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 Wednesday, March 21st
Sweet Potato
Hearty Mixed Bean
Classic Chicken Noodle

Check out our full lunch menu here!

Upcoming Cooking Classes

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.

Awesome Veggies
| $45 | Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Crispy tortilla eggplant, Roasted tomato with goat cheese & basil, Crepes with creamed spinach.

Girls on Grill
| $45 | Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Avocado salmon, Skirt steak tacos, Mexican chicken burgers.

Complete cooking class schedule here!


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!