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Chicago’s Most Elegant Catering Solutions

What We Offer

Here at Ambrosia Foods, our goal is to redefine the experience of workplace dining through upscale corporate catering. Our team has over 10 years of experience cooking in rigorous Michelin-starred kitchens in Chicago, as well as in gastronomic capitals such as Los Angeles and Paris. We weave this experience into our cooking at Ambrosia, resulting in delicious and deeply satisfying food that your workforce will look forward to every day. Our full-service catering in Chicago, IL is the perfect solution for any event or corporate gathering. From corporate event catering to large private parties, our top-notch service and locally-sourced food are sure to delight guests. Elevate your catering needs with Ambrosia Foods.

Jason Melamed Chef at Ambrosia Foods

Hearty Breakfast

Eggs, Bacon, & Home Fries

Smoked Gouda & White Cheddar Grits

House-Made Lox & Bagels

Buttermilk Pancakes & Belgian Waffles

Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffles

Fresh-Baked Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Lighter Options

Assorted Seasonal Frittatas

House-Made Greek Yogurt Bar

“Buddah Bowl” Bar

Chia Pudding Bar

House-Made Granola Bar

Superfood Breakfast Bars

Coffee Shop Menu

The Breakfast Sando... Chicago's Favorite Breakfast Sandwich

Toasted Potato Roll | Custard Egg | Crispy Hash Brown | Neuske’s Bacon | Jalapeño Jam | Wild Ramp Aioli

Griddled Trumpet Mushroom Sandwich

Four Star Mushrooms | Pimento Cheese | Pickles | Arugula | Potato Bun

Assorted Pastries

Baked Fresh Daily

Each Breakfast Selection is Served in Family-Style “Bar” Format
All Selections Served w/ Freshly-Sliced Seasonal Fruit

Meat & Poultry

Fried Chicken Thighs

Pickled Onion Aioli | Dijonnaise | Calabrian Orange Aioli

Summer Chicken Fricassee

Grilled & Pickled Corn | Spinach | Fried Leeks

Roasted Chicken Thighs

Mustard Glaze | Pickled Peppers | Crispy Garlic

Grilled Slagel Farms Skirt Steak

Green Molé | Grilled Summer Succotash

Grilled Lamb Skewers

Harissa | Heirloom Tomato Salad | Sabzi Herbs
Sandwiches

Served w/ House BBQ Chips or Salt n’ Pepper Waffle Fries

Fried Chicken

Smoked Tomato Aioli | Arugula | House B&B Pickles

Smashed Chickpea 🌱

Fresh Focaccia | Avocado |Pickled Onion | Cucumber | Really Good Olive Oil

Nichol's Farm Heirloom Tomato BLT

Dill Aioli | Thick-Cut Bacon | Marinated Tomato | Bibb Lettuce | Japanese Milk Bread
*Available Vegan 🌱

Steak Sandwich

Hanger Steak | Truffle Mayo | Lemon | Arugula | Pickled, Raw, & Grilled Red Onion | Avocado | Ciabatta

Jerk Chicken Wrap

Jerk Caesar | Cabbage Slaw | Marinated Avocado | Spinach Tortilla

Lobster Roll

Lobster Mayo | Celery Salt | Lemon | Toasted Brioche

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Seafood

Grilled Local Lake Trout

Warm Sauce Gribiche | BBQ Crispy Potato Straws

Ahi Tuna

Green Goddess | Wilted Mustard Greens | White Wine & Garlic | Sesame Chili Crisp

Roasted Salmon

Dill | Marinated Cucumber Salad

Grilled Skull Island Prawns

Green Apple Chimichurri | Kohlrabi | Grilled Lemon
Vegetarian

Roasted Maitake Mushrooms 🌱

Grilled Peppers & Pickled Pepper Sauce | Puffed Quinoa | Herb Salad

Crispy Dried Chili Eggplant 🌱

Lime | Roasted Peanuts | Cilantro & Scallion

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks 🌱

Lemon & Caper Gremolata | Sun-Dried Tomato

Arugula Pesto Farfalle

Grilled Summer Veggies
Vegetable Sides

Charred Broccolini 🌱

Mint Chimichurri | Sesame Dukkah

Crispy Chili Brussels Sprouts 🌱

Coconut Sambal | Toasted Walnut Crumble

Roasted Carrots 🌱

Grilled Scallion Vinaigrette | Toasted Hazelnuts

Charred Green Beans 🌱

Toasted Almonds | Togarashi | Garlic Honey | Agrodolce | Mint
Salads

Cuke & Avocado Salad 🌱

Mint | Lemon | Chili | Puffed Rice

Summer Greens Salad 🌱

Fennel | Strawberry | Toasted Almonds | Banyuls Vinaigrette

The Perfect Caprese

Nichols Farm Heirloom Tomato | Black Garlic Vinaigrette | Basil | Fresh Mozzarella

