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Catering in Evanston,
(847) 859-2855
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  • 28 Reviews


    Jade

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  • What can I say....The Caterist was the best part of our wedding! From the day I first reached out, they were nothing but helpful and a pleasure to work with. Ana was amazing at making sure all the little details were taken care of, every step of the way. Their food is delicious (everyone loved it!), the staff was great, and Ana made sure our wedding day went off without any hiccups! As a bride, there are so many details to think of or worry about, but Ana and her team made the whole process easy and enjoyable! I cannot say enough good things!

    Min

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  • Ana and The Caterist team did an exceptional job at the wedding I planned for two friends of mine. The whole process from the tasting to the wedding was seamless and Ana was always so responsive and professional. You can tell she truly cares for each of her clients because she paid so much attention to the little details and went above and beyond to make sure my friends' wedding day was the best day of their lives. With me being the planner and also in the wedding party, Ana was super accommodating of my schedule on the day of the wedding! Months before, she and I went over everything that I would not be able to handle such as deliveries, set ups, etc. and made me feel totally at ease leaving things in her hands. Her team also did such an amazing job - the service was impeccable and the level of professionalism was top notch. The food was also absolutely delicious. Before the tasting, my friends had a hard time choosing what exactly they wanted to serve at their wedding because the... Read more

    Sean Pritchard

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  • Ana, the team at the Caterist, and best of all - their food - made our wedding everything we wanted and more. Everything - from the tasting to the pre-wedding communication to the walk-throughs to perfectly executing everything the night of the wedding, and the unique and outstanding menu - was fantastic! We had 215 guests at our wedding and their team could not have made our guests feel more comfortable and taken care of. Without a doubt, we made the right choice by entrusting Ana and her team to make this day so special (and to make sure our guests had a meal that will be their new gold standard for wedding food)!

    Stephanie B

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  • The food at my wedding was amazing!!! Guests continue to talk about how much they loved the food (incredible flavor, fresh ingredients, and perfect warm temperature when served), which was so important to me. Working with Ana was an absolute pleasure. I could ask her anything and everything (and believe me, I did), even the smallest of details, and she addressed all of my questions and provided options to fit my budget and preference. From start to finish, I made many changes to the menu/proposal as I changed my mind several times during the wedding planning process, but Ana was always willing to make the updates. In the beginning when requesting a quote from The Caterist, I gave them a broad type of cuisine that I wanted (Mediterranean, and all gluten-free) and discussed my vision. The proposal came back as a beautifully put together presentation with elevated menu items described in such a delicious way, highlighting fancy and unique flavors/ingredients. I was so impressed and ... Read more

    Samantha Cornelius

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  • My husband and I got married 1 week ago at the Woman's Club of Evanston. We worked with The Caterist (Ana was the main contact) for our event planning, bar tending service, event production and all food. First off, Ana is a great event planner and we communicated efficiently which greatly help me and my busy schedule. Second, the even went off with out any issues, it was my perfect wedding day and I know The Caterist was busting their butts in th background to make that happen. The food was also awesome, both at cocktail hour and dinner. I was so happy we went with The Caterist all-in-one services. It helped having one point of contact and they pulled off our event better than I could have expected. I would definitely recommend them for any Chicagoland area brides!

    Jenni

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  • Erin and the staff did a great job. Food was excellent and worked within our budget. Would recommend.

    Amy

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  • We were thrilled with our wedding catering experience with the Caterist from start to finish! Ana was amazing and always went above and beyond for us. They blew us away with the initial tasting—which was a perfectly styled, decadent feast where we were served every food item we were considering—and kept that standard of service throughout our time with them. After our initial meeting, there was no way we could even consider another caterer. Ana worked hard to find the best setup for our budget and tastes, and she worked closely with our venue coordinator to make sure the evening went off absolutely seamlessly. She was the most responsive and helpful vendor we worked with. And most importantly, the food and custom cocktails were amazing and our guests loved it! Ana and her team were so incredibly thoughtful about every detail from beginning to end—at the end of the night, they even gave us breakfast boxes for the next morning. Our only regret is that we, as the bride and groom try... Read more

    Kathleen Mcgarrigle

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  • The Caterest is on the recommended caterer list for the venue we selected for our September wedding. From the first tasting, we realized the food would not only be creatively served and displayed but absolutely delicious. Ana stuck with us as we added to or changed the menu and the rental items. (A few times!) My husband is Jewish and so were many of our guests, which required creativity with menu items and how things needed to be served which the Chef accommodated without a problem. Our guests loved everything from the passed hor d’oeuvres to the chef stations with complimenting salads. Our vision of a free flowing reception was realized. The final touches of the sweets and coffee table to the late night snack; our guests will be talking about our wedding, specifically the amazing food, service and venue, for quite some time!

