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Welcome to Jay's official blog, where you'll find a chronicle of our events, cuisine, and artisan designs. Experience something beyond the mainstream with Jay's Catering. What makes us stand a head above ordinary caterers? Simply: spectacular food, dazzling presentation, and consistent creativity. Our chefs use only the finest ingredients and the freshest produce available to create unique menus for each event. With a flair for the theatrical, you will find traditional favorites like hamburgers and grilled cheese metamorphosed into bite-sized treats served up in inventive new ways. Whether your event is Tuscan themed or an Indian extravaganza, our Chef de Cuisine and his team are masters of every detail and sticklers for taste.

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Sean + Anthony, Hudson Loft

On March 26th of this year, Sean and Anthony said their ‘I do’s’ at Hudson Loft. Their closest family and friends shared this beautiful day with them in Los Angeles! 002003004005006007008 Sean and Anthony planned to hold their wedding in Big Sur, however due to massive flooding they were forced to relocate. They pulled together this beautiful wedding (with a ton of help from Round Town Events) in just 6 weeks!010011012013 Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizes after the ceremony on the rooftop, including our Mini Beef Wellingtons with Béarnaise Sauce and Lemon Parmesan Artichoke Hearts.
The reception followed, where guests feasted on our Grilled Panzanella Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Feta Cheese, Smoky Brioche, & Oregano Vinaigrette, Filet Mignon and Zucchini Lime Chicken.014015016017 For dessert, Sean and Anthony served our All American Dessert Station, plus our Grand Coffee Bar with Fresh Donuts!018019Jenn Emerling did an amazing job capturing every detail of this special day. Congratulations to Sean and Anthony!
Venue: Hudson Loft
Photography: Jenn Emerling
Coordination & Design: Round Town Events
Florist: Christine Cater
Rentals: Circa Rentals
Band: Night Owl
Signage: Signs by Nicole

Lindsay + Darrick, The Estate on Second

Lindsay and Darrick tied the knot in May, and they chose The Estate on Second to hold their celebration! The day was filled with unique touches that reflected the couple’s personalities, like vintage cassette tapes, custom cocktail napkins, and donuts! The bride even filled in for the DJ to spin her own set! 161512107 Lindsay and Darrick picked our Southern Buffet menu. Cocktail hour started with Crab Cakes with Mango Papaya Salsa and a Southern Creamed Corn Dip with Homemade Kettle Chips. For dinner, we served Country Stuffed Chicken, Green Beans with Shallots & Dill, Panko Crusted Asiago, Gorgonzola & Jack Mac & Cheese, and a Southern Chopped Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette. For dessert, assorted Homemade Donuts and our Grand Coffee Bar!981113146532 We were honored to be a part of Lindsay and Darrick’s day, thank you to all the vendors, especially Leo Cabal Photography for sharing the photos with us!
Venue: The Estate on Second
Photography: Leo Cabal Photography
Coordination: Tasteful Tatters
Catering: Jay’s Catering
Florist: Flowers by Marina
Videography: Moveo Studios
Photo Booth: Flipbooth
Specialty Rentals: Oak Tree Wedding Rentals
Makeup & Hair: Blush By M. Marie

Chelsea + Ray, Engaged

It may be fall, but we are still reminiscing about summer engagement parties. This is one of our all-time favorites, Chelsea and Ray’s Palm Springs themed party, right here in Orange County! 15352 The pros at Intertwined Events put together the design, and we brought the food and drinks! The night started with Shrimp Cocktail Shooters, Mini Hawaiian Pizzas, and Greyhounds (vodka + grapefruit) at the bar to keep cool in the summer heat.1411718For the main course, Chelsea and Ray featured our Poke Station. Guests made their own poke bowl with Ahi, Hamachi, and Teriyaki Chicken with a wide variety of toppings! 111213197209 The night wouldn’t be complete without late night Kalua Pork Sliders, and our Grand Coffee Bar with assorted Ice Cream Novelties for dessert!
This vendor team was a dream to work with, and thank you to Kristina Adams Photography for capturing all the details!
Event Planning & Design: Intertwined Events
Photography: Kristina Adams Photography
Florals: Art With Nature
Band/DJ: West Coast Music
Lighting: Honored Occasions
Rentals: Witty Rentals
Linens: ModMix Studio

