Melrose Park Catering Service

For more information or to schedule your catering please call us at:

1(847) 671-7171

Melrose Park Caterers

The Great Escape has been offering catering throughout Melrose Park and surrounding areas since 1992. Since we started offering our catering service, we have had the pleasure of serving Chicagoland businesses and individuals with the catering of their company events. We offer a huge selection of catering options to ensure your event is exactly what you wished for.

We common provide catering for the following functions:

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

Melrose Park Business Catering

We can honestly say we know business and corporate catering! While researching other Melrose Park 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.

We have the proven experience with corporate and business catering. With the help of The Great Escape your company located in or near Melrose Park will 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, lunch boxes, and more. 

Private Event Caterers Near Melrose Park

For over 30 years Melrose Park Illinois 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. 

Great Buffets

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

$11.45

Roast Sirloin of Beef, Broasted Chicken, Baked Mostaccioli

$9.50

Broasted Chicken, Polish or Italian Sausage

$9.45

Baked Ham w/ Pineapple, Broasted Chicken & Pasta Primavera

$11.45

Cheese or Meat Ravioli (1 side)

$8.50

Pasta w/ Meatballs or Italian Sausage (1 side)

$8.95

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

12.95

Broasted Chicken & Baked Mostaccioli

$7.50

Broasted Chicken & Rigatoni w/ Vodka Sauce

$8.25

Chicken Artichoke w/ Quinoa

$9.95

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

$9.95

Meat or Vegetable Lasagna (1 side)

$9.25

Roast Turkey w/ Dressing

$10.95

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

$8.50

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

$8.95

Sausage & Peppers

$8.95

BBQ Pulled Pork

$10.95

Breast of Chicken (Plain or Cajun)

$9.95

1/2 Pound Cheeseburgers

$9.95

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.

Sandwiches

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)

Wraps

  • 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

GREAT COLD DELI PLATTER

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

GREAT HOT & COLD HORS D’OEUVRES

50 pieces per serving for hot hors d’oeuvres 

50 piece Jumbo Iced Shrimp

$95.00

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

$42.50

Calamari

$69.50

Stuffed Potato Skins

$27.95

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

$32.95

Hot Wings

$37.95

Free Range Chicken Tenders

$42.50

Sausage & Peppers

$38.95

Finger Sandwiches

$47.95

Deviled Eggs

$32.95

Quesadillas

$36.95

Cheese Sticks

$32.50

Baby Back Ribs

$59.95

Fried Shrimp

$75.00

Egg Rolls

$43.95

Meatballs Any Style

$39.00

Beef & Mushroom Brochettes

$68.00

Chicken & Veggie Brochettes

$63.00

Antipasto Skewers

$41.95

Caprese Skewers

$39.95

Bruschetta Board BYO

$39.95

GREAT BROASTED CHICKEN PACKAGES

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

8 piece buffet

$15.95

12 piece buffet

$20.99

16 piece buffet

$27.25

20 piece buffet

32.95

40 piece buffet

$59.95

8 piece chicken only

$10.95

12 piece chicken only

$16.10

16 piece chicken only

$21.29

20 piece chicken only

$25.95

40 piece chicken only

$39.95

CATERING ENTREES

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

Lasagna

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

$16.95

Roast Beef Au Jus (Thin or Thick)

$8.95/pound

BBQ Pulled Pork

$12.95/pound

CATERING SALAD

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

CATERING SIDE DISHES

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

OTHER STUFF

Soft Drinks

$0.95

Brownies

$0.99

Bottled Water

$1.25

Chocolate Chip Cookies

$0.75

16 ox. Fruit Juices

$1.50

Sliced Desserts

$4.25

Arizona Iced Tea

$2.50

Glazed Strawberries

(40 Pcs.)
$32.50

Bottle BBQ Sauce

18 0unces
$3.75
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