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Catering Made Simple

Elgin, Illinois, Kane

(86)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
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Catering Made Simple

Elgin, Illinois, Kane

(86)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Catering THE BEST MEALS in the greater Chicago area
Enjoy a catered breakfast, lunch, dinner, or any other meal prepared with top quality fresh ingredients by our experienced chefs. From weddings to corporate lunches, Catering made simple will make your event a delicious success.

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Reviews (86)

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A
27 December 2019

Amazing Food!

S
10 December 2019

Best catering company I have ever worked with! Greg and his team catered our wedding event. They went above and beyond my expectations. I cannot say enough about this company. If you are looking for a company you can trust with your event, do not hesitate to call Catering Made Simple. More...

D
10 December 2019

Great food and great experience working with Greg! I was picky with my requests and Greg went over and beyond to please me. (Thanks again Greg!) The brisket was a great hit, as well as the ice cream bar. Catering Made Simple made my party a great success!! More...

L
2 December 2019

Reasonable prices and the food was very good. Very nice staff. Would recommend for sure.

N
21 November 2019

Greg recently catered our golf event for 125 people and the people raved over the quality and the amount of food we had. people were fighting to take home what we had left. Individualized, quality service. What more could you ask for? More...

M
27 October 2019

Excellent food, dependable and friendly customer service. I highly recommend Greg and his team.

B
17 October 2019

Greg was the best! We were able to schedule a tasting on a Sunday! He cared about the little details as much as I did. His prices were super reasonable in a crazy market. Highly recommend and will definitely use for our future catering needs. More...

R
10 October 2019

We hired Catering Made Simple for an office luncheon earlier this year and they were fantastic. Excellent food, reasonable pricing, and great communication with their team. We'd definitely hire them again.

S
3 October 2019

Great service, great food, very responsive and friendly throughout the entire process! We received lots of compliments on the food and friendly staff, everyone seemed to enjoy their meals and go back for seconds!

K
28 September 2019

We had Best Truckin' BBQ cater our grand opening event and they were fantastic! The staff was awesome and super friendly. The food was a HUGE hit, I would definitely recommend them

M
22 September 2019

Greg & Staff I have always come through for us whether it's catering a family event, Poker tournament or business mixer. They have never let us down excellent folks and wonderful flavorful Eats ! More...

C
22 September 2019

Simply the best! We used Catering Made Simple for a all white full service party with about 80 guests. The staff was phenomenal, they came on time and ready to work. The guests are the party are still raving about how great the food was, the dishes came out hot and well plated. We worked with Greg to organize everything, the entire process was a breeze. Not only did the team do a great job but they were able to accommodate all of our requests a week before the party. I would definitely use this company again!!!! Excellent job well done! More...

M
22 September 2019

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Compliments from everyone that attended the graduation party!!

M
8 September 2019

Greg did a GREAT job matching a competitor's price, he'll do what he can to earn your business and make sure no detailed is left unturned. His food and presentation is amazing too, you won't be disappointed! More...

C
8 September 2019

My daughter asked me to order some sandwiches for the afternoon before her wedding. I wasn't really sure how to arrange it, but I called Catering Made Simple and they took care of everything perfectly. Made me look like a hero!

K
29 August 2019

I have used CMS luncheons and for large parties. Their food and flexibility with the menu is exceptional. They’ve always been prompt and timely with their delivery (as long as I had provided the correct address, lol)Eat, share and enjoy!Keith Weber

L
29 August 2019

Great food, great service, use and recommend for all my family parties!

L
20 August 2019

I recently worked an event with Catering Made Simple & was blown away by their professionalism and attention to detail. Their staff was organized, clean, efficient, & very fun to work with. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding/event caterer! More...

M
7 August 2019

Catering Made Simple catered the Rotary Club of Carpentersville Morning 10th Anniversary party and did a great job! Thank you for making our celebration complete!

T
26 July 2019

Great friendly professional staff and meet all expectations, and also great food. I really recommend this Catering Service!

