Joan's on Third is located at 8350 West Third Street in Los Angeles. Map Joan's on Third is located at 12059 Ventura Place Studio City, CA 91604. Map
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Meet Our Family

Joan's Family

MEET OUR FAMILY


Partners in culinary adventure, our family travels the world discovering and sourcing the most unique and finest foods, delicacies and products. From tiny trattorias and charcuteries to huge trade fairs, we continually explore and inspire one another’s culinary creativity. We eat everything, everywhere – a lifelong dedication to celebrating food, family and friends together.


Carol McNamara

After attending Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Carol graduated from UCLA, completing her studies with a semester at The American University of Paris, before coming home to Joan’s on Third. Director of Catering and Special Events, Carol’s outstanding people skills, creativity and impeccable attention to detail have contributed significantly to the remarkable growth of Joan's on Third.

From creating menus for weddings and intimate holiday dinners to planning and coordinating large-scale events for corporate and entertainment clients, Carol’s indispensable leadership has solidified Joan’s on Third as the caterer of choice in Los Angeles. Consistently referenced in Top 10 industry lists, and featured regularly in the “Best of” columns of major event and lifestyle publications, she and her team are proud of Joan’s on Third’s premier distinction among the finest caterers in all of Southern California.

Susie Hastings

With a marketing plan for Joan’s on Third in her sights, Susie joined the family venture after graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Business. Susie oversees overall operations of Joan’s on Third, manages marketing and social media and is the resident Joan’s photographer, shooting thousands of food and family photographs in her few spare moments.

Dedicated to delivering an exceptional customer experience, she extends Joan’s love of family and friends through a signature style of service embraced by all at Joan’s on Third. After working together for several years, Susie married Chester Hastings, a talented chef from San Francisco whom Joan and Carol had hired in 1997. Chester worked closely with Joan for more than a decade, developing new recipes and sharing creative ideas with her daily. Susie and Chester now have two children, Henry and Molly, who when they are tall enough to see over a counter-top hope to serve as the next generation, Joan’s on Third.

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