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Liz and Ben created a beautiful Los Angeles wedding by using some key vendors and one gorgeous wedding venue. 

Los Angeles Event Space: Millwick

Millwick is an alluring event space just waiting to be played with. Once a forgotten warehouse, now a lush downtown Los Angels gem, with fun details hiding around every corner.  Our Los Angeles wedding catering team is proud to be one of Millwick's preferred vendors.

Marvimon has moved to Millwick! Originally built as a livery and then used as a cold-storage warehouse, Millwick has reinvented itself as a unique stand alone, super-loft open to private events, outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, exhibitions and productions. It now boasts a flowing 7,000 square foot floor plan (4,500 sq ft interior + 3,000 sq ft garden courtyard) melding both interior and exterior areas. Millwick is an excellent wedding site for up to 175 people for garden ceremonies and reception. Experienced, professional site management is provided. Located downtown Los Angeles in the heart of the Artist District, Millwick is convenient to many of the best new and historic hotels, restaurants and nightlife the city has to offer.  For more information visit: Marvimon.com/Millwick

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Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters

Our Los Angeles wedding catering team is passionate about serving great food. That's why we us only the freshest local produce and always USDA Certified organic ingredients. It was important to Liz and Ben that they not only serve great tasting food to their guests, but to also support local farmers and sustainable seafood. Our Los Angeles wedding catering team helped the Liz and Ben put together a menu that fit their budget, and we also helped them create dishes around the fruits and vegetables that would be in season around the time of their wedding. Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 14 of 15

Los Angeles Wedding Coordinator:  Orange Blossom

Los Angeles wedding coordinator, Danielle Silver, of Orange Blossom Special Events did an incredible job organizing and managing Liz and Ben's wedding. She was fun to work with and made the day smooth.  Our Los Angeles wedding caterers assisted Danielle in moving furniture and ensuring everything stayed true to her timeline.

Orange Blossom Special Events is a wedding and special event coordination company based in Los Angeles, specializing in wedding planning and day of wedding coordination.

The friendly, professional event experts at Orange Blossom will help make the wedding of your dreams a reality. Our incredible event planners will be responsible for event coordination, vendor management, project plan creation, and risk and issue management; all allowing you to relax as your wedding is executed flawlessly!

Danielle and everyone at Orange Blossom are fantastic. Please visit their website and check them out for your upcoming events. Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 13 of 15

Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Next Exit Photography

You know that when you hire a married couple to take your wedding photos, they get it. They understand how important the day is, how meaningful it is to get the right shots, and to make sure there's a little love behind every photo. That's why married couple Adi and Cat of Next Exit Photography take such exceptional wedding photos. They've been there. They're the perfect team to photograph your special day and it shines through in their work. Our Los Angeles wedding caterers would like to thank Adi and Cat for allowing us to share their work with all of you, and we sincerely encourage you to visit their website and take a gander at all their work.  They have such an eye for capturing moments. Their work speaks for itself: NextExitPhotography.com

Thank you!

Congratulations Liz and Ben, and thank you for choosing Eco Caters as your Los Angeles wedding caterers. Our team had a blast catering your special day and it means a lot to us that you value the care we put into creating our organic dishes. Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 15 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 11 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 4 of 15Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 10 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 9 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 7 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 6 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 5 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 4 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 3 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 2 of 15 Millwick Wedding Los Angeles wedding venue eco catering best catering LA Wedding photos organic green wedding cute couple - 1 of 15 [post_title] => Millwick is a Beautiful Los Angeles Wedding Venue [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => millwick-is-a-beautiful-los-angeles-wedding-venue [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-01-15 11:48:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-01-15 18:48:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ecocaters.com/?p=9996 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )
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Eco Caters Chef Robert Wood had a nice writeup in the Washington Post this week! For the past few years now he has created  organic meals for the Washington Capitals hockey organization, giving the team an athletic edge.  

Below is the article published in the Washington Post:

Capitals embrace new dietary supplements to improve performance

Before every practice, Alex Ovechkin is handed a “Tropical Creamsicle” smoothie, loaded with mango, pineapple, orange and coconut milk to make it tasty. But the most important ingredients are the ones Ovechkin doesn’t taste.

The Capitals’ team chef, Robert Wood, adds ginger and turmeric, both anti-inflammatories that are good for digestion and keep swelling down in joints. He makes sure to mix in Brazil nuts, a good source of selenium, which has antioxidant properties.

