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The Chef's Garden

Jacksonville , FL
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LOCATION

3732 Mente Street
Jacksonville, FL US 32207 (map)

PHONE

904-399-4449

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Chef’s Garden is an off-premise catering company. With more than 20 years’ experience in the food service and hospitality industry, our staff experience is as diverse as the clients... Read more
The Chef’s Garden is an off-premise catering company. With more than 20 years’ experience in the food service and hospitality industry, our staff experience is as diverse as the clients we serve, which means that we have the knowledge to make any vision a reality.

We know that we are only as good as our last event; therefore, to keep current with trends—and set a few of our own—our staff regularly engages in industry training relevant to their positions. And, we pride ourselves on maintaining a constant core staff, so that we never waiver in your expectation of us.

Experience has taught us two things. First, there is no set formula for creating a memorable event; second, our clients are our most important asset.

Our goal is not to create our ideal party, but yours. We will look to you for inspiration! Our purpose is to take your abstract vision and bring into it tangible details that can be enjoyed in a truly magnificent way. We work hard to create a comfortable and long lasting relationship with every client, to bring his/her unique vision to life.

Please contact us at (904) 399-4449 or E-mail us at events@cateringjacksonville.com. Thank you so much for your interest, and we look forward to speaking with you. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes, we highly encourage tastings for interested clients.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
No, but we can recommend many great vendors.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No, we do not have a cake cutting fee.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes, we are licensed to sell alcohol in the state of Florida.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
No, we do not charge a corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Yes, we can assist you in renting nearly any item for your event including, but not limited to: chairs, tables, fine quality linens, china and tents from our extensive network of reputable vendors. Please note that we do not up-charge on these items, but instead provide this as a complimentary service to our clients to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of the event!
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We do provide all of the necessary professional wait staff, kitchen staff, and bar staff for each event.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Natalie
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Chef's Garden is absolutely the best! Jennifer really knows what she is doing and is so easy to work with! I can sometimes be indecisive so she suggested a lot of options that we ended up using. She worked with our budget, and the food was amazing!!! We received so many compliments at our wedding, from the specialty cocktails to the details of the food. My husband and I tried other caterers but their food was not the quality as Chef's Garden. Their food is so delicious and so beautifully presented. From the time we did the tasting we knew Chef's Garden was for us! Jennifer was so patient when we did change our appetizers a couple of times. She even provided linens and specialty signs. I wanted something different for the napkins, so her and her team created bow tie napkins which were a hit! If you are looking for a caterer please look no further! Chef's Garden is the way to go!
Chef's Garden is absolutely the best! Jennifer really knows what she is doing and is so easy to work with! I can sometimes Read more...
Chef's Garden is absolutely the best! Jennifer really knows what she is doing and is so easy to work with! I can sometimes be indecisive so she suggested a lot of options that we ended up using. She worked with our budget, and the food was amazing!!! We received so many compliments at our wedding, from the specialty cocktails to the details of the food. My husband and I tried other caterers but their food was not the quality as Chef's Garden. Their food is so delicious and so beautifully presented. From the time we did the tasting we knew Chef's Garden was for us! Jennifer was so patient when we did change our appetizers a couple of times. She even provided linens and specialty signs. I wanted something different for the napkins, so her and her team created bow tie napkins which were a hit! If you are looking for a caterer please look no further! Chef's Garden is the way to go! Read less
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tiffany
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The food and service from Chef's Garden were absolutely the best! Jennifer and Liz, the owners, went out of their way to make sure our day was special (and it was!). Everyone was raving about how awesome the food was and the service was just as good. On top of that, they helped with our reception (made it look more cohesive, moved some plants, brought some greenery, etc) and even broke down everything and helped to clean up. Their bartender got a lot of compliments as well. Very positive experience. We were all very happy.
The food and service from Chef's Garden were absolutely the best! Jennifer and Liz, the owners, went out of their way to Read more...
The food and service from Chef's Garden were absolutely the best! Jennifer and Liz, the owners, went out of their way to make sure our day was special (and it was!). Everyone was raving about how awesome the food was and the service was just as good. On top of that, they helped with our reception (made it look more cohesive, moved some plants, brought some greenery, etc) and even broke down everything and helped to clean up. Their bartender got a lot of compliments as well. Very positive experience. We were all very happy. Read less
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Adra
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Four days after our wedding and the guests are still talking about the amazing food. It was so good that I have already given out several referrals. Someone even said "OMG....I am sure you paid a FORTUNE. That was the best meal I've ever had at a wedding." I agree. So good! Jen was amazing and the price was so good considering what we had. We will use Chef's Garden for any big events we have in the future. TRUST ME...your guests will talk about the food for MONTHS! Thank you Jen...you and your staff were AWESOME!
Four days after our wedding and the guests are still talking about the amazing food. It was so good that I have already Read more...
Four days after our wedding and the guests are still talking about the amazing food. It was so good that I have already given out several referrals. Someone even said "OMG....I am sure you paid a FORTUNE. That was the best meal I've ever had at a wedding." I agree. So good! Jen was amazing and the price was so good considering what we had. We will use Chef's Garden for any big events we have in the future. TRUST ME...your guests will talk about the food for MONTHS! Thank you Jen...you and your staff were AWESOME! Read less
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Corrie
Wedding:
5/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef's Garden prepared the best meal any of us has ever eaten. Very professional, friendly, helpful and off the charts wonderful!
Chef's Garden prepared the best meal any of us has ever eaten. Very professional, friendly, helpful and off the charts Read more...
Chef's Garden prepared the best meal any of us has ever eaten. Very professional, friendly, helpful and off the charts wonderful! Read less
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lyndsey
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef's garden catered my wedding at the Cummer Museum and the food was amazing. Guests commented during the event and after how much they enjoyed the food. I highly recommend this vendor.
Chef's garden catered my wedding at the Cummer Museum and the food was amazing. Guests commented during the event and Read more...
Chef's garden catered my wedding at the Cummer Museum and the food was amazing. Guests commented during the event and after how much they enjoyed the food. I highly recommend this vendor. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Chef's Garden hands down has the tastiest food! I am a huge food person and appreciate good food. The Chef's Garden provided delicious food with amazing presentations. Jennifer did an amazing job staying around my budget too! I was extremely impressed with the food that was presented on my wedding night! I had so many compliments on how good the food was! Jennifer did a wonderful job with incorporating my vision for the layout as well. She also took care of ordering the linens and runners for all of the tables and food stations after my input. On a side note, I would ask where the remaining food goes at the end of the night and I have read other reviews about being served small bites of food upon arrival, this was not our case, it didn't bother me and I didn't expect it. I would have liked a glass of champagne though, that would have been a nice touch upon our arrival :) I would recommend The Chef's Gardens to anyone!
The Chef's Garden hands down has the tastiest food! I am a huge food person and appreciate good food. The Chef's Garden Read more...
The Chef's Garden hands down has the tastiest food! I am a huge food person and appreciate good food. The Chef's Garden provided delicious food with amazing presentations. Jennifer did an amazing job staying around my budget too! I was extremely impressed with the food that was presented on my wedding night! I had so many compliments on how good the food was! Jennifer did a wonderful job with incorporating my vision for the layout as well. She also took care of ordering the linens and runners for all of the tables and food stations after my input. On a side note, I would ask where the remaining food goes at the end of the night and I have read other reviews about being served small bites of food upon arrival, this was not our case, it didn't bother me and I didn't expect it. I would have liked a glass of champagne though, that would have been a nice touch upon our arrival :) I would recommend The Chef's Gardens to anyone! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
11/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with The Chef's Garden and all of Jennifer's efforts. Our wedding was perfect. Thank you!
I couldn't be happier with The Chef's Garden and all of Jennifer's efforts. Our wedding was perfect. Thank you!
I couldn't be happier with The Chef's Garden and all of Jennifer's efforts. Our wedding was perfect. Thank you! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want great food and service at your wedding or event, stop what you're doing and call the Chef's Garden right now! No really, it's been 6 months since our wedding, and guests are still raving about the food at our wedding! Jennifer was a joy to work with and had great suggestions for foods that paired well together. We had a cocktail hour with passed hor d'oeuvres as well as a sit-down dinner. The shrimp and grits on a fried green tomato was my favorite appetizer! The food and service was perfect. We also hired bartenders through them, who were great. The Chef's Garden went above and beyond my expectations during the entire planning process and, more importantly, on our wedding day. We recommend them every chance we get and we will definitely use them again!
If you want great food and service at your wedding or event, stop what you're doing and call the Chef's Garden right now! Read more...
If you want great food and service at your wedding or event, stop what you're doing and call the Chef's Garden right now! No really, it's been 6 months since our wedding, and guests are still raving about the food at our wedding! Jennifer was a joy to work with and had great suggestions for foods that paired well together. We had a cocktail hour with passed hor d'oeuvres as well as a sit-down dinner. The shrimp and grits on a fried green tomato was my favorite appetizer! The food and service was perfect. We also hired bartenders through them, who were great. The Chef's Garden went above and beyond my expectations during the entire planning process and, more importantly, on our wedding day. We recommend them every chance we get and we will definitely use them again! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Delicious ! The service was excellent and the price was right. I could not have been happier, it was a lovely day !
Delicious ! The service was excellent and the price was right. I could not have been happier, it was a lovely day !
Delicious ! The service was excellent and the price was right. I could not have been happier, it was a lovely day ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely perfect! The Chef's Garden was SO delicious and provided amazing food for our wedding! Our guests raved about the amazing menu all night, and still are weeks later! Liz (owner) was easy to work with, and accommodating to my schedule to ensure the event would be perfect and flow smoothly. We had many meetings to make sure things were exactly how myself and my husband envisioned everything, and the tasting was perfect to ensure we got what we expected! They have so many options to choose from, and each item was perfectly made! Jennifer Corrente is also a part of The Chef's Garden (runs the cafe at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens), and served as my wedding coordinator throughout the process. She is absolutely amazing, gracious, organized and full of ideas. I could not have imagined having everything running so smoothly, and I know this only happened because of her. I highly recommend anyone for The Chef's Garden superb services!
Absolutely perfect! The Chef's Garden was SO delicious and provided amazing food for our wedding! Our guests raved about Read more...
Absolutely perfect! The Chef's Garden was SO delicious and provided amazing food for our wedding! Our guests raved about the amazing menu all night, and still are weeks later! Liz (owner) was easy to work with, and accommodating to my schedule to ensure the event would be perfect and flow smoothly. We had many meetings to make sure things were exactly how myself and my husband envisioned everything, and the tasting was perfect to ensure we got what we expected! They have so many options to choose from, and each item was perfectly made! Jennifer Corrente is also a part of The Chef's Garden (runs the cafe at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens), and served as my wedding coordinator throughout the process. She is absolutely amazing, gracious, organized and full of ideas. I could not have imagined having everything running so smoothly, and I know this only happened because of her. I highly recommend anyone for The Chef's Garden superb services! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Kristine was just amazing to work with, you don not need to worry about anything, she will handle it all! The food was great and presentation was wonderful.
Kristine was just amazing to work with, you don not need to worry about anything, she will handle it all! The food was Read more...
Kristine was just amazing to work with, you don not need to worry about anything, she will handle it all! The food was great and presentation was wonderful. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
These folks were as professional and treated us like family. We had a Cajun / Florida mix of guest which included botb family and friends. All had great things to say about the food and the service provided for this special occasion. It was a great peace of mind knowing we were in good hands due to the fact we live 2 hours away and couldn't be hands on. We met with them told them what we wanted, had a tasting and they made it happen. It was a stress free partnership and I'm forever grateful. This company is family owned and it show from beginning to end! Love them!!!!
These folks were as professional and treated us like family. We had a Cajun / Florida mix of guest which included botb Read more...
These folks were as professional and treated us like family. We had a Cajun / Florida mix of guest which included botb family and friends. All had great things to say about the food and the service provided for this special occasion. It was a great peace of mind knowing we were in good hands due to the fact we live 2 hours away and couldn't be hands on. We met with them told them what we wanted, had a tasting and they made it happen. It was a stress free partnership and I'm forever grateful. This company is family owned and it show from beginning to end! Love them!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Words cannot begin to express our satisfaction and appreciation with the services provided by Jennifer and The Chef’s Garden team this past June for our wedding! We truly could not have had our dream wedding reception without their help!

