At My Chef,
catering means helping to create lasting memories, celebrate
triumphs and recognize milestones. Catering is about Celebrating
Life and we have been helping our clients do just that in unique
style since 1989.
in Naperville, My Chef is one the Western
Suburbs' largest and most well respected upscale caterers.
We built our reputation on excellent food, beautiful presentation
and friendly, professional service. In our 14,000 square foot
facility, we use only the freshest ingredients and place a
high importance on quality and sanitation.
Chef works with over 850 corporate companies and
thousands of social clients. The majority of our events are from personal referrals or from
our long and growing list of loyal customers. My Chef excels at social catering
and as an example, caters 200 weddings a year. Overall, My Chef caters 3,000 social and
corporate events a year.
Karen Garlough strongly believe in giving back to the community
and have been frequently recognized for their community spirit and generosity.
Each year, My Chef donates up to 3% of gross sales, in either cash or
goods and services, to worthwhile local charities. This has made a significant impact in the lives of many of our fellow community members, neighbors, and organizations.
the occasion, you can count on My Chef
for all of your catering needs!
CUISINE FOR A CAUSE RAISES OVER $1,000,000 for Naperville Cares
Cuisine for a Cause is a night of delicious food from some
of Naperville's finest chefs, live music and silent & live auctions
and was recently held at Navistar. Karen Garlough, owner of My
Chef Catering is on the Board of Directors for Naperville CARES.
The mission of Naperville CARES is to provide resources to people
within the Naperville Community who need assistance to avoid homelessness
and attain economic self sufficiency.
SOUPS ON RAISES $900,150 for local food pantries and shelters
The 8th and final
Annual Soups On! fundraiser was held in October 2015 at Naperville Central High School. Bill and Karen Garlough helped create the event to address the growing needs our local food pantries and shelters. The event benefits Loaves
& Fishes, Hesed
House and DuPage PADS, and The Rotary Club of Naperivlle Chariteis. In the event's first year, it cleared $70,000 and was immediately distributed to the three food pantries before Thanskgiving. Over the past 8 years, we have helped raise $900,150 to help the hungry and homeless.My Chef is a key partner for the event, coordinating the food delivery from over 30 vendors and ensuring that the food is hot, safe, and delicious for up to 1,800 guests and volunteers throughout the 5 hour event.
MY CHEF CATERING
WINS US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
See the US Chamber Press Release Here
My Chef Catering has won the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. The company
was honored during an awards dinner at America’s Small Business
Summit 2007 in Washington, D.C. “My Chef Catering has earned
this distinction by showing remarkable dedication to its employees,
customers, and community. The high standards and commitment to success
that this business maintains perfectly exemplify America’s
spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurship,” said Thomas J.
Donohue, Chamber president and CEO. “William and Karen Garlough
and their team deserve this recognition for the innovative and caring
ways they conduct business every day.”
The Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Microsoft adCenter,
was designed to honor businesses that demonstrate excellence in
a variety of selection criteria, including financial performance
and business history, staff training and motivation, community involvement,
customer service, and business
planning. My Chef Catering excelled in every category of the competition.
In particular, the company was noted for its extraordinary commitment
to its community. My Chef Catering designates up to 2% of gross
sales annually to support charities and non-profit organizations
active in Cuisine for a Cause and Toasting for a Cause, annual dinners
to raise funds for Naperville CARES, an organization that provides
assistance to those in need.
In an industry with high turnover, My Chef Catering has been able
to retain many employees for nearly 10 years by treating them like
extended family. The business offers wages and benefits above the
industry standard, achievable bonuses, group health plans, and retirement
plans. They also facilitate employees’ career development
by sending them to trade shows and seminars.
The seven finalists for this national top prize were selected from
the regional winners of the U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business
Award. My Chef Catering was nominated by the Naperville Area Chamber
of Commerce for the Great Lakes region. The U.S. Chamber is the
world’s largest business federation representing more than
3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and