From company celebrations to holiday parties or galas, and everything in between, Blue Plate has been a trusted catering partner to many of Chicago’s top organizations for 40 years.Contact an Event Specialist
Our Food Means Business
How We Make Your Event Special
We get it. When you bring your most important people together for an event the stakes are high. Blue Plate has the experience, food, and service to deliver for you – every time.
Quality Food Catered for Your Event
Chicago is a foodie city which means your guests have high culinary standards. Blue Plate’s award-winning catering sets the bar for what’s possible with event food and drink. From craft cocktails to creative dishes, it will be presented with flawless service.
You Need an Expert Partner
Your success is our success. We are true professionals who listen, collaborate, and use our experience to see around corners to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.
Sustainability is in our DNA. As Chicago’s first Green-Certified caterer, we practice what we preach. From our state-of-the-art 80,000 square-foot facility, to composting, sourcing, and event best practices, we will continually strive to be eco-conscious in everything we do.Learn About Our Sustainability
Still have questions?
There’s a lot that goes into a successful event. If you have questions, the FAQs below may help. But please don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re here to serve you.
Can you suggest a venue for our event?
Blue Plate gives you access to more than 85 of the city’s most iconic special event venues. From historic landmarks, private event spaces, and sleek downtown galleries, we’ll help you select the perfect backdrop to make your event truly unforgettable. We can also cater in private homes in the city and suburbs.
What services are included in your pricing?
In addition to our oustanding food and beverage offerings, we also include our top rated service and the necessary equipment such as china, silverware, glassware, tables, chairs, and linens. We willl guide you through every aspect of the process of planning your event to ensure the overall look and feel captures your vision.
Is there a minimum or maximum numbers of guests you can accommodate?
Blue Plate has catered events from 10 to 10,000 guests, each with a customized culinary and operations plan to ensure a seamless and successful event.
What other event related services do you provide?
We work with the cities top event vendors including florists, decor, AV, entertainment, and valet services. Your event specialist will help guide you through the process.
Can you send me a menu or proposal to review right away?
Our planners will work with you to customize a menu specificially for your event. We like to discuss your guest demographic, event format, and past menus to create a comprehensive and customized proposal.