Friendsgiving: Stress Free Edition

Kathleen Jenkins – November 14 2017 I’m a firm believer that a little bit of time with your friends is quite simply food for the soul. Once or twice a year I attempt to get all my favorite people in one room. In the spirit of all things cliche; it’s magical. There is no better … Read More

Fall Wine Pairing

Travis Hawkes – October 24 2017 Pairing wines is an ability that, once learned on even the most basic of levels, can be one of the keys to having a social life that’s actually worth sharing on social media. You can throw better parties, give better gifts, go on better dates and most of all, … Read More

Meet The Events Team

Travis Hawkes – October 10 2017 I was in a “app-provided” cab cruising down Michigan Ave. one recent, sunny afternoon. When I say “cruising,” I mean inching along at a pace that’d make a turtle impatient. My driver, a Chicago native named Anne, was changing lanes while in an intersection while turning left onto one … Read More

Celiac Awareness

Eating is how we take care of ourselves, plain and simple. If we didn’t have to be aware of what we were eating, then surely more than a few people out there would crush a bag of gummy bears a little more often. All kidding aside, it’s not a joking matter how some foods affect … Read More

Summer Cocktails

5 Easy Summer Cocktails You Should Be Drinking

Looking for easy summer cocktails? We have your list right here. Take it from our in-house cocktail whisperer – Ellyn Cook! Ellyn has helped us find the perfect summer recipes to up your cocktail game. Get started on these refreshing takes on classic cocktails. Cucumber Gin   Ingredients 2 oz Gin 2 cucumber ribbons 1 … Read More

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Wedding Secrets from the Experts

  Weddings are stressful. Period. However, we’ve compiled a list of a few “out of the box” wedding secrets to make your day memorable, and as stress-free as possible! Northern Fork’s very own Bethany Kelley is one amazing wedding photographer, have you seen her work? Check it out here. Bethany and Kathleen, our Director of … Read More

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5 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Company Picnic

Company picnics in and around Chicago are in one word; perfect. We’ve all been stuck behind our desk on the perfect summer day just aching to get outside. Does this ring a bell? A way to keep employees engaged this summer is to throw a simple, yet delicious, company picnic. Whether you have outdoor space, … Read More

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An Evening with IVY + Northern Fork

Kathleen Jenkins, Director of Sales & Events at Northern Fork Catering. A professional Pinterester, foodie, adventurous traveler, and fur momma. — April 24, 2017 Earlier this month, Northern Fork teamed up with IVY, the world’s first social university, igniting minds and sparking world-changing collaborations for a pop-up springtime feast with interactive demonstrations, wine pairings, and goodie bags. Our … Read More

The Perfect Pair: Chicago Catering & Cocktails

Ellyn Cook, Meg White, & Amanda Brown — February 28, 2017 It’s the last day of February, but love is still in the air! Being a Chicago catering company, we know that engagement season runs from the holidays through Valentine’s Day as couples say ‘yes’ to a long, happy life together. Following suit, it’s from … Read More

Your Best New Year’s Resolution: Increasing Happiness at Work

Joshua Scott — January 17, 2017 A good chunk of January is behind us and, in all likelihood, that means at least a few of our New Year’s resolutions have been lost or forgotten. It happens to everybody. But we had an idea: perhaps this year it would be prudent to focus on something that’s … Read More