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Kate and Zachary were such a fun couple! Their Smog Shoppe wedding was coordinated by Lauren of Eco Cater's. 

Los Angeles Wedding Coordinator: Lauren of Eco Caters

Eco Caters is not only a Los Angeles catering company, we also excel at wedding coordination! Lauren oversees everyone of our Los Angeles weddings, including Kate and Zachary's. She is fantastic at helping couples budget their Los Angeles catering menu. She's also great at combing through venues and vendors to find the one that best fit each couples personality. Kate and Zachary wanted to incorporate their family dogs into the wedding and Lauren found fun ways to make them apart of their special day. California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 2 of 32

 Los Angeles Catering: Eco Caters

If you're looking for flavorful organic Los Angeles catering, look no further than Eco Caters. Eco Caters is a preferred vendor at the Smog Shoppe and our team do everything we can to provide out clients with the choicest organic and locally sourced ingredients. We hand pick our fruits and vegetables from California farms and and neighborhood farmers markets. Our sea food is sustainable, our beef grass fed. All of this extra love shines through in every one of our dishes.

Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Mandee Johnson 

Mandee Johnson is one of our favorite photographers to work with.  She has a playful eye and a wonderful sense of humor. Mandee's not only great at capturing warm candid moments, she's also great at pulling them out of people. You can easily see the playful spirit she preserved with Kate and Zachary on their wedding day. Mandee Johnson's talent goes far beyond just wedding photography. She's been hired to shoot for Spotify, Coke, Comedy Central, and Old Milwaukee, just to name a few. She's also the co-founder and executive producer of CleftClips which is responsible for producing some of the top comedy events in LA and abroad over the last ten years.

Please take a minute to click on her website and snoop through Mandee's impressive collection of work. You may even recognize a few famous people... MandeeJohnson.com

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Los Angeles Wedding Venue: Smog Shoppe

What is there to say about the Smog Shoppe that hasn't already been said? This iconic Los Angeles wedding venue is known around the country. We here at Eco Caters coordinate and cater countless events each year at the Smog and guests always end up having a blast. It's the perfect venue to relax and let loose. Such was the case with Kate and Zachary.

Thank You!

From all of us at Eco Caters, we'd like to give Kate, Zachary, and their entire extended family a big "thank you!" We were honored to coordinate and catering this special occasion and wish them nothing but the best! Cheers! California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 1 of 32  California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 3 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 4 of 32  California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 6 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 7 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 8 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 9 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 10 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 11 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 12 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 13 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 14 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 15 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 16 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 17 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 18 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 19 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 20 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 21 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 22 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 23 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 24 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 25 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 26 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 27 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 28 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 29 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 30 of 32 California catering wedding Smog Shoppe Eco Caters best catering organic best wedding - 31 of 32   [post_title] => Having a Ball at The Smog Shoppe [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => smog-shoppe-wedding-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-04-28 16:32:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-04-28 23:32:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ecocaters.com/?p=10504 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )
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5 Wedding Caterer Questions You Should Be Asking

Red Trolley Studios created an insightful video with Eco Caters Head Chef, Nick Brune. Nicks shares his knowledge by answering five questions everyone should know about their wedding caterer.

We are glad to announce that we partnered up with San Diego Events Company to create a project that will help brides and grooms when planning their wedding. We meet with San Diego’s best wedding vendors and ask them what are 5 the most important questions the couple should ask when hiring a particular wedding vendor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79GN0c0qjTU This episode was created for you by San Diego Events Company and Red Trolley Studio. Hello, my name is Nick Brune, I’m an executive chef at ECO Caters. We are in Los Angeles and San Diego and we focus on local organic cuisine. Today we are going to talk about 5 questions you should ask your caterer before you book them.

Wedding Catering Question #1: Is your company licensed and insured?

It is really important when you meet your caterer to make sure they are licensed and insured business, to protect liabilities as far as venue and guests are concerned. Another thing to look into is their liability insurance as far as the liqueur is concerned, to make sure that the bartenders can serve liqueur to your guests in a safe way and control beverage throughout the event.

Wedding Catering Question #2: Where do you get your products?

