On Occasion Catering Testimonials & Reviews

On Occasion’s innovative menus, fantastic food, and elegant presentation impress my guests every time. I trust Kathy and her staff to take care of both my business and social catering needs.

Michael Silvaggi,

Vice President, Human Resources — Saks Fifth Avenue

Dear Kathy,

I wanted to follow up to thank you for providing such a wonderful experience for the wedding this weekend at Cafe Brauer.

It was such a pleasure to work with you and your staff this weekend. I want to commend you for your professionalism and pleasant demeanor as you managed the details of the set-up, catering and staffing for this fairly complex wedding. You are one of the most efficient, pleasant and flexible managers we have worked with. You made our job and that of the other vendors very easy.

I also wanted to recognize the staff that worked the event. Everyone we came in contact with was equally helpful and friendly. Thank you again for making the wedding such a great success. I hope we will work together in the future.

Warm regards,


Spruce Event Consulting

Fat Bottomed Girls — they know pies and what it takes to rule the pie world.

Bill Barth,

Levy Restaurants — Stadium Club, U.S. Cellular Field

Thanks so much for ALL you do for Lydia Home Association and your great support of our kids. I appreciate your partnership. It means so much in the lives of so many children. Thanks too, for sharing your recipe. This will be a great dish for weekend company, which I occasionally have! Hope to see you soon. God bless.

— Nancy Good


We want to thank you for creating the most beautiful wedding at our home for the Memina reception. The food was delicious and the table set ups were wonderful. We were very impressed with the professionalism of you and your delightful staff. They were courteous and worked very hard as they had a tough task traveling all the way downhill to the dinner tables and buffet. The cleanup was amazing. We will definitely call you on any future parties in our home, if you'd be willing.

Thank you for the leftovers in our refrigerator that we are enjoying daily. The party rental pickup went smoothly on Monday. You did a fantastic job and we commend you and your staff. Our son will be graduating college next summer (hopefully) and we'd love to throw a casual yard party for him.

We'll be in touch.


— Laura and Jim S

Our company holds dozens of company events with customers each year and On Occasion is our favorite spot for team building. Cooking in a professional kitchen with Kathy and her team builds camaraderie more than any other options we’ve explored.

Ben Johnston,

Director of Marketing — Don Johnston Incorporated

Kathy —

Thanks again for everything! Lunch was not only delicious but not the typical "catered lunch". I appreciate that you offered to use OUR OWN Market Day Gourmet products in the preparation. It was a very special surprise for our consultants as well as our staff! Way to think outside the box!

We look forward to using On Occasion & Events for our next event!

— Jan Heidelmeier



donates a portion of our profits to Lydia's Home







Full service events

Venues, decor, rentals


Corporate events

Full service caterer

Weddings, showers graduations

Corporate meetings

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Lake Zurich, Kildeer, Barrington, Deer Park

Long Grove, Hawthorn Woods, Palatine

Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg & surrounding areas

On Occassion Catering & Events

700 Tesler Rd. • Lake Zurich, IL