Jon Phillips - Owner & Event Specialist
Jon brings over two decades of cooking, creating and managing in a wide variety of corporate, restaurant, resort & entertainment settings on two different continents.
Jon successfully completed culinary school, finishing top 3 out of his class of 30 in Oxford, England in 1986.
He began his career in Contract/Industrial Catering servicing a variety of high profile corporate clients, including Coca Cola, Schweppes and McGraw Hill Publishing.
Jon then joined the BBC Food and Beverage Management team servicing both celebrity clients and BBC staff daily, in excess of 1200 covers.
Following a move back to the United Sates in the mid 90's, Jon settled on Marco Island, FL and worked in several high profile hotel and boutique resort settings. These included the Marco Island Hilton and Marco Beach Ocean Resort, part of the Gulfbay group of companies. During this time one of Jon's responsibilities was to successfully open and manage the Caxambas 5 star restaurant, a dining jewel in Gulfbay's crown at Fiddlers Creek.
Jon also spent 2 successful seasons at Marco Beach Ocean Resort as the Food and Beverage Director, where he developed a passion for working with prestigious corporate and private clients. Jon developed the catering sales and events department providing premium services and products to corporate giants such as Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Marathon Oil.
Jon then returned to the entertainment arena by creating and managing the Dinner at the Dome concept at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Performing Arts and directing all food and beverage operations for 2 successful seasons.
Jon then decided it was time to take his passion, creativity and knowledge into a more entrepreneurial setting. Jon wanted to offer Naples a fresh, dynamic, 5 star catering service, drawing on his culinary, resort, corporate, personal and entertainment career experiences.
Jon takes pride in every event, personally servicing and overseeing the majority of events. He leads by example and believes that the successful outcome of each event relies on a core group of people that are committed to meeting clients’ needs. Jon trains and works with staff who are truly invested in this principle.