Choosing a San Diego wedding catering company for your wedding plays an essential part in defining your special day. You want to make sure your catering company serves memorable food to your guests, and you want to make sure they do it right. Lanaya and Kevin were one of those couples. They got married in San Diego and wanted to have a green wedding with a vegetarian menu, and Eco Caters delivered!
Here at Eco Caters we do more than just catering weddings. Not only can we simply you’re special day (by also coordinating you wedding), but we also have a small, tightknit team that will handle your wedding with care. We also pride ourselves on the quality of our food. Everything our San Diego wedding catering company serves to your guests is FDA certified organic. We also purchase our food from small local farms and do our best to serve in season produce. We purchase sustainable fish and can even help you implement other green ideas into your wedding.
Our relationships with our clients start with a phone call or an email. From there our staff can help you figure out the best solutions to fit your needs and budget. We are always excited when couples we meet have unique ideas or traditions they want to infuse into their wedding night. One aspect of Lanaya and Kevin’s wedding that was important to them was to serve the best vegan wedding menu, and that’s something we get a lot of requests for and can handle! A lot of San Diego wedding caterers find vegetarian cooking to be a nuisance; they don’t feel that a vegetarian wedding can be as tasty and satisfying as one with meat, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Eco Caters often does such a great job preparing our menus that a lot of time guests are not even aware they just at a vegetarian dinner. That’s something we love hearing.
Once couples have narrowed down their menu we encourage them to come in for a food tasting. The food tasting at our San Diego wedding caterers is a fun and filling one. Our chef will prepare your menu while the two of you enjoy a romantic tasting for two. We’ll offer wines, cocktails and beer to pare with your courses while our seasoned chef walks out of the kitchen with a fresh new dish. Our chef will explain the ingredients and process for each dish to better help the two of you make the right choices when finalizing your menu. Below is vegetarian menu Lanaya and Kevin decided on for their wedding reception:
COCKTAIL HOUR HORS D’OEUVRES
Homemade Hummus Trio with Olive Salad and Grilled Flatbread
Vegetable Crudite with Roasted Onion Dip and House Ranch
WEDDING RECEPTION DINNER
Farmers Market Salad includes, Best of the Market greens and vegetables with a house vinaigrette dressing
Pan Sautéed Polenta with Carrot, Celery Root, and Fire Roasted Tomatoes (Pictured above.)
Grilled Garlic Rubbed Fennel with Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Gouda Mac and Cheese (One of Eco Cater’s most popular dishes!)
French Beans with Crispy Shallot
The day our your wedding, our staff will arrive early 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 San Diego wedding catering team is working diligently behind the scenes to make sure every piece of your menu is prepared to the highest standard, as shown here at Lanaya and Kevin’s wedding in San Diego. We make 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 your dishes.
Once our San Diego 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.
A very special thanks to Lenaya and Kevin for choosing Eco Caters as their San Diego wedding caterer! Our entire staff commented on fun and happy your wedding was. We had a wonderful time getting to know you over our phone calls and correspondence and it was so nice to finally put the faces with all of your family members. From all of us here at Eco Caters, we wish you a very happy “Congratulations!!!”
San Diego Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
San Diego Wedding Photographer: Amy Boring
San Diego Wedding Rentals: Raphael’s Party Rentals
San Diego Wedding Florist: La Costa Farms
San Diego WEdding DJ: Joe from AV Event Designs
Between our Los Angeles and San Diego offices, our all-organic catering team has the greater southern California area covered this holiday season. Whether you’re looking to have Eco Caters prepare a traditional Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Las Posados meal, or just a festive office holiday party, Eco Caters can help you create a custom menu to cook some of your favorite family staples or help you choose from some of our already popular dishes.
No matter how big or small your holiday party, Eco caters will use certified organic produce, purchase everything locally (to not only reduce our carbon footprint, but also to support our local economy this holiday season), and put our love into each and every step of preparing your holiday feast.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect catering company this holiday season, or just don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, we encourage you to give us a ring! (Los Angeles 310.202.0326 San Diego 858.246.6129 Washington D.C. 202.810.3262) With one simple phone call our friendly staff can walk you through planning your event, give you price points, and create ways to incorporate your traditions. Let us help you thank your guests this holiday season with all-organic catering from Eco Caters.
