Burr Ridge is home to more than 500 businesses, a modern suburban downtown, and easy freeway access to the entire Chicagoland area. Its distinguished townhomes and beautiful homes on generous lots all serve as proof of its unofficial slogan: “A Very Special Place.”
What better place for your special day? And with catering service by Wooden Paddle, your Burr Ridge wedding will have unforgettable food in addition to a beautiful setting. Because Burr Ridge is located less than 10 miles from our home base in Lemont, travel is included in the setup fee!
For more information or to plan a full-menu tasting, complete our online form or contact our friendly staff at (630) 326-8150. We can’t wait to get started on helping create the wedding reception of your dreams.
Wooden Paddle Is the Easy Choice for Your Burr Ridge Wedding
Your wedding reception is probably one of the most significant days of your life. You chose each other and spent countless hours ruminating over just the right dress and tuxedo, flowers, and photographer — your catering selection should be just as carefully thought out.
Thankfully, Wooden Paddle makes choosing your wedding catering service one of the easiest decisions to make.
Why choose Wooden Paddle as your wedding catering service? Here are some reasons:
- Relationships with a wide range of Chicago-area venues
- A commitment to providing unrivaled culinary innovation
- A team of servers, chefs, and bartenders providing unbeatable service and professionalism
Bypass overpriced steak and dried-out chicken and choose artisan appetizers and pizzas. Select from food and drink choices that are better suited for your easygoing, fun, and somewhat unconventional taste. Wooden Paddle features expertly-crafted cocktails and delicious wood-fired fare from a mobile oven we set up onsite.
Schedule a Full-Menu Food Tasting
Once you lock in your reception date, our experienced, dedicated, and professional catering consultants will work with you every step of the way to ensure all of your ideas are brought to life. We will schedule a tasting where you can come to our restaurant and try our food and drinks — the tastiest way to decide what you like!
We will be there to answer your questions and explain our menu selections, including our gelato and brick oven pizza — the perfect balance of casual and upscale to fit any vibe and venue.
Make sure to come hungry! On top of our standard recipes, we also offer gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian pizzas. And, as a couple, you can choose a different pizza from your guests.
Customizable Bar Packages
Our Burr Ridge catering coordinator will also help you choose a drink package as sophisticated or straightforward as you’d like, based on your taste and budget. You can opt to serve beer and wine exclusively or select from three separate bar packages. Your bar package selection is fully customizable to your preference.
From Setup to Breakdown, Our Catering Staff Will Take Care of Everything
The Wooden Paddle catering staff is helpful, super responsive, and a breeze to work with. Our team prides itself on being super fun and completely unpretentious. From setup to breakdown, our chefs, servers, bartenders, and in-house event captains tackle all of the background details, so you don’t have to.
We’re Prepared for Venue Catering Requirements
Once you make Wooden Paddle wedding your catering service, we’ll get to work ensuring we plan for every possible contingency.
We will work with your chosen venue ahead of time to prevent problems on your big day. Wooden Paddle has catered at or has been selected as a preferred vendor for several wedding reception venues in and around Chicago.
If your venue has specific catering requirements and Wooden Paddle has catered at your venue, we will have those stipulations on hand. If your locale happens to be one we haven’t catered at yet, our team will visit and tour the site in advance. This allows us to familiarize ourselves with the location to be as ready as possible the day of.
Get the Genuine Wood-Fired Pizza Experience
With Wooden Paddle as your caterer, you and your guests get more than a meal — you get a total meal experience! Traditional wedding caterers prepare your food in the kitchen or even off-site, keeping the process and the chefs hidden from view. Wooden Paddle brings the kitchen right to you, along with one (or two, if you have more than 300 guests) of our mobile custom-built pizza ovens.
Your wedding guests are encouraged to get up close and personal while their food is prepared right before their eyes. The chefs will hand-stretch the dough, add the perfect combination of toppings, and fast-fire the pizzas while you watch. Your food is prepared seconds before it’s served, and the result is the freshest, most delicious meal you’ve ever had.
Our ash wood-fired ovens bring the heat, reaching temperatures of over 800 degrees to bring out the aromas, textures, and flavors in our pizzas like no conventional oven can.
We Use Locally-Sourced Ash Wood
Why do we fire our oven using ash wood? Ash is a hardwood with relatively low moisture content. It can be seasoned (dried) quickly and split easily, and it has all the properties you need to cook a great pizza:
- High heat production — Pizzas need high-temperature cooking for a crispy (but not dried out) crust.
- Slow and steady burning— Hardwood like ash produces consistent energy and long-lasting coals, so your pizza is cooked evenly and thoroughly.
- Weather resistance — Ash does not absorb as much water as some other woods, so seasoned lumber is ready to burn even in wet or humid weather.
- Low sap levels — Softwood that contains a lot of sap tends to “pop” while it burns, spewing bark and ashes that could contaminate food.
- Minimal smoke output — Less moisture means less smoke. This is good because you want your pizza cooked, not smoked!
We obtain all of the ash firewood to fuel our ovens from local sources rather than hauling it in from out of the area. By doing this, we minimize our environmental footprint and create a more sustainable process.
Book Wooden Paddle as Your Burr Ridge Wedding Catering Service
When you are set to begin planning for your Burr Ridge wedding reception, Wooden Paddle is standing by, ready to help. Call us today at (630) 326-8150 or tell us about your special event in our online form and let’s create a magical day you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.