Chicago's Top Caterer
Food For Thought is the leading food service and events provider in Chicago, IL for a reason — we are a one-stop shop for all workspaces and occasions. See more information on each of our groups below.
WEDDING & CORPORATE
EVENT PLANNING, CREATIVE & EXECUTION
FFT's Event Group is here to guarantee your special event vision is executed effortlessly and flawlessly. Whether planning a corporate event or wedding, guest engagement is paramount. We provide expert guidance from initial consultation to on-site, day-of coordination. Our team possesses the knowledge and expertise to exceed your creative expectations and make your event vision come to life. Let us handle the details so you can freely enjoy your big day.
MEAL & EMPLOYEE SOLUTIONS
The best solutions come from those who do it every day. Food For Thought is the leading provider of food halls, cafeterias, micro markets, coffee kiosks and catering event services for office environments. As both designers and operators, our creative solutions are proven daily in our own contracted foodservice locations for tech companies, museums, businesses, educational and recreation clients. Whether you’re looking for in-office catering, themed events to build company culture, client entertaining solutions or office support, Workspace Solutions is here to help achieve your goals and attract top talent.
FOR WEDDINGS, GALAS & CORPORATE
Produced in our award-winning kitchen, Food For Thought offers full-service catering with customized special event menus that leverage culinary trends, seasonality, and the creative vision of our Michelin-rated Chefs. We offer expertise in on-site preparation and custom menu design, ensuring your clientele receive a consistent and elevated culinary experience. FFT curates custom guests experience for a one-of-a-kind corporate event, wedding or gala.
FOR YOUR WORKSPACE OR EVENT
Food For Thought Workspace Solutions Drop-Off brings the freshest and most customizable dishes to your office for a deliciously stress-free meeting or event. Whether you’re looking for a hot meal for 10 or individually packaged meals for a 1,000 person event, Food For Thought Workspace Solutions is here to help take the headache out of event planning.
Food For Thought is guided by principles and inspired by change to create a sustainable future. After all, our responsibility is to craft a better and brighter world for our children to inherit.
Our catering business operating principles are the organizational North Star giving our team members a direction to their behaviors, actions and decision-making. Our “Plan 2025” maps the path of continuous improvement and maintaining our leadership position in operating a socially responsible organization.
THE THREE PILLARS OF OUR TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
Our people, products and planet drive Food For Thought to craft our chef-created meals and mold our mission.
We value our people, catering food partners and suppliers who make Food For Thought possible. We are a motivating, inclusive and safe place for all to create and be their best selves.
We are part of a complex supply chain and are responsible for continuously improving our practices, including sourcing, transporting and disposing of the products and services we represent.
Why Choose Us as Your Event Partner?
Food For Thought combines the talents and vision of our award-winning kitchen to elevate your special event or office meal program. As Chicago’s top caterer and corporate food service provider, our reputation rests on a 40-year track record of excellence in culinary innovation and delivering flawless guest experiences.
Food For Thought is the preferred caterer to nearly 100 Chicagoland venues, including elite cultural institutions such as the Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and The Old Post Office. We are also the proud owner of Mae District Event Venue
“Food for Thought is my favorite caterer in Chicagoland by far! Their food is phenomenal, and they come up with the most creative ideas to honor your culture. I highly recommend FFT :)"
"We had a wonderful experience with Dana and the rest of the FFT family catering our wedding at the Adler Planetarium. Our wedding requests were fairly nuanced, and staff executed our asks impeccably. The food was excellent, particularly the desserts, and they worked with us to craft particular menu items. I can’t say enough positive things about them, but I can say that I would work with them again."
“What a great evening and a job well done by Food For Thought Catering company.. The food was great and the service was impeccable. I have not seen so many great workers in one spot for many years. Keep up AMAZING job!”