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BellaRu Catering

Highland Park, Lake

(29)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
BellaRu Catering logo
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BellaRu Catering

Highland Park, Lake

(29)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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BellaRu Catering is a full service boutique catering company. We will help you to select more then just your food. We are here to help you with every step of the planning process for your upcoming event or put together a delivery for your meetings.

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Reviews (29)

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Alexandra Carr

3 November 2019

Service, food, value. Service - we really appreciated Maya's take-charge attitude. We didn't have a planner and she ended up giving us a lot of advice/information on weddings in general! Food - we liked the food a lot, and she has a lot of options for vegetarian/ethnic/vegan etc while still having greatest hits-type options. Value - for the Chicago market, good value! More...

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Hayley Yarocki

30 September 2019

Bride: I would not be married today if it was not for Maya at BellaRu catering. A bride's worst nightmare came true when our wedding venue cancelled on us two weeks before our wedding date. Maya was so much more than a caterer, she was a wedding planner, florist, everything in between, and a friend. Maya did everything in her power to make our wedding one that we could be proud of. She went to great lengths to accommodate us and our original menu. The food was PHENOMENAL. Our guests were beyond pleased, and the desert was delicious. I cannot thank Maya enough for truly bending over backwards for my husband and I. We truly owe our whole day to her. BellaRu is without a doubt the best caterer you can chose.



Mother of the Bride: BellaRu is the greatest. They came through for us in a very short amount of time 1 1/2 weeks!! Due to my daughters wedding venue being cancelled in the suburbs Maya and her crew stepped in to give my daughter the most tremendous wedding experience. Tons of complements from the guests about the food and service. Everything was perfect! Maya and her crew even stepped in when the florist did not do the table arrangements that my daughter had agreed to. As soon as Maya caught wind that there was a problem she started making the tables centerpieces into what my daughter had expected to see. Maya did not have to do that at all. She had enough to do with all her own arrangements to be made with food and service. I highly recommend this caterer for any occasion.
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Hayley Yarocki

30 September 2019

BellaRu is the greatest. They came through for us in a very short amount of time 1 1/2 weeks!! Due to my daughters wedding venue being cancelled in the suburbs Maya and her crew stepped in to give my daughter the most tremendous wedding experience. Tons of complements from the guests about the food and service. Everything was perfect! Maya and her crew even stepped in when the florist did not do the table arrangements that my daughter had agreed to. As soon as Maya caught wind that there was a problem she started making the tables centerpieces into what my daughter had expected to see. Maya did not have to do that at all. She had enough to do with all her own arrangements to be made with food and service. I highly recommend this caterer for any occasion. More...

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Christine Holin

29 September 2019

I am SO GLAD I found BellaRu! Maya is the BEST! She went above and beyond! My wedding could not have been as awesome if it weren't for her. She is SO MUCH MORE than a caterer!! We had horsd'oevres that were served, prime rib, tuscany chicken, vegtables, potatoes and a gorgeous dessert table. There was not a kitchen at my venue and Maya knew exactly how to handle it. She was unbelievable and the food was out of this world! The staff was phenomenal... I just cannot say enough!!! More...

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Christine

26 September 2019

Maya takes care of everything and makes sure you special day is about and beyond your dreams. Maya and her staff were very professional and so helpful and wonderful. I could not have selected a better cater and would HIGHLY recommend them! More...

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Carmela Heintzelman

27 July 2019

Not only is Maya's food delicious, but the variety of cultural foods she uses is quite impressive and her display is always beautiful! If you're looking for delicious catering on the North Shore, BellaRu is the place to go! More...

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David Matteson

10 June 2019

BellaRu was very professional and cheerful. The food was delicious. At the end, they cleaned up everything and quietly left. I would use them again without any reservation. More...

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Sarah Pazzol

28 May 2019

BellaRu catered my son’s wedding and they were very professional, full service, high quality, and the food was delicious! We received so many compliments from our guests on the food and service. I would definitely hire this company again. More...

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Hannah Zangwill

27 May 2019

Our wedding last weekend was a great success in part thanks for Maya and her crew at Bella Ru! Everyone seemed to love the food (including thesteak, which is tricky!), from apps to dessert. We also got great feedback about the bar staff. Maya already had a relationship with our venue, so everything was super smooth and she was on top of everything and very responsive with our communications leading up to the wedding. More...

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Emily

12 May 2019

The food prepared by BellaRu is incredibly tasty and so fresh tasting. Everything at the tasting was amazing, that it made it hard to narrow it down. I can't wait until the wedding to have more! More...

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Nahraine Jonie

13 March 2019

The food is always amazing. Maya actually takes the time to answer your questions and meets your needs. I’ve been to plenty events she has catered, Big or small, and it has always been delicious and reasonably priced compared to others. Definitely a thumbs up!

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Bethany M.

