Everyone wants the best Los Angeles catering company at their wedding and with Eco Caters you can’t go wrong. Everything we prepare is fresh, local, organic and seasonal.
Jessica and Kim not only had our Los Angeles wedding catering team cater their wedding, we also stepped in to coordinate their special day. Combining our delicious catering with our event design team is a great way to save money and ensure a headache free wedding.
Our Los Angeles wedding caterers prepared savory finger foods and a hardy buffet made entirely from local and organic food. Our team makes small orders from a growing list of Eco Caters Approved organic farms for events. We work with our clients to make sure their menu uses seasonal fruits and vegetables and that we always use sustainable seafood.
(Above) Our amazing team. These are the people behind the scenes that make everything happen.
The Wrightwood Guest Ranch is a naturally beautiful wedding venue nestled in the mountains, a short drive away from the city noise. As a sustainable wilderness venue, the Wrightwood Guest Ranch is great for a green wedding and pairs well with our Los Angeles organic wedding catering company.
“It’s your special day…we help make it a dream wedding in every way. At Wrightwood Guest Ranch in Southern California, we take great care to ensure your marriage celebration will be a captivating experience in the magical setting of the scenic splendor of God’s untouched creation. Each detail is made simple yet unmistakably tasteful in one of several outdoor wedding locations on the Ranch.
We will help make your vision for the day a reality, from the very rustic and simple ceremony with an outdoor BBQ picnic to an eloquent and elaborate wedding with formal dining. We can provide you with all the essentials you may need like a large decorative tent, dance floor and tablecloth dining for up to 200 guests. We are now accepting bookings for our gorgeous outdoor stone patio. Simply contact us and we will take care of the details for you.” ~Wrightwood Guest Ranch Website
Los Angeles based wedding photographer, Mark Brooke did a fantastic job shooting Jessica and Kim’s wedding. They ran their butts off making sure they captured every moment. We encourage you to visit his website to see even more photos from this event, and his many others: MarkBrooke.com
Our Los Angeles wedding catering team is always thankful that Mark allows us to share photos from the events we work together and we look forward to our next encounter!
From all of us at Eco Caters, we would like to give a special thanks to Jessica and Kim for trusting us with their special day. We are honored that they chose us as you Los Angeles wedding caterers and we enjoyed getting to know the two of them in the process. They had such a wonderful group of friends and family and their wedding day made us smile and laugh right along with them.
Los Angeles Wedding Coordinator: Lauren of Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Venue: Wrightwood Guest Ranch
Savanna and David created a beautiful wedding using organic catering and a sustainable California wedding venue.
Los Angeles wedding coordinator, Lauren Sullivan, of Eco Caters coordinated this beautiful wedding held at the Los Angeles Smog Shoppe. Lauren helped the couple create the perfect menu, find the coolest wedding vendors and used Savanna own artistic mind to create the decor.
Eco Caters, your organic Los Angeles wedding catering team used sustainable seafood, locally grown produce and seasonal ingredients. Chef Rob of our Los Angeles kitchen created a unique wedding menu using a few of our tried and true dishes along with implementing some special requests from Savanna and David. “We love clients who want to try something unique!” says Chef Rob, “Savanna and David are foodies. They were excited to have their guests try some adventurous appetizers and cocktails which makes designing the menu so much fun.”
Our Los Angeles wedding catering team worked with Lauren to ensure that everything was served according to the timeline. One of the nice things about having your catering company coordinate your wedding is that there’s no middle man. Everything runs smooth. Everything is orchestrated under one roof. It’s stress free for everyone involved. Going these extra steps by using organic food, and offering great coordination packages for our clients is something we feel sets us apart over other Los Angeles wedding caterers.
We love the Smog Shoppe. Eco Caters not only does countless events with the venue, we’re also a select few apart of their preferred vendors list. Our Los Angeles wedding caterers love the sustainable venue and its dedication to recycling rain water and using solar energy. It’s a beautiful space for wedding of all sizes.
