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Rowan Catering Company

United Center, Cook County, Lake

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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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10 December 2019

We catered from Rowan for a holiday party of 140 people. Makema and company were amazing! Everyone raved about the food! We had a great time coordinating with Makema, and the process was straightforward and smooth (important when trying to plan a party this size). Cannot recommend Rowan Catering enough! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

2 December 2019

Makema and staff were wonderful, from beginning to end!  We held a breakfast/brunch and champagne for 60 people at The Jazz Showcase.  The food was GREAT, simple crowd pleasures, bountiful and everyone loved the salads and sandwiches!  We absolutely will use Rowan Catering again!  A high recommend! More...

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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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

2 August 2018

You won't find a better caterer than Rowan Catering!  I hired them for a dear friend's baby shower. Rowan's was prompt, professional and took great care to provide delectable high quality organic fare.  They did not disappoint when it came to variety and creativity in their dishes.  The mommy-to-be loves mango, so  the chef created amazing recipes which incorporated mango.  Each dish was a visual as well as a gastronomic delight. Everyone raved about the food as well as the service. Trust me, you will be absolutely thrilled with Rowan catering. 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

Services

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