Jill is a 71 year old retired caterer, University of Michigan graduate, married for fifty one years, mother of three grandmother of nine.

 In 1991, she and her daughter-in-law Trudy, owned and operated Gourmet to Go, Party Planners, Inc., successfully serving the greater Orlando area for 16 years. 

Their catering events included corporate functions, weddings, special events and private parties.   The company catered events for as many as 1300 AT&T employees and their clients list included many of the fortune 500 companies.

They were the caterer of choice for AT&T, United Way, Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals, Central Florida Planning Group, Home Builders Association of Orlando, Barbara Nolen Market Research, as well as many local companies and personal clients. 

Gourmet-To-Go catered important events, such as the opening of the Orlando Cancer Breast Center, now M.D. Anderson, as well as functions for the Orlando Regional Hospital and its Advisory Board.

Their most memorable event was at the Cape Canaveral Planetarium, where four hundred and fifty guests of Astronaut Domm Gorie heard him give a very emotional speech directly to us from the space capsule, just prior to his blast off. There wasn’t a dry eye, as we all wished him God Speed on his mission.

The success of the company was due to their fabulous food, magnificent presentations, wonderful personnel, and their terrific organizational skills. 

During their years of business, Jill taught cooking classes to clients and potential clients.  All of the recipes have either been in her family for years, acquired from living in thirteen different places and traveling the world or were developed in the Gourmet-To-Go kitchen. 

Gourmet to Go, Party Planners, Inc., retired when Trudy and her family relocated to the Denver area.  Jill, a silver life master, teaches bridge to gifted classes 1st through 5th grades, at Bear Lake Elementary School in Altamonte, Florida. Her young students have won Junior National Events and placed 9th overall in Junior North American School bridge tournament. She is also an avid golfer, knitter and reader. Creating new recipes and wowing her family and friends with new and delicious tastes, still remains her passion.

Chef Jill Lundberg