About this Vendor
Chef Jack's Catering
Specializing in "The Art of Hospitality." At Chef Jack's, we understand the dynamics that go into planning an incredible event. From sample menus to the day of your event, our experienced, friendly, and professional event team will assist you every step of the way.
$$$ – Moderate
Southern, Southwestern, American, Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Mexican, BBQ, Fusion, Seafood, Specialty
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut 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
Chef Jack's exceeded our expectations. I am an event manager who married a chef, so as you can imagine we were looking for a caterer who would not only provide amazing food, but also amazing service and we found all of that and more with Chef Jack's! Everyone we worked with, from the tasting all the way to the end of the night were professional, helpful and you can tell they LOVE what they do! Especially Candy :) She went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and taken care of that night. I felt so comfortable 'letting go' and letting Candy and her team do their thing; I didn't worry for a second the night of our wedding. We received so many compliments on the food, from the well-presented and creative hors d'oeuvres (which lasted the entire cocktail reception, they didn't run out!), to the creative and colorful salad and entrees. Everyone left stuffed and happy -- all thanks to the great team at Chef Jack's! If you are considering a few different caterers right now, just stop and hire Chef Jack's. You'll save yourself a lot of time and stress. You won't regret it! -Maggie & Brian, married at Turner Hall on 6/17/16.
If you're considering Chef Jack's vs another caterer, definitely go with Chef Jack's. Of all of the vendors we dealt with during our wedding planning, they seemed to be the most organized and responsive. Another important factor - their food is the best! We were married at a venue that does not have a kitchen (I believe this is the case with a lot of the older venues in Milwaukee) and they were the only caterer of the four we met with that actually brings their ovens on-site. This makes a huge difference in the taste and quality of the food. I don't know why brides and grooms say they never eat at their weddings because my husband and I ate! One of the servers pulled us aside during cocktail hour and had a tray of vegetarian appetizers just for us (I am vegetarian). During dinner the head server was very attentive to our needs and made sure we had enough food and everything we needed. They were absolutely wonderful and we would recommend them to anyone!
Absolutely Exceptional!Reviewed on 10/02/2014 Jackie S
Chef Jack's was a TRUE joy to work with. I am a very detail-oriented, and particular person, as is my mom, and Chef Jack's delivered above and beyond what we could've asked. They were incredibly responsive and helpful with all our questions to make us feel good about our investment with them. And, on the day of the wedding, they were nothing but incredibly professional, classy and truly nice. The food was so great. What was most helpful was that they took charge. They asked us for all information on our other vendors so they could coordinate with them directly on the wedding day so as to not bother us with questions or concerns. And they added little touches to the event that made it stand out from other weddings people have been to. We can't thank them enough for all they did to pull off one amazing wedding day for us. They made it truly unforgettable! And, they are ALL such nice people!
We couldn't be more pleased with Chef Jack's Catering for our wedding. We had it at the end of June at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Being such a planner, I actually started looking at caterers almost 2 years before our wedding. They were very responsive and even let us do tastings to accommodate my parents' and fiance's schedules. They honored current pricing over 'future' pricing, when some other caterers wouldn't even give me menu prices because we were so far out from the wedding. As for the food, what you get at the tasting is exactly what you get at the event. Same quality regardless of how people they serve. We'll get to that in a moment. During the planning process, Tony & Candy were so responsive and let us make changes until 2 weeks before. They're about quality and experience, not trying to get your business. What I mean by that is they actually mentioned a late night food truck as an idea instead of making us choose them to cater late-night food. They even let us bring in our own desserts and they provided the utensils to serve them. In terms of price, they're not the cheapest, but they are worth every penny. They made a special Filipino-style appetizer for our guests and everyone raved how delicious it was. They researched it on their own and came up with the recipe. All guests were greeting with champagne & strawberries. We had a beef & chicken duet plate for dinner and everyone raved about it and how perfectly cooked it was. We had 230 guests and for the dinner plate to come out so consistent is proof that they're about quality. Whatever dessert you choose, they still offer chocolate covered strawberries to the guests. As for timing, they were so easy to work with. My Dad spoke for 30 minutes! We warned them ahead of time that dinner may get started a little later and they rolled with punches and everything still came out perfectly. I still get feedback from my guests about how great the food was and how full they were! After the wedding, they washed all our trays that we used for the dessert table and held on to our cake servers to pick up at a later date. We didn't get to have any dessert that night, so Chef Jack's sent us some chocolate covered strawberries when we returned to pick up our stuff! Just a few pieces of advice: Ask if you can take a dinner back with you to the hotel because we didn't eat much as a couple and were so hungry after the wedding. We also ran out of select beers, so make sure there's enough for your entire party. But overall, Chef Jack's was one of our favorite vendors and we couldn't have been more pleased!
