Blue Basil Catering

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Welcome to Blue Basil Catering! (a subsidiary of Blue Duck Catering).   We are the Vegetarian/Vegan Caterer branch of Blue Duck Catering servicing the Chicagoland area. Our focus is to provide delicious and innovative plant-based cuisine for your private elegant home parties, wedding receptions, meetings, office luncheons, open houses and any other gatherings.

We use no animal products in our cooking so our cuisine can be classified as vegetarian or vegan. We do not use seafood, meats, dairy, eggs, honey, and oil or trace animal ingredients; if we use any product that we did not make from scratch we read labels carefully to ensure it is 100% vegan.

About Us
Blue Basil Catering - vegetarian and vegan catering
Gary Cole, Executive Chef, a graduate of the Cordon Bleau Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago has been delighting his friends and family with delicious Vegetarian and Vegan creations for over 13 years and has over 10 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. In 1998, Chef Cole decided to turn his passion into business by creating Blue Duck Catering. With the passage of time Chef Cole realized that there was a real need for food that should not only taste good, but should be good for your body. Blue Basil Catering was selected as the brand to market the new catering service that is founded on the principal that nutrition should be plant based and oil free for a healthier lifestyle.

Blue Basil Catering cuisine is being offered as a sustainable and 100% plant based nutritional way of eating. Blue Basil Catering is an outgrowth of our attempt to help friends who have been diagnosed with heart disease and want to reverse this condition by eating plant based delicious meals developed and suggested by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. M.D. in accordance with the principles described in his ground breaking book “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”.

Vegan and vegetarian lifestyle
Blue Basil Catering - Vegetarian and vegan catering in the Chicago land areaThe proponents of vegan and vegetarian lifestyle strongly believe that only switching to vegetable diets can help individuals to attain optimum healthy and disease-free life.

We endeavor to bring to you, our members and friends, the best in vegetarian/ vegan whole food cookery. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and cancer - these diseases and many others, are often the direct results of the lifestyle choices we make. Many people suffer from these diseases, unaware that they are preventable and even reversible, unconscious that an easy solution is within reach. The answer lies in lifestyle - a person's approach to living. Most of us eat and drink too much, following the accepted lifestyle of society. We exercise frantically, but we often feel worse rather than better. We rest but can't relax. We ignore the natural rhythms and requests of our bodies and get sick as a result. Blue Basil Catering can also provide you with personal chef services saving you time and frustration by showing you insider tips and favorite recipes to use at home. We often use local ingredients and can use all organic upon request. Our cuisine is naturally cholesterol free with no fat or oil but never lacking in flavor or creativity!

Suggested menu selections:

Basil Bean Guacamole
Pineapple Salsa in a Corn Tortilla Cup

 Castilian Gazpacho
Athenian Lentil

 Three bean and Artichoke Salad
Broccoli and Garbanzo Bean Salad

 Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Torte
Wild Rice Stuffed Zucchini

Stir Fry:
 Bok Choy, Forest Mush rooms, Green Onions
Diced Tofu, Bell Pepper, Alfalfa Sprouts with a Miso Broth

 Sliced Strawberries with Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Call 708 848-7112 and we will design a menu especially for you.

Blue Duck Catering, Inc.
934 N. Marion Street
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
708.848.7112 (phone)  708.848.6413 (fax)

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