ABOUT US

Zelda’s Catering has been serving world-class catering throughout the Chicagoland area for over 40 years. We’ve successfully coordinated delicious food for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings of all kinds and have worked hard to establish ourselves as a trusted partner in our community.

 

We’re a small but highly skilled team of culinarians who know how to create imaginative menus and offer expert presentation mixed with outstanding service. Our customers appreciate our personal touch, quick response, affordability and dedication to creating an inclusive food experience for everyone—regardless of dietary needs and preferences. Our performance is a reflection on you, which is why we strive to deliver on all your important details. Being a caterer that you can truly count on for all your important events is our greatest source of pride.

OUR CATERING LEADERSHIP TEAM

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LINDA NEIMAN

President

The founder and force behind Zelda’s, Linda began her professional career during the 1980s personal computer revolution with a very different focus — using dual degrees in computer science and education to design early educational computer games. After a 15-year hiatus to raise her family of four young men, Linda returned to the Chicago kosher catering world in 2003 with a new portfolio of self-taught culinary talents, new passion, new vision, and above all, new appreciation for the most meaningful things life has to offer. As our dynamic team leader, Linda infuses her own unique style and inspiration into every wonderful taste Zelda’s presents.

TAYLOR NICHOLS

Director of Events

Taylor’s passion for the exacting details that make events memorable is locally acquired. Taylor came to Chicago after earning her undergraduate degree in hospitality from Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business with a minor in Theatre Design and Technical Production — which means that Taylor can craft a lovely evening and also wield a blow torch when necessary.

 

Taylor began her Chicago career working with the front-of-house team at the innovative Next Restaurant, then managed the bustling high-end Theater District restaurant 312 Chicago before joining the Zelda's team. The art of listening is Taylor's unique talent in helping clients realize their creative vision.

BEN NEIMAN

Director of Operations

After receiving his degree in Business Administration and Finance from the IDC International School of Business in Herzliya, Israel, Ben returned to Zelda’s Catering excited to lead the company into a new era. In 2013, Ben took over as director of operations and is responsible for ensuring that Zelda’s day-to-day activities run seamlessly. He began his career in food service through volunteer work at several Israeli food kitchens. Ben is proud of Zelda’s work with the community, including its partnership with the EZRA Multi‑Service Center.

KATHY RAMOS-KURLAND

President

The founder and force behind Zelda’s, Linda began her professional career during the 1980s personal computer revolution with a very different focus — using dual degrees in computer science and education to design early educational computer games. After a 15-year hiatus to raise her family of four young men, Linda returned to the Chicago kosher catering world in 2003 with a new portfolio of self-taught culinary talents, new passion, new vision, and above all, new appreciation for the most meaningful things life has to offer. As our dynamic team leader, Linda infuses her own unique style and inspiration into every wonderful taste Zelda’s presents.

JON HUDAK

Executive Chef

Executive Chef Jon Hudak brings more than 20 years of experience to Zelda's Catering. Educated at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Jon has been sought after throughout his career by the most prestigious hospitality organizations in the United States, most recently serving in executive leadership roles at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago and Ritz Carlton Chicago Hotel. Chef Jon has a passion for food artistry and reinventing classic favorites for today's modern palate. His mastery of a wide array of cooking styles and techniques, and command of a dedicated and talented culinary team, are his personal recipe for creating consistent perfection on a plate. When Jon is not at work you will find him at the local farmer’s market, or spending time with good friends enjoying a quiet glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

LINDA NEIMAN

President

The founder and force behind Zelda’s, Linda began her professional career during the 1980s personal computer revolution with a very different focus — using dual degrees in computer science and education to design early educational computer games. After a 15-year hiatus to raise her family of four young men, Linda returned to the Chicago kosher catering world in 2003 with a new portfolio of self-taught culinary talents, new passion, new vision, and above all, new appreciation for the most meaningful things life has to offer. As our dynamic team leader, Linda infuses her own unique style and inspiration into every wonderful taste Zelda’s presents.

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