Meet Blue plate catering

A big-hearted social worker named Jim loved to cook for his friends’ parties on the weekends—and word quickly spread. With just a bite, they said you could actually taste how much he cared. Armed with a Weber grill and a van, the Blue Plate catering business was born. Thirty-five years later, Blue Plate still runs on the mantra to “care more” and has become Chicago’s most-trusted provider of food for the top venues, events, and businesses in the city. Every Blue Plate employee knows why we exist: To create joy through service. To do that, you have to care. When you partner with us, you’ll feel that care.

That’s why we say, “food is only the beginning.” In our business, delicious food is the price of admission. What sets us apart is the ‘who’ and ‘how’ surrounding our delicious food—that’s what has earned us the close, long-lasting relationships we enjoy with our partners. We’re proud to be a preferred partner to more of the city’s special event venues than any other food and service provider. You can see the full list of our world-class partners at

Our headquarters, Larkin Hall, is a state-of-the-art facility located in Chicago’s West Loop. From our Fulton Market home, we’re mere minutes from downtown and a short ride from the rest of Chicagoland. We partner with organizations to bring businesses and leisure travelers to the city. And we provide custom, daily dining solutions for Chicago’s top businesses.

1362 W. Fulton St. Chicago , IL 60607

Contact: Jennifer Cafferata