Calihan Catering emphasizes creative gourmet cuisine, impeccable service and innovative event concepts that set the mood and spirit for memorable events. For over twenty five years our clients have come to rely on our gourmet culinary expertise for intimate dinners, personalized weddings, corporate events, social fundraisers and contractual dining.
Our Chicago based company has catered events of 2-5,000 guests in a vast array of venues. We are one of Chicago's largest private catering facilities with a renovated 20,000-square-foot building — including an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art kitchen — on Goose Island.
The unique Calihan mindset begins with the desire to make each event completely distinct. There is no repetition of menus or creative concepts, no boilerplate menus, or pre-set, cookie-cutter options to limit your choices. Memorable, customized events are our goal.
Signature touches include the use of the highest quality seasonal ingredients, delivering exactly what was promised, working spotlessly, and leaving your venue (including your own kitchen) more pristine than it was before we arrived. Our aim is to evoke the quality of a four star restaurant, created to your specifications.
Collaborating with you, we help to simplify the exciting and sometimes overwhelming challenge of planning and hosting by meeting your expectations with imagination, innovation and a superb attention to detail. Qualified sales representatives and chefs work with you to create simple and elegant parties. An experienced and friendly waitstaff serves your guests with grace and individual attention. Our goal is that you able to enjoy your event along with your guests.