As life approaches normalcy and businesses start to reopen in Chicago, meals are a great way to celebrate. Office catering is a popular solution for welcoming employees back during these weird times, but safety and hygiene are of utmost importance.
Individually boxed meals have become a new normal during the pandemic. Especially if you haven't catered since COVID started, you're probably wondering how to most easily order individually wrapped meals. Here at CaterCow, we do the hard work of vetting the best individually packaged meals in Chicago. For every restaurant, we take photos of the food and how it comes delivered and taste test the meals. If a restaurant was catering buffet style in the past, we work with them to curate an individually boxed alternative so you don't have to worry if it'll come the way you want.
We thoughtfully curate every option you see. We believe that food can inspire, spark conversation and bring people together. Our goal is to offer the best food for your group in a convenient-to-use, easy-to-order format.
We’re an online catering marketplace featuring vetted menus designed to work for groups large and small.
No more uninspired sandwich boxes. Pick from unique, seasonal options curated by our team.
We’ve streamlined the process for ordering food for your group, just the click of a button and your job is done.
Curating individually packaged meals is not as easy as one may think. If a restaurant was catering a buffet with a choice of 3 entrees and 3 sides, they'll now need to tailor a special menu for individual style that will likely accommodate less selections per meal.
Furthermore, restaurants will need to be more mindful of mixing hot and cold in one container. They'll also need to package meals in a way that isn't overly wasteful for the environment's sake and to minimize costs. At CaterCow, we work with our restaurants to craft menus that work for everyone.
Individually boxed meals are a unique category of its own. Unlike other services, we don’t lump the individually wrapped meals in the same menu as the buffet just because it’s from the same restaurant. We’ve all seen menus where it says a $50 tray of chicken is “Individually Wrapped Optional”...whatever that means!
We also take photos of every single individually boxed menu in its actual packaging, not on fine china, so you know what you’ll get during your delivery.
If Sally wants chicken, and John wants beef, teammates can choose what they want. Meals come delivered individually packaged labeled with people’s names.
You can also add extras for guests. This saves the hassle of guessing the headcount and what people want to eat!
You're likely ordering individually packaged for safety concerns to minimize sharing and contamination. Rest assured our kitchens are doing their part in keeping things as safe as possible.
Temperature checks, elevated cleaning, and mandating employee vaccination are just some of the many heightened procedures to make sure everyone stays healthy.
Whether you like to do everything yourself, get your team involved or would rather we took care of things for you, CaterCow has you covered.
If you order catering frequently and would prefer for us to handle menu selection, we can set you up with a dedicated account manager.Get Started with Managed
Let your group choose what they want to eat with our simple and straightforward group ordering polls.Explore our Group Ordering Packages
CaterCow is my go-to site for catering services. They have a wide variety of cuisines and are great for groups small or large. Their website makes it easy to find new caterers to try and to re-order our favorites with our customizations already set. Their customer service team provides high-quality and prompt support.”
Associate Director of Operations
Our company used CaterCow for our catered lunch service and they are fantastic. They always delivered on-time, and were extremely flexible in working with us when changes were required. Sean is amazing to work with!!! I would highly recommend CaterCow for anyone in need of catering services.”
Why I love CaterCow: One stop ordering. Our company host training events that can last up to 10 days. Catercow offers a wide selection of caterers providing a large variety of food items. I can order for each day of training by going to one online site. Great Customer Service, very responsive to my comments/feedback.”