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Blue Plate Catering

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

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

PHONE

312-421-6666

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

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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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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kspicer
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.7/5.0
We were very happy with our catering from Blue Plate. We did a station-style vegetarian meal, and were impressed with the wide variety of options provided within those restrictions. Laura Ekker was very helpful from start to finish, and happily accommodated our menu changes following our tasting. They did a great job giving a meal a hearty feel with tons of variety so as to please an almost completely non-vegetarian crowd. The service provided was also fantastic - all of the bar and wait staff were friendly, professional and helpful.
We were very happy with our catering from Blue Plate. We did a station-style vegetarian meal, and were impressed with the Read more...
We were very happy with our catering from Blue Plate. We did a station-style vegetarian meal, and were impressed with the wide variety of options provided within those restrictions. Laura Ekker was very helpful from start to finish, and happily accommodated our menu changes following our tasting. They did a great job giving a meal a hearty feel with tons of variety so as to please an almost completely non-vegetarian crowd. The service provided was also fantastic - all of the bar and wait staff were friendly, professional and helpful. Read less
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mbtrela
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Great service and fantastic food! Blue Plate catered our August wedding at Café Brauer and we were extremely pleased with their food and service.
My husband and I were really concerned about having great food at our wedding – and we accomplished that goal by hiring Blue Plate. From the start, Blue Plate provided us with great options. We decided that we wanted to do stations instead of the traditional sit down meal. Before we even got to the tasting Blue Plate had a huge list of station options to choose from. We were able to find stations that met both of our demands (we went with a tapas station, a steakhouse station, and a Greek station).
At the tasting Jessica, our contact with the company, was great. She explained everything to us and really made us feel at ease. The food was excellent as well. In fact it was so good that my husband was asking for seconds. As a result, we had a hard time narrowing down the menu. Not only did Jessica help us with our food choices, she also made some great recommendations about other vendors we would need to use (hotels, florists, coordinators, etc.).
Jessica changed venue assignments with the company, so Ken was our new contact after the tasting – but he was equally as great. Ken immediately called to introduce himself and helped us iron out all of the details for our big day. Ken was a real joy to work with.
The staff from Blue Plate was fantastic at the wedding! They were attentive and focused. Members of the staff, including Ken, were kind enough to go get us food from some of the stations. In addition, they were friendly to all of our guests. Best of all, the food was great (just as good as it was at the tasting). We are still hearing from guests about how much they loved the food.
Great service and fantastic food! Blue Plate catered our August wedding at Café Brauer and we were extremely pleased with Read more...
Great service and fantastic food! Blue Plate catered our August wedding at Café Brauer and we were extremely pleased with their food and service.
My husband and I were really concerned about having great food at our wedding – and we accomplished that goal by hiring Blue Plate. From the start, Blue Plate provided us with great options. We decided that we wanted to do stations instead of the traditional sit down meal. Before we even got to the tasting Blue Plate had a huge list of station options to choose from. We were able to find stations that met both of our demands (we went with a tapas station, a steakhouse station, and a Greek station).
At the tasting Jessica, our contact with the company, was great. She explained everything to us and really made us feel at ease. The food was excellent as well. In fact it was so good that my husband was asking for seconds. As a result, we had a hard time narrowing down the menu. Not only did Jessica help us with our food choices, she also made some great recommendations about other vendors we would need to use (hotels, florists, coordinators, etc.).
Jessica changed venue assignments with the company, so Ken was our new contact after the tasting – but he was equally as great. Ken immediately called to introduce himself and helped us iron out all of the details for our big day. Ken was a real joy to work with.
The staff from Blue Plate was fantastic at the wedding! They were attentive and focused. Members of the staff, including Ken, were kind enough to go get us food from some of the stations. In addition, they were friendly to all of our guests. Best of all, the food was great (just as good as it was at the tasting). We are still hearing from guests about how much they loved the food. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Worth every penny! I wanted three awesome things at my wedding: photographs, DJ, and FOOD! Blue Plate has impeccable service, food quality, and professionalism. Ken was our contact and made our evening so special! LOVE!
Worth every penny! I wanted three awesome things at my wedding: photographs, DJ, and FOOD! Blue Plate has impeccable Read more...
Worth every penny! I wanted three awesome things at my wedding: photographs, DJ, and FOOD! Blue Plate has impeccable service, food quality, and professionalism. Ken was our contact and made our evening so special! LOVE! Read less
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seb2011
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were extremely pleased with the attentiveness, patience and helpfulness of Blue Plate in the planning process. Both of us very extremely busy and had to put off our tasting on multiple occasions. Ken Severin, our Blue Plate guy, made everything easy. He gave us great food options that made it easy to pick a menu. He was very amenable when I asked if we could change our napkin color the week before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, his team managed everything well. If anything went wrong, I had no idea about it. We were well fed and I was extremely happy with the quality and taste of everything.
My husband and I were extremely pleased with the attentiveness, patience and helpfulness of Blue Plate in the planning Read more...
My husband and I were extremely pleased with the attentiveness, patience and helpfulness of Blue Plate in the planning process. Both of us very extremely busy and had to put off our tasting on multiple occasions. Ken Severin, our Blue Plate guy, made everything easy. He gave us great food options that made it easy to pick a menu. He was very amenable when I asked if we could change our napkin color the week before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, his team managed everything well. If anything went wrong, I had no idea about it. We were well fed and I was extremely happy with the quality and taste of everything. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
The food at our wedding was amazing! Thank you Blue Plate! A number of guests commented on how much they enjoyed our food. It was by far the best food I have ever had at a wedding or large event.

