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Vegetarian California Wedding


Elk, CA | August 12, 2018


When Balarama and Emma of Bend Ayurveda approached More Pleaze to cater their wedding, it was a match made in heaven! Balarama and Emma wanted the food at their wedding to reflect their values, and to be prepared with love by non-traditional chefs who were part of the yoga community.  Chef Lindsey Kraten acted as head chef with Chef Kyra Bramble as sous chef, and Chef Theresa Buchanan supporting. The menu was a rustic but elegant Mexican themed farm-to-table feast that reflected the rich vibrancy of the couple joining.


Bend Ayurveda is a collaboration of two souls with a shared dharma of service. Balarama Chandra das and Emma Kate Veader bring their complementary personalities, diverse backgrounds, knowledge and reverence for Ayurveda to serve, feed and nourish their local community. They work together and individually offering services, courses and retreats on the areas of Ayurveda, yoga and cooking both locally as well as internationally.


(GF) Vegetable Mole
(Mushrooms, summer squash, spinach,
and in-season veggies available at farmers market)
Blue Corn Tortillas


Refried beans
Cumin & cilantro rice
Mixed pickled vegetables
Roasted corn
Handmade empanadas

Kale Salad, Grilled Peaches, Chevre, Spiced Pecans, Honey Vinaigrette

Interested in having Chef Lindsey cater your special event?