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Say Hello To Gourmet Vegan Company, Spork Foods

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Eco Caters is proud to partner with gourmet vegan food company, Spork Foods, for all our  vegan events. 

Preparing the best food requires quality organic ingredients.  It also requires time-tested recipes, and Spork Foods has an exceptional catalog we can’t wait to share with you!

Lets face it, as vegans we have a lot of substitutions and restrictions to deal with when eating food.  It can be disappointing at times when our favorite dishes don’t taste the way they should.  It can also feel like we have a limited selection of entrée to choose from, especially when planning an event.   It’s one thing to privately exercise our vegan lifestyles, but to offer a vegan-only dinner at your wedding reception or corporate party can be disappointing to those carnivore friends and family members of ours; however this has not been our experience.  We have received surprisingly positive responses during our vegan catering events, and Spork Foods refreshing take on old vegan dishes has brought smiles to young and old alike.  Some hadn’t even realized they were eating an all-vegan cuisine!  We love that.

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These delicious new vegan recipes are the brainchild of sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg.  These two energetic women have been long-time vegans and cooking instructors of Spork Foods in Los Angeles.  Their company goes above and beyond just crafting delicious recipes.  They also teach insightful cooking classes from the beginner up to the seasoned chef, and is a great place to meet likeminded individuals.  Their website is full of helpful ideas, recipes, and instructional videos to give you a “taste.”

If you’re interested in learning how to cook enjoyable food, their modern twist on vegan recipes has been preserved in an exciting new cookbook as well.  ‘Spork-Fed’ (which is available for purchase on Amazon.com) is highly rated, and for good reason!  Jenny and Heather do a beautiful job keeping the cooking experience fun, and the photos are inspiring to say the least.  Most of all, the recipes create complex flavors and dazzling presentations for all to enjoy.

If you are interested in planning a vegan wedding or special event in the Los Angeles,San Diego, or Washington DC area, give us a call!  We would love to set up a food tasting with you so you can experience Spork Foods delicious vegan recipes paired with our award winning organic catering.  For more information on our Vegan Spork Foods Menu visit our website HERE!

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Jan31
By Eric

Choosing A Catering Company For Your Wedding

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!

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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.

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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

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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!!!”

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 WEDDING STATS

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

 

Sep30
By Adam

Organic Wedding Catering for a Marina Village Event

Organic Wedding Caterer, Eco Caters, prepares  fresh cuisine for newlyweds and friends.

This couple contacted us with a special request. They wanted good quality, fresh and local food, and they wanted it to be mostly vegan. San Diego Wedding caterer, Eco Caters was up to the challenge. Eco Caters has many ways of substituting foods to create amazing vegetarian or vegan meals. So good that many meat eater won’t even notice!

After the couple was wed outside along the marina at Marina Village by Ceremonies by Bethel , organic caterer, Eco Caters, provided hors d’oevres for the cocktail hour. The couple chose our ever popular Chef’s Choice Cheese Display with Market Fruit and Preserve, and Hummus Trio with Tabouli, Olive Salad, and Grilled Flatbread. Guest mingled indoors and out on this sunny San Diego day sipping our homemade lemonade and ice tea. For dinner Eco Caters served our Farmers Market Salad. This salad includes, Best of the Market greens and seasonal vegetables with a vegan house vinaigrette dressing. For the main entrée we searved California inspired Grilled Chicken Breast with Mango and Avocado, vegan Portabella Mushrooms with Chimmi Churri on a bed of Roasted Garlic Angel Hair Pasta. These items were served with sides of rich vegan Truffle Potato Puree, and vegan French Beans with Crispy Shallot. All the friends and family of the couple enjoyed it all. After cutting their cake and serving cupcakes, the couple danced into the night to the sounds of My DJs.  The evening turned out beautifully with coordination by First Comes Love events.

Thank you to La Vida Creations Photography for the awesome photography.

If you have any special food needs please feel free to contact us. San Diego Wedding  Caterer, Eco Caters loves coming up with custom menus and dishes to fit any need. Everything we make is from scratch so we have complete control over the foods ingredients.

Mar05
By Adam

San Diego Catering for a Backyard Rehearsal Dinner

This Rehearsal Dinner was made flawless by Family, Friends and San Diego Catering Company, Eco Caters.

We were preparing for the wedding reception meal we got a call from the groom’s mother. Her son was so impressed with our food that she wanted to use us for the rehearsal dinner as well! This was such a complement. San Diego Caterer, Eco Caters loves doing smaller more intimate meals for family, and this family was so much fun to work with!

