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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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Celebrate Easter Sunday at Ellie's Table!

Both Ellie's Table locations will be open for business on Easter Sunday, come celebrate with us! Although we will not be featuring a Mimosa Bar or Omelette Bar this year, there will be plenty of freshly baked pastries, savory breakfast items, and adorable Easter Bunny and Easter Egg cookies available. Bring the whole family along! Seating is available on a first come first serve basis.

Ready for Egg Hunts & Bunny Ears? Easter Sunday is Almost Here!

Spring is in full effect and Easter is quickly approaching! Whether you are planning a formal Easter dinner for family, are throwing an Easter picnic for friends + relatives, or just want some spring-themed treats - Jay's Catering has you covered! Check out our full Easter/Spring Menu and place your order ahead of time. Easter Egg & Bunny cookies will also be available for purchase at both Ellie's Table locations beginning Wednesday, April 12th. They are fun for kids and adults alike!4356791011

Egan House Ribbon Cutting

Ellie herself joined us in a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Wednesday, November 16th, to mark the first day of operation at the newest Ellie's Table location - Egan House. We are thrilled to occupy such an iconic building in San Juan Capistrano in her honor, and are even more thrilled to announce that Ellie's Table Egan House is now open!
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03 We are also thrilled to announce our new Executive Chef, Lewis Chan! He loves working with unique flavors and will be adding exciting new items to our menu.
04 A young man named Oliver comes in to Ellie's Table North Beach every Saturday and always asks the manager, Katy, "Where's Ellie today?" He has become Ellie's biggest fan and we were honored to have him involved in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. He got to meet Ellie for the first time and even hand wrote a card for her! Ellie was so excited to meet him she presented him with an Ellie's Table gift basket, including a T-Shirt, Hat, and Tumbler with Ellie's Table logos as well as his own personal gift card so he can buy all of the Chocolate Cronuts he wants!
05 The moment when Ellie and her grandson, Armand, officially cut the ribbon.
06 Jay & Ellie's beautiful family captured in front of the history wall in Egan House, where you can read Ellie's story.
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Ellie’s Table at The Egan House

We’re at the final countdown of the unveiling of our second Ellie’s Table location at The Egan House in San Juan Capistrano set to open Fall, 2016. We can’t wait to share the beauty of this magical home with you, so we’re posting our progress photos!

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A Brief History

The Egan House was built in 1883 and again in 1898 after a fire, by the “King of Capistrano”, Judge Richard Egan. The Victorian/Greek revival style building made of terracotta bricks was originally named Harmony Hall and known to be the center of luxurious dinner parties and lavish social events which were attended by the most influential and famous people of that time. As one of the founding fathers of San Juan Capistrano, Irish-born Judge Egan settled in 1868 and purchased 160 acres of land where he ruled as judge, mayor, railroad director, school board member and just all around leader of the town!

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When we found this location, it was love at first sight! We really couldn’t resist having a second Ellie’s Table at this beautiful historical building. When we began the restoration, we knew that no one else could create a more grand vision than interior designer Becki Owens. She did an amazing job creating a relaxing, cafe feel while highlighting historical features, and bringing out the grandeur of the home that was lost over time. Our exquisite floors were created by Cement Tile Shop, and the lighting by Cedar & Moss and Rejuvenation.

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We cannot wait to open our doors, and we hope you guys will enjoy our new Ellie’s Table as much as our first location in San Clemente!

Mother's Day at Ellie's!

Aren't mom's the best? Why not come and celebrate yours on Mother's Day with Ellie's Table this weekend! Treat the most important woman in your life to endless mimosas and a create-your-own omelet bar! Of course, our standard Ellie's fare including tasty pastries, breakfast burritos, fresh croissants and the best cronuts you've ever tasted will be available as usual! Ellie's will be open from 7am to 2pm and seating is first come, first served. We'll see you on Sunday!

Our 2016 St. Patrick's Day Menu!

Everyone has a wee bit o’ the Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day! Put your finest green tweed on and get into the true spirit this year with our take on traditional Irish feast favorites like Corned Beef and Cabbage or a Palm Sandwich! And don’t forget to finish on a sweet note with our decadent Shamrock Sugar Cookies!
3 Whether you’re just planning on dinner for a few friends or want to throw a full-on parade, we have all of your St. Patty’s Day cuisine needs covered. Conveniently pick your order up from either Jay’s Catering or Ellie’s Table. Sláinte! Download the menu!

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