Neither of us had tried The Chef’s Garden cuisine prior to our wedding tasting, however, the food was incredible! Specifically, we went with a plated dinner consisting of grouper or a New York strip steal. Both dishes were treats to the palate, and presentation was superb!

In addition to food catering, we enlisted Jennifer’s assistant with floral décor as well as wedding coordination. Regarding floral décor, Jennifer took our vague idea/concept, and made arrangements that we never imagined possible. Additionally, it should be noted that we sprung the idea of floral décor on her late in our planning, but she still carried it out impeccably!

With respect to wedding coordination, although we had a good grasp on what we desired, Jennifer made sure it was completely carried out, while also remaining sensitive to our budget. She also ensured our sanity, quenched our anxiety, and allowed us to focus on each other and our families, rather than having to worry about whether or not everything would be ok at the reception.

Overall, we, as well as our families, friends, and guests can not stop raving about our wedding reception (which was about 2 months ago). We are sincerely grateful and thankful to Jennifer and the Chef’s garden staff and team. Everyone we met with was professional, receptive to feedback, and genuinely appeared excited about making our wedding a success!

Thank you again!

Grace and Chris
Words cannot begin to express our satisfaction and appreciation with the services provided by Jennifer and The Chef’s Read more...
Words cannot begin to express our satisfaction and appreciation with the services provided by Jennifer and The Chef’s Garden team this past June for our wedding! We truly could not have had our dream wedding reception without their help!

Neither of us had tried The Chef’s Garden cuisine prior to our wedding tasting, however, the food was incredible! Specifically, we went with a plated dinner consisting of grouper or a New York strip steal. Both dishes were treats to the palate, and presentation was superb!

In addition to food catering, we enlisted Jennifer’s assistant with floral décor as well as wedding coordination. Regarding floral décor, Jennifer took our vague idea/concept, and made arrangements that we never imagined possible. Additionally, it should be noted that we sprung the idea of floral décor on her late in our planning, but she still carried it out impeccably!

With respect to wedding coordination, although we had a good grasp on what we desired, Jennifer made sure it was completely carried out, while also remaining sensitive to our budget. She also ensured our sanity, quenched our anxiety, and allowed us to focus on each other and our families, rather than having to worry about whether or not everything would be ok at the reception.

Overall, we, as well as our families, friends, and guests can not stop raving about our wedding reception (which was about 2 months ago). We are sincerely grateful and thankful to Jennifer and the Chef’s garden staff and team. Everyone we met with was professional, receptive to feedback, and genuinely appeared excited about making our wedding a success!

