There is no higher compliment than receiving a letter of praise after a job well done.  Here are just a few comments that we've received over the years...


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"Occasions catered our wedding this March and it was fantastic! We were looking to do food stations, but not traditional ones.  Gerard and his staff were almost as excited as we were and provided lots of helpful suggestions.  Let me tell you they nailed it! The food was delicious and the service even better. Never seen such excitement over a brisket slider! We would highly recommend Occasions to anyone and everyone."
Patrick & Megan



"Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job at our wedding!  The food was incredible--guests are still talking about it.  Your attention to detail was fabulous & made the reception run seamlessly.  We can't thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day so memorable!"

Phil & Jenna Oertel


"I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help in making my daughter Beth's wedding the most beautiful event ever.  Every person I spoke with told me how delicious the food was and just how beautiful everything was.  I am very grateful.  Know that I certainly will recommend you to anyone who is planning a Chicago wedding"

 -Linda L., Mother of the Bride



"...Thank you for not only providing catering that exceeded my expectations but for helping make my fairy tale wedding dreams a reality"!

 -Michelle M., Bride



"Thank you for making Kate and Brian's wedding a very special day indeed!!!!"

 - Linda S., Mother of the Bride



"Occasions truly made our day so special with a lot of great memories.  we would recommend you to anyone!"

 - Sarah & Michael



"Thank you for providing such wonderful services Friday night.  We received nothing but outstanding reviews of the reception, the food, and the service.  Thank you for helping to make the event so memorable.  Thanks again for everything and I will see you in June for my sisters wedding!!!"

 - Beth Bransen



" Gerard, thank you so much for the wonderful service you and your team provided for our wedding.  The food was excellent and the presentation beautiful." 

- Shelly & Bernie



"I have been singing your praises all over town and then some.  I can't thank you enough for the delicious food.  The tenderloin was perfectly wonderful, but the Sea Bass was to die for!" 

- Kitty Rafferty



"How can I thank you enough for the perfectly catered wedding?!"

 - Michelle & Mike



"We loved the food and the execution was absolutely flawless.  All of our guests were so impressed at how fabulous everything was."

- Emily & Ben Vaccaro



"One of the highlights was the level of service and quality provided by Occasions during the several events at The Newberry Library.  I have lost count of the number of compliments I received from my guests"


- Thomas Sander,

The Society for the History of Discoveries



"That is the Value-add that separates you from your competitors.  You clearly demonstrated Occasions had the experience, expertise and especially the dedication to make our wedding the very best."

- George Winston,

Father of the Bride



"I can't tell you how much we enjoyed your outstanding catering of our daughter's wedding.  Please compliment your staff for their splendid work.  We have heard so many comments about the high quality of the food and the artistry of its presentation"

- Dr. Frederick Wezeman,

Associate Dean, Loyola University Medical Center Graduate School



"YOU WERE WONDERFUL, what can we say!?  Thank you so much for the gift of such wonderful lifelong memories"

- Alan & Jill Brown,

Parents of the Bride



"We continue to get compliments on the food.  Even my grandmother, who doesn't like anyone else's food, raved about it!"

- Inna & Craig Roth



"You and your staff have consistently shown that you are able to exceed our expectations"

- Laura Gardner,

Kimball Office Group



"The Merchandise Mart is one of the most difficult venues for service during the NEOCON show.  You made it seem easy with your unrelenting willingness to make it all perfect!  Congratulations on a great job.  Looking forward to next year!"

- Renee Wood,

Special Projects Manager, Shaw Industries, Inc.



"Your teams' ability to respond to our last minute additions and deletions with professionalism and can-do attitude was refreshing."

- Lynne Brasic,

Events Project Manager, Steelcase



"I wish I could convey to you how happy and impressed I was with Occasions.  Absolutely wonderful.

-  Margaret Mancoff



"Thanks to your support, we are still hearing rave reviews and requests for details on next year's event!"

- DesignLink Team,




"...from picking me and my clients up from the hotel, to taking us to your choice locations- you really made me look good in front of my clients.  The Anita Dee Yacht party was a hit!  Finally, Gerard, you made me shine.  Thanks to your efforts, my clients were very pleased and that's what matters most."

- Debbie Barton,

Brilliant Events, Dallas Texas