Calling all wedding & event planners, engaged couples, and anyone looking for an amazing location to host their next event!
Sip, Savor & Sample! Come enjoy an evening at this beautiful garden venue with organic food, open bar, and local vendors!
Brick Oven Pizza
Camp Fire S’Mores
Craft Beer & Cocktails
Event Veondors: Terra Madre Gardens – Eco Caters – Seven Stems Design – Raphael’s Event Rentals – Yummy Cupcakes – Mobile Photo Booth – Heidi-O-Photo – Social Lights – Dancing DJ Productions – Red Trolley Studio
To RSVP please email Nicole at nicole@EcoCaters.com by May 23rd!
Eco Caters: your organic Los Angeles catering team serves the best in local ingredients!
Eco Caters: your organic Los Angeles catering team serves the best in local ingredients! It’s true! Our team works directly with local farms to select the best Mother Nature has to offer. We do our research to ensure our seafood is sustainable. We also make sure that everything we serve is USDA Organic.
Our chefs work with clients to help them create the perfect custom menu. We’ll help you with your budget, your tastes, and we can also incorporate in-season fruits and vegetables! We go above and beyond other Los Angeles catering teams to make sure every detail is made with care. We also specialize in wedding coordination!
Lauren is the jack of all trades. She heads our Los Angeles department and oversees all our events. Having your wedding coordinator by the head of your catering company allows her to have full control over your special day. She can work directly with the kitchen to make sure everything is pulled of like clockwork. She does it well.
Lauren also has direct lines to all the major venues in LA and help you save money when booking. Coordination is one more thing we offer that sets us apart from other Los Angeles catering companies. It makes our job easier and makes your day easier.
Millwick is one of our favorite Los Angeles wedding venues! Eco Caters is a preferred vendor with Millwick so we do lots of weddings under her arched rafters. Our Los Angeles catering team can help you set up a viewing with the venue and go over any special requirements you may need.
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. ~ Read more at Marvvimon.com/Millwick
A special thank you to Los Angeles photographer Mike Maez for sharing these great photos with our team! Mike and his crew were a pleasure to work with we recommend them highly. Check out the video the cut together and all the great photos below! Thanks for working with our Los Angeles catering team, Mike!
Here are five fabulous outdoor weddings!
Outdoor weddings… Mother Nature doesn’t always play nice, and that’s part of the gamble when creating an wedding outside. But, when the weather does behave there’s no better place to celebrate love than the great outdoors! Here are five beautiful couples who put together five beautiful outdoor weddings.
We’ll start off our list of outdoor weddings with this fun wedding for Felicia and Tim. The Dent House located in Ojai, just an hour north of downtown Los Angeles is a great place to tie the knot. The Dent House is the ideal wedding location for any couple seeking a Los Angeles get-away for them and their guests. This outdoor wedding venue has a quite, woodsy, down-home-country vibe that makes you feel worlds away from La La Land.
With a stunning view of the Patuxent River in the distance, Sotterley Plantation is a beautiful outdoor wedding venue nestled in the rural hills of Hollywood, Maryland, located outside of Washington, DC.
Loved ones witnessed the blissful union of Nick and Nicole at Sotterley…and what a splendid ceremony it was! Our Washington, DC wedding catering team was on hand to make the day much more special and to share in the celebratory vibes of the occasion. The all-organic menu matched the rustic elegance of this gorgeous outdoor barn wedding.
The couple wanted to have their outdoor wedding held at the Ahmanson Ranch just up the 101, outside of Malibu. When you exit off the freeway and enter the ranch you are immediately struck by the rustic southern California landscape. For any of you romantic film buffs out there, this is the place they shot Gone With The Wind. The road winds its way up to the top of a breathtaking lookout of the peak of the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s an enchanting piece of property for an outdoor wedding. As you can see from the beautiful wedding photography curtsey of Ning Wong and his crew at Ning Wong Studios, Rachelle and LB couldn’t have picked a better venue to celebrate their marriage.