We started the meal out with our Chef’s Choice Cheese Display with Market Fruit and Preserve, Antipasto with Marinated Artichoke, Sweet Peppers with Arugula, Marinated Cherry Tomato with Mozzarella, and Mixed Olives, and our decadent Chilled Seafood Display with Shrimp, Oysters, Clams, Mussels, Lemon Caper Aioli, and Cocktail Sauce. Guest chatted with the soon to be bride and groom and nibbles on these goodies. They then were treated to a buffet that united both families. The buffet consisted of fresh Spinach Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Chevre, and Tomato Vinaigrette, Carolina Pulled Pork Shoulder with Cider Vinegar and Cole Slaw on Rustic Rolls, Grilled Yellowtail with Cilantro Jalapeno Oil and Grilled Scallion, Roasted Weiser Farms Potatoes with Marjoram and Thyme, and Grilled Farmers Market Vegetables. Everyone loved the food, a guest even told us our Carolina Pulled Pork was better than anything in Carolina!

This house was rented by the Groom’s parents and was a prefect spot to hold an rehearsal dinner. The linens from A Perfect Table, were champagne and sea blue, my new favorite color combination for sure. San Diego Caterer, Eco Caters helped set up the sweet centerpieces of candles, sand and shells, creating a lovely beachy feel.

San Diego Catering company, Eco Caters, felt very lucky to be asked to be part of such a fun and meaningful event. Contact us today and we can create a custom menu for your rehearsal dinner.


Sep07
By Adam

Organic Catering for Vegan Wedding

San Diego Wedding Catering Company Helps Couple with their all Vegan Wedding

For any San Diego or Las Angeles bride with food restrictions, Eco Caters, a San Diego Wedding Caterer , is a great fit. We uphold the highest environmental standards while providing the best locally grown, organic, and seasonal produce. This couple had a beautiful meal that started with both stationary appetizers and passed appetizers of Mezze Platter with Hummus, Baba Ganouj, Roasted Red Peppers, Hearts of Palm, Olives and Fresh Pita, Roasted Tomato and Onion Dip with Seeded Crostini, tray passed Melon Skewers with Pistachio Oil and Spanish Paprika, tray passed Grilled Asparagus with Grapefruit and Vegan Mayo, and tray passed Golden Beet Ravioli with Balsamic. Guest loved all the unique vegan food catered by San Diego Wedding catering company Eco Caters.

The vegan feast continued with an Arugula Salad with Julianne Onions, Pear Vinaigrette and Stone Fruit. The entrees of Grilled Polenta with Carrot and Celery Root Mash, Fire Roasted Tomato, and finished with Vinegar De Banyuls and Glazed Fennel, and Stuffed Peppers with Pine Nuts, Truffled Smashed Potatoes and Squash were both filling and fresh.

The couple was very satisfied with their vegan meal provided by San Diego Wedding Caterer, Eco Caters. We can do just about any type of catering, including making a custom menu just for your event.

Jul25
By Adam

Vegetarian/Vegan Wedding Done by San Diego Catering company, Eco Caters

Couple chooses San Diego Catering Company Eco Caters for their Special Request

The wedding festivities started with Vanilla Wafers, Chef’s Choice Cheese Display with Market Fruit and Preserves, and our savory Mezze Platter with Hummus, Baba Ganouj, Roasted Red Peppers, Olives Salad, and Fresh Pita. Servers then passed spicy Samosas with Marjoram Preserve Lemon Yogurt, Truffled Grilled Cheese, and refreshing Cucumber Cups with Mango, Preserve Lemon, Chili, and Lime.

For the salad guest had Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese, Sliced Almonds, 9 Grain Croutons, Goji Berries, and Avocado Dressing, all made from scratch by San Diego caterer, Eco Caters. The main entree was a choice of Spaghetti Squash Checca with Carrot, Celery Root, and Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Grilled Vegetable Polenta Lasagna with House Made Ricotta, and Saag Dal with Spinach and Mushroom. All of these delectable dishes were served with French Beans with Crispy Shallot, Sesame Broccolini with Red Onion and California Raisins, and Dum Alu. Guest sipped on Lemonade, and Tropical Juice, both made by San Diego Caterer, Eco Caters. For dessert this cute couple had mini cupcakes and coffee, which was a perfect way to end this celebration.

This couples vision was a vegan/vegetarian meal with an Indian twist. San Diego Catering Company Eco Caters really enjoys when brides come to us with special request and unique ideas. We strive to make their day memorable, and food is a great way to achieve this. Contact us today to start your wedding catering journey.

May30
By Adam
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