About Us...

The Penny Loafer specializes in affordable upscale service staffing for events of all sizes, which makes us unique and sets us apart in the event service market. Our service staff is comprised of women and men over the age of 40 with a variety of backgrounds and careers, all of whom have a passion for or experience in the hospitality industry. We believe in people and their passions because it's those who give it their best... and that is what we promise to deliver!

We will handle your event needs up to 500 guests and assist other vendors with groups greater than 500.  We provide servers, bartenders, buffet assistance and rental, designers, day-of coordination, and consulting services for events such as:

  • Weddings

  • Fundraisers

  • Corporate Events

  • Holiday Parties

  • Golf Outings

  • Anniversaries

  • Showers

  • Birthday Parties

  • Intimate dinners

  • City Events

  • Expos

  • Funerals

  • Memorials

We also provide small scale catering and onsite service for gatherings such as tea parties, group brunch, intimate dinners, proposals, and corporate meetings

Don't see it on the list? Give us a call and let's see how we can help.

We guarantee that you will be happy you contacted us. 

We are fully licensed and insured, all our staff are certified food handlers, and our bartenders are Basset certified in the state of Illinois.

The Penny Loafer is based in Warrenville, IL and currently serves Greater Chicago, Northeast Indiana, and Michigan.

"They were terrific and let me enjoy the party. My guests wanted to know where I found

such fabulous help! I’d definitely use them again!"

- Nancy S. -


Penny Hock - Owner

PENNY found her footing in the kitchen when she began her career in hospitality at the age of 16 at McDonald's as a grill cook. Penny is a customer service specialist and understands the importance of vision and creativity, which she translates into everything she does, including cooking, presentation, service, and delivery.

Penny advocates and emits beauty in service, product, and courtesy and believes that the only way to promise the best is to have a staff she trusts. "Every single person on my staff possesses a certain degree of talent and expertise, that once it is truly discovered, that person has the innate ability to knock it out of the park! This is the single most important element in what we do, for if my staff is happy.. so will be the client."

We are very proud to be a female-owned local business and a valuable contribution to our community.

Interested in joining The Penny Loafer team? Drop us a line and let us know your interested.