Jenna of One Eleven Photography took exceptional wedding photos! Eco Caters thanks her for allowing us to share them with all of you and for letting us show off some of our fun events! We love being apart of these special occasions and being able to share these happy moments.
We encourage you to visit Jenna’s work at OneElevenPhotography.com.
Los Angeles Wedding Venue – The Smog Shoppe
Los Angeles Wedding Cordinator – Lauren of Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Catering – Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Floral Design – The Little Branch
Los Angeles Wedding DJ – Skyline Entertainment
Los Angeles Wedding Cake Design – The Butter End
Los Angeles Wedding Hair & Makeup Artist – Sweet Adeline Beauty
Our catering company witnessed a surprise wedding proposal that nobody saw coming. It was filed by John B Productions and it’s a must watch.
Filmed by John B. Productions, Inc. at the wedding of Stephanie Druck and Tony Silvia.
Southern California Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Eco Caters makes wedding planning a breeze by combining your wedding coordination and catering needs into one easy step!
Everyone wants the best Los Angeles wedding coordinator and catering, but finding the perfect match can be an exhausting process. That’s why Eco Caters, Southern California’s wedding coordination and organic catering company is the ideal choice for wedding couples. Two (organic) birds with one stone.
Lauren, head of our Los Angeles Eco Caters branch, not only helped Deb and Eric plan the catering menu for their wedding, she also coordinated their special day. Lauren helped the couple save money by getting special rates with other vendors, assisted them in designing their timeline, and made sure that everything ran smoothly.
Lauren loved coordinating Deb and Eric’s wedding and wanted to make the process as stress free as possible. “Coordinating a wedding while having a direct line of communication with my catering team makes wedding planning so much simpler! It’s one less person to hire and I know exactly what to expect.”
Lauren is also head of events at our Los Angeles branch. She meets regularly with couples and companies to go over their needs, their budget, and helps them select the perfect menu for the occasion. Our Los Angeles wedding catering team also goes above and beyond for our clients in the food we select for our events. We purchase local ingredients from neighboring farms, sustainable seafood, and ensure that ever bit we serve is USDA Organic. The research and dedication we put into sourcing our food is something we feel sets us apart from other Los Angeles wedding caterers.
The Smog Shoppe is a great wedding venue for the environmentally conscious couple. It runs off solar power, reuses rain water to water its lush garden, and every little detail is designed from repurposed materials. As one of the select few preferred vendors of the Smog Shoppe, we cater tons of weddings at this iconic LA venue. To top it all off, Eco Caters is also right across the street from the Smog Shoppe! This not only makes it easy on us, but also on our clients.
The photos of Deb and Eric’s wedding are courtesy of Mark Brooke Photography. We highly recommend Mark Brooke for your upcoming wedding. Mark is professional, fun, creative, and a joy to work with. Please take a moment to visit his website to see more of his work. www.MarkBrooke.com
Los Angeles Wedding Coordinator: Lauren of Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Mark Brooke Photography
Los Angeles Wedding Venue: Smog Shoppe
Los Angeles Wedding Florist: Brigitta’s Events and Floral Design
We are thrilled for Jessica and Kim’s upcoming wedding, at the Writghtwood Guest Ranch! We are so thrilled in fact, that we had to post their engagement photos, curtesy ofMark Brooke Photography.
Eco Caters is not only catering Jessica and Kim’s special day, our very own Lauren Sullivan, is also coordinating the event.
We’ve met lots of couples that need a California wedding caterer to help them coordinate their wedding. Some couples need a California wedding coordinator to coordinate their wedding from start to finish, while other couples just want a little wedding assistance on the day of they tie the knot. Either way, Eco Caters is here to help!
Having our California catering company handle your wedding coordination needs makes the wedding planning so much easier for everyone involved. Our goal is your goal: to pull off a perfect wedding while making sure that you and your guests have a memorable experience. With any event planning, simplicity is the key. What easier way to plan your wedding than to have your catering company and your wedding coordinator working on the same team.
