The creation of award-winning Chef Chad Gauss of The Food Market and La Food Marketa, along with his team of chefs and creative minds, Hoopla! Catering is all about top-notch service, flavorful fun, and support for the Baltimore community. Hoopla! looks to lift up and give back to their neighbors at every opportunity. They opt to take the budget most companies would reserve for marketing, and put it towards philanthropic support; donating their time, delicious food, and services to non-profit events, block parties, and festivals in order to help local organizations and neighborhoods raise more money for their causes.
Supports: Community Development
Locations available: Baltimore Metropolitan Area + Surrounding Area
A full service, alternative event catering company, Harvest & Revel offers well-sourced and creatively cooked food with style as well as ethics.. As part of their commitment to sustainability and the ethical local food industry, Harvest & Revel uses all natural, organic, antibiotic- and hormone-free ingredients, sourced from their own local farm and partners in the Tri-State Area. They are also committed to reducing waste, and employ creative techniques to use leftover ingredients, partner with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to donate all food leftovers, and compost any food scraps that cannot be donated. Harvest & Revel also spearheaded a "Harvest Justice" project to raise awareness and money for the Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation's Growing Youth Power program, which prepares teenagers to live healthful lives and to take action for food system change by training and employing them in what is often their first work experience. When you hire Harvest & Revel for an event, you can choose to donate a lump sum or a percentage of your bill to the "Harvest Justice" project. In addition to catering, Harvest & Revel offers beverage and bar packages, staffing, styling and design, floral design, rental coordination, and even venue lighting, DJ, and photographer coordination.
Supports: Sustainability + Reducing Food Waste + Youth Development + Community Development
Locations available: Tri-State Area
Bringing the magic of farm-to-table dining to any venue, events catered by The Pixie and The Scout are marked by their focus on food. They prepare the freshest, most sustainably harvested ingredients, sourced through their many farming and fishing friends, to provide creative meals crafted for each client. The Pixie and The Scout are committed to the highest level of environmental and agricultural sustainability in the way they source, cook and serve food. Passionate advocates of the food revolution, they are dedicated to making access to nourishing food a right not a privilege; to challenging consumer assumptions about food and how it gets to our plate; to disrupting the narrative of who belongs in the fields/the markets/the kitchens that make our plates possible; and to bringing people together at big tables. They are committed to all the ways that food—specifically their own—can make communities more honest, more loving, and more just. In addition to event catering services, The Pixie and The Scout offers delivery, always with biodegradable servingware; supper clubs at their studio where ticket sales go towards supporting individuals and organizations in their community working for economic and social justice, particularly in the arenas of food sovereignty and sustainability; and workshops.
Supports: Sustainability + Community Development
Locations Available: Greater New York City Area, Long Island + Hudson Valley
Ex Novo donates 100% of net profits to its four nonprofit partners who operate in Portland and beyond. It is their mission to provide great experiences, and to leverage their success to impact the world in a positive way, supporting those making their communities stronger. The nonprofits they support are: Friends of the Children, a mentoring program that is transforming the lives of Portland’s most vulnerable children; International Justice Mission, which works to protect the poor from violence in communities throughout the developing world; Impact NW, a provider of educational and social services in the greater Portland metro area; and MercyCorps, a team of 5,000+ humanitarians who take on the world’s toughest challenges to help people build better, stronger lives.
Supports: Community Development + Education