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Convivial Catering

Our philosophy at Convivial Catering is that life is meant to be enjoyed.  Food serves the necessary and fundamental purpose of providing sustenance to the body.  Food also serves to nourish the soul by giving the opportunity to indulge one’s senses while breaking bread with loved ones and colleagues.  Food is an integral component in the seminal moments of life.  Food can provide solace when needed but more importantly brings joy.  Life is a celebration.  At Convivial Catering, we create delicious and honest food utilizing the bounty of the Land and the Sea that California has to offer.  We bring our joy and love of life to our cuisine and to your event.

catering-chef

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.

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.

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

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