When Experience(s) Matter.



Food For Thought disrupts traditional catering services. What you have come to expect as acceptable is elevated into food that speaks about you. Sprawling tables of you-inspired dishes, attended by a considerate staff, your celebrations will be unforgettable.


Chef created menus using quality ingredients, assembled with care, and delivered to your Office, Home or Event; That’s Food For Thought Delivered. Beverage and Bar service; That’s Food For Thought Delivered. Dropped off and setup or staffed for service and support; That’s Food For Thought Delivered.

Located on 21st street in the South Loop, the landmark Mae District of Chicago is a profoundly historical yet contemporary 10,000 square foot space. The original exposed brick and steel beams of Mae District has set a standard by which all other event spaces are judged.

Dining Services

It’s always been about the food. For over 30 years Food For Thought Dining Services Group has been creating and operating Cafeterias,  Food Halls, Micro Markets, Coffee Kiosks and Office Catering services.  As designers and operators our creative solutions are proven daily in our own contracted foodservice locations for our museums, business, technology, educational and recreation clients.

Food for Thought

"From start to finish FFT made us feel like absolute ROYALTY. The moment we walked into our tasting we knew they were the ones. Every moment of the experience was so personalized. It felt like we were being truly cared for. Lorena is an absolutely wonderful human and guide. And don’t get us started about the food. Delectable and elegant. And it says it all that 2 months later we still are receiving random texts from our wedding guests about how memorable the food was. People were blown away. We feel grateful to have been able to create such a memorable experience through food with FFT. You will not be disappointed."


Angela W, 1.25.2020

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Social Responsibility

Guided by principles, inspired to lead change.

We all have a responsibility to create a sustainable future and a better and brighter world for our children to inherit.


Food For Thought operating principles are the North Star giving team members a direction to their behaviors, actions and decision making with a 2025 goal of continuous improvement and maintaining our leadership position in operating a socially responsible organization. 


We value our people, our partners and our 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 carry a responsibility to continuously improve our practices from sourcing, transporting, and disposing of the products and services we represent


We are committed to protecting the environment.  This commitment does not stop at reducing our environment impact but go further and have a positive impact.

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