Here at Eco Caters our chefs choose organic food because they love its superior taste and quality. While more and more chefs are starting to agree with us, it’s our satisfied clients that matter most. Our clients taste the difference and their guests do to.
So, what is Organic? Simply put, organic food is grown without the use of pesticides, sewage sludge, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Livestock that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that these chemicals and practices are unhealthy for our food, they’re also unhealthy for our bodies.
Mother nature has done a pretty good job of growing fruits and vegetables over the last several hundred million years, and I don’t think she needs our help. Organic food lasts longer, tastes better and is better for you. The more intense flavors in organic fruits and vegetables probably stem from two factors: higher average levels of antioxidants, and lower average crop yields. When it comes to livestock like beef, you can literally taste the grass in the steak! We here at Eco Caters also tend to use less salt on our organic food because it requires less sodium to bring out the flavor.
Organic produce tends to store better and has a longer shelf life. (Next time you’re in your grocery store take a look at the expiration dates on the organic milk and compare it to the other milk. It’s surprising!) This factor is due to lower levels of nitrates and higher average levels of antioxidants. The fact that our Los Angeles catering company buys all-organic (and local) food means that we cater thee absolute freshest and best tasting food around.
Does organic food cost more? The truth of the matter is that organic food doesn’t always cost more. Some items, such as coffee, cereal, bread, and even certain meats, may cost the same if not less than their conventional counterparts. And, as the demand for organics continues to grow, the cost will continue to come down.
If you want great food, you have to start with great ingredients. We think you’ll agree with our past clients that Eco Caters brings the freshest ingredients on earth, to you. We put as much love into preparing our food as we do selecting the local farms that our produce comes from. And it shows.
If you’re planning a wedding or special event in the Los Angeles or San Diego area, you owe it to yourself to come in and have a tasting. The food speaks for itself. And, since we buy local you’ll be supporting your community!