Working first out of a small florist shop, George Jewell began serving afternoon tea sandwiches to his clients who would come to the shop to discuss their orders. The first event he ever “catered” was a tray of hors d’oeuvres he prepared and delivered himself.
From that first hors d’oeuvre tray grew a multi-million dollar company, now operating out of a 40,000 square foot facility, with a fleet of vehicles and enough warehouse equipment to serve a formal sit down dinner for 2000 people! After almost 50 years in the industry, Mr. Jewell still engages in his hand-on management style and continues as the spokesman of the company. His impassioned enthusiasm for special events and his dedication to excellence set the tone for the entire company.
Today, we provide first class event management services, classic and contemporary cuisine and impeccable service to the social, philanthropic and corporate markets. Our deep knowledge of event logistics is unparalleled. To provide this superior service, the company is divided into four separate but cohesive divisions:
Jewell Events Catering is the caterer of choice for those planning the area’s most important events. We have served every U.S. president for the last 30 years and the governors of Illinois Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and George Ryan as well as Mayor and Mrs. Richard Daley. Other notable guests include Queen Sophia of Sweden and Prince Charles and the late HRH Princess of Wales.
We are proud of our history and of the illustrious clients we’ve been chosen to serve. But we never lose sight of the most important client — the one whose party we’re doing right now. Whether plans call for an elegant dinner for 12 or a full-scale gala for 1000, we have the experience, knowledge and creative panache to make an event beautiful, stylish and memorable.