Thank you again!

Grace and Chris Read less
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Madyson
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Chef's Garden for our wedding in May of 2012 and we couldn't be happier with their services. The food was absolutely amazing! People still comment on how delicious it was! The service staff was great as well. We also hired Jennifer to do our day of coordinating and she went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly what we wanted! We cannot thank you enough for making our day so wonderful!!
We hired Chef's Garden for our wedding in May of 2012 and we couldn't be happier with their services. The food was Read more...
We hired Chef's Garden for our wedding in May of 2012 and we couldn't be happier with their services. The food was absolutely amazing! People still comment on how delicious it was! The service staff was great as well. We also hired Jennifer to do our day of coordinating and she went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly what we wanted! We cannot thank you enough for making our day so wonderful!! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I couldnt say enough about how great the staff and food from Chef's Garden was! All the displays looked great and the food came out perfect. Kristine and her staff were extremely friendly and professional throughout the planning process and day of the wedding.
I couldnt say enough about how great the staff and food from Chef's Garden was! All the displays looked great and the food Read more...
I couldnt say enough about how great the staff and food from Chef's Garden was! All the displays looked great and the food came out perfect. Kristine and her staff were extremely friendly and professional throughout the planning process and day of the wedding. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Every last detail was thought of and executed perfectly by Chef's Garden- from the taste of the food to the attention from the wait staff. Everyone was given ample time to finish each course of the meal and during cocktail hour, the appetizers and drinks were constantly passed around by staff- people never came across an empty tray. One thing I loved was that the wait staff brought appetizers and drinks down to the family while post ceremony pictures were being taken so that we didn't miss out on them. People kept telling me that the bride & groom would have no time to eat their meal at the reception, but we had ample time to eat every bite. The wait staff was so attentive and asked us several times if we needed more time to finish our plates. People are still talking to us about the amazing plate presentation and delicious taste of everything served. Chef's Garden was so fun to work with- they were great on giving suggestions and working with our budget. I will forever recommend them to anyone I hear of looking for a catering service!
Every last detail was thought of and executed perfectly by Chef's Garden- from the taste of the food to the attention from Read more...
Every last detail was thought of and executed perfectly by Chef's Garden- from the taste of the food to the attention from the wait staff. Everyone was given ample time to finish each course of the meal and during cocktail hour, the appetizers and drinks were constantly passed around by staff- people never came across an empty tray. One thing I loved was that the wait staff brought appetizers and drinks down to the family while post ceremony pictures were being taken so that we didn't miss out on them. People kept telling me that the bride & groom would have no time to eat their meal at the reception, but we had ample time to eat every bite. The wait staff was so attentive and asked us several times if we needed more time to finish our plates. People are still talking to us about the amazing plate presentation and delicious taste of everything served. Chef's Garden was so fun to work with- they were great on giving suggestions and working with our budget. I will forever recommend them to anyone I hear of looking for a catering service! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are having a wedding in Northeast Florida, use the Chef's Garden for coordinating and catering. Jennifer Corrente is worth her weight in GOLD on the day of, but even more so leading up to it. She has the incredible ability to see the big picture and take your best ideas and spin them into an evening beyond wildest imagination. I am so thankful I used her. Leading up to the wedding, rain was expected...and not just a few showers, 70-90% depending on the time of day! She was calm and quickly contacted vendors for possible back up options, contract reconfigurations and called me with ALL the info I needed before I could even start to panic. On the day of, she made sure everything ran smoothly, and even took the time to make sure I had a full drink or needed a piece of cake, anything. My first reaction when I saw the final room was like the wind had been knocked out of me, it looked so stunning! I couldn't believe it was MY wedding. It was out of a movie. Jen's vision and my vision were perfectly executed on the day of! My parents were so impressed with her professionalism and I was so thankful to have had her nearby. Truly a phenomenal value and a great coordinator.

The food was also a hit! Shrimp and grits and beef short rib that was melt in your mouth...our guests loved it! Also, the brie appetizer was SO good! The staff was great, helpful and efficient. It was awesome working with the Chef's Garden from start to finish.
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If you are having a wedding in Northeast Florida, use the Chef's Garden for coordinating and catering. Jennifer Corrente is worth her weight in GOLD on the day of, but even more so leading up to it. She has the incredible ability to see the big picture and take your best ideas and spin them into an evening beyond wildest imagination. I am so thankful I used her. Leading up to the wedding, rain was expected...and not just a few showers, 70-90% depending on the time of day! She was calm and quickly contacted vendors for possible back up options, contract reconfigurations and called me with ALL the info I needed before I could even start to panic. On the day of, she made sure everything ran smoothly, and even took the time to make sure I had a full drink or needed a piece of cake, anything. My first reaction when I saw the final room was like the wind had been knocked out of me, it looked so stunning! I couldn't believe it was MY wedding. It was out of a movie. Jen's vision and my vision were perfectly executed on the day of! My parents were so impressed with her professionalism and I was so thankful to have had her nearby. Truly a phenomenal value and a great coordinator.

The food was also a hit! Shrimp and grits and beef short rib that was melt in your mouth...our guests loved it! Also, the brie appetizer was SO good! The staff was great, helpful and efficient. It was awesome working with the Chef's Garden from start to finish. Read less
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marie
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I have attended many weddings and catered events and the food is usually classified at "wedding food", not good or bad, just ordinary. The food that Chef's Garden served at my daughter's wedding however could only be called exceptional. At every table the plates were returned to the kitchen empty. My guests raved that the beef was perfectly cooked and hot when it was served and many have asked for the mashed potato recipe. A vegetarian that attended actually had to try the beef because it looked that good. The service was exceptional and they staff could not have been more helpful. If you want the food to shine at your wedding or catered affair, Chef's Garden is the caterer you will want to use.
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I have attended many weddings and catered events and the food is usually classified at "wedding food", not good or bad, just ordinary. The food that Chef's Garden served at my daughter's wedding however could only be called exceptional. At every table the plates were returned to the kitchen empty. My guests raved that the beef was perfectly cooked and hot when it was served and many have asked for the mashed potato recipe. A vegetarian that attended actually had to try the beef because it looked that good. The service was exceptional and they staff could not have been more helpful. If you want the food to shine at your wedding or catered affair, Chef's Garden is the caterer you will want to use. Read less
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jomastro
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I’ll start with – DELICIOUS! Thank you for the wonderful food service last evening. More people stopped me to specifically comment on the food – and then they would begin describing what they were eating and why it had been so good. The DJ’s girlfriend even tracked me down to tell me how many events she attends and how fantastic THIS food was.

Kudos, too, for such fabulous staff. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and smiley! Probably my favorite part was when trays of food and water showed up after the ceremony while we took pictures. Thank you for thinking to track down the bride and groom with a tray of hors d’oeuvres.

Thanks, too, for washing, drying and packing our special glasses and the cake knives – and then packaging the leftovers for us. So many little touches that made for one fantastic evening.

Thanks loads!!

Joanne M
Mother of the Bride
I’ll start with – DELICIOUS! Thank you for the wonderful food service last evening. More people stopped me to specifically Read more...
I’ll start with – DELICIOUS! Thank you for the wonderful food service last evening. More people stopped me to specifically comment on the food – and then they would begin describing what they were eating and why it had been so good. The DJ’s girlfriend even tracked me down to tell me how many events she attends and how fantastic THIS food was.

