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Blue Plate Catering

Chicago , IL
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1061 West Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60607 US (map)

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312-421-6666

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Eat, drink and be married.

Weddings by Blue Plate will give your day the perfect flavor, offering a team of wedding professionals solely dedicated to turning your vision into... Read more
Eat, drink and be married.

Weddings by Blue Plate will give your day the perfect flavor, offering a team of wedding professionals solely dedicated to turning your vision into the day of your dreams. Our renowned culinary team can customize menus for virtually any budget or style of event. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), French
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
3000

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Blue Plate catered our wedding reception and we couldn't be happier! They took the stress out of the planning and the food was delicious. The staff and bartender were very professional and friendly. They took care of everything, including boxing up the leftovers.
Blue Plate catered our wedding reception and we couldn't be happier! They took the stress out of the planning and the food Read more...
Blue Plate catered our wedding reception and we couldn't be happier! They took the stress out of the planning and the food was delicious. The staff and bartender were very professional and friendly. They took care of everything, including boxing up the leftovers. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked with Missy at Blue Plate and she was amazing! Everyone was great and I had no worries that my wedding would be perfect in their hands! I absolutely loved them and would recommend them to anyone.
I worked with Missy at Blue Plate and she was amazing! Everyone was great and I had no worries that my wedding would be Read more...
I worked with Missy at Blue Plate and she was amazing! Everyone was great and I had no worries that my wedding would be perfect in their hands! I absolutely loved them and would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about our experience working with Missy Wright and Blue Plate for our recent wedding! Their flexibility and willingness to work with our budget was refreshing (we didn't feel like just another wedding)...attention to detail was huge! Further, our guests RAVED about the food! And how often do people make positive comments about wedding food?! The professionalism was top notch; we highly recommend to anyone!!
We cannot say enough good things about our experience working with Missy Wright and Blue Plate for our recent wedding! Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about our experience working with Missy Wright and Blue Plate for our recent wedding! Their flexibility and willingness to work with our budget was refreshing (we didn't feel like just another wedding)...attention to detail was huge! Further, our guests RAVED about the food! And how often do people make positive comments about wedding food?! The professionalism was top notch; we highly recommend to anyone!! Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
10/4/2013
4.8/5.0
We received the most compliments on our food! It was so delicious. We did the chilean sea bass and free range filet. They were so flexible with all our requests! They even received, plated and served my grandmother's cookies! They are very familiar with the Chicago venues and were so easy to work with!
We received the most compliments on our food! It was so delicious. We did the chilean sea bass and free range filet. They Read more...
We received the most compliments on our food! It was so delicious. We did the chilean sea bass and free range filet. They were so flexible with all our requests! They even received, plated and served my grandmother's cookies! They are very familiar with the Chicago venues and were so easy to work with! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
This is going to be a tough review for me to write. I have SO many words of appreciation, recognition and thanks for Ken and his entire Blue Plate Staff.

From the start, we had an instant connection with Ken. We knew we wanted to work with him from the moment we met him. However, when we tasted his food, that sealed the deal for us and our entire family.

We through him challenges to achieve and he nailed every one of them each time. Food was a BIG DEAL for us and he was there every step of the way to bring it all together.

I can't tell you how many comments and WOWs we received about every aspect of the food. From the mini "bar food" at cocktail all the way to the passed desserts -- the food was 5 star.

The service was nothing less than 5 star too. Our personal server that night, Hector, was over the top and one step ahead of Brian and I all night. We decided to have a quiet/special moment in our bridal suite as soon as we arrived to the Ivy Room, before we entered cocktail hour and that was one of our favorite parts.
The bridal suite was set just for us and Hector was there to help start the evening off on the right foot. As busy as Ken was that night, making sure everything was perfect, he was one of the first peopl to great us and make sure we had a special private moment to view the dining room/ballroom.

