A passion for food. A love for people.
An appreciation for the togetherness they create. This is why we cater.
Just like our food, the journey into full-service catering for CG Signature Events Catering has seen the right mix of ingredients blended perfectly to create something very special. Having gained notoriety with the popular Caribbean Grill™ brand (est. May 2010), award winning Executive Chef & Owner Mike Harden was led to expand the Caribbean Grill™ menu and organize CG Signature Events Catering in January 2013. Since day one, quality, consistency, and operating with integrity have been at the core of everything we do.
While Caribbean Grill™ focuses on fresh, authentic, Caribbean islands influenced cuisine, Chef Harden saw the potential to better serve the growing requests of our audience by exercising his culinary vocabulary, and leveraging his business experience to develop what has become a premier full-service catering company in Champaign, Illinois.
Operating in-house at Events at Refinery, CG Signature Events Catering has flourished, becoming the number one chosen wedding caterer by clients of Events at Refinery consecutively in 2013, 2014, and 2015. CG Signature Events Catering has also made its presence known both locally and regionally by frequently catering events for the University of Illinois, Carle Foundation Hospital, Champaign Unit 4 Schools, and being listed as a preferred vendor for a number of special events venues throughout the central Illinois area.
The diverse experiences of our catering team range from cooking in grandma's kitchen to restaurant management, and from traveling the world cooking aboard luxury cruise ships to business studies right here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We understand the value in each one of these rich experiences in creating forever moments for the clients we serve.
Our goal is to remain committed to the same level of excellence that has allowed us to successfully make such a strong impact with our unique brand of catering. We are truly humbled to have been so warmly received by our audience, and look forward to serving and exceeding the expectations of our clients for many years to come!