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, the mother-daughter duo have grown The Chef’s Garden into a full-service catering, event, and restaurant firm, with exclusive venues like The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.
Our clients value us not only for our fine food and service but for the level of comfort they have in knowing that we treat each event like it is our own. The Chef’s Garden is passionate about creating innovative experiences that connect people through delicious food and drink. Our clients are our biggest source of inspiration and we believe collaboration is at the core of every great event. Our team loves the challenge that comes with trying something new and we believe there is no greater reward than a satisfied client. Because we always remember that we are only as good as our last event, our staff regularly engages in industry training to keep current with trends as we seek to set a few of our own.
Chef’s Garden has had the privilege of creating high profile affairs for former President and Mrs. George W. Bush, international ambassadors, dignitaries from the United Nations, local government officials as well as movie stars & producers. Just as important, we have planned meaningful weddings for hundreds of couples and thrown thousands of parties for local clients looking to create a memorable experience for their guests.
Today, The Chef’s Garden employs over seventy-five people and offers an array of services such as off-premise catering and beverage service for weddings, corporate events, and social gatherings, virtual cooking classes, meal delivery through Northeast Florida and the United States.