My husband and I are still blown away by all the aspects of the catering service from Ken -- from chairs to napkins to the bar tenders...he helped pull together our vision and our dream wedding.
This is going to be a tough review for me to write. I have SO many words of appreciation, recognition and thanks for Ken Read more...
This is going to be a tough review for me to write. I have SO many words of appreciation, recognition and thanks for Ken and his entire Blue Plate Staff.

From the start, we had an instant connection with Ken. We knew we wanted to work with him from the moment we met him. However, when we tasted his food, that sealed the deal for us and our entire family.

We through him challenges to achieve and he nailed every one of them each time. Food was a BIG DEAL for us and he was there every step of the way to bring it all together.

I can't tell you how many comments and WOWs we received about every aspect of the food. From the mini "bar food" at cocktail all the way to the passed desserts -- the food was 5 star.

The service was nothing less than 5 star too. Our personal server that night, Hector, was over the top and one step ahead of Brian and I all night. We decided to have a quiet/special moment in our bridal suite as soon as we arrived to the Ivy Room, before we entered cocktail hour and that was one of our favorite parts.
The bridal suite was set just for us and Hector was there to help start the evening off on the right foot. As busy as Ken was that night, making sure everything was perfect, he was one of the first peopl to great us and make sure we had a special private moment to view the dining room/ballroom.

My husband and I are still blown away by all the aspects of the catering service from Ken -- from chairs to napkins to the bar tenders...he helped pull together our vision and our dream wedding. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.9/5.0
I worked closely with Ken, and expectations were exceeded beyond anything I could have hoped for. They made me feel like my wedding was the only one they were working on... which was definitely not the case.

To start, during our initial conversation prior to signing anything, Ken gave invaluable suggestions that were specific to our reception space. He was a wealth of knowledge and professional through and through. Also there was attentiveness of emails, down to the last detail, and they never waned in patience and attention to all of these small details.

Blue Plate worked with all of my vendors (florist and lighting mainly) to the point that I pretty much didn't even need to interact as the middle man.

Once the day came along, my husband and I felt like the king and queen. We had a dedicated staff member making sure we had drinks and enough to eat. She handled everything including making sure our belongings and the bridal/groomsmen's belongings were secure. It was such an unexpected treat that made us feel so special. Also, very early on in planning with Blue Plate I mentioned to Ken that the grooms party like "captain and coke" drinks. Well sure enough... I barely remembered even saying this, and each groomsman spot at the head table had an ice cold captain and coke waiting for them after introductions. Additionally, my parents and my husband's parents had staff members specifically looking after their needs and wants as well.

Of course, this wouldn't be complete without mentioning the actual food and drinks. For apps we chose mini cheeseburgers, a gazpacho shooter, an
I worked closely with Ken, and expectations were exceeded beyond anything I could have hoped for. They made me feel like Read more...
I worked closely with Ken, and expectations were exceeded beyond anything I could have hoped for. They made me feel like my wedding was the only one they were working on... which was definitely not the case.

To start, during our initial conversation prior to signing anything, Ken gave invaluable suggestions that were specific to our reception space. He was a wealth of knowledge and professional through and through. Also there was attentiveness of emails, down to the last detail, and they never waned in patience and attention to all of these small details.

Blue Plate worked with all of my vendors (florist and lighting mainly) to the point that I pretty much didn't even need to interact as the middle man.

Once the day came along, my husband and I felt like the king and queen. We had a dedicated staff member making sure we had drinks and enough to eat. She handled everything including making sure our belongings and the bridal/groomsmen's belongings were secure. It was such an unexpected treat that made us feel so special. Also, very early on in planning with Blue Plate I mentioned to Ken that the grooms party like "captain and coke" drinks. Well sure enough... I barely remembered even saying this, and each groomsman spot at the head table had an ice cold captain and coke waiting for them after introductions. Additionally, my parents and my husband's parents had staff members specifically looking after their needs and wants as well.

