Enjoy Food, Enjoy Life! | (847) 259-9510 | 105 West Prospect Avenue in downtown Mount ProspectSend Dave an Email


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!”

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What if I ran my company like most corporations?

I just got off the phone with a major airline carrier and was SO proud that I don’t treat my customers like they treated me! I thought it would be a great idea to compare and contrast our “product and service” with what is widely accepted (we pretty much have no choices now) as crappy service… […]



Tuesday thru Saturday
8 am to 4 pm
Sunday & Monday
7 days a week

Upcoming Cooking Classes and Events

Sexy Appetizers

Sexy Appetizers $45 | Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Presented by sexy Chef Dave. Goat, pesto and sundried tomato roulade, Steak tartare, Rosemary candied pecans, Mushroom turnover Share with Family and Friends



Seating for each Cooking Class is limited. Call to reserve your spot today.

(847) 259-9510


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.



  • Catering

    Large Events to Intimate Gatherings

    Do something different- Stay home and let Dave do the cooking!!!

  • Wedding Catering

    We love weddings!

    We provide awesome catering for your special day!

  • Cooking Classes

    Good food, times, and company! 

    Come and learn what Dave is cooking at the shop! BYOB and we provide the rest!