Contemporary cuisine and distinctive service
in the tradition of fine entertaining.


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

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Our Venues

Let our experienced staff recommend a place for your event, ranging from the intimate art noveau décor of Maxims to the skyline view airiness of the Sears Tower. Consider the raw urban space such as Gallery 1028 or the Chicago Illuminating Company, or dine with the tigers at Lincoln Park Zoo. 
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Our Vendors

Calihan Catering has extensive working relationships with many talented individuals, small business and large companies that provide specific event and venue services that enhance our award winning service and cuisine. From bakers to musicians, we have connections to resources that have similar values and devotion to excellence.  Learn more about our Vendors

I used Calihan Catering for a surprise 80th birthday party for my husband. I cannot say enough great things about the entire experience of working with them. John Calihan was extremely helpful in planning the event and working through practical issues of the menu, budget and the logistics. The on-site team was fantastic, the food was terrific, and my guests had a wonderful experience. The company truly lived up to its long-standing reputation for great, imaginative food and superior service.
— Heidi, S