WAUKESHA MUSEUM PROJECT
Chef Jack official caterer for future renovated building

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Nov. 24, 2017

WAUKESHA — No stranger to historic downtown Waukesha buildings, Chef Jack’s Catering has been named the official caterer for what will be the renovated former Waukesha County Courthouse that is being turned into apartments.

Operating as Historic Courthouse 1893, Chef Jack’s Catering will offer its services on two of the building’s floors, comprising about 10,000 square feet. On other floors of the remodeled and updated building will be the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum on the first floor, as well as apartments on the upper floors.

Eric Fisher, general manager for Chef Jack’s Catering, said they may be able to occupy their space in August or September 2018. The business will have the entire third floor and part of the second floor, including the old courtroom with soaring ceilings.

“What is great about Waukesha, it has turned into a little destination area for weddings,” Fisher said.

Chef Jack’s Catering is also the caterer for events at The Rotunda in downtown Waukesha and has its offices on South Street.

A catering kitchen will be included in the Waukesha County Museum apartments, 101 W. Main St.

Fisher said he thinks the building will be a great one for large events and will be able to host up to about 300 people. Having space on two floors will allow for each event to have a different layout.

“We are very happy about it. It is certainly exciting to work with Jack some more on this,” said Alan Huelsman of Prairieville Limited, which purchased the building and is leasing a portion of it back to the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum for $1 per year for 35 years.

While Huelsman talked to a few interested caterers, he said he already had a good relationship with Chef Jack’s Catering. Huelsman also owns The Rotunda.

For more information, go to www.courthouse1893.com.