Get To Know Us

Jacaranda was created by Bee, Jon & Ian in 1998 with the collective aim to establish a catering company with a reputation for exceptional food and service, attention to detail and value for money. Now well known throughout Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, we are proud to say along our journey we have reached all our aims (and more!) and continue to grow and develop as a business.

You’ll find the team in the heart of the beautiful South Downs at Cowdray Park, between the sea and the city where our passion for planning sees us bring special occasions to life: From dream weddings to elegant parties, inspirational events and intimate dinner parties.

Whatever you are planning, we can’t wait to meet you!

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Meet The Team

Our team here at Jacaranda is filled with a range of dynamic personalities who are passionate about what they do.

Every member of the team has their own bit of magic that they bring to the mix, meaning life here at Jacaranda is most certainly nothing less than lively.

Ian Director

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Ian

Having grown up with the family business Ian knows it inside out and from top to bottom. Over the years Ian has seen the team go from strength to strength and with Jacaranda now approaching its 24th Anniversary we are delighted to say the company remains as vibrant and progressive as ever.

Ian has always had a passion not only for fabulous food but also for bringing together the best people in order to achieve our collective goals of delivering the best events, food and service to our region.

Jamie Director & Executive Chef

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Jamie

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. Whisky sours or anything with whisky!

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A. King prawn and salmon won ton, warm king prawn, leek and tarragon salad,
tom yum broth

Nigel Director & Operations Manager

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Nigel

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. Cold lager after a long walk!

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A. ‘Coffee and Cake’ cappuccino semi-fredo with warm brioche chocolate
pudding and bitter chocolate sauce

Phern Senior Event Manager

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Phern

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. Espresso martini

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A. White chocolate and dehydrated raspberry parfait with pistachio crumb, caramelised white chocolate, raspberry jelly and fresh raspberries

Jenni Office Manager

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Jenni

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. Porn star martini

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A. Tomato tart tatin with creamed mild Sussex goat’s cheese infused with basil, wild rocket salad and rocket pesto

Hannah Event Manager

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Hannah

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. Spicy margarita

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A. Orecchiette with tomato fondue, pine nuts, basil sauce, shaved parmesan

Chermain Event Manager

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Chermain

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. Guiness, always!

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A. ‘KFC’ Korean fried cauliflower, kimchi slaw, spicy miso dressing

Lorna Accounts Manager

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Lorna

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. A classic g&t

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A.

Jago Head Chef

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Jago

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. Pina colada

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A. Mexican spiced polenta with sweet potato and halloumi enchilada,
tomatillo salsa, black beans and avocado

Dan Sous Chef

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Dan

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. Peroni (it's actually a woo woo!)

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A. Duck breast, braised leg, red cabbage puree, heritage carrots, potato and
thyme galette, jus

Pete Sous Chef

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Pete

Q. What's your favourite cocktail?
A. Espresso martini

Q. What's your favourite Jacaranda dish?
A. Beef carpaccio, pickled daikon, radish, shallot, wasabi mascarpone,
yuzu vinaigrette

Chas Office Security

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Chas

Likes: sardines
Dislikes: cucumber

Hobbies: chasing squirrels and barking loudly

Kind Words

Jacaranda are absolutely amazing! We could not have wished for better on our day. They are outstandingly professional and go above and beyond to make sure your day is spectacular. The food is just stunning and we have received the most amazing compliments from all of our guests who reported that it was the best wedding food they had ever had! Minty is absolutely wonderful and allowed us to fully relax and enjoy our day as we knew she had everything covered!

Alexandra Lawson

If You Are Planning a Wedding or Event Contact Us Today

enquiries@jacarandacatering.com 01730 810900 Contact Us