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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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Jay's Catering Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Thank you for being a loyal customer of Jay’s Catering! Since my mother and father started our business over 50 years ago we have had the privilege of catering many lifetime celebrations. As we kick off our 50-year celebration I would like to say thank you on behalf of my family and all our Jay’s Catering employees.

We look forward to continuing into our third generation with my son, Armand Jay Barragan (AJ).  AJ, a visionary like his grandfather, looks forward to continuing the growth of Jay’s while maintaining the highest level of service & catering. We thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives through catering and look forward to serving you again.

Jay’s Catering started with our now famous Cold Buffet, comprised of our signature cheese roll palm sandwiches, served with potato salad, ambrosia and a relish tray. In celebration of our 50th Anniversary I’m excited to introduce our new “24 Hour Menu” featuring Jay’s Cold Buffet & palm sandwiches.

Here’s to another 50 years!

Linda Mastroianni Loaeza, CEO

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!

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.

For 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!

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 EventsPhotography: Kristina Adams PhotographyFlorals: Art With NatureBand/DJ: West Coast MusicLighting: Honored OccasionsRentals: Witty RentalsLinens: ModMix Studio

Sunday Funday at Hangar 21

We couldn’t think of a better way to meet and celebrate our new couples than a Sunday Funday with helicopter rides, mimosas, and a few of our favorite vendors. As the Booth and Bus Co always says, “But first, photos…”

The live tunes of Two Towns Entertainment set the tone for this cocktail-style affair. Sweet Salvage Vintage lounge areas invited guests to mix and mingle inside and on the tarmac.

Kelsey Sage of K.Sage Events brought this event to life with such an original theme and design. Every detail was carefully planned, and curated- and it did not go unnoticed.

Bridal Gowns & Jewelry| Lovely Bride / Bridal Headpieces | MJF Bridal / Calligraphy & Paper Goods | Pirouette Paper / Catering | Jay’s Catering / DJ/Emcee | Jack Farmer / Event Coordinator & Design | K.Sage Events / Florals & Draping | Rogue and Fox Floral / Hair & make-up | Flawless Faces Inc. / Linen Rentals | Wildflower Linen / Live Music | Two Towns Entertainment / Luxury Restrooms | Show Biz Restrooms / Photobooth | Pixster Photobooth / Photobooth Bus | The Booth & Bus Co. / Photography | Ashley Paige Photo / Table-Top Rentals | Classic Party Rentals / Venue | Hangar 21 Venue / Videography | Press Films / Vintage Furniture Rentals | Sweet Salvage Vintage Rentals

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!

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!

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.

For dessert, Sean and Anthony served our All American Dessert Station, plus our Grand Coffee Bar with Fresh Donuts!

Jenn 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! 

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!

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

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