How to Find a Healthy Caterer in Your Area
When you’re on the hunt for a healthy caterer, there are a few key elements you’ll need to search for during the process. At Eco Caters, we’re a decade-long leader in organic catering with health-focused food options, and we know exactly what goes into the healthiest of plates.
From organic ingredients to a focus on seasonality, we’ve put together some top tips for finding your perfect catering match.
We hope they help you craft the event you’ve been dreaming of. After all, there’s no better feeling than filling your guests’ bodies and souls with something wholesome and healthy.
Use of Organic, Local, and Seasonal Ingredients
When you’re hiring a healthy catering service, working with an organic-focused company means you’re avoiding pesticides and additives in your food. In addition to looking for an organic company, it’s also helpful to search for companies that focus on local foods and seasonal ingredients. Seasonal ingredients that are picked at the peak of ripeness will offer plates filled with intense flavor, beautiful color, and bold textures. Ingredients will be fresh and packed with nutrients. As a bonus, eating in season isn’t just great for the consumer. It means that the company you’re working with also cares about the environment.
When food isn’t being shipped or carried by vehicles and planes, we reduce our carbon footprint and give back to the environment that nourishes us. If a healthy catering service is passionate about seasonality, you’re more likely to taste this in the dishes they produce. Companies who work with local product makers and producers also tend to be a stamp of a healthy caterer. The more invested that caterers are in where their food comes from, the healthier that food will be. Working with local farmers and product makers means that caterers are giving back to the community they serve.
A Thoughtful Menu
The best healthy catering services will provide a thoughtful menu. Whether it’s curated by one or a few chefs, these menus will focus on a well-rounded meal that incorporates lots of fresh produce. Often, you’ll find sustainable seafood and grass-fed beef. Good dairy is key, as this will make all dishes and desserts truly shine. Healthy caterers typically offer a variety of services and can adapt their menus to fit the needs of dietary restrictions or preferences.
At Eco Caters, our healthy catering service is based around your vision, tastes, traditions, and budget. We’re proud to use certified organic ingredients, sustainable seafood, and locally grown ingredients. Our dishes are centered around seasonal food that is at its peak in freshness and flavor.
All of our menus are thoughtfully-curated and entirely customizable based on dietary restrictions or preferences.
Here are some samples of some healthy catering ideas that you can incorporate into your possible menu:
Watermelon and Beet Root Napoleon With Sprouted Almonds, Micro Greens, Pistachio Oil, and Apple Cider Vinegar from our Vegan Plated Menu
In this dish, the flavors of watermelon and beets combine with microgreens, sprouted almonds, and a delightful dressing of apple cider vinegar and pistachio oil.
Salmon Tamales With Salsa Verde from our Latin Buffet Menu
Healthy catering means creativity. These tamales put a twist on the traditional by using one of our favorite seafood, salmon, as their base.
Spring Roll With Cilantro, Mint, and Basil from our Organic Thai Buffet Menu
This hors d’oeuvres packs a whole lot of flavor and features herbs like cilantro, mint, and basil for a boost of fresh flavor.
Grilled Chicken Shawarma Skewers With Cucumber Yogurt from our Organic Plated Menu
We love the refreshing flavor that crunchy cucumber adds to the creamy yogurt in this chicken dish. Pair it with the salad of your choice, and you’ll be set for a well-balanced and healthy meal.
Smoked Chili Rubbed Tri‐Tip With a Molasses, Fire Roasted Pepper Sauce from our Custom Buffet or Family Style Menu
Nothing says healthy barbecue food quite like a perfectly rubbed tri-tip. We serve ours alongside a molasses, fire-roasted pepper sauce to add elegance and flavor.
Whatever menu item you’re eating from Eco Caters or any of the other top healthy catering services, you can rest assured that the ingredients have been meticulously picked and prepared to the highest standards.
A Focus on Sustainability
Healthy catering services tend to focus on sustainability. Sustainable food means that the business is sourcing responsibly and purchasing plant and animal products that take care of the environment and its people. A healthy caterer who is enthusiastic about sustainability prides itself on using high-quality and healthy ingredients. Sustainable companies also like to have direct links to farmers and the people who grow the food we eat.
At Eco Caters, we have a dedication to sustainability from coast-to-coast. For us, this means preparing tasty dishes based on fresh, in-season certified organic ingredients. We create menus that are intended to promote health and wellness and support farmers who practice sustainable food practices. We also source from our in-house herb garden, so you can taste the quality of our homegrown ingredients. To take things to the next level, we even conduct internal training and other efforts led by Eco’s sustainability manager.
When you’re on a lookout for a healthy catering company, scouting out one who is sustainable is a great place to start. It means the company has a dedication to sourcing the absolute best ingredients they can for their clients. The results will reflect this in both appearance and flavor.
Executive Chef Nick Brune and his wife, Emily, started Eco Caters as an organic-food catering company in Southern California over a decade ago. Today, it thrives with locations on both the East and West Coast.
If you’re looking for a caterer that cares about the advantages of healthy food catering, reach out to us today. We’d love to help fine-tune your vision and bring it to life through our food. Our professional team is enthusiastic about seasonal, local, and organic ingredients.
We look forward to adding style, sophistication, and wonderful flavors to your next event.