Photography Credit: Marcin Cymmer
What a year it’s been!
From settling into our new digs, Larkin Hall, to joining the ranks of Chicago Tribune’s Top Places to Work, to servicing clients across 3,200 events and 3,900 delivery drops, it’s been another excellent year for our company’s history. Join us in celebrating some of our many accomplishments in 2017.
First-Year Homecoming for Larkin Hall
Fruit Chiboust/Blue Plate Catering
This year marked our first full year in our new space at 1362 West Fulton. The move signaled our commitment to hospitality leadership with our expansive, state-of-the-art production kitchen and warehouse facility and a separate second-floor tasting kitchen. This building also stands as an architectural symbol as we look to the next phase of our company and anchors our presence in the fast-growing Fulton Market District. Read more about Larkin Hall’s current and future event spaces and attractions.
Leadership at Catersource 2017
Catersource, the show for catering and event professionals, celebrated its 25th anniversary in New Orleans, LA earlier this year, joining forces with the renowned culinary training program, Art of Catering Food. Blue Plate’s Executive Chef, Paul Larson, with assistance from members of our culinary team, led the inaugural three-day immersive school that included chef demonstration and education workshops. This year, we also brought five team members who represented our cross-section of experience across culinary, sales, service and even human resources. Pastry Chef Ashley Harriger’s Fruit Salad Chiboust also received a nomination for Best Dessert (pictured). Read more in 10 Things We Learned at Catersource.
Chicago’s 2017 101 Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® and Chicago Tribune Top Places to Work
For the sixth year in a row, we received Chicago’s Best & Brightest Company to Work For® award and also joined one of 400 companies out of 2,000 nominees in winning our first national Best & Brightest award! We also received the recognition of Chicago Tribune Top Places to Work Award. (Whoo hoo!) Check out this video that looks back on 2017 and showcases our unique culture.