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.
Studio 1342 is a fun space decked out with a fire pit, movie screen, and a little mid-century modern flair. The space has enough personality on its own but blank enough to add your own decor and vendors. Studio 1342 is a great space for a wedding and a great space to have a great time.
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. The 7,000 square foot layout can accommodate up to 170 people.
5200 Venice Studios is a stylish 1960’s decorated studio space with Mid-Century Modern furniture perfect for small events, meetings, or photo shoots. The space has natural lighting, 15 parking spots, lounge area, makeup room, patio, and a courtyard. 5200 Venice Studios is a great place to throw a gather and let loose.
Based out of Sicily, Stemmari Vineyard has become a dominant winery using both native and international veritels. With it’s reasonable price point and balanced bottles it should be at the top of everyone’s grocery list or on the menu for your upcoming event.
Eco Caters catered a wine and hors-d’oeuvre social with the owners of Stemmari Vineyard. While the event was highly entertaining, served with all organic food of course, our staff was lucky enough to have each received a bottle of Stemmari Pinot Noir as a gift. I was so enthused, having read praising reviews of the wine months earlier, and looking forward to enjoying this bottle with my wife.
Later that week my wife and I planned a special dinner so that we could enjoy the bottle together. We paired a simple beet salad with a soft goats cheese and roasted pork tenderloin. As we sat down to eat we popped the cork on our Stemmaari Pinot Noir. We instantly inhaled notes of cherry, currant and pepper.
Our first impression of the wine was that it was well balanced and with a nice spice to it. It pulled forward the deep flavor of the beats, the gamey flavors in the goats cheese, and the rosemary from the pork.
We were very impressed with the bottle and have since purchased several others. It’s an enjoyable bottle of wine for sipping, paired with food, or a special occasion. We also could not believe how reasonably priced it was and have since found it a few of our usual grocery stores.
Celebrated for its hot sunny climate, historic monuments and rich culinary tradition, Sicily has been producing rich flavored and full-bodied wines since Greek and Roman times. Well known for its warm Mediterranean climate, hot sun, intense sun-light, and fertile soil, Sicily has blossomed into one of the world’s most promising wine regions.
Arancio cultivates its own grapes in two large estates along the windy south coast of the island. A total of 1,700 acres of estate vineyards are planted in single varietal fields in order to offer 100% single varietal wines to the final consumer.
Arancio’s new state-of-the-art facilities are utilized to take full advantage of what this bountiful land has to offer. A new generation of talented and passionate Sicilian winemarkers and vineyard managers produce Arancio wines that are consistent representations of Sicilian and International varietals grown in the hot Sicilian climate. Arancio wines are well reviewed by all major international magazines, year after year.
Foods that are not FDA Organic can contain harmful chemicals and pesticides that have negative effects on the body and our planet. Making smarter consumer choices at the grocery store or when dining out helps support healthier farmers and persuades the food industry to also make better choices.
While we all want to make better choice with our food, understanding the FDA’s labeling of organic food can be a little tricky. There are four classifications the FDA labels organic food: 100% Organic, Organic, Made with Organic, and Specific Organic Ingredients.
Raw or processed agricultural products in the “100 percent organic” category must meet these criteria: All ingredients must be certified organic. Any processing aids must be organic. Product labels must state the name of the certifying agent on the information panel.
Raw or processed agricultural products in the “organic” category must meet these criteria: All agricultural ingredients must be certified organic, except where specified on National List. Non-organic ingredients allowed per National List may be used, up to a combined total of five percent of non-organic content (excluding salt and water). Product labels must state the name of the certifying agent on the information panel.
Multi-ingredient agricultural products in the “made with” category must meet these criteria: At least 70 percent of the product must be certified organic ingredients (excluding salt and water). Any remaining agricultural products are not required to be organically produced but must be produced without excluded methods. Non-agricultural products must be specifically allowed on the National List. Product labels must state the name of the certifying agent on the information panel.
Multi-ingredient products with less than 70 percent certified organic content (excluding salt and water) don’t need to be certified. Any non-certified product: Multi-ingredient products with less than 70 percent certified organic content (excluding salt and water) don’t need to be certified. Any non-certified product: May only list certified organic ingredients as organic in the ingredient list and the percentage of organic ingredients. Remaining ingredients are not required to follow the USDA organic regulations.
The secret to a great San Diego wedding is simple: great food, great people, and to capture it all, a great wedding photographer.
