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.
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.
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.
83 Reviews for Chef's Garden Catering & Events
Recommended by 98% of couples
12 User photos
Samantha · Married on 11/08/2019
Wedding at the Lightner Museum
WOW! Incredible! When choosing our caterer for our wedding so much time and effort went into this area our heads could have been spinning, but we found Chef's Garden and everything was PERFECT! Liz is an absolute doll and so accommodating. She genuinely cares and will make sure your day is special! We got married at the Lightner Museum and everyone was ranting and raving about how delicious our food and service was! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! Hire Chef's Garden for your event, you will be soooo happy you did! We miss working with Liz so much already!Sent on 01/07/2020
Chef's Garden Catering & Events's reply:Thank you so much for this awesome review. These are the words we strive to hear! It was truly our pleasure to be part of such an awesome wedding reception!!
Gillian Newton · Married on 11/02/2019
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!Sent on 11/20/2019
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!
Chef's Garden Catering & Events's reply:Gillian & Travis,
Rebecca · Married on 04/27/2019
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
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.
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!!!
Wonderful company. Highly recommended!