H
25 July 2019

Catering Made Simple is a top notch catering company that exceeds customers expectations and provides excellent event service and outstanding food quality! Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry More...

C
25 July 2019

We had a delicious buffet of hamburgers, brats, beef brisket with some sides & dessert tray. The food was set up in our kitchen in no time at all. It was kept warm & moist during the entire serving time. Our guests of 40 loved the spread. Several asked for Greg's cards. Greg made sure everything was perfect. He is easy to sit down with to plan your event. He caters breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners with many choices! I absolutely recommend him and his staff for any occasion. We will use him again! More...

K
22 July 2019

Greg and staff were absolutely amazing! We received many complaints from our guest on how good the food was. Everything was delicious, on time and done professionally. Greg even made sure that the bride and groom had a plate. We will certainly recommend Catering Made Simple to anyone looking for a Caterer. Definitely exceeded our expectations! Thank you!! More...

K
15 July 2019

Excellent people, excellent food, excellent service, hands down. Greg and his team know how it is done. He catered our backyard BBQ wedding reception and we also rented a large tent and chairs from him. Everything was delicious, on time, and done very professionally. As a former meeting and events planner, I appreciate people like Greg and his work ethic to make a big event go smoothly. Many of our guests asked for his business card and commented on the delicious the food! I will be recommending him and hiring him again. More...

J
30 June 2019

Fantastic service, excellent food. Nothing was a disappointment!!

J
30 June 2019

Food was WONDERFUL! All my guests commented on how delicious everything was. I even over ordered salad (did not read description) and owner called me to ask if I wanted that much. He took off the extra salad and saved me money. Would give more than 5 stars if possible. More...

L
30 June 2019

Great food and great to work with. We have always had great service and plenty of food!

C
30 June 2019

Great food and excellent customer service! Mallory was very helpful, patient and detail oriented. Made my wedding less stressful and worked with my budget. I would do catering service with them again! Greg (the owner) was also awesome! Thank you so much for all the hard work! More...

L
23 May 2019

Pleasant to work with and delicious food for our chamber mixer! We will use them again.

R
18 May 2019

We used Catering Made Simple for a networking lunch a few weeks ago. It was a pleasure working with the owner to plan the meal, keep it within budget and also accommodate food allergies. When lunch was delivered, it was all set up very nicely. All in attendance enjoyed lunch! Thank you! More...

1
4 May 2019

We used Catering Made Simple for a few of our resident events in the city! Wow! They are professional and the food is amazing. We would most definitely use them for any other event we have at the building. More...

J
25 April 2019

Greg was excellent at communicating with me about the details of our event and very flexible with his menu to meet our requests. He had the buffet set up and ready to go, and I received comments from my participants that they really liked the food. His prices are very reasonable and he added some nice touches like lemons in the water and a nice presentation for the food. I would highly recommend Catering Made Simple. More...

K
25 April 2019

The food is great, and we always get compliments and guests asking who we use to cater the party. This is the 4th time we used them and we’ve always been happy. plus they totally saved me when I realized the morning of the party that I told them the wrong time they came an hour early in extremely short notice!!!! More...

K
25 April 2019

I definitely recommend them!!!! I told Greg my party started at 1pm and my party was at 12pm . I called him an hour or two before the event when I looked at my invoice and they made it to my house by 12pm! Totally above and beyond my expectations. This is the 4th time we’ve used them and we have always been so happy with the food, it’s delicious and reasonably priced. We always have compliments on the food!!! More...

D
25 April 2019

We used Catering Made Simple for my sister's Bridal Shower and they were absolutely fantastic to work with. The food was amazing, I did not have to do a thing for set up and they worked with the venue owner for pick up. I loved working with Greg, it was a bit of a hectic situation later in the day and Greg was more than understanding and flexible. I would definitely use them again. More...

J
24 April 2019

We used Catering Made Simple for my sister's Bridal Shower and they were absolutely fantastic to work with.

