$$$ – Moderate
African, Cajun, Southern, Southwestern, American, Chinese, Eastern European, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mexican, Middle Eastern, BBQ, Fusion, Seafood, Specialty, Thai
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Buffet, Catering Clean Up, Catering Delivery + Setup, Chef Stations, Family Style, Menu Tastings, Passed Appetizers, Seated Meal, Servers, Food + Catering, Service Staff
We used Big Delicious Planet for our October 2017 wedding, and couldn't have asked for a better caterer! We received compliments all night (& after) on how the delicious the food was (still dreaming of those rosemary smashed potatoes and salmon!). Grace was so easy to work with and was a perfect partner in managing all the details of the reception. Her and her team went above and beyond to help set-up the space and ensure everything was ready in time. They also provided complimentary calligraphy --- which was SO stunning! Of the very few issues that arose during the reception, all of them were very quickly resolved by BDP. Thank you Grace + the BDP team! You rocked it!
We loved having Big Delicious Planet cater our wedding. From start to finish they were always quick to respond, answer our questions, and adjust the proposal. They offered advice and suggestions and even made our menus and welcome signs which was an added bonus! Not only were they our caterer, but they also helped a lot with timeline. I won't lie and tell you it was inexpensive, but most of the costs came from servers and rentals. And honestly, we got quotes from 5 caterers in Chicago and BDP was on the lower end. Food wise, we got SO MANY compliments. We had family members coming up to us and tell us that they never ate salmon, but couldn't get enough of it at our wedding. My sister-in-law told me she would trade any meal for more of the butternut squash ravioli (I agree with her). We had Binny's bring in the alcohol (which saved a lot of money) and then had BDP man the bar. Around 10:00pm we ran out of whiskey and BDP went out and purchased more for us so that we wouldn't have to worry about it, which was such a relief. The entire evening was so smooth. We worked with Grace when we signed and then Chelsey was our day of person and both ladies were wonderful. Plus, we felt good supporting a Chicago urban farm and having as green of a wedding as we could. We cannot recommend Big Delicious Planet enough.
From start to finish, our experience with BDP wedding catering above and beyond what we imagined. They are more than just delicious food (although we received multiple praises for the best wedding food our guests had ever had!) BDP cares about the entire event and makes sure it goes off without a hitch. The experienced wedding coordinators thought of every detail and allowed me and my fiance to work through ideas and decide on something that would work for all of us. I was so happy with our wedding, from the menu to the signature cocktail and the personalized signs, it felt like us and we are so grateful for Big Delicious Planet in making our dream wedding come true. It goes to show you can have wonderful catering and do good for the environment as well.
Christen was wonderful to work with - she was very pleasant and professional and had great suggestions. The chef during our tasting was very accommodating of changes we wanted to make to the standard menu. We had a jamon iberico served during our cocktail hour and reception, which is a bit unusual, and the staff did a great job. Christen did a great job with the finer details. The food was fantastic! We had the Mediterranean station and the urban farm station during our reception. The line at the Mediterranean station was neverending! We got great compliments from our guests during the night about how much they loved the food.
BEST WEDDING FOOD AND SERVICE!Reviewed on 6/04/2015 Anne-Laure A
I could go on and on about how amazing Big Delicious Planet (BDP) and Christen and the whole team is, but I'll keep this simple by saying BDP was my FAVORITE WEDDING VENDOR HANDS DOWN. From start to finish Christen was friendly, responsive (always got responses within a day), and amazingly helpful in determining what foods to select for the tasting, final decisions and fun ideas for the wedding (e.g. cake pops and champagne were served during the ceremony which was a HUGE hit)! Christen also worked within our budget and never tried to upsell us. Christen was so helpful she even offered to let us borrow and write in her professional handwriting on chalkboard signs throughout our venue (welcome sign, menu sign, etc). BDP is used to working with our venue (Salvage One - my second favorite wedding vendor!) so that made delivery and final walkthrough at Salvage One much easier given the caterer was comfortable and knowledgeable working there. And did I mention the food was INCREDIBLE? Guests never comment on food cause it's never that good at weddings, but our wedding was an exception and we had many guests tell us the food was great/the best they've had at a wedding. BOTTOM LINE - Best caterer is Big Delicious Planet; work with Christen and her team and you will NOT be disappointed. They are AMAZING - both in service and quality, and they're very reasonably priced. CHOOSE BDP!
Delicious but expensiveReviewed on 11/14/2014 Rocio V
BDP catered our 180 person wedding with mostly organic or farm to table food. They are pretty expensive but had great customer service and the food choices were great.
Wonderful and personal catering plansReviewed on 12/02/2010 Stacey S
Heidi and her team designed an event to match out tastes and personalities. We had a great vegetarian wedding and got to taste everything before the ceremony. They were quite accomodating and flexible.