The Food First Catering Difference...

Catering for a company large or small should not just be about dropping off food, it's about engaging your clients with all five senses.

Food First helps you do what is vital to your business, and that's improve relationships. We will help you create something special, whether it's a box lunch or a delicious and beautifully decorated buffet.

Don't worry Food First Chicago has you covered!

Menu


Our breakfast pastries are made fresh every morning.

Continental $8.95

Assortment of muffins, scones, croissants and New York Style bagels. Served with individual cream cheeses, fruit preserves, butter and a seasonal fruit tray.

New York Style Bagels $7.95

Assorted bagels served with peanut butter, honey, plain cream cheese and a seasonal fruit tray.

Yogurt Breakfast Bar $6.95

Create your own parfait with Greek yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, granola with almonds and dried fruit.

Smoked Salmon Tray $16.95

Assorted New York style bagels, capers, tomatoes, red onion, diced eggs, lemon wedges, plain cream cheese, and cream cheese with chives. Accompanied with seasonal fruit tray (15 person minimum).

Hot Breakfast

Kick start your morning with one of our delicious breakfast.

Breakfast Paninis $10.95

Served with roasted breakfast potatoes.

Choose from the following:

  • Egg, swiss cheese, and honey baked ham.
  • Egg, cheddar cheese, and smoked bacon.
  • Egg, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and spinach(v).

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches $9.95

Served with roasted breakfast potatoes.

Choose from the following:

  • Egg, cheddar cheese and sausage.
  • Egg, swiss cheese and bacon.
  • Egg, cheddar cheese and tomato(v).

Homemade French Toast $10.95

Served with fresh scrambled eggs and choice of sausage links or smoked bacon. Accompanied with maple syrup, whipped butter, and powdered sugar.

Breakfast Quiche $10.95

Served with breakfast potatoes.

Your choice of the following:

  • Lorraine: Bacon, Swiss cheese and caramelized onions.
  • Southwestern: Sausage, peppers, and onions.
  • Florentine: Tomato, mushroom, spinach and Swiss Cheese(v).

Classic Hot $11.95

Freshly scrambled eggs, sausage links, smoked, bacon, and roasted breakfast potatoes. (Turkey Sausage available upon request)

Breakfast Tacos $10.95

Scrambled eggs with chorizo. Served with Mexican breakfast potatoes, flour tortillas, sour cream, roasted tomato salsa and shredded Chihuahua cheese.

Ala Carte Seasonal fruit tray

  • Sm. 10-15 servings $55.00
  • Lg. 20-25 servings $85.00

Seasonal whole fruit $2.50ea.

Fruit Cups $4.50ea.

Assorted Overnight Oats $4.50ea.

Yogurt Parfaits $4.95ea.

Assorted Fruit Yogurts $2.95ea.

Assorted Breakfast Pastries $3.75ea.

Scrambled eggs $3.50p.p.

Smoked Bacon $3.50p.p.

Sausage Links $3.50p.p.

Breakfast Potatoes $2.95p.p.

Side of Pancakes $4.50p.p.

Side of French Toast $4.50p.p.

Sandwiches

Sandwiches can be ordered in individual boxes or on disposable platters.

Sandwich Boxes $12.95

Includes chips, cookie and choice of one side (Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad, and Potato Salad).

Sandwich Platters $12.95

Includes chips, chocolate chip cookie, and choice of one side (Tossed House Salad, Caesar Salad, Broccoli Salad, Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad, and Potato Salad).

Mediterranean Vegetable (v)

Feta Cheese, Cucumber, Lettuce, tomato, Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper, and Avocado Spread.

Black Forest Ham

Thinly Sliced ham, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey dijon mayo.

Roasted Turkey Breast

Thinly sliced turkey breast, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and sundried tomato aioli.

Roast Beef

Thinly sliced roast beef, smoked cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and horseradish mayo.

Chicken Salad

Fresh chicken, green apples, raisins, celery red onion, mayo, lettuce and tomato.

Tuna Salad

Tuna, capers, eggs, giardiniera, red onion, mayo, lettuce and tomato.

Baja Chicken

Marinated grilled chicken breast, roasted peppers, Monterrey jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and avocado spread.

