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Crying Onion: a passionate, irreverent and frequently quirky approach to food.  That’s what chef Andrew Spear and the Crying Onion team brings to the table for every culinary event. 

Weddings, dinner parties, bbq’s, moveable feasts, supper clubs, brunches, luncheons, pop-up and occasional dining…we could even be persuaded to cater breakfast in bed if requested.  We also offer vacuum sealed ready to heat frozen meals and conduct demonstrations and classes. 

Set your own tone. Crying Onion catered events are whatever you want them to be. Host a raucous cocktail party with hors d’ouevres and live music- we’ll prepare the food and bring the band.  Casual summer bbq? Our bbq sauce over hickory smoked pulled pork has never become leftovers. We even invite you to throw down the culinary gauntlet and throw a pop-up dining event with a nine course chef’s tasting menu.

Special requests are always welcome.  Organic sourcing, diets and allergies.  Extra spicy or low sodium.  No cilantro or extra garlic.We have our specialties and our chefs have trained in a wide variety of cuisines but ultimately our clients are in charge of the menu: it’s your food, it’s your choice.

We feature seasonal menus here on the website as well as specials advertised on facebook and twitter. Local and organic sourcing are used whenever possible and fully organic or locally farmed meals are available on request

View our current sample menus here:

small plates and prix fixe | hors d'oeuvres and cocktail parties

Crying Onion is owned and operated by chef Andrew Spear, New OrleansChef Andrew Spear native and long time Chicago area resident.

While not cooking but mostly still thinking about food Andrew can be found playing saxophone and banjo at various venues around Chicago, running in his Vibram Five Fingers on the lakefront trail, compulsively reading weird and interesting articles on the internet, cycling around town with giant bags of produce and barbecuing in all types of weather.

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