What differentiates Chef Jason Ivener from other caterers is his seldom found combination of work experience from private homes to fine restaurants and hotels
About Artful Foods
What sets Artful Foods Catering apart is how we customize the menu and event around your tastes with exceptional attention to detail. This may involve a special theme or type of cuisine. All of our menus strive to capture the freshness and flavors of the season. We also offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and raw culinary creations. At your request, we can provide wine pairings with each course.
What differentiates Chef Jason Ivener from other caterers is his seldom found combination of work experience in large private homes for high net worth individuals to fine restaurants and hotels. As a private chef for over ten years, he was responsible for both cooking and planning numerous small and large personal and professional events. He brings this high level of expertise to your home or event. Jason's substantial in-house experience enables him to relate to the needs of his private and corporate clients unlike others. We offer competitive pricing and work one-on-one with our clients to reflect their personal style. Artful Foods Catering offers innovative contemporary California cuisine infused with Asian touches and a Mediterranean flair, popular flavors that everyone will enjoy, and talk about long after the meal.
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Artful Foods Catering Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Encino, Calabasas, Toluca Lake, Bel Air, Brentwood
During his senior year abroad program in France through the University of the Pacific where he received his B.A. degree, Chef Jason Ivener was inspired to begin cooking and pursuing a career in the culinary arts. Back in Los Angeles, Chef Jason Ivener worked with renowned chefs at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, Hotel Bel Air, Patina and entertainment catering companies. This seven year developmental time was instrumental in helping Chef Jason Ivener develop his own culinary style. Wanting to round out his craft, Chef Jason Ivener entered the Culinary Institute of America (C.I.A.) in Hyde Park, New York. While at the CIA, he launched Artful Foods Catering, a full service company catering to residential, corporate and entertainment clients in Los Angeles and New York. After graduating from the CIA, he returned to Los Angeles to work as a private chef.
Chef Jason Ivener embarked on a ten year career cooking in private homes as a chef. Here, his cuisine embraced both the simple and the complex to create fresh seasonal menus with a global flare. He took his classical training in European cuisines and applied them to Japanese, Spa, Fusion and Mediterranean cooking. Chef Jason Ivener brings to his clients innovative California cuisine, integrating European cooking techniques and an Asian aesthetic which shape his culinary style and elevate fine cuisine to an artistic experience.
Diverse and Popular Menus for Any Occasion
As Chef-Owner of Artful Foods Catering, Jason Ivener has developed his own refreshing take on modern California cuisine infused with American, Mediterranean and Asian flavors. Chef Jason uses the finest local and organic ingredients in season whenever possible. His creations offer a contemporary and inventive flair with menus that change seasonally.
"Supreme Professionalism - Attentive, Knowledgeable and Caring." This means that our staff will be extremely well trained, knowledgeable and accommodating. We believe in providing unobtrusive service. Often times, less is more. We believe in treating our guests with warm, accommodating service and great attention to detail. Intuition is the key word that comes to mind to create memorable catering experiences for our clients.
Wine Pairing and Selection
Wine is considered an integral part of any event. Chef Jason has a love and appreciation of wine and puts time and energy into finding a successful pairing of wine with food. As well, he is also proficient with champagne, sake and specialty cocktails that enhance the catering experience.
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... but dont take our word for it!
"Artful Foods Catering made an incredible dinner party for an event I hosted. My guests and I couldn't have been more pleased with the menu, the quality, the presentation. In fact, several guests commented that it was the best meal they've ever had. I agree with them, Artful Foods Catering exceeded my expectations and I would hire them again, gladly."Tama F, Newbury Park, CA
Get the best caterer in Los Angeles for any event, from Romantic Dinners for Two to Corporate Events, Anniversary Celebrations, Weddings, Bridal and Baby Showers, Awards banquets ... you dream it and Chef Jason, "Private Chef and Caterer" will make it happen. Call for a Free Consultation. Serving: West LA, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Century City, Culver City, Malibu, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Santa Monica, Topanga Canyon, Venice, Westchester, West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Westwood/UCLA, Hollywood/Central LA, Palos Verdes/Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Manhattan Beach, Torrance and more.
What our clients say:
We hired Chef Jason and Artful Foods Catering to provide a full day of catering for an academic conference at the UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and we were very pleased with the results. Echoing the other reviewers here, I can testify that Chef Jason was thorough in his communication with me prior to the event, and also in his preparations for the event. He visited the library beforehand to see the various spaces and asked very thoughtful questions to clarify what we needed and how he could help us to achieve our goals. Despite our limited budget, Chef Jason was able to provide solutions that more than satisfied our needs and exceeded the expectations of our guests, who raved about the presentation and the taste of the food. Staff and guests alike were especially pleased with the wonderfully fresh and expertly prepared food, which was served in abundance by the charming and efficient Wayne. I would recommend Chef Jason and his terrific staff without hesitation, and we are looking forward to working with him again in the future.- Jeanette L, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
We were at a friend's home for dinner last night along with some other friends, where Chef Jason, of Artful Foods Catering, was the master creator of the menu for the evening. He topped his culinary skill with every dish from appetizer to the main course and made a home run with his Lemon Meringue Tart. He also paid attention to both food presentation and temperature, which I care very much. I highly recommend Jason for any catering needs one may have.- Homeira G, Manhattan Beach, CA
Jason helped me plan a bridal shower for my daughter long-distance which was a wonderful event thanks to his assistance, professionalism, and superb cooking skills. He gives each event personal attention and was terrific about emailing responses to my questions promptly and courteously! I am in Texas while the shower was being held in the LA area. Jason went to the event location in my stead, to preview & assess things. His suggestion of rental needs such as extra chairs & tablecloths was perfectly on target, and his menu suggestions superb. (Thanks for even finding teal napkins, Jason!!) Server/assistant cook/bartenders: Phillip & Johnny were professional (and good-looking) and yet retained a fun attitude. All went out of their way to help with set-up. They did all the cleaning up afterwards and helped us clear out the venue - even helping us get gifts transferred to vehicles and back to my daughter's apartment! Everyone writes the following, but I truly felt overwhelmed with details until Artful Foods Catering was on board, allowing me to enjoy this special event with my daughter. All the food was delicious and plentiful, but thoughts of the lobster rolls, salmon rillettes, seared tuna tartine and spinach-ricotta ravioli still has my mouth watering!- Pamela H, The Woodlands, Texas
Artful Foods Catering rocked my daughter's baby shower yesterday. Plentiful, beautifully displayed and most importantly, scrumptious is how I'd describe Jason's food. His staff was equally incredible and competent. When the party was over, my kitchen was immaculate, extra food was boxed in the frig and the guests' emails poured in exclaiming the virtues of the meal. What more can one ask? Jason, really super job. Until next time...- Judith A, Los Angeles, CA
Chef Jason catered for our fortieth wedding anniversary recently and it helped make the evening truly memorable. Jason's attention to detail with menu selection and presentation was first rate. Unobtrusive, quality catering at it's finest. Since the party we have had numerous compliments from our guests, on the evening and with particular reference to the food. Cannot say enough about Jason and his team. You wont go wrong.- Tama F, Newbury Park, CA
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