I cannot say enough amazing things about Jenny and Megan. Our caterer went MIA just weeks before our wedding and Jenny Cooks saved the day. They gave us a beautiful, delicious, plant based buffet that we helped to create, desserts we requested that they hadn't done before, full service at the reception and were capable and willing to stick to our budget. We worried about NOTHING. It was more than we could've dreamed. We got married in a state park and needed someone to do everything including take the trash out. And they delivered. Megan helped two incredibly unorganized people stick to a timeline during the day, and kept me updated all the time via email leading up to the event. All guests were always happy and fed and she sent us home with every single leftover bite. I don't know how we would've survived without these two ladies. Truly. We will always look back at that day with great memories thanks to Jenny Cooks Catering. And our daughter will forever ask for love nuggets.

Katie, Wedding Date: 11/01/2014


Jennie Cook's Catering is a unique wedding catering company based in Los Angeles, California. The owner, Jennie Cook, founded the company in 1985, and still loves her job, especially wedding days!

The talented staff at Jennie Cook’s Catering and Plant Based Parties is second to none, check out their YELP reviews! All eighty-three five-star reviews talk about her amazing staff.

They accommodate both vegans and omnivores, and prepare food that is filled with great heart, passion and consciousness.

Services Offered

Jennie Cook's is a full service catering company.
At Jennie Cook’s Catering, they will take care of the delivery, setup and cleanup, of course. Couples can choose from a variety of customizable menus for their special day.

Jennie Cook’s Catering provides the following full-service catering options: 
Buffet Family Style Hors d'oeuvres Plated staff: captains, Bartenders chefs and Servers Stations Cuisine - Jennie's homestyle Americana cuisine has every one leaving so full and so happy! Check out the menus on the first page of their website. Specializing in plant based cuisine for omnivores, even the meat eaters are raving about all the deliciousness. All menus are customized to reflect the desires of the couple, and the sky's the limit!


Catering - Frequently Asked Questions
What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, French, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

13 Reviews

Julie, Wedding Date: 04/08/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

WE LOVE JENNIE!! She and her team NAILED IT for our downtown LA wedding. Jennie and Megan are an absolute pleasure to work with. Professional, responsive and their food and cocktails are oh-so-delicious. We couldn't be happier!

We were recommended to Jennie Cooks through our fabulous planner, Renee at Moxie Bright Events.

From our initial tasting, my now-husband and I felt right at home. It felt like having dinner in someone's living room. Jennie spoke highly of creating a culture of happiness for her staff, which showed through every interaction through our event planning and during the wedding itself. Jennie instills a true sense of pride in her work. We were invited to their "Nibbles and Sips" event, which they host for event industry folks and clients. We tried a ton of appetizers and cocktails, which not only helped us make decisions for our wedding, but we got to meet some couples who had Jennie's at their wedding. This said a lot about Jennie - in addition to creating amazing food, she inspires a following!

We had a unique set up at our wedding, with multiple catering vendors. Jennie's provided the appetizers, service and bartending, while we had separate taco and pizza vendors for dinner. Jennie and Megan worked tirelessly with our planner to ensure every detail with the other vendors was up to THEIR standards - they were in charge. Each and every one of Jennie's staff were courteous and so helpful. They even planned special meals in advance for my mom and officiant, who have specific dietary needs. Execution was ON POINT, from start to finish, from each pig in a blanket to salmon canape.

We couldn't recommend Jennie Cooks more highly!

Services Used: Catering

Laura, Wedding Date: 08/20/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I used to be a regular at Jennie Cooks' restaurant (in Culver City years ago) and we were living out of state when we planned our wedding, so we hired Jennie Cooks to cater our wedding without having a tasting first. It was a risk, but based on my recollection of her restaurant and its food, I felt comfortable with it. My husband and I are both pretty picky about food and we had many guests with dietary restrictions, so we were nervous about how that would be received by Jennie and her team. I don't have words to describe how wonderful they all were with us. Jennie was totally unphased and positive about everything we asked of her. She crafted the menu of our dreams (above and beyond what we ever imagined it could be), and her can-do attitude and zest for life make her a total pleasure to work with. When we finally got to town and had our tasting (2 months out), we were all blown away by how delicious everything was!!

And on our actually wedding day it was more of the same. Her staff is kind, professional, and down to earth, and the food was to die for. I cannot tell you how many rave reviews we got about the it!! Hey attention to detail, and the caring and love she put into our event went well above and beyond the call of duty, we are eternally grateful to Jennie and crew for making our day so special and delicious!

Services Used: Catering

Eve, Wedding Date: 01/10/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 4.5 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Jennie Cooks Catering is for people who care about food. We are the people who: read recipes for fun, would rather cook in house than eat out, have extensive history in the food-service industry, have traveled internationally, love the farmers markets, have a big food garden, and host dinner parties on the regular. When I imagined our wedding, I tried to think about what I would cook if I were hosting the meal myself. Then I looked for someone who understood the vibe; Jennie Cooks was HANDS DOWN the best partner in my pursuit for a wedding experience that was exactly how I imagined it could be.
Note: I realized, when planning my wedding, that I cannot remember most meals at any wedding I have attended. Its important to know this-- to accept that most details of wedding are not memorable to guests as you think they might be. With this in mind, I looked at caterers who were less expensive and had a larger variety of food-- we could have saved money here. But I kept coming back to Jenny Cooks because food is important to ME and I really wanted to encourage community with family-style dinner. And I collect china just like Jenny so it was just.too.perfect. So, we spent more than we could have, but it was absolutely worth it. The food was so delicious, and people are still talking about it--it was memorable! My now-husband was a maniac about the lamb-chops, so JC made sure to save a platter just for him. (lamb chops after party?! yes please.) JC was able to accommodate the gluten-free and celiac disease needs of myself and my friends, the food was seasonal, and served family style. It was perfect for a rainy January wedding.

Services Used: Catering

Judy, Wedding Date: 11/22/2014
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I was given just over 3 weeks to plan a wedding in my home for my son. I have to say I was pretty panicked, especially since it was so close to the holidays. I almost cried when I called the caterer I had used many times in the past and was told they had retired. I found Jennie Cooks online and after reading other reviews I decided to get in touch with them. They responded quickly and assured me they could do the date. They were very busy the next weekend, but Megan called and told me she would get in touch with me the next Monday and work up a plan for us. I was SO relieved when she did get in touch as promised; we talked about food choices and she sent me a quote within a few days of that. From the first response, to all follow up calls and emails, help with referring a fantastic florist, ideas about what to rent to achieve the look I was going for...well, they were there every step of the way. The day of the wedding they arrived right on time, the staff were very professional, but friendly, and the food was great! And everything was clean and back in order when they left that night. It is hard to set this up with so little time, and frankly, without Megan at Jennie Cooks I don't think that it would have worked out so wonderfully! Thank you Megan, and Gio, and all the other staff members. You were all great! I highly recommend this company if you want good food, easy going and reliable people, reasonable prices.

Services Used: Catering