Catering Service River Grove IL.

Catering Service River Grove

For more information or to schedule catering for your event in River Grove Illinois please call us at:

(847) 671-7171

Caterers River Grove

The Great Escape has been offering catering service throughout River Grove Illinois and the surrounding areas since 1992. In the past 20+ years, we have had the pleasure of serving Chicagoland businesses and individuals with the catering of their events. We offer a huge selection of catering food & style options to ensure your event is exactly what you hoped for.

We commonly provide catering for the following functions:

  • Business Functions & Business Award Ceremonies 
  • Luncheons
  • Charity & Fundraising Event Catering
  • Anniversary Parties, Birthday Parties, Wedding Showers, Baby Showers, Funerals and more.
  • Municipality Events & Functions Catering

Business Catering River Grove

We can honestly say we know business and corporate catering! While researching other River Grove catering companies, you will find that they may say they offer custom catering solutions, but will try to force you into pre-made packages. This is where you will want the help of the professionals at  The Great Escape to assist you with your next function.

Our catering team has the proven experience with corporate and business catering in River Grove Illinois. We strongly believe that with the help of The Great Escape, your company can be see a jump in production and employee attitudes. Our corporate catering is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We offer countless options including; buffet, family style, boxed lunch style, and more. 

Private Event  & Social Event Caterers Near River Grove

For over 30 years Northlake residents have trusted us with their private event catering needs. We provide the high quality and affordable food your guests will love! Call us today for catering service for wedding showers, baby showers, birthday parties, retirement parties, anniversaries, and more. 

Wedding Catering Near River Grove

For over 28 years The Great Escape has been providing custom catering service for Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Gift Openings, Vow Renewals, Anniversary Parties and Weddings. We can accommodate any size event and can work with any dietary restrictions your guest may have. 

Below you will find our Catering Menus. We offer Buffet Styled Catering, Boxed Lunch Style Catering and full corporate and customizable party catering options. If you have a vision for your event, The Great Escape can help!

Great Buffets (Buffet Catering Options)

All buffets are served with brick oven baked bread & choice of 2 sides (green salad, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, veggie salad, mashed or broasted potatoes, parsley potatoes, baked beans, hot veggies or rice. Additional side $.75

MIX & MATCH THE ABOVE ITEMS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR BUFFET OR USE THESE ADDITIONAL OPTIONS… chicken, beef or shrimp stirfry, herb baked chicken, pepper steak, beef burgundy, chicken kiev, chicken cordon bleu, chicken vesuvio, marsala or florentine, 3 way (chili, cheese, onions & pasta), chicken & veggie brochette, beef & mushroom brochette, chicken parmigiana, pasta primavera, chicken ala king, corned beef & cabbage, fish selection.

(if the item you desire is not on the menu, just tell us & we will create it for you)

1/3 Slab BBQ Ribs, Broasted Chicken


Roast Sirloin of Beef, Broasted Chicken, Baked Mostaccioli


Broasted Chicken, Polish or Italian Sausage


Baked Ham w/ Pineapple, Broasted Chicken & Pasta Primavera


Cheese or Meat Ravioli (1 side)


Pasta w/ Meatballs or Italian Sausage (1 side)


Fajita Bar w/ Steak & Chicken Breast and all the trimmings pre-selected sides


Broasted Chicken & Baked Mostaccioli


Broasted Chicken & Rigatoni w/ Vodka Sauce


Chicken Artichoke w/ Quinoa


Lemon Chicken w/ Rice or Angel Hair Pasta (1 side)


Meat or Vegetable Lasagna (1 side)


Roast Turkey w/ Dressing


Taco Bar w/ Beef Tacos and all the trimmings pre-selected sides


Great Hot Sandwhiches


All selections are served with 1 side dish (cole slaw, potato salad, pasta salad, veggie salad, mostaccioli marinara, potato chips or green salad) & appropriate breads, condiments & cookies.

Italian Beef


Sausage & Peppers


BBQ Pulled Pork


Breast of Chicken (Plain or Cajun)


1/2 Pound Cheeseburgers


Great Boxed Lunches $9.95


All Boxed Lunches Include: Appropriate Garnish, Fresh Brownie or Cookie, Rolled Utensil & Condiments

Please limit your selection to 3 varieties.


CHOOSE: Sliced Turkey Breast, Kosher Corned Beef, Roast Sirloin of Beef, Sliced Ham, Chicken Salad, Egg Salad or BLT Club (Tuna Salad add $.75) CHOOSE: Fresh White, Whole 7 Grain Wheat, Light Rye, Kaiser Roll or French Bread (Croissant add $.75) CHOOSE: American, Swiss, Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese $9.75

Sides & Salads – Included

CHOOSE: Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Cole Slaw, Veggie Salad, Garden Salad or Chips (extra side $.95)


  • Mushroom w/ Roasted Red Pepper, Red Onion, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato & Lettuce
  • Tuna Salad (add $.75)
  • Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Caesar
  • Roasted Veggies w/ Zucchini & Squash, Red Onions, Artichokes & Roasted Red Pepper
  • Turkey & Bacon w/ Avocado, Shredded Cheese & Shirache Mayo (add $.75)
  • Roast Beef w/ Horsey Sauce, Crispy Onions, Lettuce & Tomato
  • Ham & Cheese w/ Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo


All Deli Trays include 3 Meats, Assorted Cheeses, Relish Tray, 2 Side Salads, Assorted Bread Tray, Condiments & Cookies (Pre-made Assorted Sandwich Trays Also Available) $9.75


50 pieces per serving for hot hors d’oeuvres 

50 piece Jumbo Iced Shrimp


Cheese & Fruit Platter

Serves 25 Serves 25 $57.00 Serves 50 $95.00

Crisp Vegetable Tray

Serves 25 $35.00 Serves 50 $65.00

Fresh Fruit Tray

Serves 25 Serves 25 $40.00 Serves 50 $75

Hummus & Veggies w/ Naan Crisps




Stuffed Potato Skins


Stuffed Mushroom Caps


Hot Wings


Free Range Chicken Tenders


Sausage & Peppers


Finger Sandwiches


Deviled Eggs




Cheese Sticks


Baby Back Ribs


Fried Shrimp


Egg Rolls


Meatballs Any Style


Beef & Mushroom Brochettes


Chicken & Veggie Brochettes


Antipasto Skewers


Caprese Skewers


Bruschetta Board BYO



– Buffets include broasted potatoes, honey, cole slaw, bread & butter – Packages up to 400 pieces – Also comes BBQ style

8 piece buffet


12 piece buffet


16 piece buffet


20 piece buffet


40 piece buffet


8 piece chicken only


12 piece chicken only


16 piece chicken only


20 piece chicken only


40 piece chicken only



Half Pan serves 8-10; Full Pan serves 16-20

Boneless Chicken Breast (Free Range)

Lemon/Marsala/Vesuvio/Dijon Crusted/Parmigiana Half (20PCS) $44.00 Full (40PCS) $85.00

Eggplant Casserole

Half $40.00 Full $78.00

Pasta Giambotta

Half $42.00 Full $78.00

Sausage & Peppers

Half $38.95 Full $75.00

Baked Mostaccolli

Half $29.95 Full $54.95

Rigatoni & Vodka

Half $33.95 Full $53.95


Half $37.95 Full $74.95

Vegetarian Lasagna

Half $37.95 Full $74.95

Stuffed Shells

Half (18PCS $40.00 Full (36PCS) $70.00

Pasta Primavera

Half $33.95 Full $64.96

Pasta Primavera w/Chicken

Half $45.95 Full $89.90

Pasta Primavera w/Shrimp

Half $66.45 Full $128.95

Tortellini Alfredo

Half $36.95 Full $70.00

Turkey & Dressing

Half $36.95 Full $71.95

BBQ Ribs by the Slab


Roast Beef Au Jus (Thin or Thick)


BBQ Pulled Pork



Half Pan serves 8-10; Full Pan serves 16-20

All selections served with appropriate dressing.

Garden Salad

Half $19.95 Full $36.95

Caesar Salad

Half $21.95 Full $37.95

Chicken Caesar

Half $28.95 Full $54.95

Julienne w/ Ham, Turkey & Cheeses

Half $35.00 Full $69.96

Chopped Chicken Salad

Half $36.00 Full $69.95

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Half $36.00 Full $69.95

Organic Spinach Salad w/ Walnuts & Cranberries

Half $28.95 Full $54.95

Grecian w/ Feta & Herbs

Half $23.95 Full $46.00

Grecian w/ Chicken

Half $40.95 Full $79.95

Grecian w/ Skirt Steak

Half $64.95 Full $127.95


Half Pan serves 8-10; Full Pan serves 16-20

Mac & Cheese (Mild Spicy)

Half $30.00 Full $59.95

Mac & Cheese w/BBQ Pork, Buffalo Chicken or Pork Belly

Half $40.00 Full $79.95

Mashed & Gravy

Half $22.50 Full $45.00

Mixed Veggies

Half $25.00 Full $45.00

Herb Roasted Red Potatoes

Half $21.95 Full $41.95

Vesuvio Potatoes

Half $21.95 Full $41.95

Cole Slaw

Quart $6.95 Half $18.95 Full $36.95

Tortellini Salad

w/ Pepperoni & Artichokes Half $35.00 Full $65.00

Artichoke Salad

w/ Red Onions, Tomato & Feta Half $31.95 Full $59.95

Broasted Potatoes

Half $20.00 Full $38.95

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Salad

Half $36.50 Full $65.00

Seafood Salad

Imitation Crab, Veggie Medley & Creamy Dressing Half $36.95 Full $69.95

Cold Veggie Salad

Broccoli, Cauliflower & More in an Italian Blend Half $25.00 Full $45.00

Quinoa Salad

Southwest Style w/ Roasted Corn & Red Pepper Half $35.00 Full $70.00


Soft Drinks




Bottled Water


Chocolate Chip Cookies


16 ox. Fruit Juices


Sliced Desserts


Arizona Iced Tea


Glazed Strawberries

(40 Pcs.) $32.50

Bottle BBQ Sauce

18 0unces $3.75
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