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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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Place Your Holiday Order Before It's Too Late!

With October in full swing, some of our favorite holidays are right around the corner. This time means so many things in our book: intentional time with friends and family, cold weather, festive traditions, and of course, preparing excellent food that our clients will remember for the months to come. 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 2016 Holiday Season - get your order in early to secure your date!

CLOSED DATES:
- December 3
- December 10
- December 12
- December 13
- December 14
- December 15
- December 16
- December 17
- December 18
- December 24

2 This season is a busy one. So we want to help you make the most of these special months. As a family-owned caterer, we happen to be experts on a few key things: food and traditions. Our passion is in the kitchen; with every turkey we roast and every pastry we bake, we put our heart and soul into our work. Let us do the cooking, so you can host the best holiday party with tasty eats and enjoy this season without unnecessary stress. 3 If you’re looking to host a holiday gathering, big or small, we have a versatile Holiday Menu dedicated to holiday fare. With our delectable sweet and savory options, your event is sure to be the talk of the town. From Applewood Smoked Ham and Winter Kale Salad to Pumpkin Pie Cake and a Hot Chocolate Station, we’ve got festive bites & libations covered and we can’t wait to be a part of your next get-together. Our schedule is filling up fast, so make sure to place your order as soon as possible!5
Place your upcoming orders before more dates close! We look forward to celebrating with you and your family during this fun and crazy season.

Summer Fare Catering

It’s summer time! And that means backyard BBQ’s, family gatherings, vacations, and parties! We want to make sure you have a good time. So sit back, relax, mingle, and let us handle what we’re best at... the food!!!

Check out our new Summer Fare Catering Menu, designed to give you and your guests the best and most delicious summer party ever.

Feast on our Smoked Hickory Beef Brisket and Kalua Roasted Pulled Pork. Marinated and slow cooked to perfection, our BBQ sliders are perfect for your summertime feast. We also include delicious sides like the classic baked beans, potato salad, and fresh baked rolls to enjoy your meal with.

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And, of course, don’t forget about the desserts! Finish off your BBQ with our popular Strawberry Tarts, Rocky Road Cupcakes or everyone’s favorite, the All American Dessert Station!

Homemade BBQ done the right way… Take your party to the next level and order today!

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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!

Holiday Orders: Get Your Festive Fare Before It's Too Late!

With November in full swing, some of our favorite holidays are right around the corner. This time means so many things in our book: intentional time with friends and family, cold weather, festive traditions, and of course, preparing excellent food that our clients will remember for the months to come. 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 we will no longer be taking orders for this 2015 Holiday Season and those that are soon to be full:

CLOSED DATES:
- December 8
- December 9
- December 10
- December 11
- December 12
- December 13
- December 14
- December 15
- December 16
- December 17
- December 18
- December 19

2 This season is a busy one. So we want to help you make the most of these special months. As a family-owned caterer, we happen to be experts on a few key things: food and traditions. Our passion is in the kitchen; with every turkey we roast and every pastry we bake, we put our heart and soul into our work. Let us do the cooking, so you can host the best holiday party with tasty eats and enjoy this season without unnecessary stress. 3 If you’re looking to host a holiday gathering, big or small, we have a versatile Holiday Menu dedicated to holiday fare. With our delectable sweet and savory options, your event is sure to be the talk of the town. From Applewood Smoked Ham and Winter Kale Salad to Pumpkin Pie Cake and a Hot Chocolate Station, we’ve got festive bites & libations covered and we can’t wait to be a part of your next get-together. Our schedule is filling up fast, so make sure to place your order as soon as possible!4 5
Place your upcoming orders before more dates close! We look forward to celebrating with you and your family during this fun and crazy season.

It's That Time Again: Holiday Menus Are Here!

Despite the sunny weather, October has arrived! And even though it’s still blazing hot out here in Southern California, we still love the promise of fall and can’t wait to celebrate this festive season with all of you. So naturally, we thought it was about time we announced that our Holiday Menus are here!4 At Jay’s, we know this time looks a little different for everyone. Some gather with extended family for every major event, and others enjoy these special days with friends in a more low-kew setting. We want to help you make the most of this season, and do what we can to ensure that your get togethers are ones to remember. 38There’s no greater feeling than partaking in holiday traditions with the ones you love. Forget spending days prepping for that one meal. Let us do the cooking, so you can be present and enjoy the people who matter most. Plus, we think our tasty food will be a hit among your guests. Everything on our menu is made in-house from scratch, with the best possible ingredients. From our kitchen to yours, we want all of your Jay’s prepared dishes to taste homemade and simply delicious. 710 This year, we’ve created a menu that includes many Jay’s & Ellie’s Table staples as well as some fun, new additions. From Jay’s Famous Brunch Breads and Garlic & Herb Roasted Tri-Tip to our Lavish Thanksgiving Feast, we have fitting items for any and every spirited occasion. Of course, we can’t begin to think about holiday parties without dreaming of sweets and drinks. Our scrumptious dessert options include our signature pastry Crème Brûlée Kouign Amann, Pumpkin Pie Cake, Cream Filled Ginger Snap and more. And don’t forget about our Cider and Hot Chocolate Stations to keep you warm when the weather gets a bit chillier. 26

Here’s to the beginning of a wonderful season full of soirees, treats, and the warmest of memories!

Spice Up Your Next Event: Our Indian Menu is Here!

At Jay’s, we’re always excited to experiment and try our hand at new flavors in the kitchen. We love creating menus that are inspired by spirited cultures around the globe. Recently, we decided to tackle our Indian Menu. Though we’ve had some Indian options in the past, we really wanted to amp up our selection to highlight our favorite dishes.

With so many rich flavors and spices, Indian cuisine is a blast to cook and, of course, to eat. In our menu, we’ve included very traditional items, like Chicken Tikka Masala, Spiced Basmati Rice, Vegetable Samosa, and Naan, while mixing in our unique Jay’s spin as well.

If you’re looking to have authentic, yet contemporary Indian Cuisine at your next event, we’ve got you covered. To prove how delicious the menu really is, we captured some tasty shots of a few key dishes that will have your mouth watering. Enjoy!

Chicken Tikka Masa 3 Tender pieces of boneless chicken simmered in a traditional spiced creamy tomato sauce

Samosa 45 Handmade pastry crust filled with potato, peas and traditional seasonings

Tandoori Chicken 67 Yogurt and curry marinated whole bone-in chicken, flame grilled and served with BBQ vine ripe plum tomatoes.

Saag Paneer 89 Cremini, white and shitake mushrooms simmered with peas, onions, tomatoes and green chile in a classical curry.

Navratna Korma 13 A delectable assortment of vegetables and fruits in an intense gravy burgeoning with cashew paste and cream.

Biryani Rice 1112 Baked casserole of cauliflower, green beans, carrots, potatoes and Basmati rice with golden raisins and slivered almonds.

Naan Bread 14 Jay’s proudly prepares all of our breads from scratch in our bakery.

Raita 15 Yogurt based side dish made with vegetables.

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