catering & events

Make a request for catering today.  Click here.

Please email hgcatering@homeboyindustries.org

 

WHY HOMEGIRL CATERING? 

For 26 years, Homeboy Industries has been serving high-risk, previously incarcerated, and formerly gang-involved men and women looking to change their lives.

Our Catering service is operated by Homegirl Cafe, which is located at our headquarters near downtown Los Angeles and staffed by women who are learning to develop job skills in food preparation, culinary arts, and the food service industry whilebeing offered a continuum of free services.

Homegirl Café has an 18-month training certificate program that empowers women to support themselves and their families while receiving needed services as they work toward a better life.

Trainees cycle through three stations; café, catering, and garden & maintenance, while regularly meeting with their case manager to address underlying needs (including mental health, GED preparation and testing,substance abuse, domestic violence, tattoo removal and legal services), and attending weekly classes on life skills, restaurant operations, and management in the café.

Through a therapeutic environment and belief that community trumps gang, Homeboy Industries Catering has helped thousands women to envision an exit ramp off the “freeway” of violence, addiction and incarceration. You can support our mission, help ensure that our programs and services remain free, and join us in giving back to the Los Angeles community as we stand alongside our trainees whose lives are being transformed.

 

CUSTOM MENUS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

We are proud to feature an innovative menu created by founding Chef, Pati Zarate, author of “Hungry For Life.”

Our menu can be customized for any occasion. We offer full-service catering for any size having catered for groups of over 2,000.

Using the freshest, highest quality ingredients our staff prepares everything from appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees from a wide variety of of ethnic selections. All of our foods are made with all-natural ingredients and are free of preservatives, lard, msg and trans fat. A portion of our ingredients are grown in our own gardens.

Customers regularly praise our fast and simple booking process and the opportunity to interact with our trainees, hear their stories, and watch our mission in action.

BAKED FROM SCRATCH

Artisan breads, cookies, pastries, and cakes are prepared fresh from scratch in the Homeboy Bakery with 100% European butter and all natural ingredients. 

SPECIALTY DRINKS

We proudly serve our own specialty drinks including the highly acclaimed, famous Angela’s Green Potion, Pumpkin Seeds Horchata, and  5 flavors of Aguas Frescas.

TESTIMONIALS

“Homegirl Café is a testament to the transformative power of real food. Through the café, scores of young women and men have engaged in meaningful and rewarding work, and have been given the best possible job training for connecting with the land and restoring a rhythm and purpose to their lives.”
-Alice Waters, Chef/Owner
Chez Panisse, Berkeley and founder of the The Edible Schoolyard Project

Homeboy Industries, “reflects what many of us strive for when teaching in the culinary industry. Stories of young people that have a desire for a better future, the drive to change their life’s path, and a passion for good food that will strengthen their confidence, are very inspiring. That is why Homegirl Café and the work by Homeboy Industries are essential in our community.”

-Daniel Drumlake, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, WCC, ACE
 Professional Chef and Culinary Educator

Make a request for catering today.  Click here.

Please email hgcatering@homeboyindustries.org