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Event Services in Chicago, Illinois

As Chicago's leading caterer and event services provider, you gain a dedicated partner that can execute events at an elite level of quality and attention to detail, managed by a team that is uniquely versed in your vision, logistical details and opportunities. Food For Thought Event Group is a one stop shop: providing planning, catering and creative design services to bring your vision to life. Together, we deliver unforgettable guest experiences.



Leave the planning and coordination to us so you can focus on enjoying your big day.



We’ll take your event vision from concept through execution to achieve desired results.



Customizable decor pieces and guest experiences for an event that’s uniquely YOU.



Elevate your event with Chef-created menus and outstanding service.

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Wedding Planning

When your big day arrives, you should enjoy your special moment without the stress. That's where Food For Thought comes in.

Our team is with you every step of the way to cover all the intricate details so you don't have to. Our wedding planning services include:

  • A day-of wedding planner to organize vendors behind the scenes

  • Venue and vendor recommendations, including an exclusive rate at our venue, Mae District

  • Event design and styling that brings your Pinterest board to life

  • Customizable wedding weekend timelines to account for any schedule

  • Monthly virtual meeting support to check in on your progress


Corporate Planning

Whether you're looking to make strong first impression with a new client or inspire your team with an unforgettable company holiday celebration, Food For Thought's corporate planning services are here to help you every step of the way. Make your vision a reality using our event site selection, floor plan development, theme creation and mood board services. After the vision is established, we help with everything from vendor selection and event timeline to logistics and flow. 

On the day of your big event, Food For Thought will oversee vendor set-up and take-down - including audio, video, photography, lighting, rentals and decor. 

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Customizable Designs

Food For Thought offers more than just planning - we help clients curate a custom guest experience. Our creative and design teams build custom interactive displays to incorporate your theme, brand and messaging throughout the event space.

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Full-Service & Drop-Off Catering

Food For Thought offers its expertise as a full-service and drop-off caterer, combining the talents and culinary vision of our award-winning kitchen with an integrated food service business scaled to serve 1.5 million guests annually.  Whether you're hosting a 1,000 person gala or a meeting for 20, Food For Thought ensures our clients receive the quality catering they deserve.


FFT Is Your Chicago Event Planner

Food For Thought has connections to over 100 venues in the Chicagoland area to fit any guest list and theme. Search our venue list for an available location near you.

If you're ready to dive right into the planning process, fill out our contact form today. We look forward to getting started.

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