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We Make Moments Happen

As we like to say at Tasty Catering, it all started with a hot dog. The biggest successes can come from the smallest moments, and we make moments happen!

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Our Story

Just like many other companies, a long list of “right time, right place, right people” moments describe the foundation of Tasty Catering. The company’s roots can be traced back to the 1980s with the opening of Tasty Dawg, the first of several fast food hot dog restaurants. The success of those restaurants led to the request for corporate catering, beginning with smaller lunch orders and soon growing into entire picnics and company events. Tasty Dawg’s catering division was booming, and with the addition of several key team members, brothers and owners Tom, Larry and Kevin turned the Tasty team’s focus to catering.

Eventually, the three existing Tasty Dawg locations were shut down in favor of the full-time, full-service catering company Tasty Catering, which was now operating out of a commercial kitchen in Elk Grove Village, IL. With continued success and the addition of even more key employees, Tasty Catering made another leap—this time into a large 12,000-square-foot building—in 2005 to better accommodate the growth in sales, food and event production, services, menus and employees.

Today, our team produces hundreds of events annually, from weddings and birthdays, to corporate meetings and galas, nonprofit fundraisers and festivals. We love catering events in the Chicago area and are honored to be a part of the Elk Grove Village community.

  • 1989
    Founded
  • 10,000+
    Events Annually
  • 200+
    Team Members

Our Team

The Tasty Catering Team is made up of creatives, planners and foodies, and we wouldn’t be who we are today without each and every one of them. We are proud to provide so many jobs to the community and are grateful to have the opportunity to employ people of all different backgrounds and histories.

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Awards

Highly Accredited & Awarded

Tasty Catering has spent years perfecting the art of catering and service, leading to honors in catering, event planning and company culture. From industry awards like Caterer of the Year to community awards like Governor’s Award for Sustainability and business awards like Top Small Workplaces—even Forbes Best Small Companies in America—we deeply value each award! We feel honored today to have received such notoriety and recognition from a variety of truly admirable organizations.

  • Inc. 5000 Award | Tasty Catering

Our Services

As a full-service Chicago caterer, we offer more than just tasty food. Our team is highly trained to help you through each and every part of the event planning process. From finding the perfect Chicago event venue to incorporate your theme to how to incorporate your favorite homemade meals into your wedding day or how to expertly craft the event so your brand is at the forefront for your investors, you can trust the Tasty Catering team to help you with every little detail, no matter how big or small. Our event production services are available with every event we cater, so you don’t have to stress about a thing!

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