About Elizabeth D. Kennedy and Co
|Elizabeth D. Kennedy… Entertaining in Vero Beach for over 26 years with style and distinction.|
Renowned for creative menus and captivating events, Elizabeth D. Kennedy & Co. has served Vero Beach for more than 26 years with professional catering, party planning and home bistro dishes to go. From intimate family gatherings to galas for hundreds– and thousands! — of guests, Elizabeth D. Kennedy & Co. helps orchestrate entire events to create affairs to remember.
The stereotype of the starving actor earning a living in the food service industry isn’t too far off the mark in the case of Elizabeth Kennedy. Elizabeth herself was introduced to the world of catering while attending theatrical school in New York City. Working part time for Newsweek magazine’s executive dining room as an assistant to the chef, the late David Thorne, Elizabeth couldn’t have learned from a better mentor. His passion for food was only matched by his passion for creating a memorable dining experience, as evidenced by Mr. Thorne later becoming known as one of New York’s most sought after party planners, providing catering to celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Chanel and Diana Ross. In fact, Elizabeth herself later worked for Ms. Ross, as both nanny to her children and as party planner for her holiday affairs. Elizabeth moved to Vero Beach, Florida in 1984, but only after having the serendipitous distinction of catering a party for the icon of home-and-hearth hospitality, Martha Stewart herself. Today, Elizabeth D. Kennedy & Co. is the premiere catering service in this affluent seaside community on Florida’s East Coast, sometimes catering upwards of 50 parties a week in high season. It is not uncommon for celebrities such as Oscar de la Renta, Henry “The Fonz” Winkler, Judy Collins, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Beene, Jane Pauley and even such politicoes as Presidential hopeful John McCain and Florida Governor Jeb Bush to be guests at parties she has orchestrated. “My theatrical training has served me well,” comments Elizabeth. “These parties are my stage!” And certainly the local community agrees that Elizabeth Kennedy deserves her star on the sidewalk of fame, voting Elizabeth D. Kennedy & Co. “Best Caterer” for the past several years. Whether it’s a western hoe down, a Hawaiian luau or a lavish black tie fundraiser for 8 to a thousand, Elizabeth D. Kennedy and her team is able to serve up a feast that’s not just for the eyes, but for the stomach…. and the memories.