In 1979, deep in the heart of Waterman, Illinois, Bill and Michele Badal started something special - 5-B's Catering, Inc. They named it 5-B's to honor their family – Bill, Michele, and their three sons, Chris, Tim, and Joel. Their love for food and serving their community inspired them to create a company that would become a major part of the Greater Chicago Area's food scene.
Building a Legacy
5-B’s has served over a million meals since its inception. They've been part of many events, from small family gatherings to larger community events. Most recently, they have had the privilege to serve thousands and thousands at the annual Sandwich Fair, a cherished local tradition.
5-B's serves food that feels like home, but with a unique country twist. Outdoor grilling is their specialty, reminding people of cozy family gatherings. But that's not all. Their menu offers a wide range of options to cater to different tastes, making sure every event is a unique food adventure.
Passing the Torch
In 1999, Tim Badal, one of Bill and Michele's sons, took over as the General Manager of 5-B's. With the same passion and dedication as his parents, he continues to run the business, keeping the family's love for good food and service alive.
In 2022, after over three decades in Waterman, 5-B's moved its headquarters to Hinckley, IL. While the location changed, their commitment to their customers and the quality of their food remains the same.
No matter how big or small your event is, the 5-B's team works hard to provide not just great food, but also top-notch service. They work with you to create the best menu and presentation that fits your needs and exceeds your expectations.
Always Here for You
If you have any questions or want to discuss your next event, the 5-B's team is just a phone call away. They're eager to turn your vision into reality, putting their heart and soul into each meal they serve.
More Than a Business
Today, 5-B's Catering, Inc. is not just a business. It's a symbol of how food can bring people together. It's a food legacy, carefully built by the Badal family and shared with everyone they serve. As they look forward to serving more people at the Sandwich Fair each summer and other events, they continue to honor their long history in food service, one delicious meal at a time.