“When a dining experience greatly exceeds your expectations, a victory has been achieved. So was the case when Have Fork Will Travel ventured to Galena on Feb 5 for dinner at the Victory Café. The food was superb and the service was even better. We were indeed victorious at the Victory Café.” Joan Brown, Galena
“I was privileged enough to go to the tasting with the bride and her mother several months prior to the actual day of the wedding. The food was amazing then. I kept telling everyone how good it was going to be. When the night of the reception came, the food was just as amazing, if not better than I remembered! Several of my friends and I even went back for seconds (even though we weren’t hungry) simply because it was so good! The fact that he was able to reproduce the food with the same quality and standards for 200 people at the reception as he did 3 people at the tasting, says volumes about his talent, skill, and knowledge as a chef. During the tasting he was incredibly professional. His presentation was beautiful, he explained why he paired different things together, and then he was even able to make recommendations on wine pairings! Anyone who is having a wedding in the Galena area, this is the caterer you want!” Patricia Kelly, Chicago
“..the first forkful exploded the taste buds! And that was just the rice! The veggies were perfect and the Stuffed Chicken…Oh my! It’s safe to say that EVERYONE that was there last Wednesday will be there again next time Victory has something on the Elks menu.” Milan Blaho, Galena
“We are from the Chicagoland area and had our wedding in the Galena, IL area at Oak Hill Weddings. I was looking for a caterer and accidentally came across Victory Cafe who I thought only served breakfast. We found out that they did catering for weddings as well and arranged a taste test. We attended the taste test and knew we had to hire them right away, the food was great! We had a few children and special need vegetarians in our wedding and Bruce and Nanette were so helpful in creating special meals for them. At the wedding their staff was very professional and the food was fantastic! We got nothing but compliments on everything from the hors devours to the main course!!!” Nick and Jo Panczuk
“Thank you so much for the delicious dinner you provided for our Relay For Life Pasta Dinner Fund Raiser. We’ve received many positive comments about the food and it really added to the success of the event. Thanks for the generosity in giving back $100 of the nights bill and the donation of a gift certificate.” Sue Lighthart, TLC Relay Team Co-Captain
“I am understating it when I say we had an AMAZING experience with Victory Cafes Catering. Starting with an effortless planning to an awesome rehearsal dinner (held at their restaurant) to the magnificent meal and service they provided at my daughter’s wedding. Bruce and Nanette were a joy to work with. Very professional yet personable through the whole process. Especially the day of the wedding when they went above and beyond to make the day very special and memorable. I’ve never been to a wedding where people complimented the food so much…and well deserved too! I can’t even count how many times I heard the word “amazing” that day.
So I will sum up our experience in one word…AMAZING!
Thank you guys for a great experience. Mike Hoppman, East Dubuque, IL Father of the Bride(zilla)
“My niece hired Victory Café to cater her wedding for 500 guests. The food was DELICIOUS! We had a full meal late afternoon with horsdoeuvres and an ice cream bar later in the night. The menu was unique and very tasty. The table décor was beautiful and the service extremely friendly. They also provided the meal for the rehearsal dinner at the café. The meal and the décor were very upscale but I understand the price was not.” Karen Knockel, East Dubuque, IL
“We recently celebrated a family birthday at a rental home at the Galena Territories, and had Bruce and Nanette Glasgow, owners of the Victory Café, cater our event. The food, the planning, the communication prior to the evening (it was a surprise party), their “entertainment” by interacting with our guests- everything was outstanding. If you are looking for a “personal” evening (not some corporate caterers just hired for a job), you should really consider Victory. They own the business, and it shows.” Trip Advisor Review – Apr 14, 2014 Bloomington, IL
“My dad recently hired Bruce and his wife to come to our Eagle Ridge rental and cook for my mom’s birthday dinner! The food, experience, etc was fantastic!! Bruce showed all of us how to make each dish and cooked everything on the spot! He and his wife were so fun and just made the evening so special. If you’re ever looking for a special dining occasion at home, I absolutely recommend contacting Bruce!” Trip Advisor Review – May 1, 2014 Normal, IL
“Bridezilla here…For my Wedding last month I chose Victory Catering. I had a lot of special requests and my husband and I wanted a specific menu. Bruce and Nanette went far beyond our expectations!! Not only did they meet all our needs, they were amazing to work with and really helped to make it the most special day for us!! Although I will admit I may have been a little jealous that people were raving more about the food than my dress…haha just kidding!!! But seriously, I’ve never heard so many compliments about the food before in my life!! Five Huge Gold Stars to Victory Catering for being amazing!!! Couldn’t have asked for anything better!!” Melissa Stochl, East Dubuque, IL
“Bruce, I just want to thank you again for making our 50th Anniversary Party a very special day for us. The food and the service were excellent and we had many good comments on the buffet. We had a great time celebrating with our family and friends. Thanks again.” Ray & Margy Miller
