The fall is a great time for gatherings, from tailgate parties, to reunions, weddings, company events, and annual meetings.
Planning an event this season? Serve up something that’s more than hot dogs. Though catering from local chains—like Portillo’s, Corky’s, and Buona Beef—is popular, these choices can feel stale. And the truth is that catering can be much more elegant while still being ridiculously easy on you.
When you’re ready to pass on the hamburgers, hot dogs, and Italian beef, here are four ideas that can up the elegance factor at your next event.
Serve finger-lickin’ BBQ
Want to thrill your guests? Bring in BBQ! Cooked on-site, our irresistible BBQ catering can include bone-in BBQ chicken, baby back ribs, and classic sides like coleslaw, oven baked beans, and potato salad. You can even keep the hot dogs, bratwurst, and burgers on the menu. All menus include our famous Grampa’s Grille BBQ sauce.
Host a hot lunch
Whether you’re hosting on-site or off-site, an elegant catered lunch will make your guests feel great. Hosted buffet menu options include our famous Broasted Chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, pasta, and much more, with up to three veggie-forward side dishes. Other options include Italian- or Mexican-inspired menus with something to please every guest.
Bring in soup, salad, and sandwiches
Lighter fare can hit the spot—like for a bridal shower or a working lunch. Choose from our Soup, Salad & Sandwich menu with your choice of soup, salad bar fixings, and up to three kinds of mini sandwiches.
Whether you’re hosting a pre-holiday celebration, a company meeting, or a rehearsal dinner, an elegant menu makes your event memorable. Elegant self-serve buffet options served at your home, office, or off-site venue include oven roasted turkey breast with stuffing, slow-roasted pork loin with Grampa’s Grille sauce, slow roasted beef au jus, and much more. All menus include your choice of sides, salad, and dinner rolls—and will leave everyone feeling satisfied.
Since 1959, Catering with Elegance has combined beautiful venues, mouthwatering food, and top-notch service to transform events into treasured memories. We offer full-service catering and event management at two beautiful west suburban locations as well as off-site service for weddings, celebrations, and corporate events.