Planting Seeds For a Better Tomorrow
Jewell Events Catering is proud to be a leader in offering unique farm-to-table options throughout our menus. We are delighted to utilize harvested produce from our local, urban gardens throughout Chicago. We firmly believe our responsibility as an industry leading foodservice company is to teach the importance of sustainable gardening. We are committed to provide education on how to prepare delicious and nutritious recipes with home grown produce.
Edible Treasures Garden – The Field Museum
Jewell Events Catering is proud to utilize harvested produce from The Edible Treasures Garden, on the West Terrace of Chicago’s historic landmark, The Field Museum. The garden was conceptualized by A Greener Field, the Museum's "green team". Working together with A Greener Field and The Peterson Garden Project, we developed 8 large raised bed gardens to showcase organic herbs and vegetables. All plants are grown from rare and heritage seeds provided by Seed Savers Exchange of Decorah, Iowa. Managed and tended by the Field Museum community, the mission of the garden is to demonstrate the importance of urban vegetable gardening and show how to use fresh produce in nutritious and delicious meals.
CLESE Global Garden – Albany Park
Jewell Events Catering is excited to support The CLESE Global Garden (Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly) which is a project supported by The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program. At the garden, refugees from around the world share their gardening strengths which enable them to create their own income and food security in Chicago. We at Jewell Events Catering purchase all of the produce and are able to grow unique edible selections that enhance just about any meal.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates on our harvests and new Garden Recipe Series.