Italian

Mortadella, capicola, genoa salami, provolone cheese, giardiniera, lettuce and garlic aioli.

Wraps (Sold in Increments of 3)

Wraps can be ordered in individual boxes or on disposable platters. Please order a minimum of three per wrap selections.

Wrap Boxes $12.95

Includes chips, cookie and choice of one side (Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad, and Potato Salad).

Wrap Platters $12.95

Includes chips, chocolate chip cookie, and choice of one side (Tossed House Salad, Caesar Salad, Broccoli Salad, Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad, and Potato Salad).

Southwestern Chicken Wrap

Marinated grilled chicken breast, black beans, Monterrey Jack cheese, avocado, lettuce and tomato.

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Grilled chicken breast, tossed in Buffalo Sauce with lettuce, tomato, Bleu Cheese, and Ranch Dressing.

Asian Chicken Wrap

Grilled Hoisin chicken breast with carrots, cucumber, kale, avocado, and Asian Sesame Dressing.

Cajun Steak Wrap

Chipotle marinated steak, sautéed peppers & onions, smoked cheddar cheese, lettuce & tomato.

Turkey Wrap

Sliced turkey breast, bacon, avocado, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato.

Asian Tofu Wrap (V)

Pan seared Tofu with Julienne cucumbers, Carrots, Daikon, Fresh cilantro, lettuce, Tomato and Asian sesame aioli.

Black Bean Wrap (V)

Black Beans, Roasted Corn, Cheddar Cheese, red pepper, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, and Chipotle Ranch Dressing.

Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wrap (GF)

Grilled Chicken, Tomato, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, and Drizzled with Ranch Dressing. (GF) (GF) Gluten Free, (V) Vegetarian

Paninis (Sold in Increments of 3)

Paninis can be ordered in individual boxes or on disposable plates. Please order a minimum of three per salad selection.

Panini Boxes $13.95

Includes chips and chocolate chip cookie.

Panini Platters $13.95

Includes chips and a chocolate chip cookie.

Cubano

Roasted pork, ham, pickles Swiss cheese, mustard and mayo.

Meat Lover

Roasted chicken, Swiss cheese, capicola, salami, turkey, lettuce, tomato, red onion, chipotle and aioli.

Taylor Street

Mortadella, capicola, salami, lettuce, tomato, fresh mozzarella, provolone and garlic aioli.

Chicken Pomodori

Grilled chicken, fresh basil, spinach, oven roasted tomatoes, provolone cheese and pesto mayo.

Veggie Panini

Oven roasted tomatoes, fresh kale, provolone cheese, grilled zucchini, eggplant and avocado spread.

Salad Boxes (Sold in Increments of 3)

All salad boxes include bread and butter. $11.95

Southwestern

Cajun marinated grilled chicken breast, mixed lettuce, black beans, cheddar cheese, Roma tomatoes, avocado, crispy tortilla strips, and Chipotle Ranch dressing

Mediterranean

Marinated grilled chicken breast, chopped Romaine hearts, Roma tomatoes, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and Greek dressing.

Chicken Caesar

Marinated grilled chicken breast, chopped Romaine hearts, fresh parmesan, homemade croutons and Caesar dressing.

Chef's Special

Chopped Romaine hearts, strips of Swiss cheese, Cheddar cheese, turkey breast, ham, cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, and Ranch dressing.

Mixed Green Salad

Marinated grilled chicken breast, mixed greens, strawberries, toasted almonds, mandarins, feta cheese, red onion, and pomegranate vinaigrette.

Salad Buffets

Salad buffets include bread & butter. $12.95

Southwestern

Mixed lettuce, Cajun spiced chicken, roasted corn, black beans, Roma tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, avocados, red onion, crispy tortilla strips. Served with roasted red pepper dressing and Chipotle Ranch.

Chef's Special

Chopped Romaine lettuce, mixed greens, strips of Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, turkey breast, Black Forest ham, cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, red onions and button mushrooms. Served with Ranch and Italian dressing.

