Tailgate Season Is Here!
For some of us, there’s nothing like tailgating with friends and family. The arrival of tailgate season is highly anticipated and long-awaited, and once it’s here we can’t wait to get our party on. That’s true whether you love college ball or the NFL.
Catering makes planning a great tailgate a snap. Here are five ideas to make your next tailgate party your best ever—by making great food complement the ball game.
Bring on the BBQ
Nothing beats BBQ as an all-American way to celebrate football and friends. Stick-to-your-ribs, finger-lickin’ good fare is the perfect choice to serve, wherever you decide to tailgate. Tender pulled pork, melt-in-your-mouth ribs, hot dogs, brats, and our signature Grampa’s Grille sauce amp up the celebration. View menus here—our minimum is just 30 guests.
Tailgate with breakfast
Time differences mean that some college kickoffs are at 11 am here. Or, a drive into the city for a noon start can mean an early departure—so perhaps breakfast is in order. Choose from Continental breakfast options with pastries and juice, or a hot breakfast buffet with eggs, hash browns, and more—view menus here. With a minimum of just 30 guests, off-site catering can be the right way to greet a crisp fall morning on game day.
Bring boxed lunches with you
The Midwest is studded with storied stadiums, great college rivalries, and terrific opportunities to take in a game. You can even reach many of them within a half-day’s drive—if you hit the road early. But don’t go (or arrive) hungry. Bring along a boxed lunch for you and your tailgate party.
Feed a crowd
Alumni party? Family gathering? Field trip with friends? If you’re feeding a crowd, bring in a hot lunch—and let the professionals handle all the details. View our hot lunch menu to choose from options that will please everyone at your tailgate.
Tailgate at home
Not going to the stadium? No problem—put the game on the big screen and bring in some delicious food. From breakfast to BBQ to self-serve dinner buffets, you can choose from an array of cuisines to please the hometown crowd.
Leave the details to us, so you can enjoy the game. After more than 60 years in the catering and events business, we know how to plan all kinds of celebrations.
Since 1959, Catering with Elegance has combined beautiful venues, mouthwatering food, and top-notch service to transform events into treasured memories. We offer full-service catering and event management at two beautiful west suburban locations as well as off-site service for tailgates and parties as well as weddings, celebrations, and corporate events.