Grantee Profile

Amazing Edibles Catering, located on the Near West Side, has been in business for 28 years. Lead by owner, Andrea Herrera, Amazing Edibles specializes in weddings and corporate events, with venue partners located around the city (including fellow SBIF client, The Lytle House).

SBIF Grant Impact (Western/Ogden)

In 2016, Herrera applied for the SBIF grant, after being referred by the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). 

I am so grateful to the City of Chicago and Somercor for the amazing SBIF program, which allowed us to stretch our dollars to make needed infrastructure improvements. With these funds we were able to expand our capacity at a critical time in our company’s growth, creating offices for more staff and cooler space to take larger orders. These changes became even more important in the pandemic as we had more space to socially distance our team in the office safely, and when we switched to family home meal delivery service, we had the space to store the meals safely until delivery time.”

The scope of work for this project included rough carpentry, framing work, and new drywall to construct and extend mezzanine office space; installing a new walk-in cooler system; electrical system upgrades for both the new office space and walk-in cooler; painting and finishing work; and architectural and engineering service fees. 

Photo Credit: Walter S. Mitchell III, Samuel Sotelo-Avila, City of Chicago

Amazing Edibles Catering is Open for Business!

Learn more about Amazing Edibles Catering and their offerings by visiting or calling (312) 563-1600.

Learn More About the Small Business Improvement Fund

Launched in 1999, Chicago’s Small Business Improvement Fund promotes economic development by providing reimbursable grants for permanent building improvement. Landlords, owner/operators, and tenants (with landlord approval) are eligible to apply. Residential projects are not eligible.

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