On Friday, October 23, 2015, Kitchens for Good Catering and Events, a full event and catering service company in San Diego, Ca, were proud to cater the third annual Let’s Go Local! Produce Workshop. The event was organized by Community Health Improve Partners (CHIP) and hosted at the Leichtag Foundation Ranch located in Encinitas, CA.
The Produce Workshop serves as a way for vendors, growers and produce distributors to feature their products and services to businesses, community members, local government and other entities. This event provides a unique setting to connect with and create business relationships, offer sources for healthier, local produce, build community and to explore new partnerships.
“Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) works throughout San Diego County to advance solutions to priority health needs through collaboration and community engagement. CHIP works to create a healthy, sustainable, and just food system because it is now clear that the health of the food system is inextricably tied to the health of people, our local economy, and the environment.”
The farm provided the backdrop as an inspiring environment that set the mood. By utilizing the already beautiful surroundings, it was transformed into a charming event space. There’s something to be said about creating an outdoor event that allows for community relationships to grow and enriching ideas shared.
To highlight the event’s mission, Kitchens for Good Catering and Events was provided with fresh produce (tomatoes, zucchini, chard and herbs) from Coastal Roots Farm, the community farm located on site at the Leichtag Foundation Ranch. The tables were set with a menu that complimented the day’s agenda—Crostini with Tomato Fennel Jam, Mint Pea Soup Shooters, Puff Pastries with Garlic Crème Fraiche and local cherry tomatoes.
Aviva Paley, Director of Programs for Kitchens for Good Catering and Events said, “We were pleased to be a part of this event as it is core to our mission to support the local farming community by buying local. Hopefully many of the connections KFG made with farmers at the event will lead to an ongoing buyer relationship for our kitchen endeavors.”
The Kitchens for Good offices, internal event spaces and kitchen are located in the Jacob’s Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego, Ca. We only serve locally sourced, fresh ingredients and offer high-quality meal options that bring catering to a whole new plateau. We infuse our passion for cooking with healthy, farm-to-table produce and enjoy catering events like this because it allows us to demonstrate our seasonal menus while supporting a cause we love.
Kitchens for Good Catering and Events is the social enterprise arm of Kitchens for Good, a non-profit whose mission is to “break the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger through innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production and social enterprise.”