Lauren Sullivan, head of our Los Angeles events, helped Jessica and Kim create a wedding uniquely their own. Our California wedding catering company will be serving all-organic food, something that is very important to Jessica and Kim, and our chefs. Wedding coordinator Lauren Sullivan also knew how to get the couple discounts with certain vendors and also helped them find the perfect outdoor venue, the Wrightwood Guest Ranch.
California Wedding photographers Candice and Mark of Mark Brooke Photography are an amazing couple, and amazing photographers. They are one of our favorite preferred vendors, and we thank them for letting us share their work with you. We encourage you to visit their website and check out their growing collection of work: MarkBrooke.com
Our Eco Caters office is so excited for Jessica and Kim’s upcoming September wedding! We will have details and photos of their celebration following their wedding.
If you or someone you know is planning an upcoming wedding in souther California, give our team at Eco Caters a call! No matter how big or small your questions may be, we’re happy to help: Contact Eco Caters HERE.
Eco Caters is the perfect San Diego wedding caterer for your perfect wedding day!
Friends and family gathered to celebrate the love of Randy and Amelia at a private estate, just outside of San Diego, California. Our San Diego wedding catering team was on hand to make this day special and to share in the joy these two wonderful people have for each other. It was truly a wonderful occasion.
Not only do we love the couples we cater for, we also love the food we serve. Our Southern California catering team takes great strides to ensure that Eco Caters is environmentally friendly. Through our organic practices and our ongoing commitment to supporting local farmers and businesses, we take pride in supporting our local community and find ways to give back. We are always pleased when our clients, like Randy and Amelia, also value these philosophies and appreciate the extra care we put into planning our events.
We believe this extra care to detail shines through in the food we serve as well. Whether you have a large corporate dinner coming up, or an intimate wedding, our San Diego wedding caterers will ensure your occasion is a special one, by serving the freshest ingredients grown right her in California. We also do our research to make sure that we are always serving sustainable seafood, free range meats, and the brightest vegetables. Our farm-to-fork system is what we feel sets us apart from other San Diego wedding caterers, and our clients agree.
In choosing the best of what Mother Nature has to offer, our San Diego wedding catering team hand picks ingredients from neighborhood farmers markets, a select list of organic family farms and trusted local fisherman. We rotate and recommend menu items that utilize seasonal ingredients and explore fun new ways to combine flavors.
We would like to give a special “thank you” to San Diego wedding photographer, Suzanne Hansen. She allowed us to share her intimate wedding photos of Randy and Amelia’s wedding with you. We would also like to thank Randy and Amelia for choosing Eco Caters as their San Diego wedding caterer. We wish them the best of luck. Cheers!
San Diego Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Southern California chooses Eco Caters as their San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles area wedding caterer.
Jason and Kurt had such a fun wedding and their family was so kind to us. Our catering team was honored to be apart of their special day and to fuel all those dance moves on the dance floor. Thank you Jason and Kurt for choosing Eco Caters as your Orange County wedding caterer!
Jason and Kurt celebrated their Orange County wedding with organic and locally farmed goodness. We pride ourselves on choosing FDA Organic ingredients throughout our dishes and purchase protein and produce from local farms. We also buy fresh, sustainable seafood to ensure your event has no impact on our oceans. This extra care is what sets us apart from other Orange County wedding caterers.
Please check out our growling list of local and organic farms that we use during Orange County wedding catering events: Eco Caters Farms
Our Orange County wedding catering chefs are forever growing their pallet and testing new recipes to wow our client and their guests. When couples come in for tastings we offer them a wide range of dishes and appetizers that have stood the test of time.
We are also excited when clients share their passion in having a family dish or a special finger food from a first date. Our seasoned chefs can integrate these special requests into your menu to make your Orange County wedding a memorable one.
