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 and The Candy Apple Café and Cocktails.

We realize that we are only as good as our last event and our clients value us equally for our fine food and service as much as for the level of comfort they have in knowing that we treat each event like it is our own. We are a company passionate about creating innovative events 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 staff loves the challenge that comes with trying something new and we believe there is no greater reward than a satisfied client. Because we know that we are only as good as our last event, our staff regularly engages in industry training to keep current with trends and, hopefully, 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, United Nations Dignitaries, and local government officials, as well as movie starts & producers. As importantly, we have planned meaningful weddings for hundreds of couples and thrown thousands of parties for local clients looking to create a memorable event.