Thank you for choosing BLUE PLATE Catering
We are proud to provide you with exceptional food and service. All reservations and arrangements are subject to the policies of Blue Plate Catering, Inc. Your cooperation in following these policies is appreciated.
We have a minimum order of $250.00 for free local delivery. For orders between $150.00- $250.00, a $10.00 delivery fee will apply and orders under $150.00 a $15.00 delivery fee will apply. For orders outside our local area, there is a $20.00 - $30.00 delivery fee. The fee for distant deliveries is $19.95 per hour of delivery time and $.35 per mile.
The price of all entrees includes heavy-grade disposable eating utensils, plates, and napkins. We strongly recommend that our corporate clients refrain from using their own dishes and flatware. If you require additional disposables for items we have not provided there is a small additional charge. We deliver all hot entrees in chaffing dishes. Any rental equipment will be picked up by our staff either later in the afternoon or the following day at no additional charge. The client is responsible for lost, damaged, or broken pieces.
For social events of 50 or more guests, a $350.00 deposit is required to reserve a date in our book. For smaller social events, a $100.00 deposit is required. The deposit will be credited to your final bill. In the event of cancellation less than 6 months before the event, the deposit is non-refundable. For smaller business deliveries, we require 5 business days notice to cancel any order. If the cancellation is less than 5 days in advance, the client is responsible for full payment of the order. Unused items are not returnable.
One week in advance, all menu selections and details for your event must be established with a sales representative. A firm guarantee of attendance is due three business days prior to the event. The number of guests may increase (within reason) up to 24 hours before the function. Due to fluctuating wholesale prices, Blue Plate Catering cannot guarantee menu prices until 30 days in advance of any function.
All food is prepared in a commercial kitchen that handles nuts, shellfish, eggs, dairy, soy and wheat regularly. If food allergies exist, the client is responsible for making alternate eating arrangements.
We are able to accept Cash, Checks, VISA, Discover and MC. Full estimated payment is due 72 hours prior to any social event. Direct Billing arrangements can be established at the time the function is booked for our corporate clients. Tax exempt status must be established at the time of booking.
Equipment Rentals. etc.
We can accommodate china, linen, flatware, stemware, table, chair and grill needs. The price for white linen tablecloths is $8.00 each. Linen napkins are available for $.70 each. The price per china place settings (stemware, flatware and china plates) range from $1.95 to $3.95 per guest depending on the number of pieces required. Bar stemware available at $1.50 per guest. The client is responsible for any lost, damaged, or broken pieces. Table and chair pricing can be found at blueplatecatering.com. Please inquire about quantities.
All extra food belongs to the client as it has been purchased specifically for each party. Any unused items are not returnable. If the event is staffed by Blue Plate Catering, if requested in advance, service staff will package those leftovers that are still within the safety parameters set forth by the health department. Blue Plate Catering must provide all aluminum containers, film, and foil for wrapping these items for a $25.00 fee. A disclaimer must be signed in advance by both parties stating Blue Plate Catering will be held harmless for the quality and condition of said food after it leaves our care.
We make wait staff, bartenders, and chefs available to serve our food and any beverage to our customers for their entertainment convenience. They are available at a rate of $19.95 per hour per staff person, accrued from the time they arrive at the party until their return to our business location. On all serviced parties there is an 18% service charge on all Food and Beverage provided. Travel time to the party is paid by the client for parties outside the Madison Metro area. Again, when service staff has been hired to staff your event, we require all food to be provided by Blue Plate Catering.
Local Venue Facility Fee’s
-12% charge on events held at Olbrich Gardens
-12% charge on events held at Warner Park
-10% on events at The Brink Lounge
-12.5% on daytime and funeral events and 17% on evening events at The East Side Club
-10% charge for events at Lussier Family Heritage Center
-10% charge on events at DeForest C.C.
-10% charge on events at Fitchburg C.C.
-10% charge on all events at the Monona C.C.
-7.5% charge on all events at the WI Trade Center
-12% on events at Aldo Leopold Nature Center
-10% charge on events at St Francis Xavier
These are mandatory fees set forth by each of these facilities on all provided food and beverages. All charges for service, china, linens, etc. are EXCLUDED from these fees.
For all events at The Bishop O’Connor Center and The Banquet Room at Capital City Harley-Davidson, please refer to menus created specifically for these establishments.
Each menu can be found on individual facility websites.