Kudos, too, for such fabulous staff. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and smiley! Probably my favorite part was when trays of food and water showed up after the ceremony while we took pictures. Thank you for thinking to track down the bride and groom with a tray of hors d’oeuvres.

Thanks, too, for washing, drying and packing our special glasses and the cake knives – and then packaging the leftovers for us. So many little touches that made for one fantastic evening.

Thanks loads!!

Joanne M
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Susie
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
The Chef's Garden provided such great service and food. All night long my guests were asking me who did the food. Everything tasted great. I was able to meet with the planner quite a few times to get my vision right and they did a great job.
The Chef's Garden provided such great service and food. All night long my guests were asking me who did the food. Read more...
The Chef's Garden provided such great service and food. All night long my guests were asking me who did the food. Everything tasted great. I was able to meet with the planner quite a few times to get my vision right and they did a great job. Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I LOVED my caterer! They were recommended by my venue, Palm Valley Gardens, & the food was DELICIOUS, & they went out of their way to help us make a menu that was special & significant. We did a themed cocktail hour (Jamaican~ to celebrate our 1st vacation together!), & at their suggestion, incorporated a family recipe from each side for the dinner menu. Our families were so touched. I also thought they were an excellent value for the really quality food that you get. Lauren even sent us a sweet, follow up congrats note after the wedding! Would definitely recommend them!

THANK YOU CHEF'S GARDEN! ~ W & R
I LOVED my caterer! They were recommended by my venue, Palm Valley Gardens, & the food was DELICIOUS, & they went out of Read more...
I LOVED my caterer! They were recommended by my venue, Palm Valley Gardens, & the food was DELICIOUS, & they went out of their way to help us make a menu that was special & significant. We did a themed cocktail hour (Jamaican~ to celebrate our 1st vacation together!), & at their suggestion, incorporated a family recipe from each side for the dinner menu. Our families were so touched. I also thought they were an excellent value for the really quality food that you get. Lauren even sent us a sweet, follow up congrats note after the wedding! Would definitely recommend them!

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Rhonda
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING food and service!!! I could not have asked for a better caterer! Everything the Chef's Garden did was top knotch, including helping me with coordinating the wedding, the service & the food. I have never had such fantastic wedding food before!!! They helped make my day so wonderful and so perfect! I can't thank them enough for all they did for me and my guests on my special day! I would hands down recommend them to anyone and everyone i know!!!
AMAZING food and service!!! I could not have asked for a better caterer! Everything the Chef's Garden did was top knotch, Read more...
AMAZING food and service!!! I could not have asked for a better caterer! Everything the Chef's Garden did was top knotch, including helping me with coordinating the wedding, the service & the food. I have never had such fantastic wedding food before!!! They helped make my day so wonderful and so perfect! I can't thank them enough for all they did for me and my guests on my special day! I would hands down recommend them to anyone and everyone i know!!! Read less
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SolaraAsh24
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Chef's Garden was a perfect fit for our February wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach! We wanted something different from the typical and higher quality than what you'd normally expect but still at a reasonable price point. Chef's Garden went absolutely above and beyond. Communication was perfect and they always readily answered my questions promptly. The chef truly cares about his craft and that shows in the quality he presents. The food was absolutely superb! We're still getting compliments and have heard over and over again that it was the "best wedding food" people have ever had. I mainly spoke with Jennifer who is a great asset to Chef's Garden. She's so kind and helpful but still organized and absolutely knows what she is doing. Throughout the entire process, I never felt rushed or pushed into anything which is rare in the wedding industry. Bottom line, if you choose Chef's Garden for your next event you will not be disappointed!
Chef's Garden was a perfect fit for our February wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach! We wanted something different from the Read more...
Chef's Garden was a perfect fit for our February wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach! We wanted something different from the typical and higher quality than what you'd normally expect but still at a reasonable price point. Chef's Garden went absolutely above and beyond. Communication was perfect and they always readily answered my questions promptly. The chef truly cares about his craft and that shows in the quality he presents. The food was absolutely superb! We're still getting compliments and have heard over and over again that it was the "best wedding food" people have ever had. I mainly spoke with Jennifer who is a great asset to Chef's Garden. She's so kind and helpful but still organized and absolutely knows what she is doing. Throughout the entire process, I never felt rushed or pushed into anything which is rare in the wedding industry. Bottom line, if you choose Chef's Garden for your next event you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Shawn
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
I have to admit I was skeptical when it came to food for our reception. I absolutely hate wedding food. Not matter how nice the event, the food is always over cooked and dry. This was not the case at all when it came to Chef’s Garden. I was amazed at how many compliments I received on the food. It really was delicious! They went out of their way to cater to us. The staff (especially Lauren) made sure I was taken care of. She had a plate set aside for me for when I could actually find time to eat. If it wasn’t for her, I seriously doubt I would have eaten at all. I highly recommend Chef’s Garden!
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I have to admit I was skeptical when it came to food for our reception. I absolutely hate wedding food. Not matter how nice the event, the food is always over cooked and dry. This was not the case at all when it came to Chef’s Garden. I was amazed at how many compliments I received on the food. It really was delicious! They went out of their way to cater to us. The staff (especially Lauren) made sure I was taken care of. She had a plate set aside for me for when I could actually find time to eat. If it wasn’t for her, I seriously doubt I would have eaten at all. I highly recommend Chef’s Garden! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Taylor
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Jennifer and The Chef's Garden made my wedding a dream come true. Throughout the planning process, I found many vendors to be inattentive, but Jennifer was always one step ahead of me. She not only directs the most delicious catering company in town, Jennifer coordinates the most beautiful weddings Jacksonville has ever seen. My husband and I appreciated her professionalism, creativity, and work ethic. Experiencing the best day of our lives was in large part because of her.
Jennifer and The Chef's Garden made my wedding a dream come true. Throughout the planning process, I found many vendors to Read more...
Jennifer and The Chef's Garden made my wedding a dream come true. Throughout the planning process, I found many vendors to be inattentive, but Jennifer was always one step ahead of me. She not only directs the most delicious catering company in town, Jennifer coordinates the most beautiful weddings Jacksonville has ever seen. My husband and I appreciated her professionalism, creativity, and work ethic. Experiencing the best day of our lives was in large part because of her. Read less
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Kellea_Rounds
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I worked with the chefs garden for my september 25 wedding at the Cummer Art and Gardens in jacksonville, fl. Liz was great to with. She had tons of great ideas to make my event special! On the day of the event the food was fabulous!! The set up was beautiful and very photogenic and tasted great! They were very apt to working within my budget. Traci was my event manager for the food, and she was wonderful! She brought my husband and I dinner and made sure we were taken care of and had a great time. They also did our bars which were a hit and equally as beautiful!!! Thanks everyone froms Chef's Garden!!!
I worked with the chefs garden for my september 25 wedding at the Cummer Art and Gardens in jacksonville, fl. Liz was Read more...
I worked with the chefs garden for my september 25 wedding at the Cummer Art and Gardens in jacksonville, fl. Liz was great to with. She had tons of great ideas to make my event special! On the day of the event the food was fabulous!! The set up was beautiful and very photogenic and tasted great! They were very apt to working within my budget. Traci was my event manager for the food, and she was wonderful! She brought my husband and I dinner and made sure we were taken care of and had a great time. They also did our bars which were a hit and equally as beautiful!!! Thanks everyone froms Chef's Garden!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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spajcic
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
I used The Chef's Garden for my wedding this September and it was nothing less than perfect! My guests are still raving about how DELICIOUS the food. Everything from the mini tacos and mini BLTs to the hand made pastas and sauces to the fresh sushi was amazing. Jennifer and Liz were a pleasure to work with and the staff the day of the wedding were amazing! We had one staff member who was just dedicated to me and my husband so if we needed anything. It was the wedding of my dreams, thanks to them!

