Meet The Team

Step inside the Honest Foods HQ in Chicago, and chances are we will hand you something tasty to eat. With hands a whir, the hardest working team in the city is cranking out the energy for your event. Quality food, quality people, quality jokes. Our lovable nature finds its way into every inch of what Honest Foods dishes out. And our music rocks.

Meet The Team

The Honest Foods Catering team believes life is better together when we’re surrounded by people we love, sharing delicious food we love to eat!

Tad Devlin

Our passion for feeding togetherness began in 1997 when Tad Devlin catered his sister’s wedding as a special gift to the newlyweds. The wedding was a huge success with guests raving about the food…and the beautiful bride. The event encouraged Tad to pursue his dream of bringing people together around food by launching Honest Foods Catering as an off-premise caterer specializing in weddings, private parties, corporate functions, and film/TV commercial shoots. Tad leveraged his previous dining industry experience and degree in restaurant management from the University of Illinois to start Honest Foods out of a tiny apartment kitchen. He is now the owner/operator and head chef.

Roni Tepper

Joining Tad in the kitchen, is Roni Tepper, a classically trained French chef and 20-year food industry veteran with a strong background in fusion cuisine. Roni has worked in numerous high profile Chicago restaurants and catering companies. She attended Santa Barbara University in California and also graduated from the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Bach. It’s a little known fact that Roni previously lived and worked in Hawaii, but moved back to Chicago to join the Honest Foods Catering team.

Roni Tepper

Joining Tad in the kitchen, is Roni Tepper, a classically trained French chef and 20-year food industry veteran with a strong background in fusion cuisine. Roni has worked in numerous high profile Chicago restaurants and catering companies. She attended Santa Barbara University in California and also graduated from the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Bach. It’s a little known fact that Roni previously lived and worked in Hawaii, but moved back to Chicago to join the Honest Foods Catering team.

Jennifer Byrd

The third member of this catering management trio is Jennifer Byrd. Jennifer joined the company as office and sales manager where she’s been responsible for managing daily operations, handling client relations/correspondence, and overseeing event planning and more. Prior to joining Honest Foods, Jennifer, a graduate of Illinois State University, spent 20-years in the hospitality industry including 17-years in area catering at the United Center.

“If you ever need a caterer for any event, you have to give them a try. Their food is delicious and their prices are more than reasonable. I’m so glad I found them!”
Daphne L.
“The delicious meals from Honest Foods have been the standard in our industry for years! They are one of the most reliable vendors in our business and always exceed our expectations!”Troy Schmidt