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

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

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PUBLIC Events & More!

We are OPEN & planning private events as well as having special events at our venue open to the PUBLIC!

Our Weekly Sunday Brunch Buffet with LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
will be back starting October 17th!

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.

Elle Polite

Marketing/Event Coordinator

Kaylee Ferrell

Event Coordinator

Kaylee has been in the hospitality industry for over 9 years. She has a degree in resort & hospitality management from Florida Gulf Coast University. She has a passion for everything weddings & events! She’s extremely detail oriented and ensures her client’s events  are exactly how they were envisioning them. She’s  a crucial member of our team who will make sure she exceeds each client’s expectations no matter what it takes.

Brenden Gorman - Chief Operating Officer
Brenden Gorman

Chief Operating Officer

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

"Dara and her staff were AMAZING for my cousins wedding last night. Dara went above and beyond and gave us a WONDERFUL reception experience!!! Thank you Dara and staff for making sure all of my cousins wishes came to fruition. Highly recommend this venue and I have been a wedding planner for 16 years."
Melissa Toohey
October 2020
I had a 60th Surprise Birthday party for My wife Lisa and was fortunate to be able to work with Artichoke and Company who came Highly recommend by my neighbor and I was lucky enough to work with Elle on coordinating the complete catering of this special event. Elle promised and delivered -she put me at ease -walked me thru the steps to make this a very memorable event and she delivered. The food was amazing, just amazing the entire staff who helped with the party were courteous – kind- friendly- true professionals. I recommend Artichoke and Company to anyone who wants to make there event special --you will be so happy. Thank you Elle and every person at Artichoke you should be very proud.
Daniel Casper
November 2020