About Us

Secret Recipes Catering is one of Springfield’s most reputable and established full-service catering companies.  Founded in 2003 by previous owner Travis Schutte, the ability to make genuine connections with clients and offer delicious, made-from-scratch cuisine has made Secret Recipes Catering a household name.  When Chef Chip Kennedy took ownership in 2015, he aspired to expand the business and offer even more services to Springfield and beyond, while still staying true to the high standards and traditional values for which Secret Recipes Catering has long been known. Secret Recipes is named the preferred caterer, and sometimes the exclusive catering company, at several prime venues throughout central Illinois and it’s no secret why…

The Secret is out.

Our Recipe for success is inspired by our passion for food as well as our sincere desire to provide superior customer service and events that are stress-free, affordable, and fun!  Our Event Coordinators are experienced in all forms of catering from  private in-home parties and corporate luncheons, to formal fundraiser galas and chic wedding receptions.  We hold close relationships with other local vendors, making it convenient for us to help in many aspects of event planning such as venue arrangements and party rental equipment.

Wedding Receptions

The food you serve at your wedding reception should be as amazing as the rest of your special day.  It will likely be one of the things your guests will remember for years to come.  

We would like to let you in on a little secret; you do not have to sacrifice quality for affordable food.  At Secret Recipes Catering, each dish prepared by our experienced chefs is made from scratch with quality ingredients.

With so many options to choose from, such as our traditional Appetizer Menu to the “Build Your Own Table” buffet options, catering is made easy and affordable. Let us help you create a menu that you and your guests are sure to love.

Corporate Events

Whether you are hosting a business luncheon, corporate dinner, or holiday party, Secret Recipes Catering has a variety of menu options to suit corporate functions of any size. Check out our Midwest Delight Continental Breakfast, Break Options, and Boxed Lunches, or contact our event coordinators for other great ideas to cater your next corporate function.

We can help arrange the venue as well as any needed rentals, from the linen to the tableware.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Secret Recipes Catering is the exclusive caterer for events held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, one of the most stunning and exclusive venues in central Illinois.

Please contact our event coordinators or go to hpa.alplm.rentevents@illinois.gov for more information

Library & Museum Menu


View our full menu and choose from our large selection of amazing fare. Prices do not reflect tax, service charge, or delivery fees.  Request a quote or contact the event coordinators at Secret Recipes Catering for a detailed proposal.

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POUR Bar Services will provide everything you need for cocktail parties, wedding receptions, or any other social or corporate occasion.  We have several different bar styles to choose from, a wide range of wine, spirits, and beer, and our bartenders are friendly, professional, and fully licensed and insured.

Check out some of our package options here or contact the event coordinators at Secret Recipes Catering to find a package that is perfect for your event.

More Information


3086 Normandy Road
Springfield, Illinois 62703
P: 217-585-1100


All items on our menu are available for pick-up or delivery. Show your employees some love or simplify your next celebration by ordering one of our Custom Food Bar Packages, a unique and affordable way to satisfy everyone at your party.

Our staff will deliver and set up your food (upon request) and bring disposable tableware and everything you need for an office or in-home breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Delivery charge varies by location.

For more information or to request a quote, please complete the information below.