Catering Services

Let us make your next event memorable.  Sketch the big picture and let us attend to the details for you.  We provide the experience to ease your event planning anxieties.  From planning to clean-up, we will take care of you and of your venue.

Catered Event Table Setting

We will create for you an elegant and distinctive event, well-composed, polished and sophisticated.  We can transform any space with style, restraint and grace. We provide linens, china, flatware, glassware and paper goods to accommodate a wide range of budgets and event types.  Our professional staff will serve you and your guests with courtesy, tact and discretion.

Our accomplished kitchen’s versatile and talented chefs will provide for you the finest culinary delights. Whether a simple lunch or an elaborate banquet, we use only the finest products available to the Chicago markets from producers and purveyors around the world.

Goat's Cheese with Cherries

We are happy to customize our menus and services in order to meet the specific requirements of your special event.


We will accommodate your special event in any venue of your choosing; whether it is your home, office, house of worship or any place that is special to you.  Or, choose one of the venues below (some restrictions apply).

Chicago Park District Venues

la petite folie is fully licensed to cater events in all Chicago Park District venues.  Below is a partial list of venues that are local to Hyde Park and surrounding areas.  Click here for a complete list.

Promontory Point Terrace

Promontory Point

Burnham Park features the naturalistic Promontory Point designed by Alfred Caldwell and a popular skate park at 31st Street. The park also benches located at 12 Street, 31st Street, Oakwood and 57th Street, bird sanctuaries and beautiful natural areas. The Margaret T. Burroughs Beach and Park is a newer park feature and stretches from 31 Street to 26th Street.
South Shore Cultural Center

South Shore Cultural Center

Located in the South Shore community, South Shore Cultural Center is a cultural facility that has been recognized as a Chicago Landmark and is also listed on the National Register. This cultural haven was founded in 1905 and later rebuilt in 1916. Bought by the Chicago Park District in 1975, this historic building was restored as a historic landmark after a massive community campaign led by the Chicago Park District and historic preservationists. With its magnificent country club-like interior, this facility features a solarium and a formal dining hall. Green features of the park include a nature sanctuary and a butterfly garden.
63rd Street Beach House

63rd Street Beach House

Created by the famed designers of New York's Central Park, Frederick Law Olmted and Calvert Vaux, Jackson Park plays host to this jewel that sits on Chicago's South Lakefront. Located directly on the sands of Lake Michigan this open-air facility features grand porticos overlooking the bluest of waters. Choose the covered Promenade with sun-drenched balconies on the second floor or either of the majestic courtyards on the ground level.

University of Chicago Venues

Smart Museum of Art

Smart Museum of Art

The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art is an art museum located on the campus of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The permanent collection has over 15,000 objects.
Ida Noyes Hall

Ida Noyes Hall

Ida Noyes Hall, located at 1212 E. 59th Street, is an 82,000 square-foot building originally designed to be a women's gymnasium and social center at the University of Chicago. Over the years, the building has undergone modest changes and has hosted many events, large and small, for the University community. The central goal of Ida Noyes Hall is to provide facilities and services to student organizations and University departments.