Kit started catering in the DC Region in 1982. Kit’s Catering began as a vegetarian brown-bag service and continues offering special diets menus and accommodations. Kit renamed her business Green Plate Catering in honor of her growing commitment to sustainable, local, and organic food sourcing and ingredients. Every dish from Green Plate Catering’s kitchen tastes delicious, and it’s good for the Earth.
Green Plate Catering focuses on fresh, locally sourced, seasonal produce to anchor menus from sophisticated to simple. Our familiarity with the breadth of vegan and vegetarian fare is matched only by our accomplished repertoire in gluten-free recipes. Green Plate Catering creates satisfying events with a responsible carbon-footprint.
Green Plate Catering partners with local farmers and produce co-ops to bring the freshest harvest of fruits and vegetables to our customers. We craft artisanal baked goods in our own kitchen, or source them from independent bakeries. We consult the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guidelines when finalizing ocean sourced dishes. We contract with farms where the livestock and poultry eat a species-appropriate diet and live in pastured environments.
Our herbs and spices are non-irradiated, and organic. Also, due to environmental concerns, Green Plate Catering does not work with Agave Nectar
Farm-to Table never tasted so decadent. We coordinate our food preparation to bring maximum flavor and visual impact—while retaining the nutritional vitality of every ingredient.
Green Plate Catering’s non-animal bio-waste (95% overall) is committed to a local composting program. We recycle or compost over 87% of our total waste by weight.
Our emphasis on non-disposable, compostable and recyclable dishware carries through to the preparation and packaging of every recipe produced in our kitchen.
Green Plate Catering is proud to be a Clean Energy Business and EPA Green Power Partner. By supporting local wind and solar projects through national clean energy provider, Arcadia Power, we are commited to building a brighter future for everyone by using renewable power, supporting local green jobs that cannot be outsourced, and fighting pollution and climate change.
International Eco-Ventures to casual neighborhood get-togethers, everyone uses Green Plate Catering. Whether you cherish family recipes, allergen –aware menus, 100% organic events, you can count on Green Plate Catering to meet your needs and fulfill your dreams of delightful, ethical dining thoughtfully served with striking presentation.
Green Plate Catering knows the watershed region, and many of the sites where events may be held. Talk to our expert staff to construct the best of all possible experiences at the location of your choice.
Testimonials and Press
"The food, set-up, and service for our event was fantastic! Our guests raved about the organic, fresh food, and sustainable service. I was surprised to learn that that's not what they've come to expect there, and it's something we take for granted here in Santa Cruz. So you've got a wonderful niche there and I hope your business will continue to set the bar!"
- Allison, UC Santa Cruz
"When Green Plate Catering handled my June event of nearly 300 people, it was like winning the lottery. The food was local, organic, plentiful and outstanding. The display was beautiful, and the prices were great. She'll be my caterer from now on."
"Delicious and conscious food and catering... You have lead the way in this for so long and are really tops. Not had anything like it anywhere else.
- National Organic Coalition
"Our friends and family absolutely loved the offerings and even our friends who wouldn't otherwise try vegan food went back for seconds. We will definitely keep you in mind for future events."
"Everything was awesome! We got so many compliments about the food. Everything tasted delicious. You got to us right when you said you would and had it all set up quickly. We couldn't have been happier with the whole experience."
"Our annual animal welfare conference in Washington D.C. requires delicious vegan food for up to 700 people. We rely on Green Plate Catering every year and have never been disappointed. They hit a home run each and every time from the main course right down to the cupcakes. "
- No Kill Conference
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Friends of the Earth
Organic Trade Association
National Family Farm Coalition
National Institute for Mental Health
Environmental Working Group
University of the District of Columbia
Government Accountability Project
The Nature Conservancy
Congressional Hunger Center
Humane Society of the US
The Praxis Project