Preferred Vendors for Events at the Environmental Nature Center
Master Chef Maurice Brazier, a Commandeur de l’Ordre National (the French equivalent of knighthood) has proven, through accumulated experience, his ability to deliver amazing cuisine for any event, be it an intimate family gathering or an elaborate State Dinner. He has served kings and presidents. Now he can serve you. Their service staff, trained in the art of fine-dining and led by a group of experienced event managers, have not only received numerous awards from organizations such as the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association and Wedding Wire, but, more importantly, they have received the continuing praise from the brides, grooms, hosts and guests they have served.
If you can dream it, they can do it! Canyon Catering will turn your big ideas into reality, creating an event that fits your personality, budget, and personal taste. They welcome creative themes and unique ingredients/menus. Canyon Catering’s dedicated team of chefs and event planners rise to the event and execute to perfection. They’ll take care of everything; this means no hassles, no headaches, and no stress for you.
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Greenleaf Catering & Events brings the authentic farm to table experience directly to you. Our menu is perfect for corporate team-building, social mixers, and casual weddings. It is our mission to make the menu planning and ordering process as simple as possible so you can focus on enjoying the food and fun! We LOVE our clients and look forward to serving you soon.
Soho Taco was founded in 2009 with a single mission: to provide cherished memories to the community. When you organize an event or throw a party, it makes memories that can last a lifetime. Soho makes tacos to be part of that experience, assuring that your gathering is the stuff of legend. With high-quality ingredients, clean-yet-sophisticated recipes, and the cutting edge of culinary training, they want to be your taco of choice anytime you have something worth celebrating.
Plums started as a catering company and continue to innovate their catering services in addition to their cafe. Plums Catering’s services, menu, cocktails and wine pairings are always high quality, consistent and beautifully executed. Their full-service team brings reliability and 25-plus years of catering service and dining experience to your table.
Full Service, Corporate, Delivery & Pick Up Catering in Southern California. With over 20 years of catering experience, they can cater just about anything, anywhere. Choose from pre-designed Signature Menus or they’ll work with you to create a customized menu. Action stations, buffets, plated, tray-passed appetizers… if you can dream it we they create it.
Above All Catering & Events has been delighting its customers for more than 20 years with mouthwatering menus and exceptional event coordination in the greater Orange County and Los Angeles region. Their family owned business & talented team thrives on serving clients and community with extreme hospitality for everyday occasions, once in a lifetime events, and everything in-between.
Featuring the creative cuisine of veteran Executive Chef Louis Manginelli, Saltwater Catering Inc. offers a dynamic and innovative force in the highly competitive catering arena. Each member of the organization understands how to achieve success by delicately blending all components of cuisine, ambience, service and décor to create truly memorable experiences. Saltwater Catering engineers all facets of your event, from the design and production of innovative cuisine to the arrangement of specialty entertainment, event décor, floral arrangements, unique invitation design, event photography, location scouting and more. We have the resources to provide services anywhere you choose to entertain throughout Southern California and the United States.
Nothing brings people together like sharing good food and nobody understands good food like Whole Foods Market. Their catering selections combine quality ingredients and authentic flavors to create dishes that are right for any occasion. Start planning your next event by shopping online at shop.wfm.com or just stop by the store. They’ll work with you to create the perfect spread for any occasion. Whether you’re planning an office party, wedding celebration or intimate lunch. Please allow 48 to 72 hours notice.
Jay’s is a full service catering company serving corporate and social events throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties. Menu versatility is their specialty, providing a wide range of menus including American, International and Ethnic options. Everything they serve is freshly prepared from scratch in their kitchen. They even bake their own breads and gourmet desserts!
24 Carrots offers unbelievably delicious food, personalized service, and a genuine passion for helping people make unforgettable memories together. They’re not a big conglomerate that churns out cookie-cutter parties. And they’re not a small mom-and-pop shop that lacks the resources to ensure your event runs smoothly. 24 Carrots is right in the middle – the sweet spot that provides you with the utmost personal attention and unlimited possibilities for your one-of-a-kind occasion.
Restaurants & Specialty Foods
Old World’s German Bakery bakes delicious, fresh & authentic German breads, pretzels, rolls & cakes daily. Their cakes and European pastries are baked in a traditional European style, following practices, styles and flavors that have been passed down from old family recipes. They create absolutely beautiful wedding cakes!
A fusion blend of European, American and Mediterranean cuisines, W Cafe offers delicious and healthy gourmet faire, including many vegan and gluten-free options. Experience W Cafe’s unique Wine Bar and happy hour, featuring unique Shoju Vodka cocktails. Chef Wais Omar, former food and beverage manager of the Balboa Bay Club, brings his 36 years of fine dining experience from Europe and the midwest to W Cafe. He uses only the finest selections of meats, seafoods and local vegetables- always wild caught, grass fed, fresh, in season and never any hormones or added chemicals.