I have since worked with them on a few events- from a baby shower to a birthday party. Everything is always delicious and done to perfection! The flower arrangements created by Jennifer are some of the best I have ever seen!!!
I used The Chef's Garden for my wedding this September and it was nothing less than perfect! My guests are still raving Read more...
I used The Chef's Garden for my wedding this September and it was nothing less than perfect! My guests are still raving about how DELICIOUS the food. Everything from the mini tacos and mini BLTs to the hand made pastas and sauces to the fresh sushi was amazing. Jennifer and Liz were a pleasure to work with and the staff the day of the wedding were amazing! We had one staff member who was just dedicated to me and my husband so if we needed anything. It was the wedding of my dreams, thanks to them!

I have since worked with them on a few events- from a baby shower to a birthday party. Everything is always delicious and done to perfection! The flower arrangements created by Jennifer are some of the best I have ever seen!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers
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Carrianne
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I feel so grateful for the quality and service The Chef's Garden provided on our Wedding Day! I received so many compliments on the food from guests... even the picky ones! Their prices were very competitive which was important to my husband and I because we were a bride and groom on a budget paying for everything ourselves, and yet, they treated us like we were top paying VIP's. They played a very big roll in making day perfect, which it was. I can't thank them enough and I would 100% recommend them to anyone who wants amazing food, service, and quality!
I feel so grateful for the quality and service The Chef's Garden provided on our Wedding Day! I received so many Read more...
I feel so grateful for the quality and service The Chef's Garden provided on our Wedding Day! I received so many compliments on the food from guests... even the picky ones! Their prices were very competitive which was important to my husband and I because we were a bride and groom on a budget paying for everything ourselves, and yet, they treated us like we were top paying VIP's. They played a very big roll in making day perfect, which it was. I can't thank them enough and I would 100% recommend them to anyone who wants amazing food, service, and quality! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Sharon
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
As a bride planning a wedding from out-of-state I had a lot of details to worry about but when I hired The Chef's Garden Jennifer and Alex took away so much of that burden. They were so detail oriented and on top of everything that I was able to relax and put my trust in them- and they met every expectation. I cannot say what a big part they played in my mental sanity through the planning process and on the day of the wedding.

My husband is Persian and we wanted to include Persian foods in our wedding menu. The Chef's Garden was one of the few caterers we found in Jacksonville who was excited to work with us on coming up with a unique menu. They were very flexible in meeting with me when I was in from out of town for tastings, made great suggestions for Persian appetizers and entrees, and did a great job learning one of my husband's very difficult family recipes!

On the big day everything was delicious and exactly as promised. We received many many compliments on the food from all our guests (American and Persian) and I loved that it tasted like restaurant quality food...not the typical catering fare you have at so many events. I would recommend them to everyone.
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As a bride planning a wedding from out-of-state I had a lot of details to worry about but when I hired The Chef's Garden Jennifer and Alex took away so much of that burden. They were so detail oriented and on top of everything that I was able to relax and put my trust in them- and they met every expectation. I cannot say what a big part they played in my mental sanity through the planning process and on the day of the wedding.

My husband is Persian and we wanted to include Persian foods in our wedding menu. The Chef's Garden was one of the few caterers we found in Jacksonville who was excited to work with us on coming up with a unique menu. They were very flexible in meeting with me when I was in from out of town for tastings, made great suggestions for Persian appetizers and entrees, and did a great job learning one of my husband's very difficult family recipes!

On the big day everything was delicious and exactly as promised. We received many many compliments on the food from all our guests (American and Persian) and I loved that it tasted like restaurant quality food...not the typical catering fare you have at so many events. I would recommend them to everyone. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
1/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef's Garden catered my daughters wedding reception at the Ribault Club in Jacksonville, FL and did an abosolutely outstanding job.
They were more than happy to do a tasting for us several months in advance and included a good variety of their menu items.
The food was superb, the service was impecable. It was so nice that the servers came outside with trays of glasses of wine and also hor d’oeuvres for the bridal party and family while portraits were being taken.
If I ever have need for catering services, the Chef's Garden will be my only choice.
Chef's Garden catered my daughters wedding reception at the Ribault Club in Jacksonville, FL and did an abosolutely Read more...
Chef's Garden catered my daughters wedding reception at the Ribault Club in Jacksonville, FL and did an abosolutely outstanding job.
They were more than happy to do a tasting for us several months in advance and included a good variety of their menu items.
The food was superb, the service was impecable. It was so nice that the servers came outside with trays of glasses of wine and also hor d’oeuvres for the bridal party and family while portraits were being taken.
If I ever have need for catering services, the Chef's Garden will be my only choice. Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
1/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything was set-up on time, and the food was amazing!

A+
Everything was set-up on time, and the food was amazing!

A+
Everything was set-up on time, and the food was amazing!

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Services Used: Catering
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dearheart
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
We could not be more thrilled with The Chef's Garden and Jennifer Corrente!

We worked with them for our rehearsal dinner (11/13/09) and wedding (11/14/09). Everything turned out perfectly- the food, the service- the whole thing!

Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has raved to us and my family about how utterly delicious the food was! Our guests LOVED the perfect menus that Jennifer helped us create for both occasions (Mexican fiesta and Southern vignettes). We have heard more compliments that people were so fully and happy and said it was the best food ever.

The wedding was the most spectacular event of all- with fried chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, shrimp and grits- every bite was heaven! And I know because the wonderful staff prepared us a plate (yes, I actually did get to eat at my own wedding!) and a wonderful take-away bag.

Beyond the food, Jennifer, Liz and the servers and staff we worked with really made the experience. Jennifer is a master of detail and planning. Her tireless work made the wedding. She listened to everything I said, took in my vision and made it happen. I would recommend her as a coordinator to anyone. I really couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the wedding come together and it was invaluable having Jennifer there, keeping everything running so smoothly and everyone happy. She has so much good insight and really keeps up with current wedding trends but also knows what will really work when it comes to the day's timeline, vendor choices and other important details. She also has great connections with other wedding vendors, which made it so much easier, especially when planning a wedding from a distance. I am so grateful to her for making the most special day that much more relaxing and happy for us. She is capable, competent and amazing!

The bartenders and waiters we had at our rehearsal dinner and wedding were professional and friendly and added to the wonderful atmosphere at the wedding. Food was plentiful, service was smooth.

We are just so happy that we worked with The Chef's Garden for our wedding. I'm happy to share plenty more details with anyone who would like them and I would definitely recommend this outstanding company!
We could not be more thrilled with The Chef's Garden and Jennifer Corrente!

We worked with them for our Read more...
We could not be more thrilled with The Chef's Garden and Jennifer Corrente!

We worked with them for our rehearsal dinner (11/13/09) and wedding (11/14/09). Everything turned out perfectly- the food, the service- the whole thing!

Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has raved to us and my family about how utterly delicious the food was! Our guests LOVED the perfect menus that Jennifer helped us create for both occasions (Mexican fiesta and Southern vignettes). We have heard more compliments that people were so fully and happy and said it was the best food ever.

