About Us

CCP Certified personal chef

CCP Certified personal chef

Our Mission Statement:

Commit to excellence in executing custom tailored or standardized culinary solutions for each unique client event. Satisfy and create loyal clientele with professionalism in service and execution of each meal served.  Inspire our customers with intriguing dishes that develop word of mouth and uphold our reputation as an exception and not the norm in catering companies throughout San Diego county. Develop long standing relationships with clients through lasting impressions from menu conception to event completion and follow up.

Meet Executive Chef Jeff Heavey:


Convivial's Executive Chef, Jeff Heavey CCP

Chef Jeff Heavey has been refining his palette since 1993 when he trained as a winemakers assistant in Woodside, CA and was introduced to the world of fine dining and gourmet cuisine. In 2002, he began his culinary career as a high end menu consultant in Boston, MA and was soon working with the likes of Michael Ginor of Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Jeff was awarded his CCP certification in 2004 and became a graduate of the Cambridge school of culinary arts. He then trained with chef David Bull at Texas’s number one rated restaurant located in Austin. Soon after, he trained under Jeffrey Strauss and Jim Phillips of the Pamplemoose Grille in San Diego, CA. Jeff managed catering services for Terra in San Diego; at which point he was awarded the Chef Celebration of SD scholarship. This scholarship allowed him to study the culinary arts under top executive chefs internationally. He studied in Perugia, Umbria; Florence, Italy and at Noma, the highest regarded restaurant in Denmark (and the world!). The knowledge and processes gained through these experiences is communicated in the quality and consistency at each Convivial Catering event.


San Diego has been raving about Convivial Catering since 2005. In just a few short years we have established a loyal group of clients that are truly our best salespeople. This is due to the hard work and dedication to quality that CEO and Executive Chef Jeff Heavey and his staff demonstrate at each event.

“Jeff is amazing. We could not have done Sundance without him. He cooked for 20-40 people for a week and a half. He consistently produced great food, had an upbeat attitude and came in on or under budget. I couldn’t ask for more in a chef. We’ll definitely hire him again!”
Josh Tickell. Director of the Award-Winning Film “Fields of Fuel”
San Diego, CA

“Jeff has mastered the secrets of great food. Simple, fresh ingredients prepared with impeccable attention”
Corporate Event Catering

“Jeff, the party last night was fantastic. Everyone had such an enjoyable evening. I can’t get over the food you prepared. It was heavenly. The hors d’oeuvres were incredible, and the dinner was melt in your mouth delicious and just what we wanted. It couldn’t have been any better!  The family-style dinner was the best. I don’t think I can ever do anything else!  Thank you again, Jeff, and look forward to using you again!”
-Laverne G.
Personal Chef Service

“Jeff and Convivial Catering are always a pleasure to work with. Whether it is an event for 50 or 350, these guys always pull out the stops and prepare fresh, flavorful cuisine that event guests love! We highly recommend Convivial Catering.”
-First Comes Love, San Diego:
Wedding Catering

Your Catering Solution:

Whether you’re planning that special day and need to impress the guests of your wedding reception; satisfy your customers and employees at a corporate event; entertain and excite your friends and family at your private party or would like to be catered to at home by a gourmet personal chef, Convivial Catering is your gourmet solution.

Convivial’s Unique Value:

We are well versed in a brilliant range of food preperation including but never limited to:

  • French Cuisine
  • Italian Cuisine
  • Mediterranean/Greek Cuisine
  • Mexican Cuisine
  • Pan Asian Cuisine
  • Gluten Free Menus
  • Vegan Recipe’s
  • Classic American Fare
  • Country Style Barbeque
  • Fusion and Pairings

We are prepared to cater high volume events and sophisticated enough for private dinners for two. Convivial prides itself on its’ customer loyalty and enjoys the network of guests that it has formed by following the passion for culinary excellence.  Thanks for making San Diego Catering clientele such a pleasure to serve.

We Offer:

Wedding Catering

– Business Breakfasts & Lunches

Event Catering

Personal chef services

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We serve the following areas of San Diego County:

  • Bonita
  • Cardiff
  • Cardiff by the Sea
  • Carlsbad
  • Chula Vista
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • El Cajon
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • Fallbrook
  • Julian
  • La Jolla
  • La Mesa
  • Lakeside
  • Lemon Grove
  • Leucadia
  • Ocean Beach
  • Oceanside
  • Pacific Beach
  • Pala
  • Palomar Mountain
  • Poway
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Rancho Santa FE
  • San Diego State University
  • San Marcos
  • Santee
  • Solana Beach
  • Spring Valley
  • Vista
  • Warner Springs
  • And all surrounding Neighborhoods

If you are in need of a great catering experience feel free to contact us for a Free Quote

Jeff Heavey CCP, “Jeff the Chef”
(619) 928-4895

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 7835
San Diego, CA 92167