Chef Jack's was incredible. We received many, many compliments from our guests on how wonderful the food was throughout the evening. We chose to do food stations, which are each manned by a chef. Chef Jack's was very amenable to tweaking the menu to reflect our tastes, and the end product was phenomenal. We particularly enjoyed the potato station. The passed appetizers were a hit, too. Chef Jack's prices are competitive with other catering companies, but we think their quality and customizability far surpasses their competitors. We would absolutely hire them again for another event.
First, Chef Jack's was amazing throughout the entire wedding process. Very responsive to e-mails, willing to meet whenever necessary, and they had many connections with my other vendors and were very good with working with them. Second, when it came to the actual wedding day, Chef Jacks helped us set up our tables with our florist and their entire staff wore white gloves and were extremely polite and accommodating. We had passed appetizers during cocktail hour, and everyone came around plenty of times; you never had to chase a server down. We had a plated dinner and everyone was served in a timely fashion and the food was presented beautifully. Lastly, and the best part about this caterer is the food. I had multiple people come up to me the actual day and weeks and weeks after saying how amazing the food was. Everything looked and tasted wonderful. By far the best wedding food I have ever had, and according to my guests, the best they have ever had. I Highly highly recommend Chef Jacks to cater or wedding or any special event. And if you don't believe me, many Milwaukee wedding vendors I met with used Chef Jack's as a caterer for their OWN wedding. If that doesn't say anything I don't know what does.
Chef Jack's was AMAZING!!! We received compliments on the food all night long! In addition, they went above and beyond in the service department. They took care of all the set-up AND tear down, which was awesome at the end of the night when we were dead tired. They also accommodated me with a special after dinner cordial that was a nod to my father-in-law, who was absolutely tickled. Everything was perfect! I can't say enough good things about Chef Jack's.
From day 1, Tony and Candy have been so much fun to work with. Our food was incredible and our guests raved about how much they enjoyed it. The staff they provide is courteous and professional. Tony and Candy are thorough and detailed...plus, they're fun to work with! We highly highly recommend Chef Jack's Catering!!!!
Two Weddings & A CatererReviewed on 10/20/2015 Sue B
We had such a pleasant experience working with Chef Jack's for our daughter's wedding in September 2014 that we didn't hesitate to higher them for our other daughter's wedding in August 2015. Both Tony and Candy are great people to work with, and give 100%. When you are working with so many vendors, it's nice to know that you are working with professionals with years of experience. We taste tested food with other vendors, but none compared with Chef Jack's delicious food. Their impeccable service and attention to detail made for stress-free wedding days for all of us. Our guests were very impressed with the professionalism of the waitstaff and still rave about the steak and chicken en croute.
I am the mother of the bride. We choose Chef Jack’s to cater my daughter’s wedding after an extensive search to find what we hoped would be the best caterer. We were so pleased with our choice. Chef Jack’s was wonderful to work with starting with the initial visit with Tony. They were experienced and thought of everything. Our venue was a new one and we initially had to work through timings and setup as a result of our ceremony times being earlier than they were expected to arrive. We had to pick up our linen a few days prior to the wedding so that our florist could decorate the tables earlier in the day than Chef Jack’s was scheduled to arrive; however, that really wasn’t a problem in the end. The food was amazing, the display was beautiful and the service and staff were outstanding. We choose buffet style for our guests but Chef Jack’s served the wedding party family style. The added touch of chocolate covered strawberries and baileys in chocolate cups was outstanding. Candy came up to me throughout the day to ask if there was anything she could get for me. They remained until the end of the wedding and I never felt like they were rushing us. The one comment I will make for future reference has to do with serving the cake to the wedding party. The same thing happened at my son’s wedding with a different caterer a few months earlier. I asked to serve the cake to the wedding party when I saw they had finished eating because I knew once they got up they would not return for cake. Chef Jack’s indicated they were cleaning up tables first and weren’t quick enough to serve the wedding party and as a result, very expensive cake ended up being tossed. I wish I would have thought to ask them to wrap it up for the bride and groom like my son did. But that comment is for reference only! Chef Jack’s was amazing and I would highly recommend them for your event. Thanks Tony and Candy for making the wedding such a wonderful day for our family and guests!
BEST WEDDING FOOD EVER! And such a great staff! All of our guests were impressed with the food - both presentation and taste. My sister used this company when she got married and it was so good that I used them for ours!