7 January 2019

I used BellaRu Catering for our staff holiday party in December and Maya and her team were amazing! Maya was fast to respond, put together a menu, and took care of all of the little details. The food was delicious and  we were incredibly pleased! I look forward to working with her again in the future. More...

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L. Hoffmann

2 January 2019

Staff is friendly, easy to work with, and the attention to detail is incredible! Used for a corporate event but would highly recommend for any wedding/party/get together. Food is beyond any expectation and arrived promptly on time, hot items piping hot, cold items ice cold. Desserts - AMAZING. Vast number of food items are offered based on cuisine/theme. Our chosen meals were absolutely delicious and we will definitely use BellaRu again! More...

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Angela S.

19 December 2018

BellaRu saved my event. Maya and her team literally helped save a recent corporate event I planned, that required the right kind of licensing/insurance to serve alcohol on the premises (I wasn't aware of this need, initially). Just six days before my event (and 10 days before Christmas), she pulled together two bartenders, a hot chocolate bar using marshmallows I provided, spiced cider, another planned cocktail, and sent everything my way. The level of professionalism was off-the-charts amazing, and on one of her busiest nights she stopped in at the end to make sure everything went smoothly--and it did. I am beyond grateful for BellaRu, and I love supporting a woman-owned business. Plus, Maya's just so super friendly with a great vision. Highly recommend. More...

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Lauren Crasko Geleerd

25 July 2018

My favorite place to go for tastings! One of the best compliments I can give is that what she makes in the kitchen for a five person tasting tastes even better when she cooks for hundreds!

I give her 10 stars!

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Janet Mathews

25 July 2018

I have worked with Maya on several events. She customizes the menus for each customer and really listens to the customer. It’s amazing how she can mix different ethnic cuisines to suit the couples needs.

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Stephanie Lipton Widman

25 July 2018

Bella Ru is a top notch caterer with amazing attention to detail. Maya is amazing to work with and makes sure the food quality and presentation is perfect!

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Angie Haviland Yorath

22 June 2018

Maya has such positive energy in all she undertakes - it translates to her amazing menus and I love planning events with her.

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Desiree Ann

22 June 2018

BellaRu Catering is the best! Amazing presentation, delectable food and fantastic customer service. Let them make your day extra delicious!!!

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Melissa Duncan

22 June 2018

Working with Maya feels like working with family. She is so talented and runs her kitchen like a pro. She was able to keep ALL 385 of my guests happy and full at our recent pool party!! Other than catering, I have brought my children to Maya's in house baking workshop and they made cupcakes all by themselves. Boy I really enjoyed eating their creations! More...

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Rachel Shapiro Fersten

22 June 2018

Bellaru catering did the food for my morning board meeting and the board was thrilled with the selection. The yogurt parfait was healthy, tasty, and beautiful. Maya was so helpful and made amazing suggestions. I highly recommend working with Bellaru! More...

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Arianna Rozen

22 June 2018

I can’t say enough good things about Maya. She is so easy to work with, works within our budget, and has helped us IMMENSELY with our wedding. She is the absolute best to work with for any event, and recommend her 100x over! More...

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Lauren Crasko Geleerd

22 June 2018

My favorite place to go for tastings! One of the best compliments I can give is that what she makes in the kitchen for a five person tasting tastes even better when she cooks for hundreds!

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Christiane Otto Umphrey

22 June 2018

BellaRu is the perfect caterer! Maya helped me plan the perfect event for my staff. The food was fun and we loved the French fry wheel barrow. I will use them again and again!

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Lucy Trankina

12 June 2018

They have the most professional and helpful staff! Everyone at our wedding raved about the food. We were thrilled with the service and end result. I would highly recommend BellaRu!

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Renee Portnoy

1 May 2018

Maya, Your catering company...and of course YOU are amazing! Being Ruthie's teacher, you and other mom's planned and followed thru with the most eloquent and fun Teacher's Appreciation evening ever! Thank you from the bottom of my heart...never to be forgotten!!!� More...

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Ruth Delacruz

26 April 2018

Maya and her team did a fantastic job catering our wedding. The food was lovely and the staff incredibly helpful. They helped us with all the little details and made sure that our day ran smoothly. I would recommend this company to everyone. More...

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Janet Mathews

24 February 2018

The food was simply DELICIOUS!

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Andy Rz

10 December 2017

Spent the afternoon cooking great soup.

Q&A

We specialize in customize proposals with authentic and fusion worldly cuisine. From Indian Chicken Lollipops with chili sauce to Lechon and Al Pastor and beyond.

I talked one-on-one with the customers to learn about their vision and budgets and then tailor each event to their requests.

I love working with clients to achieve their vision. Seeing their smiling faces at the end of the event is a great moment for me.

I wanted to have an open door to ideas and opportunities. I feel like I give that to every client I work with. Our imaginations are the limit.

I work with every client one-on-one to customize their event to them. I believe there are ways to have great food, great service and an overall great event without having to break the bank every time.

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