Our Story

Hi. My name is Ken Larsen, Owner/Chef of Something's Cooking Catering. Thank you for "stopping in."

Upon graduation from culinary school, my goal was to open a catering business. To perfect my trade, I worked at high-end hotels, country clubs, and restaurants. Then, along with a partner (now retired), Something's Cooking Catering was started as a part-time endeavor.

After 20 years of experience, hard work, and on-the-job education, the time had come to make Something's Cooking Catering a full-time venture.

Now, in 2018, Something's Cooking Catering is entering its 37th successful year. Word of mouth has been my best advertisement, but I am also involved in using online resources to market my services. You can find Something's Cooking Catering on Facebook and LinkedIn and please feel free to sign up to receive my emails (see the CONTACT INFO available on all pages of this website).

Throughout the Chicago area, my business has been known for quality food, attention to detail, and its focus on customer satisfaction. I'm thankful that my business has helped me make many friends and happy customers.

Something's Cooking Catering serves all of Chicago and most surrounding suburbs. I would be happy to cater your next event!


Special Services

Great food, great service, and attention to detail are the three key ingredients to a successful, memorable event.

We can provide all the special additions to make your event easy to plan and enjoyed by all.

Let us know what you need and we will put together a proposal for you.


  • Basic Disposable Plates, Napkins, Plasticware $0.45 per person
  • Heavy Duty Disposable Plates, Napkins, Plasticware $0.85 per person
  • Chrome Disposable Chafing Dishes with Pan and Sternos $ 5.50 each


  • China and flatware is available in a wide variety of patterns
  • Glassware available to suit your beverage needs
  • Solid and Boutique Linens in all sizes and colors
  • Equipment such as tables, chairs, etc. in many options
  • Outdoor needs like tents, grills, satellite bars available


  • Wedding Consultation by Appointment
  • Flowers
  • Entertainment
  • Uniformed Event Staff:
  • *Chef On Location – 3 Hour Minimum - $40.00 per hr. ($99.00 min.)
  • *Servers – 4 Hour Minimum - $30.00 per hr. ($105.60 min.)
  • *Bartenders – 4 Hour Minimum - $30.00 per hr. ($105.60 min.)

Thank you for considering Something’s Cooking Catering. It would be our pleasure to be of service to you!


  • ITW Fastex
  • Honeywell UOP
  • Caremark
  • Baxter U.S.
  • Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
  • HCR ManorCare of Chicago
  • Walsh Construction
  • The Hope Institute for Children and Families
  • The Hope Institute Learning Academy
  • Building & Fire Code Academy
  • Holiday Inn Mount Prospect
  • Dairy Management, Inc.
  • Kenmode
  • Residence Inn by Marriot
  • Sheridan Healthcare
  • Porte Brown, LLC
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/Mt. Prospect
  • Pepsi Americas, Inc.
  • Sears (Management Training at Woodfield)
  • The Greater Elgin Senior Center
  • Barrington High School
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Currie Motors Chevrolet
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Home Depot - Midwest Training Center
  • Garrett Seminary @ Northwestern University
  • GE Healthcare

     ...and many more valued customers!


In addition to serving in your home, workplace or favorite picnic grove, Something's Cooking Catering has access to a variety of event spaces.

To arrange a location that's appropriate for your event, call Ken at 847-298-5002.

A successful event is our goal for you!

Contact us to place an order, or if you have any questions. We're here to assist you. :)