About Great Thyme Catering

Memories. That’s what we focus on. Creating a meal so enjoyable that your guests will remember and talk about it for years to come. After 20 years in the catering business, Chef Clint still has guests from weddings that he catered decades ago comment on the quality of the food. Of course, great food comes with great service. Our crew has been in the catering and banquet business for many years, working hard to create special memories for clients across the country.

The first step to creating a memorable catered event, whether it’s a wedding reception, open house, birthday party, company celebration or holiday gathering is to work with our clients and discover the style of food they love. The ingredients and dishes that bring back great memories for them. We add our own twist to it, respect our food ecosystem by using the best and freshest ingredients we can find, then serve it with a touch of humanity. Our experience lets us take care of all the little details so that you don’t have a thing to worry about. After all, you’re supposed to be enjoying the party!

Since we specialize in full service catering, our company is set up to service you and your guests at any venue you choose. We’ve impressed many guests with our restaurant quality service and food in remote locations far from electricity, running water or even flat ground. Our goal is to help to create an environment for you and your guests that will leave you wanting for nothing.

Clint Jolly – Executive Chef

Chef Clint Jolly grew up in his family’s butcher shop where he began preparing dishes for customers at the young age of 13. He is a Food Network Chopped: Restaurant Impossible Challenge champion, a finalist in the Farm to Table Chef’s Taste Challenge in New Orleans and has been named one of the best chefs in the U.S. by Best Chefs America. Chef excels at adding a special twist to the foods that his clients love. His goal with Great Thyme is to use the best and freshest ingredients possible and then serve them with a touch of humanity.

Zak Zander – Executive Sous Chef

Sous Chef Zak Zander has nearly 10 years of experience in the culinary industry. In high school he competed in the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s regional and national cooking competitions via the ProStart Culinary Program. He has experience in various types of restaurants, from country clubs and banquet halls, to fine dining establishments and farm to table restaurants. Chef Zak’s favorite part of cooking is exposing people to new tastes and ideas, his biggest passion being Asian flavors and cuisines.

MJ Buckley – Designer of Ceremonies

MJ Buckley is an event consultant who creates memorable occasions for Great Thyme Catering clients. Her previous experience includes a vast variety of positions in the food and beverage industry. MJ has booked many events ranging from small intimate affairs, to large corporate events and upscale formal weddings. “I like getting to know my clients well enough to create a magical moment in time that they will remember for years to come,” said MJ. She previously had worked with Chef Clint in 2007 and joined the team at Great Thyme in 2016.