Entertaining Company provided the most delicious wedding food we have ever had--and I'm not just saying that because it was our wedding! After almost two months, I still have people calling me to tell me how much they loved the delectable appetizers, the decadent gnocchi, and the beautifully presented chicken. Even better, the staff was completely professional and on top of everything all night--not one person said that the bar line took line or that their food was cold. The staff, especially Molly, one of the event coordinators, is a joy to work with and the food is creative and amazing--you can't go wrong!

Amanda, Wedding Date: 01/12/2013


Entertaining Company is Chicago’s premier “idea caterer”, taking the art of gracious entertaining to a new level. Founder Wendy Pashman and her talented team pride themselves on their artistic presentation, seamless execution and unwavering attention to detail. “We have an insatiable desire for unique food, so we search tirelessly for new cuisines, flavors and color combinations to enhance our events – every event is a stage and every occasion is an opportunity to present an unforgettable experience,” says Pashman


Catering - Frequently Asked Questions
What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

16 Reviews

Meagan, Wedding Date: 12/10/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Our guests couldn't help but gush about how great the food was!

Services Used: Catering

Christina, Wedding Date: 05/21/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

By far the best food we have ever had at a wedding. We worked with Regan.. who is amazing. I could write an entire review on how fabulous she was to work with and how she guided us to make the best choices for our budget and gave us honest feedback. EC has such a unique POV when it comes to wedding food - and our guests absolutely loved everything. They also have the capability to accommodate your unique asks - they made the most insane charcuterie boards for our tables. From cocktail hour through to end of the night bar service (and even late night snacks!) we had zero complaints.

Services Used: Catering

Brooke, Wedding Date: 08/15/2015
Quality of Service: 4.0 Responsiveness: 3.5 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.0 Flexibility: 5.0

After reviewing several Chicago catering companies for our wedding, we selected Entertaining Co for their creativity, flexibility and friendly vibe. We also chose them to cater our rehearsal dinner on a boat. My husband and I loved our tasting and really felt their offerings were several steps above typical "wedding food." They also worked with us to incorporate some personal touches, like serving a pork belly hors d'oeuvres with an Eastern NC BBQ recipe from my hometown and customizing our salad course down to every ingredient. Guests also raved about the sea bass entree. A few areas of frustration:
1. We served two late-night food options, but many of our guests never saw these being offered. The staff seemed to barely circulate and there didn't seem to be much effort made to get these served.
2. 75% of the wedding chose a steak entree, which was a bit overcooked. I understand when serving a large group it's difficult to cook on the rare side, but the meat generally seemed too well done.
3. The dessert table was relegated to a corner and many guests never saw where the sweets were being served. This was done to ensure the dessert table would be close to the kitchen, but I might have liked a better recommendation on this placement.

Overall, I enjoyed my experience working with Entertaining Co and would definitely recommend them to brides that want to offer a more elevated catering spread.

Services Used: Catering

Rocio, Wedding Date: 05/18/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Wow!!!!!! The best of the best!!!!! Everything was so amazing!!!! I have recieved so many compliments on the food and service!!!!! Everyone was so amazing!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Services Used: Catering