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  • 10 Things We Learned at Catersource 2017

    Catersource celebrated its 25th anniversary this year by returning to its roots of New Orleans, Louisiana, a city widely known for its stamp on American gastronomy and culinary influence. As THE industry conference to attend, Catersource is an event we at Blue Plate look forward to every year. Outside of inspiration, it allows us to reconnect […] The post 10 Things We Learned at Catersource 2017 a...

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  • Creating a Caterer-Inspired Easter Celebration

    Rack of Lamb and Pepper-Crusted Tuna, Blue Plate Catering Chocolate-covered bunnies and brightly dyed eggs come to mind once talk of Easter rolls around. Depending on what side of the American tradition you land, so do rack of lamb and spiraled ham. For many, the holidays offer a special time to gather friends and family […] The post Creating a Caterer-Inspired Easter Celebration appeared first on...

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  • In the Kitchen: Ramps

    Photo credit: Bobbi Bowers/Fresh and Foodie If there’s one ingredient that can make chefs and food lovers salivate every spring, it’s ramps—the wild onion that’s hard to come by, seasonally brief and the first sign that spring has officially kicked off, ushering in for Chicago the coming of nicer weather and sunny days. Sometimes referred […] The post In the Kitchen: Ramps appeared first on Blue P...

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  • Keep Your Dishes Warm During the Winter

    Whether you love going on winter picnics, or will be traveling a long distance to a potluck in cold weather, it’s important to know how to keep food warm when it’s cold outside. Here are some great tips for when you’ll be eating outside or traveling with food in the winter months. How to Keep […] The post Keep Your Dishes Warm During the Winter appeared first on Blue Plate.

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  • Pair Your Favorite Winter Foods with the Right Beer

    Some of you may be well aware that wine isn’t the only beverage that pairs wonderfully with food. And some of you may be surprised to discover that beer also serves to greatly enhance a meal. Whether you’re a veteran or novice when it comes to beer and food pairings, you’re sure to appreciate the […] The post Pair Your Favorite Winter Foods with the Right Beer appeared first on Blue Plate.

  • Impress Your Employees with These Employee Appreciation Day Event Themes

    Employee Appreciation Day on March 3 will be here before you know it! Do you already have an employee recognition event planned, or are you still deciding how to show your employees that you appreciate them? Either way, below you’ll find some inspiration and fun ideas for Employee Appreciation Day. Organize an Office Olympics Create […] The post Impress Your Employees with These Employee Appreciat...

  • What’s on Your Plate for 2017?

    Chicago is known for its superb culinary scene, boasting top-notch restaurants, caterers, and chefs. This city is comprised of many innovative and creative leaders in the food industry who set new culinary trends. Let’s take a look at some of the exciting culinary trends that we can expect to see in Chicago this year. Restaurant […] The post What’s on Your Plate for 2017? appeared first on Blue Pl...

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  • Make One of Your Favorite President’s Go-To Dishes

    With President’s Day coming up, many of us will have a nice, long weekend to spend with family and friends. Why not have some fun and celebrate by making a go-to dish of one of your favorite presidents? To inspire you, we’ve gathered some interesting information about the favorite foods of some of our past […] The post Make One of Your Favorite President’s Go-To Dishes appeared first on Blue Plate...

  • Inside Our New Home, Larkin Hall

    More than 30 years ago, we opened up shop on the second floor of a coach house in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood. Today, we are happy to call Larkin Hall our home. Our newly constructed, 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in the West Loop features expanded production, logistics and administrative spaces, as well as various onsite […] The post Inside Our New Home, Larkin Hall appear...

  • Should You Get Married on the Most Romantic Day of the Year?

    If you’re recently engaged, first of all, congratulations! Secondly, you’re most likely trying to nail down the date for this extremely special day in your life. As a wedding caterer, we’ve seen how popular the 14th of February is for both proposals and weddings. And we’re curious – is Valentine’s Day an option for your […] The post Should You Get Married on the Most Romantic Day of the Year? appe...

