Food & Catering
The Largest Farm-To-Fork Rooftop Garden 8,000 lbs of produce each year
The Collection at McCormick Square.
Dining Options for Every Palette
Whether you need a quick cup of coffee, a business lunch, or a leisurely dinner at the end of a long day, the Collection at McCormick Square has something for everyone. With 14 unique dining options on campus, there is something for every palette and budget.
And for your meeting or event, the Collection provides great menus for every dietary need, from Halal to Kosher, from gluten-free to green. Our chefs will work with you to create the perfect menu for your event. With our rooftop garden producing more than 8,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables each year, one third of all food purchased on campus is local, organic, or environmentally preferred, including sustainable seafood, meats raised without antibiotics, and other farm-to-fork favorites from local businesses.
SAVOR…Chicago has a rich history of creating innovative menus and memorable experiences at McCormick Square. We believe that food can create powerful bonds between people. We delight in providing fresh, local food inspired by the diverse cultures of this city that communicates the unique nature of Chicago and its rich food history.
Our operations, menus and supply chain cater to the local area and partner with local business. We strive to keep the greater part of every dollar we earn within the communities we serve.
Whether you’re looking for a healthy and tasty lunch while you’re at McCormick Square or an event professional responsible for tens of thousands of attendees and exhibitors at your event, we are here to serve you and enrich your experience.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
The MPEA, McCormick Place, and SAVOR…Chicago are committed to sustainability in our operations and in our community to create opportunities and divert unnecessary food waste.
Among many programs in place within McCormick Square, some of our most interesting aspects includes one of the largest farm-to-fork rooftop farming operations in the country.
In addition to harvesting traditional produce and edible plants for catering operations, a variety of programs stem from the rooftop garden including
- An urban agriculture program for underserved teen youth,
- Ark of Taste seed preservation program,
- Beekeeping of approximately 20,000 honey bees and
- hops are grown for our very own McCormick Place Everyday Ale and served at onsite functions.
This program turns the McCormick Place rooftop into more than just a pretty place but into a complete ecosystem of its own that serves the convention center and our community.