Guiding Angels

Recently celebrating its first anniversary at RSNA 2013, SAVOR…Chicago’s Green Angels program guides attendees through what’s recyclable , what’s compostable and what’s trash. It is a great example of SAVOR…Chicago’s mission to help build the environmental awareness of millions of people who visit McCormick Place each year.


NRA Show Tour: Tomato Plants, Honey Bees and Earthworms

Those are just a few of the living things that National Restaurant Association Show attendees saw when they toured the Midwest’s largest rooftop garden atop McCormick Place’s West Building. The two+ acres of gardens are home to more than 1,500 tomato and pepper plants, garlic, basil and lettuce used in SAVOR…Chicago’s menu as well as honey bee hives and composting earthworms.


Midwest’s largest farm-to-form rooftop garden tops McCormick Place West

Working with the Chicago Botanic Garden, SAVOR…Chicago has planted the largest farm-to-fork rooftop garden in the Midwest as part of its ongoing mission to promote local sustainable agriculture and train city residents for urban agriculture careers.


New 23rd St. Café offers fresh, healthy menu and innovative ordering

SAVOR…Chicago recently opened 23rd St. Café & Market with a sustainable, healthy menu and innovative bilingual touchscreen ordering. The 23rd St. Café & Market gives attendees choices in menu and service options with a seated Café section and a “grab-n-go” Market. Connected to the Main Concourse by a new bridge, the Café’s menu items feature ingredients grown in SAVOR…Chicago’s Rooftop Garden.


SAVOR…Chicago and its team at McCormick Place are pleased to announce their recent honor, the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. The award recognizes the organization that demonstrates a commitment to economy, society and the environment through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.


8,000 lbs. of farm fresh produce...

...straight from the West Building's 2.5 acre rooftop garden to the 23rd Street Café & Market where guests can sample the fresh goodness by choosing a “Windy City Harvest” menu item like the Tuna Croissant with Lemon Dill Aioli & Rooftop Carrot Slaw . This summer's garden harvest includes 8,000 lbs. of fresh beets, kale, lettuce and 48 other types of vegetables and herbs. Also at home in the garden are 20,000 honey bees that pollinate the many plants and produce 50 lbs. of honey. Now that's sweet.


First Look Event Feeds 10,000 Attendees

The Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity event, one of the city’s largest high-profile charity events, featured culinary fare from SAVOR…Chicago that delighted 10,000 event attendees. SAVOR…Chicago prepared 80,000 individual servings along with 37,000 beverages. The Olympic-themed party included 15 private charity events before the First Look event.



Consult with the SAVOR...Chicago team to create an exceptional catering experience


Learn how to GREEN your event from the Industry Leaders at SAVOR...Chicago


Experience the flavors of Chicago and enjoy ingredients picked from our own Rooftop Garden

Exhibitor Online Ordering

Easily place an online catering order in advance of a show

SAVOR...Chicago at McCormick Place

Welcome to SAVOR! The name may be new to McCormick Place but it’s a name you can trust for exceptional service. If you’ve experienced the premier catering at the Moscone Center or one of SAVOR’s 30 additional convention centers, or world-class dining at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, you have enjoyed SAVOR.

For over 30 years, we have built our reputation on providing show organizers and exhibit managers great experiences and world-class food. As you make your plans to visit McCormick Place, think of SAVOR and this website, as your resource to help you create a truly successful event experience.