I am allergic to gluten and Blue Plate was incredibly conscientious in making sure that everything was strictly gluten free, even coming up with creative ways of doing appetizers.

Ken Severin is a true professional and a joy to work with. He might be the most polite person I have ever met and at the same time is direct when he needs to be. He made sure everything ran smoothly and was attentive to the even the tiniest details. Thank you Ken!
The food at our wedding was amazing! Thank you Blue Plate! A number of guests commented on how much they enjoyed our food. Read more...
The food at our wedding was amazing! Thank you Blue Plate! A number of guests commented on how much they enjoyed our food. It was by far the best food I have ever had at a wedding or large event.

I am allergic to gluten and Blue Plate was incredibly conscientious in making sure that everything was strictly gluten free, even coming up with creative ways of doing appetizers.

Ken Severin is a true professional and a joy to work with. He might be the most polite person I have ever met and at the same time is direct when he needs to be. He made sure everything ran smoothly and was attentive to the even the tiniest details. Thank you Ken! Read less
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Neil
Wedding:
9/11/2010
2.7/5.0
They were very nice to work with and the menu was great. My biggest problem was that I was not able to reach anyone the weeks leading up to the wedding. I had to call and email multiple times before my contact got back to me.
They also ran out of food and mixers for our drinks, which is unacceptable. We had less people than expected so this should not have happened.
Toward the last fews weeks I felt like they had moved on the next wedding.
They were very nice to work with and the menu was great. My biggest problem was that I was not able to reach anyone the Read more...
They were very nice to work with and the menu was great. My biggest problem was that I was not able to reach anyone the weeks leading up to the wedding. I had to call and email multiple times before my contact got back to me.
They also ran out of food and mixers for our drinks, which is unacceptable. We had less people than expected so this should not have happened.
Toward the last fews weeks I felt like they had moved on the next wedding. Read less
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jannlee
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Blue Plate was one of the best choices I made in my wedding. Ken Severin handled all the details wonderfully and was delightful to work with. Additionally, they gave us a lot of flexibility in our menu items and always promptly replied whenever we had any questions or concerns. We received so many compliments on the food and everything turned out beautifully!

Another thing to note was their wait staff was incredibly professional and thoughtful. They even courteously set aside a full platter of hors d'oeuvres for us to enjoy whenever there was a private moment. I would highly recommend their services to any bride planning her special day.

Thanks!
Blue Plate was one of the best choices I made in my wedding. Ken Severin handled all the details wonderfully and was Read more...
Blue Plate was one of the best choices I made in my wedding. Ken Severin handled all the details wonderfully and was delightful to work with. Additionally, they gave us a lot of flexibility in our menu items and always promptly replied whenever we had any questions or concerns. We received so many compliments on the food and everything turned out beautifully!

Another thing to note was their wait staff was incredibly professional and thoughtful. They even courteously set aside a full platter of hors d'oeuvres for us to enjoy whenever there was a private moment. I would highly recommend their services to any bride planning her special day.

