IRON AND EARTH is an exceptional boutique event catering business that puts you first and believes that your experience begins here. We have no rules. Menus are designed based on your individual needs, taste and style to look and taste delicious!

Whether you’re planning your special day, a brand launch or company party, we will create captivating food experiences that exceed all expectations. We have passion for food, people and celebrations. It is our pleasure to produce an amazing experience from start to finish.

Our sources are the highest quality for everything: artisanal cheese, heirloom fruits & vegetables, freshly made bread, products made from scratch by us, or a local vendor... and you can taste the difference!

Michelle Peranich-Founder

Michelle Peranich combines 25 years of catering, event planning, restaurant management and design service to produce exceptional experiences. Working at high level media and entertainment companies as well as running her own business, Michelle has managed events from budget and staffing to menu and marketing for intimate dinners for 20 and corporate functions for 2000.

In 2016 she became the Lifestyle Editor for CVLUX, a luxury brand magazine writing articles based on her years of event and food styling experience.

“As a kid I remember while my friends were eating tomato soup and American cheese on Wonder Bread, I was being introduced to Croque Monseur and Vichyssoise prepared by the French chef across the street. I took that inspiration to work with me at Spago where I pioneered L.A. cuisine under Wolfgang Puck and after 15 years inspired me to launch a brand of my own.”

Michelle strongly believes in incorporating ecologically responsible techniques into her business practices. This stems in part by her awareness of the “good, clean and fair" philosophy of food, articulated by the Slow Food USA movement. These practices include active recycling of reusable items, shopping for and purchasing local produce from vendors practicing sustainable farming techniques and phasing out the use of endangered and threatened species in menus.

Michelle loves COOKING, gardening and hiking. She advocates for human rights, animals, and the environment, currently residing in Los Angeles with her three sons and puppy Nala.

"Where Food Celebrates Life!"

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Michelle is the best!

Flawless amazing food! Beautiful aesthetics and presentation. The only person we call when we have an event. Thank You!

Alan Siegel & David Meister

You killed it! And no geckos were injured!

The Patrick Melrose premiere event for Showtime was gorgeous with just the right amount of elegance and style. And this is no easy task so whatever you are doing you are doing it beautifully!!! Your serving staff was top notch and so on it. I can’t wait to find another project to work on with you and another and another!
Sending huge hugs and thanks!!

Shari Kauffman - Talent Relations | Worldwide Video


Perfect food! Perfect service!

We have hired Michelle Peranich and her team numerous times over the years. Whether it was for our business or personal events, each time the attention to detail and how great the food tasted was perfection. Michelle is so humble and personable and yet she knows so much and she certainly knows how to surround herself with the right team. Michelle wants to make sure that everyone is happy. And at the end of whatever occasion you hire her for (private dinner, corporate event or wedding), you will be!

Christian Darnaud-Maroselli - Co-Founder & Co-Owner

Jean de Merry
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