The wedding was the most spectacular event of all- with fried chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, shrimp and grits- every bite was heaven! And I know because the wonderful staff prepared us a plate (yes, I actually did get to eat at my own wedding!) and a wonderful take-away bag.

Beyond the food, Jennifer, Liz and the servers and staff we worked with really made the experience. Jennifer is a master of detail and planning. Her tireless work made the wedding. She listened to everything I said, took in my vision and made it happen. I would recommend her as a coordinator to anyone. I really couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the wedding come together and it was invaluable having Jennifer there, keeping everything running so smoothly and everyone happy. She has so much good insight and really keeps up with current wedding trends but also knows what will really work when it comes to the day's timeline, vendor choices and other important details. She also has great connections with other wedding vendors, which made it so much easier, especially when planning a wedding from a distance. I am so grateful to her for making the most special day that much more relaxing and happy for us. She is capable, competent and amazing!

The bartenders and waiters we had at our rehearsal dinner and wedding were professional and friendly and added to the wonderful atmosphere at the wedding. Food was plentiful, service was smooth.

We are just so happy that we worked with The Chef's Garden for our wedding. I'm happy to share plenty more details with anyone who would like them and I would definitely recommend this outstanding company! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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bguthrie
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Jennifer and the Chef's Garden crew were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were so accommodating with all of our requests and had every little detail under control. The food was incredible for our budget and we had several guests let us know how thoughtful and kind the service staff was. It couldn't have been better!
Jennifer and the Chef's Garden crew were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were so accommodating with all of our Read more...
Jennifer and the Chef's Garden crew were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were so accommodating with all of our requests and had every little detail under control. The food was incredible for our budget and we had several guests let us know how thoughtful and kind the service staff was. It couldn't have been better! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Liz, Jennifer and their crew were ultimate professionals, but made me feel my event was the only one they had on their plates. They were responsive, original, listened to me and generally made me as comfortable as I possibly could be. As I told Jennifer on the day before my wedding, I was as relaxed as I could be knowing she was 'in charge'.
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Liz, Jennifer and their crew were ultimate professionals, but made me feel my event was the only one they had on their plates. They were responsive, original, listened to me and generally made me as comfortable as I possibly could be. As I told Jennifer on the day before my wedding, I was as relaxed as I could be knowing she was 'in charge'. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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ldegory
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting to the end of our wedding every detail was taken care of. The staff is friendly, dedicated and caring. They were able to transform our vision perfectly and were a delight to work with. The food, flowers and decor were flawless. I recommend the Chef's Garden to any who wants to work with people who care about your wedding just as much as you do.
From our first meeting to the end of our wedding every detail was taken care of. The staff is friendly, dedicated and Read more...
From our first meeting to the end of our wedding every detail was taken care of. The staff is friendly, dedicated and caring. They were able to transform our vision perfectly and were a delight to work with. The food, flowers and decor were flawless. I recommend the Chef's Garden to any who wants to work with people who care about your wedding just as much as you do. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Betty
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Every detail was tended to. They started off wanting to know the food interests of the Bride and Groom, their lifestyle and asking many other questions determine the variety of food. We had a destination wedding. We met three times (one was a tasting) for several hours and spent much time e-mailing & on the phone. I KNEW right away that the food would be delicious and experienced an immediate trust in their quality and interest in making our event run smoothly. The servers were well-trained and responsive. All of the food was exceptional, beautifully served as well as interesting. We had 300+ and many commented that they never had to wait to be served. Chef's Garden handled the linen rental for us and spent much time helping us determine what would work and look best. They booked and supervised the bartending staff and ordered plates, cloth napkins and silverware. Liz and Jennifer worked with our florist to incorporate arrangements that would work well with the food placement and be pleasing to the eye. Our experience with them was better than I ever imagined and I would recommend them wholeheartedly. Tony (Chef), Liz and Jennifer were very professional, have great imaginations and went to great lengths to make our evening perfect. We had VERY happy guests and a delighted Bride, Groom and Parents of the Bride.
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Every detail was tended to. They started off wanting to know the food interests of the Bride and Groom, their lifestyle and asking many other questions determine the variety of food. We had a destination wedding. We met three times (one was a tasting) for several hours and spent much time e-mailing & on the phone. I KNEW right away that the food would be delicious and experienced an immediate trust in their quality and interest in making our event run smoothly. The servers were well-trained and responsive. All of the food was exceptional, beautifully served as well as interesting. We had 300+ and many commented that they never had to wait to be served. Chef's Garden handled the linen rental for us and spent much time helping us determine what would work and look best. They booked and supervised the bartending staff and ordered plates, cloth napkins and silverware. Liz and Jennifer worked with our florist to incorporate arrangements that would work well with the food placement and be pleasing to the eye. Our experience with them was better than I ever imagined and I would recommend them wholeheartedly. Tony (Chef), Liz and Jennifer were very professional, have great imaginations and went to great lengths to make our evening perfect. We had VERY happy guests and a delighted Bride, Groom and Parents of the Bride. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
I LOVE THE CHEF'S GARDEN. THEY ARE FANTASTIC!

Our food was amazing! We have received numerous compliments from our guests. And I have to admit, after attending a countless number of weddings, I know we picked the best caterers in Jacksonville. The menu was designed around a southern, down-home, not too heavy,fun meal. To name a few items, the guests were welcomed with sweet tea in mason jars, blue crab cakes and fried green tomatoes. The dinner offered shrimp and grits, collard greens and buttermilk biscuits with honey butter. In addition, we had mini sirloin burgers and french fries served in a unique way. Everything was as delicious as it sounds.

Not only did the Chef�s Garden do an amazing job at catering, they also planned, organized and coordinated the entire reception. Liz and Jennifer contributed so many creative ideas that made our night special and different from any other wedding. They gave our wedding so much personality. They were flexible and even looked for ways to cut costs. The service was excellent. The staff was friendly and they enjoyed being there. The staff went well out of their way to make all of our guests happy. And they made sure that the bride and groom were taken care of.

The delicious, real southern food, unique presentation and quality service added to the whole feel of the evening. Liz and Jennifer truly had a sincere desire to make our wedding reception perfect in every way.
I will forever recommend Chef�s Garden to all my friends! Thank you to everyone at the Chef�s Garden.
I LOVE THE CHEF'S GARDEN. THEY ARE FANTASTIC!

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I LOVE THE CHEF'S GARDEN. THEY ARE FANTASTIC!

Our food was amazing! We have received numerous compliments from our guests. And I have to admit, after attending a countless number of weddings, I know we picked the best caterers in Jacksonville. The menu was designed around a southern, down-home, not too heavy,fun meal. To name a few items, the guests were welcomed with sweet tea in mason jars, blue crab cakes and fried green tomatoes. The dinner offered shrimp and grits, collard greens and buttermilk biscuits with honey butter. In addition, we had mini sirloin burgers and french fries served in a unique way. Everything was as delicious as it sounds.

Not only did the Chef�s Garden do an amazing job at catering, they also planned, organized and coordinated the entire reception. Liz and Jennifer contributed so many creative ideas that made our night special and different from any other wedding. They gave our wedding so much personality. They were flexible and even looked for ways to cut costs. The service was excellent. The staff was friendly and they enjoyed being there. The staff went well out of their way to make all of our guests happy. And they made sure that the bride and groom were taken care of.

