Greetings Bacon Nation,

We at Baconfest Chicago are pleased to welcome back Molly Schemper and FIG CATERING as the Official Catering Sponsor of Baconfest Chicago 2011 on April 9th at the UIC Forum.

What does this mean?  Think about it – coordinating resources for over 50 chefs, 30 vendors and sponsors plus 2000 guests!  In the words of the immortal Donna Summer: “She works hard for her money… so you better treat her right!”

We at Baconfest are thrilled to have Molly and the FIG Team back with us for their third straight year.  They’ve been with us since the beginning, showing their true commitment to and belief in the dream that is Baconfest Chicago.

Read about them below and love them as we do!


FIG Catering doesn’t aim to be the biggest, the fanciest, or the hippest caterer in Chicago – just the right creative, personal service-oriented caterer to serve up fantastic food for your intimate gathering.  They’re flexible too.  Want Local or organic?  Vegetarian?  Ethnic?  Exotic?  FIG CATERING is at your service.

They offer small event catering services for groups from 2-150, providing amazing food in your home or in a recommended venue perfect for your event.

At the office, tired of “bored room” trays from the deli? Get imaginative corporate catering from FIG.

Maybe you do want to cook, but don’t know where to start – how to put together a menu or execute the great ideas you have.  You could watch the Food Network and learn how to “bam” with the best of them, but if you really want to learn the essentials of memorable meals – tools, techniques, ingredients – have FIG show you how.  They offer individual, group, and even kids’ cooking classes.  (Something new and fun for your book club, or a birthday party?)

To find out more about their amazing offerings, visit FIG CATERING and visit their FIG FOOD BLOG.

Contact Molly Schemper

or phone 773-793-1035

1850 S. Blue Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

Pictured:  Nicole Banks, Andre Von Baconvitch, Molly Schemper, Michale Griggs and Seth Zurer.

About Baconfest Chicago:

On April 9, 2011, 2000 ticketed guests will come together at the UIC Forum to celebrate bacon at the second annual Baconfest Chicago.  Over 50 celebrated chef-sponsors will provide tasting portions of creative bacon-inspired dishes.  An assortment of liquor sponsors will provide bacon-themed beverages to compliment these dishes.  Over twenty bacontrepreneurs will sample and sell bacon merchandise in the Baconfest Vendor Expo.  The event will feature the presentation of the Golden Rasher awards, the “Oscars” of bacon.  The Greater Chicago Food Depository will run a non-perishable food-drive at the event and will receive a portion of the ticket proceeds.  More information about the event and the organization can be found at