• Ham and Cheese sandwich, served with chips
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich and chicken soup
  • Petit Four bite-sized cakes
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About Us

The Village Gourmet - Cafe & Catering is an operation located in downtown Clarendon Hills, Illinois. The owners, Wendy & Michael Howe, are both professionally trained chefs with over 60 years of combined experience. Daily, they prepare freshly made, market-inspired soups, salads, artisan sandwiches (featuring Boar's Head Brand premium meats & cheeses), home-style entrees & side dishes, as well as house-brined rotisserie chickens. Wendy bakes from-scratch cookies, muffins, peanut butter bars (often her claim to fame as they are to die for), as well as other sweets & treats!

Village Gourmet has always been a family business, but the newest additions to the team, Wendy and Michael’s son Mike and daughter Kelly are now at the core of the operation as well. Mike has his BS in Culinary Management and Kelly has a Diploma in Baking & Pastry, a true “family of Chefs.”