Blue Plate Special
Blue Plate Special is an off-premise caterer providing exceptional service and foods from around the world.
DeAnza Trail Ride,
 April 14-21, Riverside, Ca


Jr. Arabian Horse Show- July 21-28, Expo NM



carrot cake


Carrot Cake Recipe

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Congratulations, Grads!!
College, law school or a high school graduation - it's time to celebrate your family's success!  However, don't let the party mean hours in the kitchen for you -- simply pick up the phone and call Blue Plate for easy entertaining ideas and a variety of menus, all scrumptious and filling, both savory and sweet.  Please click here to view menus and pricing.
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Message from Joe O'Connell:  Exciting times are ahead for Blue Plate Special.  We are about to publish our new menu which includes exquisite International foods from around the world. Our very strong culinary team features Executive Chef Claudia Wyss at the helm.  Our objectives will be to provide you flawless service, spectacular and unique presentations and exceed all your expectations with our new World Class cuisine.    In January of this year, I assumed daily operational control of Blue Plate Special catering. For the past four years, I have been involved with Blue Plate Special and Bom Dia Brazilian Catering, but only in an executive capacity.    For many of you out there that don't know me, here is a quick resume.  I am an Albuquerque native, attended Highland High School, graduating in 1966.  I was fortunate enough to earn an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1970 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Infantry.  I served thirteen years on active duty, leaving the service as a major in 1982 to join my father in his business.  In 1984 I purchased Scientific Dimensions, Incorporated from my father and began a 21 year career in running and owning my own business, eventually selling it in 2005.  Next, I spent three years as a commercial real estate broker and two years as the Sales and Marketing Manager for Delta Group Electronics here in Albuquerque.  I acquired my Master of Science Degree from the University of New Mexico in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as a Master's in Business Administration at Webster University.  My life experience, coupled with my passion for eating quality foods, makes Blue Plate Special the perfect segue into the next chapter of my life.  My knowledge for hiring experienced and qualified individuals insures your event will exceed your expectations.   Again, we look forward to serving your catering needs with Passion beyond the Plate.  Thank you. Joe