On-line ordering is limited to Box Lunch Chef menus ("drop off" items) at this time. For full-service catering needs, please call 312.733.5665, or send us an e-mail.

To place an order on-line, you must set up an account with Simply Elegant Catering. If you have an on-line account already established, click here to continue.

If you would like to establish an account, please call 312.733.5665 or send us an inquiry via e-mail and we will contact you as soon as possible.

In order to offer you a wide selection and ensure the finest products, we purchase ingredients daily as orders are received. We do have some items we can offer on a few moments notice, however some of our selections require 24 hours notice. Because of prep times and portioning, some items require minimum order quantities. We will advise you should you choose one of these items from our menus.

Our goal is to always provide you with the highest quality food items, presented elegantly and delivered on time. To accomplish this goal, we ask that you place your orders at lease 24 hours in advance. We also must offer some items with minimum quantities. We have included order requirements and minimums where they vary from our general requirements. which are defined below. All of these are necessary to provide you with the finest and most convenient meal service possible.

Minimum order size
In order to best serve all our clients, we must request the following minimum order sizes:

Breakfast:  minimum order of 10
Lunch:  minimum order of 10
Dinner:  minimum order of 10

When to order:
The earlier you order the wider variety we will be able to offer. Please call as early as you like, even months in advance. But, if you can't do that, we will accept orders meeting the following requirements:

Hot breakfast orders need to be placed 48 hours in advance.  As much notice as possible is appreciated.

Box Lunch orders need to be placed by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to delivery for guaranteed delivery time. We understand that this is not always possible. For orders placed the same day, we will do our very best to accommodate your needs. Hot luncheon orders need to be placed by 5:00 p.m., 48 hours in advance of the date of delivery.

Special Events
Minimum of 48 hours notice most events require at least one week to plan properly.

Same Day Orders
Not all items and delivery times will be available, but we will work with you to accommodate your schedule as best that we can.

Minimum of 24 hours notice prior to requested delivery time.  Special events and special orders require a minimum of 72 hours notice.

Delivery Times
Deliveries start at 6:45 a.m. and continue until 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.   Saturday and Sunday deliveries are available.  Please call regarding availability.

For Saturday deliveries, orders must be placed by 12:00 noon on Thursday.  Minimum order of 20 people.

All prices subject to change without notice.

We can be reached at:


phone 312.733.5665
fax 312.733.5666

Simply Elegant Catering
328 North Carpenter Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607