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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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
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. 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. 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
Eden + Scott, The Estate on Second April 1st was a special day at The Estate on Second as we celebrated the wedding of Eden and Scott! This bride and groom have a special love for the artistic downtown Santa Ana district. Leaf Wedding Photography did a wonderful job of highlighting this in their photos all around the city.Jay’s event specialist Casey Golding worked with Eden and Scott to create the perfect menu, from hors d’oeuvres to desserts! While you here, check out their slow motion video by The Slow Motion Booth!
It was a beautiful day on Saturday, September 3 when Maggie Francisco and Derek Augarten said “I do!” at The Estate on Second!
This amazing couple opted for a morning ceremony which meant Maggie and her bridesmaids were up and getting ready at 4:50am! Fortunately for them, Heather and Caitlyn of Dolled Up OC were there to make sure they looked their best! (Of course, the guys wouldn’t start getting ready for several hours!)
The main event, overseen by Table7 Events, boasted a spectacular color palette featuring shades of ivory and cream with sage and blush, which complimented the look of the The Estate perfectly. Lavender's Flowers made sure that the ceremony and the reception were tastefully decorated with a lush selection of greenery and flowers. And with beautiful furniture provided by Sundrop Vintage, the stage was set for a perfectly memorable event.
After a beautiful ceremony, local band Dallas & Doll set the mood for the reception as the wedding party made their Grand Entrance. As the wedding took place a little earlier, the happy couple worked with our own Event Specialist Hannah Stuber to provide a tasty brunch for their guests to enjoy! For hors d’oeuvres, an assortment of muffins, scones and season fresh fruit was served. The brunch buffet provided a variety of options including two salads: a Pear Salad (with romaine and wild field greens as well as pears, dried cranberries, walnuts and stilton cheese served with a pear vinaigrette), and a Caesar Salad (with romaine lettuce tossed in our homemade creamy caesar dressing with herbed croutons and shredded parmesan cheese).
In addition, we brought our famous Martini Mashed Potato bar where guests were invited to choose their favorite toppings including gorgonzola crumbles, fresh bacon crumbles, shredded jack and cheddar cheeses and green onions. Not only that but guests had classic brunch options available such as a Trip Tip Carvery, Blueberry French Toast Casserole, Egg Scrambles, Homestyle Potatoes, Bacon and Italian Brunch Bread. All the while, the Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar was open for business!
After some eating and socializing, Maggie and Derek cut their cake as the band played “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” by the Four Tops. Jay’s provided a lovely two-tiered lemon cake with lemon créme filling an French buttercream icing.
After the sugar-rush, it was on to the dance floor to dance the afternoon away!
We want to wish Maggie and Derek all the best as they begin their new lives together! Special thanks to Jim Kennedy Photographers for providing the amazing photos!
On May 28, 2016 at The Estate on Second, we celebrated a very special wedding day. Nickie and Uriel Loaeza have both been a huge part of the Jay’s Catering family, and we couldn’t be happier for the two of them! Their gorgeous day was put together by Wedding Planner Andrea Gonzalez and Jay’s Event Specialist Emily Anderson.
Nickie and her bridesmaids got ready in our Bridal Suite (which matched the Bride’s theme so brilliantly). Hair and Makeup was done by Beauty and the Beach and Kelsey Ring. The whole wedding party looked gorgeous in their blue and grey hues, making our lovely bride stand out even more in her gorgeous blushing gown. Their white and green floral arrangements and bouquets were all created by French Buckets and their vintage decor was beautifully planned by Sundrop Vintage.
Being one of our amazing Chef’s, Uriel designed a menu for his wedding that his guests would never forget! For hors d’oeuvres, we served Shrimp and Fish Ceviche Tostadita, Mini Sopes with Pork Verde, Esquites street corn and a delicious Taco Station with Mini Pollo Asada and Al Pastor Tacos on fresh corn tortillas.
At dinner, we served Uriel's Ensalada Las Mesas; a frisee and arugula salad with shaved radish, red onion, paprika candied pepitas, sharp cotija cheese and blue agave lime vinaigrette. For the main course we served a dual entrée of Chilean Sea Bass with garlic beurre blanc and a Filet Mignon with chile colorado demi glaze. We paired these with cilantro pasilla rice, onions, pasilla chiles and mini bolillos with savory Mexican compound butter.
The party didn’t stop there! For dessert they had a delicious two-tiered carrot and red velvet Wedding Cake with a cream cheese filling. They also had hibiscus and horchata French Macarons, mini Pan Dulces, mini Mexican Wedding cookies and fresh (fried on-site) Churros, served with vanilla ice cream, raspberry compote, chocolate ganache and Mexican caramel.
While the dancing and celebrations began, VOX DJ’s provided the music and photobooth entertainment. For drinks, we served a Coffee Station with Mexican hot chocolate and Starbucks coffee with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, cinnamon, Kahlua, Bailey’s and Amaretto. The couple also had their own signature drinks, a “Call Me Old Fashioned” with Bulleit bourbon, orange zest simple syrup and bitters, and a “Livin’ la Vida Margarita” which included Casadores tequila, pineapple agave syrup, crushed pineapple, sliced jalapeno, lime juice and Grand Marnier!