made to be enjoyed


           Gristle has a deep respect for food and we treat it with care. The whole idea of being a catering company is that nothing goes to waste, ever. The Gristle team is made up of a variety of minds from various walks of life that have been joined together by the common interest of good food that is good for you. We have decided to share our food and philosophy with others. We focus on organic, local, and seasonally inspired menus. In addition to being vital to agriculture, choosing seasonal and locally sourced foods is also the most flavorful way to eat.

           We cater to people who want fresh events that are fun and all about the food. Food should not be fussy or mysterious in any way. Ingredient names should be recognizable because at the end of the day, food is just fuel and we should fill up our bodies with the premium stuff. Gristle concedes that the preparation and service of our food can be quite artful, but at the end of the meal people should feel full, satisfied, and pleased about what they have put in their body. Gristle aligns with each client’s vision and can accommodate dietary restrictions including fully organic menus.


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The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Sewell, is a vibrant and thriving professional orchestra dedicated to advancing Wisconsin communities through the transformative power of music. The WCO performs approximately 25 concerts per year, including Concerts on the Square®, Masterworks, Holiday Pops, Handel's Messiah, Youth Concerts, and other performances across the state. 


YWCA Madison is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, support families, and strengthen communities. We are part of the national YWCA movement, one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.


We take play very seriously by engaging, challenging, and inspiring every visitor who comes through the Madison Children’s Museum doors. The dedicated staff drives our mission by creating custom-crafted, award winning exhibits; providing programming that brings all ages together; and focusing on sustainability. And, because we know how important play is to everyone, we’re committed to assistance programs that allow all children to enjoy our learning playground.


Tandem Press is one of only three professional presses affiliated with a university in the United States.  At Tandem, internationally renowned artists create editions of prints and interact with graduate and undergraduate students. Tandem prints hang in museums and corporations throughout the United States including The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C. just to name a few. 


Healthy Food for All is a community-based food recovery effort. We collect excess produce from farms and prepared foods from corporate cafeterias that would otherwise go to waste. We clean and repackage this food at the FEED Kitchens and then distribute it to food pantries and neighborhoods all over Madison, WI.