A Little Bit About Us…

We are a food service company located in the heart of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

IMG_4181OPEN KITCHENS has been serving our Chicagoland clients since 1969. We provide a wide range of food-related services and we take pride in our innovative approach to solving problems. Our friendly staff and management team have a wealth of experience under their belt so when it comes to orchestrating the complexities of delivering your food on time and under budget you can be assured that we’ll pull it off. We’ve worked with numerous satisfied clients over the years, including Public Schools, The City of Chicago, Meals On Wheels Chicago, and Door to Door Organics.

In addition to growing our business we also strive to reduce our impact. Over the past few years we’ve established composting and recycling programs, and we’ve received a grant to install solar panels on the roof of our commissary to offset energy costs. Reducing waste and improving efficiency just makes sense — it’s good for us, it’s good for our clients, and it’s good for the planet.

What We Offer

Ingredients
We try to use local and organic products whenever we can. We know great tasting food comes from responsible producers.
Philosophy
We know people are different so we strive to make sure all of our customers programs are designed to meet everyone’s needs.
Environment
Open Kitchens is working with Flood Brothers, Resource Center, and Loop Recycling to make sure we have as little waste as possible. We are also working on implementing a composting program as well as solar panels to the roof of our commissary.

Recognition

Open Kitchens has been recognized by the WBENC.

We are proud to share that Open Kitchens has been awarded National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as a woman-owned, operated, and controlled business.

Meet the C.E.O.

Teri Fiore is the President and CEO of Open Kitchens.

Ms. Fiore received her business degree from Bryant & Stratton College in 1971 and then joined Trans Union Corporation where she worked closely with the Corporate President for over 3 years. Ms. Fiore then worked for Hertz Corporation as a Sales Manager for 5 years.
Ms. Fiore decided to stay home to raise her family for the next 10 years. During this time Ms. Fiore had a strong desire to own her own business in the food service industry. This lead to her acquisition of Open Kitchens in 1988.
Ms. Fiore has directed all of the activities of Open Kitchens since 1988. Open Kitchens has grown significantly during the past 26 years becoming one of the largest contract food service companies in Chicago.