Arugula Salad 🌱

Grilled Peaches | Candied Walnut | Black Pepper Vinaigrette

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Starches

Duck-Fat Roasted Crispy Potatoes

Beluga Lentil Salad 🌱

Muhammara | Sumac Vinaigrette | Zucchini | Crispy Onions

Chickpeas & Corn

Mint | Fresh Goat Cheese | Buttermilk Vinaigrette

Roasted Fingerlings Potatoes 🌱

Basil & Chili

Crispy Sweet Potato

Whipped Feta & Lemon

Rice

Coconut, Herbed, or Plain

Old Fashioned Mac n’ Cheese

Smoked Gouda | Aged Cheddar | Gruyere | BBQ Panko Crust
Breads

Jalapeño-Scallion Cornbread

Salted Maple Butter

Freshly-Baked Focaccia 🌱

Asparagus & Mushrooms | Grilled Scallion Oil

Grilled Sourdough 🌱

Red Miso Butter
Crispy Bites

Crispy Maitake Mushrooms 🌱

Mustard-Ranch Seasoning | Coriander Aioli

Shrimp & Corn Beignets

Charred Scallion Mayo

Truffle Arancini

Smoked Gouda | Lemon Truffle Aioli

Tartare Waffle

Slagel Dry-Aged Sirloin | Fermented Strawberry Dressing & Anchovy Vinaigrette | Smoked Onion | Cheddar-Scallion Mini Waffle

Sungold Tomato Tartlet

Whipped Truffle Ricotta | Fennel Pollen

Braised Short Rib Bruschetta

Basil Aioli

Popcorn Chicken Mini Buckets

Chipotle Aioli

Grilled Salmon Skewers

Green Curry | Crispy Garlic

Mini Lobster Roll

Lobster Mayo | Crispy Garlic | Celery Salt | Lemon
Sharable Platters

Pick 3 or Pick 5 
Served with Crackers, Crostini and Crudites

Paulina Market Cold Sausage Platter

Mustard | Pretzels

Local & Imported Cheese Selection

Nichols Farm's Tomato Raw Bar

A Selection of Varieties and Preparations | Fresh Cheese | Dips | Grilled Sourdough

Smoked Trout Salad

Romaine Spears
Crispy Shallot, Mint, Pickled Chilis, Fresh Herbs, Chili Mayo, Lime

Salt-Baked Beet Hummus 🌱

Muhammara 🌱

Balsamic Glaze / Walnut Crumble

Baba Ganoush 🌱

Grilled Scallion Green Goddess

Artichoke Heart Tapenade 🌱

Spring Onion Dip

Bacon | Crispy Onion
Shellfish

Served with Smoked Cocktail Sauce | Raspberry Mignonette | Truffle & Horseradish Mignonette | Lemon

West Coast Oysters

Fanny Bay | Royal Miyagi

East Coast Oysters

Peach Tree | Pink Moon | Beausoleil

Raw Littleneck Clams

Cold Poached Skull Island Prawns

Scallops on the Half-Shell

Crab

Cracked Jonah Crab Claws | Alaskan King Crab Legs
Caviar

Accompaniments Include a Choice of Melba Toast, Whole Wheat Blinis, Potato Chips, and/or Fried Chicken

Osetra Black Caviar

Smoked Trout Roe

Or allow us to arrange a showstopping seafood tower for you!

Dessert

Matcha Tiramisu

Mixed Klug Farms Berries

Chamomile Sabayon | Rose

Sweet Corn Panna Cotta

Blue Cornmeal Crumble | Blistered Peach

Chocolate Avocado Mousse 🌱

Salted Caramel Whip | Toasted Rice

Double Fudge Chocolate Cake

Smoked Vanilla Tres Leches

Peach Tea Cake

Vanilla Bean Whip
Cookies & Bars

S’mores Cookie

Lemon Ricotta Cookie

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cardamom Snickerdoodles

Pink Lemon Bars

Hibiscus | Pink Pepper Meringue

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cloud Cookies

Rice Krispies

Plain | Black Sesame | Strawberry

Strawberry Coconut Macaron

Beer & Wine

Beer

Cocktails, NA Beverages, & Liquor

Cocktails

🌱 = Vegan

All our menus are fully customizable, and we’re delighted to tailor our offerings to meet your specific requirements.

Testimonials

"Jason and his team bring a Michelin star experience to the workplace. The food is always delicious, fresh, on time, and very affordable. The main distinction between Ambrosia and a different catering company is the quality that Ambrosia demands from its chefs; only the best of the best get accepted, and every employee has previously worked at a world-renowned restaurant. You can truly taste the difference, and your employees will love you for it!"

Daniel PolotskyCEO, Coinflip

"Ambrosia Foods brings restaurant-quality food right to your workplace. Their food is always delivered on time and is priced fairly. Our whole office looks forward to their lunches – it’s really amazing."

David SchectmanFidelity Capital Management

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