Growing up as a little girl in Philadelphia, I watched the women in my life prepare meals as simple as Sunday morning breakfast of pancakes, eggs and grits to our holiday feast with staples like candied yams and macaroni and cheese. No matter what dish, love was the main ingredient. And, we always had plenty of it to add to whatever we made. My family created numerous memories over a plate of delicious, well prepared food.
For more than 25 years, I worked as an event planner and tasted the finest of every cuisine. My travels have taken me to complete classes with Food Network star, Tyler Florence and cooking with executive chefs in the industry. I have been trained at the hip of my grandmother and godmother.
My professional experience has expanded my personal palette and my creativity. Since moving to Illinois, I have completed the required licensure and insurances required from the state.
My love of food and creating special moments is my motivation for launching Lizzy J. Named after five generations of first born woman with the middle name of Elizabeth, I am the fourth generation Elizabeth.
Lizzy J is a full service catering company. We specialize in everyday food with an extraordinary twist. We still incorporate the family staple of love into each dish. We believe every guest should have a memorable experience that exceeds her expectations. We aim to 'wow' you. Our philosophy is that excellence is in the details, and we don't settle for anything less.
We offer a spectrum of services from an intimate anniversary dinner for two to a wedding celebration of 200 guests. We specialize in the big and the small. We can skillfully handle everything from concept to execution.
Let us create a memorable moment for you and dazzle your taste buds.
- Recruiter Name: Chef Jamie
- Mobile: +1-773-739-9044
Jamie Gilmore is chef and owner of Lizzy J Cafe and Lizzy J Catering in Chicago, Illinois. Her journey began at the age of 6 in Philadelphia, where she learned to cook alongside her grandmother.
Throughout her, over 20-year catering career, she has honed her skills to develop a uniquely elevated take on the southern-inspired cuisine of her youth. Chef Jamie’s passion for creating special moments for each guest is what fuels her culinary creativity.
Lizzy J Cafe has been featured in Chicago Eater, the Chicago Tribune, Breakfast with Ina, and The Infatuation Chicago. In January 2021 Chef Jamie also appeared as a contestant on The Food Network's Supermarket Stakeout.
Most days you can find Chef Jamie in her café preparing amazing dishes and caring for her guests.
- Industry: Restaurant
- Functional Area: Restaurant
- Role In Organization: Recruiter
- Industries that I recruit for: Restaurant, Hospitality
- Skills for which I recruit: Dependability, Flexibility, Multi-tasking, Customer Service, Reliability, Teamwork, Communication
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