Thanks! Read less
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gaygroom
Wedding:
8/30/2010
4.9/5.0
There is a reason that Blue Plate is one of the top caterers in Chicago. From the moment I called their offices I felt taken care of and guided through a very foreign process. I spoke with Ken and he stayed with us through the whole process including overseeing the actual event. Ken listened to our needs and vas always very considerate of our budget. When, at the last minute we decided to have the ceremony inside and needed to rent 50 more chairs, he made it happen with absolutely no stress to us and helped us so we didn't have to pay an arm and a leg.

Blue plate handled not only our food but also out rentals. We got the opportunity to see in person every item that we were considering, from flatware to wine glasses and table cloths. When we walked into the room on the day of the event, we were blown away at how beautiful everything looked. And the food was absolutely delicious!

What really made Blue Plate stand out though was the quality of service on the day of the event. We had a personal server who always made sure we had water and saved special hours d'oeuvres so we too got to eat while visiting our guests. The main comment from our guests was how impressed they were with the level of service. Every one of the staff was key in making the evening outstanding!

I would recommend Blue Plate to anyone who is planning a wedding or an event in Chicago.
There is a reason that Blue Plate is one of the top caterers in Chicago. From the moment I called their offices I felt Read more...
There is a reason that Blue Plate is one of the top caterers in Chicago. From the moment I called their offices I felt taken care of and guided through a very foreign process. I spoke with Ken and he stayed with us through the whole process including overseeing the actual event. Ken listened to our needs and vas always very considerate of our budget. When, at the last minute we decided to have the ceremony inside and needed to rent 50 more chairs, he made it happen with absolutely no stress to us and helped us so we didn't have to pay an arm and a leg.

Blue plate handled not only our food but also out rentals. We got the opportunity to see in person every item that we were considering, from flatware to wine glasses and table cloths. When we walked into the room on the day of the event, we were blown away at how beautiful everything looked. And the food was absolutely delicious!

What really made Blue Plate stand out though was the quality of service on the day of the event. We had a personal server who always made sure we had water and saved special hours d'oeuvres so we too got to eat while visiting our guests. The main comment from our guests was how impressed they were with the level of service. Every one of the staff was key in making the evening outstanding!

I would recommend Blue Plate to anyone who is planning a wedding or an event in Chicago. Read less
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helloworld456
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
The food was AMAZING! The caterers were very professional and they knew what they were doing. Great value also. There was lots of food and I know the bride is not supposed to pig out on her wedding day, but it was so hard not to eat! The food was absolutely delicious! This is simply THE BEST!
The food was AMAZING! The caterers were very professional and they knew what they were doing. Great value also. There was Read more...
The food was AMAZING! The caterers were very professional and they knew what they were doing. Great value also. There was lots of food and I know the bride is not supposed to pig out on her wedding day, but it was so hard not to eat! The food was absolutely delicious! This is simply THE BEST! Read less
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shelly
Wedding:
5/28/2010
5.0/5.0
We live in NJ and had our wedding in Chicago- Ken at Blue Plate went above and beyond for us.... Ken was polite and on point with everything! The food was amazing, our guests were blown away! And so were we! Ken helped us with the details, planning, and even advised us what to choose for the cocktail hour, main course, and even down to helping us choose wine with our main courses! AMAZING! AMAZING!!!!!
We live in NJ and had our wedding in Chicago- Ken at Blue Plate went above and beyond for us.... Ken was polite and on Read more...
We live in NJ and had our wedding in Chicago- Ken at Blue Plate went above and beyond for us.... Ken was polite and on point with everything! The food was amazing, our guests were blown away! And so were we! Ken helped us with the details, planning, and even advised us what to choose for the cocktail hour, main course, and even down to helping us choose wine with our main courses! AMAZING! AMAZING!!!!! Read less
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shredz2000
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Look no further! I was very selective and knew what I wanted, and Blue Plate made it into a reality for far less than I thought they would. I was concerned about making things the way I wanted them to be and being about to afford it, and they made sure that it happened. FLAWLESS!
Look no further! I was very selective and knew what I wanted, and Blue Plate made it into a reality for far less than I Read more...
Look no further! I was very selective and knew what I wanted, and Blue Plate made it into a reality for far less than I thought they would. I was concerned about making things the way I wanted them to be and being about to afford it, and they made sure that it happened. FLAWLESS! Read less
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snowwhite
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.9/5.0
Blue Plate has amazing, restaurant-quality food. They are not the cheapest, but I definitely feel that what you get is worth the price. They are extremely professional, (we worked with Ken), and had great suggestions for table linens as well as other vendors. They also do recognize that people have budgets and work exceptionally hard to give you the best for the money. Their food, presentation, and overall customer service was amazing!
Blue Plate has amazing, restaurant-quality food. They are not the cheapest, but I definitely feel that what you get is Read more...
Blue Plate has amazing, restaurant-quality food. They are not the cheapest, but I definitely feel that what you get is worth the price. They are extremely professional, (we worked with Ken), and had great suggestions for table linens as well as other vendors. They also do recognize that people have budgets and work exceptionally hard to give you the best for the money. Their food, presentation, and overall customer service was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jacqueline79
Wedding:
9/13/2009
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!!! people are STILL talking about the food served at our event. Ken was amazing to work with (very responsive & accommodating throughout the whole experience) and the food was to die for!