Ovechkin’s smoothie is tailored just for him based on the results of a blood analysis he and his teammates did before the season. Each blood sample went through a micro-nutrient test, a hormonal test and then an adrenal test, which allowed the Capitals to compile individualized supplement packs and make adjustments to diets.

The results led Nate Schmidt to eat bananas after games for more potassium. Jay Beagle eats half an avocado after practices for more quality fat. Braden Holtby added more olive oils and walnuts to his diet for more magnesium.

The Capitals hope that becoming more sports-science savvy can help them take another step forward.

“You know, salary cap, you can only spend so much, so how can you get an advantage?” Coach Barry Trotz said. “You can get your advantage scouting, coaching, development and giving your players the sports science of it, everything from nutrition to biomechanics. And that’s what you can use for your advantage.”

The Capitals hope that becoming more sports-science savvy can help them take another step forward.

 

When it was his turn to provide a blood sample, Schmidt had Holtby with him, needing the support because of a fear of needles. Holtby helped distract him with a story while Schmidt tried to keep his squeamishness contained. He had undergone a similar blood analysis when he was in college, so after getting past the initial discomfort, Schmidt was happy to see his list of deficiencies was lower than the last time he had been tested.

“You’re a little more apt to believe somebody when they tell you something and then all of a sudden, they bust out your blood-work sheet and your levels are just through the roof in something and bottomed out in another,” Schmidt said. “Those numbers don’t lie.”

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The Capitals felt comfortable because they saw the process work for a teammate last year. Troy Brouwer, now with the St. Louis Blues, had a blood analysis done, and learning he was deficient in certain areas explained why he occasionally felt worse than his teammates.

For several Washington players, that was the first time they saw that kind of testing in hockey, and Brouwer’s positive response to it intrigued them.

The micro-nutrient test reveals vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The hormonal test examines testosterone ratios. The adrenal one also involves hormones, but it determines whether cortisol levels and the like are up because that could impair performance. Based on the results, David LeMay, a physician the Capitals hired, then made recommendations for each player.

A team of strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish, athletic trainer Greg Smith, nutritionist Sue Saunders and Wood then considered the best ways to improve certain areas for certain players. Sometimes, it was as simple as adding Brazil nuts to a smoothie or walnuts to a salad, but players also received pill cases with specific supplements and prescriptions.

The feedback has been that players feel better this season, “but then again, who knows? It could be just because we’re winning,” Smith said. Seeing the results of blood tests on a white piece of paper with certain columns and rows highlighted also caused players to be more mindful about what they eat away from the rink.

“It’s probably a good wake-up call for some guys, to be honest with you,” Brooks Orpik said. “They’re probably a little scared when they see the results. I think it’s good. Getting that information is probably something guys don’t have beforehand, so they probably have no idea what they’re high in or low in.”

The point is that stabilized micro-nutrient and hormonal levels will help the Capitals recover better after games during a lengthy season and potentially prevent injuries. Wood sneaks freshly ground spices, such as turmeric, into the made-from-scratch meals for the team because of the anti-inflammatory properties.

“Overall, they’re getting the amount that they need without having flavors they’re not comfortable with,” Wood said. “If I go overboard with one thing, they’re not going to eat it. . . . Food can be medicine, but it doesn’t have to taste like it.”

The Capitals started providing breakfast and lunch at the rink about six years ago, hoping to control two-thirds of a player’s everyday diet. Last year, Washington did blood analysis for a couple players experiencing fatigue, and the organization decided to do it for the whole team in early October. When the halfway point of the season arrives, there will be another round of blood analysis to examine the progress.

Smith said some teams take it further than the Capitals, with heart monitors and sleep monitors. Washington wanted to take incremental steps to see what would work and what wouldn’t before doing more next year.

“There’s going to be teams that do certain things better, but overall we want to be one of the teams that they go, ‘The Washington Capitals do it right,’ ” Trotz said. “That gets around to the players, too.”

Body weight is often measured after games to examine how much was lost, especially if an arena is warmer than usual. If there’s a big change, like a loss of 10 pounds over the course of a game, Trotz might cancel the next day’s practice and opt for a light workout instead.