C
19 April 2019

Great food Great customer service and Great price.  Catering made simple truly made my parents 70th birthday party the best. Thank you and keep up the great service. More...

A
4 April 2019

Working with Greg and his team at Catering Made Simple has always been a positive experience. They show up on time, are professional and courteous!

T
26 March 2019

I just got married about two days ago and Greg the owner was an absolute blessing! He worked with our budget and helped us accomplish an amazing wedding menu! Everyone at the wedding was raving about how good the food was! Even the wait staff was so kind and helpful at the wedding! My husband and I even brought to-go boxes so we could take the food with us on our honeymoon! if you are looking for a great affordable catering company I would definitely go with them in a heart beat!! More...

K
26 March 2019

Easy ordering, lots of choices, on-time delivery, and delicious food will definitely keep me ordering again and again. I highly recommend Catering Made Simple. My guests raved about the food!

K
7 March 2019

Food was delivered on time, ordering was simple, guests raves about the food, and one guest even drove back the next day to pick up his leftover package because the food was so good.  I highly recommend and will definitely use them again. More...

M
25 January 2019

Simply, these guys make great food and deliver it. I ordered from them over 30 to mes last year and my attendees were never let down. Send an email and you are guaranteed excellent service, excelllent food at a very competitive cost. Blows away all others I have tried. More...

J
9 January 2019

We live in California and were coming in to Elgin to spend Christmas eve with family. We wanted to do something special for our dinner without the normal fuss. I saw reviews on Yelp of Catering Made Simple and decided to give them a call. Greg was very helpful and we mutually decided to have an International Christmas for 25 people, including a Taco and Gyros Bar, along with food from other countries! The food arrived on time and was set up in a wonderful fashion! the food was hot, fresh, and delicious! The quantities were amazing and many people got an early present of leftovers! Thank you Greg for making our event wonderful! I wholeheartedly recommend CMS to everyone!!! More...

E
26 December 2018

Delicious food! Great Service! I used them for my Christmas Leaders Luncheon last year and they were so pleasant to work with. They even accomodated me at the last minute. I am definitely contacting them again this year to cater my luncheon again this year and whenever I need any other event catered! They are the BEST! More...

V
15 December 2018

I have used CMS for a couple of birthday parties and office lunches.  I just ordered for my son's birthday party on Sunday. The food showed up right on time, everyone loved it and there was plenty of it too. I would definitely order from them again. The other thing I like about them is I can order easily and quickly without much fuss. More...

M
11 November 2018

The food is healthy, tasty, and the service impeccable!

N
2 November 2018

Fantastic!

K
29 October 2018

Catering Made Simple accommodated us last minute! Offered friendly service and staff. The food was also very good!

J
23 October 2018

The BBQ was delicious!! The brisket and pork were crowd favorites, tons of guests asked where we got the food from.

J
23 October 2018

I have used them a couple times now and couldn’t be happier, the food is excellent, prices are reasonable and the customer service is top notch!

K
20 October 2018

I just wanted to start by giving the staff at Catering Made Simple a huge thumbs up!! From start to finish Greg and his crew took care of everything. As we all know, planning the reception meal is daunting!! We could not have made a better choice.I couldn't ask for a better company to use for our wedding reception. The staff were very attentive and eager to help in any way that they could. They made everything so simple for my wife and I. We were looking for a less expansive alternative to having a large banquet hall setting with huge per plate pricing. We decided to go with the team at Catering Made Simple after we did a tasting at their facility. The food was awesome!! From the tiny appetizers, to the main course ; everything was well made and full of flavor.. Not only did we save money, but the service was better than anything we could have expected. The filet & chicken were fantastic. There was no question too small for Greg to handle. The team was very professional and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again in the future for another event!! Thank you again Greg and Catering Made Simple for making our day absolutely PERFECT!!!! More...

K
16 October 2018

Thank you so much Catering Made Simple for helping make our event run so smoothly. Your amazingly prepared food really set the stage for a beautiful night. I just can't say enough about these guys. Really a great team. It truley was an amazing night. Look forward to working together again soon. More...

