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Kimberly Harding

Programs Administrator at Challenge Enterprises of North Florida

Olivia and her team at Executive were delightful to work with and made our Night of Celebration a huge success! She definitely goes the extra mile to ensure she provides exactly what the client is looking for! Thank you, Olivia and Executive Catering Team.

Jennifer (Yi) Johns

Executive Assistant at FIS Global

Olivia is an excellent individual and has provided catering services for me on several occasions. I love that she is so friendly and willing to work with me and is able to customize a menu to meet my needs. The food is also delicious and always delivered on time!

Emily Bringmann

Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Cottage Row Counseling

The EFS Team is amazing and detail oriented. I originally hired Olivia through the Executive Food Service to cater our wedding. Once we met Olivia we were so at ease with her and it was clear she was extremely knowledgeable and dependable. She is extremely friendly and will go above and beyond to make sure you are happy and you get what you really want.

After running into some problems with our original wedding planner, we hired Olivia to help with day of wedding coordination, and we are SO happy that we did. She was very helpful and it was evident that she truly cares about us and making sure that everything was perfect for our day. If you work with Olivia, you will NOT be disappointed. I would definitely recommend her to everyone that I know!

Tara Prieto

Vice President Customer Relations at Alternate Energy Technologies, LLC

Olivia was fun, thorough, and fantastic to work with. She went above and beyond a normal caterer. She had input that helped us in other areas, and she thinks outside the box and made our event special. You can tell catering is her passion and she knows food! Everything was excellent from the service, the presentation, the food, and the clean up. The guests went back for seconds and thirds! And raved about the food for days after the wedding.

Jessica Mele 

HR Manager at PwC

Olivia is a creative, detail and service-oriented event manager. I hired her for my wedding this year and every detail was executed beautifully. I did not have to worry about anything on my magical day. Olivia is responsive and really owns the process from beginning to end. She has fresh ideas to make her events memorable and unique. All of my guests were taken care of and were blown away by the quality of food and service. Thank you Olivia!!

Sherry Bartholomew

Digital Court Reporter at State of Florida Court Administration

The EFS Team was a total joy to work with. Their enthusiasm and passion for their job shined through daily. Olivia was very detail oriented and reliable every step of the way and made us feel like we were her only client! I loved that she was very accessible via email 24/7 and quick to respond to any questions I had. I couldn't ask for anything more of our food service caterer director or wedding day coordinator (and the food was amazing too:). She was a true blessing to my daughter and me in making her special day run smoothly and stress free, and we can't thank her enough! Best wishes to you Olivia!! Emily and I hope to see you again for a coffee date sometime soon!!

More Client Testimonials

Dara Reinhold
Teacher at BVSD

Olivia and EFS catered our wedding at the River House in June 2011. Guests are still raving about the food and display. Olivia was just wonderful to work with. My husband and I planned our St. Augustine wedding long distance from Colorado. Olivia made that incredibly easy on us! Thanks to Olivia's flexibility, consistent communication and reassuring attitude, we were never nervous about the way our reception was going to go. The best part is that it turned out better than we could've ever imagined! Thank you, Olivia and EFS! We are so grateful for your hard work, wonderful and professional attitude and most of all the GREAT RECEPTION you helped to create!


Joan Whittemore
Sales Manager at Marineland Dolphin Adventure

Olivia is a bright, charming, enthusiastic professional with whom I have had the pleasure of working on several occasions. Her can-do attitude in any situation makes her presence invaluable in times which could be quite stressful. When recommending her services I can trust that my clients will be responded to promptly, with warmth and consideration for their particular wishes and circumstances, and that they will be delighted with all interactions with her from the beginning through the final product.


Jennifer Miller
Accountant II B at Florida Blue

My Fiance' and I hired Executive Food Services to cater our wedding at the River House on May 01, 2011. We worked with Olivia Gonzalez the entire experience and were both pleased with the results! The food was amazing and the staff that she brought was courteous and professional. I only received good responses for the food and have actually passed on her information to many new brides looking for a Wedding Caterer. Olivia personally was a pleasure to work with, she is super fun (which is awesome and number 1 for me) and professional (which Timothy loved). She was early to every appointment, even when we weren't due to life events and baby violet on the way. A complete pleasure to work with!


Becky Yanni
Executive Director, Council on Aging

Olivia is very easy to work with, professional, affordable, and gives great results! We were delighted with her services and will definitely hire her again.


Nancy Harrison
Speech Language Pathologist

I hired Olivia for catering my rehearsal dinner buffet for 100 guests and for my wedding reception for a plated dinner for 300 guests. She was very easy to work with and met all my needs for both events. The food for both events was fresh, elegant and more like gourmet cuisine. My guests were really treated to an extravagant meal that fit my budget. I really recommend working with Olivia for all important events. She delivers!