We LOVED our experience with Blue Plate and wouldn’t change a thing (expect perhaps to eat more and save some for later!).

They worked with us on creating options not already available, the food was DELICIOUS and the presentation even better!!!

I only wished I still lived in Chicago so I could use them for every party!

We love you Blue Plate!
AMAZING!!!! people are STILL talking about the food served at our event. Ken was amazing to work with (very responsive & Read more...
AMAZING!!!! people are STILL talking about the food served at our event. Ken was amazing to work with (very responsive & accommodating throughout the whole experience) and the food was to die for!

We LOVED our experience with Blue Plate and wouldn’t change a thing (expect perhaps to eat more and save some for later!).

They worked with us on creating options not already available, the food was DELICIOUS and the presentation even better!!!

I only wished I still lived in Chicago so I could use them for every party!

We love you Blue Plate! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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cspenrod
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.3/5.0
Blue Plate Catering is the way to go! Their food is PHENOMENAL! We took my dad to the tasting, and he was just blown away. The best part was that the food tasted as good for 100+ people as it did for 5. My only regret is that I didn't eat it all! While Blue Plate is a bit pricier than other catering companies in Chicago, you are truly paying for quality, and a meal that you will remember forever!
Blue Plate Catering is the way to go! Their food is PHENOMENAL! We took my dad to the tasting, and he was just blown away. Read more...
Blue Plate Catering is the way to go! Their food is PHENOMENAL! We took my dad to the tasting, and he was just blown away. The best part was that the food tasted as good for 100+ people as it did for 5. My only regret is that I didn't eat it all! While Blue Plate is a bit pricier than other catering companies in Chicago, you are truly paying for quality, and a meal that you will remember forever! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lenard
Wedding:
12/6/2008
4.7/5.0
Great food, excellent selection of both food and drinks. Amazing service, they really knew what they were doing and had good personalities mixed with their professionalism.
Great food, excellent selection of both food and drinks. Amazing service, they really knew what they were doing and had Read more...
Great food, excellent selection of both food and drinks. Amazing service, they really knew what they were doing and had good personalities mixed with their professionalism. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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erin
Wedding:
9/19/2008
5.0/5.0
These guys were awesome. They even had one server dedicated to the bride, groom and immediate members of the family to make sure everyone ate! (Ours was a high-end cocktail party....)
These guys were awesome. They even had one server dedicated to the bride, groom and immediate members of the family to Read more...
These guys were awesome. They even had one server dedicated to the bride, groom and immediate members of the family to make sure everyone ate! (Ours was a high-end cocktail party....) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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RN2009
Wedding:
7/25/2008
5.0/5.0
The food was delicious!
The food was delicious!
The food was delicious! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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allsmile131
Wedding:
6/14/2008
4.3/5.0
Blue Plate is an exceptional catering company. We worked with Michael Muer, who is creative, innovative and helped make our event about us, something we would remember and our guests would enjoy. From the raspberry mojitos to the creative appetizers and the excellent staff, we love Blue Plate!
Blue Plate is an exceptional catering company. We worked with Michael Muer, who is creative, innovative and helped make Read more...
Blue Plate is an exceptional catering company. We worked with Michael Muer, who is creative, innovative and helped make our event about us, something we would remember and our guests would enjoy. From the raspberry mojitos to the creative appetizers and the excellent staff, we love Blue Plate! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jacline
Wedding:
5/2/2008
4.8/5.0
Great food and service. Would reccommend to anyone!
Great food and service. Would reccommend to anyone!
Great food and service. Would reccommend to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Natas13
Wedding:
4/26/2008
4.5/5.0
Great food, great service, very helpful and responsive staff. Very Satisfied with this vendor.
Great food, great service, very helpful and responsive staff. Very Satisfied with this vendor.
Great food, great service, very helpful and responsive staff. Very Satisfied with this vendor. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kori
Wedding:
9/1/2007
4.7/5.0
The director of this company, Jody Fife is exceptional. She has made a name for herself in the great big city of Chicago for a reason. The food was great, well balanced, well priced, hot when it hit the table. We had a lot of great feedback about our food.
The director of this company, Jody Fife is exceptional. She has made a name for herself in the great big city of Chicago Read more...
The director of this company, Jody Fife is exceptional. She has made a name for herself in the great big city of Chicago for a reason. The food was great, well balanced, well priced, hot when it hit the table. We had a lot of great feedback about our food. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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alekscake
Wedding:
