Congratulations Caitlin and Jason!

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Congratulations Caitlin and Jason!

Last night we catered a beautiful wedding of Caitlin and Jason, two soccer players who met at the University of Maryland. The ceremony and cocktail-style reception were both at the stylish Greenhouse Loft. There were three food stations: a taco station with steak and fish tacos, a Greek station with carved leg of lamb pita wraps, and an Italian station with pasta and antipasti. The couple chose to have an assorted cupcake tower and a small ceremonial cutting cake for dessert, and the bride surprised the groom with a cookie tower with University of Maryland colors.

We wish them many years of happiness, and thank them for choosing Big Delicious Planet! 

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Saturday Morning in the Garden

It's a peaceful morning in our garden after we've finished a busy week catering many film and photo shoots around Chicago. Our bees our buzzing around the arugula flowers and squash blossoms. Enjoy these photos I've taken today. Have a great weekend!

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Farm Dinner Fundraiser

Farm Dinner Fundraiser

Last night BDP provided the perfect setting for a spectacular dinner in our garden for Near North Montessori SchoolLula Cafe and Nightwood's Jason Hammel and Amalea Tshilds co-hosted the event with me to raise money for the school's scholarship fund. Jason incorporated many of BDP's organically grown vegetables, herbs and edible flowers into the four course dinner he prepared - three delicious passed appetizers, followed by two incredible salads and homemade focaccia, a family-style dinner meticulously plated, and a summery dessert. It was a magical night!

Michael & Michael Wedding in BDP Garden.

Michael & Michael Wedding in BDP Garden.

On July 29th we had our first wedding in the BDP Urban Farm! Michael and Michael, from Atlanta, Georgia, found Big Delicious Planet though an online search, and booked their destination wedding here. It turned out to be a lovely evening for an intimate gathering. We wish them many years of happiness, and appreciate them choosing BDP for the celebration. 

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Jammin' with Phish!

This weekend we're catering backstage at Phish's three FirstMerit Bank Pavilion concerts at Northerly Island. The morning began with a beautiful sunrise and eggs cooked to order by Rafa. Rock on!

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A Big Harvest

Our garden manager, Katie, and intern, Deja, are busy this morning (along with a couple kids from the school down the street). All the rain and sun have certainly helped the growth of our vegetables. Today they harvested Beets and Beet Greens (we'll use for Phish's juice bar), tons of Kale, Chard, Basil, Scallions, Ya Ya Carrots, Sylvetta Arugula, and a variety of herbs. 

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Sunday Morning in the Garden

Stopped by to check on our garden after yesterday's heavy rain. Thankfully, no damage was done.  Everything looks beautiful and ready to harvest midweek for some of our big events next weekend.

We're catering for the band Phish for three days at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion. Phish is known for wanting to source their food from farms as near to the venue as possible. We'll have plenty to choose from in our own organic garden, located right next door to our catering kitchen: Tuscano, Red Bor and Red Russian Kale, Bright Lights Swiss Chard, Sylvetta Arugula, Chioggia, Red Ace and Touchstone Gold Beets, Purple Haze and Ya Ya Carrots, Easter Egg and D'avignon Radishes, Scallions, Italian Parsley, a variety of basil and other herbs. 

We'll also be catering backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival, so we'll also be incorporating some of our own vegetables and herbs into the dishes backstage and in our vendor tent. 

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We're at Pitchfork Music Festival Next Weekend.

Next weekend (July 18, 19 and 20th), we're back at Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park as the backstage caterer to the artists. This is our 7th year with Pitchfork, and we're looking forward to another great lineup!

Big Delicious Planet will also be a food vendor again, so all you concertgoers please come by the BDP booth (photo below) from some great food! See you there! Rock on!

It's a Beautiful Morning in Our Garden.

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It's a Beautiful Morning in Our Garden.

There's a lot of activity in our garden this morning. Our garden manager, Katie Wiegman,  and intern, Deja, from Windy City Harvest are harvesting a variety of Beets and Swiss Chard. We have a couple students from Wolcott School down the street working in the garden and learning about composting. It's a beautiful day!

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New website.

We just launched our new website! Hope you like it!