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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Purpose

 

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.

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Core Values

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

PASSION

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

EXCELLENCE

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

INTEGRITY

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

TEAMWORK

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

PARAMOUNT SERVES

 

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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MEET JODI

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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Internships

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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Make the Most of Your Linens

December 12, 2018 | Décor, Weddings

Table linens are something that can add a lot of color and character to your event. Most people don’t anticipate the large expense of renting large amounts of table linens though, so here are a few ways to make the most of your linen choices if you’re on a budget.

2019 Pantone Color of the Year

December 11, 2018 | Décor

As 2018 nears its end, our team of event experts and trend forecasters at Paramount Events are looking forward to a new year of weddings, events, and venues inspired by the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral. This beautiful color is meant to invoke warmth and nourishment while symbolizing a fusion of modernity with nature-inspired authenticity.

Building the Perfect Sweets Station

December 5, 2018 | Décor, Weddings

Weddings featuring cake as their solo dessert are now relics of the past. Including a sweets station at your wedding provides variety and ensures that every guest has their sweet tooth satisfied. These three key points are critical when designing your own personal sweets station.