MR. J's Kitchen

We are happy to be of service to you!

Your event is special and important to you, so it is to us as well.   
At MR. J's Kitchen fresh, homemade, quality food meets excellent customer service.  Our food is known all over Southern California for being homemade, delicious, fresh, high quality and with a creative twist.  

MR. J's Kitchen is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs and bringing your vision to reality. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

At MR. J's Kitchen, we truly love what we do.  It is our life's passion.  Our company is chef owned and operated giving food and service the highest priorities.  We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service and food in the industry.  

MR. J's Kitchen would love the opportunity to cater your event however big or small.  We offer Drop-Off as well as Full Service Catering options.  With over 30 years of combined restaurant and customer service experience, you are in very capable hands with us.  
We may not be the biggest caterer in town, but we think that is a good thing!  With MR. J's Kitchen, you aren't just a number.  And because of that, you get special, personalized attention that you won't find with restaurants and larger, more institutionalized caterers.  We are honored that we get to be a part of your special day and event.  

Please contact our office at 562-612-4284 or email us at for more information on our company including the services we offer, availability and pricing.

Our Food Philosophy

Our approach to food is simple and you can taste the difference. We make it fresh, and we make it homemade!  Our chef sources the best ingredients possible for our clients.  We take great pride in the food we produce for our clients to eat.  So whether we bring out our indulgent side for your party, or our healthier side, you can count on your food being made with craftsmanship, pride, creativity, skill and most importantly love.  We consider it an honor to be able to feed you, your family and your guests.  


The MR. J's Team

Executive Chef:  Jeff Lavia

Chef Jeff Lavia was founder and chef of Dinner MoJo Personal Chef Services which was Long Beach's premier personal chef service for over 6 years.  Chef Jeff is one of the only Certified Personal Fitness Chefs in all of Southern California.  He has over 24 years of restaurant and food industry experience.  For 2 years, he was the Chef Instructor at Long Beach Memorial Hospital's Wellness Center where he taught diabetics how to cook healthy meals for themselves and worked closely with the head of Diabetic Education.  Chef Jeff is a recurring guest chef on Community Cooking, an award winning local cable cooking show featuring farmer's market produce.  Chef Jeff has also done live cooking demos for NBC's Alive and Well Expo.  Several of his recipes have been published, and he continually seeks out ways to further his culinary knowledge and education.  

Operations Manager and Creative Director:  Robert Garcia

Robert Garcia has over 11 years of corporate management experience and 19 years of customer service experience.  Robert has run the offices of major corporations and has dealt with clients on an international level.  Bringing all of his management and customer service skills to MR. J's, Robert handles the day to day operations.  An active member of the Long Beach Arts Scene, Robert is also owner of Robert Scott Dance Company which participates in numerous dance shows all over Long Beach and Southern California.  An award winning choreographer himself, Robert brings artistic vision and style to all of MR. J's events.  

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM

Events are scheduled by customer request.

MR. J's Kitchen has been voted "Best Caterer" and "Best Chef" in the Long Beach Press Telegram's Reader's Choice Awards!

Please contact our office at:  562-612-4284 or email us at for more information, current menus and pricing!  We look forward to meeting you and catering your event.