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Real people. real design.

real food. Real passion.

JPC Event Group specializes in full-service celebrating! We do more than plan events, we design experiences. We bring your vision to life with effortless elegance and seamless planning, in signature style.

jpc event group
houses three divisions:

Savor
Sustainable Catering Division

garnish
Event Design, Floral, and Décor Division

Venū
Venue and Event Concierge Division

With depth and versatility, we take the stress out of event planning by offering everything from linen and equipment rentals, to innovative venue partnerships, as well as sustainable catering options.

Each division offers its own stand-alone services, and many clients choose to utilize them all together, making JPC Event Group a truly dedicated full-service event partner.

If You Can Dream It
we can do it.
meet the team:
  • CEO / Creative Director
    JODY WIMER
  • President
    RICHARD WIMER
  • Executive Chef de Cuisine
    ROHN SAMBOL
  • Event Planner
    CAITLYN WIMER
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    Executive Sous Chef
    LOGAN BRENNEMAN
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    Event Manager
    JOANNA STRICKLAND
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    Accounting
    CRAIG STRICKLAND
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    Inventory Manager
    ED KLECKNER
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    Administrative
    JOYCE AIELLO
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Looking for employment in a fun, fast-paced environment?

Are you also in the greater Pittsburgh, Grove City or New Castle area? Then consider joining the JPC Event Group staff.

GREEN COMMITMENT
Green Is The New Black

At JPC Event Group, we are committed to bringing our clients the very best we have to offer in every aspect of our business, and that includes our commitment to sustainability.

  • local and
    Sustainable

    As much as possible, we buy locally and utilize organic and locally grown seasonal foods and culinary products from our farm partners. Our commitment to sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint of our company extends to the food purveyors and growers associations that we purchase from. We are also vigilantly watchful of the safe harvest and sustainability of the seafood that we serve.

  • It’s Only
    natural

    Through our catering division, Savor by JPC Event Group, we have built a reputation for great food by using all-natural, old-fashioned cooking methods. From making pastry from scratch to slowly cooking our savory dishes, we make almost all our menu items by hand, using organic, local ingredients rather than frozen or pre-packaged foods. JPC Style is about haute cuisine…not hot boxes.

  • It Was Great
    the first time around

    It’s even better when recycled! All of our cardboard, paper and aluminum is recycled. At party sites and in our kitchen we sort and recycle glass and plastic. We also exclusively use VerTerra – dinnerware from fallen leaves™ that is truly sustainable. Nothing is cut down or harvested, the dinnerware is chemical free and certified compostable, and can be used to provide a modern, chic platform for any dish.

