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From the intimate and quaint to the bold and extravagant, Blue Plate Catering will give your special day the perfect flavor with customizable menus driven by culinary creativity to match your unique style. As Chicago鈥檚 premier hospitality company, we stand behind our commitment to culinary leadership and personalized service and are proud to continually offer clients a dedicated team of service and culinary professionals trained on the Blue Plate standards of hospitality.

Blue Plate Catering has been seen in prestigious publications including InStyle, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, The Knot, Modern Luxury Brides, Chicago Style Weddings, Make it Better, SPLASH, and more.




About Blue Plate Catering

Blue Plate Catering, a Round the Table Hospitality company, is Chicago鈥檚 premier, award-winning hospitality company with over 30 years of experience and leadership in the hospitality industry. Certified by the Green Restaurant Association in 2011 as Chicago鈥檚 first green caterer, Blue Plate Catering is nationally recognized for its standards of service and culinary leadership. Founded by CEO Jim Horan, the company reflects Jim鈥檚 pride in personal relationships, belief in hard work and, most importantly, a dedication to and appreciation for the craft of food. In 2016, the company achieved a milestone with the opening of a new 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility and venue space, Larkin Hall, located in Chicago鈥檚 West Loop neighborhood.

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What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
French
Indian
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink
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Blue Plate Catering received high praise from multiple reviewers for their catering services at various weddings. Many reviewers were impressed with their flexibility and willingness to accommodate multicultural and dietary requests, such as serving Filipino and Ecuadorian cuisine or providing a gluten-free menu. The food was consistently described as delicious and guests were impressed with the attention to detail and professionalism of the staff. Blue Plate Catering was recommended as a top choice for wedding catering, with some reviewers stating it was the best wedding food they had ever had.

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Blue Plate Catering received high praise from multiple reviewers for their catering services at various weddings. Many reviewers were impressed with their flexibility and willingness to accommodate multicultural and dietary requests, such as serving Filipino and Ecuadorian cuisine or providing a gluten-free menu. The food was consistently described as delicious and guests were impressed with the attention to detail and professionalism of the staff. Blue Plate Catering was recommended as a top choice for wedding catering, with some reviewers stating it was the best wedding food they had ever had.

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Stephanie C. Sent on 02/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious multicultural food + amazing customer service

Blue Plate Catering was incredibly accommodating of our multicultural, multigenerational food requests for our wedding. It was very important to my husband and I that we serve Filipino and Ecuadorian cuisine at our wedding, as an homage to our families, and as a symbol of the marrying of our two cultural identities into one - a difficult task that they smashed out of the park! They really listened to us (and to our parents, lol) and integrated all of our requests, and the food turned out delicious! Please hire them, you will not be disappointed!
Chelsea
Chelsea P. Sent on 08/17/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The best food and the best vendor!

We hired Blue Plate as they are one of the exclusive vendors for the Chicago History Museum. They were incredible throughout everything, especially as we had to plan, and replan many times due to COVID. They accommodated us in every way and Elinor was responsive, organized, and so kind! The food was incredible and all of our guests were well fed. Our wedding party admitted that they were standing by the doors where cocktail hour bites were coming out in order to get first dibs! Even beyond the food the service was fantastic, and they helped coordinate absolutely everything! Our wedding went so smoothly because of them and we cannot thank them enough!
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Kristi R. Sent on 12/31/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing gluten-free wedding!

We used Blue Plate for our August 2021 wedding at Cafe Brauer. They were the only approved caterer we spoke with that seemed enthusiastic about doing an entirely gluten-free wedding. I have celiac disease and I didn鈥檛 even want gluten bread rolls on the table - there was no way I was getting sick on my wedding day! The food was truly phenomenal (including the GF rolls :) ) - our guests still talk about it to this day. And I was so grateful they could prepare it all safely. Huge thanks to Rachel and the team for doing such an incredible job!
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