Eco Caters also works hard to use in season produce. Our chefs hand pick herbs, berries, cheeses, and vegetables from local farmers markets and orders directly from local farms. Purchasing in season produce means that ingredients are at peak nutritional value and bright. Our Orange County wedding caterers also do this because it keeps everything local. When you choose Eco Caters your supporting your local farmers and your local economy.
A special thank you to Jason Burns of Jason Burns Photography for allowing us to share wedding photos from Jason and Kurt’s special day! Jason Burns has a great collection of fun events that he has photographed. We encourage you to visit his website and snoop around: JasonBurnsPhotography.com.
Orange County Wedding Catering: Eco Caters
Orange County Wedding Photographer: Jason Burns Photography
Regardless of your cooking status, we have to eat the food we make, so why not treat ourselves to better tasting food? Here are 1o essential cooking tips from chefs that everyone should learn. We can all follow a recipe to the promise land but learning how to be better in the kitchen is what sets the “chef” apart from the “Cook.”
We often forget to taste our food before we serve it. This is a big fat no-no and is the easiest way to improv your cooking. A good cook should be constantly tasting and evaluating the flavors and textures of their food. Adding an extra dash of salt or a pinch of spice before you serve your dish can make a major difference in what you eat.
“When making meatballs or meatloaf, you need to know how the mixture tastes before you cook it. Make a little patty and fry it in a pan like a mini hamburger. Then you can taste it and adjust the seasoning.”
~ Isaac Becker of 112 Eatery, Minneapolis
This step is often overlooked when cooking because the results are often minor, however this is a vital step in cooking food and abiding by temperatures is essential to achieving better results. Throwing a chick breast in a pan that hasn’t fully heated up will still cook your chicken, but it also means that the extra time it takes to warm up the pan and your chicken will result in a dryer chicken breast than had you been patient. Even that late night frozen pizza you pop in the oven will lack the crispness if you don’t give the oven those vital few minutes to heat up.
The next time you fry an egg, throw one in the pan before it’s warmed up. Now fry an egg in the same pan that’s hot. You will see a big difference in not only the way the egg looks but in its texture. The egg that was thrown into a cold pan will be thin and rubbery. The egg thrown into the hot pan will be thick and tender.
Growing up I watched my grandmother and mother run water over their pasta after draining it, and by habit, I too started rinsing my pasta. I later discovered that this was an unnecessary step. By rinsing your pasta you wash off the stick starches on the pasta, which prevents the pasta from absorbing and sticking to the sauce. If you ever looked down at your plate of spaghetti and found a pool of water around it, then you know what I’m talking about.
Cast Iron pans are inexpensive ($20) and are virtually indestructible. The are great for cooking meats, getting “grill marks” or color on your vegetable, you can throw the whole thing in the oven, and they will replace your non-stick pan. The only real enemy a cast iron pan has is soap. As long as you take a moment to oil your pan and wipe it down when finished, you will find that cast iron pans can out perform the most expensive of pans.
Non-stick pans are great for certain cooking applications but more often than not we average cooks will use the non-stick pan for almost every occasion. This leads to non-stick pans wearing out within a year and it losing it’s non-stick quality. Cast iron on the other hand has the same level of non-stick (when heated up or oiled) as your fancy higher end non-stick pans, and it will never wear out.
By shaving off the colorful rind of a lemon, lime or orange can make an unbelievable difference in your food and make you look like a gourmet chef. Adding a little lemon zest to a salad, over pasta, or fish fresh from the oven is amazing and so simple. Zesting can be done without a fancy zester too. You can finely chop it with a knife or use a small cheese grater if you have one.
You know that roll next to the plastic wrap at the grocery store you always gaze at but never buy? That stuff is cooking gold! If you line your baking sheet with it you can save yourself a lot of cleaning and scrubbing. If you line your cupcakes of muffins with it you will look like you bought them at a bakery. If you wrap fish and a few vegetables inside a little parchment paper pouch, you can make a moist dinner for one. It’s amazing stuff.
