Caterer of the Month: Blue Plate

Tuna Poke on Crispy Rice Cracker,  Sesame Marinated Ahi Tuna, Spicy Bean Sprouts, Avocado and Micro Cilantro
Tuna Poke on Crispy Rice Cracker, Sesame Marinated Ahi Tuna, Spicy Bean Sprouts, Avocado and Micro Cilantro

This February, the Cater of the Month is BLUE PLATE.  I have enjoyed their cuisine at events and think that you should too!  Jennifer Perna, VP of Sales, gives us some information on why Blue Plate should cater your next event!

Blue Plate has a team of innovative chefs that will create any epicurean experience that captures the uniqueness of each event.   We serve a wide range of all foods— from upscale events with one bite hors d’oeuvres to designing buffets including all ethnic cuisines to serving full seated dinners.  We can also serve more casual dining options like Chicago-style hot dogs and sandwiches . We have a drop-off division that puts the same, high-end focus into each sandwich as every seated dinner.  We also have an in-house mixologist that hand creates alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails for each event.
We start with 10 guests and will cater up to any amount!
Being Chicago’s caterer. We have been in business over 30 years and take pride in being a local, privately owned caterer located in the heart of the city.

Event at the Field Museum


We focus on two things– Food and Service!  We create unbelievably delicious food with high quality ingredients and serve it to you in any of our 85+ venues or delivered to your office. Our scope and capabilities are endless.
We serve Vegan and Gluten Free options with every event.  We do outsource our Kosher requests.
2012 and 2013- 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
2012 and 2013- GRA Certified- Chicago’s First Green Certified Caterer
Shrimp with asparagus atop yellow tomato aioli
Shrimp with asparagus atop yellow tomato aioli

Blue Plate is about our People.   We are not just a food company. Cultivating relationships is what we do- it is the core of who we are, our source of inspiration and an ever present reminder of why we love what we do.  Whether a client or internal employee, a vendor or local farmer, these connections are key to our innovation, creativity, culinary insight and most importantly to satisfying the hungry people of Chicago.

To Learn More About Blue Plate or to Contact Them Visit Their Website:
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