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  • CEO / Creative Director
    JODY WIMER
    Since 1998
    CEO and Creative Director Jody Wimer founded "Jody's Pantry" in 1998 and is the creative mind of JPC Event Group and the Garnish Event Design division of the corporation. Stylish, personalized events with the proper mix of trend and timelessness is the way that Jody Wimer would describe her event design style. Reveling in the logistics of events produced on a large or intimate scale, Wimer believes that event planning is essentially architecture with a twist of theater. With a Bachelor of Arts in English from Westminster College, and an associates degree in Accounting from Slippery Rock University, Jody has the necessary financial skills and the creative ingenuity to make JPC Event Group the award winning success that it is today. With nearly 20 years of event industry experience, and numerous industry awards for excellence and innovation in her field, Jody Wimer has served on the board of the International Caterers Association, and been a member of the International Live Events Association and Wedding Industry Professionals Association. Named by THE DAILY MEAL as one of the "50 People You Should Know When Planning a Party," Wimer has built a strong reputation for excellence in the event industry.
  • President
    RICHARD WIMER
    Since 1998
    Richard Wimer is the driving force of the service paradigms of the JPC Event Group team. With a strong commitment to quality, Richard is also the managing partner of Rustic Acres Farm and oversees the sales force and contract process for the clients retaining the farm for their special events. Starting as a restauranteur, Richard successfully managed and owned the historic Village Inn Restaurant in Harlansburg for 9 years and is well-versed in the service that our clients demand.  He has created a service minded culture within the JPCEG staff that produces excellence for each event. Deeply involved in many animal rescue charities and cancer foundations, Richard enjoys paying forward our blessings.  He oversees the philanthropic activities of the Wimer Holdings Corporation throughout various Pittsburgh outlets.
  • Executive Chef de Cuisine
    ROHN SAMBOL
    Since 2010
    Rohn Sambol has been an integral part of the JPC Event Group success for the past 6 years. Growing up on a farm in the Beaver County area of Pittsburgh, Rohn amassed a love of the land and it's harvest. With an extensive background of culinary education in both classical French and modern cuisines, Rohn holds a trio of degrees from Le Cordon Bleu in pastry, culinary and hotel/restaurant management.  Training throughout Europe and the US, Rohn honed his skills to create a vast knowledge of preparations with a love for Korean and Vietnamese cuisines in particular. Serving in a catering capacity for over 20 years, Rohn brought a love of farm fresh cuisine, and a dedication to the earth with him that meshed well with the established paradigms the Wimer's had already instilled as the focus of JPC's mission. Sambol has worked diligently to create a skilled and exemplary culinary team that JPC Event Group is very proud of.
  • Event Planner
    CAITLYN WIMER
    Since 2013
    Growing up in the event industry, Caitlyn Wimer fell in love with celebrating love. She has successfully been coordinating weddings and assisting with design plans since the age of 15 years old, and today currently serves as the VP of Marketing & Communications for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Live Events Association. With a great eye for graphic design and trends, Caity creates beautiful wedding day papergoods, dreams up gorgeous eventscapes, and ensures that her wedding clients have a stress free and delightful day of memories.
  • Executive Sous Chef
    LOGAN BRENNEMAN
    Since 2015
    Growing up in the agriculture area of Western Pennsylvania, the son of a high school home economics teacher, Logan Brenneman spent a great deal of his youth gardening, canning, baking and cooking the bounty. After working various positions in local restaurants while in high school, Logan set off for Indiana University for a degree in economic geography which spurred his interest in international culture and cuisine.  Next up, a culinary degree from Art Institute of Pittsburgh, after which he has successful perfected his craft in various restaurants, country clubs and establishments that even grew virtually all of what they served on site. Choosing now the event industry, Logan enjoys participating in a team environment focused on creating incredible experiences and happy clients, with a farm-to-table approach.
  • Event Manager
    JOANNA STRICKLAND
    Since 2007
    Working on the JPC Event Group team for over 9 years, Joanna has amassed the skills necessary to ensure a smoothly coordinated event. As a former teacher and day care administrator, her organized approach to timelines and vendor coordination makes her the partner you want behind the scenes orchestrating the particulars of your day. Her calm demeanor and quick thinking have averted many a wedding day crisis over the years.
  • Accounting
    CRAIG STRICKLAND
    Since 2015
    Craig Strickland is into the details where it pertains to the numbers.  He has always been a budget conscious numbers cruncher, which he comes by honestly from his military father. The administrative skills he brings to the table were enhanced by his education-- a Bachelors degree in Parks and Recreation Management, post Bachelorette degree in education, and completed all Masters coursework in education administration. Today, in tandem with working for JPC, Craig juggles a multi-million dollar budget for an Ohio based church as a financial executive assistant.  He ensures it all adds up!
  • Inventory Manager
    ED KLECKNER
    Since 2014
    If you can dream it.... ED can truly build it.  Always covered in "man glitter" {aka sawdust}, Ed maintains our vast JPCEG inventory of china, chairs, furniture and so much more.  He also uses his amazing carpentry skills to custom build many of the accents and decor items you see showcased throughout our eventscapes. Personally overseeing the pull, pack, set and strike of each event, Ed's meticulous attention to detail has made him a valuable member of the JPC team.
  • Administrative
    JOYCE AIELLO
    Since 2007
    Joyce Aiello serves in an administrative role at JPC, often the voice you hear at the other end of the phone call.  Joyce was schooled at Slippery Rock University in Business and Theatre. She comes to us with varied experience in administration, communication and computer sciences. She has owned several businesses in her lifetime and appreciates the team effort it takes as well as the rigors of maintaining good customer relations. She has also worked as a consultant to companies, churches and government agencies to evaluate, diagnose and create workable plans to solve issues of staffing and productivity.