Here is a fun sample menu to get your Holiday Party started!
Below is a list of some of our popular Holiday menu items
*all dishes may change according to season
Memories…. Remember when your family would have those get-togethers or BBQs and the only two options for disposable plates where those round sheets of paper or the heat shrinking Styrofoam? (As seen here in this Sears Kenmore barbecue promotional ad.)
We don’t have to use those anymore!
Nowadays there as so many disposable plate options that the age of struggling to eat outside is over. Our memories can fall back on the homemade food and not us struggling to walk it our heaping plate to the lawn chair. Moreover, there are a handful of companies that have made some pretty impressive products! Best of all, they are recyclable and compostable. Using green plates and disposables are here and here to stay. Here is a few green companies we have tested and used.
VERTERRA LEAF PLATES
We love Verterra plates and often use them at our events. Founded on the belief that it’s possible to combine high design with the highest standards of environmental responsibility, VerTerra now redefines what stylish, sustainable and compostable disposable dinnerware can be. Thoughtfully and beautifully designed, VerTerra offers a chic touch of nature to each table. Durable and versatile, VerTerra is lightweight yet sturdy and stands up to hot foods, hot/cold liquids, the hot sun and can even used to bake in the oven, store in the fridge and reheat in the microwave. Since VerTerra is all-natural – made from only fallen leaves, steam, heat and pressure, there are no concerns about plastics, glues, lacquers, veneers or any toxins to leach into foods.
The company also have an impressive mission statement: Our mission is to produce the highest quality products at fair prices using sustainable production methods and fair wage labor for the environmentally and socially conscious consumer. Each and every day we are inspired by our name, rooted in the Latin phrase “veritas terra” or “true to the earth.” At VerTerra, being inspired means doing what we do best – producing dinnerware that’s biodegradable, durable, and stands out for its natural look and feel. We stay true to the earth by using an agricultural byproduct – fallen leaves – that we borrow (and frequently save from being burned) and then return to the earth.
VENEERWARE BY BAMBU
All Occassion Veneerware by Bambu is certified organic, from organically cultivated bamboo. This green alternative is not only sturdy, it’s approved by the FDA and biodegrades within 6 months of discarding. Bambu also creates some nice quality long-term products too like bowls and cutting boards, which I can also attest too. My wife and I have been using Bambu brand cutting boards for years they have held up beautifully.
PLATES WITH PURPOSE/RIVERSIDE DESIGN GROUP
If you only have a more than a few gathers a year why not think about something more sustainable, rather than throw away? If repurposed is more you thing and you want to class up your party a bit, gives these Plates With Purpose by Riverside Desgn Group and look!
Made with post-industrial and pre-consumer recycled glass, Plates With Purpose are dishwasher and microwave safe and feature 8 custom design graphics. What makes Riverside Design Group’s plates so unique is that each design promotes awareness for a specific charity! A portion of the profits are donated to the noted charity depending on the style you choose. The flower pictured above benefits the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania, the wheat plate below it raises funds for the Greater PA Community Food Bank, and so on. These plates are a great contribution to any party.
Whatever your party needs, have some fun and explore! There are so many sturdy and earth friendly alternatives out there to thee old worthless paper plates of yesteryears, that you’ll never have to worry about having your plate collapse on you again.
Los Angeles is full of wedding location gems; the Asian Pacific Museum is one of them.
The garden and courtyard is a breathtaking space. It stirs romance in one’s heart and nostalgia for a simpler time. “Pacific Asia Museum’s courtyard is inspired by the classic gardens of China where architecture is in harmony with nature. It contains many of the traditional plants and decorative elements that support this unity. While the layout, pond and plants have changed over the years, the courtyard remains a focal point, providing transition between public and private space.” The garden provides the perfect atmosphere for a happy celebration and is ideal for weddings. Everything is full of life, just as couple, Eileen and Marlon were when they sat down with our Los Angeles wedding caterers to aid in their colorful wedding.
It was important to Eileen and Marlon to have a sustainable wedding. Just as our Los Angeles wedding catering team believes, they too care where their food comes from. We here at Eco Caters buy everything certified organic and from small local farms. Not only does this practice preserve Mother Nature, but its also makes for brighter, more flavorful food that you and your guests can taste. That’s something we pride ourselves on over other Los Angeles wedding caterers. Below is a custom wedding menu that our chef created while working closely with the couple.
