A few weeks ago I finally got the chance to photograph an event catered by Chive. I have heard so much about this small, women-owned company in the last few years, while their reputation for serving delicious, locally- grown food has spread. Two weeks ago, while photographing a conference for the Progressive Business Leaders Network, I got to be in the company of the women and men of Chive, taste their delicious food, photograph their simple, sustainable centerpieces and watch them at work.
The first thing that drew me to Chive when I first learned about them was that they are women-owned. I am always looking to connect with and support other women business-owners, especially as the number of women-owned businesses continues to grow. The second thing that draws me to them is their commitment to sustainability; in their words, a passion for “good food & quality ingredients from sustainable sources.” I photograph lots of events, weddings, parties and conferences and I have never heard a caterer utter those words before. Not only that, but Chive brings only compostable, reusable and/or recyclable materials to the events they cater (including forks, plates, napkins). In other words, they don’t just say they are committed to sustainability; they prove it at every one of their events. You can read all about their philosophy on their website and check out photos from past events.
I was honored to work with the women and men of Chive at the PBLN conference two weeks ago and I am delighted to share a handful of photos. I hope you’ll look further into Chive and consider them next time you are planning an event, looking for a caterer, and otherwise wanting to support a wonderful local business.