Apple Pie by FIG Catering

FIGgy Pudding and other Holiday Recipes

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Also, FIG can pickle that. Pickled veg is a must on any relish tray. Holiday nostalgia is served up with Event Manager Stephanie’s Relish Tray Essentials: three bean salad, deviled eggs, bread & butter pickles, cottage cheese and sliced beets. If you’re traveling to the ‘burbs, make a pit stop for a holiday nosh at Stephanie’s favorite Merichkas. Merichka’s classic, Photo …

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 …

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 …

Pet Peeve’s Resurrected

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As I was looking through old blog posts to resurrect I came across this fun one from 2011. I added some peeves (because I’m older & more crotchety now) and hope it’s fun way to start the new blog. – Molly) Stay in this business long enough and you’re sure to see the same things done over and over again. …