About Us

Around here, family is Paramount


Founded in 2011 by CEO Jodi Fyfe, Paramount Events is a family owned and operated business that maintains a culture of integrity and a passion for impeccable service at every event. We measure our success by the personal connections we create and invest ourselves completely in the happiness of our clients and their guests. We attribute the meaningful relationships we build between our employees, clients, vendors, and partners as the key to our success and the purpose of our team.


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Founded upon years of expert culinary experience, Paramount Events was conceptualized in order to fill the void between exquisite venues throughout the city and cuisine previously only found in Chicago’s best restaurants. Our goal is to wow our customers with delicious food, exceptional service, and beautiful surroundings. We place a special focus on sourcing sustainable and local ingredients and creating memorable culinary moments one customized menu at a time.


Core Values

To wow our customers with delicious food, exceptional service, and beautiful surroundings.


We are passionate about who we are, what we do, and the clients we serve.


We are proud, enthusiastic, and dedicated to delivering excellence at every customer touchpoint.


We act with integrity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards.


We win together as a team, through leadership, accountability, giving back, and FUN!



Paramount is deeply committed to giving back and has developed community partnerships with causes that align closely with our core values and mission. We support these organizations through a collaborative partnership that focuses on promoting each cause by curating annual events, participating in volunteer activities, and furthering each of their missions.


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Founder & CEO


Paramount Events prides itself on being a woman owned and operated business thanks to our founder and CEO, Jodi Fyfe. Always passionate about hospitality and great service, Jodi has worked in the food and beverage industry for more than 20 years. Since founding Paramount Events in 2011, she has taken the wedding, corporate, and drop-off markets to new heights, making Paramount Chicago’s established, go-to resource for events and catering. When not working alongside her family at Paramount, Jodi enjoys exploring Chicago’s culinary scene and traveling with her husband and two children. She is also passionate about the successful advancement of several non-profits close to her heart, including Tickled Pink, which she founded in February 2004 to raise money for cancer research in memory of her cousin, Carrie, who lost her battle to breast cancer.


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Though Paramount Events provides innovative cuisine at every event, we’re also a partner to walk alongside you through the event planning process. We’re eager to arrange tours of Chicago’s most exclusive venues, provide inspiration for linen selections, supply décor and tabletop rentals, personally introduce you to the city’s top vendors, and help plan and manage the logistics of your event. That’s the complimentary service you can expect when working with a dedicated member of the Paramount team, and the level of expertise we strive to provide every day.


Culture, Perks & Lifestyle

Living The Paramount Life


Paramount Events prides itself on being a family owned and operated business that welcomes employees into our #paramounteventsfamily. Our culture is based upon taking great care of our employees, who in turn take great care of our clients. Some of the perks of being part of the Paramount Events Family include:


  • Health Benefits and Retirement Planning
  • Daily Office Lunches
  • Coworker Camaraderie Through Company Events and Outings
  • Onsite Wellness and Beauty Treatments Available Weekly
  • Onsite Yoga and Fitness Classes Available Weekly
  • Opportunities to Volunteer and Become Involved with Community Organizations
  • and More!


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The next generation of PE Excellence


At Paramount Events we have an established Internship program that welcomes eager college students from around Chicago, and schools across the country, into our office during the summer and throughout the school year. These students get a first-hand look at what it’s like to work in the fast-paced world of events and hospitality, and many go on to become full-time employees at Paramount Events. For more information and to apply, please reach out.


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Best Buddies Commitment

May 10, 2019 | Events, Our Team, Paramount Events

Paramount Events is incredibly excited to share the latest updates about our collaboration with Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With Paramount Serves, we’re dedicated to helping our local community through multi-faceted work with children’s, healthcare, and women’s charities through annual fundraisers and working to […]

Leftover Easter Candy Ideas

April 24, 2019 | Catering, Holiday, Paramount Events, Recipes

  Easter Day has come and gone, but the huge amount of leftover candy lingers in colorful wicker baskets across Chicago, prompting some to ask, “what can I do with my extra Easter candy?” Paramount Events has some great ideas to ensure that the celebrations don’t come to a stop after the holiday has ended. […]

Paramount Events is Proud to be a Choose Chicago Partner

April 17, 2019 | Catering, Paramount Events

Paramount Events is proud to announce that we are officially a Choose Chicago partner! The collaboration between our two organizations will allow for greater events, hospitality, and food service available to all Chicagoans. Choose Chicago’s mission is to bring regional, national, and international business and leisure visitors to Chicago for the economic benefit of the City, […]