Who We Are

Culinary is the heart of Good Gracious! Events + Catering (GGE+C) produced by a team passionate about food, memorable moments and sharing it with the world. Established in Los Angeles since 1986 we have provided Award Winning services in all facets: Event Design | Planning, Weddings, Corporate, Gourmet Catering, and Unique Divergent Affairs.

We believe in cultivating within our dynamic family to create the best experiential event for all types of needs. Our ultimate goal is to not just be exclusive but to be the preferred for all your affairs. We listen, we create, we bring your vision to fruition with only the highest standards.

We are the couture of catering and events.

30 Years fresh of experience
in catering and event design

Good Gracious! Events was established over three decades ago and is an award-winning full-service LIFESTYLE food and beverage company that has earned the trust of a diverse set of clients and has a reputation for being a trendsetter in producing unique, quality and fabulous presentations in all aspects of weddings and events.

Community Partnerships to Mobilizing Volunteers

We are proud of our partnership with Project Angel Food who serves over 500,000 meals a year; medically tailored to the needs of men, women and children affected by life-threatening illnesses. Our staff volunteers, once a month, in their kitchen. Learn more about Project Angel Food: angelfood.org

Our partners

MISSION

Our mission is to be a well-respected catering and events company for any type of affair.

We strive to be know for our bold and innovative flavors, creativity, attention to detail, loyalty and family connection.

ABOUT

Cuisine is the heart of Goog Gracious Events and Catering, produced by a team passionate about food and sharing it with the world.

We believe in cultivating expertise within our dynamic family to create the absolute best event for all types of needs.

Our ultimate goal is to make your affair spectacular.
We listen, we create, we bring your vision to fruition – with only the highest standards.

We are the couture of catering and events.

GGE Kitchen Fun

Food. Fun. Love.

Culinary is the heart of Good Gracious! Events produced by a team passionate about food, memorable moments and sharing it with the world.
Established in Los Angeles 3 decades ago we have provided Award Winning services in all facets: Event Design + Planning, Weddings, Corporate, Culinary, and Unique Divergent Gatherings.

We believe in cultivating within our dynamic family to create the best experiential event for all types of needs.
Our ultimate goal is to not just be exclusive but, to be the preferred for all your affairs.

We listen, we create, we bring your vision to fruition with only the highest standards.
We are the couture of culinary and experiential events.

About Pauline

Educated in the prestigious British hotel and restaurant management tradition, Pauline Parry is the renowned and highly sought after founder and president of GOOD GRACIOUS! Events.  Professional event planners, private clients, and corporations – both nationally and internationally – seek out her innovative expertise and imaginative concepts.

Pauline has been inducted into the Catering industry Hall of Fame for Events and Weddings and has published a book called FOOD FUN LOVE Party Styles.

About Joanne

Joanne Purnell is a graduate of the California Culinary Institute and before joining GG! Events worked and traveled in England and Paris to gain working experience.

Joanne has been Chef de Cuisine for nearly 20 years at GG! Events and during this time she has won numerous awards including Chef of the Year. She has been published in magazines on various food topics including presentation, trends and all aspects of cooking and is a contributor for, “Inside the Recipe Box of Catering Chefs”. She is an educator in the catering industry and is regarded as a leader.
Today, Joanne is Vice President at Good Gracious! Events.

Pauline Parry

Dreaming is a form of planning. Without those leaps of imagination, we lose the excitement of all the possibilities.

Joanne Purnell

I’ve never seen one event duplicate another, but that’s what makes it all so fulfilling and special for each client.

Cindy Celis

Details make or break an event. If the event comes across seamless, then I’ve done my job.

Stacy Failing

I love food, love design and love entertaining. If I wasn’t doing this, I honestly don’t know what I’d do.

Christine Johnson

It’s so true that perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add to the mix, but when there is nothing left to take away from it.

Margarita Hernandez

Dennis Quintanilla

Rosina Esquivias

Benjamin Esquivias