Chef's Garden Catering & Events

3732 Mente Street, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Chef's Garden Catering & Events

What do wedding bells make you dream of? An elaborate summer affair for hundreds... an intimate retreat for only your family and closest friends... or something in between? The Chef's Garden has helped create hundreds of weddings; however, because weddings are so uniquely personal, no one is a better expert on your wedding than you. Therefore, our first meeting will focus on YOU. Your tastes, style, vision, and values. In order for us to serve you at the highest level possible, we must build a foundation of trust, integrity, and respect, much like the union in which you are about to engage. We want you to feel comfortable to express your thoughts and ideas so that we can help make your vision a reality on the big day.

Who We Are:

The Chef’s Garden was founded in 2001 by Liz Earnest with the simple aspiration of serving delicious joy. The company grew faster than she anticipated and in 2005, Liz’s daughter, Jennifer, joined the team. Together they have grown the company into a full-service catering, event, and restaurant firm, with exclusive venues that include The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

Catering is about more than just food. It’s about delicious food, gracious service, and innovative presentation. We believe that food should be pan to plate and hold ourselves to the highest standards and like to be judged against restaurant quality. We believe service should not only be discerning, but warm and gracious. We know that we eat with our eyes first, so food needs to look as good as it tastes.

Services Offered
The Chef's Garden is a full-service wedding catering company that creates menus unique to each event. We also offer full-service bar packages.

Cuisine

The Chef's Garden is a chef-driven catering business focused on elevating standard catering packages to provide a heightened service experience on your special day. Our culinary team is lead by Chef Jamey Evoniuk who's impressive resume includes time spent working under some of the biggest names in the restaurant world, like Louis Chatham of Commander’s Palace, and working as the Executive Chef of the Four Star and Four Diamond award-winning restaurant Manuel’s on 28th. Our culinary team is well versed in many cuisines included but not limited to American, Chinese, Caribbean, French, Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Japanese. We are able to accommodate many dietary needs so that you and your guests are completely comfortable on your wedding day.

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83 Reviews for Chef's Garden Catering & Events

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Gillian Newton · Married on 11/02/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Above and beyond!

    We had an amazing experience with Chef's Garden. We planned our Jacksonville wedding from New York, which could have been difficult, but with Chef's Garden, everything was a breeze. They have so many delicious food options and are willing to personalize your wedding dinner menu to make it that of your dreams. Elizabeth was always quick to answer my emails, and was flexible with menu changes and accommodations. They allowed my in-laws to do a tasting of our full dinner menu selection since we couldn't be there to do so. On the day of our wedding, all of the staff were beyond professional and friendly, and assisted with everything we needed. We hired the bartending service as well, and it was phenomenal! I cannot say enough good things about this catering company. Everyone raved about the food!

    And the to-go bag we took to our hotel the night of the wedding (with a special treat inside) was icing on the cake!

    Sent on 11/20/2019

    Chef's Garden Catering & Events's reply:

    Gillian & Travis,
    Congratulations again to an amazing couple, and thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! It was an absolute pleasure working with you all to help make your special day perfect. Thank you for allowing us to serve the first meal of your new life, and here is to may more!

    Best Regards,
    Elizabeth & the Chef's Garden Crew
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    Rebecca · Married on 04/27/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Delicious and perfect for our St Augustine wedding

    We booked Chef’s Garden for our wedding at the Lightner Museum. Liz was great during the planning process and made everything easy. We had a wonderful buffet and had so many compliments on the food. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 05/08/2019

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Chef's Garden Catering & Events FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 70
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 50
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 50
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Server(s)
    Tastings
    China
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 25
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    House Wine
    House Liquor
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Breakfast / Brunch
    Buffet
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Custom Menu
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Lunch
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    African
    American
    Asian
    British
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    Chinese
    French
    German
    Greek
    Indian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Latin American
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Halal
    Kosher
    Nut Free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Liquor License
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Wine
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements

  • Monica Be Events Wedding Planners

    Chef's Garden is creative and visionary. They are great to work with and always work to get the menu and service on par with your event dream. I recommend them as a true professional, easy to work with and always do an amazing job.

  • Lori Parker Floral Studios Wedding Florists

    We love working with the wonderful staff at Chef's Garden! They provide simply the best catering food and service in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Always a top recommended caterer of ours for several years!!!

  • Choux Cake Studio
    Choux Cake Studio Wedding Cakes

    Wonderful company. Highly recommended!

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  • 3732 Mente Street Jacksonville, FL, 32207 See on map
    904-572-1855 (Phone number)
    9043993336 (Fax Number)
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