Chef Jack's was AMAZING for our wedding! While they are on the pricey-side, you do get your money's worth! They are so friendly and want to accommodate your every need & want. They are so helpful and professional. Everyone and I mean everyone we talked to about our wedding couldn't stop complimenting us on how delicious the food was! Their staff was so professional and friendly on our wedding day and we could not be happier we chose them. Highly recommend!
I can't say enough about how awesome Chef Jack's was. They catered our wedding at Cuvee and they were just a dream to work with. We did a Thursday night wedding and had our hearts set on h'ors deouvres instead of a dinner, as we wanted a cocktail party reception. Their epicurean package was just what we were looking for! We loved that there were so many options for food, as that allowed us to accommodate guests who were vegetarian, gluten-free, seafood allergies, etc. The staff was awesome during the wedding. They looked very classy, they were polite yet fun, and they were awesome about making sure my husband and I got enough to eat. The presentation at the food tables was also beautiful. We loved that they cut our wedding cake for free and the chocolate covered strawberries were a nice touch. You can't go wrong with Chef Jack's! The food was amazing, no one left our wedding hungry, and they were great about helping us accommodate guests with food allergies.
These guys are The.Absolute.Best!! The day of, we were never worried about the food - they took care of everything. Not only was the food amazing (we had lots of guests comment how delicious it all was) but the service was wonderful. The workers addressed my husband and i by our first names and there was someone designated to take care of us. I wish I remembered her name, but one of the women pushed my chair in for me, got us champagne, and communicated with our venue when I asked to move tables. They are extremely professional and timely with their communication. Chef Jack's will go above and beyond to make your wedding day delicious and enjoyable!!
AMAZING!!!!!Reviewed on 7/07/2015 Hannah Z
I cannot say ENOUGH great things about Chef Jack's! The staff was so helpful and friendly throughout the whole process! They helped us plan our meal (cocktail hour, open bar, passed apps, plated dinner, dessert buffet) and were very honest with us about what was worth spending money on and what we could do without. They were so great on the day-of - they assigned an event coordinator whose job it was to make sure everything went smoothly and check in with me periodically, which was perfect. And the food...was...AMAZING! Our guests have told us it was the best wedding/event food they've ever had. Chef Jack's is such a good value and such a good service - I would recommend it to ANYBODY!!!
Chef Jack's is simply the bestReviewed on 10/17/2014
Chef Jack's was simply amazing. We have had so many people that were at our wedding tell us how spectacular the food was and that it was the best they've ever had at a wedding. The service and professionalism were great. They added to the overall positive atmosphere of the event. We have attended a number of weddings since and there is no comparison. Chef Jack's food and service can't be beat. They are simply the best.
Fabulous in every way!Reviewed on 10/09/2014
Chef Jack's food was delicious !!! We tasted others and they did not compare! the staff was very very helpful and efficient. Our contact at our wedding venue said they were very considerate of their staff and I witnessed how kind and helpful they were to guests and our family. The food was so yummy, no idea how they did that with 120 plus guests!
FABULOUS!!!Reviewed on 10/07/2014 Susannah F
I cannot say enough good things about Chef Jack. Their food is amazing and they were wonderful to work with. So professional and nice! Very quick to communicate and very accommodating. Everyone loved the food at our wedding and the level of service was great. They were just outstanding! We taste tested several catering options and Chef Jack blew the rest out of the water.
Candy and Chef Jack's Team Are the BestReviewed on 9/28/2014 Vicki L
Candy and the team at Chef Jack's made everything so easy! They help you so much with planning and set up. Coming from someone who felt in over her head they put me at ease. The appetizers and food were so amazing we received so many compliments on the food and the service provided was top notch. I would and did recommend Chef Jack to anyone planning a wedding. They are the best and I can't thank them enough! Thank you! Vicki and Brad
The Best of The BestReviewed on 7/11/2014
Chef Jack's Catering provided outstanding service at our daughter's wedding. From the tasting date to the end of service on the wedding day everything was absolutely perfect. Many of our guests commented on the quality of food, the presentation, the service and the fact that everything was hot including the vegetables. We used Chef Jack for the bar service as well and again perfect in every way. Because of the friendly staff, the quality of food and the ability of co-ordinate our entire event we hosted a most enjoyable wedding reception. Thanks especially to Tony and Candy for providing the experience and professionalism we expected. Why would you choose any other company when Chef Jack's is truly the best of the best!!