9/1/2007
4.7/5.0
Blue Plate is one of the top catering companies in Chicago. Though their prices may seem steep, they offer much more than just food. They can handle all your rental needs (from linens to tents) and provide a day-of coordinator to help with any onsite details. Their staff is top-notch. Plus, the food got so many compliments -- not typical of most "wedding food."
Blue Plate is one of the top catering companies in Chicago. Though their prices may seem steep, they offer much more than Read more...
Blue Plate is one of the top catering companies in Chicago. Though their prices may seem steep, they offer much more than just food. They can handle all your rental needs (from linens to tents) and provide a day-of coordinator to help with any onsite details. Their staff is top-notch. Plus, the food got so many compliments -- not typical of most "wedding food." Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Yolanda
Wedding:
8/11/2007
4.9/5.0
From the first day we met Kelly at Blue Plate, we were very impressed with the presentation and quality of the food and service. Setting up an appointments with her were very easy. She responded very quickly via email and was very flexible about the details and changes we made throughout the process. On the day of our wedding the staff was incredible. They catered to our guests and every moment from the ceremony to the cocktail reception and through dinner they did an exceptional job. My husband and I were very impressed with the way they coordinated their service with our venue (Chicago History Museum). We had other caterers to choose from, however we went with Blue Plate and that was definitely the best decision we made. Kelly and her staff were so attentive from the beginning that we never had to worry or get stressed on the day of the wedding.
From the first day we met Kelly at Blue Plate, we were very impressed with the presentation and quality of the food and Read more...
From the first day we met Kelly at Blue Plate, we were very impressed with the presentation and quality of the food and service. Setting up an appointments with her were very easy. She responded very quickly via email and was very flexible about the details and changes we made throughout the process. On the day of our wedding the staff was incredible. They catered to our guests and every moment from the ceremony to the cocktail reception and through dinner they did an exceptional job. My husband and I were very impressed with the way they coordinated their service with our venue (Chicago History Museum). We had other caterers to choose from, however we went with Blue Plate and that was definitely the best decision we made. Kelly and her staff were so attentive from the beginning that we never had to worry or get stressed on the day of the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Sallie
Wedding:
5/5/2007
4.0/5.0
Blue Plate offers such a HUGE variety of delicious and unique food choices!!! Even a year after the wedding, our guests are STILL talking about how great the food was!
Blue Plate offers such a HUGE variety of delicious and unique food choices!!! Even a year after the wedding, our guests Read more...
Blue Plate offers such a HUGE variety of delicious and unique food choices!!! Even a year after the wedding, our guests are STILL talking about how great the food was! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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amandag773
Wedding:
6/17/2006
4.4/5.0
Blue Plate is phenomenal. They basically acted not only as our caterer, but as our wedding coordinators on the day of. They made sure everything went as planned, worked with our venue and made the day completely worry-free.
The food was excellent. They offer a complimentary tasting before you book them, which gave us a great opportunity to try all of their offerings.
Blue Plate is phenomenal. They basically acted not only as our caterer, but as our wedding coordinators on the day of. Read more...
Blue Plate is phenomenal. They basically acted not only as our caterer, but as our wedding coordinators on the day of. They made sure everything went as planned, worked with our venue and made the day completely worry-free.
The food was excellent. They offer a complimentary tasting before you book them, which gave us a great opportunity to try all of their offerings. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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iverhaegen
Wedding:
6/4/2006
4.3/5.0
Blue Plate was actually priced higher then most of the other caterers that we looked at, but their level of professionalism elicited a higher degree of confidence from us that they would make our special day as perfect as it could be. We were not disappointed. Our coordinator, Michael, kept things on track all day and made sure we didn't have to worry about how the event was being managed. We would recommend Blue Plate to anybody for their wedding or catered event.
Blue Plate was actually priced higher then most of the other caterers that we looked at, but their level of Read more...
Blue Plate was actually priced higher then most of the other caterers that we looked at, but their level of professionalism elicited a higher degree of confidence from us that they would make our special day as perfect as it could be. We were not disappointed. Our coordinator, Michael, kept things on track all day and made sure we didn't have to worry about how the event was being managed. We would recommend Blue Plate to anybody for their wedding or catered event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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alohaaimee
Wedding:
9/10/2005
4.6/5.0
We decided to have a less formal buffet dinner -- because it was the most practical considering our guests' varying palates -- and the most cost-efficient.

