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 in Los Angeles these delightful bitefuls are either stationary or tray passed. We can do our ever popular Market Table with breads and spreads, fresh and dried fruits, local and imported cheeses, bruschetta and crostini, or petite bites depending on the size of your crowd. Stationary platters start around $79.00, 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 $29.00 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 are some of our most requested events! Brunches and baby showers, cocktail parties and children's birthday parties. 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!

Instagram Gallery

  • “There’s a happy feeling nothing in the - WORLD can buy. 
When they hand around the chocolate and the - 
PUMPKIN pie!
It will nearly be like a picture print by Currier & Ives...
These wonderful things are the things, we remember all through our lives!” - Leroy Anderson/Mitchell Parish. (Photo by: Stacey)

We ❤️ this time of year! We ❤️ holiday sweaters!  We ❤️ peace signs and Santa dresses! #Weloveourclients
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  • Jennie putting #finishingtouches on a recent party buffet.  At Jennie Cooks Catering, we make great, yummy food - but we are also particularly proud of our culture of hospitality.  All our 5-🌟 Yelp reviews shout-out to our event management and wait staff and we couldn’t be prouder! 😍 It starts with the #bosslady and trickles on down.  We are always ready help you make your event - THE BEST (and most delicious 😜) PARTY EVER!  #weloveourclients .
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  • On a chilly night in Los Angeles...it’s time to make #Soup!  Here’s a recipe we featured in our #cookbook “Who Wants Seconds?” White Bean and Greens Soup! Link in the bio ❤️
Fantastic Photo by @nowackphoto .
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  • #Winterfood!  It's time...Farro w/greens & pecans.  Just snuggle in and say "Yes!"...#Whatsonyourbuffet .
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  • Another day another gala.  Disco style.  @abc-gla
  • Here’s hoping everyone finds time this year to break bread, light candles, spin dreidels and devour crunchy latkes (our fav!) #happyhannukah .
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  • Our baker Sandra testing her #fruitsoflabor at the @wipasocal gala last week. 😘 Now -- doesn't that look #delicious! #Ilovemystaff #cateringlife #catering #baking #yum #socute .
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  • Thanks @americanvirus - this brightens our Friday! ❤️❤️ #repost ・・・
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From American Virus:
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  • Thanks @djz_productions for this last bit of jazzy #fun video of last night's #dessertstation for the Wipa CoCal gala!  What a #fantabulous event with so many of Los Angeles's finest Wedding Professionals.  Hope y'all enjoyed dessert as much as we and @goodgraciousevents enjoyed making it for you!
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And the Professionals included:
Planning&Design: @vanessamichelleco | Photo: @lorelymeza | Video: @boffovideo | Floral Design: @penelopepotsfloraldesign |Tabletop/furniture: @theonicollection | Draping&Pergolas: @nfpevents | Entertainment: @jordanmusicentertainment @djpeterpop @lizwattsandco | Lighting&Emcee: @djz_productions | Stationery: @jasminmichelledesigns | Photo booth: @photo_bohemia | Linens: @latavolalinen | Wine:  @chariswine  @charis_events | Coffee: @urbanespresso | Dessert: @jenniecooks @goodgraciousevents .
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  • It's yucky and rainy in #LA today! Can't get enough of this "Glam Chowder" - from our @catersource project shoot with Chef Jo of @goodgraciousevents!  When #nomeat is the order of the day you can't get much more #cozy than Jennie's version of the dish featuring savory tempeh for umami.  Served in small bowls and tray passed they are the perfect treat for chilly guests this time of year.  It is also a killer on the buffet, ladled up aside toasted cheez sandwiches and salad. .
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  • L & G ... @jenniecooks and @goodgraciousevents present DESSERT!  Tonight’s @WIPASoCal will not be lacking #treats to go with their coffee.  So excited to see everyone tonight at the #gala!  100’s of #weddingprofessionals together in one room - now THAT’S a #party ❤️
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  • Clearly the easy part is the actual cooking!  Getting a picture of @jojola55 and @jenniecooks for @catersource?  Not so easy ❤️ Getting them to stop chatting about #goodfood and #drink?  Hilariously impossible!  #lacatering #catering #losangeles #bossladies #friendships .
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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.