Our Story

Round the Table Hospitality (RTTH) stems directly from CEO Jim Horan’s evolved vision of growth for Blue Plate Catering, a company that he started in 1983. With a single employee and a van, Jim cultivated a reputation for delicious fare, exceptional service and hospitality. The recipe for Blue Plate’s success has been growing the company from the inside out; gathering diverse ideas and perspectives around the table; promoting a collaborative corporate culture; delivering outstanding, customizable service; and building strong relationships in the community. RTTH brings our more than 33 years of hospitality experience together, under one family, with a common set of values, culture, and vision, all gathered together around a table, focused on delivering exceptional hospitality.

With multiple endeavors beyond catering and restaurants, the RTTH roster includes Blue Plate Catering, restaurants tesori trattoria & bar and Park Grill, state-of-the-art facility Larkin Hall, intrapreneurial incubator program Wild Blue, and launching future brands in its Fulton Market storefront. Today, RTTH employs as many as 1,000 employees during peak season at its restaurants in downtown Chicago and its catering company in the West Loop.

“We are excited about this next step in our growth which will translate into new business opportunities, a continued relationship with Chicago’s West Loop, and an improved facility benefiting our community, our clients and our employees who all have been critical to our past and future success.”Jim Horan

Our Brands

Blue Plate Catering

From great halls and glittering ballrooms to sleek downtown galleries, Blue Plate caters at more than 85 of Chicago’s most sought-after venues.

tesori trattoria & bar

tesori is the perfect spot for after-work drinks or date night dinners with a well-stocked and wonderfully lit full bar, a menu filled with delicious Italian-inspired cuisine and some of the best drinks in the loop.

Park Grill Chicago

An affiliated restaurant, Park Grill is a place both familiar and unlike anywhere else, offering contemporary American cuisine and one-of-a-kind views of an extraordinary atmosphere.


Our Values

We are happy people making people happy.

We love creating and sharing food experiences that enrich people’s lives! Our enthusiasm for food and service, along with our thirst for knowledge and growth, drive us to deliver innovative and memorable hospitality.

In everything we do, we commit to:

Exceed expectations

Nourish our relationships

Honor & Respect all people

Aspire to greatness

Nourish & inspire

Communicate & share feedback

Enrich our community

Learn & lead

Innovate & create

Foster teamwork



Our Family

Meet Jerome Body

Tasting Supervisor, Blue Plate Catering

Our Home

In the coming months you can join us in our new headquarters at 1362 W Fulton St., where you’ll get to see our chefs making food for dozens of occasions every week. It’s also a place to gather with friends and, soon enough, have events of your own. Stay tuned for updates.


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