Our Story

Love Catering was founded by a trio of Los Angeles caterers, Jimmy Smith, Hermes Clausz, and Jonathan Darr, who combined their passion for food and growing client lists into a modern, sustainable and custom catering outfit that has grown exponentially.  Now in its twelfth year, Love Catering continues to expand beyond the classic catering model, incorporating on-site hospitality services for JP Morgan Private Bank, Disney Animation, and Milk Studios, in-home catering for Los Angeles' most prolific hosts and hostesses, custom catering for experiential marketing events and brand launches, and production accommodation for major studios and production teams from film to fashion.

Love Kitchen Staff with Jonathan


Love Catering, Inc. is the first caterer certified in Los Angeles as a Green Business by the City of LA Green Business Program. This recognition signifies that we are conducting our business using strategies aimed at improving employee wellness and productivity, energy savings, water efficiency, resource stewardship and reducing CO2 emissions. 

We are committed to incorporating sustainability at every level of our operations as we continue striving to reduce our impact on the environment through sustainable practices and source reduction initiatives. Both our office and commissary are zero waste facilities and we work with Chef’s To End Hunger to share excess food with the hungry in our community.  

At Love Catering we are very passionate about the use of local and seasonal products using organic and sustainable meat, dairy, and produce whenever possible. 

We also take great pride in being part of the growing green business community of Los Angeles as well as the California Green Business Network.


Learn more about all of these programs

LA Green Business Council: https://www.greenbizla.org

California Green Business Network: https://greenbusinessca.org

Chefs To End Hunger: http://www.chefsendhunger.org