Voted best seafood in Orange County! Located on Lido Peninsula, on the bay in Newport Beach, at the historic former site of The Sea Shanty & Delaney’s. The iconic original location is outfitted in classic nautical style and sits right over the water. The perfect location to enjoy pristine quality seafood, sustainably caught, prepared classically or with a modern twist. If you’re lucky, you may even see the Bluewater kitchen staff hauling in a harpooned Swordfish from our very own harpoon boat, Pilikia.
The perfect coffee solution for your event. Kean Coffee is craft roasting the finest coffees from around the globe on-site, many organic and fair-trade. This enables them to serve their coffee so fresh, most days it has been roasted within hours of the moment it reaches your cup.
Sensitive Sweets is a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free bakery and facility. All of their freshly baked bread, cookies, cupcakes, and custom cakes are allergy-friendly (FREE of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy and nuts) and delicious!
MI Casa’s OC Cal-Mex Mexican food includes simple classics like crispy tacos overflowing with lettuce and cheese, cheese enchiladas, and burritos with re-fried beans and Spanish rice. They also offer scrumptious healthy options like our fresh romaine Fiesta Salad and grilled Mahi Tacos that are covered in tropical salsa and served with delicious sautéed vegetables that are sure to impress your taste buds!
Café Gratitude is a collection of plant-based restaurants – including one right here in Newport Beach just seconds from the Environmental Nature Center – specializing in gourmet cuisines. They strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both our community and the planet. They practice business through a term they call “Sacred Commerce”, where they provide inspired service, honest and transparent communication, and express gratitude for the richness of our lives.
Since 1976 SGT. PEPPERONI‘S has been delivering love one pie at a time. Their sauce and dough are made on site, everyday, using the finest local ingredients. They also have delicious appetizers, salads, sandwiches, calzones and desserts – and a fantastic catering menu.
Flavorful thin-crust New York style pizzas prepared with the finest homemade dough and top quality ingredients are the stars on the menu at Al’s New York Cafe. Al’s menu also features calzones, salads, specialty Italian entrees and pasta dishes, deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches and sub sandwiches. Al’s New York Cafe is located on Irvine Ave. between East 17th St. and Ogle St. in Costa Mesa. Order online for take out or delivery in the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach areas.
Damasq Café, is a local family-owned restaurant featuring fast, healthy Halal-certified Mediterranean cuisine in Corona del Mar. Chef Jamal Diab creates mouth-watering selections made with fresh herbs, bell peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes and eggplant. Jamal’s menu also includes tender flame-grilled beef and chicken infused with flavorful spices, homemade Habanero, Tahini and Garlic “Secret” Sauces.
Shirley’s has been the leader in Orange County making only the freshest bagels in the original boil and bake method. They use all natural ingredients with no oils, fats, preservatives or colorants. Our bakers have over 25 years of combined experience. Shirley’s Bagels is dedicated to provide the freshest highest quality bagels available in the market. They strive to bring the absolute highest quality product and service to their customers for a fair price.
Veronicakes is based out of Newport Beach. Each cupcake, chocolate dipped Oreo, cake pop and candy is individually decorated by Veronica herself. You name it, Veronicakes can create it. Any theme, any amount, any packaging, any flavor, she will always satisfy your needs. Whether it’s a cocktail party or a large event, Veronicakes would love to supply the sweet treats.
Falasophy is a gourmet falafel shop and hummus bar, starting its journey as a food truck that is better known by it’s disciples as the #FalafelChariot. We created Falasophy to provide our interpretation of exciting, cravable street food, using the highest quality and freshest ingredients possible. Our menu is focused on falafel and hummus, along with accompanying sides and salads. It is all vegetarian and mostly vegan. Everything we serve is made from scratch and all natural. We are dedicated to providing the best tasting falafel sandwich and hummus period.
A local and ENC favorite, and not just because of their totally cool truck. The owners are locals and put a lot of pride into their food and service. We love the burgers, but also the grilled chicken, Ahi tuna and veggie sandwiches. They also have a sound system you can hook your iPod up to.
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Because sometimes you just gotta have a double-double. Quick service and the consistent quality you expect from In-N-Out – a California favorite since 1948!
This is the most professional, friendly and knowledgeable bartending service we’ve used. You can pick from a variety of packages for your event from “Beer, Wine & Soda”, “Well”, “Premium”, “Top Shelf” and “Non-Hosted”. For an instant online quote, go to their website and click on the “Quick & Easy Online Proposal” option.
Hi-Time Wine Cellars is a family-owned retail store founded in 1957. Their 24,000 square feet of retail space showcases a huge selection of rare wines, hard to find spirits, beers, cigars and much more. They have the largest temperature controlled underground wine cellar west of the Mississippi River.
Conveniently located on famous Pacific Coast Highway, right across the beautiful Newport Beach harbor. No matter what you’re in town for, you’ll find yourself in a great location, surrounded by people who are passionate about making sure that all your needs are met.
We love DJ Keith! SoundWave Productions is a full-service DJ entertainment company. They’re versatile, adaptable and do much more than show up and play music. They walk you through every reception detail and create a timeline of events, suggest helpful tips, and choose fun songs and creative ideas to make your event stand apart from the rest.