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: We will be closed until March 31, 2020.
Sorry for any inconvenience. Stay healthy and we will see you soon! Dave and Staff.

Check out our full lunch menu here!

Upcoming Cooking Classes:

Blind Tasting with Pairings | $50
RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, March 31st | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Don’t miss this one! Blind wine tasting with discussion, and foods to go with them! Be a better wine-o

Old School Comfort | $50
Tuesday, April 7th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cheese fondue, Caesar salad, Salisbury steak with gravy

Italian: Molto Bene! | $50
Tuesday, April 28th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Crispy basil polenta, Pork cacciatore, Scallops gremolata

Complete cooking class schedule here!


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.

  • 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!