Like many venues, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden has a list of select caterers we require guests to use when renting with us. Having a select catering list isn’t a restriction, but rather insurance that you are receiving the best quality of service possible. Our diverse list of caterers has been meticulously vetted and we are confident they will provide with a phenomenal culinary experience. All of our select caterers offer plated or buffet meals, full bar options, on-site staff, linens and table settings, and more! So let’s get to know each of the amazing caterers we work with and why we chose them to cater at Klehm.

Greenfire Restaurant Bar & Baker
Contact: Shendet Ismajlaj
Greenfire is not only one of our caterers, but they are our exclusive caterer for the Garden Pavilion & Terrace, our beautiful outdoor reception tent and patio. Shendet, the point of contact for Greenfire, ensures you receive the highest quality natural and organic cuisine, as well as attentive and thoughtful service. Greenfire offers package options which include table settings and utensils, as well as full bar service, in addition to their build-your-own menu option.

Mary’s Market
Contact: Emily Baker
If you choose Mary’s Market for your catering needs, you are sure to receive fresh, high quality dishes that are based on the classics but done with tasty on-trend techniques. As your point of contact, Emily makes sure everything runs smoothly and works with any special dietary needs you may have.

Contact: Michelle Lamay
Franchesco’s offers Italian classics but done with a fine dining flair, all with farm to table ingredients. You can expect fresh, local, and organic products in their ala carte menu of delicious Italian-American cuisine. Michelle, the point of contact for Franchesco’s, carries on the family tradition of fine Italian fare.

The Machine Shed
Contact: Jodi Vander Vennet or Guy DeSerio
For a homey and hearty meal, choose The Machine Shed. With a variety of family-style packages and build-your-own options, point of contact Jodi or Guy will provide you a great meal with a Midwestern aesthetic.

Penguin Foods
Contact: Linda Jones
Old world meets new world with Penguin Foods. With options ranging from buffet, family style, seated dinner, to ala carte, the Euro sausages and smoked meats that Penguin Foods is known for are sure to hit the spot. Whether your event is casual, elegantly simple, or simply elegant, point of contact Linda always does a fabulous job.

Toni’s of Winnebago
Contact: Michelle Princer
With a large variety of Italian American menu selections, all at a reasonable price, Toni’s of Winnebago is a local caterer with a great reputation. Michelle will tend to your every need with an unforgettable meal.

Deli Italia
Contact: Anna Calvanese
Another Italian American option, Deli Italia offers buffet style or table service dinners. Anna Calvanese has been serving Rockford for years. Deli Italia will provide a beautiful upscale meal experience or casual fare depending on your needs.

ABC Catering
Contact: Cristina Delgado
With more than thirty years of experience, ABC Catering has something for everyone. With a catering team who makes planning simple, ABC Catering’s professionals have an endless variety of catering options for your event.