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Members in the News: Catering by Michaels

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Members in the News: Catering by Michaels was featured in the January 2024 issues of Illinois Meetings + Events. An except of the article follows.

Ingenuity on the Plate

By Shelby Deering

These days, food is a lot more than sustenance. It’s an experience, and in the case of corporate and nonprofit meetings, eating has become an event within an event. In-person gatherings are alive and thriving once again, but this time, creativity is what’s trending among today’s Chicagoland caterers. 

Going way beyond the food that’s on the plate, area caterers are offering unique touches to their catering process, and it’s something eventgoers and planners alike appreciate. For instance, Patrick Crosson, CMP, DES, chief experience owner of Chicago-based PC Events & Experiences—who regularly plans events for upward of 500 people—thinks of his go-to caterer, Catering by Michaels, for any event that calls for a distinctive feel. 

“The events team at Catering by Michaels acts as a sounding board, a creative strategist, and a logistics partner,” he says. “Ideas aren’t generated in a silo. Many unique and creative experiences come from a food setup or a welcome drink experience. They bring those ideas to life and make it a lot easier for our team to get our jobs done.” 

There are many inventive trends that are emerging from the world of catering, and they can be experienced in and around the city of Chicago. 

To read the entire article, click here.



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