Here at Heirloom, we’re all about custom catering with whole, fresh ingredients–locally sourced when possible and simply prepared.
Our focus isn’t because we’re trying to be trendy or use buzzwords. It’s because we know that fresh, in-season, locally sourced foods taste better. And better food provides a better custom catering experience for our clients overall which is exactly what we set out to do.
Goodbye Big Brands
In a metropolitan area like DC, you’re bound to come across those who swear by juice cleanses or organic quinoa. But according to this New York Times article, this is becoming more than just an urban norm.
Maybe it’s their notorious use of chemicals, or the incomprehensible ingredients plastered across their labels. Iconic food brands like Kraft, General Mills, Perdue, and Tyson struggle to keep up with the cleaner options and fresher approach that’s dominating the food market. Some are even acquiring organic-friendly food brands for millions of dollars. But despite their hustle, consumer behavior shows a sharp trend towards cleaner eats.
Custom Catering, the Healthy Way
Major food companies need to change their strategies not just to stay afloat in an evolving marketplace, but as a commitment to the consumer. The same can be said for the catering industry.
When you go to a party and sit down with a plate of steaming appetizers, do you think about where your ingredients came from? Your answer doesn’t really matter, because you shouldn’t have to ask the question at all.
As a custom catering company, it’s our philosophy–and job–to curate menus with locally sourced, whole, and meaningful options. That means working with food distributors we know and trust, and avoiding unnamed ingredients, chemicals, and any other corporate giant yuck at all costs. Working with Heirloom, you can expect fresh, local ingredients—either bite sized or plated, and always beautifully designed.
To cater your next DC event with food that’s local and fresh, get in touch!