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Blue Plate is one of the leading full-service catering and event management companies in Chicago. It offers catering services to corporate, nonprofit, social and cultural institutions. The company operates in a facility of more than 12,000 square feet. It has a staff of over 500 employees, including hosts, captains, bartenders, waiters and chefs. Blue Plate s has a list of clients, including Advocate Charitable Foundation, American College of Surgeons, Boeing, Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau and Lyric Opera. It also organizes events and offers a variety of dishes, including herb oil, balsamic gastrique, walnuts, dried cherries, herbed chicken and french beans, as well as cheesecakes and chocolates. Additionally, it has a bar that features a range of wines, spirits and beer. The company owns and operates several restaurants, including Rhapsody, Park Grill and bluprint.
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West Side, Near West Side

Blue Plate LTD

Caterers, Wedding Supplies & Services, Wedding Reception Locations & Services, Party & Event Planning

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The owner is a poacher of business with a big ego. He used to spy out our functions at a bank in Chicago and then bid on the parties afterward to show the customer the savings he could provide. The food is marginal at best from recipes he grabs from cooking mags, no originality. It is very easy to show savings with a less than quality product and service. the name of the company says it all, ""low priced special"".... view more

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The best.

I'm very surprised at some of the older reviews.\r \r I have yet to be disappointed w/ Blue Plate. They are simply the best catering option in Chicago. I didn't say the cheapest, but they are the best. But who wants to screw around and cut corners when it's your event on the line.\r \r

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Going out of business

I do not hear good things, think maybe they could go out of business. I think they lost their chef about a year ago and have no one..... :-(\r \r

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Avoid Blue Plate at all costs...

I approached Blue Plate with a very simple menu. My wife and I decided on a ""Ravina-Style Picnic"" theme for our wedding reception and I communicated this to my representative at Blue Plate. I hesitated to mention the event was a wedding reception as I know, from being in the industry, that most businesses use the wedding reception as a chance to increase their profits. \r My rep was nice enough and assured me t... view more

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Huge variety of service, everything is customized to your needs. Wow!

In my experience of Blue Plate, your event will be exactly what you make it. If you want a lavish affair with amazing decor and ambiance and a creative, trendy menu - Blue Plate will create that event for you. I have experienced their service most often at weddings, but if you need delivery/drop off boxed lunches, they'll do that. Talk about some creative menu items, my favorites are their passed hors d' oeuvres, som... view more

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Blue Plate going downhill

I've been in the Chicago hospitality industry for several years and have worked with a broad spectrum of caterers from high-end private parties to posh galas. I started out as a big fan, however I think they've expanded too much too soon and have forgottten the basic principles of excellent food and good client service. They have been sorely lacking in following up on leads, have repeatedly made mistakes on menus, ha... view more

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1061 W Van Buren StChicagoIL 60607

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