Bauer’s Catering can trace its roots back 50 years to Grayslake, IL, where Eddie Bauer Sr. owned and operated Parkway Grocery. With the help of their family and a lot of hard work, they were able to grow and expand their business throughout Lake County. Eddie Sr. was the first to introduce deli catering to the area.
Eddie Bauer Jr. followed in his father's footsteps, developing such successful businesses as Party Masters Catering in Lake Forest, IL, Bauer's Red Rose at Renwood Country Club, Bauer's on the Bay in Lake Villa, IL, and Bauer's Bistro in Grayslake, IL. Over the years, Eddie Sr. and Jr. developed their skills and passions for food service. Then, father and son decided to focus on what they really love - catering! In 1996, they joined forces and opened Bauer’s Party Masters Catering in Libertyville, IL.
Eddie Jr. now operates the Libertyville location with his wife Mary and they are continuing the growth and innovation that Eddie’s parents started by expanding the home office to offer delicious take-out deli food. Working with the village of Lake Villa, they have been instrumental in the renovation of the Lehmann Mansion, turning it into one of Lake County's hottest event sites. Situated on 70 acres, this fantastic, historical building has been updated to include ADA-accessible restrooms, new party rooms, and a 3-season tent for larger events.
Today, Bauer’s catering is a tight-knit family-owned operation, enjoying a reputation of quality food and a can-do, cheerful attitude! We strive to make every event the most memorable event you have ever attended. We provide a wide range of catering services to its clients in the Chicagoland and Lake County area.
Established in 1961
We tailor every event to our client's needs. Call us today!
We are a 2nd Generation Family and Locally Owned and Operated Company
Eddie Bauer (Owner and Chef)
Growing up in the food business, there isn't anything about food that Eddie hasn't done! He sees the big picture and helps the client see their event in ways they may not have thought. His passion for exceeding our client's expectations is contagious and goes into each event.
Mary Bauer (Owner and Director)
With over 15 years of corporate experience under her belt, Mary partnered with Eddie, personally and professionally 17 years ago. With her knack of organization and understanding of the business world, she executes flawless events on tight deadlines and budgets.
Doreen Johnson (Event Coordinator)
Over 30 years of experience in the catering industry combined with her culinary background, make Doreen one of the top event planners in the area. She is the key to a successful event.