About Us

About Us

Thanks for dropping by! We have lots of information about catering throughout the site and we invite you to look around. We’re a professional yet casual kind of company and we call our food innovative home style, with an emphasis on plant based cuisine. We keep it clean, simple, local, delicious and abundant. We know our parties are great, because our customers keep coming back! We excel at working with the seasons and making the most of our fabulous weekly farmer’s markets, especially Atwater, Hollywood and Glendale.

About Us

Get in Touch

Tel: 323.982.0052

The Shoppe (our Commissary)

3048 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA
90065

Parking: Park on the street and walk down the driveway, look for Cal Asia's orange awning. We're right next door.


We promise to provide our food and services with great heart, passion and consciousness. Our personalized catering package for your special event will keep your budget in mind, satisfy everyone’s’ palate and deliver the realized event as planned. We strive to create a joyful work environment that supports the health and happiness of our clients, our community and our staff. We are dedicated to protecting and restoring our environment. We procure consciously and sustainably. We are life long learners in the art of hospitality and truly thrive when being of service.

Our most popular menu selections

We like to tell our clients that it's not ALL about the food when it comes to a great party, but it is our most favorite part. Whether it's an evening of appetizers or a classic celebration with hors D'oeuvre, dinner and dessert, we are full of brilliant ideas that will satisfy and delight your guests, highlight the location, and work within a sensible budget. Our prices vary according to each specific order, but general guidelines are listed in each category. Most parties with our amazing staff start around $75.00 per person. We can do it for less and we can do it for more! We are so flexible, we'll surprise you with our ability to make you happy.

Appetizers & Starter Menus

There are several ways to serve these delightful bitefuls. They can be stationary or tray passed, we can do a fun assorted fresh and dried fruit and an array of cheese installation, or a more intricate display of petite bites depending on the size of your crowd. Stationary platters start around $45.00, and individual appetizers start at $2.95 and top out around $6.00 for the fancy ones. Most clients do a combination of both.

Our Most Popular party Menus

The gift of longevity and experience has enabled us to create a formula that works every time! Of course we are flexible, but these menus are tried and true, and our fool proof formula stands superior. as Our clients keep coming back for a little "Fresh and Healthy" and "Tuscany Table" spreads, making them the most favorited menu combinations. These menus are reasonably priced at $25.00 per person, and available year round. We can always mix and match to suit your palate and the seasons.

All We Do for parties

Here's a comprehensive list of most everything we do. From soup, sustainable seafood, additional entrees and complements, it's listed by courses, with a full vegan section, featuring interchangeable sides and entrees. We welcome your ideas and preferences so we can make recommendations for your event menu. If you see something you like, or have an idea, we can create a menus and recipes based on your inspiration!


Jennie Cook

Making great parties is part of Jennie’s genetic makeup. You can read all about it in her cookbook, "Who Wants Seconds?"

After decades in the hospitality business, she can still say with an open heart and a smile on her face, that she really, really loves it.


The Staff


Megan Leigh

Megan

Megan is our chief financial officer, general manager and event coordinator. She handles all the staffing, client relations and daily operations – and she does it with great heart and a good sense of humor. Megan has fallen in love with event planning and would love to talk to you about your upcoming event. Give her a call!

Jose Luis Llamas – Pepe

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Pepe comes from a long line of restaurateurs and is most at home when making food for others. He’s the head chef and has been with the company since the eighties! He’s an early riser and he loves good tequila. His specialty is his seafood soup and he makes it for us every now and then for Friday lunch.

Sheila King

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Sheila is one of our most talented hospitality professionals. She’s an excellent captain and always sets a beautiful table. In her spare time she’s a mixed media artist.

Oh Gio

Gio

Gio has been working with the company since he was 17!  He’s a wizard at weddings, especially at the Smog Shoppe or 1909,  two of our most popular locations. And during the week at productions,  he makes a mean omelet and serves a beautiful lunch.  He’s a great captain, the guests love him and he always goes the extra mile to make the event sing. Great things happen when Gio is Captain!

 

Dillard Sholes

Dillard

Dillard hails from Tennessee and his biscuits prove it! He also makes a mean focaccia, the best chocolate chip cookies, and a chocolate cake that makes the boss lady very, very happy. All the desserts he makes are secretly vegan, but he’ll gladly accommodate any requests for traditional baked goods too. Give us a shout and let us know your favorites.