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

  • Wow look at Stacey getting it done 😎She is patient, warm, #fierce and we love her @jenniecooks! .
Stace is at her best when the guest list is big and the venue is jumping.  No detail is too small - just check out these pics from a @theyorkmanor event...and that #smile ❤️ She brings it everywhere - it’s her #superpower.  #iamwomanhearmeroar #ilovemystaff #womenmakeithappen .
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  • When everything that catches your eye seems to have a theme...#rainydaycolors ☔️ .
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  • #Rainy Tuesday’s are great days to make your #lasagna dreams come true.  White lasagna just out of the oven...one of our most popular entree requests. ❤️ (Photo by Jennie 💕)
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  • Lots of things can happen that may make your cocktail hour longer than you intended.  Your planner can run you through what those things might be (extra photos, unexpected re-sets, extra cuddle time ❤️) but never fear...we're ready for your hungry guests. .
Trust us, your bestie, uncle, niece or cousin maybe forgot to eat earlier.  When you are planning your cocktail hour be sure to add in a heavier appetizer or two for those hungry guests.  If the weather is chilly, maybe something warm - like these #soup shots with grilled cheese (PS:  we can easily make these #vegan!) Extra plus?  If your vision is an all night party...spreading out the food a bit will fuel happy dancing 'til dawn. .
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  • Oh Happy Day!  Look what just landed in our mailbox from @laurafordphotos and @moxiebrightevents ❤️❤️ Lovely shots from the adorable wedding of Liz & Sam K!! So sweet - hard to beat at the truly charming @theuniquespace 😎. We handled both the food and the bar on this one (The bride is the “redhead” in question) The couple chose lots of our real #crowdpleaser menu items - more pics later.
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This is a bit of a tease and I’m sure Moxie will be doing a feature.  The groom is a professional DJ so there were great dance shots...stay tuned to her IG. And thanks again Laura xxxxx
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  • Another outstanding option to feature on #buffet bars...#Jars!  We've done this as a salad bar for several #laclients and it is ALWAYS a monster success.  This set-up was completely #vegan (and actually also included a Panini Burger Bar!) ❤️
It's pretty for afternoon lunches or teas - birthday parties and particularly ideal for office events. Guests can either stand around chatting or return to their desks to finish that pressing assignment.😎
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What's on your fantasy BJB (Ball Jar Buffet?)
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  • What???!!! #Eatlocal and #drinklocal - how cool is this photo from @venturaspirits?! 😎 It’s got us thinking #tequila waaaay early on a #Friday.  Even we can’t try “Well, it’s #cocktail time in Paris.” (Sigh) The clock watching starts early today (tick tick tick!) 😜. See their comments below...
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“So, I guess we just put this thing in there, turn it on, and tequila (or in our case, California agave spirit) comes out? Sounds easy... #noteasy #agavespirit #californiadistilled #testbatch #cocktailhour #wow #lacatering #howdtheydothat #thisishowyoudoit #cool #coolbeans #ventura #coolfood
  • Savory buffet bars are also on #catering trend for 2019.  Yes!  Give the people what they want and let them have a lot of fun putting it together. ❤️
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Here is a little more indepth pics of a recent #ramen bar.  Guests were literally eating-it-up!  We've done this bar a few times but this time we were at the awesome @kimsingtheatre and we had the talented @geoffrivers in attendance who gifted us with some great shots.  Love ya Geoff!
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The wide selection of noodles, add-ins and condiments can grow and shrink as the hosts desire.  So at your next party - go on and #getcreative! 😎 Party planner: @moxiebrightevents
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  • Hot #trend in Catering? Personalizing your hungry guests dining experience!  In 2019 we are getting more requests for displays and #bar buffets.  We’ve been creating new (easy to digest?) savory buffets but first...The easiest place to do the trend is during #dessert. .
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So indulge your #sweettooth - Here are three examples of super successful dessert buffets.  We loved the first pic where our happy #smoggshoppe couple chose to surround their beautiful cake with a whole variety of groovy mini pies. ❤️ So pretty! But, not to be outdone the second event featured tons of beautiful macaroons ❤️ so prettier?! And our last couple went full #sugar at their wedding and did an Outrageous candy bar. 
Pretty cool and their guests #lovedit. . .
More on savory buffet bars later… In the meantime, what’s on your ideal dessert buffet?
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  • Another word about skewers and their continued popularity in 2019...#Sexy! 😎.
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  • 🎶 Rainy Days and Monday’s always get us....thinking about #cookies. 🎶 Coffee too - but maybe cookies first ❤️
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  • I am a proud member of the board of  Wedding International Professionals Association @wipa_org! It’s an exciting 2019 ahead ❤️ Thanks @jasonroars for catching us at our annual meeting !
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“An amazingly fulfilling day in San Diego with the new 2019 @WIPA_org International Board. We celebrated with a delicious dinner, libations, and secrets...*ahem*...I mean conversation. Can’t wait for what’s to come this year and excited to meet the local chapters tomorrow. “#NDA #90Day #WinningWithWIPA

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!

Captain Stacie

You might meet Stacie at your tasting, or buzzing around Los Angeles doing assorted catering things. She runs most of our weddings and many of our private events. She is a perfect Captain. Graceful, direct and ever  delightful makes for a sensational hospitality professional.

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.