Green Chow Down
Green Chow Down

Green Chow Down

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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, ensuring 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), setting up Moroccan tents and serving a Middle Eastern extravaganza that was kosher for Passover, a completely Barbie-themed menu, and an all plant-based afternoon tea menu. Contact me to discuss your event, whether it is for corporate or private. 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. We offer full service espresso bars and bring in our partner bartenders. I am certified as a food safety manager and my team members are certified as food handlers and Responsible Beverage Servers. When we work together, you will have high professionalism and skill, responsiveness, and an unparalleled attention to detail! Cooking classes are customized for participants. I am an expert plant based and gluten-free chef, and love sharing my knowledge!
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Julia N.
Nov 30, 2023
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Angela was a joy to have on site with her team! The employees at Natron Energy loved their power bowls full of fresh and delicious ingredients--the green goddess dressing was a hit! The team was on time and set up an easy-to-understand layout. Everything tasted so lovely. We will definitely be having them for future catering events again. Thank you, Angela + team!

Details: Corporate event • Lunch • Indian • Vegan • French • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Asian • American - Southern • Mexican or Latin American • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Barbecue • Buffet • Yes, full service • Outdoor venue • Yes, partial kitchen (fridge and sink only) • 125 - 149 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • I'm flexible

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Alexandra R.
Apr 28, 2023
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I’m a wedding planner and I hired Green Chow Down for my clients’ wedding. Angela was very helpful and understanding with all our request (a lot of them) . Food was amazing and service as well. We will definitely hire GCD again for future events.

Details: Wedding • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Coffee or tea • Dessert • Indian • Asian • Buffet • Yes, full service • Banquet hall or ballroom • Yes, full kitchen • 125 - 149 guests • Paper napkins • Serving and warming equipment • Cloth napkins • Plates, utensils and glasses • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Crystal M.
Feb 10, 2023
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My experience with Green Chow Down was exceptional, beyond measure! Angela was more than accommodating, responsive and swift to provide resources and recommendations that elevated our event to the next level. She definitely demonstrated her expertise in the culinary industry. Guests gleefully lamented about the presentation, high quality and consistency of the vegan, vegetarian and ond omnivore Mediterranean hors d'oeuvres and dessert options (from the conclusion of the event up until several days after). If you are in need of elegance, a vibrant presentation (food art), professionalism and class then, PLEASE request the services of Green Chow Down. Angela's staff is just as amazing as she is! This will be your GREATEST compliment and addition to your event. I look forward to working with her, again! Delightfully and with gratitude, HAPPY Customer

Details: School event • Breakfast or brunch • Dessert • Coffee or tea • Non-alcoholic drinks • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Small bites • Yes, full service • School • No kitchen • 150 - 200 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

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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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