The longer it takes most meats to cook, the more moister that escapes and evaporates. If you pull meat from the fridge or the freezer and then throw it on the grill it’s going to take a lot of extra time to get that 30 degree center up to whatever temperature it needs to reach to cook. By letting your meat or fish reach room temperature (70 degrees) you will let your meat cook more evenly and in a shorter period of time. This equals better food. Being patient and taking the extra time to let your pans, ovens, and meats reach the temperatures they need to cook will make a notable difference in the tenderness of your dishes.
“To cook a steak, I always start by cooking it on its side, where there is a rim of fat on its narrow edge. I render it down so there’s good, flavorful fat in the pan for the rest of the cooking.”
~ Alain Ducasse of Benoit, New York City
Every cook should know how to make a Roux. It’s simple and greatly improves dishes. A Roux is the combination of fat and starch to make a simple thickening agent used to thicken soups, and sauces. Learning how to make a roux is easy and the results will elevate your cooking to the next level.
The number one rule for cooking is to never serve a new dish to guests. Always serve something you feel comfortable with and have experience cooking. Experiment and try out new recipes on a Tuesday and save the tried and true for Saturday night. It’s a sure fire way to impress guests and show off your cooking skills.
I’ve made this dish many times and it yields stunning results. It’s so simple and yet so incredibly juicy and flavorful. Chef Keller explains how to make this dish with only a few ingredients and with minimal steps.
Eco Caters, your Los Angeles wedding caterer prepared an organic feast fit for the Los Angeles foodie couple, Gabi and Jeff.
Gabi and Jeff held their wedding ceremony and reception at the fashionable Smog Shoppe. The Smog Shoppe also happens to be right across the street from our Eco Caters Office! Score! As a Los Angeles wedding caterer, we cater tons of events at the Smog Shoppe and since our kitchen is only thirty steps away event planning is a breeze.
Gabi and Jeff wanted to go all out during cocktail hour and since our kitchen was so close Eco Caters was able to prepare some special appetizers, like fresh shucked oysters.
Our organic Los Angeles wedding catering company shucked three choice oysters of differing origins: our local California oyster, a northern west coast variety and a popular Japanese oyster. The trio was complimented with our hot and savory horseradish sauce, a traditional mignonette, and a zippy cocktail sauce.
Eco Caters is passionate about catering the best food for our client’s special events. We prepare dishes using USDA organic foods from local farms. We serve grass fed meats and sustainably sourced seafoods. This extra love sets our food apart from other Los Angeles wedding caterers and we look forward to serving your up coming wedding!
Head coordinator Lauren of our Los Angeles wedding catering team helped Gabi and Jeff create the perfect wedding menu. From designing a flavorful bar menu, a fun assortment of finger food for cocktail hour, to a hardy (and sustainable) plated reception dinner, Lauren arranged a menu fit for a Los Angeles foodie, and guests raved!
Justin of ‘Your Inner Song Photography’ did an amazing job capturing Gabi and Jeff’s wedding. His lens captures fun reactions and intimate moments. His creative vision in camera angles and post filtering choices make for stunning, standout photographs. We want to thank Justin for allowing us to share his work. We are so proud to show it off to all of you! We also encourage you to visit his website and book him for your upcoming event or photo shoot. Website: www.yourinnersong.com
We would like to give a special thanks to Gabi and Jeff for choosing Eco Caters as your Los Angeles wedding caterer. You two are the sweetest couple and we wish you the very best. Cheers!
