unconventional WEDDING FOOD you & YOUR GUESTS WILl have fun eating
on-site, wood-fired pizza catering
WHAT MAKES WOODEN PADDLE DIFFERENT?
It's NOT THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD
Y'aint the Queen of England. And you don't eat Beef Wellington on the reg. So why would you serve it at your wedding? Serve exactly what you want to, not what tradition says you should.
it's as fresh as it gets
Our team of chefs cook everything on-site in an 800-degree, wood-fired oven. So it takes minutes, nay, seconds to get from oven to plate, and then of course, from plate to belly. Around here, reheated is a cuss word.
it's super fun
Your guests will eat copious amounts of pizza, almost exclusively with their hands, all while watching it be made from start to finish. Let's be real, this is most definitely the grown-up pizza party we all dreamt of as kids.
"WOODEN PADDLE WAS EASILY MY FAVORITE DECISION FOR OUR WEDDING."
- LEXI S., BRIDE
SO, HOW DOES THIS WORK ?
Day of, we'll roll up & fire up one of our mobile, wood-fired ovens. Then, our team of on-site chefs will serve up the menu you handpicked for your nearest and dearest. Watch the video below to see how!
The packages below are only examples. Our entire menu is a la carte, so pick, choose, add, or take away however you'd like to!
Package No. 2
2.5 hour serve time | Starting at $37 pp
4 signature pizzas + 2 appetizers + 1 salad + 1 dessert
Package No. 1
2.5 hour serve time | Starting at $31 pp
4 signature pizzas + 1 appetizer + 1 salad + 1 dessert
"MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT ALL ANYONE TALKED ABOUT WAS THE GREAT PIZZA, NOT MY SPEECH."
- DOUG S., FATHER OF THE GROOM
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
+ How far do you travel?
We generally travel about about 50 miles, give or take, from the Wooden Paddle kitchen in Lemont, IL. Is your event a little bit, or a lot a bit, further? Let's talk! We do make exceptions.
+ Do you work with my venue?
We've catered at, or are preferred vendors for, many different venues in the Chicagoland area, including Warehouse 109, Prairie Productions, Firehouse Chicago, Ellis House, Imago, Storybrook Gardens, Noah's Event Venue, and more.
+ How early do I need to book my date?
The earlier, the better! We book on a first come, first served basis.
+ What about guests with dietary restrictions?
No problem! We have gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
+ Are event staff included?
Yes! A team of chefs is included. Servers are charged separately. How many servers you'll need depends on the the serving style you'd prefer.