He was hopeful the blood analysis could help explain some performance drop-offs. Nemish said a player hypothetically low on B vitamins and magnesium could recover more slowly, which then could negatively impact sleep. Or a lack of sleep could be the cause of certain deficiencies, like low testosterone.

“You wonder why a guy can’t play a back-to-back,” Trotz said. “You know, he had so much energy last night and he’s not even in the same area, his game has fallen off so far — is that mental, or is that physical? Sometimes it’s physical. Players’ bodies don’t metabolize carbohydrates as quickly and stuff like that, so how can you help that?”

Karl Alzner said he and a few other Capitals recently had a discussion about the new supplements they’re taking. Is it really working and making them feel better? He said his energy has been better, but could that also be because of a spread-out schedule to this point in the season? In the end, they shrugged and figured it definitely wasn’t hurting.

“The decision we came to is that even if it helps us 1 percent, it’s worth it,” Alzner said. “I’m going to go ahead and say it’s helping a little bit more than 1 percent.”

This article is from a Washinton Post link:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/capitals/capitals-embrace-new-dietary-supplements-to-improve-performance/2015/12/09/5c37398e-9e7e-11e5-a3c5-c77f2cc5a43c_story.html?postshare=6641449773749093&tid=ss_fb

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How to plan a wedding at the 1909 in Topanga Canyon.

Planning a wedding can be a challenge.  As Elisabether and Sergio discovered, finding the right venue and vendors is key to the success of a smooth wedding.  Here is the couples cheat sheet to a successful Los Angeles wedding.

Los Angeles Wedding Venue:  The 1909

The 1909 is located in the heart of the Topanga National Park, hidden under the canopy of protected California oak trees, and nourished by the sacred waters of Topanga Creek. Centrally located off Topanga Canyon Blvd. , The 1909 is an ideal location, only minutes away from Woodland Hills to the north, and Malibu to the south. The 1909 was envisioned to provide a unique platform for a variety of social and business events, and designed with special attention to the needs of those desiring elements of calm and harmony in their gatherings.”

Los Angeles Wedding Coordinator: Jeanette Finley Events 

Jeanette Finley of Jeanette Finley Events was a pleasure to worth with. She has personally jumped in at the last minute and saved countless weddings and she is fantastic at sticking with her timeline and your budget. Jeanette was a great communicator with our Los Angeles wedding catering team and the other vendors attached to this wedding. She's incredible. Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 18 of 20

Los Angeles Wedding Catering: Eco Caters

Our Los Angeles wedding catering team prides itself on locally sourced ingredients, sustainable seafood and everything is USDA certified organic. The extra love we put into our food permeates throughout our company. The day our your wedding, our staff will arrive early at the 1909 wedding venue to properly set up our kitchen and go over your tables to make sure that each and every glass is aligned and each fork is polished.  While you and your guests are enjoying the ceremony and cocktail hour, our Los Angeles wedding catering team is working diligently behind the scenes to make sure every piece of your menu is prepared to the highest standard.  Eco Caters makes sure that every appetizer dish and every plate is detailed and arranged to perfection.  And, when your friends and family taste our all-organic food for the first time, they will be impressed with the fresh flavors we use to create them. Once our Los Angeles caterer team has cleared every last plate, and found every last linin napkin, and after every guest has enjoyed their cup of coffee or tea, we will check in with you and make sure that everything was satisfactory.  We’ll wish you off and quietly clean up behind us and make it so clean, it will look as if we were never there.  It’s how we do each and every wedding. Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 5 of 20

Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Katie Pritchard

Katie Pritchard is one of our favorite wedding photographers. She is good natured, honest and full of sunshine. Katie's not only fun to be around, she's also extremely talented at what she does. That's a deadly duo if you ask us. She charms her way into personal moments and captures the most intimate shots.  Her use of after effects and post filters pull out vivid colors. Please, take a moment and visit her website. Tell her Eco Caters sent ya! Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 17 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 16 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 15 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 14 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 13 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 12 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 11 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 10 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 9 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 8 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 7 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 6 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 5 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 4 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 3 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 2 of 20 Eco Caters 1909 wedding venue los angeles wedding best catering southern california the 1909 fun wedding best venue orgnaic - 1 of 20   [post_title] => The 1909 Wedding Venue [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => the-1909-wedding-venue [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-01-15 12:00:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-01-15 19:00:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ecocaters.com/?p=9949 [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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