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Corporate catering in Chicago

Find trusted local caterers for your office events on the Thriver marketplace.

  • Browse top Chicago caterers by cuisine, diet, holiday specials and more.
  • Check caterer reviews and ratings, and communicate directly with them.
  • Book your caterer, pay, and manage your event - all from our platform.

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Popular caterers in Chicago

Chicago is a foodie’s paradise, and your team will love dining on the best local cuisines at the office. Whether you’re seeking catering for office parties, brainstorming sessions, seminars or everyday office lunches, you’ll find local catering companies on our marketplace that everyone on your team can enjoy.

Browse all Chicago Catering Options

Chicago’s favorite foods, delivered right to the office

  • Choose a sit-down meal, buffet or boxed lunches for your next event.
  • Live your equity values with BIPOC, LGBTQ or women-owned caterers.
  • Need extra help? Book bartenders, bussers and more on the platform.
A group of employees is picking up lunch from a buffet style meal
A group of employees is picking up lunch from a buffet style meal

Chicago’s favorite foods, delivered right to the office

  • Choose a sit-down meal, buffet or boxed lunches for your next event.
  • Live your equity values with BIPOC, LGBTQ or women-owned caterers.
  • Need extra help? Book bartenders, bussers and more on the platform.

We prioritize your team’s safety

  • Our office catering companies gladly follow your health policies.
  • Request individually packaged meals to prevent germ spread.
  • Ask about special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions.
Employees eating an individually packaged office lunch
A group of employees is picking up lunch from a buffet style meal

Chicago’s favorite foods, delivered right to the office

  • Choose a sit-down meal, buffet or boxed lunches for your next event.
  • Live your equity values with BIPOC, LGBTQ or women-owned caterers.
  • Need extra help? Book bartenders, bussers and more on the platform.

We prioritize your team’s safety

  • Our office catering companies gladly follow your health policies.
  • Request individually packaged meals to prevent germ spread.
  • Ask about special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions.
Employees eating an individually packaged office lunch
A group of employees is picking up lunch from a buffet style meal

Chicago’s favorite foods, delivered right to the office

  • Choose a sit-down meal, buffet or boxed lunches for your next event.
  • Live your equity values with BIPOC, LGBTQ or women-owned caterers.
  • Need extra help? Book bartenders, bussers and more on the platform.

We prioritize your team’s safety

  • Our office catering companies gladly follow your health policies.
  • Request individually packaged meals to prevent germ spread.
  • Ask about special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions.
Employees eating an individually packaged office lunch
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We’ll help you at every step

We’ll help you at every step

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We'll build your plan together

We collaborate with you to learn what your team needs and find the best approach.

Collaborate with a Culture Expert

Our crew knows how to feed a hungry workforce. We’ll help you stock the right snacks and plan your team lunches.

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Customize anything you need

You'll have the comfort and flexibility to create something your team will appreciate.

Customize almost anything

Need it keto, kosher, vegetarian or vegan? Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free or halal? Just ask, and we’re on it.

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Bring your team together

Sit back and let us do the heavy lifting, so you don't have to.

Leave the little details to us

Bring us the vision, and we’ll supply the sustenance, from buttoned-up corporate events to raucous team socials.

Customers love us

"I love working with Thriver! My team deals with a lot of requests for in-office catering, and their knowledge about vendors nearby is indispensable when there are so many options to choose from. The Culture Expert Program has especially been useful for us in finding vendors to provide unique, off-menu offerings when needed. They are always prompt and patient, and have been so helpful for us these last few months as we get back to being in-office again!"

Sarah Cruz

Office Coordinator at Intouch Group

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Your Chicago corporate catering questions answered

Why should I choose Thriver for corporate catering in Chicago?

Our marketplace offers dozens of caterers with experience in corporate events, from large sit-down celebrations to office lunch catering for business meetings and corporate dinners in Chicago. All of our catering providers are carefully vetted by our Culture Experts. On Thriver, you can compare caterers, check their ratings, read their reviews, communicate with them, and book them - without ever leaving our website. Having trouble deciding among so many tasty choices? Use our polling feature to let your team vote for their favorite catering options in Chicago - and rate their experience afterwards. Curate your own collection of potential caterers for a variety of event types, and make Thriver your one-stop shop for the best corporate catering in Chicago.

What size of corporate events do you cater in Chicago?

Our Chicago caterers can provide office catering for large and small groups. Some of our corporate caterers have a minimum or maximum headcount, while others have no crowd size limitations at all. If you have questions about your group size, you can contact the caterer directly on our marketplace - they’ll get back to you quickly.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Many Thriver marketplace catering professionals are able to accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions, including common food allergies and sensitivities. Communicate directly with your caterer to inquire about gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, kosher or other dishes. Some caterers are happy to package meals individually, clearly label the dishes, or bring a list of the ingredients in a dish to ensure the safety of your team members.

Can you do individually packaged meals due to COVID?

Yes, most of our Chicago catering services providers are happy to individually package your meals, if they don’t already as a matter of policy. If you have questions about how the food is packaged, or you want to ask for customizations for packaging or delivery, contact your provider through our platform, and they’ll get back to you soon.

Can you provide disposable cutlery and napkins?

Yes - just let your caterer know that you’ll need plates, napkins and silverware - many will even provide salt and pepper and other condiments. Ask your caterer about special needs before you book, or let them know what you need during the booking process. They’ll be happy to do what they can to accommodate your wishes.

How far in advance can I place an order?

While you can place an order as far in advance as you prefer, it’s a good idea to give your caterer at least a couple of weeks’ notice so there’s plenty of time to prepare and manage any special requests you have. Corporate food catering in Chicago is popular among companies of all sizes, and many caterers book up fast during holidays and other special times of the year - so the more notice you can give, the better the chances your first choice will be available.

Can someone help me decide what to order?

You bet! Our Culture Experts are here and waiting to help! Whether you need recommendations or you have a special headcount, budget, or dietary needs that require a certain type of caterer or cuisine, we’ll be happy to assist you with finding just the provider to make your corporate event a smashing hit.

Who delivers the food?

Every provider on the Thriver marketplace arranges for catering delivery using in-house delivery personnel or a third-party delivery service. You can make special delivery arrangements with your provider when you book their catering services, or send a message to inquire about their delivery process.

Can you help us set up food upon arrival?

Many of our corporate catering providers offer food set-up and tear-down for your event. Reach out to caterers directly from their product page to ask about their range of services. If you need extra help the caterer can’t provide, our marketplace offers additional food service assistants, from bartenders and bussers to servers and sommeliers.

Thriver drives company culture

The Thriver marketplace offers more than 2,200 virtual and in-office services from over 615 local providers. We help you engage your employees through professional development, team-building activities, catering services, and much more.

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