Your Gourmet Girlfriends, Jan and Pam, certainly know their way around a kitchen. This personal chef and catering duo bring their culinary skills to their clients homes, preparing everything from hors d'oeuvres for a special event to a full week of nutritious meals. They can fine tune their menus to meet a variety of tastes. Catering meals can take the form of a hot dog bar, Mexican cuisine, or dinner buffet with lasagna, pork loin, and meatloaf. For home cooking, the chefs bring in all the ingredients and tools they need, cook up a batch of dinners to fit your specifications, and leave them packed and labeled in the fridge.
Though, what this team is really good at is turning food into an event. Kitchen parties cater to kids or adults, letting the guests become chefs as they whip up their favorite foods. The adult parties include three or more courses of Asian fusion, desserts, or Italian foods with all supplies provided. Kids parties take a more whimsical approach with funny-face pizzas and veggie critters.
For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.
Husk prefers its corn sweet and its farms close by. Grown just minutes from Husk HQ, the sweet ears hail from four sustainably-minded Indiana farms: Weaver's Produce, Stout's Melody Acres, Eli Creek Farms, and Wilson Farms. Each supplier has a story to tell?about their humble origins; about the generations of kin who operate them; about the values that make them tick; and about the tiny looms on which they weave their husks.
Though these stories might be different, these farms are all integral to Husk's overall mission of growing and selling corn locally.They represent a return to a community-oriented business style, much like the one that powered Indiana's food supply prior to 20th-century industry. A unique part of their business involves harvesting Indiana sweet corn while it's still in season, then preserving it through a labor-intensive process, so that it's summer flavor can be enjoyed year-round.
Each Discount Mattress store stocks hundreds of name-brand memory-foam, latex, gel, and pillow-top mattresses, all with prices averaging 50%–75% below retail. Brand-new mattresses from manufacturers such as Stearns & Foster, Spring Air Back Supporter, King Koil, Comfort Solutions, Americana, and Kathy Ireland Collection saturate the showroom floors, offering a variety of firmness levels to suit beds, budgets, and pillow forts of all sizes. Each an experienced sleeper themselves, staff members are well-suited to assist customers in their quest for sounder slumber, and each purchase is backed by a 110% price guarantee should the same mattress appear somewhere else for less. In addition to supporting spines, Discount Mattress helps buttress the Illinois economy by selling mattresses that are made locally, and caters to busy schedules by offering same-day delivery to homes from the western suburbs to downtown Chicago.
Taiwan-native Sunny combines knowledge from her traditional Chinese upbringing and advanced science degree as she helps guests balance healthy lifestyles with delicious Asian recipes during three-hour, on-location cooking parties. As guests nibble on complimentary appetizers and desserts, Sunny's practiced hands transform organic ingredients from local vendors into traditional Asian dishes such as sweet-and-sour chicken, lettuce wraps, and shiitake-fried rice noodles. Adventurous guests can take a hands-on role if desired, assuming control of the wok or confidently renaming ingredients after favorite science-fiction characters. As fledgling chefs taste the fruits of Sunny's labor, taste buds are coaxed toward more nutritious food habits during a chat examining healthy eating and cooking.