Zullo's was founded in 2009 by Adriana Marzullo to bring traditional Italian cooking sourced from organic, local ingredients to the greater Chicago community.
We set up shop alongside our suppliers in Local Farmers' Markets, where we became known for our Zeppole di Mela (Italian apple cider donuts) and the traditional farm to plate cuisine of our grandparents.
Through the support of our community, we later expanded our business to meet the growing demand for sustainable catering services.
Sustainable: We combine our allegiance to sustainability with more than 20 years of cooking experience to bring a mindfully prepared plate to your table.
B Corp: We measure our environmental impact, and we hold ourselves accountable by submitting our sustainability practices to independent evaluation by B Lab™ auditors.
Local & organic: We know our growers, and our relationships with them strengthen rural economies, preserve family farming, and diversify the food network that serves our Chicagoland clientele. They provide us with superior products, which we use to create dishes that honor our heritage.
Italian: Our commitment to sustainability stems naturally from our commitment to traditional Southern Italian cooking - we make terrific food following the Earth-friendly practices of Adriana's Italian nonnas.
Zero-waste kitchen: We pride ourselves on running a zero-waste kitchen. All scraps and waste products from preparation, serving, and cleanup are composted or recycled. After a Zullo's event, none of the materials used will go into a landfill. This includes utensils, tablecloths, napkins, serving trays, and more.