Founded in 2011 by CEO Jodi Fyfe, Paramount Events is a woman-owned and women-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.
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.
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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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 30 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.
Q+A with Jodi
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.
Rachel leads our full-service event team at Paramount Events. This team specializes in non-profit and corporate events. There is no event too big or small that Rachel and her team can’t handle, working behind-the-scenes magic to create an experience that earns rave reviews from each guest. Rachel has been executing events with Paramount Events for almost a decade. She loves planning events with a mission and seeing the comradery between vendors and staff to make these events shine.
What are your hobbies/personal interests?
Hanging out with my friends, trying new restaurants, walking my dog, facetiming my mom.
What’s your favorite city to visit?
What holiday do you like celebrating the most & why?
Halloween, the candy duh!
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:
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.