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!”

Store Hours

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 Saturday, November 18
Chicken Noodle
Onion Chowder

Check out our full lunch menu here!

Thanksgiving Menu

Place your Thanksgiving order with Dave’s! All homemade appetizers, side dishes & awesome pies. We’ll be open for 9:00a.m. pick-ups on Thanksgiving morning! Email us at the shop to place your order today.

Complete Thanksgiving menu here!

Upcoming Cooking Classes

Seafood Party
| $55 | Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Lobster bisque, Risotto de Mer, Tuna poke, Salmon with potato crust.

Holiday Demo
| $50 | Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Lavender truffles, Crab cakes, Herb stuffed shrimp, candied pecans.

Warm Winter Soups
| $45 | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Potato bisque, Saffron corn chowder, Chicken noodle perfection.

Complete cooking class schedule here!


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.

  • 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!