You can always smell summer. Fresh cut grass, the still humid air before a storm rolls in, suntan lotion, and perhaps the best smell ever….food cooking over a charcoal grill. In my opinion, just about anything would be delicious cooked over open flame, especially one...

The National Restaurant Association just wrapped up another fabulous NRA Show 2015 at McCormick Place last week in Chicago. After a week full of great information, delicious food and drink and innovative technologies, we’re excited to share trends that are continuing through 2015 as well...

What is the one thing every great host or hostess offers their guests when they arrive? A beverage. A party or even casual gathering can go from spectacular to mediocre within minutes of guests arriving if your bar isn’t properly set up. Our resident bar-specialist, Alessandro,...

Chicago is excited to open it’s arms to the fabulous and extraordinary planner from North Carolina, Samantha Dockery, the owner and lead consultant at Bliss By Sam! We had a chance to sit down and talk with Sam about her successful business, her source of inspiration...

Annie Kasak from Annie Occasion for Any Occasion stopped by to share her insider tips for selecting the perfect flowers for your wedding. As a florist, the very first thing I recommend is to look through some bridal magazines and other bridal publications for initial ideas. Look through at...

It’s always hard to take time to sit and chat, especially as we are launching into the busiest time of year for weddings! Thanks Misse Daniel, the fabulous owner and wedding planner, over at Honey Bee Weddings for stealing a few moments to talk with us! Jewell Events...

Jewell Events Catering is excited to announce a new division offering full-service picnic catering in Chicago! Spring and summer in Chicago is always a beautiful thing! Our Jewell Picnic’s division has a variety of carefully crafted menus available for your next event, or you can create your own menu from a...

This month, instead of a chef’s secret, it’s a bartenders secret! I don’t know about you, but I always shed a little tear when I have to toss bottles of champagne or sparkling wine that has gone flat. After realizing I would have to throw out...

Hailed as one of Chicago’s finest architectural jewels, The Murphy Auditorium was built in 1923 for the American College of Surgeons and was designed to host their meetings as well as serve as a center for education in surgery. Over the years, The Murphy has opened up to share it’s...

It’s that time again! We’re sitting down with one of our  favorite planners, Tiffany  Munster from Soirée Weddings & Events. Read on for her inspiration, tips, and some fun facts! Jewell Events Catering: How long have you been in business? Soirée Weddings & Events: We were founded in 2010,...