Preferred Vendors for Events at the Environmental Nature Center
Traditional CaterersWhite House Catering 714/528-6888
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.
Sundried Tomato Catering (949) 651-5000
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 (714) 220-1289
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.
Saltwater Catering (949) 651-5000
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.
Whole Foods Catering 949-999-8572
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 Catering 714/528-4677
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 Catering 800/717-1545
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 FoodsRichard Jones BBQ Christy Maynar 714-662-6868
Richard Jones Pit BBQ Catering has been serving some of the best Texas BBQ in California for over 31 years! They slow smoke all our delicious meats with low heat and traditional hard wood for that one of a kind BBQ taste!
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.
Bluewater Grill 949-675-3474
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.
17th Street Deli
Stacy Craven (949) 642-2377
Delicious sandwiches, a great selection of chips, and yummy desserts.
Three-Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink Monica Flick 949-494-8686
Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink offers chef-driven comfort food in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach. “Globally Influenced, Domestically Sourced”, they employ a farm-to-fork philosophy with a seasonally evolving menu guided by principles of sustainability, sourcing from local farms and responsible fisheries. Chef/Owner Ryan Adams creates custom tailored menus with influences from around the world.
Bristol Farms Catering Pia Laugesen 949-760-6514
Bristol Farms offers full service catering, creating menus for every occasion from corporate lunches to grand parties. The staff is so easy to work with, presentation is beautiful the food is fresh and delicious!
Kean Coffee 949-642-5326
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.
Newport Rib Co. 949/631-2110
Another local favorite. Great food. Good people. This restaurant does a lot of good work for local charities. Their catering menu is available on line. All the rib selections are great. You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
Pizza D’Oro 714/549-0685 The best meatballs in Orange County, bar none. Great food, amazing low price and reliable delivery. Love all the pasta, but especially the penne with Alfredo Sauce and “parmigian” chicken. Pick a “Party Pack” and add to it for easy ordering and delivery.
Sensitive Sweets 714-968-9169
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!
The Pizza Bakery 949/631-1166
A stone’s throw from the ENC and a favorite of the local high school crowd. Great pizza and salad. The slices are huge so have them double cut for birthday parties.
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.
Rita’s Italian Ice, Newport Beach 949-287-6000
Rita’s didn’t invent Italian Ice, but they certainly made it cool. That’s what happens when you combine Italian Ice and happiness. And yes, in case you were wondering, there really was a Rita.
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!
Shirley’s Bagels 949-645-1401
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.
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.
TK Burgers Truck 714/374-0700
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.
In-N-Out Burger Cookout Trailer 626/813-8295
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!
OTHER SERVICESAbout Town Bartenders 714/969-4769
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.
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 Chad at Laguna Beach DJs. He’s very professional, extremely experienced and so much fun to work with. Can’t recommend a DJ more qualified than Chad.
SoundWave Productions 714/742-6884
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.
Hear Today OC Live Entertainment 714/329-0488
Clif is great and has entertained at the ENC many times. He’s versatile and can work solo or with his band. Check his website to catch him playing at local clubs and restaurants.