Of course, this wouldn't be complete without mentioning the actual food and drinks. For apps we chose mini cheeseburgers, a gazpacho shooter, an Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Blue Plate was truly the very best vendor that we could have ever hoped to work with! They were nothing short of perfection! Missy Wright was INCREDIBLE beginning to end. From the very first day that we met with Missy to the very last song on our wedding night, she was the consummate professional! Our guests continue to rave about the amazing food and service at our wedding. We have been told by countless guests that it was the best food and service that they had ever experienced at any event. We could not have asked for a better experience. If you are looking to have your dreams brought to reality, while also "Wow-ing" your guests, there is no better choice than Blue Plate!
Blue Plate was truly the very best vendor that we could have ever hoped to work with! They were nothing short of Read more...
Blue Plate was truly the very best vendor that we could have ever hoped to work with! They were nothing short of perfection! Missy Wright was INCREDIBLE beginning to end. From the very first day that we met with Missy to the very last song on our wedding night, she was the consummate professional! Our guests continue to rave about the amazing food and service at our wedding. We have been told by countless guests that it was the best food and service that they had ever experienced at any event. We could not have asked for a better experience. If you are looking to have your dreams brought to reality, while also "Wow-ing" your guests, there is no better choice than Blue Plate! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.8/5.0
Extremely flexible and easy to work with! Our tasting and options were AMAZING!! The day of, we had dedicated wait service & my husband & I were soo pleased!
Extremely flexible and easy to work with! Our tasting and options were AMAZING!! The day of, we had dedicated wait service Read more...
Extremely flexible and easy to work with! Our tasting and options were AMAZING!! The day of, we had dedicated wait service & my husband & I were soo pleased! Read less
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Lenore
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We would like to thank you for the wonderful reception that you gave us. Everything was perfect from the table settings and the food, down to the kind attention that your whole staff gave to us.
We would like to thank you for the wonderful reception that you gave us. Everything was perfect from the table settings Read more...
We would like to thank you for the wonderful reception that you gave us. Everything was perfect from the table settings and the food, down to the kind attention that your whole staff gave to us. Read less
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debrarosie
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Delicious, delicious, delicious! I had no less than 30 people tell me how great our food was. Blue plate really worked well with us to do the non-traditional stations we wanted. We had four stations: Chicago, Mexico, Asia and Desserts. On the Chicago station: mini deep dish pizza, mini hamburgers, fries in red and white boats, mini Italian beef On Mexico: mini burritos (3 kinds), guacamole, mini quesadillas, chips, salsa on Asia: cashew chicken, orange scented coconut rice, lo mein served in small to go containers, dumplings, all kinds of sauces in ramekins. On Desserts: mini vertical tarts, mini blueberry pies, chocolate covered strawberries, mini-crme brulees. (By the way all of the menu Ive just described is just a sample we had a lot of variety). We wanted to give our guests the true Chicago experience with real Chicago food and the ethnic foods we love. Our guests raved. For all of the food, and the top shelf open bar, I think the value for price was very reasonable. Blue Plates staff was also fantastic. We worked with several people over the 6 months we were engaged as they had some people switch positions. Each person was very nice, and organized. Every person who worked our event was so nice, welcoming and professional. We had one server (Kim) dedicated to us all night, making sure we actually go to eat and drink. She was great always there but never intrusive. Megan ran the evening from set up through dinner, and was really on top of things. We had a complicated set up (5 different types of tables, 10 different linens, a ceremony room etc.) Megan and Lori (from Lola) made it all perfect. The tastings (we had 2) were really exemplary, wonderful experiences. During the first tasting, we sampled every single dish and appetizer (and then some as they gave us several choices for appetizers and we had a couple versions for some of the main dishes). The tastings were held in their facility, using the linens and chairs we would use for our wedding. It was a wonderful way to see how everything would come together (they even had a dozen roses as a centerpiece that they sent me home with.) They accommodated my large tasting party (me, my husband, maid of honor, bridesmaid and wedding planner). We had 2 minor issues: a few of the dishes we had requested changes to (and went back for a second tasting for) did not actually get changed. They were minor changes, and didnt impact the overall feel at all, so I was not really concerned. Also, the passed appetizers had trouble reaching the back of the room. I think we were probably short one server, although I didnt really hear any complaints.
