Chicago may be windy eight months out of the year, but the city’s reputation for fine dining and Midwestern comfort food more than makes up for its lakeside chill. The city has evolved beyond a meat-and-potatoes town into a sophisticated, innovative hub of culinary treasures.
Chicago boasts over 40 James Beard Award-winning chefs and restaurants and a new crop of chefs, like Beverly Kim, the Top Chef breakout who nabbed a Michelin star for her innovative Korean-American dishes at Parachute, and Noah Sandoval, whose “Gonzo tasting menu” at Oriole earned him a Food & Wine nomination for Best New Chef in 2017.
So it came as no surprise when Bon Appétit crowned Chicago their 2017 Restaurant City of the Year. From glorious grease pits to trendsetting fusion spots, Chicago area restaurants and caterers offer just about everything your tastebuds desire. Here’s our downloadable PDF guide to the Chicago food scene, including trends Chicago area caterers have mastered, and the corporate catering outfits you need to know about.
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