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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.

Based 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.

My 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.

Bill and 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.

Whatever 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

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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 and is 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 region.

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