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Hogs and Corn and So Much More

There’s a lot to be proud of here in the great state of Indiana. Although we may be a tad biased, we at Black Plate think food is one of the top reasons to celebrate all things Hoosier. It doesn’t take more than a quick stroll through the Indiana State Fair or a leisurely drive […]


Just Say “Non” to Charcuterie, S’il Vous Plaît

We’re likely going to step on a few carefully pedicured toes here, but as responsible—dare we even say—duty-bound caterers, we feel a moral obligation to do a little straight talking. Charcuterie. Let’s discuss. The charcuterie trend is sweeping the nation. It’s on your Facebook and Instagram feeds. It sneaks into your Pinterest boards and settles […]


The 80/20 of Event Planning

Allow us to introduce a brilliant guy by the name of Vilfredo Pareto. Ol’ Vil is the genius behind the Pareto Principle, more commonly known as the 80/20 Rule, and he should be on every host’s VIP guest list. In terms of not-so-famous guys with great ideas, he’s up there with Otto Frederick Rohwedder, the […]

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