Los Angeles 310.202.0326
Washington D.C. 202.548.7220
San Diego 858.246.6129
Eco Caters is a high end organic catering company providing the highest quality Southern California wedding catering throughout the area including San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. We can work with you to customize your menu to your exact desires or you can select from our seasonal organic menu options. Our products are sourced from local organic farms and ranches to ensure the best tasting and freshest cuisine. You will be pleased to work with our knowledgeable event coordinators in our Wedding Catering Southern California Division who will walk you through every step of the process to make sure that nothing is forgotten on your big day.
Our Southern California wedding catering menus below are some of the most popular choices for weddings so please take a look and let us know if anything catches your eye. If you are looking for something in particular please tell our wedding coordinator and we will be happy to create a custom menu just for you. You can also check out our full list of menus by clicking here or see below for some sample wedding menus to get you started:
Beef | Pork | Lamb
*all dishes may change according to season
*all dishes may change according to season
Beef | Pork | Lamb
*all dishes may change according to season
*all dishes may change according to season
Your Wedding day is a wonderful opportunity to share your uniqueness and style, making your guests feel truly a part of your most special experience. At Eco Caters, our Southern California wedding catering is just the beginning of the services that we offer. Our Wedding Catering Southern California Division gives brides the opportunity to build their dream wedding in a “green” fashion. Beyond the delicious organic food, Eco Caters offers a variety of services including green event planning, rentals and audio-visual, floral arrangements, custom linens, entertainment, organic espresso bars, photo booths, biodegradable or wildflower invitations, and of course, organically prepared wedding cakes and cupcakes. We can also recommend bio-diesel transportation services, venue suggestions and much more to help make your day truly perfect!
Day of Coordination
Best for the DIY couple.
Best for couple in need
This package will allow you to take the reins when planning your day, while we take care of organizing all the “day of” hoopla.
Scheduling and coordinating ceremony rehearsal
This package is designed so that we’re there for you every step of the way. This includes all of the day of coordination package, plus:
Unlimited communication with our coordinating team
So, what will it be? You’re already considering us for catering. Why not coordination, too? We believe that there is no better way to stay stress-free than to let us help you with EVERY aspect of the most important day of your lives. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to request a proposal.
Cheers to you both!
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9373 [post_author] => 8 [post_date] => 2015-06-29 14:51:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-29 21:51:53 [post_content] => 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!Choose Eco Caters As Your Orange County Wedding CatererRead More
Organic and LocalJason 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
Custom Wedding MenuOur 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.
Seasonal Fruits and VegetablesEco 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.
Orange County Wedding PhotographerA 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 [post_title] => Choose Eco Caters As Your Orange County Wedding Caterer [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => choose-eco-caters-as-your-san-diego-wedding-catering [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-29 14:53:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-29 21:53:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ecocaters.com/?p=9373 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9364 [post_author] => 8 [post_date] => 2015-06-12 16:01:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-12 23:01:40 [post_content] => 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."10 Cooking Tips Everyone Should KnowRead More
10: Taste. Taste. Taste.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
9: Make Sure Your Pan & Oven Are HotThis 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.
8: Don't Ever Rinse Your PastaGrowing 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.
7: Invest In A Cast Iron PanCast 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.
6: Zest!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.
5: Parchment PaperYou 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.
4: Let Meats Reach Room Temperature Before CookingThe 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
3: Learn to Make a RouxEvery 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.
2: Never Cook A New Dish For CompanyThe 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.
1: Make Chef Thomas Keller's Roasted ChickenI'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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWLt6G85zC4 [post_title] => 10 Cooking Tips Everyone Should Know [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 10-cooking-tips-everyone-should-know [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-06-12 16:01:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-12 23:01:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ecocaters.com/?p=9364 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9299 [post_author] => 8 [post_date] => 2015-06-11 17:19:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-12 00:19:19 [post_content] => Eco Caters, your Los Angeles wedding caterer prepared an organic feast fit for the Los Angeles foodie couple, Gabi and Jeff.Organic Catering and The Smog ShoppeRead More
LOS ANGELES WEDDING VENUEGabi 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.
LOS ANGELES WEDDING CATEREREco 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!
LOS ANGELES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERJustin 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
THANK YOU!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
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