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  • Forever in Style Forever in Style

    Forever in Style

Forever in Style

“Trends come and go, but good taste is always in style.”

~George Jewell

On an almost daily basis, Mr. Jewell reminds us himself that while trends will come and go; great food, beautiful presentations and stellar service will never go out of style. This is especially important to us because we’ve been in business for 50 years, and in quite a few cases, have had the honor to cater multiple generations of weddings, anniversaries, and celebrations. Our chefs work hard to ensure creative presentation while remaining true to our roots in the catering industry.

When you’ve catered three weddings for the same family, we know that the menus need to be unique yet timeless, approachable yet creative and still fit the George Jewell standards. Chef Ben has enhanced some of the following dishes that are classics with a twist.



By |September 11th, 2017|Recent Events|Comments Off on Forever in Style
  • Picture Perfect Hors d’Oeuvres Picture Perfect Hors d’Oeuvres

    Picture Perfect Hors d’Oeuvres

Picture Perfect Hors d’Oeuvres

When you think of weddings, usually the first thing that comes to mind is the stunning bride, open bars, and lots of dancing. For us, the first thing we think of is how to make the food stand out. We had the opportunity to work with our friends at Chicago Style Wedding Magazine to create fun, unique, and delicious hors d’oeuvres for a photo shoot at The Kimpton Grey Hotel. Executive Chef, Ben Holt, was tasked with taking our already amazing dishes to the next level, and did he ever!

It’s true that competing with stunning models, gorgeous dresses, sparkling jewelry, and an incredible backdrop is difficult, but Chef Ben crafted creative dishes that shone just as bright as the diamonds on the bride’s finger. The flavors were spot on and each of these hors d’oeuvres had one of 2017’s trending food items or techniques. These delightful bites are perfect for an intimate wedding, cocktail reception, or an upscale appreciation event.

Pick up the latest issue of Chicago Style Weddings Magazine or scroll down for a peek at some of these tasty dishes! All photos credited to: SYPhotography.




By |August 24th, 2017|Recent Events, Trend Alert|Comments Off on Picture Perfect Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Recent Event: National Guard Deployment Ceremony Recent Event: National Guard Deployment Ceremony

    Recent Event: National Guard Deployment Ceremony

Recent Event: National Guard Deployment Ceremony

Jewell Events Catering was thrilled to donate an extraordinary 3D cake to the 108th Sustainment Brigade of the Illinois National Guard for their Deployment ceremony on January 4th, 2014. Approximately 280 soldiers of the Chicago-based brigade were deploying to Kuwait in support of Operating Enduring Freedom.

We were so excited to bring something special to troops that defend our freedom and their families. When it came time to decide what type of cake to serve we decided to make it fun and memorable since we have an amazing bakery and an excellent team of 3 dimensional cake modelers. One of the most important images to the 108th Brigade was their Army Combat Service Identification Badge which is a pentagon shape with a Y that represent the points of the Chicago River meeting. We decided to turn that patch into a vertical 4-tiered cake.

The idea was that if you looked downward vertically at the cake that you would see the badge. The Cake took the different shapes within the pentagon and built each layer of vertically. We started with a 2-foot wide hexagon base rising about 6 inches and being comprised of chocolate cake with an Italian Buttercream frosting covered in red fondant. The next layer up was a circle topped with white vertical stars circling the next layer up. The second layer was a delicious Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese frosting that resembled carrot cake but was so much tastier. That too was covered in red fondant and the stars were white edible sugar. The third tier was also a circle and made of a decadent Pistachio Cake with Vanilla Italian Buttercream frosting and covered in red fondant. The top tier was yellow sponge cake […]

By |January 9th, 2014|Recent Events|Comments Off on Recent Event: National Guard Deployment Ceremony