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Going the extra mile (or 200)
The Berghoff team has been hard at work all winter long, collaborating with local farmers and food consultants to develop fresh, new menu items. It is our century-long commitment to run a sustainable business and support the local community. 80% of all local farms in the Midwest are family owned. The Berghoff has been family owned and operated for more than 112 years. For our team, it's more than farm to table; it's family to family. Find out more...
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it is easy being green

As a part of our 200-Mile Initiative, Berghoff Catering uses sustainable best practices daily - from our proposal process to our on-site event execution. By taking a few easy steps, you can ensure your events are a great experience for your guests and our environment:
  • Use china and other reusable service equipment
  • Serve condiments, such as cream and sugar, in bulk containers rather than individual packets
  • Don't use bottled water or pre-fill water glasses; instead use large coolers or offer table service
  • Source local food and sustainable seafood
  • Donate leftover food to a local food bank
In addition to doing your part, here are some questions to ask your caterer, venue and other vendors:
  • Do they source local products?
  • Do they provide organic foods?
  • Do they source fair trade items?
  • What "green" practices do they use?
It doesn't take much to support our local communities as well as our environment. Before hosting your next event, ask yourself what you could do to make things a little "greener".




making history again

This past April 7, to celebrate the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, several female leaders of Chicago gathered together at the Berghoff Bar to recreate the historic all-male "New Beer's Eve" photo. Over 100 women came out to toast to Chicago's history and the female trail-blazers of the past, present and future. Read more...

venue spotlight

Chicago's Hottest Venue
Just Got Cooler!


Whether you are planning a dinner for 300 or a cocktail reception for 2,500, Chicago Union Station is one of Chicago's most prestigious landmarks and offers a timeless setting, sure to make an unforgettable impression upon your guests.  

Originally designed by Daniel Burnham, who said, "make no small plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood," the Great Hall at Chicago Union Station is considered to be one of the greatest indoor spaces in the United States ... and this summer, it's going to get even cooler! As a part of the station's renovation project, the Great Hall will now be air conditioned for the first time since the 1960's.



Book your next event here!


Meet The Family

Chon Reynozo
Executive Pastry Chef

Chon has been with the Berghoff family for over 11 years. His work is what sets Berghoff Catering apart from the rest. With his apple strudel, three-tiered wedding cakes, gluten-free pastries and even sweeter personality, Chon keeps all his customers and coworkers happy.

See some of Chon's work!

Libations

Devil in the White City




Savory

Zesty Garlic Shrimp




Sweets

Apple Pie Squares
with Cheddar Crust



carlyn's corner
Being "green" is easier than you think. As a mother, I teach my kids the importance of recycling, reducing waste, and conserving water and electricity. As a CEO and chef, I do the same...but on a much larger scale. I am proud to carry on the same traditions and beliefs today that my great-grandfather Herman had when our doors opened in 1898. Berghoff continues to operate with a "green attitude," by supporting the local economy and providing patrons the freshest ingredients within 200 miles of Chicago. Using local and fresh ingredients to create sustainable dishes makes cooking and eating clean and especially easy!