Are you interested in joining Pure Joy? 


We are always looking for more Hospitality Heroes to work our beautiful off-premise events.

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Founding Executive Chef, Owner

Lynette La Mere, the PJC Executive Chef, Owner, and Relentless Culinary Explorer with over forty years of experience in the culinary arts, specifically as an off-premise catering specialist, has done thousands of events. Lynette started this business as a single mom with custody of two very fine young boys. She has contagious passion and energy, and after many years of 20-hour days, she's proud to tell you that her company of people & her sons continues to thrive.

Our Core Team

Senior Event Planner

Patrick Ward is a lovable delight! His contagious enthusiasm for events is legendary. He's a master of taking someone's vision and helping them create a truly memorable experience. After thousands of special events he has the experience to really help make dreams come to life. He genuinely cares about the clients and what they want. As our Senior Event Planner, he'll provide you with top notch advice and seamless service.


Executive Chef

 Joe has the Pure Joy attitude and enthusiasm 100%, he's a genuinely joyful team player and an insanely skilled Chef and Leader. After much searching, I have decided to step back and let someone else drive the train. I have been looking for a replacement for myself for years, but haven't found the right person to pass the baton to, until now. Joe is a catch! He has spent more than 20 years at the helm of some of the most exciting & highly ranked resorts in our country & I'm very fortunate he's ready to leave the corporate world and head off into the magical private catering business. He was at the Rosewood Miramar for years, The Ojai Valley Inn, and several Four Seasons properties before coming to us.

Sales and Event Planner/ Event Supervisor

Annie is a true Joy Maker through and through, a lifer, she's been at this since her first job and I suspect her last one too, it is in her bones. Her work ethics and incredible intellect are among our greatest assets. Annie Rose has got an uncanny ability to read the room, and understand exactly what people want & need - not always the same things - and help them achieve their vision. She naturally masters the Pure Joy specialty of listening. It is such a pleasure, and a real honor, to work with such a fresh, contemporary professional, and very likable lady.


Production Manager

Liz is such a lovable genius. She's the wizard behind the curtain who takes care of the myriad of details entailed in executing Pure Joy's large complex off-premise special events. Unlike most catering companies, we go through every detail with a fine tooth comb, from the proposal stage to the final plans and that's where Liz shines. After years of event planning and sales, she was so good at making sure everything was perfect, we put her in charge of Pure Perfection and that really is her magical power.

Production & Design

Dane is one of those employees who puts his heart and soul into the entirety of his work. If he says he's going to do something, you know you can have complete and utter trust in him. He comes through for the rest of his team when needed and he can lead the pack unlike any other. This season, I would say Dane wins MVP! He packs the vans, drives them to and from the events, tends the bar, works as waitstaff, supervises events and jumps in wherever he's needed. He's a fantastic person with a stellar attitude and we're so lucky to have him be a part of the Pure Joy team.