Chef’s Choice Cheese Display with Market Fruit, Preserves and Crostini
Warm Finger Sandwiches
Pulled Pork with Stewed Collard Greens on a Mini Corn Bread Bun
Crab Cake Slider with House-made Tartar Sauce on a Mini Brioche Bun
Grass-fed Beef Slider with Smoked Cheddar and Caramelized Onion
WEDDING RECEPTION MENU
Caesar Salad with Roasted Garlic Croutons and Shaved Parmesan
Braised Beef Brisket with Tomato, Garlic, Olives, and Preserved Lemon
Rosemary Marjoram Chicken Breast finished with a Sherry Wild Mushroom Sauce
Grilled Farmers Market Vegetables of Zucchini, Carrot, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, and Yellow Squash
Eco Caters, your Los Angeles wedding catering team along with the help of some truly amazing wedding vendors, made this wedding so much fun. We enjoyed creating this event with all of them and we hope you give them a looksee if your planning your own wedding! A special thanks to Eileen and Marlong for choosing Eco Caters as their Los Angeles wedding caterer!
A special thanks to photographer Jonathan Chance for sharing his eye popping wedding photos with us!
Los Angeles Wedding Cake/Cupcakes: Jessica Reed, Swirlz Bakery – (626) 390-1752
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters – (310) 854-9414
Los Angeles Wedding Coordination: Cindy Pham, Mad Love Events – (626) 841-1112
Los Angeles Wedding DJ: Carmin, Wedding Bug – (626) 478-7351
Los Angeles Wedding Floral: Johanna Villard, Flower Fetish – (818) 415-2308
Los Angeles Wedding Hair & Makeup: Karen Lee & Team, Makeup by Karen Lee – (626) 228-6296
Los Angeles Wedding Lighting: Foster Denker, Ambiance Party Lighting – (626) 799-8656
Wedding Officiant: Jacob Jurado, Jacob Marries – (323) 552-3139
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Jonathan Chance (Chang), Xstudio – (626) 592-2323
Los Angeles Wedding Rentals: Classic Party Rentals – (310) 202-0011
Los Angeles Wedding Venue: Gabriella Karsch, Pacific Asia Museum – (626) 449-2742 x33
Eco Caters, your organic Los Angeles wedding catering team is proud to be one of Smog Shoppes’ preferred vendors. Our team creates custom, all-organic and locally sourced menus for all budgets, and coordinates for all sizes. Since our kitchen is literally right across the street from the Smog Shoppe in Culver City, we do a ton of events here and we know them well! Here’s a walk through of how our team handles your wedding!
Most of our clients reach out to us via email or through a lovely phone conversation with Samantha or Staci who run the office of our Los Angeles branch. Both of them are happy to hear your budget, number of guests you may have coming, and hear your ideas on food. Our Los Angeles wedding coordinator and caterers can put together a proposal for you, outlining all your requests and set up a delicious food tasting with.
SETTING UP A FOOD TASTING
Food tastings are so much fun, so come hungry! Here at Eco Caters, our Los angeles wedding catering team sets you and yours down at a table for two, and walks you through the menu you discussed. This menu can include items you wanted us to create for you along with some of our classic, popular dishes we have served over the years. Our coordinator will then leave you two alone as you enjoy a romantic dinner together. Our chef Daniel will slowly bring out courses of food for you both to try along with paired wines or water infused with fresh mint.
Once your multiple course dinner has filled your bellies, our coordinator will come back in and sit down with you and see what foods you loved. From their we can help couples narrow in on their perfect wedding menu.
THE BIG DAY
On the big day our staff will walk across the street and start setting up your event early. Our friendly Los Angeles wedding caterers will come in and meticulously set up each table setting, arrange the details, prep the bar, and get our kitchen ready to serve your friends and family.
SEARED ALBACORE TUNA APPETIZERS
Pictured above is one of our popular appetizers: It is a seared Albacore Tuna (which is a safe sustainable fish caught here off the California coast!), atop a bed of cabbage slaw tossed with sweet citrus juice and topped with cilantro. Yumm!
