The Blue Plate team is deeply devoted to its Chicago roots and takes great pride in bringing exceptional food and service to clients. Considered “Chicago’s caterer,” Blue Plate has set the standard for catering in Chicago and has earned numerous awards and accolades for outstanding food, service, presentation, and successful business practices.
Blue Plate is honored to have received awards in 2018 from two leading industry organizations, Catersource and the International Caterers Association. Blue Plate’s peers—known industry professionals throughout the country—recognized Blue Plate as Best Caterer–East Region for its continued “achievement in catering excellence.”
In 2016, Blue Plate achieved a milestone with the opening of its new 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility and venue space, Larkin Hall, located in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. Blue Plate’s new home allows the company to better serve the needs of its clients and explore complementary food service and hospitality offerings. Larkin Hall features numerous meeting and event spaces, including a full tasting and demonstration kitchen, private dining rooms, and an on-site venue with a built-in bar and outdoor terrace.
Partial Client List
Advocate Health Care, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago Innovation, Choose Chicago, KPMG, LinkedIn, McDonald’s, Nordstrom, Tyson Foods
Chicago Loop Alliance, Choose Chicago, Green Meeting Industry Council, International Caterers Association, Cultural Mile Association, Meeting Professionals International, Professional Convention Management Association, West Loop Community Organization
2015, 2018 Achievement in Catering Excellence, Catersource; 2018 Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence (CATIE), International Caterers Association; 2017 3-Star Certified Green Restaurant, Green Restaurant Association; 2015 Best Catering Company, Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine; 2017-2011, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For; 2017 Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune
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