JENNIE COOKS CATERING: LOS ANGELES

Thanks for dropping by our website! We have lots of information about food catering services, and we invite you to look around. Looking for the best catering? Los Angeles knows to call Jennie Cooks for special events and parties. We’re a professional yet casual kind of company and we call our food homestyle Americana, with an emphasis on plant based cuisine. We keep it clean, simple, local, delicious and abundant. We know our parties are great, because our customers keep coming back! We excel at working with the seasons and making the most of our fabulous weekly farmer’s markets, especially Atwater, Hollywood and Glendale. So whether you're looking for Los Angeles catering or surrounding areas give us a call!

Get in Touch- Jennie Cooks Catering: Los Angeles

Tel: 323.982.0052

The Shoppe (our Commissary)

By appointment only:

3048 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Parking: Park on the street and walk down the driveway, look for our signage on the front building; we're in the back building, and our name is there too.


We promise to provide our food catering services with great heart, passion and consciousness. Our personalized catering package for your special event will keep your budget in mind, satisfy everyone’s palate and deliver the stress free party of your dreams. We strive to create a joyful work environment that supports the health and happiness of our clients, our catering community and our staff. We are dedicated to protecting and restoring our environment. We procure consciously and sustainably. We are life long learners in the art of hospitality and truly thrive when being of service in the Los Angeles catering world.

Our most popular menu selections

We like to tell our clients that it's not ALL about the food when it comes to a great party, but it is our most favorite part. Whether it's an evening of appetizers or a classic celebration with hors D'oeuvre, dinner and dessert, we are full of brilliant ideas that will satisfy and delight your guests, highlight the location, and work within a sensible budget. Our catering prices vary according to each specific order, but general guidelines are listed in each category. Most parties with our amazing staff start around $80. per person. We can do it for less and we can do it for more! We are so flexible, we'll surprise you with our ability to make you happy. At Jennie Cooks Catering, Los Angeles has never eaten better; Let us be your number one company for all your catering needs!

Appetizers & Starter Menus

When catering Los Angeles there are several ways to serve these delightful bitefuls. They can be stationary or tray passed, we can do a fun assorted fresh and dried fruit and an array of cheese installation, or a more intricate display of petite bites depending on the size of your crowd. Stationary platters start around $55.00, and individual appetizers start at $3. each and top out around $6.00 for the fancy ones. Most clients do a combination of both.

Our Most Popular party Menus

The gift of longevity and experience has enabled us to create a formula that works every time when creating personal catering menu collections! Of course, we're flexible, but these menus are tried and true, and our fool proof formula stands superior. Our clients keep coming back for a little "Fresh and Healthy" and "Tuscany Table" spreads, making them the most favorited menu combinations. These menus are reasonably priced at $28.00 per person, and available year round. We can always mix and match to suit your palate, the seasons and all your catering needs. The last couple of pages are pure vegan!

All We Do for parties

At Jennie Cooks, catering Los Angeles is our passion. Here’s a comprehensive list of most everything we do. From soup, sustainable seafood, additional entrees and complements, it's listed by courses, with a full vegan section, featuring interchangeable sides and entrees. We welcome your ideas and preferences so we can make recommendations for your event menu. If you see something you like, or have an idea, we can create a menus and recipes based on your inspiration!

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  • We are fans of large #handcrafted #wedding menus that engage and tease and a mix of #freshingredients and chill preparations.  When the menu is #handlettered it sends that "Made Just for You, because We Love You!" message that puts #guests in the mood.  Do you agree or do you prefer a menu at each place setting?  Discuss! But first... #letseat .
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  • And a happy #Vegan #tacotuesday to you all.  #Jackfruit and #pickledredonion caught at an event by @thegoodphotographer ... Thanks Paul! .
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  • #Beautiful fresh #grapes have started appearing in our SoCal markets.  A word about these beauties - #Concordgrapes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Question:  Why do grape-flavored foods taste different than actual grapes? Answer:  Concord Grapes, which most grape jellies/jams/preserves in the US are made from, are derived from the (US-native) "fox grape" rather than (Europe-native) wine grape. Common table grapes (the ones eaten as fresh fruit) such as Thompson seedless are also derived from European wine grapes.
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Fox grapes have a "foxy" taste character, which is a result of the presence of the naturally occurring compound methyl anthranilate. Methyl anthranilate is a rather simple compound, and is used in many situations as an "artificial grape flavor". In many cases "grape flavored" candies, drinks and medicines are flavored not with grape extracts, but with synthetically produced methyl anthranilate. As such, these artificially flavored foods taste like Concord grapes (fox grapes), rather than table or wine grapes.
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So since, for now Concord grapes are making their brief appearance in the market...go taste the the grape that still inspires millions of PB & J sandwiches! (Eloquent answer from Seasoned Advice at Stack Exchange)
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  • Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow!  These two lovebirds tie-the-knot and I couldn’t be prouder of my daughter Lindsay!  There’s the barn, the farm, the food and even a few misadventures.  Update in my new blog - the link is in our bio. Read on ❤️❤️
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  • Happy #Weddingwednesday - no one is happier than Me!  This is it, my daughter Lindsay is getting #married this weekend.  And WE’RE CATERING ❤️❤️❤️ Send us some #goodwishes as we wind our way north past 🔥 territory to #spreadlove  Folks!  I’m ready to be the  MOTHER OF THE BRIDE 
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  • Forecast for the next couple weeks in #SoCal ?  #Salad weather!  A lovely #platter of our Benton Way #zucchini salad should do the trick.  Perfect for crowds and a nice glass of 🍷 #whatsonyourbuffet #yummyfood .
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Jennie Cook

Making great parties is part of Jennie’s genetic makeup. You can read all about it in her cookbook, "Who Wants Seconds?"

After decades of catering in Los Angeles, she can still say with an open heart and a smile on her face, that she really, really loves it.


The Staff


Megan Birdsill

Megan is our chief financial officer, general manager and event coordinator. She handles all the staffing, client relations and daily operations – and she does it with great heart and a good sense of humor. Megan has fallen in love with catering, event planning and would love to talk to you about your upcoming event. Give her a call for questions about food catering services!

Jose Luis Llamas – Pepe

Pepe comes from a long line of restaurateurs and is most at home when making food for others. He’s the head chef and has been catering Los Angeles since the eighties! He’s an early riser and he loves good tequila. He’s our Los Angeles catering secret weapon.

Sheila King

Sheila is one of our most talented hospitality professionals. She’s an excellent catering captain and always sets a beautiful table. When she’s not catering; Los Angeles is the canvas for her mixed media art.