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Chef's Garden Catering & Events

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About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 Palace, and working as the Executive Chef of the Four Star and Four Diamond award-winning restaurant Manuel鈥檚 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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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    Emily V. Married on 09/03/2022
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    Chef's Garden was wonderful for our wedding! The food tasted great (we got so many compliments from our guests), the staff was friendly and professional, and the bartenders were also great! The one caveat is I wished someone had asked if we wanted to take home the left overs (though I am not sure if this was allowed and I also forgot to ask them about this), as I feel there was a lot left at the end of the night. Other than that, they were amazing in every way! Would 100% recommend!
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    Plated Dinner

    Chefs Garden provided us with some of the best entrees I have ever had at a wedding. We had multiple guests compliment the food as well as the service that was provided to us. Everyone received the correct entree鈥檚 even with the confusion of last minute CoVid changes. We cannot thank Elizabeth enough for communicating with us up until days before the wedding to make sure we didn鈥檛 need to make any last minuet changes. We highly recommend!
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    Linda Married on 09/01/2021
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    Wonderful Services

    Food was so good a my guest was amazed with the amount of food and the good quality of appetizing.
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Monica Be Events 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 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
904-399-4449
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