Premier Catering in Champaign, IL

Experience top-tier catering services in Champaign with Nelson's Catering. Our expert team delivers exceptional food and service for every occasion, ensuring your event is memorable and stress-free. Whether it's a corporate gathering, a wedding, or a private party, we tailor our offerings to meet your unique needs. Our extensive menu options and professional staff are here to make your event extraordinary. Let us handle the details so you can enjoy the celebration.

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Champaign Catering Services

Whether you’re hosting a work event, celebrating with friends, or planning your wedding, Nelson’s is ready to cater to your needs! Breakfast, lunch, or a 4-course dinner – we’ve got it all covered. You’ll work with your dedicated Nelson’s planner to design the ideal menu. We accommodate nearly every dietary requirement or special request, just let us know! Reach out with your details, and we’ll assist you in planning the perfect event that fits comfortably within your budget.

Catering Styles

Choose from our diverse catering styles to suit your event. We offer buffet services, plated dinners, and family-style meals, all designed to delight your guests with delicious, high-quality food. Each style has it’s own benefits and limitations. For example, plated dinners offer amazing personal service but are a little more costly (for the serving staff). Buffets offer amazing variety and are more affordable, but have less of the “restaurant” feel. We’re here to help you find the right catering style for your tastes and budget!

Breakfast Catering

Start your day with a delicious breakfast! Whether it’s for an early meeting or a big corporate gathering, we ensure timely delivery of a breakfast that meets your exact requirements. Our Signature Breakfast Menu offers pick-up, delivery across Champaign, or full-service catering. We feature a variety of enticing hot and cold options to please every palate. Indulge in the comforting taste of freshly cooked scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausages, or opt for the refreshing choices of yogurts, cereals, and fruit trays. Tell us your needs, and we’ll customize your delivery to fit your tastes and budget perfectly.

Events & Weddings

Make your special day unforgettable with Nelson’s Catering. Our team specializes in weddings and large events, providing exquisite menus and flawless service that will impress your guests and make your celebration extraordinary. We offer a range of customizable menu options, from elegant plated dinners to casual buffets, all designed to fit your unique style and preferences. Our experienced staff ensures every detail is perfect, from setup to cleanup. With Nelson’s Catering, you can enjoy your event while we handle the rest, creating a memorable experience for you and your guests. We also partner with premier venues in the Champaign area to provide the ideal setting for your event, ensuring a seamless and cohesive experience from start to finish.

Explore Our Menus

Discover our extensive menu options, crafted to suit a variety of tastes and dietary preferences. From appetizers to desserts, our culinary team creates dishes that are both visually stunning and incredibly delicious. Browse our menus to find the perfect selection for your event.


Nelson’s proudly caters at a variety of locations in Champaign and throughout central Illinois. Please contact a Nelson’s Catering sales representative for help in choosing a Champaign catering venue, in partnering with a venue or other vendor, or help in managing your event vendors and venue coordinators. That way you can let us handles the details while you just focus on enjoying your event! Whether you’ve contracted a venue or are in need of help selecting the perfect location for your Champaign event, our staff is ready and willing to make sure all of the details of your event, including the venue itself, are flawless.


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We're here to help! Contact an experienced Nelson's planner, and we'll make your next event the easiest you've ever planned.

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