T
13 October 2018

I am Absolutely ecstatic that my husband and I went with Catering Made Simple for our wedding. The name of the company says it all; our worries and wishes were put to ease by choosing them. Not to mention, their food is so delicious, their selection is incomparable to other Elgin-based options, and their pricing is very fair for what all you get. More...

R
24 September 2018

Food was delicious and service was very professional. I highly recommend Catering Made Simple. They came through under short notice at reasonable pricing.

J
23 September 2018

Nice veggie options

T
17 September 2018

We had looked far and wide for a catering company that was both delicious and affordable for our June wedding of around 130 guests in Chicago, and we got both with Greg and Myrna at Catering Made Simple. From the beginning of the process, they went above and beyond to help us put together a menu that reflected our taste. We had a buffet style, plated by Catering Made Simple employees. We had bruschetta, meatballs, and salmon/dill/cream cheese appetizers, a harvest salad, sliced BBQ beef brisket, herb grilled chicken, multiple types of lasagna, mixed veggies, and mashed potatoes for dinner, and, per my special request, a very special ice cream sundae bar for desert. All of which were delicious! Myrna was absolutely amazing - she went out of her way to make sure we felt comfortable with the process, and served as an event planner as well. She knew all the right questions to ask and truly helped make the wedding run smoothly. Overall, we were very pleased with the service from Catering Made Simple and highly recommend. More...

J
6 September 2018

Highly recommend. Outstanding service. Food was great. On time, hot and ready and a personal touch.

J
4 September 2018

Food was absolutely delicious. All my guest loved it.

A
30 August 2018

wonderful food! Plentiful and delicious. priced well. Lots of variety. Never disappointed

K
6 August 2018

All was good - everybody enjoyed it.

B
25 July 2018

The food is outstanding! CMS does everything from tailgate to formal receptions. They work hard and deliver! Yum!

M
25 July 2018

Hardworking staff, delicious food & excellent customer service!

M
25 July 2018

Catering Made Simple provided lunch for a corporate meeting and it was fantastic. The food and service were phenomenal.

D
25 July 2018

Extremely accommodating and great food! Very pleased with the cost as well. Highly recommend!

B
25 July 2018

This place is amazing. The food is incredible, can't believe I never knew about this place. The food is fire, definitely my new spot.

K
25 July 2018

Catering Made Simple catered such a delicious lunch to our office. Everything was so good especially the chicken! After bellies where full we all agreed it was such a tasty meal!! Highly recommend!!

S
25 July 2018

Ordering for over 180 people ones a week is not an easy task so I have turned my attention to Catering Made Simple. I currently started using them to supply us with Saturday lunches for Elgin Toyota and Elgin Hyundai dealerships. Greg has worked so well with my budget and demanding staff. He brings me samples all the time so that I can have the opportunity to try them prior to my purchase. The great thing about this business is that they have such a huge variety of food that I can continue to use the every week and know our staff will have something different every time. Another great thing about this business is that I can contact Greg a day prior to an event and he will still take my order. I will continue to use them for a long run. Definitely recommend them.


Thank you catering made simple!!!

Sandy Sandoval
Elgin Toyota & Elgin Hyundai
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M
25 July 2018

Catering Made Simple is an outstanding company with friendly,amazing food and incredible service. �

H
25 July 2018

Catering made simple definitely made my New Years Eve party easy and simple. I ordered the chicken and beef skewers, Greek Salad, Greek Potatoes and some Pasta. Everybody was raging about how good the food tasted. Customer Service was awesome; very easy going and attentive. I will definitely be using them again in the near future. More...

D
25 July 2018

I actually got to try catering made simple in October at the event Nightmare on Elm street. I had the chicken pad Thai and crab Rangoon, I was so impressed and happy to have good food at a fest. I would highly recommended having them cater any event. Loved the menu and service was great! More...

