The Everyday Gourmet is located on the North Shore of downtown Chicago. We will help in all aspects of your wedding from securing the venue, designing the flowers, providing all the rentals and of course the delicious food customized to your needs.
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4.9 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 2/22/2021 by Sydney S
Sparvim and the entire Everyday Gourmet team exceeded our every expectation for our October 2020 wedding. We had a 20-person wedding due to the pandemic and really cared about the quality of the food, plus we had vegans, vegetarians, pescatari...
ans, and meat-eaters alike to please and Sparvim DID IT! Since we had an intimate wedding we really wanted to WOW our families with the food, especially since half of our attendees were used to the often-overlooked vegetarian meal option typically served at weddings. Everyone is still talking about how great the food was. The quality was incredible, the portions were large, and the seasonal touches were just what we wanted. The appetizers were plentiful and were visually stunning. We added an extra course since the meal was the main event for our smaller wedding and I am so glad we did this. Sparvim was very flexible and open to all of our menu ideas. She even created a salad based off of one of our favorite restaurants in California. Sparvim even created a coursed kids menu - she really blew us away from start to finish. She knows her business and was very helpful in making every decision, including the lovely tablescape. Her pricing was competitive and the service was outstanding. Every server was professional and incredibly friendly! The entire team took every precaution regarding Covid which made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Sparvims expertise and personal touches were apparent in every dish, and the incredible presentation and tastiness of every bite made us lifelong customers. We can't wait to hire her again, I couldn't recommend Everyday Gourmet more for a personalized and delicious event experience.
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Jamie D
My husband and I hired Sparvim, at Everyday Gourmet, to cater our wedding. She was wonderful to work with, from the first conversation all the way to the final details of the food and linens at our dinner reception. Her attention to detail wa...
s phenomenal. The guests are still commenting how delicious the food was, as well as how beautiful the table decor was. Sparvim - Thank you for your part in making our day memorable. We will certainly recommend you to any one we know getting married and keep you in mind, if we should need a caterer in the future.
Jamie & Randy
Reviewed On 10/29/2018 by Brad M
Our wedding day was perfect. Sparvim and the staff of Everyday Gormet provided us a day we will remember forever. From our first sit down tasting , the coordination of our menu, the detailed planning leading up to our day...all were an easy exp...
erience. Our food was prepared and served exceptionally. Sparvim takes catering an event to the next level. She treated us like family and it was evident that she poured her heart and soul into every detail of our reception. She even helped with the staging of the ceremony and the setup of the other vendors. Our guests are still commenting on how delicious the food was and the care taken to make everything extraordinary. Sparvim sets the bar that all others should strive to reach. A one of a kind perfect experience!!!!
Reviewed On 8/03/2017 by Rox P
There aren't words to describe the LOVE Sparvim puts into her company Everyday Gourmet. We were in love with her and her food from the first day we met her. She treated us like family and the food was elegant but had a "made with love," feeling...
. Our guests couldn't stop talking about the mini grilled cheese and slider apps we had. They loved the entrees and the vegetarian acorn squash was a huge hit! ( We had several guests with dietary restrictions and Sparvim did not hesitate to accommodate them.) I felt like I could really enjoy my day because of the trust I had in Sparvim.
Reviewed On 6/04/2017 by Kyle K
Sparvim, the owner and executive chef at Everyday Gourmet, is a true gem. Beginning with our initial consultation, Sparvim paid close attention to our tastes and desires, to create a personalized menu. The tasting itself blew us away. She cuts ...
no corners and ignores no details. Everything she cooks is fragrant, beautiful, with fresh ingredients and a harmony of flavors. Her dishes are designed to work well together as a comprehensive several-course meal. She used fruits and vegetables in season to fit the event and weather. On the day of, her expertise with events and service was on full display as she and her team seamlessly set up and dressed tables, made finishing touches on decor, and served food right on schedule and with excellent service. Sparvim was able to accommodate our few guests with dietary restrictions even the day of. Everyone raved about the menu and food, and we are still getting compliments. Sparvim herself is a lovely, passionate and caring woman who puts a personal touch into her work. We would wholeheartedly recommend Everyday Gourmet to anyone hosting an event in the North Shore area.
