Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Organic Caterer in Los Angeles

One of my internet marketing clients, Culinary Delight Catering in Los Angeles, has started an organic catering option for her clients which has quickly become quite popular.

Here's the statement from their website:
By offering organic food to our customers, we feel like we're helping everyone do the right thing. Organic food is better for our customers' health, and it's better for the environment. Organic food has been found to be more nutritious, and it is grown or raised without any of the harmful petro-chemicals that are found in high doses on conventionally grown food. Pesticides and herbicide residues stay on food, even after washing, and can cause serious harm to your health. Chemical fertilizers destroy soil tilth and depend on an oil-based economy that is not sustainable. By using organic food for your catered meals, you are voting with your dollars to change the way food is produced.
When I was working on their new organic page, I did some research and found that there are a lot of caterers who have gone organic, many of whom are strictly organic. The one thing that's still hard to find is grass-fed beef, but things are getting better, and grass-fed will catch on just as organic has.

In the mean time, it's heartwarming to see so many food service operations offering organic or at least an organic option. In these hard times where most people are trying to find ways to cut back, it's a bit of a surprise to see demand for organic catering, which has even taken Culinary Delight by surprise. They're making organic cupcakes like crazy!

To make it clear to their clients that they can't always get everything organic (supply is still sometimes a problem), here's the list of things they can almost always supply organically:
  • sugars
  • butter
  • eggs
  • milk
  • sour cream
  • cream cheese
  • flavorings
  • fresh fruits
  • fresh vegetables
  • chicken
  • some cuts of beef
They're working on adding more to the list, as long as there is demand for it. So all you Los Angelinos out there who have control over who you choose for catering or craft services, make sure you ask for organic, and tell Emma we sent you!