GRILLED CHICKEN WITH OUR GREEK YOGURT DIPPING SAUCE
These are great, savory morsels for everyone. The grilled chicken is perfect for a hot day.
As guests take their seats to watch the first dance, our Los Angeles wedding caterer team will discretely pass out plated salads for guests. Pictured above is our wild arugula salad with fresh peaches and apricots from the local farmers market, local Points Reyes Bleu Cheese, and tossed in our Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
FAMILY STYLE WEDDING DINNER
A group of friends share a family-style reception dinner with grilled pacific fish, truffle mashed potatoes, grilled farmers market vegetables (whatever is in season), and a dry rubbed flank steak.
After our Los Angeles wedding caterer, Eco Caters, has cleared every last plate, and guest have had their fill of coffee and desert, our crew will quietly clean up the kitchen and put everything back the way it was, give the newly weds and big hug and bid them a fond farewell. We will keep in touch with our clients after a day or two, or maybe after their honeymoon, and see how their experience was. Often, it is common that we keep in contact with our brides and grooms for years to come; we receive photos of children as couples grow their family, new houses, whatever fun milestones couples go through, we are right their with them. We’ve personally saw them through one milestone in their life (their wedding), and it often creates a bond that leaves a lasting impression.
San Diego has some picturesque parks to tie the knot along its port, but one of the most popular is the Embarcdero Marina Park. Whether you choose the north or the south side of the park, you are in a prime location surrounded by white beach, green grass, and spectacular view of downtown. Eco Caters, your San Diego wedding catering team was on hand to serve our clients Tamara and Tim.
Saturday, 3:00 PM
Tamara and Tim, along with their wedding party and their family, gather for a beautiful, breezy wedding ceremony at the Embarcdero Park in San Diego.
Tim leans in to kiss Tamara as friends and family erupt into cheers for the new couple.
Ice cubes clink into the bottom of a lowball glass as spirits, and club soda fizz to the top; cocktail hour jumps into full swing.
Your San Diego wedding caterers bring on decorated platters of choice Cheese, market fruits, and a homemade apricot preserve. Guests were also offered a hummus trio, tabouli, an olive salad, all paired with our warm flatbread. Our clients Tamara and Tim were also impressed with our antipasto with marinated artichoke, sweet peppers with wild arugula, Marinated Cherry Tomato with Mozzarella, and mixed olives, so, we were happy to add these items to their menu!
A guest falls in love with our roasted salsa trio with organic tortilla chips.
Our San Diego wedding catering team believes that each and every event we do should be start with the freshest all-organic ingredients. Our clients Tim and Tamara also wanted to serve their wedding guests fresh Farmer’s Market vegetables, locally sourced meats, and everything organic.
As friends and family took their seats our San Diego wedding caters kicked off the “family style” reception dinner. Ceramic bowls of deliciously prepared food where brought out straight from the kitchen and placed in the hands of hungry guests.
To start off, guests passed a bowl of wild arugula, mixed with Farmer’s Market vegetables, and finished with our Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
For the main course our San Diego wedding caterers brought out a smoky braised short rib rubbed with annatto, orange, and garlic, our grilled corn polenta cakes with a root vegetable ragout, black truffle potato puree, and our always popular roasted asparagus marinated in fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.
First dance! Tim held out his hand and escorted his new bride out onto the grassy dance floor for a romantic first dance. After everyone had snapped their own photos to capture the moment, ladies ditched their heels, guys loosened their ties and joined in on the celebration.
A gentleman in a green tie officially has too much to drink. But he was not alone
Last dance! Everyone took to the dance floor for the last dance.
A special “Thank You!” to Tim and Tamara for choosing Eco Caters as their San Diego wedding caterer, and to David Su Photography for sharing his great wedding photography with our blog readers. Until next time San Diego!
San Diego Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
San Diego Wedding Location: Embarcdero Marina Park
San Diego Wedding Photographer: David Su Photography
Eco Caters, your San Diego wedding catering company, was proud to be chosen once again for another beautiful wedding.
Living in southern California we see our fair share of bright, eye-popping colors on display during the wedding season. Alli and Spencer’s wedding is a shining example of bright colors at work. San Diego wedding photographer Sean Walker did an amazing job capturing the bright colors and preserving them for us to share.
