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Calihan Catering emphasizes creative gourmet cuisine, impeccable service and innovative event concepts that set the mood and spirit for memorable events. For over thirty years our clients have come to rely on our gourmet culinary expertise for intimate dinners, personalized weddings, corporate events, social fundraisers and contractual dining. 

Our Chicago based company has catered events of 2-5,000 guests in a vast array of venues. We have one of Chicago's largest private catering facilities with a renovated 20,000-square-foot building — including an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art kitchen — on Goose Island.

Our cuisine is built from the freshest and highest quality products available. Our team of accomplished, and international culinarian’s embrace traditional sensibilities while exploring new techniques, flavors and presentations. All hors d'oeuvres are hand made with care, fish and meats are smoked on the premises, butchers fabricate our meat, poultry, seafood, stocks, sauces, and soups are made daily.

Our team's approach is to create menus to please any palate or to personalize the event with your favorite recipes. We also suggest alternative dishes for dazzling meals that each of your guests will enjoy. We will meet any special need, be it a religious dietary requirement, an allergy, popular paleo or vegan style dishes.

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sample menus

to provide you with a brief taste of our cuisine, please look over the sample menu’s below. keep in mind, that all of our proposals are custom, so we can’t wait to hear from you and curate a menu perfect for your needs!

sample wedding proposal

sample holiday proposal