Jen Stokes has a passion for the “art of food”. As a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America 18 years ago, and subsequently gaining a wide range of culinary experience, she opened the dream café, J&J’s Gourmet Café and Catering. With years of experience apprenticing and working with highly accomplished chefs, both in the “front and back of the house”, the cafe grew into one of the most respected establishments in Northern Dutchess County.
A great passion for food and the culinary arts was the drive to open the cafe’ and catering business in 2004. The dream has become a reality, and the business has been thriving ever since.
What I would like our catering clients to feel is the comfort of knowing that their event is in good hands, and to hear compliments from their guests, for the artistry of the cuisine, the presentation and the distinctively fresh taste.
At J&J’s Gourmet Café and Catering, we combine careful planning and on-time precision with great tasting food, prepared with the freshest ingredients! Easy accessibility to the bounty of the Hudson Valley makes this possible. Not only will your guests be tantalized by the exceptional presentation they will be talking about how delicious the food was for years to come.
J&J’s Gourmet Café and Catering offers both a “farm fresh” café and exceptionally high-quality and precise catering. Take pleasure in their traditional homemade baked goods, breakfast foods and unique luncheon menu – all prepared with the freshest ingredients provided by local farmers as available and specialty food producers. Share your event plans and ideas and see how they can assist you from inception to realization.
Call or stop by today and you can “Taste the Difference”.