Naomi Ariel Catering and Event Planning

Carla Childs

Owner and Operator

Member: Carbondale Chamber of Commerce


About Us

Naomi Ariel is your neighborhood Catering Company. We make real food for real people! Whether you are interested in breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. For your next event, choose Naomi Ariel Catering and enjoy a home-cooked meal without the home-cooked fuss.​

Pesto Pasta

Catering Services

Naomi Ariel Catering offers everything you’ll need to run your event smoothly, including: linens, tableware, and centerpieces. We customize our menu to your taste and budget. Contact us today to learn more.

Wedding Table Set

Special Occasions

Naomi's offers a variety of table linens, napkins, table ware, and centerpieces. Our goal is to be a one stop shop for your special event.

Chicken Breast

Naomi's Favorites

Running on a budget? Naomi offers economy styled meals that will have your guests thinking you spent a fortune!

Fried chicken meal starting at $10 pp

Boxed lunches starting at $7 pp

Breakfast starting at $5 pp

Call for  more details

White Meeting Room

Event Space

Naomi now offers a small event space for birthday parties, baby showers, social gatherings, or meetings. Our  newly decorated event space is warm, inviting and offers a 50 inch screen television, tables, chairs, blue tooth speakers, DJ services, and catering services. The goal is to simply provide everything you need without the added fuss that comes along with you planning your event. You may rent it out by the hour or for a flat fee. Please contact our office for more information.

Flower Decorated Cake

Cakes, cookies, and cupcakes

Naomi's offers specialty cakes, cookies, and cupcakes to add a sweet surprise to your event. Our cake decorator is phenomenal and is waiting to elevate your sweets table to a new level. 

Layered Blueberry Dessert

Contact Us

For us, food is joy. We love making our customers happy, and can’t wait to meet you!

 205 Walnut Street

Carbondale, Illinois 62901

We accept the following forms of payment

cash app $naomisplace

Zelle 618-319-0410

Cash, check, charge

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer a vegetarian menu?

Yes! Although our menu is not listed on our page, you may request vegetarian/vegan options when ordering.

Also, if your event is sustainable friendly let us know, we would love to work out the details with. 

Do you offer delivery services?

Yes! We offer drop off services

Are you a preferred caterer any place?

Yes! We are listed on the Carbondale Civic Center listing , Southern Illinois University, and Shawnee Community College. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept the following:

  • Cash App

  • PayPal (a 3% fee will be included)

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Credit card (Visa and Mastercard)




Naomi's House Salad- a mix of spinach and spring leaf salad with olives, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, cranberries, and house dressing.

Berry Burst Salad (in season)- a mix of spinach and spring leaf salad with strawberries, blueberries, candied pecans, red onions, and raspberry vinaigrette. 

Pasta Pasta Salad- rainbow pasta noodles, chopped tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, Parmesan cheese, cucumbers, red onions, garlic and house dressing. 

Home style yellow potato salad


Macaroni and cheese


Country style (with or without turkey meat) or sauteed green beans

Home style mashed potatoes

Hash brown casserole

Au gratin potatoes

Sweet potato casserole with marshmallow and pecans

Garlic petite potatoes

Baked beans

Buttered corn

Main Dishes

Chicken: Fried, baked, and/ or bbq


Salisbury steak

Mostaccioli with meat

Mostaccioli without meat


Pulled chicken





Mini sandwiches

Chicken wings

Spinach artichoke dip

Buffalo chicken dip

Taco dip

Veggie Trays

Cheese and cracker trays

Fruit trays * Prices vary*

Deli Trays

Taco bar


Pancake bar


Continental breakfast

Lunch Boxes

Kids meal- sandwich, chips, and cookie

Level Up- sandwich, chips, fruit, and cookies

Executive Boxes- sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, pasta or potato salad, and a drink. 

*sandwiches may be substituted for wraps in executive boxes only*

*Salads available for vegetarian option in all boxed lunches*

**Prices are based per person.

Please call for more information and menu selections.