Thai Chicken

Mixed greens, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, mandarin oranges, seasoned almonds, Roma tomatoes, red onions. Served with a Thai noodle salad, Asian glazed grilled chicken breast, crispy wonton skins and an Asian sesame vinaigrette

Side Salads - $3.50

  • Pasta Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Seasonal Fruit Salad
  • Broccoli Salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Tossed House Salad

Chicken Dishes

Chicken Parmesan $13.95

Breaded chicken breast baked with marinara sauce and shredded Mozzarella Cheese. Served with penne pasta with Marinara sauce and a Caesar salad.

Chicken Piccata $13.95

Sautéed chicken breast with a lemon caper sauce served with rice pilaf and seasonal roasted vegetables.

Chicken Marsala $13.95

Sautéed chicken breast in a Marsala wine sauce and mushrooms. Served over a bed of linguini. Accompanied with green beans sautéed with peppers, shallots, and fresh garlic.

Chicken Milanese $13.95

Italian style breaded chicken breast topped with a creamy Boursin sauce. Served with pasta primavera.

Chicken Cordon Bleu $13.95

Chicken breast stuffed with slices of Black Forest ham and Provolone cheese in a Boursin crème sauce. Served with herb roasted potatoes and broccoli florets.

Rotisserie Chicken $12.95

Bone in chicken marinated over night and slowly roasted. Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and choice of sweet buttered corn or honey glazed green beans.

Country Fried Chicken $12.95

Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and choice of sweet buttered corn or honey glazed green beans.

Mediterranean Chicken Skewers $13.95

Chicken skewers marinated in Greek yogurt, lemon, garlic, fresh spices, and grilled. Served with rice pilaf and Greek salad. Includes pita bread and tzatziki sauce.

*$1 added for Individually Boxed

Pasta Dishes

All pasta buffets are accompanied with your choice of Caesar salad or Tossed Garden Salad and Garlic bread.

Italian Sausage Lasagna $12.50

Lasagna noodles layered with shredded Mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta cheese, ground Italian sausage sautéed with peppers and a homemade Marinara sauce (sold in increments of 9).

Vegetable Lasagna (v) $12.50

Lasagna noodles layered with oven roasted vegetables, shredded Mozzarella, Parmesan, Ricotta cheese and a tomato basil crème sauce (sold in increments of 9).

Eggplant Parmesan (v) $12.50

Breaded eggplant layered with shredded Mozzarella, Parmesan and Ricotta cheese in our homemade Marinara sauce.

Pasta Buffet $14.50

Create your own pasta buffet by choosing two pastas and two sauces. Served with your choice of Italian sausage & peppers, Chicken & Peppers, Meatballs, and Roasted Vegetables (V) (You can only select 1-2).

Pastas:

  • Penne
  • Rotini
  • Linguini
  • Rigatoni

Sauces:

  • Marinara
  • Alfredo
  • Spicy Arrabiata
  • Vodka Crème

(Accompanied with Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and oregano)

*$1 added for Individually Boxed

South of The Border

All of our south of the border buffets are cooked with authentic Mexican Spices.

Chicken Fajitas $13.95

Seasoned chicken strips sautéed with bell peppers and Spanish onions. Served with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, roasted tomato salsa, and tortilla chips. Accompanied with Spanish rice, refried beans and flour tortillas. Guacamole available at additional cost ($2.95).

Steak Fajitas $16.95 * (Price will vary due to Market Value)

Seasoned Skirt Steak strips sautéed with bell peppers and Spanish onions. Served with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, roasted tomato salsa, and tortilla chips. Accompanied with Spanish rice, refried beans and flour tortillas. Guacamole available at additional cost ($2.95).

Taco Bar $13.95

Choice of ground beef ( picadillo), Grilled chicken adobo, Pork Barbacoa or seasoned sauteed veggies. Served with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced tomatoes, diced onions, roasted tomato salsa, tortilla chips and guacamole. Accompanied with Spanish rice, refried beans, flour tortillas and crispy corn tortillas. Chicken and Steak available upon request (Add Steak For $2.95* Price will vary due to Market Value).Guacamole available at additional cost ($2.95).

*$1 added for Individually Boxed

Executive Buffet

Hoisin Glazed Salmon $18.95

Fresh Atlantic Salmon marinated in a ginger hoisin & grilled to perfection. Served with steamed white rice and julienne vegetables.

