The creation of AOK Gourmet – The North Shore & Chicago Caterer and AOK Gourmet…on the go Café have always been my dream. Working in an array of Chicago’s North Shore kitchens throughout my teenage years sparked my curiosity and love for fine food and great service. This passion and drive continued as I earned a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After UNLV, I honed my skills working in the heart of Manhattan for a high-end corporate catering company and continued this work upon my return to Chicago. The fast-paced atmosphere and demand for the highest quality product, catapulted my desire to create a signature catering company of my own.
Since 2003, we have evolved in many ways and our impeccable reputation continues to spread as our customers share their experiences of the finest homemade foods, freshest ingredients, and beautiful presentation in even the smallest details. Our commitment to quality and excellent service has resulted in an ever-growing number of faithful clients and referrals. From gourmet sandwiches and salads for five to catering for hundreds, we truly strive to make every experience unique and memorable.
My team and I hope you will join us on our culinary voyage.
Andrew Kalish (AOK)