Danielle and Ted wanted to create a wedding that would allow them to celebrate their love together with their friends and family, while satisfying the foodie in them with delicious wedding food, and lastly, wanted to hire a top notch San Diego wedding photographer so that they could preserve their wedding day for years to come. After some careful wedding planning they did just that!
Danielle and Ted Chose Eco Caters as their San Diego Wedding Caterer. The couple came to our San Diego wedding catering team one afternoon to discuss how our staff could make their wedding a special one.Danielle and Ted were passionate about serving their guests organic and they wanted everyone to be wowed by the appetizers during cocktail hour, and the main dishes for their wedding reception. As a San Diego foodie ourselves, we want nothing less.
Our San Diego wedding catering team checked with our local farmers to see what produce was rip and in season and we carefully integrated these flavors into our dishes. These types of steps are tedious for some San Diego caterers but for us, it makes the world of difference in the way our food tastes.
San Diego Wedding Photographer: Image With Impact. San Diego wedding photographer Leylla Badeanlou of Image With Impact was so much fun to work with! Leylla Badeanlou added a classic, faded color look to Robin and John’s wedding photos. They soften everyone and give these two lovebirds a timeless feel.
We would like to say a special “thank you” toDanielle and Ted. Your family is amazing! You two have a great group of people surrounding you two. Thank you for your passion for organic food and for make Eco Caters your San Diego wedding caterer of choice. Our team celebrated right alone side you two and enjoyed every minute of it.
San Diego Wedding Vendors
San Diego Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
San Diego Wedding Photographer: Image With Impact
Helping you plan your upcoming Smog Shoppe event by making it easy on you.
I know I’ve said this a million times, but it bears repeating: our Los Angeles wedding catering company is right across the street from one of the best event spaces in Los Angeles, The Smog Shoppe! So, when couples and companies come in to see us and say they’re having a wedding or company event across the street, we get gitty! We love that we’re closer than any other Los Angeles wedding caterer to the Smog Shoppe. We’ve done a ton of events over the years with the Smog Shoppe (and their sister location, The Marvimon House and The Millwick), and we love working with them. We love their dedication to sustainable design, we love the atmosphere they create for celebration, and our proximity to one another makes event planning a breeze for everyone involved, including our recent client, the Landry Design Group.
The first thing clients look for when planning a Los Angeles wedding is the venue. One of my absolute favorite venues in Los Angeles is the Smog Shoppe. Smog Shoppe events seem to be a little more fun and exciting than the others. There’s just something special about the layout and the vibe of the indoor/outdoor wedding venue that gets people in a swinging mood.
A Smog Shoppe wedding or event is also great because clients have both indoor and outdoor spaces all in one spot. It’s also a eco friendly! They have solar panels, reusable rain water tanks, and its made of recycled materials. The Smog Shoppe is a great venue for your green wedding or corporate event.
The all-organic and locally sourced Los Angeles catering company is a perfect match with the Smog Shoppe. The Eco Caters kitchen is located directly across the street from the venue making it a breeze. Eco Caters also does tons of events with the Smog Shoppe and the two have a great relationship with one another.
For the Landry Design Group the organic Los Angeles catering company put together a crowd pleasing menu all created from local farms, in season produce, and everything is certified USDA organic.
Our Los Angels catering team would like to give a special thanks to the Landry Design Group for making Eco Caters apart of their holiday party! We are honored you choose us as your Los Angeles caterer and we look forward to next year!
We are excited to plan your next event! Eco Caters is more than a catering company that servers high end organic food, we are also event planners!
To get a quick quote or to help you plan your next Los Angeles event, please reach out to us: email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Los Angeles 310.202.0326
Washington D.C. 202.810.3262
San Diego 858.246.6129
A special “Thank You!” to Mackenzie and Dan for choosing Eco Caters as their San Diego wedding caterer on what was a joyous wedding weekend! The two of you were amazing and our team had a great time getting to know your extended families.
Eco Caters has been supporting our community by purchasing from local farms and preparing USDA organic food all over Southern California. With our kitchens, based out of Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington D.C., and our farm to table philosophy, Eco Caters has been growing strong. We love sharing our clients passion for sustainable food and strive to make each event we do a personalized one. Our San Diego wedding catering team enjoyed preparing food for Machenzie and Dan’s family and friends, and we thank them for sharing their very special day with us!
Our San Diego wedding caterers served guests a family style dinner. As guest passed colorful dishes of braised pork, our popular Gouda Mac-n-Cheese, grilled sea bass and roasted root vegetable medley (pictured below), live music by DJ Nick Chavez kept the mood upbeat and moving. Everyone had a great time, and that makes us happy.