A
25 July 2018

Catering Made Simple made our corporate event in Chicago a breeze. We ordered the vegetarian egg rolls, pulled pork sliders, BBQ meatballs, and two salad options: Garden and Caprese. The food was fresh and delicious. Catering Made Simple's flexibility and attention to detail made for a really enjoyable customer service experience. I will definitely be ordering from them for future events, corporate or other. More...

L
25 July 2018

We had this brought in today at work, so good! I will be looking at how to order in the future!

L
25 July 2018

Catered my daughters first birthday we loved the Greek food. Gyros, chicken and beef kabobs, rice, salad, pita bread, and the humans is so fresh and amazing. Everyone loved it and 2 of my friends hooked their kids bday parties with him as a result! Oh and the spanikopita (spelling?) is delicious! More...

B
31 May 2018

Exceptional service and communication! CMS delivered exactly what they said they would and more. They easily handled our event with over 1000 people ! I would highly recommend their service! More...

J
17 May 2018

In working with Catering Made Simple, I found Greg to be very responsive to my communication and accommodating to provide the breakfast buffet menu I wanted for my group of 79 and was able to accommodate a request within 10 days of my event. The fruit was very fresh, potatoes well seasoned, bacon done very nicely, and there was more than enough food. Greg happily met all of my requests. We discussed leaving a bit more time for set-up, and I'm confident this request will be taken care of in the future. I would definitely recommend Catering Made Simple. More...

S
16 May 2018

I arranged catering from Texas for a funeral in Illinois. We were in a time crunch, and Catering Made Simple put my mind at ease. They created a menu just for me. They set everything up on time and the food was fabulous and bright spot on the day. Thank you so much! More...

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8 May 2018

I used Catering Made Simple for a huge event. Greg seriously made it simple. He was super accessible through phone and email and quick to respond to all my questions. The food was fabulous! I received a ton of compliments. Overall, I was very pleased with the food and Catering Made Simple's customer service. Outstanding. More...

J
8 April 2018

I have been in sales for over 15 years utilizing all types of restaurants, caterers & delivery services for breakfasts & luncheons. I have experienced the absolute best service, value & quality of food with Catering Made Simple. They are always on time, professional & responsible. The value they offered me was positive responses from the customers of my meetings & those same customers requesting meetings with me because they like the food from CMS. More...

J
5 April 2018

The owner Greg was very easy to work with. He helped us create the perfect menu for our event and his company even provided a tent, chairs and a table. The food was delicious. We ordered BBQ and Mexican food. More...

A
4 April 2018

Greg and his team did amazing! The name really says it all with these guys! I had food ordered for 70 people in 15 mins! I have planned numerous parties and it always takes forever to get the menu and details planned out, but not with Catering Made Simple!!! It was so easy and the Food was out of this world everyone commented on how delicious it was! Thank you for all your help guys, can't wait to use you again for my next event! More...

D
4 April 2018

We were extremely Happy with the food we ordered for our daughters birthday party!
“It was excellent” Thanks again!!

L
5 February 2018

LOVE THIS FOOD! Used them for multiple occasions including my daughters 1st birthday party and also ordered food for my internal staff and clients. The food is always phenomenal and arrives on time hot. Everyone at the birthday party said the food was great. We choose the Greek faire and really liked the gyros and rice. The humus is obviously home made as well and is just so fresh! I recommend them to all my friends and clients for any catering needs. They will also deliver to pretty much anywhere. 5 stars! More...

L
28 January 2018

Ordered catering for my daughters 1st birthday. I was fairly nervous as I've never used this company but i did taste their food at another friends birthday. I'm a research guru so i spoke to Greg (the owner) at great length as to what i was looking for. He helped me pick out a menu, narrow down choices and give suggestions. I also even got to do a tasting. On the day of the party, they came to set up and were kind, professional and It was so nice to have the food set up! Everyone raved about the food and said it was delicious! I had nothing but compliments and will not hesitate to use this company again. More...

