Why settle for mere “catering” when you can have every-last-detail care?

No matter the type of event — formal dinner, casual parties, important client meetings, or company brainstorming sessions — we make your event effortless, enjoyable, and memorable.

• Our event managers work with you throughout the entire process, recommending great vendors, helping create the perfect menu, getting great excellent staff and whatever rentals you need, and ensuring no detail is overlooked.

• Our on-site team takes care of you and your guests. They ensure no last minute hiccups mar the event. You won’t be hearing any “oops.”

Service for cocktail parties

Sangria soirées. Beer bashes. Wine tastings. Champagne celebrations. Whatever your style, FIG Catering will make it flow.

We can develop a custom menu of passed hors d’oeuvres to accompany your drink selections. Need to chow down (helps absorb the liquor)? We’ll use local food to develop a seasonal, hearty menu of stationed hors d’oeuvres that’ll fill your guests up and keep the party going.

Popular menus/themes we’ve done include:

• On the High Seas: Seafood & Raw Bar
• Spanish-Style Tapas
• Chicago Neighborhood Stations
• Honey Pie: all sweets/desserts

Have a theme in mind we’ve never done? Great! Let’s start planning »

Service for buffet/station meals

Hearty business lunches. Joyous dinner fêtes. Brunches. Linners. High tea. Even breakfast for dinner.

FIG Catering’s buffets are never thrown together, boring or bland. With theme menus, or eclectic mixes of signature dishes, we can create a buffet that excites your guests and creates a line for 2nd and 3rd helpings.

Popular menus/themes we’ve done include:

• Dim Sum Tea
• Spring Farmer’s Market Dinner
• Soup-er Salads
• Middle East in the Midwest
• The 25-Mile Source lunch


Service for plated meals

Special dinner at home. Fancy dinner at a local Chicago art gallery.

From the beginning to end, we’ll create a delicious and special experience for you and your guests. Our hands-on approach to small private events will make you feel like you have a full-time personal chef. From preparing a custom menu, cooking your meal on-site, and providing professional service staff, our team will handle all the work so you can sit back and sip wine in the comfort of your own home. Leave the pushy service and rushed feeling for another night: enjoy the quality of a restaurant meal at home.

Drink and bar services

Liquid nourishment is just as important as food.

Along with food catering, FIG Drinks, our bar catering services, offers bar packages. We’ve carefully chosen a list of sustainably produced wines, micro-brewed beers from local breweries, and craft distilled spirits from responsible producers. Surprise and impress you guests with a sparkling wine from Champaign (Illinois, that is), a hip artisanal canned ale, a piney gin made here in Chicago, or a specialty cocktail made with our own bitters!

Our drink and bar lists include:
• Wine
• Beer
• Specialty cocktails


Drop-off Service

As of January 1st, 2017, FIG will no longer be offering drop-off service.

We’re going to concentrate on what we do best – developing custom menus, providing the top service, and dedicating ourselves to your event from start-to-finish. If you’d like to see a full service proposal please contact us.


What our fabulous clients have to say:

FIG catered my grandmother's 90th birthday party and I can not (sic) say enough about the wonderful job they did. We wanted to incorporate all of my grandmother's favorite food and drinks, which turned out to be quite a hodgepodge of various types of cuisine. Stephanie managed to incorporate all of them seamlessly into a wonderful menu- from the fantastic apps right down to a signature cocktail.

Anastasia Pavich-Burgess

Thanks for your terrific (as always) work on Saturday night. What you did was just perfect. And people (including me!) loved the cake!

Amy Iwano, U of C Presents

FIG catered a cocktail party that I hosted at my home … and the food, service and staff was fantastic. Stephanie at FIG was my first point of contact and she assisted me with the menu selection and event coordination.

Lynne Inman

Blessings on all of you. I'm already getting lovely feedback and know that high expectations have been set for the future.

Suzanne Wagner, The Wetlands Initiative


I want to thank you for helping me learn how to host events in my home. The first event you catered for me was a party in November 2006…I had never thrown a party and I was terrified. You did such a great job and people still talk about that party. It encouraged me to host on many more occasions and now entertaining in my home is something I really enjoy.

Cindy Giachetti

Fig offered us creative dishes and tailored them exactly to our liking. My wedding coordinator told me that Fig is considered the best in Chicago wedding catering. I completely agree!

Tracy & Justin

They make hosting a great party easy - from selecting the menu to delivery to actual food quality - it's all top notch.

Melissa Dinslage

I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that every enjoyed our lunch greatly…The delivery guy was super considerate about setting things up, he even gave me a fig (sic) bag

Kimberley Ferris, Fieldwork Network

I want you to know that we got nothing but positive feedback for you and your team at FIG! I genuinely enjoyed working with you, we truly couldn’t have chosen a better caterer! Thank you for making my job as painless as possible by always being on top of your game.

Kelsey Cohen, TMP Worldwide

I had the best wedding yesterday evening, and a good chunk of the awesomeness was the food.

Andrea & Andrew

Explained in detail their project plan, expertise gave us confidence in using FIG.

Toni & J

The bartenders embraced our theme and really made some awesome drinks!

Sarah & Katy

We had a lot of fun and more importantly, we were able to fully immerse ourselves into the experience without worrying about anything once it all started.

Mark & James

... the food was beyond "really good wedding food"... it was just a really good meal, one we would absolutely order in a restaurant.

Rebecca & Doug (Ignite Glass Studio, June 2016)

I can't say how much we enjoyed you and your team.  Everything seemed to flow effortlessly.  I know we didn't have to worry about a thing

Logan & Stephen

Even though I am sure I drove her nuts from all my emails, she was so prompt, positive and happy to assist every single time. (We) Could not have asked for better service, positivity, love, and great people as my wife and I celebrated our wedding ceremony.

Lyndsay & Claire

What we didn't realize at the onset is how much work goes in behind-the-scenes The expert handling of the logistics should not overshine how delicious the food was and how professional and friendly the service was. We loved it!

Steve & Katharine

From start to finish, we were very happy with the service, ideas and execution we received from FIG. They really take a lot of pride in what they do and by partnering with them, we were able to share a super yummy, unique, custom meal with our wedding guests.

Emily & Tommi

Fig Catering is a gem. Everything from the tasting to the service was phenomenal. They made us feel as though we were the event of the summer-- we are truly fortunate to have worked with this talented group of people!

Josh Little

You can't even imagine how much this day meant to us...you have become family and we are eternally grateful for your hard work and creativity!!!

Jeanette & Michael

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