FAQ - Chicago Catering

Frequently Asked Questions


What type of food serving options do you offer?
We offer four levels of food service: buffet catering, family style catering, plated catering and stations.

How do I receive the food?
We offer three options, pick up, drop off with set-up and on site-staffed service.

What rental services do you offer?
We provide a full range of rental services including tables, tents, chairs, linens, china, lighting, A\V, staff, entertainers, ice sculptures, bathrooms, bands, and DJ's and more.

How much are servers?
Servers are billed at a rate of $26.00/hour. Billing will include set up, service, and closing of the event.

Do you provide bar service and can I provide my own liquor?
We have a variety of bar packages for any size event and bartenders to service your event. Our bar packages start at $11.00/guest and our bartenders are $31.00/hour. Our bartenders can serve liquor you provide for a small corkage and license fee.

How do I place an order?
Call us at (630) 396-3060 or fill out the contact us form! One of our planning professionals will walk you through every detail to make sure you don't miss a thing.

What's the minimum number of people you serve?
Our minimum service is 12 guests. Additional charges may apply based on your food selections.

Can I order a la carte?
Yes! Any item can be ordered individually if the quantity meets our minimum requirements.

How can I reserve a date?
Please contact us and one of our event coordinators will put together a proposal. After any necessary changes, return the signed contract and a 50% deposit will reserve the date and ensure current pricing.

Is a deposit always required?
All orders require a 50% deposit. Events such as picnics and weddings that require rentals or staff have additional considerations and policies, please Contact Us for details. We accept cash, corporate checks, money orders, certified checks, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. Personal checks are not accepted.

How much advance notice is required for an order?
For most catering events, 72 hours is sufficient advance notice. For large events or special menus and rentals (such as corporate events and weddings), we may require additional time. Please contact us to learn more.

Do prices include set-up?
Set-ups are available and are priced according to the number of guests.

What additional charges can I expect?
Beyond the cost of the food, Addison, IL sales tax of 8.25% is added to all orders. In addition, delivery is extra depending on the number of guests and location of the event.

Where is Cork Catering located?
We are located in the town of Addison, Illinois. Addison is in the western suburbs of Chicago, southwest of O'Hare Airport. Our address is 1421 Fullerton Ave., Addison, Illinois 60101.

Do you deliver and where do you deliver to?
Yes, we deliver to the entire Chicagoland area. Our delivery zone is from the Wisconsin border to the Indiana border to the Fox River Valley. If you are unsure if you reside within this area please call us at (630) 396-3030.

Does Corky's serve vegetarian, vegan or gluten free dishes?
Yes! We have a number of items that our sales team can offer. Please contact us for more information.