At Dave’s Specialty Foods, awesome food is standard and service is always with a smile! Chef-owner Dave Esau has been in the gourmet restaurant business for 32 years ( he still retains his high energy! ) and brings his experience to suburban Chicago and your catered party.
We believe in real food cooked by real people with real passion.
Our intimate, customized, in-home catered dinners for 10 get the exact same, 100% homemade food, special attention and quality as our catered weddings and large events for 300. Our hundreds of ecstatic customers all share the same opinion: “Dave’s is awesome!”
Tuesday thru Saturday | 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday & Monday | Closed
Catering | 7 days a week
Stop by for lunch!
We offer awesome homemade soups, fresh panini sandwiches, and tasty pastries. Dine-in, or take it to-go!
Soups of the day: Thursday, September 19th
Upcoming Cooking Classes
French Farm House | $ 50
Tuesday, October 15th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Watercress beet & walnut salad, Warm lentil and bacon salad, Mussels cooked in cider
The Cooking of Chez Panisse | $50
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Recipes from the famous restaurant in San Francisco! Fish in breadcrumbs, Swiss chard frittata, Onion tart, Strawberry ice cream
World’s Best Breakfast | $50
Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Eggs benedict with chives, Potato frittata, Banana pancakes
Thank you for making Allison and Chase’s wedding a great event. Your food and staff were fantastic. Everyone we talk to says they had a great time at the wedding. Thanks again to your staff for all the help with the clean up. You get four stars **** and a Michelin rating in our book.
My family ordered Dave’s for both a 60th birthday party and my wedding shower, both large events of about 70 people The food was great both times. Dave was very professional, and cared much for making our event food work out.
I rarely take the time to write a review but this catering service deserves 10 stars. I threw a special surprise B-day party for my wife and invited 40 of her lifetime friends. All the typical restaurants and wineries were booked so a friend recommended Dave’s. It was local and it was special.
Large Events to Intimate Gatherings
Do something different- Stay home and let Dave do the cooking!!!READ MORE
We love weddings!
We provide awesome catering for your special day!READ MORE
Good food, times, and company!
Come and learn what Dave is cooking at the shop! BYOB and we provide the rest!READ MORE