About Us

Helmed by Molly Schemper, a former branding executive/boat-hand/bartender/pastry chef FIG Catering offers custom, personalized event catering For Intimate Gatherings.

FIG Catering was formed in 2005 serving mostly in-home parties and has grown to include larger events in offices and event spaces around the Chicago area, but has not forgotten their mission to provide handmade food and personal service no matter what type of event.

Caterers shouldn't limit your creativity

FIG Catering partners with all their clients to empower ideas and make them happen. No detail is too small, no request will be met with an eye roll — they revel in the challenge of bringing your vision to life.

More than just a "green thumb"

Sustainability is an important part of FIG Catering. From working with their local community for fresh, seasonal foods to using recyclable materials, our sustainability efforts go far further than just "farm-to-table." See more about our sustainability practices »

Meet the FIG Catering Family


Molly Schemper

Owner & HBIC - molly@FIGcatering.com

Molly grew up in a restaurant and is still remembered for sneaking chunks of blue cheese before it was made into dressing. She went to DePaul University to study marketing, but eventually abandoned her career in advertising to work like her parents before her, putting good food in front of people. She worked as personal chef and crewmember aboard two private yachts, then resettled in Chicago where she met Justin while slinging burgers and beers. Molly's love of food, baking skills and knowledge of marketing served her well as FIG grew, but she definitely still enjoys the busyness of working behind a bar or on the floor to make an event perfect.

David Rosenthall

Executive Chef - david@FIGcatering.com

David's culinary education started like many, in his mother's kitchen in Toronto. After, with matriarchs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken of LA's Border Grill. He's also called Amsterdam, Paris and Savannah home before settling in Chicago, and credits his experiences in each metropolis to his 30-year chef evolution. David is inspired by seasonality and the process of creating exceptional food, and cultivated appreciation for both in Chicago. Before joining FIG, he helmed Inspiration Kitchens for several years before stepping into a role as a produce buyer. Having auditioned many global cities, his love for Chicago stems from three simple things - art, food, gardens (or any combination thereof). When not at FIG, you can find him spending time with his daughter Gemma, meditating, or in the garden with Love the Dog nearby. We look forward to having David's knowledge of local ingredients and cuisines in the FIG kitchen, and aspire to his level of well, level-ness.


Meghan McCann

Human Resources & Business Manager - meghan@FIGcatering.com

During the decade she worked in non-profit development, Meghan spent nights and weekends teaching herself how to temper chocolate and make bagels. So when the economic downturn hit and she found herself unemployed, she followed her love to pastry school. After honing her skills at a two-Michelin starred restaurant, a small batch jam maker and many places in-between, she came to FIG in 2015 enticed by the siren call of no longer working baker's hours while still working in an environment that values hospitality and the power of experiences shared around food. In her free time, Meghan enjoys reading, exploring cemeteries and commandeering the jukebox at Simon's Tavern. She lives in Uptown with far too many mid-century modern chairs.

Stephanie Lu Jokich

Senior Corporate & Non-profit Event Manager - stephanie@FIGcatering.com

Stephanie has over twelve years experience in hospitality from her first job at a local doughnut shop, to organizing basement punk shows, to running the South Loop Farmers Market, to harvesting olives in Pistoa, Italy. Her creative side loves to paint, take photos, and write, but her business side is all about making sure you’re spending your event dollars on things that matter most to you. Stephanie is passionate about building a better food system for farmers, workers, and consumers alike. She lives in Bridgeport (like many from the FIG team) with her two cats, and insists Mitch Mitchell from Ultimate Experience is the best drummer in the world.


Ivy Colon

Wedding & Special Events Manager - ivy@FIGcatering.com

Ivy comes to FIG with a twenty-year background in hospitality, most recently as the Events Director with another Chicago caterer. What drew her to FIG was their commitment to providing food that is not only delicious, but also locally, seasonally and sustainably sourced. She looks forward to building on that great foundation of amazing food by providing personalized, impeccable service. As an event manager, Ivy is dedicated to her clients from the initial inquiry, through menu creation and event design, all the way to on-site coordination the day of the event. When she is not working, Ivy enjoys going to see shows, trying new restaurants, cheering for the Michigan State Spartans and entertaining at home with her husband. Whether it’s for work or play, she is most satisfied when the people around her are having a great time!