Chicagoland Catering Testimonials
Compliments from Our Clients
Cork Catering is proud to receive compliments from our clients, and are happy to share them here with you!
Corporate Lunch Catering Testimonial
“Thank you for your time! Everyone was raving about the food and looking to pass it along to others. We will follow up with the admin team and provide all your information as well.”
–Valarie B. from Oakbrook
Fashion Show Testimonial
I used Cork Catering for my event for Jenny Yoo Collection. They were great to work with. They were so organized and accommodating to changes. Jennifer was there on the day of and was on target with everything and made sure things went smoothly. Of all the vendors at the event I did not have to worry or have any concerns for Cork. They made my day less stressful definitely.
The presentation for the guests at the event was impeccable. I was very impressed. Not to mention, the feedback I received from the guests was all positive and how great the food was. I even sampled a few pieces and they weren't kidding!
The staff was also very friendly and approachable during the event.
GREAT JOB CORK! I will definitely use you again and recommend you to others! :)”
–Deb B. from Chicago, IL
“Working with Cork and Jennifer was a fabulous experience! Our wedding reception was held in a large, open, empty loft space and they helped us to fill the space and make it look stunning!
We have received nothing but compliments on our food. Cork offers very innovative and delicious dishes at a reasonable price. We had a vision in mind of what the food should be at our wedding and Cork really delivered. We had shopped around at several catering companies and nobody even came close to giving us what we wanted within our budget. Cork stuck to the budget and still delivered magnificent food - very impressive.
We were sold on the food at the tasting. I dare you to find better tasting dishes from another caterer in Chicago! Cork was very flexible as well, and Jennifer took all of our crazy mind-changes (of which there were many...) in stride, and had helpful suggestions on how best to pull off our vision. I could not say enough good things about this company. You will not be disappointed!”
–Amy G. from Algonquin, IL
“What a wonderful evening! Everyone was raving about the food. And….the event raised enough money to cover 30 procedures for uninsured women.
Many many thanks for your kind support.
I look forward to our working together again.
–Sandy G. from Chicago, IL
“Hi there, I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that your team was AWESOME. They were pleasant, professional and lots of fun. They set up quickly and without much fuss, our residence were quite pleased as were we in the office.
Thank you for a great experience, we will definately be calling upon you again...”
–Cynthia G. from Chicago, IL
“Cork catered our wedding, headed up by Jennifer. They did an absolutely fabulous job.
- Jennifer did an amazing job of organizing all of the catering details day of.
- Cork was the only caterer we talked to who was willing to put aside their egos and work with another catering service (Smoque) to give us the wedding of our dreams. Jennifer took on the task of ensuring all the serving dishes were the same and that all the staff worked well together.
- The staff was genuinely kind - one server noticed my Grandmother with her cane in the buffet line. She walked next to her and built her plate, then carried it back to the table. My Grandma hates to be an intrusion, but this woman made it seem very natural.
- The food was AWESOME.
- Our venue came with NOTHING. Jennifer masterfully helped us choose tables, linens, chairs and all the special details that helped make the hall feel like a wedding.
- They allowed us to purchase a minimal drink package and pay a nominal corkage fee so that we could purchase our own alcohol. This saved us a TON of money, and allowed us to customize our drink menu to our guests' tastes.
- Cork genuinely made us feel like our event was important and special, no matter the budget.”
–Becky S. from Chicago, IL
“I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with Cork Catering. Our event last night went off perfectly. The food was excellent as were the staff. I received many compliments from our guests and we will always use Corky's for our catering needs.
Again thank you to everyone who worked our event and happy holidays.”
–Sheri K. from Naperville, IL
“I never tasted any of the food before my wedding. I planned it in 2 months from California. Loft on Lake, where we got married, had recommended them. Their menu looked mouth-watering, the reviews were stellar, the prices extremely reasonable and they were great to work with.
The food was delicious! Of the guests, there was the owner of a high-end restaurant and the GM of a Michelin rated restaurant who separately came up to me, unsolicited, to tell me how incredible the appetizers were. Well done, Cork!
Not only did Jennifer and Jamie handle all of the food, linens and table rentals, but they ordered the flowers and gave me a breakdown of what alcohol to buy from Binny's in order to save money. Jennifer even acted as a wedding planner on the day: she had written down the order of the processional and was ready to direct people when to walk down the aisle.
We felt so lucky to have worked with them. Not only did they make our wedding great, but we feasted :). I was so busy chowing down that my maid of honor had to remind me to get up and greet people.”
–Julie. M from Los Angeles, CA
“I just wanted to thank you for everything on Wednesday evening. I have hosted several volunteer parties and this one was by far, the easiest for me. When I chose Cork as the caterer, I didn't realize how much service would be provided. The staff was wonderful, so helpful and polite and the food was great! I will be sharing your information with all of our volunteers. I don't know if you have settled the account yet, but I would like to add on an additional $X,XXX.XX as a tip for the staff. Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me. Thanks again!”
–Patti M. from Chicago, IL
“We used Cork for our wedding reception in September 2011. Our event coordinator at Cork was Jennifer, who handled all aspects of our event masterfully!
Jennifer took us through the whole process of planning our wedding reception. She met with us several times for tastings and planning meetings, even coming to our house to discuss details of our reception. Throughout the entire process, we felt that Jennifer truly cared about making our event special.
The food was excellent! We met the head chef, Opie, who worked with us and Jennifer closely to make our menu perfect. Opie was very willing to adjust and come up with new recipes, like an appetizer we asked for, or using tarragon butter on our steaks rather than red wine sauce (yum!!!). We got nothing but compliments on the appetizers and meals that Cork served.
Cork was very reasonably priced and worked with us to ensure that our menu fit realistically within our budget. We went to several of Cork's competitors for tastings, and we thought that in comparison, Cork had the best food for the price.
We would highly recommend Cork for their great food, reasonable prices, and superb service.”
–Dan D from Chicago, IL
“I used Cork's Catering for my recent wedding in September at South Shore Cultural Center. They exceeded all of my expectations and helped to create my dream wedding. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. My contact Jennifer Anderson worked along with me and my planner to ensure every detail was perfect from my linens to my signature drinks to the tasty food: all staying within my budget. All my guests raved about the food and I would highly recommend Cork to others!!”
–Christina S. from Chicago, IL
“I wanted to send you an email letting you know how grateful I am for all your help! Working with people like you made my event so special and memorable! Your staff went above and beyond to accommodate us and all our needs at my event. They were attentive, considerate and so helpful! My guests loved them and they couldn't stop raving about the delicious food! I am really so happy Cork catered my event and I hope to use your services for any future event I may plan! Thank you for your timely correspondences, your professional manner and your kindness!”
–Candice G. from Schaumburg
“We were introduced to Cork Catering at an open-house event at The Grove, and right away we were impressed. The professionalism and enthusiasm of the staff, the quality and inventiveness of the food, and the tasteful artistry of their presentation made Cork stand out above all the other caterers we were looking into for our upcoming wedding.
We hired them, and while discussing all the details, they were incredibly helpful and flexible in planning a terrific menu for us. Jennifer Anderson, whom we worked with, was always responsive to questions we had, and had great advice and ideas for presentation of the hors d'oeuvres and food stations for our guests. They were also helpful in accommodating our budget without sacrificing the quality of the event.
Our wedding reception went off without a hitch. We received so many compliments from our guests about the unique menu and the excellent service. Many said it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding.
Bottom Line: choosing Cork Catering was one of the best decisions we made.”
–Ross M. from Chicago, IL