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  • #MeetUsInTheKitchen: Pound Cake Four Ways This Holiday Season

    The holiday season brings memories of crackling fireplaces, social and family gatherings and freshly baked goods coming from the heart of the home — the kitchen. Pound cake, a perennial, crowd-pleaser, is an easy recipe that offers the novice or seasoned baker with a canvas for whatever inspiration that can be imagined. Here, Chef Randall […] The post #MeetUsInTheKitchen: Pound Cake Four Ways This...

  • Making a Caterer-Approved Thanksgiving Spread

    Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Whether this will be your first time having the honor of entertaining loved ones on this special day or you’ve been doing so for years, it can be…well…stressful. Use some of the caterer approved tips to help take some of the pressure off by helping you put together […] The post Making a Caterer-Approved Thanksgiving Spread appeared first on Blue Plate...

  • Catering a City-Wide Event: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is an exciting time of year, especially when you’re the premier catering company that’s feeding it. For more than 20 years, Blue Plate Catering has been fueling the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with our award-winning catering and services. It is a partnership that is near and dear to […] The post Catering a City-Wide Event: Bank of America Chicago Marathon ...

  • #MeetUsIntheKitchen — Squash: Fall’s Boundless Ingredient

    Once the smell of fall is officially in the air and we’ve pulled our jackets from their hibernation, our minds turn to fall’s ubiquitous and versatile ingredient: squash. It’s an old friend we are always happy to see here at Blue Plate as its subtle sweetness, mild nuttiness and vibrant colors provide us with a […] The post #MeetUsIntheKitchen — Squash: Fall’s Boundless Ingredient appeared first o...

  • Tips for Designing a Successful Corporate Wellness Program

    At the beginning of a new year, many individuals are hoping to create a healthier lifestyle by making resolutions to eat better and exercise regularly. Unfortunately, most people give up on these resolutions almost as soon as they get started working on them. But corporate wellness programs, especially those with an emphasis on healthy eating, […] The post Tips for Designing a Successful Corporate...

  • How to Pick and Work with a Wedding Caterer

    Once the blissful chaos of engagement celebrations dies down, the reality of planning your wedding sets in. Seemingly overnight, questions from friends and family morph from, “So, when are you getting engaged?” to “Have you set a date?” If the answer is ‘yes,’ then chances are good that you also picked the venue. That’s two […] The post How to Pick and Work with a Wedding Caterer appeared first on...

  • Mulled Wine & Spiced Holiday Drinks

    The winter season provides a perfect excuse to make some spiced drinks, including mulled wine, at home. Many of the spices popular in holiday baked goods – such as clove, ginger, and nutmeg – also bring fantastic flavor to holiday drinks. Whether you’re looking for a festive beverage to serve at a holiday gathering, or […] The post Mulled Wine & Spiced Holiday Drinks appeared first on Blue Plate.

  • Why You Should Get Married on New Years Eve

    Not convinced a NYE wedding is for you? Read on to discover some of the best reasons for saying “I do” on this magical last night of the year.   Gorgeous Wedding Photos The cold weather often provides plenty of gorgeous backdrops for photos. And with a New Year’s Eve wedding, you won’t have to […] The post Why You Should Get Married on New Years Eve appeared first on Blue Plate.

  • Impressive Holiday Hosting: How to Host a Spectacular Holiday Event

    The holidays are here! Each year, December and January are chock full of happy hours with coworkers, special dinners, and festive gatherings to mark the holiday season. If you’re planning a party of your own, here’s how to stand out from the crowd with creative, yet simple ideas to entice your guests.   Food: A […] The post Impressive Holiday Hosting: How to Host a Spectacular Holiday Event appear...

  • Entertaining Food: How Food Can Bring Your Party To Life

    When it comes to party planning, food is more than just a meal; it’s part of the entertainment! Interactive food stations are not only fun, they can also serve as inspiration for the party’s décor so that the entire event has a cohesive feel. The best part is, themed food stations allow guests to interact […] The post Entertaining Food: How Food Can Bring Your Party To Life appeared first on Blue ...

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