Committed to sustainability


to eliminate single-use

plastic straws


is composted by Food For Thought each year


is from our kitchen has been

converted into biodiesel


7001 Ridgeway Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712  |  Tel: (847) 865-9296

© Copyright 2019 Food For Thought

When Food Matters. You Matter.

Food For Thought whisks together ingredients, community and a generous amount of sustainability. Add service, toss in distinguished venues, transfer to a plate. And serve.



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.


These chef-created dishes make the most of your time at the office or home for one reason: we make it for you. Food For Thought brings the freshest (and most customizable) dishes to your door for a deliciously stress-free meal.

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

Everyone has their go-to spot, close to work or school, to grab a quick bite. Food For Thought works to bring those spots to your buildings. Our hand-selected menus are handmade that day, making healthy options and your building that much more sustainable.

Food for Thought

"I cannot rave enough about Food For Thought catering and Annie Schey and her coordination for my very unique wedding. We had a vision and Annie from FFT helped us make our wildest dreams come true at the Adler Planetarium. She helped me organize my wedding more than my official wedding coordinator…She helped us prioritize the things that were important and maybe go a little less on the things that weren't that important. The tasting was also an entirely unique romantic moment in our wedding planning process…They delivered all the courses similar to how it would be served on the big day. We got to pick our linens and chairs after seeing them in person and it was such a relief to get so many things done at one time. The Food For Thought staff was all very professional, courteous, and enthusiastic during our very unique and nerdy wedding and I highly recommend them for your big day. If you have a vision, they can help you make all your dreams come true."

Angela W, 11.17.2019