Greg Voss
Vice-President of Operations

For our most recent event I hired Olivia and Executive to provide the catering services. They stepped up in a big way and worked with us to create an event that will be difficult to match moving forward. She and her team took my priorities and made them their priorities. I have used them in the past and I will most certainly use them moving forward. Highly recommend!


Michele Blazevic

Olivia and her team really came through for me again and again. The food and presentation were wonderful and Olivia goes above and beyond for her clients. Working with her is a joy.


Betsy Groner
Owner, Best Bets Photos

Olivia is a go getter - a real professional. Whether you are a small or large client, you couldn't'; go wrong with anything to which Olivia connects herself. A positive addition to any project.

Sales Director
Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Blount Island, Jacksonville, Fla

"I have enjoyed working with Olivia. The fact that she can create a delicious menu based on a clients budget,makes her stand out amongst the rest. In such tough economic times, a business owner like her is needed."


Ann Korczyk
Associate Executive Director at Jacksonville Humane Society

We used Olivia for a breakfast event. She was very easy to work with and delivered on her promises. We especially appreciated her punctuality for a Saturday morning event! We will definitely use her services in the future.


Shari Davis
Owner, Elder Caregifters, Inc.

As a charity, finding someone who will work within budget allocations is difficult at best. Olivia exceeded expectations! She is incredibly easy to work with, her company offers a variety of choices, and the service at each of our events was spot-on. Without hesitation, I would recommend Olivia of EFS, Inc to anyone who asked.


Pamela Javins
Accomplished Sales/Sales Management/Sales Training

Olivia catered several events for our organization and I was very pleased both times with her presentation, quality of food and on time delivery. I will continue to use Olivia for future events that require catering services.


Gene Burkhalter
Owner, Burkhalter Wrecking

Olivia has worked in the food service for years and been wonderful at it,but now she has found her true calling.She happens to be one of those rare individuals who combines a wonderful personality with a can do attitude ,hard work and determination are willing tools for this unique person.She also has a strong sense of family which means that she will move mountains to make you and your family's event truly special, as it should be.I am very proud to call this very special my daughter.and you will be very glad to have her work with you Gene Burkhalter.


Paul DeLand
Owner, D'Land Entertainment

I fell in love with Olivia's style the first time we worked together. She is both professional and disarming. She makes the clients feel like they are in great hands and they are. She also lets other professionals do what they do. The combination is perfect for the clients because they get the best we all have to offer. Working with Olivia is stress free; I love it!


Jordi Rijo Granger
Owner, Weddings By Jordi

Olivia was delightful to work with. She knew what needed to be done and was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Thank you


Stacy Layman
Director, Web Design & Development, WordPress Consultant, Digital Marketing Analyst : Bright Green Path Web Solutions

I've known and worked with Olivia throughout the last 5 years and have found her to be a genuine, hardworking, and intuitive professional. If you want things done right the first time - on budget - and wish to work with a lovely lady, I'd highly recommend Olivia!


Virginia Turgeon
Event Specialist and Sales at The Spirit Of Hospitality

Olivia is a wonderful person to work with, and the hardest working champion for her Clients. Her attention to details is unsurpassed. The heart she brings to her position and functions insures the very best for all involved.


Maggie Luke
Investment Center Team Manager at Merrill Edge

Olivia made sure that we had a food option that worked well for our needs, well within our budget, and insured that it arrived on time. The food was absolutely delicious and I look forward to using her services again when the need arises.


Catherine Booth
Owner/Independent Restaurant Marketing Coach at In Your Corner Marketing

Olivia is one of the most outstanding individuals I know. Her ideas and contributions to and for the company have made it a huge success today, and she still drives for greater excellence. Whether you are a client, colleague or friend, she will go the extra mile for you. I have never met a more sincere, harder-working individual. Plain and simple: she is AMAZING.


Amy Jackson
Administrative Assistant at Wells Fargo

Olivia is a very professional and organized individual. She is a team player and will do what is necessary to make each and every event successful. The thing I admire most is her compassion and focus on customer service for her and the staff at Executive Food Service. It is my pleasure to know and work with her.


Kelly Walsh
Medical Device Rep at Teleflex Medical

Olivia contacted me in regards to some last minute event services for a wedding that she was doing. She was very friendly and professional, and provided me with all of the information that I needed in order to assist her. She was great with communication and very prompt with responding to emails or phone calls. She was very friendly and appreciative of what I was able to do for her, and I will definitely be looking forward to the opportunity to work with her again in the future!


Leilani Demankowski
Executive Assistant at HCA

Olivia has been there for me for multiple events, especially the "last minute" ones. She listens to what we need and our expectations are always met. She is very reliable and our customers are satisfied:)