The difference is how we do it.
Thomas John Events is a full service catering company, offering custom menu design and event
management services. Our seasoned team of professionals contribute an artistic style to each
event, which is mirrored by our delectable food and impeccable service.
We believe that the menus for special events should be just that: special.
Our expert chefs will work with you to create a menu perfectly tailored to your wedding and your palate.
Rooftop Garden & Microgreens
The best food starts with the ingredients. Our chefs have a passion for using and growing fresh produce in all our dishes. Because of this Thomas John Events added a rooftop garden to our kitchen. 100% of our own microgreens are grown in our kitchen using a soil-based hydroponic system.
The TJE Farm
Our 1-acre farm is located in South San Francisco and used to grow specialty produce for our corporate clients and events. Our farm is managed and maintained by TJE employees. We also operate a vermicomposting system to process a portion of our kitchen food waste.
We understand a successful occasion is more than serving great food.
Our event coordinators will manage your wedding from start to finish and work directly with your vendors to create an amazing day.
During our initial consultation, you will meet our event coordinator and discuss your vision of your day. The purpose of the meeting is to gather pertinent details regarding your event and understand the expectations for the day. Following this meeting, we will generate a formal proposal outlining the details discussed.
Menus & Tastings
Your first proposed menu will be presented in your formal proposal. Once you select the menu for your tasting, we will invite you and up to eight of your guests to our showroom for a private tasting. Our tastings are more of a dinner party, so invite some friends and family!
Site Visit & Design Appointment
At the site visit, we will walk through your venue and determine the floor plans, logistics, and production needs of your event. We will also complete a design appointment if your wedding planner is not handling this for you. The design appointment is when we will select linens, china, silverware, and glassware, and ensure a cohesive design throughout your event.
Our experienced coordinators will ensure that your wedding day is unforgettable. They will focus on organizing rentals, staff, and also communicate with any vendors, such as DJs and florists, so that you do not have to worry about anything other than enjoying your day with your friends and family. From set-up to break-down, leave the details to us!
Let our team help your team.
Our coordinators can help you plan a perfect event for your catering needs. Whether a corporate team building event, product launch, holiday party, or annual conference – let us make your celebration one to remember.
TASTE THE PERFECTION, EXPERIENCE THE SERVICE, AND LEAVE THE DETAILS TO US.
THOMAS JOHN HENDERSON
I did not find the catering and event industry. It found me. After 17 years in this business I have learned that events should be more than the bread, the wine, and the circus. They should invoke emotion, create memories, and inspire. They should be created with the same passion and dedication an artist devotes to their masterpiece. I enjoy great food, a good drink, and talented entertainment; but creating an experience that brings great pleasure to others is what I love.
As a chef in the Bay Area, I am fortunate enough to have access to some of the highest quality ingredients and produce in the world. Cooking is the centerpiece of my life and has been since I was little. Whether my mom had me in the kitchen making homemade chicken and dumplings, or outside on the grill with my pops making some drunken chicken, or attending farmers markets in search of the ripest melons or the freshest collards for braising. Nothing compares to the everyday grind of being in the catering world – working alongside some of the best and most passionate chefs I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around. From our hearts to your palette: bon appétit.
Annie, a San Francisco native, has followed her interest for all things weddings during her past 6 years in the industry. Before finding Thomas John Events, she worked with MB Wedding Designs, a prestigious event planner, and at Palm Event Center, a premier wedding venue in the Bay Area. She uses her attention to detail and eye for design in all aspects of the planning process for her clients at TJE. When Annie is not planning events, you can find her walking her dog at Ocean Beach, baking delicious treats for friends and family, or traveling the world.