Washburne offers a full line of catering services and a crew of highly trained, uniformed staff. We can cater anything from an intimate dinner to a gala with more than 2,000 guests. Menus include hot and cold appetizers, salads, food trays, box lunches, cookouts, buffets, desserts and assorted beverages. We can also assist with design, ice carvings, decorations, linen and other complementary services. Host your next event at one of Chicago’s two finest restaurants, operated by Washburne Culinary & Hospitality¬†Institute.

Washburne Cafe
Located at Jackson and Franklin on the ground level of the City Colleges of Chicago headquarters, Washburne cafe serves healthy fare prepared by City Colleges of Chicago chefs and culinary students.


Located on the campus of Kennedy-King College, Sikia Restaurant seats 90 people and offers 4,000 square feet of space.

The Parrot Cage

Located in the architecturally and historically significant South Shore Cultural Center, the Parrot Cage Restaurant seats 62 people and features 3,500 square feet of space. With floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant design, the restaurant recalls the grandeur of the old South Shore Country Club.


For more information, please email us at: Washburnecatering@ccc.edu