Photographer Rachel Solomon is an award winning photographer featured on Style Me Pretty, Arizona Bride, Junebug, Once, Wed, wedding Chicks and many others. She’s amazing to work with and isn’t afraid to tell you what she thinks, which in this business is refreshing to be around. We enjoyed working with her and appreciate her allowing us to share these wonderful photos with you. To check out more of Rachel Solomon’s work or to book her for your next event, we encourage you to check out her website: Rachel-Solomon.com
Marston House is a great place for anyone in the San Diego area looking for a wedding venue.
One of California’s finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Marston House was constructed in 1905 for George W. Marston and his wife, Anna Gunn Marston. George Marston is noted for many things but most prominently as a civic leader whose interest and work in historic preservation, conservation and history is well known.
The property was designed and built by the internationally renowned architects William Sterling Hebbard and Irving Gill. Surrounded by five acres of rolling lawns, manicured formal gardens, and rustic canyon gardens, this 8,500 square-foot home became a house museum in 1987 after the Marston family gifted it to the City of San Diego for the enjoyment of the public.
Spend some time exploring the grounds, formal gardens and canyon pathways in the shade of towering pine, eucalyptus and oak trees. Learn about one of San Diego’s most prominent families and the master architects and landscape designers who worked with the family to create one of the region’s most important estates.
San Diego Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
San Diego Wedding Ceremony: Grace Lutheran Church
San Diego Wedding Reception: Marston House
San Diego Wedding Event Planning & Design: Duran Events
San Diego Wedding Floral: Little Fox Flower Shop
San Diego Wedding Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander
San Diego Wedding Gown Boutique & Custom Alterations: Suzanne’s Bridal
San Diego Wedding Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
San Diego Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters
San Diego Wedding Menswear: Vera Wang
San Diego Wedding Stationery & Invites: Celebrations in Paper
San Diego Wedding Hair: Vanessa Jenners
San Diego Wedding Makeup: Crista
San Diego Wedding Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
San Diego Wedding Entertainment: Nick Chavez DJ Services
San Diego Wedding Live Music: Adam & I
San Diego Wedding Videography: Shawn Lloyd Films
San Diego Wedding 2nd Shooter: Shauntelle Sposto
Cookbook review of Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making, by James Peterson.
I am no Chef, but definitely a foodie. Who isn’t nowadays? Whether we admit it or not, we all want to be as cool as Anthony Bourdain when it comes to dining out, and as skilled as a five star chef in our own kitchen. But as much as we daydream about having a sophisticated palate and a skilled hand with a sauté pan, the honest truth is that most of us will never have a truly adventurous appetite, or impress anyone with our cooking skills. The world of cooking seems too daunting and complex to have someone take the time and teach us the ropes… And then! This cooking book by James Peterson fell into my lap!
Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making, by James Peterson, is an in-depth and comprehensive book about cooking. More specifically how to make sauces, but it’s much more than a collection of recipes (like any other cookbook). This cookbook reads more like a biography – a great one too! I started reading this book in bed before I’d doze off and found that I could not put it down!
The book is well written and starts off with a fascinating history of cooking: how cooking has evolved from the Greek empire, through the medieval period, and into modern day. It shares great insight into what to look for when purchasing ingredients at the grocery store. It highlights tips on keeping food fresh, how to dry your own spices, and how to freeze homemade stocks for dinners to come. It explains how to cook the most incredible sauces in the most down-to-earth way. This book has gotten me excited to cook at a higher level and I can safely say that it has improved my cooking.
James Peterson is an award-winning food writer, cookbook author, photographer, and cooking teacher who started his career as a restaurant cook in Paris in the 1970s. He is the author of fifteen titles, including “Sauces,” his first book and a 1991 James Beard Cookbook of the Year winner, and “Cooking,” a 2008 James Beard Award winner. He has been one of the country’s preeminent cooking instructors for more than 20 years and currently teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education (formerly Peter Kump’s) in New York. He is revered within the industry and highly regarded as a professional resource. James Peterson cooks, writes, and photographs from Brooklyn, New York.
This book hooked me in like a good novel, and it will always be referenced in my kitchen like a handy bible. I can’t imagine that there are too many cookbooks out there that are juicy enough to read from cover to cover, and I know there are few as comprehensive as this one.
If you want to improve your cooking skills Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making, by James Peterson, is the best cookbook I have ever found. This cookbook has a lifetime of recipes and wisdom in it, and I can’t endorse it more enthusiastically. It’s a great introduction to anyone wanting to learn how to cook, and its reference guide for anyone one who’s professional trained. Go get it!