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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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Our Newest Exclusive Venue, Hangar 21

Jay's Catering is proud to announce our newest exclusive venue, HANGAR 21. Hangar 21 is one of Southern California’s most unique wedding and event spaces. With a large open floor space, accommodations for up to 1200, and versatile indoor and outdoor entertaining options - our hangar provides the ultimate blank canvas designed to let you create the wedding or event you’ve always dreamed of. Impress your guests with a grand entrance in a helicopter - and even a RIDE of their own! 2 Many great amenities are included in our VENUE PRICING: tables and ghost chairs, a beautiful mid century modern bridal suite, on-site parking, professional security and of course a helicopter grand entrance! If you are interested in booking a tour or attending our upcoming Taste of Jay's at Hangar 21 please fill out the form on our new WEBSITE. Eat, Drink, Take Flight!3 45678 Photos by: Kate Spencer Photo, Alexandria Monette, Jessica Chole, & Villa Visuals

Craig + Sheerin, The Casino San Clemente

Sheerin and Craig’s love story has taken them all over the world, and on May 28th they celebrated in style right here in Southern California! They chose the historic Casino San Clemente to host their special day.1234 Wardrobe changes, bagpipes, and Persian traditions kept the guests entertained for the evening.16567 Sheerin and Craig hand-picked each item of their menu, and featured some of our favorites including Saffron Tomato & Roasted Peach Confit Bruschetta, Fig, Goat Cheese & Mascarpone Tarts with Pomegranate Sauce, and Corsica Pasta with Feta Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, & Artichoke Hearts. 1011121314 Emma Hopp Photography captured their day perfectly, and all the vendors below helped make this celebration even more special. Congratulations to Sheerin and Craig!

Venue: Casino San Clemente
Photography: Emma Hopp Photography
Coordination: K.Sage Events
Florist: Floral Fete
Vintage Rentals: Sundrop Vintage
Videography: Luma House Wedding Films
DJ: Dashing Events
Cake: Sugar Blossom Bake Shop
Linen: BBJ Linen
Hair: Design Visage
Makeup: Lindsey Jones Makeup

2017 Holiday Menu

It’s officially Fall! Which means exciting things are happening here at Jay’s. We’re excited to announce our 2017 Holiday Menus have arrived and are here to make your season a little bit brighter!

The holidays are times to share with friends and family! Our Holiday Menus are an easy solution to the worries of this busy season. Our menu options are always made from scratch, giving your event that homemade feel with quality, gourmet taste.

Whether you’re hosting 2017 Thanksgiving Meal, a small holiday brunch, a themed dessert & drinks soirée, or a feast for many, Jay’s is able to provide delicious cuisine. With Jay's, you can focus on what’s most important to you, while we do what we do best. Let the party planning and festivities begin!002 Our holiday season schedule is filling up fast, so make sure to place your order as soon as possible! Below is a list of dates that are filling up fast for this 2017 Holiday Season - get your order in early to secure your date!

MOST POPULAR DATES, MAY BE FIRST TO CLOSE:
December 8th
December 9th
December 13th
December 14th
December 15th
December 16th003

Hot off the Press - Ellie’s Panini Style Sandwiches

In addition to the items in our case at Ellie’s Table Egan House, we also have a special menu of items that come made-to-order from our kitchen. We are excited to announce some new items being added to our From The Kitchen menu exclusively at Ellie's Table Egan House! 8Introducing our new Panini-style sandwiches! We will be offering a new breakfast sandwich, and two new lunch sandwiches at our Egan House Location starting September 22nd. Be the first to try our Ellie’s Table Breakfast Sandwich with Egg, Bacon, & Cheddar Cheese on fresh Ciabatta.3 The Cubano Sandwich with Carnitas, Ham, Pickles, Swiss Cheese and Mustard on a French roll.45 Or the Meatball Palm Sandwich, a delicious twist on our signature Palm sandwich featuring our homemade Italian Meatballs, Marinara Sauce, Buffalo Mozzarella and Fresh Basil on our famous cheese roll. 6 Add fresh Avocado or Crispy Bacon to any of your selections from our From the Kitchen menu for only $2.00 each.
Come in next week and be the first to try them all!

Dana + Jason, Serra Plaza

June 24th will go down as one of our favorite days at Serra Plaza. We had the pleasure of catering Dana and Jason’s wedding, here is a look at some of the details!623175Dana and Jason worked with our team to create an Asian-inspired menu, from the hors d’oeuvres to the entrée! The menu included Vietnamese Style Chicken Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce, an Asian Kale Salad with Mango & Honey Vinaigrette, Bulgogi Style Boneless Beef Short Ribs, and Honey & Ginger Glazed Salmon. 93919928Thank you Brian Leahy Photography for sharing these stunning photos with us!

Venue: Serra Plaza
Photography: Brian Leahy Photography
Coordination: Simply Sweet Weddings & Events
Florist: Three Petals
DJ + Photo Booth: VOX DJs
Lighting: Illuminated Events
Hair + Make Up: Vanity Belle

Chambre Menu Coming Soon!

We are excited to share some of the items from our new Chambre Menu! These items are designed to be served at room temperature, which is exactly what we’ve been craving with this warm summer weather. It is a mix of some of our Jay’s favorites, with fresh new items that are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Beautiful photos by: Shot by Billy
23Charcuterie Tray with Honeycomb, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Olives, and a selection of our favorite cheeses.4Lemon and Thyme Glazed Chicken Breast on a bed of Zuchinni Noodles.567Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad, Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad, Broccoli Bacon Salad, and Grape Tomato & Cremini Mushroom Truffle Bruschetta.89Smoked Atlantic Salmon with Tomato Bruschetta and Fig Balsamic Glaze.10111213Chipotle Grilled Flat Iron with Avocado, Roasted Corn and Lime Relish.

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