Who We Are

NEARLY 40 YEARS LATER, WE STILL LOVE WHAT WE DO.

From the stadium to the head table, Levy leverages unbridled creativity, custom strategies, impeccable service, and true love for great food to create unforgettable experiences.

  • LEVY TEAM MOMENTS

    It all began in Chicago.

    In 1978, brothers Larry and Mark Levy invested in D.B. Kaplan's Delicatessen in Chicago's Water Tower Place. With help from their mother, Eadie, and some authentic family recipes, Levy Restaurants was born.

    Larry and Mark called on their mom, Eadie, to help at the deli. Thereafter, Eadie Levy was known as our “Company Mom”

  • LEVY TEAM MOMENTS

    Sports catering was born.

    In 1982, Levy pioneered the concept of fine dining in stadiums at the old Comiskey Park (then home of the Chicago White Sox). In 1985, we expanded our services to Wrigley Field, and the rest is history.

    Levy's first foray into professional sports dining, Comiskey Park, 1982

  • LEVY TEAM MOMENTS

    We made it to Disney World.

    In 1989, Levy became the first outside organization to create, own, and operate restaurants in Walt Disney World Resort.

    Portobello in Downtown Walt Disney World, first restaurant outside of Chicago

  • LEVY TEAM MOMENTS

    We gained an international partner.

    In 2000, Levy partnered with Charlotte-based Compass Group North America, the leading food management company in the country, and a subsidiary of UK-based Compass Group PLC, an international industry leader.

    Compass Group USA, Levy joins a larger family in 2000

  • LEVY TEAM MOMENTS

    We created our own consulting firm.

    In 2014, Levy’s insights-driven subsidiary made its debut. E15 helps our partners optimize user experience and outperform competitors by providing advanced analytics as a guidepost in the decision-making process.

    Data, Analytics and Technology, driven by E15 Group

  • LEVY TEAM MOMENTS

    In 2016, Levy launched Curiology. The name means being curious about the world around us and the people we meet, and bringing that spirit and passion to every project. It inspires a culture of hospitality, gratitude and creativity that brings out the best in our team and our partners.

    Celebrating life at it's best, Curiology launches

Our values keep us grounded, responsible, and hungry for more.

INNOVATIVE

We are the original disruptors.

PASSIONATE

We’re dreamers who make big things happen.

EXPERIENTIAL

We design experiences that hit all five senses.

NICE

The best work is done by the nicest people.

Our Values Personified: Meet Matt

“Having the opportunity to throw crazy ideas out there and have people say, ‘Go ahead and run with it,’ is still kind of shocking to me.”
Matt Del Regno, Executive Chef

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As we’ve grown, so have our opportunities to give back. Levy Cares pairs passion with social responsibility.

sustainability

ENVIRONMENT

We’re constantly renewing our efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. From tapping local growers for produce and meats to using eco-friendly servingware, we’re protecting our world and celebrating it, too.

community

COMMUNITY

Hunger is a cause we’ll always be ready to fight. With the help of local food pantry partners, we’re donating what we do best to take care of our communities by making them safer, stronger, and healthier.

community

GUESTS

Since 2009, PETA has named Levy among the Top Vegetarian Friendly Ballparks, Stadiums and Arenas. All locations offer vegetarian-friendly menus and fresh, healthy options for every dining experience.

It feels good to get noticed.

Michelin Guide: Star Ratings

James Beard Award: Best Midwest Chef

James Beard Nominee: Outstanding Restaurant, Service, and Chef

Wine Spectator: America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants

Wine Spectator: Award of Excellence

Food & Wine: Best Pizza Places in the US

Chicago Magazine: 20 Best New Restaurants

2016 Chicago Tribune Dining Award: United Center

Chicago Magazine: Top 40 Chicago Restaurants

Chicago Social: Chicago’s Rising Star Chefs

Chicago Tribune : Outstanding Restaurant

Zagat: Hottest New Restaurants

Zagat: Best Restaurants in Illinois

PETA: Most Vegetarian Friendly NFL Stadium Award

2016 Mammoth Food & Wine Experience: Best Dish 2016

PRSA Chicago Skyline Award: Travel & Tourism/Hospitality

VIBE: Vista Responsible Alcohol Service Program Award