Where Culinary Students come to Train! Real Cooks, Real Food, Authentic Cooking!
The Short Story: Frato’s Pizza (the Casual Restaurant) employs passionate culinary students from local colleges such as Elgin Community College & College of DuPage. We are told this is the first apprenticeship program of its kind. These college culinary students are training at Frato’s Casual Restaurant to one day become a Personal Chef! Frato’s Catering (the Upscale Catering Extension) takes those experienced cooks and turns them into your very own Personal Catering Chef via our Personal Chef-In-Training Program! We are all very passionate about making you happy! Experience the difference today at Frato’s Pizza & Catering and watch these passionate culinary students give you the best experience you’ve ever had! Request a Personal Catering Chef & Free Sampling Here!
The Long Story: Frato’s has been in the Chicago area since the 1970’s initially as a Hot Dog Stand, originally owned by a Frank and a Tony, hence the name Frato. In the 90’s, it was brought to Schaumburg as a flourishing sandwich shop during the dot-com boom. All good economies come to an end and Frato’s suffered in 2000 & even more in 2008. The economy could no longer support the Frato’s of the old. Therefore, in March 2012, Frato’s Eatery became Frato’s Pizza & Catering, under new ownership and a renewed focus on Quality, Service & Creativity which helped us become one of the Best Independent Pizzerias rated by Chicago’s Best on WGN!
Frato’s Pizza (the Casual Restaurant) focuses on authentic cooking techniques (like our Traditional Stone Pizza Oven) and freshly prepared food instead of frozen ingredients and conveyor belt technology. This is the training grounds for our local college culinary students training under Frato’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program (learning to run a restaurant). The menu is over 90% Made In-house built around Handmade Pizza, Specialty Bacon & Beef Blended Burger Patties, Homemade Wing Sauces with Jumbo Hand-cut Award-Winning Wings (Voted Best Wings in the Burbs) along with a full service catering department started in 2015 that focuses on upscale events and Personal Chef service. Frato’s Catering takes the graduates from Frato’s Pizza and trains them to be your very own Personal Catering Chef. This is designed to give your event the special attention it deserves with a fully-trained Personal Chef from your local neighborhood!
Frato’s Pizza offers Dine-In, Pick-up and Free Delivery to parts of Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Itasca, Medinah, Hanover Park, Streamwood, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove Village and more. Frato’s Catering serves local to downtown Chicago for all of your Catering needs.
Frato’s Pizza & Catering also offers a Guarantee. Despite only being an independent restaurant, we care very much about your satisfaction and we are willing to back it up. Order from us with confidence! Unhappy for any reason? Just tell a manager at 847-895-2122 or email management at FratosPizza(at)Gmail.com and we will do everything in our power to make it right!