Travis + Nicole, The Estate on Second

Nicole and Travis said ‘I Do’ on September 16th, and we were lucky enough to be a part of it! Following a gorgeous ceremony at a local church, the bride and groom celebrated with their friends and family at The Estate on Second. 8356109 The evening started with tray passed hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails (Moscow Mules and Mojitos) and our all-time favorite: a Taco Station with Pollo Asado and Al Pastor! The party continued with a plated dinner of Chicken Florentine, Agave Glazed Salmon, and Colorado Prime Beef with Pepper Corn Au Jus. Last but not least, the guests enjoyed our All-American Dessert station featuring mini Rocky Road Cupcakes, S’more Pops, and Mixed Berry Crostatas. And of course, we can’t forget the cake! It was a beautiful two-tier Naked Cake with Raspberry Crème Filling. 122471314 See below for the complete vendor team that made this day possible, and thank you to Priscilla Frey Photography for sharing these photos with us!
Venue: The Estate on Second
Photography: Priscilla Frey Photography
Coordination: Say I Do to Details
Catering: Jay’s Catering
Florist: City Flower LA
DJ: Dj Don Jon Myers
Photo Booth: Pixter Photo Booth Rental
Vintage Rentals: Sundrop Vintage

Taste of Jay's: Hangar 21

On November 2nd, we hosted our first Taste of Jay’s event at Hangar 21. Over 400 brides, grooms, corporate and wedding professionals joined us for a night of great food, creative cocktails, and Helicopter Rides! 0203201114 The night began with tray passed hors d’oeuvres, a beer and wine bar, and a stunning ceremony set-up by Rogue and Fox Floral Co and Sundrop Vintage. 21 224379 The Tarmac was decked out in beautiful furniture by Classic Party Rentals and unique centerpieces by Portobello Junction. Here we showcased some of our favorite food stations including Gourmet Street Tacos, Flatbread Pizza, S’mores, and a special appearance by our favorite food truck, Mess Hall Canteen! 0661218 The second Hangar was home to more of our classic food stations including Poke, Pasta, Sliders, and a Filet Mignon Carving Station. Plus a fantastic Indian food station put on by Chef Shachi of Adya OC! 16841710 We finished off the night with VOX DJs, The Booth & Bus Co., and of course, one of our signature Dessert Stations!2205 Check out the video of our evening here, and contact your Jay’s event specialist for an invite to our next event!

This Taste of Jay’s would not be possible without the team of friends who support and inspire us. Thank you to all our vendors!
Venue: Hangar 21
Catering Bar and Dessert: Jay’s Catering
Indian Cuisine: Adya OC
Food Truck Cuisine: Mess Hall Canteen
Photo + Video: Shot by Billy
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Vintage Rentals: Sundrop Vintage
Florist: Rogue and Fox Floral Co
Succulent Centerpieces: Portobello Junction
DJ: VOX DJs
Photo Booth: The Booth & Bus Co.
Linens: BBJ Linen
Bridal Gowns: Mary Me Bridal

Steven + Jenny, Private Estate

September 9th was a special day for our Jay’s Catering family. We got to celebrate the marriage of one of our own! Steven and Jenny said their vows and celebrated in style at a private home in Yorba Linda. Keep scrolling to see some of the gorgeous details!911131221431710Steven and Jenny selected our All-American Barbeque menu to complement their backyard ranch-style vibe. This included tray passed Mini Beef Wellingtons and Bacon Wrapped Mini Franks, Barbeque Chicken, Smoked Brisket, Cornbread Muffins, and a Macaroni and Cheese Station. 51668For dessert, we served an assortment of French Macarons, Gourmet Brownies, and Fresh Fruit Tarts. Plus, Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!4 Thank you to all of the vendors that worked so hard to make their day special. A special shout-out to Fox & Raccoon Photography for these amazing images!17 Catering, Bar and Rentals: Jay’s Catering
Photography: Fox & Raccoon Photography
Videography: Say I Do Media
Florist: Flowers by Marina
Photo Booth: VOX DJs
Hair and Make Up: Plush Hair Lounge Fullerton

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