Owner & Chef

David Hurst

Chef David Hurst has more than 30 years of food service experience in Northeast Florida. In 1995, David started catering and cooking for private clients through his gourmet food store in Atlantic Beach, Florida – The Market at North Shore.

In 2007, he started providing catering and private-client chef services under the name “david a culinary experience.” And 12 years later, he founded Salt and Fire Catering to share his passion for creating unique culinary experiences with the greater Jacksonville area.

He is a lifelong beaches resident who serves his Northeast Florida community with great passion and looks forward to working with you.


Salt and Fire Catering is a full-service catering and special event company based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. We specialize in creating menus completely customized to your vision and needs. We operate with a can-do spirit, pay meticulous attention to detail and deliver unparalleled customer service.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, an intimate dinner, a family celebration, or memorial service, we create a unique and stress-free event for you and your guests. If you’re hosting a corporate function, we have you covered, too. From hand-made sandwiches to five-course dinners for the c-suite, it’s our mission to create an exceptional culinary experience that you and your guests won’t soon forget.

Private Catering

Exquisite Cuisine, Unparalleled Service

Corporate Catering

Professional Catering Services

Special Event Catering

Custom Catering for Every Occasion


“Excellent, great food and just the right touch.”

Rufus Pennington

Jacksonville, Florida - 5 Stars

“Our experiences have always been on a professional level, food and customer requests in the forefront. I have used David’s services many times (including a wedding reception) and have always thought he brought his A game every time. David arrives punctually, fully prepped and organized. David makes on-point recommendations based on discussions with the customer. His food is superior to any restaurant. David really knows how to combine ingredients creating outstanding flavors. He leaves the kitchen or workspace in excellent order and is extremely respectful. I would recommend David to anyone who truly enjoys and knows great food. Your guests will thank you. “

Vera Poske

Jacksonville, Florida - 5 Stars

“Salt and Fire Catering goes above and beyond to make it a successful event. Chef David’s food is exquisite.”

Jackie Vargas

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“Great food big variety friendly staff will use you again and recommend to my friends.”

Graeme Thomson

Jacksonville, Florida - 5 Stars

“David has been very helpful with planning our special event. His suggestions have been very helpful and sound delicious and are reasonably priced. I’m sure the catering will be memorable for all my attendees.”

Georgia Miller

Jacksonville, Florida - 5 stars

“Wonderful in every way! Catered our wedding and everything was exceptional!”

Joy Hal Millen

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