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

Welcome

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, February 17
Asparagus with Broccoli
Cream of Mushroom
Cheesy Cauliflower with Peas

Check out our full lunch menu here!

Upcoming Cooking Classes

Awesome Italian
| $45 | Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Saffron risotto, Warm lamb and Potato salad, Venecian beef carpaccio, Chia panna cotta.

Spanish Tapas Party
| $45 | Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Broccoli avocado tostadas, Crispy rice balls, Mascarpone prosciutto and crab crustade, Merguez en croute.

Sexy Sweets  
| $45 | Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Chocolate dipped strawberries, Sea salt ganache tart with raspberries, Lemon pudding cake.

Complete cooking class schedule here!


Testimonials

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.
Paul

  • Catering

    Large Events to Intimate Gatherings

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

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  • Wedding Catering

    We love weddings!

    We provide awesome catering for your special day!

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  • Cooking Classes

    Good food, times, and company! 

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

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