FIG Catering 2018 Green Gift Guide

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Ok, so you’ve got the holiday party planned (or if you don’t, get in touch!). Check that off your list. What’s next? Here are some of FIG’s favorite food-centric and low waste gift ideas for spreading local cheer. Apologue Liqueurs for the mixologist in your life, these Chicago kids have launched a unique and regionally focused line of spirits. Infuse …

Sitka Salmon with summer succotash

Chicago Trade Shows : from Expo to After Party

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What if you need help sampling a food or beverage brand to the masses? What if your TV personality chef wants their special recipe to reach a crowd of hungry fans? That’s where a reliable catering partner can help at a trade show or expo. This is what you came to Chicago to do, after all, and the show must go on.

Manifesting Vegetables

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On being a Veggie Psychic in an age of climate change Chicago is known for smashing two things together. The resulting word sandwich is swallowed into the city’s lexicon, hopefully washed down by craft beer. Frunchroom. Brunch. Linner. Sprummer. Winting. Since we are languishing in the latter (winter + spring = winting) — grey sky and April snows — we …

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EMME Open House

Living the Life : Luxury Redefined

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Imagine you’ve been invited to the EMME Open House, a brand new condo building in Chicago’s West Loop. You step into a spacious lobby with wraparound 20 ft windows and are directed to take the elevators up to Floor 3. As you open the amenity room door, you’re greeted by the sounds of a cocktail shaker and the smells of …

Justin’s last hurrah

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Almost 13 years ago Molly and I scraped together $2000 and decided to start our own catering company; FIG was born and it has been quite the rollercoaster ride. I have had the pride and joy of working with very talented and unique people over these years – chefs and cooks who are some of the most creative and hard-working …

How much does a wedding cost?

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So you’re getting married – congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful, perplexing world of wedding planning. There’s a lot to think about and we totally understand if your head is spinning; we’d like to offer some helpful advice as it relates to wedding catering (an area know a little about since we cater nearly 70 weddings a year). A great place …

We can pickle that

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While Porlandia did a hilariously good job of spoofing the Millennial phenomenon of pickling…everything, when we’re in the season of local produce it’s hard not to want to grab on to it and try to keep it along for a bit longer. Plus pickles are really good. So, what do we pickle that you might not think of? The first …

NeoCon and beyond, making an impression

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NeoCon, the commercial design trade show behemoth, kicks off this year on June 12th and we are ready to cater. Also known as “interior design Christmas”, it’s a call home for designers, architects, and commercial trendsetters. River North turns into a hive of activity including dramatic product reveals, seminars by international design experts, and creative cocktail parties galore. FIG has …