Alli and Spencer had their wedding at a private residence here in San Diego, which we feel always makes for the most intimate of weddings. The couple came up with some fun ways to entertain their guests, like spreading out fun blankets and placing picnic baskets on top filled with fresh baked goods and savory treats. The couple also brought together some wild colors by the assistance of Linda Woolcott. All the colors through out the wedding put smiles on guest’s faces, and cohesively work seamlessly together.
We are one of the few San Diego wedding catering companies that serves all organic food, and we take pride in doing it right. When Alli and Spencer came to us for their food tasting, it was something they valued as well. We told them the same thing we tell all of our clients: Everything Eco Caters purchases is fresh, locally farmed and USDA Certified Organic. Not only do we feel that it’s the right thing to do for the environment, and our bodies, it also tastes better! Our clients often comment on how much better our food tastes over other San Diego wedding caterers.
Following a lovely ceremony in the back yard, the bar opened up, the turntables began to spin, and our kitchen started offering fresh Hors D’oevres. Our Chef put together beautifully arranged cheese platters with fresh cheese from the farmers market along with local farmed fruits and an apricot preserve. Friends and family were also offered homemade antipasto with marinated artichoke, grilled sweet peppers paired with wild arugula, marinated cherry tomato with creamy mozzarella, an assortment of mixed olives, and a true crowd pleaser, our Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Slaw and Spicy Aioli (pictured on the right).
We encourage our clients to create custom menus for their wedding and our clients put together a fun one! They started their reception dinner off with a big bowl of wild arugula mixed with other fresh vegetables purchased by our chef the day of at the local farmers market. For protein, Alli and Spencer fell in love with our hardy grilled vegetarian lasagna with House Ricotta. Yumm! For sides our San Diego wedding caterers brought out grilled market vegetables, sesame green beans, and a smoky, grilled Corn on the Cob.
I am really impressed with the photography of Sean Walker. Sean really did an amazing job with Alli and Spencer’s wedding photos! He has a great eye for taking advantage of negative space, capturing his subject’s expression, and making these wedding colors sing. Our San Diego wedding catering team loves receiving photos of weddings like this because they are so fun to share.
As always, a very special thanks goes out to our couple, Alli and Spencer for choosing Eco Caters as their San Diego wedding caterer. We couldn’t have enjoyed being apart of your wedding more, and we wish you to the best!
San Diego Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
San Diego Wedding Photographer: Sean Walker Photography
San Diego Wedding Location: Private Residence
Want a fun San Diego wedding venue that has a beautiful property surrounded by tropical gardens, a large house ready to be used however you wish, overlooking the ocean? Then say, “hello” to the Soledad Club. Eco Caters was on hand to help Patrick and Maria take advantage of this exciting San Diego event space.
Our San Diego wedding catering team not only catered our popular all-organic cuisine for Patrick and Maria’s wedding, we were also their San Diego wedding coordinator. Our clients love the convenience and simplicity of only having to remember one phone number when planning their wedding, and its Emily Brune’s at our San Diego branch, Eco Caters.
Emily of our San Diego wedding catering company sat down with Patrick and Maria and went over everything with them, so that their San Diego wedding would turn out just as they had dreamed it to be. Here’s the bride in her own words on the day:
“We had the best experience with Eco Caters, everyone loved the food and Emily, Lauren, Adam, and all the servers were fantastic!”
As friends and family arrived, they were offered refreshing organic beverages from our San Diego wedding caterers. Sweet lemonade, sun brewed iced tea, and water infused with some crisp mint sprigs, were displayed in old, glass dispensers. This is staple we serve at all of our San Diego wedding catering events and always goes over so well as guest mingle during those hot summer months.
Following a tear jerking ceremony over looking the San Diego coast line, attendees were offered some savory appetizers during cocktail hour: A homemade hummus trio with cucumber yoghurt, mixed olives, and warm flatbread. Our chefs also prepared three different kinds of fresh salsa, with Organic tortilla chips, and guacamole.