AMAZING!Reviewed on 5/15/2014 Laura Z
I cannot say enough good things about Chef Jacks. They were absolutely amazing and made my day go without one bump. The entire staff was awesome to work with and they did everything that we had asked. People were RAVING about the food and many said it was the best they have ever had at a wedding. Chef Jacks went above and beyond my expectations. I cannot thank them enough.
Simply the BestReviewed on 4/07/2014 Tiara G
If you want your guests to remember your wedding as the best food they've ever had, Chef Jacks is the place for you. We worked with Tony and Candy who were so accommodating. They really made us feel part of the family and went above and beyond our expectations. We started off with their amazing apps (Candy hand delivered a private platter for the two of us right after the ceremony). I still have dreams of the bacon wrapped pineapple - yum! We've been to wedding where they have limited supplies of apps. They had so much food one of my buddies said he had to slow down to make room for the main meal that was upcoming. We did stations for dinner (Fajita, Stir Fry, Carving, Macaroni and Salad). We got so many complements about the quality of the food and the selection. One of the groomsmen and his date are Vegans and were worried about not being able to find much to eat. With out hesitation, one of the stir fry chefs made a special batch just for them on the spot. They've been to a lot of wedding and never felt to accommodated to their dietary needs. While sitting at the head table Candy again came over and hand delivered us a custom plate of food. They really made us feel special the whole night. Their entire staff was extremely professional and helped make our wedding day a huge success. We sat down with them before the wedding and they just made us feel so at ease and we knew we had nothing to worry about. To the Entire Chef Jacks Family - Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!!!
Chef Jacks - Simply the bestReviewed on 11/19/2013 rebecca t
I was married at the Riviera in Lake Geneva, and we chose Chef Jack’s as our caterer because their food was simply the best. My husband and I did tastings with four other caterers, and we found there really was no competition. Taste and quality-wise, Chef Jack’s won every time. Chef Jack's was more expensive than the other caterers, but we chose them because we felt the difference in quality was worth the extra expense. I'm glad we did! The staff was professional and polite and the food was great (in fact, a number of our wedding guests went out of their way to tell us how much they liked their meals). Chef Jack’s didn't just provide exceptional food, they provided exceptional service. Chef Jack’s goes that extra mile. I appreciated how organized and responsive Chef Jack’s was throughout the planning process. When I'd send an email, I'd get a response back the same day - sometimes within minutes of sending. That same organization and attention to detail carried over into the wedding, and it really put me at ease to have Chef Jack’s as my caterer because I knew that they could function as our event coordinator, too. They also worked to coordinate with other vendors on our behalf (DJ, cake, etc.). I personalized our wedding with a lot of "extras," and was so relieved to hear that Chef Jacks would set up everything for us the day of the wedding. We dropped off our reception decor items the week before, and I felt so relieved to know that I could count on Chef Jack's to take it from there. Brides, I can’t tell you enough how important it is to pick a vendor that is going to be responsive & organized. You are going to have a lot of moving parts. Spend the extra money and save your sanity!
Best wedding food everReviewed on 11/17/2013 Samantha B
Chef Jacks was the first and only caterer we met with for our wedding food. We knew immediately as soon as we tasted the food and learned of their "all on one plate" concept that no other caterer would compare! The "all on one plate" concept is that you get both food options on one plate! Where most weddings you have to choose whether you want chicken or beef, Chef Jacks puts both on one plate so guests get to have a little bit of both. The appetizer options are endless and are also fabulous! Our guests (and of course we do too) continue to rave about the apps and dinner. My bridesmaid was amazed at the flavor and how perfectly the filet mignon was cooked. She said there's no way this is catered, it's like sit down at an amazing restaurant food! The service was impeccable. The wedding party got to the cocktail hour late and the head service person brought us our own individual platters of appetizers to share amongst each other in the bridal suite. They also plan to make a meal for us for our 1 year anniversary! And lastly, working with Candy on all of the details of setting the tables, changing our head count, etc was great, she knows her stuff and was so willing to help us wherever we needed help. They made it very easy for us to feel at ease that day and not have a single worry! Chef Jacks js highly recommended by me, my husband, parents, in laws and every guest at our wedding!!!
FANTASTIC!!!Reviewed on 11/07/2013 Katie K
My husband and I recently got married and we used Chef Jack's. We worked with Tony, Candy and Tammy. They were absolutly AWESOME!! From the first food tasting to the planning meetings, they were so helpful and really made us feel like they had it all covered...and they did!! Candy was so amazing with all the planning and Tony made sure we had enough bacon! Yes, bacon!! They never once made us feel like we were just another bride and groom. I will always use them for any of our future catering needs. The food was AMAZING and we had so many compliments from our guests. Thank you again to all of you!!