3819 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
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About Us

Bio: The Hearty Boys, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, are caterers, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, and the nationally known TV hosts of Food Network's "Party Line with The Hearty Boys". Their vision of entertaining has sparked a nerve in America and led to numerous appearances and features, but they are best known as the original winners of "Search for the Next Food Network Star". As quoted in Metrosource "Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith are poised to become a cottage industry in the mold of Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay or Mario Batali."

Vision: We're often asked what the secret to The Hearty Boys success is. It's one word and it's also our "business plan"…Accessibility. We want our food to be unexpected, intriguing and accessible. We want the staff to be knowledgeable, attentive and accessible. We want the whole catering shebang (which can seem daunting and verge on frightening) to be an accessible experience.

We manage to pull this off without sacrificing our unique culinary vision. Our menus are cutting edge with foods that are tempting and exciting. Whether we're passing Tarragon Lobster Salad with Champagne Gelee or our kicky Thai Corn Dogs with 5 spice BBQ Sauce you can be sure that your guests will be awed! Our experienced sales team works closely with our clients to ensure that each event is custom tailored and that no two menus or parties are the same. Find out why the Hearty Boys is the caterer of choice for Chicago's hippest couples!