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Add some global fresh flavors to your next party or meeting...or everyday! Now with 100% locally-grown fruits and vegetables.

Click here to view the Winter 2019 Catering menu

Contact Helen.Coyne [at] Rescue.org (subject: Project%20CHOP%20Catering%20Inquiry) to place a custom order for your meeting, event or party.

The "Locavore" Party Platter (large pictured here) with our Smoky Orange Hummus Dip

By purchasing a Project CHOP party platter, you can feel great eating healthy, supporting local farmers and helping refugee women on the road to economic self-sufficiency. Each Project CHOP party platter comes with a unique, hand-crafted dip that combines the rich, ethnic flavors of refugee cultures with locally-grown fruits and vegetables from San Diego farms. 


Your purchase of a Project CHOP party platter helps some of IRC’s most vulnerable refugee clients gain critical employment skills. 100% of Project CHOP sales goes to operating costs so that IRC will not be reliant on grants to sustain the program in the future.


Each platter is handmade, including lovingly crafted "carrot flowers" locally sourced from San Diego farmers.

4 Easy Ways to Support Project CHOP:

  • Buy salads and party platters (small only) anytime at Parkside Market (3209 Thorn Street). Make it even more fun and enjoy them across the street to Thorn Street Brewery or Grand Ole BBQ y Asado.
  • Order online and pick-up at Cardamom Café and Bakery (2977 Upas Street)  and pair it with some delicious sandwiches or baked goodies! We need orders by 12 noon the day prior to pick-up. Easy parking in rear off alley with mermaid mural. Pick-up times are Tue, Wed, Sat and Sun between 7am-2pm.
  • Order online and pick-up directly at the Project CHOP kitchen between 12noon – 1pm on Mondays and Fridays (4300 El Cajon Blvd, City Heights). We need orders by 12 noon the day prior to pick-up.
  • Gift a CHOP party platter to a refugee family just arriving to the U.S. You can even include a personal welcome message and our resettlement team will deliver it with your platter. 



NEW - The CHOP Super Bowl

The CHOP Super Bowl includes:

  • 24oz bowl
  • 3oz. of organic free range chicken
  • Tumeric infused basmati rice
  • African inspired peanut sauce with lemon grass, cayenne and honey
  • Locally grown green onion, carrots, sweet potato, kale and other seasonal vegetables
  • $5.99 Vegetarian/$7.99 with chicken


The Mezze Party Platter

Say hello to our newest party platter from Project CHOP! The Mezze platter is a Middle Easter-style appetizer platter loaded with a balance of sweet and savory tastes. The CHOP Mezze Platter includes:

  • Roasted garlic hummus and flatbread crackers
  • Lightly-salted walnuts and almonds
  • Fresh feta and caraway mozzarella
  • Black and green olives
  • And some dates and dried apricots when you want a dash of sweet!
  • Small 13.99 (Serves 4-6) / Large 24.99 (Serves 8-10)


Project Chop Super Salad
Project CHOP Super Salads are fresh, healthy, and protein-packed.

The CHOP Super Salad 

  • A large chopped salad mixed with organic greens, local carrots, peppers, jicama, other veggies, and protein-packed with locally-sourced, free-range eggs, garbanzo beans and saffron rice or couscous.
  • Handmade basil balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • $6.99 each


The "Locavore" Party Platter 

  • All locally-sourced, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables
  • Small, $14.99 includes 1 free 8 oz. Smoky Orange Carrot Hummus, generously serves 5-7 people
  • Large, $24.99 includes 1 free 16 oz. Smoky Orange Carrot Hummus, generously serves 10-14 people


Vegetable Dip Choices (View ingredient lists):

  • Smoky Orange Carrot Hummus: sustainably-grown oranges and lemons from Eli’s Farm and R&L Farms, roasted organic carrots from Stehly’s Farms, all organic extra virgin olive oil and premium Penzey’s spices
  • Traditional Roasted Garlic Hummus: organic extra-virgin olive oil, organic California-grown garlic, and premium Penzey's spices.


    Party Ready Kit $5

    • Includes disposable bamboo plates, wooden forks and spoons and napkins for 10 people.


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    You can learn more about the amazing refugee women in Project CHOP as well as follow us in the kitchen by following us on Facebook and signing up for our eNewsletter.

    Email us with suggestions, questions, or custom catering requests:l Anchi.Mei [at] Rescue.org (subject: Project%20CHOP%20Web%20Inquiry) .


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