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 16
Chicken Noodle
Potato Dill
Hearty Veggie

Check out our full lunch menu here!

Upcoming Cooking Classes

Knife Skills
| $45 | Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
We will cut things only a trained swordsman could be proud of.

60’s Classics
| $45 | Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Beef stroganoff, Chicken cordon bleu, Shit on a shingle… done right!

Breakfast in Bed
| $45 | Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Perfect homemade pancakes, Scones, Arugula omelets with tomato jam.

Complete cooking class schedule here!


Testimonials

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.
Amada

  • 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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