The food was excellent -- to this day, we get compliments about how great the food was! (When was the last time your remember what you were served at a wedding?)

We also rented table linens -- as well as all of the furnishings for the ceremony. The service was top-notch and the gallery looked beautiful.
We decided to have a less formal buffet dinner -- because it was the most practical considering our guests' varying Read more...
We decided to have a less formal buffet dinner -- because it was the most practical considering our guests' varying palates -- and the most cost-efficient.

The food was excellent -- to this day, we get compliments about how great the food was! (When was the last time your remember what you were served at a wedding?)

We also rented table linens -- as well as all of the furnishings for the ceremony. The service was top-notch and the gallery looked beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/24/2005
3.8/5.0
Overall a good vendor. The food tasted wonderful and the premium bar was great. The coordinator even set up the flowers in the tent and on the cake. She did a fantastic job.
Overall a good vendor. The food tasted wonderful and the premium bar was great. The coordinator even set up the flowers in Read more...
Overall a good vendor. The food tasted wonderful and the premium bar was great. The coordinator even set up the flowers in the tent and on the cake. She did a fantastic job. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Blue Plate did an amazing job on our wedding! Nicole was so helpful in working with us and coming up with creative ideas to reach a price we were comfortable with. She revised the proposal, tweaking little details countless times until it was exactly how we wanted it. At the wedding, the food was delicious and the service was unbeatable! The appetizers were unique, easy to eat and tasted amazing. We had over 250 guests and Blue Plate was able to serve all of our guests warm, delicious meals in a very short timeframe. They also coordinated well with our other vendors so that we did not have to think about anything related to the food, linens, set-up etc. on the day of our wedding.
Blue Plate did an amazing job on our wedding! Nicole was so helpful in working with us and coming up with creative ideas Read more...
Blue Plate did an amazing job on our wedding! Nicole was so helpful in working with us and coming up with creative ideas to reach a price we were comfortable with. She revised the proposal, tweaking little details countless times until it was exactly how we wanted it. At the wedding, the food was delicious and the service was unbeatable! The appetizers were unique, easy to eat and tasted amazing. We had over 250 guests and Blue Plate was able to serve all of our guests warm, delicious meals in a very short timeframe. They also coordinated well with our other vendors so that we did not have to think about anything related to the food, linens, set-up etc. on the day of our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Blue Plate was AMAZING!!! I would recommend this company to anyone getting married! The food at our tasting blew us away and they accommodated all special requests that we had. They also set up our table numbers, place cards, and champagne flutes for us and even arranged our cupcakes on the tier we had rented. They were very professional and the food was delicious! The salad we had was so good I wish they had a restaurant that served it! My husband and I also had our own personal server who kept checking in with us to see if we needed anything throughout the night. She was very kind and professional. The team at Blue Plate exceeded all of our expectations and helped our reception go off without a hitch. Couldn't have asked for anything more in a caterer.
Blue Plate was AMAZING!!! I would recommend this company to anyone getting married! The food at our tasting blew us away Read more...
Blue Plate was AMAZING!!! I would recommend this company to anyone getting married! The food at our tasting blew us away and they accommodated all special requests that we had. They also set up our table numbers, place cards, and champagne flutes for us and even arranged our cupcakes on the tier we had rented. They were very professional and the food was delicious! The salad we had was so good I wish they had a restaurant that served it! My husband and I also had our own personal server who kept checking in with us to see if we needed anything throughout the night. She was very kind and professional. The team at Blue Plate exceeded all of our expectations and helped our reception go off without a hitch. Couldn't have asked for anything more in a caterer. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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