L
6 November 2017

Can't say enough good things about Catering Made Simple. Contacted Greg with questions about food for a baby shower. He got back to me immediately with answers to all of my questions. Greg helped me with the amount of food I needed. The food was delivered hot and on time. Everything was fantastic. I got so many compliments on the food. I would definitely use them again. Highly recommend. More...

S
24 March 2017

Catering Made Simple is Catering Made EASY! Everyone that works for this company is SO polite!  We had a corporate event - with a fairly large breakfast order - not only was the food delicious, hot and fresh, but also on time and set up quickly and without assistance from our staff. This company knows how to "cater" to your needs!  We asked for a custom adjustment to a regular menu item and our expectations were exceeded. Catering Made Simple ROCKS! If you are looking for a personal or corporate caterer, please give them the opportunity to provide food for your event. We have received very positive feedback from our staff about the success of the breakfast. We will be repeat customers.Thank you Catering Made Simple! Our event was a complete success thanks to you! More...

A
27 February 2017

I have been using catering companies for over 5 years now and I have to say they are the best. Not only will they drive practically anywhere but they also have great quality food and verity!

Q&A

We work hard to provide our client with quality signature dishes:

Mexican Cuisine reviews from our past recent clients updated on 4/4/2018:
★★★★★5.0 stars15 days ago
Dan in Loves Park, IL
Fajitas were excellent! Highly recommended. Guacamole is very good! Will order again!

★★★★★5.0 stars 16 days ago
Rebecca in Rockford, IL
food was great, nice and friendly service. loved the Santa Fe salad

★★★★4.0 stars 20 days ago
T in Morris, IL
The office loved the Chicken Fajitas! The chips an guacamole were also a hit!!

★★★★★5.0 stars about 1 month ago
aerobicsgirl in Elgin, IL
Nice quantity and everyone loved the fajitas. The customer service from this cater’s head cook is wonderful! Highly recommend !

Mediterranean/ Greek cuisine reviews from our past recent clients updated on 4/4/2018:
★★★★★5.0 stars 22 days ago
Hannah in Downers Grove, IL
this food is consistently good. I always order the Mediterranean special

★★★★★5.0 stars about 1 month ago
Karen de Loys in Rockford, IL
this is my second order! such great geek chicken! i highly recommend!!

★★★★★5.0 stars 2 months ago
M in Loves Park, IL
This office really enjoys the greek themed food... love the chicken kabobs.

Italian cuisine reviews from our past recent clients updated on 4/4/2018:
★★★★★5.0 stars 2 months ago
aerobicsgirl in Elgin, IL
Ordered the ravioli and green beans... once again, very good. This caterer has great customer service also!

★★★★★5.0 stars 6 months ago
aerobicsgirl in Elgin, IL
my customers enjoyed the quanity and taste of large salad and fruit tray. Would have been nicer if Chicken fettuccine was a bit larger to feed the office but was delicious .

I have a menu but in order to create the perfect menu for my clients I always tell them if they don't see it on the menu we will do our best to create it. Success rate has been very good.

What I love most about my job is to make my clients happy! Its as easy as that.

Everyone always dreams of starting their own business one day. I just rolled the dice and made my dream come true.

I try to hire the best chef's that our passionate about creating delicious cuisines and I try to hire the best staff to create the ultimate experience for my clients.

Don't take it from me ask my clients.
Client reviews from our past recent clients updated on 4/4/2018:
★★★★★5.0 stars 6 days ago
Karen de Loys in Rockford, IL
my favorite caterer in the Chicagoland area! always great food!

★★★★★5.0 stars 6 days ago
aerobicsgirl in Bartlett, IL
Ordered the wraps today... very good! Highly reccomend. Felix (chef)is friendly and very helpful.

★★★★★5.0 stars 23 days ago
Hannah in Schaumburg, IL
I've ordered from them about 10 times this month.., consistently good

Catering Made Simple was selected as one of the best caterers in Chicago for 2018 by EZCATER.

Catering Made Simple is "The Official Caterer of the Windy City Bulls" www.windycitybulls.com