Frequently Asked Questions
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Discover (3% processing fee applies to credit card payments).
We also accept payments via wire transfer, check and money orders.
How do I know when new items become available?
Our curators are always on the search for unique artisan goods to share with you. We invite you to sign up for an Entertaining Company account and subscribe to our emails here.
Do you offer tastings?
Yes we do, once you have worked with your EC Sales Consultant to arrive at an agreed upon menu and budget
Can I get South Asian Catering through Entertaining Company
Yes, we offer regional fusion South Asian Cuisine both buffet style and seated plated style.
What venues do you work at?
We currently work as a preferred caterer at over 50 Chicagoland venues. Please refer to our venue section to see if your venue is on our list. Some venues will allow you to bring in a specific caterer even when not a preferred caterer on the list. Please ask us about your venue.
Do you offer Halal and Kosher Style Catering?
Yes, we do. Please ask us if this is what you would like. Also, we can provide CRC Kosher individual items through a certified purveyor.
Can you recommend planners and other event vendors?
Yes, we often work with Chicago’s top planners, florists, photographers, graphic designers, and musicians. Please ask us for recommendations!
Can we bring in our own alcohol?
Venues have rules regarding who can provide alcohol at their venue. When a venue okays you to bring in your own alcohol, EC will provide a Soft Drink package and bartenders to service your guests.
Can you handle allergies and special diets?
Yes, we can accommodate allergies and special diets. Please tell us what your needs are and we will create a special menu for you and your guests that take into account all special needs.
Can we order Vegan, Allergy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian and other specialty preparations from EC?
We are happy to provide these preparations. Please note that EC is not a Nut Free, GF facility.
Have More Questions?
We would be happy to answer!
Call us at 312.829.2800