About A La Carte Our humble history

Since Being Established in 1992, A La Carte is a Proven Well Established Catering and Event Planning Company. As with everything we do, A La Carte Aims for Quality with Perfection in Every Event. Executive Chef Jennifer has been cooking for 25 years, preparing the Delicious Boutique Lunch Items in the Quaint Seaside Cottage and the Quality Catering Items for a social cocktail event, dinner party and other style functions.

Jennifer Lobrano Event Coordinator
Chef / Owner

Jennifer is a true multi-Tasker, designing and coordinating  events, preparing all food, meeting with clients and customers in the shop to give them the very best there is to offer in all directions.

Jennifer has always loved being adventurous. In her past life before starting A La Carte, Jennifer Traveled Extensively with Show Horses (Hunters and Jumpers) in her earlier years, and traveled throughout Europe and the United States being able to take in many beautiful areas, scenery and cultural sites. Her Formal Schooling was in the Interior Design Field at Mount Vernon College in Washington D.C., American College of Interior Design in Luzern Switzerland, and the New York School of Interior Design in New York City.

Following the years of Working in the Interior Design Field, it becomes clear where the imaginative mind of Jennifer’s Presentation of the Food Trays, Gorgeous Table Settings and the complete Coordinating of an Event Comes From.

After 25 years of great research and studying of the food industry she has accomplished learning the world of being a great Caterer and Event Planner. The Love of Cooking now comes naturally, and having the ability of Fine Taste and that Touch of Design Makes Her Story Complete being able to Give Her Clients the Finest and Most Delicious Tasting Designed Menus and Beautiful Settings for any Event.

Jennifer's Needle Nook Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvases from Top
Designers Throughout the Country

Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvases
Elizabeth Turner Collection – J. Child Design – Needle Crossing – Point of It All – Susan Roberts Design – Silver Needle – Hoffman Distributers- Kate Dickerson Design – Kirk & Bradley – Jean Smith Design – Cooper Oaks Design – Voila! Needlepoint – Yarn Tree – Norden Crafts – Painted Pony Design – Wichelt – Wellesley Needlepoint- CBK Collections- Alice Peterson Design – Shelly Tribby Design – Fleur de Paris – Anne Cram Design – Zecca – Melissa Shirley Design – Robyn’s Nest Design – Julia’s Needlework – Barbara Russell Design – Danji – Maggie & Co -Jean Smith – and Many More Designers

Cross Stitch Charts
Little House Needle Works – Lizzie Kate – JBW Design – Norden Craft – Hoffman Distributor – Yarn Tree, Etc…

Yarns We Carry
Paternayan Persian Wool – Brown Sheep Wool Yarn – Silk & Ivory – DMC #5 & #3

All Needlepoint Canvas are 20% Less than Retail Prices


Jennifer’s Needle Nook / Jewelry Box with Needlepoint Canvas with Silk and Ivory Yarns. Self Finish Project

We also have an in house finisher to make, pillows, ornaments, stockings, Brick doorstops and more…