Grilled Skirt Steak $18.95* (Price will vary due to Market Value)

Tender Skirt Steak marinated with fresh herbs and grilled to perfection, topped with sautéed mushroom, and caramelized onions. Served with roasted Potatoes and buttered broccoli with carrots.

Tenderloin Kabobs $23.95

Fresh cut tenderloin kabobs skewered with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and grilled to perfection. Served with rice pilaf and salad of your choice

*$1 added for Individually Boxed

Fun Buffet

Italian Beef $13.95

Thinly sliced roast beef simmered in Italian gravy with bell peppers. Accompanied with hot and mild giardiniera peppers, mozzarella cheese. Served with a Caesar salad and penne pasta with Marinara or Vodka sauce.

Build Your Own Burger $11.95

1/3 pound Angus beef burger with all the trimmings on the side - smoked bacon, grilled onions, sautéed mushroom, burger setup and cheese. Served with French fries (Grilled chicken breast and Veggie Burger available upon request).

Hot Dogs $8.95

Done Chicago style with all the trimmings. Served with French fries.

Pita Buffet $13.95

Includes your choice of Mediterranean Chicken, Hoisin Glazed Pork, (V) Sauteed Mediterranean Vegetable (Upon request), Warm Pita Pockets, Shredded Lettuce, Sliced Tomatoes, Sliced Onions, Tzaziki Sauce, Chipotle Ranch, Sriracha Mayo, Hot Giardiniera, and Mild Giardiniera. Served with Rice Pilaf, Hummus, and Toasted Pita Triangles. (add Cajun Steak for $2.95* Price will vary due to Market Value)

*$1 added for Individually Boxed

Snack and Desserts

Snack by the tray

Vegetable Crudité and Ranch Dip

Sm. $40.00

Lg. $60.00

Assorted Domestic & Imported Cheese Tray

Sm. $75.00

Lg. $105.00

Grilled Vegetable Tray

Sm. $55.00

Lg. $80.00

Seasonal Fruit Tray

Sm. $55.00

Lg. $85.00

Antipasto Tray

Sm. $75.00

Lg. $105.00

Tomato Bruschetta

Sm. $40.00

Lg. $65.00

Snacks By The Piece

Granola Bars $2.50

Whole Fruit $2.50

Potato Chips $2.00

Mixed Nuts $3.75 p.p.

Tortilla chips & salsa/guacamole $5.00 p.p.

Desserts

Homemade cookies $2.75 ea.

Brownies $2.75 ea.

Cheesecake $3.25 ea.

Assorted Mini Desserts $2.95 ea.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries / Dozen $33.00

Beverages

Coffee service

Includes creamers, sugars, and sweeteners. (10-12 servings per gallon)

Regular coffee $21/Gallon

Decaf coffee $21/Gallon

Tea Service $18/Gallon

Sodas (Coke, Diet Coke & Sprite) $1.95ea.

Bottled Water $1.95ea.

Assorted Bottled Juices $2.50ea.

Ready to place your order?

Here are some things you should know.

  • A 15 guest or a $175.00 of food and beverage total is required to place an order.
  • You can pick up your catering at our location or we can deliver to your location. Delivery fee of $25 will be added to each order.
  • Method of payments accepted: All major credit cards (credit card service fee added), ACH, cash, and check (house accounts only).
  • All orders include disposable plates, napkins, flatware and serving utensils.
  • Disposable and stainless steel chafers are available for an additional fee.
  • 24 hour notice cancellation is needed to avoid charges.
  • Orders need to be placed the day before the event during business hours.

To place an order please call customer service during the business hours of 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday thru Friday at (312) 877-5065 Thank you for choosing Food First Chicago!

Call Our Business Caterers

After considering these few points, give us a call. We are proud to say that we will be able to meet any of these requests, and provide full or partial service catering. Remember, we at Food First Chicago are here to serve businesses big or small. We want to ensure that your work picnic gathering is perfect. Call us today!

Consumer Advisory

The Chicago Department of Public Health advises that consumption of raw or under cooked foods of animal origin, such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, pork, poultry or shellfish, may result in an increased risk of food borne illness. Individuals with certain underlying health conditions may be at higher risk and should consult their physician or public health official for further information.

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