    Natalie

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  • We did a tasting with The Caterist in December and our wedding was the following July. We had already put a down-payment with another caterer, which we were not happy with so we were on the search for a new one. The Caterist worked with us on what we wanted which aligned with our budget. Not over budget, but within budget, as a lot of caterers try to sell you on more and up-charge for everything. At the tasting, we were absolutely blown away! The food is more than amazing and the set up and care they take to make the tasting special is above nothing else. They set it up to show you what you would see and experience at your wedding. My fiance at the time, was not going to go, as he was tired of doing wedding stuff. He was blown away with the food and said he would have missed out. Ana and Cristina are very accommodating, professional, patient and organized. They know what they are doing 100%. Our day had some hitches with our wedding coordinator, but Ana and Cristina had a back up plan ... Read more

    Joshua

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  • Extraordinary food, service, and attention! Working with Erin was a pleasure. She helped craft a custom menu to bring in elements from Chicago to make our wedding extra special. Erin was super responsive, gave us a TON of excellent recommendations to ensure our cocktail hour and reception went smoothly, and helped come up with a few new custom elements. Also, great work making our special signature drink a HUGE hit. We loved working with Erin and the team at Caterist.

    heather

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  • We had an amazing experience working with The Caterist. From our very first interactions until last call on our wedding night, Ana and The Caterist team were supportive, professional and very accommodating. We live in California, so planning an out of state wedding was not easy, but Ana took the lead and gave us great advice on food choices, catering styles and even timeline decisions to keep our guests happy and well taken care of throughout the night. We did not have a wedding planner, so Ana was incredibly helpful in the planning process. She gave us tons of advice on ordering quantities, rentals choices and even floor plan. We were able to relax on our wedding day, because we felt confident that they would do a wonderful job making our vision come true. The food was delicious and the catering staff and bartender took excellent care of us, our friends and our family.

    Jackie

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  • I contacted the Caterist to pick up an event for 200 people after another caterer fell through at the last minute. It was a stroke of luck. Cristina was extremely professional and quickly arranged my buffet event. The food was delicious, salad extremely fresh and desserts were fantastic. Not your typical catered meal. Everything arrived on time, perfect temperature. I could not have been happier and highly recommend the Caterist.

    diane

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  • ana and her team were top notch. we are super high maintenance and have been in client service all our lives and she and her staff exceeded EVERY expectation. they were wise, caring, and helpful throughout the entire process but especially when despite all our best efforts things got so so busy at the end. they dealt with last minute issues so gracefully and fully that we never even knew they happened until well after the event. now that is awesome service. also, i am gluten intolerant and they made every single thing GF and adjusted/accommodated beautifully for our guests who had other food allergies. and chris their awesome chef made a new recipe, from scratch for GF CHURROS, yes churros, with hot chocolate sauce or caramle sauce that were literally out of this world yummy and we live in san francisco and foodie ridiculousness folks so we know our stuff if you will. and those churros were literally the best thing desert wise i've ever had. my mouth is watering typing this. even my ne... Read more

    Rebecca

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  • We used the Caterist for our wedding reception and we're SO glad we did. We had rave reviews of the food from our guests and the quality was so fresh! The Caterist provided passed hors d'ouevres during cocktail hour and plated dinners for our reception. They were responsible for turning our event space from the wedding ceremony into the reception and they completed that very smoothly. All the staff were very professional and made sure everyone received what they ordered. We had some guests with dietary restrictions and they were well looked after. We worked with Erin who was great at communicating especially closer to the wedding when the details were sorted out. She responded very quickly to our emails with questions. She is very flexible and has a lot of experience but the highlight of this company is the food and service. We still have people telling us how much they liked the food and that was one thing that was very important to me! Highly recommend this catering company for any e... Read more

    KK

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  • The Caterist Chicago has been catering an annual event I've planned for seven years now. Crisitna and her staff are incredibly proffesional. With a variety of menu selectons they only use fresh "real" ingredients which always results with a delishes meal. My event is somewhat difficult to cater because we do not have a kitchen at the venue. Cristina & her staff set up a make-shift kitchen and it works beautifully.

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