“We were thoroughly pleased with our food at our son's June 6th wedding. All of our guests complimented us on it as well. Kuddos to you and your staff; the menu you helped us choose proved to be perfect! Also, I want to especially thank your servers that day. Chad and his wife were especially wonderful, helping us to make sure all of our guests were cared for. They were patient with us and very accommodating. We will be happy to share Blue Plate Catering with our community of friends.”Read More Testimonials ›
We have a minimum order of $250.00 for free local delivery. For orders between $150.00- $250.00, a $15.00 delivery fee will apply and orders under $150.00 a $20.00 delivery fee will apply. The fee for distant deliveries is $19.95 per hour of delivery time and $.50 per mile.
The price of all menu items 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 food in chafing dishes. All equipment will be picked up by our staff either later in the afternoon or the following business 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 two business days’ notice to cancel any order. If the cancellation is less than two 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 peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, dairy, soy and wheat regularly. If food allergies exist, the client is responsible for making alternate eating arrangements. We are able to provide gluten free bread and/or gluten free pasta as substitutions for an additional fee of $1.50 per person. Please inquire with additional questions.
We are able to accept Cash, Checks, and all major credit cards. Full estimated payment is due 72 hours prior to any social event. For corporate clients, direct billing arrangements can be established at the time the function is booked. Tax exempt status must be established at the time of booking.
There is a 3% convenience fee for credit card transactions over $1000.
We can accommodate china, linen, flatware, stemware, table, chair, grill and small tent needs. The price for 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 $2.95 to $4.95 per guest depending on the number of pieces required. Bar stemware available at $3.00 per guest. We can also provide coat racks for $25.00 each.
60” Round Tables – $13.00/ea 6’ Banquet Tables – $10.00/ea Cocktail Tables – $12.00/ea White Garden Chairs – $3.25/ea
The client is responsible for any lost, damaged, or broken pieces.
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 and 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 $22.95 per hour per staff person ($29.95 per hour for chefs at a grill on site), accrued from the time they arrive at the party until their return to our business location. For clients who provide their own beverages, bartenders are billed at $29.95/hour per bartender. 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. When service staff has been hired to staff your event, we require all food to be provided by Blue Plate Catering.
Local Venue Facility Fees
These are mandatory fees set forth by each facility on all provided food and beverages. All charges for service, china, linens, etc. are excluded from these fees.
15% on events held at Harley Davidson of Madison
12% charge on events at Madison Children’s Museum
10% charge on events held at Olbrich Gardens
10% charge on events held at Warner Park
10% charge on events held at Hillel of Madison
14% on daytime and funeral events and 17% on evening events at The East Side Club
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.
12% on events at Aldo Leopold Nature Center
10% charge on events at St Francis Xavier
12% charge on events at Baraboo Arts Banquet Hall
15% charge on events at Majestic Theater
15% charge on events at Zor Shrine (china & linen is included)
10% charge on events at Old World Wisconsin
10% charge on events at Waunakee Village Center
12% charge on events at Janesville Rotary Gardens