Green Chow Down
Green Chow Down

Green Chow Down

$35/person
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Introduction: I thoroughly enjoy creating menus that are exciting. Having mastered vegetarian and gluten free cooking means my vegetarian dishes shine equally alongside meat dishes. I can create a beautiful ensemble of plant-based and meat dishes. I believe the farm-to-table and slow-food approach to cooking make all the difference and my clients can taste that quality. I can accommodate all dietary preferences. When I became a vegetarian over 30 years ago, I vowed to cook the kind of vegetarian food that even meat-eaters would love. I had to master cooking gluten-free when I discovered my children had multiple food allergies. Over 9 years ago, I pursued my cooking passion professionally and discovered the joy in feeding others out-of-this-world food that happens to be healthy. I specialize in gluten-free gourmet vegetarian fare, creating delicious dishes inspired by cuisines around the world. My amazing desserts are gluten-free and sweetened with natural low- glycemic sweeteners. I can create vegan, dairy-free, and paleo-inspired versions of most of my creations. I have experience as a personal chef for families, a private chef for groups, full service catering, meal delivery, and teaching. I can prepare breakfast, brunch, lunch, hors d'ouevres, or dinner, and of course, desserts! Preparation in a kosher-certified kitchen is available. I love to take the best ingredients that are organic and fresh and then transform them into a delectable dish. Cooking is a creative endeavor, and my favorite part is when my diners are enjoying their meal, and don't notice what is missing. I also love orchestrating the dining ensemble, whether an intimate dinner party or a full scale party. I have an amazing team who assist me in making every project a success. There is nothing more gratifying than having a room full of people other than my children and friends telling me how much they love my food!
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Hired 35 times

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9 years in business

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

Excellent 4.9

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Jody P.

Wedding and Event Catering

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.
Sep 28, 2021
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Shannon B.

Wedding Catering

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.
May 8, 2017
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Katie a.

Wedding and Event Catering

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 😋
Oct 26, 2018
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Jane H.

Wedding and Event Catering

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!!
Jul 28, 2018
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Sothary N.

Wedding and Event Catering

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.
May 23, 2018
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Angela Chou

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The cost of an event varies widely, and is dependent on the menu and additional services. It is helpful to consider the budget per guest. From this, I can help you determine what can be offered at the event. We can plan and execute the entire event from start to finish, or simply provide the menu.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always like to review the logistics for the event: Estimate for number of guests, venue, if there is an onsite kitchen, will it be a drop-off, set-up, or full service, and kind of event. The fun part is going over the menu. This is more a collaborative process, as I will take the client's preferences and dietary restrictions. From this point, I would create a special menu with various options, and we go from there.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I worked in the restaurant industry for 7 years, and then in the hospitality industry for another 5, so I really understand how to serve diners, not just with great food, but with a great dining experience. The two go together. As for the cooking, I am completely self-taught. Initially, I wanted to master cooking for myself. When I had my kids and I discovered all their food allergies, my passion for cooking creatively went up a notch and it became imperative to me that I was an expert chef.

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