed hors d'Oeuvres , a raw bar (that our guests still rave about), a skirt steak station, hand-picked salads with a layered tower, champagne toast, gourmet bread baskets, steak house-inspired entrees, children's menu, coffee and dessert stations, vendor meals, spirits, and an amazing cake! Our guest smelled the steaks cooking and tasted the rich foods with awe. the presentation was beautiful. Jewell Events Catering is a one-stop shop for food, drinks, a... Read more

    Alison

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    5 out of 5
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  • My fiancé (now husband) and I chose George Jewell through a preferred vendor list provided by our venue (the Chicago History Museum). We went in for our first tasting and immediately were blown away by the food, and Dana’s professionalism. We had such a hard time narrowing down the hors d’oeuvres to six from seven that we moved the extra to our late night snack. When we went in for a second tasting to re-try the beef course the chef had created 3 brand new options for us to try. Throughout the process Dana was very helpful and always responded to emails promptly. She was so easy to work with and had great ideas. The night of the wedding she not only put a tray of hors d’oeuvres in the bridal suite for me and my fiancé to snack on before the craziness began, but she also had the kitchen quickly whip up something for my 6 year old nephew to eat preventing a major meltdown. We highly recommend George Jewell!!! And ask for Dana, she is great !

    Linda

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    5 out of 5
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  • I was so happy with Jewell from Day 1. We selected the Rookery as our venue - which only works with two caterers: Jewell and Blue Plate. Immediately Kristin and Dana responded to my inquiry and asked about all our vision they knew who we were and what we were looking for before I even got the automated welcome response from Blue Plate. Throughout the whole process Kristin and Dana worked with us on various changes and answered our hundreds of questions very promptly. Not to mention they are such sweethearts and great to work with! Would I recommend? ABSOLUTELY!

    User2522205

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    5 out of 5
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  • After looking at many different caterers and going to several tastings, we came to Jewell, and realized immediately how wonderful they are. The food is extremely high quality, tastes great, and is beautifully arranged. We got tons of compliments from our guests, who said it was the best wedding food they had eaten. In addition to all that, our catering manager Gregory was so much fun to work with, answered all of my many questions beforehand, and took care of all the little details that will make you crazy but you don't have time to think about on the day of. Although they charge a little bit more than some other places, the superior food and service makes it an extremely worthwhile investment -- we are absolutely thrilled with the job they did.

    Teresa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Jewell Weddings, a division of Jewell Events Catering, is an excellent choice for a wedding reception vendor. In May, 2012, Jewell provided buffet service for our daughter’s event but it was the preparation leading up to the wedding that sets them apart. Dana Konya, our event coordinator with Jewell, along with administrator Tim Garcia helped us navigate a sticky situation when an unprecedented world event caused upheaval in the event business in Chicago. Also, in the planning stages, Dana and the chef were very accommodating when we wanted to use family recipes and some home grown food for the party and the Jewell staff fixed them to perfection. Because we had to shift venues just a couple months before the wedding, there was lots of communication and Dana was quick to reply and help, a much valued attribute as so many previous arrangements had to be scuttled and new plans had to come together quickly. Finally, Dana’s warm smile and easy manner helped this mother of the bride e... Read more

    Deborah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Dana Konya was the wedding coordinator for my daughter's wedding at The Rookery on 9/17/11. Dana & her team are simply wonderful! From the beginning, Dana was responsive, creative, & fun to work with - an absolute delight & a true professional. She managed to take our vision & turn it into an even more beautiful reality. Her advice, suggestions & referrals were all spot-on. I was complimented all night on how perfect everything was - venue, food, lighting - all was perfection! I also want to recognize the wait staff. The service was absolutely flawless from start to finish. I am not aware of a single glitch & if there was one - it was transparent to me & I don't want to know about it!

    Meg

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    5 out of 5
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  • We have gotten countless compliments on both the food itself as well as the service. The folks at Jewell Events really worked with us from the start to make the reception so memorable, and worked within our budget without being snooty. Our tasting was fantastic and while the choices were somewhat overwhelming everything was delicious and they helped us to choose our menu. The food we had at the reception matched what we had for the tasting, so everything was great. The bartenders were professional and quick. What was impressive is that they somehow could keep track of what guests were drinking and had drinks ready for them before they got up to the bar.The whole experience was flawless, you won't regret working with Jewell

    Leyla

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  • We had a wedding reception at The Rookery building and Jewell Catering was the only catering company for the venue. We couldn't be happy with the service and flexibility with Jewell! We wanted a few items that were not on Jewell's list of dishes and they were able to make it happen. We had such a great time at our tasting and Jewell Catering told us our guests will leave satisfied and full. And they were right! Our guests are still raving about our wedding menu, the desserts and the late night snacks! and we owe it all to Jewell. Thank you Dana, Gregory and Kristen!

    Laura

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • I worked with Kristin and Stephanie for my September 2015 wedding and was thrilled with the food at our wedding. My husband and I were very excited about how professional Jewell was which included the ability to drop off all our centerpieces and alcohol for our bar since our venue was a BYOB location. If I had not been able to bring all those items two days ahead of the wedding I am sure I would have been a "bridezilla" on the day of the event. But instead I was able to trust that all my directions were carried out by Stephanie on the day of the event. The only point I deducted was on flexibility due to Stephanie being the coordinator on the day of the event, while Kristin had been the person I was in correspondence the most and met with multiple times about all the details to my event. So I felt some of the details had not been passed off between the two gals for the day of the event. But overall these details are minor and I am thrilled looking back at the event of how everythi... Read more

    Chuck

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Overall the experience with Jewel catering was fantastic. They had a great food selection and were very flexible to meet our needs. The venue, the rookery, was a bit challenging as they have no ability to maintain temperature of food (hot or cold) other than transportation containers which resulted in the food being warm and not hot... but it wasn't noticed by the guests as everything tasted fantastic. The service at the wedding was good - but could have been managed a bit better. We had several flavors of cake that were "order on demand" buy guests which made cake delivery a bit difficult - but they pulled it off for the most part. Without that complexity I believe everything would have gone off flawlessly. I would highly recommend jewel catering to anyone planning an event!

    User2699195

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Jewell Catering was definitely the “jewel” vendor at our wedding. We had a complicated, Indian wedding at a downtown Chicago park and I was so impressed with how easy Dana and her team made the complicated process look. I would say the caterers had 70% of the effort of our wedding from bringing in everything from tables to forks on to an island, to even passing out mango popsicles to our guests with 5 days notice. They also managed the Indian food subcontractor effortlessly. I don’t think I can remember a single thing that was missing that day from Jewell’s performance or service and I think that is the biggest testament to a great vendor- when you don’t ever notice that they are there because everything is working just as you planned. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jewell for any wedding, large or small!

    Susan

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Everything about our wedding with Jewell Events Catering was wonderful. Dana and Gregory helped make our day run so smoothly and enabled us to not have to worry about a single thing. I tend to have difficulty with patience in our extremely electronic world, but both Dana and Gregory ensured that everything was exactly how we wanted it for our wedding. They met all the dietary needs of our guest without even a question! They were wonderful! The food was great! The Service was great! Thanks Jewell Events for exceeding our expectations!

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