The Paramount Group (TPG) – a company revolutionizing the service industry through thoughtfully curated culinary and social experiences – has announced the acquisition of Truffleberry Market, an esteemed, bespoke catering company serving clients throughout Chicagoland, effective January 1, 2020.
Based in Chicago’s thriving West Loop community, TPG and its brands are owned and operated by native Chicagoan Jodi Fyfe, who founded the company in 2011 after 25 years of service at the highest levels in catering, events and restaurants. With the intent of elevating the quality of cuisine, hospitality and range of capabilities in the hospitality realm, TPG has grown under Fyfe’s direction to include business extensions in catering (Paramount Events, her first company); private event spaces (The Lakewood, HighGround); staffing (Lake Street Staffing); artisan retail (West Lake Market); restaurants (Eden); business dining (in-house corporate culinary services), fresh ingredient/meal delivery (Paramount Fresh) and more.
The addition of a second, high-touch catering company to TPG portfolio was born of a long-standing relationship between Fyfe and Truffleberry Market Co-Founder Brittany Jelinek. The two women entrepreneurs have cross-collaborated on events for several years, and their business rapport has always been one of kinship, support and like-mindedness. As Jelinek was exploring future plans in tandem with Truffleberry Market’s lease expiry (her team had outgrown their current space in Westmont, IL) she began seeking options that would allow her company to grow with enhanced business infrastructure, space and staffing. Fyfe, who is continually evaluating opportunities for expansion and innovation, was motivated to purchase.
“The time was right for Paramount to add this unique and exceptional growth element,” says Fyfe. “I have the utmost respect for the company Brittany has created and am certain that bringing Truffleberry Market into The Paramount Group family will build upon an impressive foundation and take the business to even greater heights.”
For Jelinek and her business partner, Vaidotas Karsokas, Truffleberry Market’s alignment with TPG means increased growth opportunities for her team while continuing to do the work they love in an augmented, well-supported way.
“There is no one more respected in the catering world than Jodi Fyfe,” says Jelinek. “Between her team’s talent, extensive reach and unparalleled commitment to hospitality standards, it opens the door to serving even more high-profile events and building upon the custom touch for which Truffleberry Market has become known.”
Described by one media outlet as “the Alinea of caterers”, Fyfe adds, “Truffleberry Market’s high-end, bespoke approach is aligned with our commitment to sourcing and serving the best ingredients and utilizing the finest service team in the country to deliver unforgettable social and corporate experiences. This is going to be a game changer.”
The entire Truffleberry Market team remains onboard and will fully transition to TPG space at 1750 W. Lake Street. The well-established and beloved brand is to retain its name and will be officially “Powered by The Paramount Group” effective January 1, 2020.
About Truffleberry Market
Powered by The Paramount Group, Truffleberry Market is a customized catering company specializing in bespoke events. Whimsical or avant-garde, rustic or elegant, lowest key or blackest tie – the team’s passion is to translate a client’s vision into a celebration that leaves a lasting impression. An adventurous idea of Co-Founders Brittany Jelinek and Vaidotas Karsokas – two restaurant chefs who saw an opportunity to change the perception of catering – Truffleberry Market’s philosophy redefines possibility. Customized menus, onsite restaurant-style execution, farm-to-table, the highest quality ingredients, labor intensive menu items, ambitious styling, evocative presentation, meticulous attention to detail, thoughtful service…Truffleberry Market is at the intersection of “everything I wanted” and “beyond what I could have imagined.” Old fashioned hospitality. New school punctuation.
About The Paramount Group
The Paramount Group (TPG) is a company revolutionizing the service industry through personalized, innovative and thoughtfully curated culinary and social experiences. The multi-faceted group is comprised of a collection of eight brands: Paramount Events, Eden, The Lakewood, HighGround, Lake Street Staffing, West Lake Market, Business Dining, Paramount Fresh and Truffleberry Market. Based in Chicago’s thriving West Loop community, TPG and its brands are owned and operated by native Chicagoan Jodi Fyfe, who founded the company after 25 years of service at the highest levels in the catering, events and restaurant segments. At the helm of woman-owned business, Fyfe takes great pride in providing meaningful employment and growth opportunities for nearly 500 individuals across all of her businesses.