As the sun began to set and guest found their way to their seats, our San Diego wedding caterers opened up the buffet. The all-organic wedding buffet was all food Patrick and Maria loved during their food tasting with us and the couple was just as please the second time around when trying our food as they were the first. The couple decided to open up their feast with a nice large bowl of mixed Farmers Market greens tossed with crisp vegetables and topped off with our homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette. For protein, the couple went with a Blackened Local Fish with Rice and Refried Beans, and our spicy Chipotle Blueberry Chicken. And lastly the couple picked out a few delicious side dishes to complment the rest of their meal with grilled Farmers Market vegetables (zucchini, bell peppers, leeks, carrots, and squash), and our popular mirepoix quinoa.
A big thank you to Shana Siler of Siler Photography for allowing us to share these wonderful wedding photos with all of you. She was so much fun to work with and we look forward to running into her again at our next encounter! To find out more about Shana Siler’s photography, visit her website www.shanasiler.com
LOOKING TO HAVE A WEDDING AT THE SOLEDAD CLUB?
Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Road, San Diego, CA 92109
“Located across the street from Kate Sessions Park, the Soledad Club was built in 1963. There are several rooms within the building, useful for different types of functions. The outside deck has a beautiful view of the ocean and bay. Because the building is located in a very quiet residential neighborhood, we are committed to maintaining the serenity and peacefulness of this neighborhood. Next to the building, is a parking lot with space for fifty cars.
Our main room is a 2,500 square feet auditorium, with a stage area. This room can easily accommodate 225 people seated at tables.
On the lower level is the downstairs room, which can accommodate about 80 people. This room is carpeted and furnished with comfortable chairs. There is a small kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave but no stove. One unisex bathroom is located in this room.
Approximates dimensions are:
Main room: 50 feet by 50 feet.
Surf Room: 36 feet by 40 feet.
Downstairs room is approximately 26 feet by 35 feet
There are four bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs. Please insure that your guests do not place diapers, feminine products or paper towels into the toilets; these items should be properly wrapped and placed in the trash cans provided.
View of the ocean and bay from the outside deck
Adjacent to the main room is a kitchen, with a stove, refrigerator and microwave, all of which may be used by renters.
There are four bathrooms upstairs, two of them located on either side of the stage, two located in the Surf Room.”
San Diego Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
San Diego Wedding Photographer: Shana Siler of Siler Photography
San Diego Wedding Venue: Soledad Club
San Diego Wedding Live Music: Andy Mauser
San Diego Wedding Baker: Kimberly Gafter and Jennifer Duncan
San Diego Wedding Rentals: Raphael’s Party Rentals
San Diego Wedding Transportaion: Eric Talner of Never Tardy Bus
Eco Caters, San Diego’s all-organic wedding caterer put together a delicious wedding feast for our newlyweds Maggie and Jake’s wedding at the Marina Village, here in San Diego.
There’s something romantic and timeless about sunsets over the ocean. Our clients Maggie and Jake had always wanted a wedding on the ocean and Eco Caters not only was hired to cater their special day, but we also were able to work them as their San Diego wedding coordinator!
A lot of our clients are disappointed to discover that Eco Caters can coordinate their San Diego wedding after they have already hired a separate wedding coordinator; since our San Diego wedding catering company already plays such an integral role in a couple’s wedding, its so much easier to have your wedding coordinator and your wedding catering company all under one roof. It’s usually cheaper and just simplifies everything. It’s something Eco Caters offers that most San Diego wedding caterers do not.
Emily, our San Diego wedding coordinator listened to what Maggie and Jake wanted to have in their wedding, and what they valued. She worked with our chef, and some of our preferred vendors to help them find a wedding location, connect them with the right people, and help them pull of their wedding within their budget.
The couple chose Marina Village in San Diego to have their wedding and to celibrate with their family and friends. Our team of San Deigo wedding caterers worked from start to finish to make sure everything was pulled off seamlessly.
Maggie and Jake are conscious of the food they eat, and it was important to them to serve their wedding guests Eco Caters’ organic and locally sourced food. The food our San Diego wedding catering company prepares is all farmed from small, local farms and purchased the day before the event. Our San Diego wedding catering team also worked with Maggie and Jake to help them create a custom wedding dinner menu that fit their budget. Below is a fun wedding sample menu we put together with them bursting with freshness and flavors.
Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres
Plantain Chips with homemade Guacamole and Roasted Jalapeno
A bright Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche with Lemon Lime and Coconut Butter
Refreshing Cucumber Cups with Mango, Jicama, Chili, and Lime
Farmers Market Salad includes, Best of the Saturday morning, San Diego Farmers Market greens and vegetables tossed with a house vinaigrette dressing.
Juicy, smoked Chili Rubbed Jidori Chicken Breast
Grilled Farmers Market Vegetables
Taco Bar Includes:
Salsa Fresca, Roasted Salsa, Mango Salsa
Cheddar and Jalapeno Jack Cheese
Grilled Peppers and Onions
Warm Corn and Flour Tortillas
And, last but not least, our Roasted Garlic Guacamole
To pair with our taco bar, our San Diego wedding catering team, put together a few savory side dishes to finish off the feast:
Black Beans with Orange and Mexican Chocolate
Heirloom Tomato Rice with roasted cumin seed and coriander
We wish Maggie and Jake the very best and thank them for choosing Eco Caters as their San Diego wedding coordinator, and organic caterer. We also wanted to share these photographs from San Diego wedding photographer Wedding Bug Studios.
San Diego Wedding Coordinator: Emily of Eco Caters
San Diego Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
San Diego Wedding Officiate: Ian Williams
San Diego Wedding DJ: Julian Napolitan
San Diego Wedding Flouriest: Rae Florae
San Diego Wedding Hotel: Bahia Hotel & Resort
San Diego Wedding Photographer: Wedding Bug Studios
San Diego Wedding Transportation: Industry Transportation
San Diego Wedding Rentals: Raphaels Party Rentals
Keys Creek Lavender Farm in San Diego is a nature haven for beauty, and wedding parties. Eco Caters, your all organic, San Diego wedding catering team was on hand for Haley and Trevor’s country themed wedding, at this one-of-a-kind venues.
As their name implies, Keys Creek Lavender Farm grows Lavender, and boy do they ever! From May until June (which is the peak season for lavender) these bright purple flowers share their splendor with the world, attracting birds, bees, and brides. Not only are these therapeutic flowers kind on the eyes, their real beauty lies in the flowers delicate fragrance, which tickles the nose everywhere your turn. The farm uses the flowers popular aroma in making tea, perfumes and in the practice of aromatherapy. If you’re looking for a place to tie-the-knot we can’t think of a more beautiful place that tantalizes all the senses than Keys Creek Lavender Farm.
Our San Diego wedding catering company prides itself on our sustainable practices so we are always excited to collaborate with likeminded vendors and venues, like Keys Creek, which is San Diego’s only USDA certified organic lavender grower! Regardless of their organic stature, the Keys Creek Lavender Farm is just an all around great nature destination. And, with fun monthly events like tea parties, private tours, and soup making classes, it’s worth a visit.
It was important for our clients Haley and Trevor to have a green wedding and our San Diego wedding catering company put together a custom, all-organic wedding menu to fit their needs. To start cocktail hour off our San Diego wedding caterers put out a beautiful spread of homemade hummus: a roasted garlic hummus, a roasted bell pepper hummus, and black bean hummus. Guests also enjoyed our cucumber yoghurt, mixed olives, and our grilled flatbread.
For the main course friends and family were offered juicy grilled chicken breasts topped with a mango and avocado salsa, our popular coconut sauce spooned over grilled Pacific Fish, steamed quinoa with carrots, and fresh from the local farmers market a hardy bowl of crispy arugula with shaved peaches and our house Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing. Our San Diego caterers received some very nice compliments on the food which our team always enjoys hearing
From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to say, “Thank You!” Haley and Trevor for choosing Eco Caters as their San Diego wedding caterer. We had a wonderful time getting to know you over the wedding process and we wish you two the best! “Thank You!” to Key’s Creek Lavender Farm for sharing their wonderful event space with us. Lastly, we’d like to thank Natalia Robert of Full Circle Images for allowing us to share these wonderful wedding photos. We encourage you to visit Natalia’s website (www.full-circle-images.com) and snoop around; she has some amazing photos to look through!
San Diego Wedding Venue: Keys Creek Lavender Farm
San Diego Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
San Diego Wedding Photograher: Natalia Robert of Full Circle Images