Newly engaged couples are always on the lookout for that romantic, all in one, outdoor wedding, and no couple can resist the timeless attraction to the Adamson House in Malibu. Once a couple has walked around the historic Adamson House and breathed her sweet ocean breeze, they fall hard. If you’ve never been, let me entice you with these beautiful Adamson House wedding photos from Los Angeles wedding photographer, Laura, of Beautiful Day Photography.
The Adamson property stretches out over a few acres of prime beachfront property. The pearl of the estate is the Spanish Colonial Revival style home, which was built in 1929. It. Is. stunning! The immense tile work and overall architectural design of the house is something everyone should see firsthand. Even if you’re not looking to host an event on the property, it’s a state park visit every Los Angelino should have the pleasure of visiting.
And out number one outdoor wedding…… The Paramount Ranch! The Paramount Ranch was used 50 years ago as a western film set, but it’s no ghost town. The Paramount Ranch is a one-of-a-kind wedding spot and if you’re in the market for a wedding location you owe yourself a visit. It’s cheaper to rent than almost any place in Los Angeles, and it’s beautiful! There’s a reason so many TV shows and movies were filmed on the 2,700-acre ranch. The scenery is peaceful, untouched and breathtaking. You can walk in any direction and feel like you’re in a romantic movie.
Kat and Zachary were such a fun couple! Their Smog Shoppe wedding was coordinated by Lauren of Eco Cater’s.
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 Kat 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. Kat and Zachary wanted to incorporate their family dogs into the wedding and Lauren found fun ways to make them apart of their special day.
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.
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 Kat 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
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 Kat and Zachary.
From all of us at Eco Caters, we’d like to give Kat, 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Studio: http://www.redtrolleyphotography.com/5-questions-to-ask-when-hiring-a-caterer-for-your-wedding-eco-caters/
A wonderful writeup on Eco Caters’ Executive Chef, Nick Brune:
The Social Tables Blog added Eco Caters as one of their 5 Can’t Miss Options for Los Angeles Catering!
As their name suggests, Eco Caters is a catering service dedicated to serving food that was produced in a sustainable and humane way. Emphasizing the benefits of organic farming methods and carrying a farm-to-table mentality, Eco Caters delivers satisfying meals with exceptional service. Holding great relationships with local farms and eco-friendly seafood vendors, Eco Caters is a great LA catering service for any event.
About The Author:
Laurel Mintz is the founder and CEO of Elevate My Brand, a successful event production and social media marketing agency. She works with prestigious restaurateurs and global brands including Public House, Bassett, iCoffee and Susan G. Komen, and sits on the boards of directors for the American Heart Association and the Fender Music Foundation. Laurel is also a mentor for The Women’s Global Leaders Initiative. Laurel received LA Business Journal’s 2014 Women Making a Difference Award, Comerica’s 2015 Women of Promise Award, and was nominated for Ernst and Young’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She also runs an exclusive networking group, “The Taste Salon.” Laurel received her B.A. from UCSB and J.D., M.B.A. from Rutgers University.
Eco Caters Head Chef Nick Brune is on the cover of March issue of Give Back magazine.
Giving Back Magazine seeks to spotlight the people and organizations of the region that are giving back to the community. We also share the positive impact that Hispanics have in the region. And finally, we seek to share with the reader all the fun and elegant things going on in our vibrant binational region. Giving Back Magazine is the only bilingual magazine catering to a high end demographic in the country, as well as the only Spanish language magazine in San Diego.
Since its grand opening on Thanksgiving day, 1927, The El Cortez Hotel has dazzled visitors with its beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture and it’s swank vibe. Eco Caters is proud to be a preferred vendor for the El Cortez and has catered countless weddings at this historic San Diego landmark. We look forward coordinating or catering your upcoming wedding and helping you book your celebration with the El Cortez Hotel.
In the summer of 1888 the Pacific Coast Steamship Wharf, a protected area of San Diego Bay, became the birthplace of the San Diego Rowing Club. Since then it has become a flagship for the community and a scenic spot for weddings and special events. The clubhouse has a beautiful contemporary design and the view of Mission Bay is even better.