bringing a fresh approach to every type of event

The Traveling Chef has the experience to ensure your event is a success! Catering in Springfield since 2004, Jenifer Smith enjoys taking fresh seasonal ingredients and creating memorable meals.


The Traveling Chef has the creativity to bring your vision to life and the experience that brings peace of mind allowing you to enjoy your special day.


Chef Jennifer Smith and her team have provided “out-of-the-box” box lunches to pharmaceutical representatives, physicians and their staff for years. The team has vast experience in creating refreshing meal options for all types of business needs.

Private Events

Whether you’re planning a formal fundraising dinner for 100 or an informal luncheon for a few friends, the Traveling Chef can work with you to create a personalized menu to make your event extraordinary.

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Started by Jennifer Smith in 2004

about the traveling chef

Jennifer really enjoys is taking fresh seasonal ingredients and creating memorable meals. Jennifer also surrounds herself with a team of culinary professionals and experienced event managers to ensure your event is a success.

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Everything was fresh and very tasty. People raved about the salmon appetizer! Traveling Chef never disappoints. We had lasagna and salad as our main entree and it was absolutely perfect!

Elizabeth H, Your Content Goes Here

Just had an amazing meal prepared by the Traveling Chef for pharmacy week. Jennifer went above and beyond. All the employees here mentioned “this was the best.” Chicken and Brisket prepared perfectly and the sauces and sides complement not over power! Several delightful deserts!!

Terri H, Terri H

The Traveling Chef is awesome! They have been catering to my job for years, and I have NEVER had something where I said to myself “ehh that was mediocre.” Everything they serve is fantastic! I have never heard a single complaint among my friends or co-workers. If you are needing a great meal catered, look no further. Also, Jennifer is very pleasant to work with.

Franz G, Your Content Goes Here