Ensure your Elmhurst reception is stress-free from the start by hiring the dedicated catering specialists at Wooden Paddle.
Specializing in the freshest wood-fired pizza, Wooden Paddle is a mobile wedding catering service based in Lemont. Our genuine Italian fare features fresh ingredients and is prepared on-site by a team of highly skilled artisans.
At Wooden Paddle, we make it our mission to bring delicious food and an exciting experience to make it a memorable wedding celebration. Fill out our online form or call (630) 326-8150. Wooden Paddle catering service is unlike anything you’ve experienced.
Our Unique Wood-Fired Pizza Experience
Once you hire Wooden Paddle for your Elmhurst reception, we go to work immediately, ensuring your event runs like clockwork. We’ll coordinate with your venue well before the reception date to check out their location.
We’ll discuss with you and your venue representatives the best location to set-up our mobile kitchen and wood-fired oven. The oven requires a 12-by-eight-foot space, while our kitchen needs a 12-by-12-foot area in front of it.
Our custom ovens burn locally-sourced ash firewood at temperatures reaching 800 degrees. Your guests will get a front-row seat where they can engage with our super-friendly chefs and watch as they stretch our homemade pizza dough, assemble the pies with mouthwatering toppings, and fast-fire them for unbeatable fast and texture.
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Creating a Special Day, You’ll Remember for a Lifetime
Whether your reception is held at historic Wilder Mansion or one of the city’s dozens of lush parks or stylish venues, Wooden Paddle will make it happen.
If your wedding is being celebrated at a location outside Elmhurst, our pizza oven will be ready to go! Wooden Paddle has catering connections with many first-rate venues in the Chicagoland area, including:
- Firehouse Chicago
- Ellis House & Equestrian Center
- Warehouse: 109
- The BRIX on the Fox
- Storybook Gardens
One of our ovens can cook food that serves up to 250 people. Have more guests than that? We can handle it. We can bring up to three of our wood-fired pizza ovens to your location and set them up with our craft cocktail bar and pop-up kitchen.
We typically travel about one and a half hours or 50 miles from our Lemont kitchen; however, if your reception is a little, or a lot, farther, please call us anyway. We’ve been known to make exceptions.
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Try All of Our Tasty Food and Drinks
Your meal planning kicks off with a complimentary tasting at our Lemont restaurant to help you customize your menu.
Trying out our scrumptious food will likely be a highlight of planning your reception. Make sure to bring your appetite when you visit because our food sampling is a lot more than tiny portions.
When you visit us, you’ll have the chance to sample anything you’d like from our menu. Experience firsthand the food and cocktails your guests will be enjoying. This will help you decide on the items you want to feature in your reception package.
Drinks, salads, appetizers, pizzas, and desserts, you’ll have the opportunity to try it all. Our culinary experts have put a ton of thought into our flavorsome menu to strike the perfect blend of traditional and trendsetting.
All of our catering packages are customizable, so you can create a one-of-a-kind menu package to suit your tastes. You can also choose gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan options, ensuring all of your guests walk away happy and well-fed.
Save the Date as Soon as Possible!
All of our event scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to give yourself as much lead time as possible, especially if you plan your wedding on a popular date. For example, Saturdays in the warmer months are usually booked faster than those in the colder months.
As soon as you fill out our online form or call our number, our event coordinator will get the process started and:
- Set-up your menu tasting — We’ll be on hand to answer all of your questions and start formulating a plan to bring your vision to life.
- Provide your quote — Once we have a plan of action and your menu choices, we’ll furnish you with a quote. Your quote will be based on bar service inclusion, menu complexity, your guest list size, and how many servers you’ll need based on the service style you select.
As soon as the contracts are signed and you submit your deposit (online, in person, or by phone), that date belongs to you exclusively. We’ll add you to our calendar, and you can focus on the rest of your wedding plans and leave the catering concerns to us. We’ll tackle every tiny detail, from communicating with your venue to setting up and tearing down. All you’ll need to do is relax and enjoy your day!
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Wooden Paddle Has You Covered for All of Your Catering Needs
Our expert staff is devoted to giving you service that’s professional, courteous, and efficient. We’ll ensure that your reception planning is as easy going as possible from your menu tasting until your celebration day.
We hope you’ll refer us to your friends and choose to call on us again. Wooden Paddle proudly serves the Elmhurst area for all of your future occasions, including:
- Rehearsal dinners
- Corporate events
- Baby showers
Choose Wooden Paddle as Your Elmhurst Wedding Caterers
Wooden Paddle’s wood-fired pizza is the perfect food to share with those you care about. Whether you’re having an elegant formal celebration, a rustic reception, or an intimate rehearsal dinner, Wooden Paddle will take care of your entire event, ensuring everything goes off without a snag.
Ready to start planning? Just call our friendly event planner by calling (630) 326-8150 or submit your information by completing the form on this page.