Garces is a Philadelphia-based hospitality group specializing in personal dining experiences rooted in the rich cultural traditions and culinary vision of James Beard Award-winning Latin-American Chef Jose Garces. Taking a heartfelt and creative approach to time-honored recipes and dishes, Garces operates several restaurants throughout the Northeast including Amada, Distrito, Village Whiskey, JG Domestic, Volvér, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda, Amada and Distrito Cantina in the Ocean Resort Casino; and Garces Trading Company, an online marketplace.
Garces Events, a full-service catering and event division, with exclusive venues such as Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Cira Centre and CHUBB Hotel & Conference Center amongst others. The group also offers additional services through the Garces Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community.
In 2018, Garces and Ballard Brands, a New Orleans based hospitality group, entered into a strategic partnership centered around providing inspired hospitality for all guests. The multi-branded group combines award-winning culinary with operational excellence for a remarkable customer experience through our restaurants, events and coffee divisions. Through this partnership, we strive to embrace our culture and passion.
“Our mission at Garces is to make Latin the new standard of hospitality, a universal concept synonymous with more personal, more diverse, and more heartfelt service.”