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Magdalena’s Catering & Events is a chef-driven, family-owned Fort Worth catering and events company specializing in upscale cuisine influenced by Mexican, American, and global traditions.
Over the years, Magdalena’s has grown to include a food truck, supper club and event venue, and a staff of more than 30 professionals.
owner & executive chef
Inspired by his grandmother, Magdalena, who taught him how to cook in her kitchen in Monterrey, Mexico, Chef Juan Rodriguez founded Magdalena’s in 2014 alongside his wife Paige.
Born in Chicago, Rodriguez grew up spending summers with Magdalena, learning how to select the best cuts of meat from the butcher’s shop, make tortillas by hand and prepare paella over an open flame. As an adult, Rodriguez followed his passion to Dallas, where he earned his Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute.
He spent the next 15 years working at top restaurants around the country, eventually becoming Executive Chef at Reata. After more than eight years at Reata, Rodriguez decided to launch his own business, providing off-site catering for weddings, corporate events and other private events.
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PRESS & AWARDS
Throughout the years, we’ve had the honor to be recognized as a leader not only within our industry but as proud members of our growing and thriving community.