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Catering FAQs

Place an order on our website or by emailing  Please include the desired service date & time.  Order minimum is $175.  

Menu items and pricing are subject to change.

Delivery is available 24 hours per day, with 48-hour notice preferred.

One of the most common questions we get is, "Does Babycakes just serve breakfast food, or just serve food at breakfast time?"  The answer is no!  We cater our entire menu 24/7!  And though innovative breakfast food is our focus, we are a full-service catering company and our team of talented chefs can make food for any occasion, including special request items that are not on our menu.

Babycakes pancakes are delivered in individual containers.  Hot food is packaged in aluminum steam trays.  Cold food such as fruit arrangements, etc will be arranged on black plastic platters, while baked goods will arrive in white boxes.  For more elegant affairs, we can display food on white china platters, at a small additional charge, inquire for more details.

Plates, utensils, napkins, servingware, condiments and food labels are included at no additional charge with each order.

Chafing stands & sternos can be provided upon request, with a small additional charge.

Food is transported in catering warmers, which hold items at a safe temperature, ensuring that the meal arrives piping hot and fresh.

Our delivery drivers are trained for all types of venues and occasions.

The driver will come inside and arrange the food, set out disposables, and assemble chafers and sternos, if applicable.

We can provide additional staffing for events, including chef services, staffed buffets, passed food, clean up, trash removal, etc.  Inquire for pricing.

Delivery is $15 within Chicago city limits.  For deliveries up to 30 miles outside the city limits, we charge $25.  Inquire for pricing for longer distances.

Payments for orders under $200 are due upon booking. 

For all bookings above $200, a 25% deposit is required to book the date and time.

Final payments are due one business day prior to service. Any payment made after the date of service will be subject to a $25 per day late fee.

Gratuity is not included in quotes but can be added upon client request.  Any gratuity added will go directly to our grateful, hardworking staff.

Payments can be made online by credit card or PayPal.  Checks are accepted if received at least 5 days in advance of service. We also accept Chase QuickPay.  Paypal or Zella / QuickPay payments can be sent to

Prices do not include retail sales tax, currently 10.25%

Service is available within Chicago city limits with a service fee of $150.  Service available outside Chicago with an additional mileage fee.

Total order minimum of $1000 required for food truck service. 

We cater many wedding-related events, from showers and brunches to full dinner menus, late night snacks, and dessert tables.

Contact us to find out how Babycakes can enhance your special day!

We are happy to provide tastings for large potential bookings.  Please contact us with event details.

All prepayments and deposits will be returned in full if event is canceled by the client 30 days or more prior to the event.

If canceled less than 14 days prior, the full deposit will be retained by Babycakes. If canceled less than 7 days prior, a 50% payment will be required to cover the cost of supplies.  If cancelled less than 24 hours prior, full payment will be required.

If canceled by Babycakes for any reason, all deposits and prepayments will be returned immediately.

We are happy to work with you to provide a themed or custom menu for your event.  Our chefs are always up for a challenge!

We are happy to provide a contract with terms & conditions upon request.

Babycakes maintains General, Automobile and Liability Insurance in excess of two million dollars.

Babycakes is not currently open to the public.

Our mailing address is 3031 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60618