Reviewed On 8/10/2016 by Dawn F
We tried other caterers and nothing compares to this. Sparvim was awesome to work with, very organized and professional, worked well with the other vendors. Tables were perfect, colors were perfect everything went great. We had no worries wi...
th her there. And lets not forget about the most important thing, the food! Outstanding!! Delicious!! Her staff was awesome. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 10/25/2015 by Knottie8949424
Sparvim is a friendly person and a great cook! She was hands on for the wedding and ensured everything went smoothly. Her food is classic and tastes homemade, great quality. Glad to choose her for my special day!
Reviewed On 9/22/2015 by Karen B
If I could give Sparvim and her staff 10 stars, I certainly would. My wedding ran smoothly and perfectly I think in large part due to Sparvim and her staff. Absolutely amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Choose her and you will most certainly not ...
be disappointed. My husband is Italian and so he wanted a traditional family-style Italian wedding with food never ending and we got just that and with a reasonable price using Everyday Gourmet. We met with Sparvim on at least 3 occasions and once at her house even and she not only calmed all my nerves each time, but was such a sweetheart that I'll never forget some of the kind words she said to my husband and I. At the wedding, I couldn't have asked for a better team. She handled everything - it was almost like she was my wedding coordinator. She made sure everything was kept on timeline and that all the guests were happy. The food was amazing! I still hear about her food from the guests at the wedding and many have asked me who my caterer was - I gladly and happily refer everyone to Sparvim and her team!
Reviewed On 9/18/2015 by Timmy H
Sparvim is the best! As we met with different caterers we got to Sparvim and knew we had “the one.” The food and staff is first class. Her help from coordinating times, to help with setup, to putting our minds at ease that we could enjoy the da...
y made it all that we could have hoped for. I would use Everyday Gourmet again in a heartbeat, and recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 1/03/2015 by Tanya A
This caterer was the best! She gave me what I wanted and needed, great food and support! The food was delicious and very elegant. There was no complaints about the food, but a lot of complements! She had all the colors and dish ware I could hav...
e wanted. I chose simple with Ivory dishes burnt orange linens, and burgundy napkins, and a ornate silver cake stand. She also had extravagant dishware, but it wasn't for me. She also worked with me to cut my catering bill to fit my budget needs! The owner is very hands on with everything, she told me she would take care of everything and she did! She even helped me get down the isle, fixing my dress and giving me water to clam my nerves before the ceremony. All in all this was the best choice I made for catering and she was a wonderful person to work with and even better food!!!
Reviewed On 12/04/2011 by Aimee M
My husband and I were married on 10/08/11 at the Redfield Estate in Glenview. We decided to go with one of the venue preferred caterer. We met with 3 caterers, and in the end decided to go with Sparvim.
She made us feel very comfortable that...
she had everything under control. She worked to stay as close to our budget as possible, and has AMAZING food. Plus, she was the only caterer that would do a sit down dinner for the number of guests we had (approx 85). She also gave us advice on how to keep costs down by providing our own beverages.
Everything looked absolutely beautiful - we had the ceremony in front of the pavilion, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres inside the house, and then sit down dinner in the pavilion. And the food was truly fantastic. She accommodated my food allergies, and I was blown away by the food the day of. Everyone was telling us how great everything tasted, and we are still hearing that from our guests!
Sparvim and her staff planned perfectly for the reception. We had plenty for all guests, and her staff cleaned and packed everything up for us at the end of the night. Even my guests were commenting on how smoothly everything went.
There were some glitches in the beginning. The day before my wedding she told me due to the limited setup time, her staff could not arrange my DIY centerpieces and I would need to assign a family member to do so. Setup the day of was also a little hectic. I asked my mom to help, and Sparvim was being a little short with her before she realized she was the MOB. Dinner also took longer to serve than I liked. We would have paid for more staff to move things along more quickly. However, I attribute all this to the new pavilion. The Grove just completed it in May, and very few caterers had used it for serving dinner - I know it was the first time for Sparvim. It was a learning experience. The first time doing something never goes exactly right.
A couple of the other reviews called her "rude". After working with her, I don't think that's right. She is definitely persistent, and really wants to help you make everything perfect. I think if she feels your are unsure of a particular detail, she will push for what she thinks is best to help you. But if you are firm in the decisions you've made, it will work out fine.
All in all, my wedding was absolutely fantastic thanks to Sparvim. I would totally recommend Everyday Gourmet!