LOS ANGELES WEDDING VENDORS
Los Angeles Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone
Los Angeles Wedding Shoes : Prada
Los Angeles Wedding Hair Styling: Blind Barber LA, website:www.blindbarber.com
Los Angeles Wedding Venue: Smog Shoppe LA, website: www.marvimon.com
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Catering LA, website: www.ecocaters.com
Los Angeles Wedding Cake: Magnolia Bakery
Los Angeles Wedding Floral Design: Seeds Floral, website: www.seedfloral.com
Los Angeles Wedding Chuppah : My Chuppah, website: www.mychuppah.net
Los Angeles Wedding Teepee Rental: Stefan Wigand, website: www.stefanwigand.com
Los Angeles Wedding Photography: Your Inner Song Photography, website: www.yourinnersong.com
Los Angeles Wedding Photo booth: The Bosco, website:www.thebos.co
Los Angeles Wedding Videographer: Atif Ateeq, website: http://www.atifateeq.com
Los Angeles Wedding Graphic Design: The bride, Gabi Laub
Wedding Planning & Event Design: The bride, Gabi Laub and Jewel Georgieff Wedding Design, website: www.pralique.com
Los Angeles Wedding Lighting & Sound: Brad Kemp Stag Labs, website: www.stagelabs.com
Los Angeles Wedding DJ: DJ Dash Speaks, website:www.dashspeaks.com
and DJ NSR, website: www.iamnsr.com
Los Angeles Wedding Officiant: Rabbi Toba August
Eco Caters Wedding Coordinator Lauren Sullivan put together a classy Los Angeles wedding by combing the old historic Maxwell House, with our fresh organic wedding food.
Los Angeles wedding coordinator Lauren Sullivan worked intimately with Kim and Arvin to bring their wedding dreams to life. Lauren helped the couple find a lavish wedding venue (The Maxwell House) that fit their budget and collaborated with them over their vegan brunch menu.
Since Lauren is the event coordinator at our Los Angeles Eco Caters office, she is able to coordinate our clients weddings, and, oversee the catering for their special day. Overseeing both the wedding coordination and the catering ensures that weddings run smoothly. Lauren worked tirelessly to make Kim and Arvin’s wedding perfect, and she can do the same for you!
This Pasadena wedding venue, the Maxwell House, is an enchanting Mediterranean Italianate style estate house with tile roofing, painted ceilings, stucco walls, and oozing with class. The Maxwell House is an ideal wedding venue for Los Angeles couples
“In 1929, George H. Maxwell, a wealthy East Coast litigator and philanthropist commissioned architects Marston and Maybury to build a 13,000 square foot “bungalow.”
The soaring entry hall and decoratively painted ceiling panels provided the perfect setting to accommodate the Maxwells’ love of entertaining on a grand scale and today showcases paintings on loan from the historic California Art Club.” ~MaxwellHousePasadena.com
The Maxwell House‘s rich history makes for an ideal wedding venue. It’s lofty entrance and elegant dinning rooms impress during cocktail hour, while it’s large patio is perfectly suited for an outdoor wedding ceremony. The onsite kitchen also provides ample space for a Los Angeles wedding caterer to cook up an exceptional dinner.
Eco Caters is an organic Los Angeles wedding catering company that serves food from local farms, sustainable seafood, and free range proteins. For the Maxwell House wedding, our clients Kim and Arvin requested a vegan brunch menu that our head chef Rob was excited to create.
“When couples come to us requesting a full vegan wedding menu, we understand the responsibility we have to them. It is important to me that we honor their vegan menu, while also satisfying their non-vegan guests. I think the word “vegan” scares some people but once they’ve tried our catering they are often pleasantly surprised – I love those moments. I love serving vegan food so flavorful, that guests are not even aware that they’re eating vegan.” ~ Chfe Rob, Head Chef of the Los Angeles Eco Caters
Kim and Arvin hired Britney Moore of Britney Moore Photography to capture their special occasion and the photos (as you can see) are wonderful. Britney is one of Los Angeles’s top wedding photographers and she was as blast to work with. She makes everyone feel at ease behind her lens which allows her to capture beautiful candid moments. We encourage you to visit her website and take a peak at some of the other great weddings she’s shot: BritneyMoore.com.
LOS ANGELES WEDDING VENDORS
Los Angeles Wedding Venue: The Maxwell House
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Britney Moore Photography