Unforgettable menu options to transform your corporate event

The team at Wooden Paddle is here to ensure your corporate event is anything but boring, with food and drink choices your team won’t soon forget.


Unique Menu Options

Let’s make sure you leave boring buffets and cold pizza behind you, shall we? Our choices are anything but bland, so you can impress team members, clients, and professional connections alike.

Food That's Always Fresh

Ever been to an event only feeling like you’ll have to whip up a snack right when you get home? That’s what we’re here to avoid. Our food is fresh and made on-site, so your guests can enjoy their meal without having to plan for food afterward.

Unparalleled Service

You’re busy enough as is, so our team will make this process smooth from start to finish. You can focus on your event and its guests while we focus on preparing a stellar meal for everyone.

We’re happy to design a menu for all corporate events

Our team can provide food and drinks for the following celebrations. Don’t see yours on the list? Send us a message anyways! We’re always happy to make exceptions.







Award Ceremonies




Work Anniversaries




Employee Appreciation Days


Holiday Parties



What people are saying


“I had my daughter’s wedding shower at the Wooden Paddle and it was a great success. They were very responsive and even helped with the music playlist and created a special punch which our guests enjoyed along with the other amazing expertly prepared cocktails, wine and beer. The food was excellent as well. The service was stellar! Everyone at Wooden Paddle was extremely accommodating and we had a very memorable event. Our guests are still talking about what a unique, warm and friendly (and delicious) venue we chose. I highly recommend!”



“We used Wooden Paddle for my SILs bridal shower brunch and they were simply the best. They arrived on time, communicated the plan in the weeks leading up to the event, and provided amazing service. I would highly recommend using WP for your next event. They cannot be beat.”



“We hosted a holiday business gathering at the Wooden Paddle and it was fabulous! The pizza was loved by all, and it was so fun to get a variety for everyone to try. The salad was delicious as well as the drinks, and the service was phenomenal. We had several attendees who had dietary restrictions, and Wooden Paddle accommodated them so well, with a gluten free pizza and dairy-free option. Would highly recommend.”



“Wooden Paddle is the absolute best!! We sampled a few different caterers, but nothing could really compare to the fun, absolutely delicious, and unexpected wood-fired pizza they offered! We got so many compliments about the pizzas and salad — Gettin’ figgy wit it was a fan favorite! The entire catering staff was incredibly sweet and accommodating and they repeatedly asked if we were doing alright. They made us feel so special and were a blast to work with.”


EVENTS (and counting!)

With Wooden Paddle, boring menus and ho-hum service are a thing of the past


Receive Your Custom Proposal

You want to know what you're signing up for before diving in -- and we get that. Our team will prepare a transparent, easy-to-adjust proposal with everything you're interested in offering at your corporate event.


Schedule Your Tasting

Our team is ready for ya! Come visit our restaurant and try a little bit (or a lot) of everything on our menu. Warning: You'll want to come hungry. So don't worry about having to cook afterward. We'll take care of those cries from your stomach.


Sit Back as Guests Continue to Rave

Say goodbye to rubbery chicken and standard cocktails. Instead, you’ll hear a chorus of, “ohwowthisisincredible!” alongside grateful, heartfelt thank you’s from each of your guests.

Stuffy service and uninspired menus aren’t our style

Because your corporate event shouldn’t be run-of-the-mill. Instead, let’s ensure your guests are impressed from beginning to end.

Sure, you could try to DIY or order food the day of, but why add more to your already full plate? The team at Wooden Paddle is excited to take your event to the next level, preparing a meal each attendee will rave about.


Have questions? We’ve got answers.

And if you’ve got a question you don’t see here, be sure to send us a message.

How far do you travel?
We generally travel up to 50 miles from our Wooden Paddle kitchen in Lemont, IL. Is your event a little bit, or a lot a bit, further away? Let’s talk anyway! We do make exceptions.
Do you work with my venue?
We’ve catered at or are preferred vendors for many different venues in the Chicagoland area, including Warehouse:109, Firehouse Chicago, Imago Events, The BRIX On The Fox, Ovation, Greenhouse Loft, Blumen Gardens, Danada House, The Bridge, Storybook Gardens, Silver Fox, and more.

Even if we are not on your venue’s preferred vendors list (yet!), there’s still a pretty good chance we’ll be able to cater your event. We’ve done it before, and gosh dang it! We’ll do it again. In addition, should you choose to forgo a venue and have your event at a private residence, we are happy to cater there as well.

Do you offer tastings?
Absolutely! We love having guests come in, get to know us, and taste what we have to offer. Just be sure you come hungry!
How early do I need to book my date?
At the very least, events need to be booked one month in advance, but the earlier, the better! We book on a first-come, first-served basis. For weekends, we generally book about one year out.
What about guests with dietary restrictions?
No problem! We’re glad to accommodate them. We have gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian options!
Are event staff included?
All event staff — chefs, servers, bartenders, and event captains — are charged separately. How many chefs, servers, and bartenders we’ll bring depends on details like your guest count, menu, service style, and what your venue requires caterers to take care of on the big day! An event captain is needed for any wedding, any size event with food and bar, or any event with seventy-five (75) or more guests.
Where will you put your oven?
The oven is maneuvered by a tow vehicle, and one of our highly skilled, trailer-backer-uppers. (Mmm yes, ’tis their formal title.) So, wherever you’d like us to put the oven must be accessible by vehicle, and have a flat, dry area that’s at least 12′ long, and 8′ wide. We’ll also need another 12′ x 12′ space in front of the oven, for our pop-up kitchen.
How many people can you serve?
We’re able to comfortably serve up to 250 people with the use of just one of our ovens. Far too popular to limit your guest list to only 250? Not a problem. In that case, we’d just bring a second oven.
Do I get to pick my menu?
You bet! First, come try the goods! At your tasting, you’ll get to sample most of what we serve and get a better idea of what you’d like your menu to be. You’ll select four different signature pizzas, and then you can round out the rest of your menu with appetizers, salads, desserts, and drinks.
Do you have an event minimum?
Yes! Your event minimum is dependent on the day and time of your event. It is the total for all food and beverages.
What's your service charge?
A twenty percent (20%) service charge covers on-site kitchen, bar, and rental set up and breakdown, wood for the oven, serving ware, disposable dinnerware, trash disposal, liquor licensing, and general liability insurance.
Alright, I'm in! How do I get started?

We're so excited to chat with you about your event! Simply book your event here, and we'll get this ball (and dough) rolling.

Check how we do a real event!

Sample Menus & Pricing

Sample Menu No. 1

Starting at $58 pp


  • 1 appetizer
  • 4 pizzas
  • 1 salad
  • 1 dessert
  • Complete event staffing

Sample Menu No. 2

Starting at $93 pp
Average: $106 pp


  • 2 appetizers
  • 4 pizzas, 1 pasta
  • 1 salad, 1 vegetable
  • 2 desserts
  • Complete event staffing

Sample Menu No. 3

Starting at: $128 pp
Average: $141 pp


  • 3 appetizers
  • 4 pizzas, 1 pasta, 1 meat plate
  • 1 salad, 2 vegetables
  • 3 desserts
  • Complete event staffing

Pricing does not include sales tax or event fees, and may change. Get your custom quote for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing!

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Happiness Guarantee

We are so sure you’re going to absolutely love having us cater your event. But, on the off-chance that we happen to disappoint in some way, we will make it right – no holds barred, no ifs, no ands, no buts –  no matter what.  Whether that’s a refund or a redo, we’ll do whatever it takes to make it right. Just reach out to us at catering@woodenpaddle.com. Your happiness is guaranteed here.