Bruce & Nanette – Thank you so much to you and your team for making our reception perfect. First and foremost, the food was wonderful. All of our guests commented about how great the selection was and that the desserts were to die for. Secondly, and perhaps more important to two stressed out party planners – your service was top notch. From our first meeting with you until the last minute of our reception, you were there offering to help out, making great suggestions, and doing your best to make sure our night went off without a single problem. Thank you also for the gift basket. It was very thoughtful and completely unnecessary. We will be sure to recommend your business to anyone we can. We will absolutely keep you in mind for our future needs. Kindest Regards” Brandon & Amber Stadel
“Victory Catering recently catered our wedding at Turner Hall in Galena. From the start, our experience with Victory Catering was great. The tasting was amazing making it very difficult to choose dinner entrees. Bruce and Nanette did a great job of displaying their catering expertise by choosing dishes that would hold up well for buffet style serving. Our wedding venue, Turner Hall, did not have an on- site kitchen which posed logistical difficulties, but they had catered this venue previously and knew just what would work. Bruce and Nanette did a great job with communication leading up to our wedding and were great resources for other vendor referrals as we were planning our wedding from afar. The day of our wedding went incredibly smooth, much in part to Bruce and Nanette and their staff. The venue offered no coordinator so they stepped in and made sure everything ran smoothly. Victory also catered the bar for our wedding. Nanette had great suggestions for our “signature drink” and kept the bar running smoothly, no guest was ever empty handed. The staff was incredibly professional and efficient and we would definitely recommend that every couple planning a wedding or special event in or near Galena to use Victory Catering! If you are looking for complete satisfaction with a catering company, look no further than Victory Catering.” Nellie Ranum
“We want to give a huge thank you for making our dinner/reception so special. It meant so much to us that you were more than accommodating in not only opening your doors to us, but taking the time to make sure that everything was perfect. Not only was the service impeccable, but the food was divine, which made the evening amazing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” Tim and Jenny Kavanaugh
“A Big THANK YOU to Victory Café for doing a great job with the catering for the Lord of Love Lutheran Church 5th Anniversary Celebration. It was a pleasure working with such a professional operation. The food was delicious and we will definitely call upon you again in the future.” Joyce Mondala, Galena
“Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did in catering our daughter’s wedding at the vineyard of Galena Cellars Winery. It was a perfect day with delicious wine and great food. Your menu was above and beyond the usual fare, the dessert selections to die for and your staff so courteous and on-the-spot. Thanks again for your flawless contribution to such a special day.” Janet Butteris Westby, WI
“Oh my gosh! Everything was wonderful!!!!! Thank you so much for everything!!!! We had so many compliments on both the rehearsal dinner and the reception meal!!!! It was all just perfect and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Cathy and Jeff West, Unposed Photography, Galena, IL May 2015
“Just wanted to say that we couldn’t have asked for anything better than your services and delicious food and appetizers you provided for us at Oak Hill and Eagle Ridge Resort lask week-end. The appetizers before the wedding, the wonderful dinner at our reception and the brunch served the next day were enjoyed by all 36 of us! (Guess we never did find out if there was any pie left….I am assuming not; they were delicious).
I’m so glad we chose you; and I understand some of our family members came back to Victory Cafe to eat twice after the wedding.
Appreciated everything you did for us! Sonja and Gary
“Bruce and Nanette went above and beyond in every possible way for our wedding! Decorations on the food tables, their hospitality, their hard work – they were out at the venue morning and night prepping for our wedding – all so that we could have a perfect wedding! Did I mention the food?! My guests kept saying all night that “The food was so good that it really set the bar high for other weddings they have to go to this year”… Bruce and Nanette had many valuable suggestions that helped provide us with our dream wedding! They are both so very passionate and dedicated to what they do and it really shows! Thank you for providing outstanding service to give us our dream wedding this past weekend! I’ll be sure to tell everyone I know, who travels out to Galena, to stop into Victory Cafe! Lauren K
“Bruce & Nanette,
Thank you so much for making our crazy, hectic day as magical as possible. Even from setup you went above and beyond to keep us calm, organized and worked so hard to make our wedding perfect. We had so many compliments on all of the food! It really was delicious! Finally, thank you is not enough to show our gratitude for your kindness and understanding. We will never forget it.
With much love and gratitude, Josh & Heather
“What a pleasure it was to work with Nanette and Bruce for our party! We hosted a very special 90th Birthday/70th Wedding Anniversary/Family Reunion gathering at our home in the Galena Territory. At the risk of sounding corny, we truly had a “victory” with Victory Catering! Everything went very smoothly, the food was absolutely delicious, and Bruce even created a special dish for our guests with food allergies.
Victory Catering was easy to work with and timed the drop-off of appetizers and dinner perfectly. I would definitely recommend Victory Catering for your next affair, and I will certainly call on them again in the future! Thank you Bruce and Nanette for helping our event to be extra special! Olivia M.