The delicious, real southern food, unique presentation and quality service added to the whole feel of the evening. Liz and Jennifer truly had a sincere desire to make our wedding reception perfect in every way.
I will forever recommend Chef�s Garden to all my friends! Thank you to everyone at the Chef�s Garden. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Micki
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
The Chef's Garden did an amazing job, I highly recommend them. Jennifer is extremely helpful and willing to work with any budget. She had great ideas for linens as well as miscellaneous details that made our event really special. One of my favorite parts about our cocktail hour was the specialty drinks that Chefs Garden created. They displayed the drinks in big jars with a beautiful cardstock design wrapped around the jar that incorporated the paisley theme we had for our wedding.
The service at our wedding was spectacular - our guests made friends with all of the Chef's Garden staff. I was worried our plated dinner would take too long, but the staff did a great job of moving everything along and the food was fabulous. I changed my mind about our menu a dozen times, but Jennifer was extremely patient and understanding. I only wish I lived in Jacksonville to use their services for other events!
The Chef's Garden did an amazing job, I highly recommend them. Jennifer is extremely helpful and willing to work with any Read more...
The Chef's Garden did an amazing job, I highly recommend them. Jennifer is extremely helpful and willing to work with any budget. She had great ideas for linens as well as miscellaneous details that made our event really special. One of my favorite parts about our cocktail hour was the specialty drinks that Chefs Garden created. They displayed the drinks in big jars with a beautiful cardstock design wrapped around the jar that incorporated the paisley theme we had for our wedding.
The service at our wedding was spectacular - our guests made friends with all of the Chef's Garden staff. I was worried our plated dinner would take too long, but the staff did a great job of moving everything along and the food was fabulous. I changed my mind about our menu a dozen times, but Jennifer was extremely patient and understanding. I only wish I lived in Jacksonville to use their services for other events! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Mallory
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
My wedding day came right out of my dreams. It was even more than I could have ever imagined. Every detail was accounted for. I am a southern girl and wanted a southern wedding, most importantly the food! With fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, chicken biscuts, collard greens, strawberry salad, and there is much more! To this day I am still getting compliments on the food and reception. They would present me options and I would tell them what I did and did not like. I would tell them an idea I had and they made it 10 times better! They came up with unique ideas and how to incorporate everything that I wanted into my dream wedding. They really could see a vision in the reception hall and this helped to make everything flow so easily.
They really did take care of most everything else, with vendors and rentals. Jennifer even did all of my flowers and they were beautiful. She even recommended a make-up artist that was fabulous.
I was so excited to see my mock up table, my dream was coming true right before my eyes! They know what is important and what will look great!
The staff was great and everyone who works there is great as well. They even made a to-go basket for my husband and I, because we all know that the bride and groom rarely get to eat!
If you want a fabulous wedding that is everything you ever dreamed about, you will pick the Chef's Garden, such class is very hard to find these days!
My wedding day came right out of my dreams. It was even more than I could have ever imagined. Every detail was accounted Read more...
My wedding day came right out of my dreams. It was even more than I could have ever imagined. Every detail was accounted for. I am a southern girl and wanted a southern wedding, most importantly the food! With fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, chicken biscuts, collard greens, strawberry salad, and there is much more! To this day I am still getting compliments on the food and reception. They would present me options and I would tell them what I did and did not like. I would tell them an idea I had and they made it 10 times better! They came up with unique ideas and how to incorporate everything that I wanted into my dream wedding. They really could see a vision in the reception hall and this helped to make everything flow so easily.
They really did take care of most everything else, with vendors and rentals. Jennifer even did all of my flowers and they were beautiful. She even recommended a make-up artist that was fabulous.
I was so excited to see my mock up table, my dream was coming true right before my eyes! They know what is important and what will look great!
The staff was great and everyone who works there is great as well. They even made a to-go basket for my husband and I, because we all know that the bride and groom rarely get to eat!
If you want a fabulous wedding that is everything you ever dreamed about, you will pick the Chef's Garden, such class is very hard to find these days! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Cheryl
Wedding:
6/5/2009
4.9/5.0
Exceptional quality and service. The menu items were creative and delicious. The presentation of entrees and the appetizers was spectacular!
Exceptional quality and service. The menu items were creative and delicious. The presentation of entrees and the Read more...
Exceptional quality and service. The menu items were creative and delicious. The presentation of entrees and the appetizers was spectacular! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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robinson.elisha1985@yahoo.com
Wedding:
2/18/2012
4.8/5.0
We decided to do a plated dinner for our 150 guest and Chef's Gardens service made us feel like we were their most valued customers. The food was wonderful and the team is fun and professional.
We decided to do a plated dinner for our 150 guest and Chef's Gardens service made us feel like we were their most valued Read more...
We decided to do a plated dinner for our 150 guest and Chef's Gardens service made us feel like we were their most valued customers. The food was wonderful and the team is fun and professional. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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rebeccaalambert
Wedding:
12/11/2010
4.8/5.0
Jennifer and crew at the Chef's Garden were extremely responsive to all event needs/wishes and went out of their way to assist in areas beyond the contract.

Coming from a service background I am often critical of food services, staff and prices. However, for the quality of the food, the service, and flexibility during the event, I would recommend the Chef's Garden to anyone.
Jennifer and crew at the Chef's Garden were extremely responsive to all event needs/wishes and went out of their way to Read more...
Jennifer and crew at the Chef's Garden were extremely responsive to all event needs/wishes and went out of their way to assist in areas beyond the contract.

Coming from a service background I am often critical of food services, staff and prices. However, for the quality of the food, the service, and flexibility during the event, I would recommend the Chef's Garden to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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melissa
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.8/5.0
Chefs Garden, Jennifer and the wait staff did an amazing job! All of my guests raved about the food saying "it was the best wedding food ever!". Thank you guys so much!
Chefs Garden, Jennifer and the wait staff did an amazing job! All of my guests raved about the food saying "it was the Read more...
Chefs Garden, Jennifer and the wait staff did an amazing job! All of my guests raved about the food saying "it was the best wedding food ever!". Thank you guys so much! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.7/5.0
The only reason I didn't give this company a 5 out of 5 is because it was a little out of my budget's price range, HOWEVER I'm soo glad I still signed the contract and used them for my wedding's catering because the Quality of Service, Responsiveness of the staff, and Professionalism of the staff truly made my night special! The food was hot and delicious, they worked with us to serve exactly what we wanted within our budget, and the servers were attentive and fantastic - especially the server that attended my husband and I. He really made the night special by making sure we ate at our wedding, something everyone warned us about - he even brought appetizers from the cocktail hour to us and the bridal party, before we made our big entrance! He was the best, as was the quality of food and service. I would DEFINITELY recommend this company.
The only reason I didn't give this company a 5 out of 5 is because it was a little out of my budget's price range, HOWEVER Read more...
The only reason I didn't give this company a 5 out of 5 is because it was a little out of my budget's price range, HOWEVER I'm soo glad I still signed the contract and used them for my wedding's catering because the Quality of Service, Responsiveness of the staff, and Professionalism of the staff truly made my night special! The food was hot and delicious, they worked with us to serve exactly what we wanted within our budget, and the servers were attentive and fantastic - especially the server that attended my husband and I. He really made the night special by making sure we ate at our wedding, something everyone warned us about - he even brought appetizers from the cocktail hour to us and the bridal party, before we made our big entrance! He was the best, as was the quality of food and service. I would DEFINITELY recommend this company. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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rebecca&brian
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.7/5.0
Jen and Liz with The Chef's Garden helped to make my wedding wonderful!!