Delicious, delicious, delicious! I had no less than 30 people tell me how great our food was. Blue plate really worked Read more...
Delicious, delicious, delicious! I had no less than 30 people tell me how great our food was. Blue plate really worked well with us to do the non-traditional stations we wanted. We had four stations: Chicago, Mexico, Asia and Desserts. On the Chicago station: mini deep dish pizza, mini hamburgers, fries in red and white boats, mini Italian beef On Mexico: mini burritos (3 kinds), guacamole, mini quesadillas, chips, salsa on Asia: cashew chicken, orange scented coconut rice, lo mein served in small to go containers, dumplings, all kinds of sauces in ramekins. On Desserts: mini vertical tarts, mini blueberry pies, chocolate covered strawberries, mini-crme brulees. (By the way all of the menu Ive just described is just a sample we had a lot of variety). We wanted to give our guests the true Chicago experience with real Chicago food and the ethnic foods we love. Our guests raved. For all of the food, and the top shelf open bar, I think the value for price was very reasonable. Blue Plates staff was also fantastic. We worked with several people over the 6 months we were engaged as they had some people switch positions. Each person was very nice, and organized. Every person who worked our event was so nice, welcoming and professional. We had one server (Kim) dedicated to us all night, making sure we actually go to eat and drink. She was great always there but never intrusive. Megan ran the evening from set up through dinner, and was really on top of things. We had a complicated set up (5 different types of tables, 10 different linens, a ceremony room etc.) Megan and Lori (from Lola) made it all perfect. The tastings (we had 2) were really exemplary, wonderful experiences. During the first tasting, we sampled every single dish and appetizer (and then some as they gave us several choices for appetizers and we had a couple versions for some of the main dishes). The tastings were held in their facility, using the linens and chairs we would use for our wedding. It was a wonderful way to see how everything would come together (they even had a dozen roses as a centerpiece that they sent me home with.) They accommodated my large tasting party (me, my husband, maid of honor, bridesmaid and wedding planner). We had 2 minor issues: a few of the dishes we had requested changes to (and went back for a second tasting for) did not actually get changed. They were minor changes, and didnt impact the overall feel at all, so I was not really concerned. Also, the passed appetizers had trouble reaching the back of the room. I think we were probably short one server, although I didnt really hear any complaints. Read less
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pcoctober
Wedding:
10/26/2006
5.0/5.0
Michael Meuer was amazing to work with. He called Stephen at midnight to ask about the coat check company. Talk about dedication. They also opened one of the Art Galleries for me and Stephen to enjoy our own little private cocktail hour for just the two of us. We had a private butler to focus on the two of us all night. The best customer service EVER!
Michael Meuer was amazing to work with. He called Stephen at midnight to ask about the coat check company. Talk about Read more...
Michael Meuer was amazing to work with. He called Stephen at midnight to ask about the coat check company. Talk about dedication. They also opened one of the Art Galleries for me and Stephen to enjoy our own little private cocktail hour for just the two of us. We had a private butler to focus on the two of us all night. The best customer service EVER! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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4.3/5.0
Blue Plate hands down has the most spectacular food and service. They are the premier caterer in the Chicago-land area. I have been working with them as a caterer and as the owner of the space for my wedding reception. Laura Sherwood is absolutely incredible! Full of wonderful ideas, super flexible and always prompt in response. No request is too much for her. Can't wait to see how it all comes together- I know Blue Plate will take care of all of my wants, needs, and concerns.
Blue Plate hands down has the most spectacular food and service. They are the premier caterer in the Chicago-land area. I Read more...
Blue Plate hands down has the most spectacular food and service. They are the premier caterer in the Chicago-land area. I have been working with them as a caterer and as the owner of the space for my wedding reception. Laura Sherwood is absolutely incredible! Full of wonderful ideas, super flexible and always prompt in response. No request is too much for her. Can't wait to see how it all comes together- I know Blue Plate will take care of all of my wants, needs, and concerns. Read less
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