Artichoke & Company est. 1996
Full Service Custom Catering & Event Planning

Private Events | Weddings | Planning | Custom Menus | Staffing | Rentals | & More!

Event Inquiry

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Contact us today to book a private cooking demo with our head chef for your community or group of friends!

Give us a call or email today for more info on private & public events!
(239) 263-6979

FGCU Eagles – Official Caterer Partner
We are now the Official Caterer Partner of the FGCU Eagles

About us

Artichoke and Company has proudly been serving South Florida for over twenty five years. From a sophisticated intimate dinner party with close friends to prestigious galas, we can do it all. Artichoke and Company’s goal is to surpass our clients’ expectations. 

Our experience in the catering industry is second to none. With hundreds of thousands of events catered and some of the finest chefs in the industry, our staff has the resources to create a truly memorable event for all the right reasons.



As you will notice, we do not have any set pricing. We prefer to work with you to customize your ideal menu and maximize your budget.

Our goal is to make your event a night you will cherish forever.

For 2 people or 2,000, Artichoke is committed to making your special occasion exactly that… special.

Hors D'oeurves

Chicken | Beef Tenderloin | Pork | Ham & Bacon | Sushi | Shrimp Cocktails | Vegetarian | Vegan | Gluten Free | Turkey | Lamb | Duck & More

Buffet Stations

Salad | Pasta | Tempura | Tapas | Ethnic | Raw Bar | Sushi | Grill | Carving | Ceviche | Sandwiches & Handhelds | Mashed Potato Bar & More


Wedding Cakes | Chocolate covered Strawberries | Strawberry Short Cake Lolly Pops |  Fresh Baked Cookies & More

Brian Gorman - Owner, Executive Chef
Brian Gorman

Owner, Executive Chef

Brian has gained much of his culinary expertise in New York at one of the country’s highest rated restaurants, Bouley. Food has been Brian’s passion since a very young age. Brian has traveled and cooked in many different countries all around the world and has worked with chefs such as David Bouley, Joel Robuchon, Mario Batali, and Bobby Flay.

Dara Gorman - Owner, Senior Wedding Planner
Dara Gorman

Owner, Senior Wedding Planner 

Dara has built an outstanding reputation with our clients and Southwest Florida! Dara is an essential part of our team handling many tasks from public relations to making sure you and your event are taken care of. Dara will surely go above and beyond to surpass your expectations and make your dream day come to life.

Richard LeBeau - Head Chef
Richard LeBeau

Head Chef

Richard has been the Chef of Artichoke and Company for close to 15 years. Richard’s background in the culinary industry is full of depth. From the Ritz Carlton to Naples Grande, Richard has the culinary knowledge of a Master Chef. Richard’s dedication and passion for quality makes him a great asset to Artichoke and Company and your event.

Riley Gorman

Wedding and Event Coordinator

Kristin Van Olst

Marketing Coordinator

Hana Hardesty

Wedding and Event Coordinator

Andrea Weidemeyer

Office Manager

Brenden Gorman - Chief Operating Officer
Brenden Gorman

Chief Operating Officer

Anthony Biagetti


Justin Blackshear


Chef Justin has been in the industry for over 25 years. He was involved in the opening of several FGCU restaurants & establishments. He has cooked for Bill Clinton & George Bush at the Duquesne Club in Downtown Pittsburgh. He makes desserts that are to die for and we are very thankful to have him be a part of the Artichoke team.

Client Reviews

“We had our wedding and reception at Artichoke & Company. We could not have been happier! The food was excellent, the venue was exactly what we wanted and Elle and her team thought of every detail.”

Kristen Perez August 2021

We just got married at Shangri-La Springs and used Artichoke & Co. for catering, decor, and planning/coordination. I can’t thank Dara and her team enough for bringing my perfect wedding vision to life. She was always available when I had a question or wanted to meet and made everything so easy. If there was something I wanted, she made it happen. Her attention to detail and wonderful team made the planning process stress free. We have not stopped receiving compliments about how beautiful our day was and how awesome the food was. While I got ready with my bridesmaids and the moms, Dara set up lunch and mimosas for us. We also had a great brunch the day after our wedding at Artichoke & Co. It was a nice place to catch up with guests before they left and the food and entertainment were fantastic. I highly highly recommend Dara and her team if you’re planning a wedding or other event."
Rachael S.
October 16th 2021 Shangri La Springs
"We hired Artichoke & Company for a 75th birthday party. They were fabulous! Arrived right on time, set up the tables and bar and worked hard all night long. The food was wonderful and the service impeccable. I have used them before and will continue to use them in the future. Several of the guests commented on their professionalism. I highly recommend this company for your next event!"
Michelle Langlas
November 2021