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Rowan Catering Company

United Center, Cook County, Lake

Rowan Catering Company logo

Rowan Catering Company

United Center, Cook County, Lake



Great tasting food, wonderful service, affordable prices. Part of hosting a great event is having things people enjoy. Whether it's the entertainment, music, or food, you want your event to be memorable...in a good way. Our food is memorable!


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Supna R.

1 September 2019

Make was absolutely fabulous. The food for my daughter's birthday was not only delicious, but also at a very reasonable price. Will absolutely be using again. Thank you Rowan Catering for making our event so special! More...


Maria S.

6 June 2019

We used Rowan Catering for our daughter's wedding at DANK Haus in Chicago. We wanted a buffet with lots of options for 80 people. Makema could not have been more helpful or delightful to work with. The value for money was unbelievable and the menu was do diverse and personalized. We were able to provide our guests elegant, delicious, and abundant food that was far from the usual wedding fare. For appetizers we had crabcakes, chicken sliders, and pulled port and many guests commented that they would have been satisfied with just that! Imagine their surprise when the entrees (jerk chicken, ribs, vegan jumbaya) and delicious specialty sides and salads came out! For our family, our ultimate goal for the reception was to be surrounded by happy faces partaking in a celebration of our our daughter and new husband's future. The bride and groom wanted a vibe that was friendly, eclectic, and yet with a certain elegance. Rowan Catering understood that perfectly and exceeded our expectations. On a practical level, they are a breeze to work with. We told Makema our budget and she worked with us to create a customized menu that, quite frankly, could have cost twice as much as it did--it was that good! More...


Brett L.

11 December 2018

Rowan Catering was great for our holiday party.  We have 50 people at our home and their execution was flawless.  From planning, menu selection, party rentals, ideas, and more - they were very on top of things and very customer focused.  What is fantastic is that you get all of this at a very reasonable cost.  We did the full service option which was set up, staff and food.  Both the staff and the food were great - our guests kept asking who the caterer was and there was very little food left which is always a sign people like it:)  I will definitely be using them again for all our needs. More...


Becca K.

11 December 2018

I recently used Rowan Catering for a corporate event at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  My department was hosting academic panels for three days and we needed morning and afternoon catering for each. I worked with Makema and she was incredibly helpful, responsive, and flexible from the very beginning.  When I told her our desired price, she got back to me in 2 days with a menu that was perfect. The food was delicious - I particularly recommend the meat/cheese plate and the rosemary chicken skewers. Makema was in touch all three days to let me know exactly when they would be arriving. When we realized our audience had different needs on the second two days, Makema quickly and easily made adjustments to our menu in order to better serve our needs.We will definitely be working with Rowan again and highly recommend them. More...

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Our lobster mac and cheese gets everyone talking. It's simple really, pasta, cheese, and lobster. Real lobster, chunks of lobster, no imitation here. It's always a crowd pleaser.

It's really about the client. We have a sample menu but we walk clients through the events. If they have a menu in mind, we help them execute it within their budget. If they're not sure of what they wants, we suggest crowd pleasers and/or work with the clients to come up with something that appeals to the masses.

Helping events succeed by creating great tasting food. We rarely remember bad or okay food, but good food evokes memories.

I was getting married and couldn't find a caterer to provide what I wanted. I didn't want their standard menu, I wanted a little of everything, and good, quality food. It seemed easier to turn to a chef friend to create my dream menu; the food was what everyone talked about at my wedding. After that, I worked with my friend to create our company. We're very hands on, small but mighty. We attend every event, ensuring the client's focus is on enjoying their event.

Great tasting food
Competitive pricing
Local/organic/whole products - no substitutions here
We want your day to be the best it can be. We above and beyond to ensure our clients are happy, with our food and service


Full Service Drop-Off Set-Up & Drop-Off Drop-Off, Set-Up & Pick - Up

Plated Meals Stations Cocktail/Passed Appetizers Buffets

Drop-Off Full Service Drop-Off, Set-Up & Pick - Up Stations Cocktail/Passed Appetizers Buffets