I know they went out of their way for my wedding, making sure every little detail was tended to. Their ideas about decor, suggestions for food, and calm manner made the whole process a lot of fun. The food was a huge hit with our guest and people are still talking about it. It wasn't traditional wedding food, but instead wedding food with a southern twist. Everyone loved it. The service staff was amazing and very professional. I would highly recommend The Chef's Garden to make your event one to remember!! I really appreciate all of their hard work for my special day :)
Jen and Liz with The Chef's Garden helped to make my wedding wonderful!!

I know they went out of their way for Read more...
Jen and Liz with The Chef's Garden helped to make my wedding wonderful!!

I know they went out of their way for my wedding, making sure every little detail was tended to. Their ideas about decor, suggestions for food, and calm manner made the whole process a lot of fun. The food was a huge hit with our guest and people are still talking about it. It wasn't traditional wedding food, but instead wedding food with a southern twist. Everyone loved it. The service staff was amazing and very professional. I would highly recommend The Chef's Garden to make your event one to remember!! I really appreciate all of their hard work for my special day :) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Abbey
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.7/5.0
After meeting with a few different caterers, we knew that Chef's Garden was the caterer for us. Jennifer helped pick out the dinner menu and created cuban appetizers to be passed during the cocktail hour. The service the day of our wedding was top notch. During the cocktail hour, one of the service staff served the wedding party appetizers and drinks outside while doing pictures and during dinner the entire room was served quickly. Jennifer helps suggest ways to make the night go smoothly. I have gotten so many compliements on the food and people have even asked for recipes. Jennifer also arranged for our bartender and he was excellent. I don't think there was ever a line at the bar and he was very professsional. I'm so glad we used Chef's Garden for our wedding!
After meeting with a few different caterers, we knew that Chef's Garden was the caterer for us. Jennifer helped pick out Read more...
After meeting with a few different caterers, we knew that Chef's Garden was the caterer for us. Jennifer helped pick out the dinner menu and created cuban appetizers to be passed during the cocktail hour. The service the day of our wedding was top notch. During the cocktail hour, one of the service staff served the wedding party appetizers and drinks outside while doing pictures and during dinner the entire room was served quickly. Jennifer helps suggest ways to make the night go smoothly. I have gotten so many compliements on the food and people have even asked for recipes. Jennifer also arranged for our bartender and he was excellent. I don't think there was ever a line at the bar and he was very professsional. I'm so glad we used Chef's Garden for our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Audrey
Wedding:
3/30/2013
4.6/5.0
Overall, Chef's Garden delivered a delicious, beautifully presented, and creative menu for our wedding that all of our guests raved about. Our wedding was at the Ribault Club, and Jennifer with Chef's Garden did an amazing job making sure the look of our buffet stations fit in with the historic venue and our vision for the day. We had a gourmet southern-style menu, with fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffle skewers, and grilled cheese with tomato soup shooters as passed hors d'oeuvres and stuffed chicken, beef brisket, and a fabulous mac 'n cheese station for dinner. Seriously, everyone loved the food, and it was really important to us that we had a fun, inspired, and delicious menu. Jennifer helped develop the menu according to our vision, taste, and budget, which was really important. She was very patient with our many menu changes along the way. The complimentary tasting at the Cummer Museum was also fantastic - it was definitely my husband's favorite part of the whole wedding planning process!

My only slight criticism would be Jennifer's responsiveness to my emails. Before we signed the contract, I always received responses to my emails right away, but afterwards, delayed responses were more common. I was planning the wedding from DC, so it's possible I may have required a little more communication than most - so perhaps it was just me. There were just times where I had emailed and didn't hear back for 1-2 weeks or longer, and I had to email or call a second time to finally get a response.

But, in the end, Chef's Garden totally delivered, and Jennifer was very helpful the week of the wedding (she also helped arrange for last-minute outdoor heat lamps) so I really don't have any major complaints. The responsiveness issue just added a little additional stress to the wedding planning process when I was waiting to hear back about something, i.e. how much a change in the menu would affect the overall price and other pricing questions.
Overall, Chef's Garden delivered a delicious, beautifully presented, and creative menu for our wedding that all of our Read more...
Overall, Chef's Garden delivered a delicious, beautifully presented, and creative menu for our wedding that all of our guests raved about. Our wedding was at the Ribault Club, and Jennifer with Chef's Garden did an amazing job making sure the look of our buffet stations fit in with the historic venue and our vision for the day. We had a gourmet southern-style menu, with fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffle skewers, and grilled cheese with tomato soup shooters as passed hors d'oeuvres and stuffed chicken, beef brisket, and a fabulous mac 'n cheese station for dinner. Seriously, everyone loved the food, and it was really important to us that we had a fun, inspired, and delicious menu. Jennifer helped develop the menu according to our vision, taste, and budget, which was really important. She was very patient with our many menu changes along the way. The complimentary tasting at the Cummer Museum was also fantastic - it was definitely my husband's favorite part of the whole wedding planning process!

My only slight criticism would be Jennifer's responsiveness to my emails. Before we signed the contract, I always received responses to my emails right away, but afterwards, delayed responses were more common. I was planning the wedding from DC, so it's possible I may have required a little more communication than most - so perhaps it was just me. There were just times where I had emailed and didn't hear back for 1-2 weeks or longer, and I had to email or call a second time to finally get a response.

But, in the end, Chef's Garden totally delivered, and Jennifer was very helpful the week of the wedding (she also helped arrange for last-minute outdoor heat lamps) so I really don't have any major complaints. The responsiveness issue just added a little additional stress to the wedding planning process when I was waiting to hear back about something, i.e. how much a change in the menu would affect the overall price and other pricing questions. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kristi
Wedding:
4/7/2012
4.6/5.0
Food was delicious. Everyone loved it. They were very willing to work with our menu ideas. Day of wedding... their staff was present, accommodating, friendly, and helpful. If presented with the opportunity, I would work with them again. I would recommend them to anyone who enjoys modern, high end, comfort food, at a relatively affordable price.
Food was delicious. Everyone loved it. They were very willing to work with our menu ideas. Day of wedding... their staff Read more...
Food was delicious. Everyone loved it. They were very willing to work with our menu ideas. Day of wedding... their staff was present, accommodating, friendly, and helpful. If presented with the opportunity, I would work with them again. I would recommend them to anyone who enjoys modern, high end, comfort food, at a relatively affordable price. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Ginny
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.2/5.0
We used Chef's Garden for our wedding. It honestly was hard to get a hold of them and to arrange everything prior, but my finace and I loved the food, so we stuck with them. The day of the event came and they were nothing but perfect! Professional and food was outstanding! Countless guests came to us and complimented the food, which really doesnt happen too much at weddings. They went above and beyond during our special day and I am more than happy with them! I am so glad we kept them, and I think anyone having an event in the Jacksonville area needs to hire them for a great meal!!
We used Chef's Garden for our wedding. It honestly was hard to get a hold of them and to arrange everything prior, but my Read more...
We used Chef's Garden for our wedding. It honestly was hard to get a hold of them and to arrange everything prior, but my finace and I loved the food, so we stuck with them. The day of the event came and they were nothing but perfect! Professional and food was outstanding! Countless guests came to us and complimented the food, which really doesnt happen too much at weddings. They went above and beyond during our special day and I am more than happy with them! I am so glad we kept them, and I think anyone having an event in the Jacksonville area needs to hire them for a great meal!! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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