Green Chow Down
Green Chow Down

Green Chow Down

Typically responds in about 25 min

Excellent 4.9(32)
Excellent 4.9(32)
$35/person
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Introduction: My lifelong love for the culinary arts and a career in film production culminated when I started pursuing my food service businesses starting in 2012. Over the years and after so many diverse events, I have specialized in several areas that set Green Chow Down apart in the catering industry. I treat every event as unique and special, and your menu will be a highlight of the occasion, which I customize according to your preferences, the theme, purpose, and any dietary requirement. I can prepare globally inspired cuisines that span the globe, including Pan-Asian, Pan-European, Pan-Latin American, Pan-Middle Eastern, and Pan-African fare. I can also prepare traditional American and California fresh, and am especially fond of creating fusion dishes. Because of my children's myriad food allergies and my personal journey with a plant-based diet, I have become an expert gluten free and vegan chef, accommodating any dietary request. Green Chow Down boasts the largest vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menus- my clients have noted my ability to "veganize" menus, or make them gluten-free friendly. Being a master of plant-centric and gluten-free cuisine results in these dishes shining alongside meat-based dishes, and all of your guests are treated equally. Cooking is a creative endeavor for me, and my favorite part is when my diners have no idea what might be "missing"! The gourmet menus my amazing team and I create for our clients are made with the highest quality ingredients. Our farm-to-table and slow-food approach make the difference for our clients. We source only the best and freshest ingredients, and hand craft every dish we will serve at your event. Green Chow Down offers full service, including staffing, equipment rental, bartender partners, decoration, and event planning and coordination. I can help you realize the vision you already have for your event, or design a memorable and exclusive affair. A few noteworthy events we have had the privilege to serve at include cooking on an airplane hanger for 125 passengers on a mock flight, prepping behind the Black Eyed Peas on stage (which included gluten free lumpia on the menu), and setting up Moroccan tents and serving a Middle Eastern extravaganza that was kosher for Passover. Contact me to discuss your event, whether it is for corporate our personal. We cater for corporate conferences, team building, and holiday parties, and can incorporate cooking classes. We cater any private event, including weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, showers, and memorials. We can serve an intimate gathering to large scale groups- our largest to date is 4,000 guests over multiple days. We can prepare a halal menu or a kosher menu in a kosher kitchen. We have an extensive dessert menu, including gluten-free, low glycemic sweetened, vegan, paleo, keto, and we can incorporate your logo on icings & frostings. I am certified as a food safety manager and my team members are certified as food handlers. When we work together, you will have high professionalism and skill, responsiveness, and an unparalleled attention to detail!
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Hired 35 times

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3 employees

11 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

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Jody R.
Sep 28, 2021
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Angela and Green Chow Down catered my all-vegan wedding and it was a dream come true. The food was spectacular both in taste and presentation. The team handled all the rentals, service, etc. and the event was beyond perfect. I can not recommend them highly enough. Angela was very professional, responsive and creative in her beautiful and delicious dishes. She made fantastic and elegant menu recommendations that made our wedding day all the more spectacular. I would work with her again for any event.

Details: Wedding • Dinner • Non-alcoholic drinks • Coffee or tea • Vegan • Family style • Yes, full service • Outdoor venue • Yes, partial kitchen (fridge and sink only) • 50 - 59 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Cloth napkins • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Shannon B.
May 8, 2017
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Angela catered my wedding of about 80 people. Her food was amazing. We got the portobello wellington, malfati, and roasted vegetables. The wellington was wonderful, the malfati good, and the vegetables were okay. The garden salad was amazing, and the best part of the meal. Unfortunately, there were issues with the kitchen and her staff was unable to provide food timely. Three tables waited approximately and hour and fifteen after everyone else had received their food. I was disappointed that I hired 4 servers and they had to pull my bartender to serve food. Which left our event in a situation where the event manager had to oversee the bar. Overall the food is really wonderful, but there were some structural issues.
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Katie a.
Oct 26, 2018
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Angela was just perfect for my event. She was extremely professional, sent a contract with time for review and was very communicative throughout the hole process. I have never hired a caterer previously and was a little nervous, but she rocked it! Food was delicious 😋

Details: Office coordinator • Corporate event • Dinner • American - casual • Asian • Italian • Indian • Buffet / self serve • Only drop off is necessary • Office • Yes - partial kitchen (refrigerator and sink only) • 101 - 125 guests • Serving/warming trays, dishes, and utensils • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Jane H.
Jul 28, 2018
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We are very excited Green Chow Down will cater our wedding! I had big hopes for a fusion style brunch menu, and she came through beautifully. We had an incredible tasting session and I am probably most excited for the food now for the big day :) Not to mention, I wanted a chai spice cake and she is also going to be doing this! My fiancé and I are thrilled to have found Angela!!

Details: Bride or groom • Wedding • Breakfast / brunch • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Hot beverages (coffee, tea, etc.) • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Indian • French • Buffet / self serve • Service will be needed during the meal • Place of worship (church, synagogue, temple, etc.) • 91 - 100 guests • Dinnerware, flatware, and glasses • Cloth napkins • Serving/warming trays, dishes, and utensils • Tabletop décor and display • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Sothary N.
May 23, 2018
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Angela is awesome! She was able to accommodate us on very short notice (one day) for a company event and delivered great quality. She was super responsive and we received positive feedback from our employees.

Details: Office coordinator • Corporate event • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • American - casual • American - formal • Asian • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Indian • French • Food stations • Only drop off is necessary • Office • 21 - 30 guests • Standard (basic ingredients)

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