We are in Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington, DC, so each of our companies source products within their areas. Each one of our menus is different. In San Diego, we love Maciel Family Farms, one of my favorite guys in Farmers’ Market. We really love Suzie’s Farm. When it comes to seafood, Catalina Offshore Products doing amazing things down here… The whole idea is, when you are talking with chefs or with guys who are giving you a tasting, to make sure they can name these farms, name a ranch where they are getting their pork, beef or seafood from. In these days, in the organic natural world often these things can’t be as local as you’d like, but at least if they can name that farm then it shows they’ve done their homework to really find out the best product for you. Making sure that you are getting the best product at your table is important.

5 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Caterer Eco Caters

Wedding Catering Question #3: Can you work with me to create a menu that is special to us and can you work with our budget?

One of our favorite things to do at ECO Caters is to customize menus, to change it up a bit to suit our customers’ needs. Whether it’s where you’re from, whether it’s how you’ve met, whether it’s a certain dessert you’ve had on one of your anniversaries means a lot to you, we love to hear that and we love customize things to fit your wedding, to make sure your wedding is really about you. As far as budget is concerned, first and foremost, a lot of brides don’t quite know exactly what this costs when they get involved. This is probably the biggest event people would throw in their entire lives. So when it comes to budget we figure that out when you walk in with your caterer. Let them know what your budget is so we can customize things to suit your event, make sure that food is being served in a correct way, the quality of food is there, whether it needs to be a plated event or whether it needs to be a buffet with your budget. All these things your caterer can work with you on. Again, we really love to get organic food out to the masses; that’s one of our biggest goals here at ECO Caters, to make sure it becomes a main stream. We want to make sure that we show everybody that this is something that mid-level bride can afford, that this can be a part of everyday dining.

Wedding Catering Question #4: Are you full service or food only?

Right when you sit down with your caterer, a good question to ask them is what services do they provide besides catering. And if they only provide catering, that is not bad thing; it is great to focus only on food. However, there are lots of elements to your event and there are a lot of people that you need around to make sense and work for you. You need to know if your caterer can get rentals for you, if they are coordinator, if they can serve booze, if they can purchase booze. All of these things are very important for you to consider really early for your event. It is terrible to find out if you caterer can’t even buy you a liqueur two weeks before your event, so figure out these things early. Also, listen your caterer as well, and if they say you’ve got a plated event and they think you really need a planner or coordinator and if they don’t have that service, then that is something you should look into to make your event flow correctly.

Wedding Catering Question #5: Can we taste the food?

When it comes to tastings, right when you first contact your caterer, once you exchange an invoice or two and get an idea what they cost and it makes sense to you, once you have your wedding booked, the first thing you should look for, is your tasting. I think all caterers should provide this to their clients, whether it is free or charged service, either way I suggest doing a tasting. It’s not only a very important part of the planning process, but it is also fun for you and your fiancé to get out and have a private tasting, it is like having your own private chef serving you a meal and you really are getting taken care of. The read the original article please visit Red Trolley Studiohttp://www.redtrolleyphotography.com/5-questions-to-ask-when-hiring-a-caterer-for-your-wedding-eco-caters/ [post_title] => Wedding Caterer Questions You Should Be Asking [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => wedding-caterer-questions-asking [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-04-26 15:41:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-04-26 22:41:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ecocaters.com/?p=10499 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )
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Local, Organic Catering

At Eco Caters we strive to produce the most flavorful cuisine for every event while upholding very high standards with regards to quality and eco-consciousness.  We do so in many ways but primarily by catering organic food bought directly from local organic Southern California, Virginia and Maryland farms, depending on the location of your event.  In addition to organic catering we try to minimize our impact on the earth by composting our scraps and using that compost to grow organic herbs and vegetables.  We also use hybrid cars for delivery, reuse scrap paper, refer our clients to other “green” minded vendors and we never waste any food.  We specialize in weddings, corporate functions and private events of all sizes.  Our cuisine is a blend of California fresh mixed with French, Cajun and Southern flavors to bring to your senses a new experience that we know you will love.

Although we are extremely environmentally conscious and waste very little, we believe that we can always do more.  That is why we have plans to build out a completely green kitchen in each city that we offer catering, purchase bio-diesel vans for delivery running off of our own used vegetable oil and go 100% paperless.  In addition we are involved in community projects that will plant organic gardens throughout Southern California, Virginia and Maryland and educate the public on growing and eating organic food.  Catering organic food for community events will be our way of giving back and raising awareness for the necessity of local organic farms.  Please contact us for more information on upcoming community events in which we would appreciate your involvement and support.  Organic catering is only the start and we hope that you will join us in our journey to support our local organic farms and our community.

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