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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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!
Angele and Jeffrey Black had a blast on their wedding day at The Estate on Second on July 16, 2016! The couple wanted to keep it entertaining and lively with a dash of romance. Their wedding coordinator, Annika Romo, helped them achieve this. From the dazzling floral arrangements to the fun games throughout the night, the Black’s made sure to have the time of their lives!
The beautiful bride Angele started her day getting ready with her bridesmaids in the Bridal Suite. The groom and his groomsmen got ready upstairs in The Attic. Lanterns, candles and gorgeous florals draped the runway. The ceremony was held in the grand Crystal Ballroom in front of all of their loving family and friends.
After the ceremony, guests were invited into The Attic for hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Our Event Specialist, Casey Golding, helped the bride and groom choose their menu for the night as well as their set up at The Estate. For small bites, we served Gloria’s Caramelized Bacon Wrapped Mini Franks and Buffalo Chicken Wings with a Bleu Cheese Dip! (Yes… that tastes as amazing as it sounds!)
For dinner the newlyweds chose our all time favorite, the All-American Station which includes Smoked Beef Brisket and St. Louis Pork Ribs! On the side, we served a light Mint Fruit Salad and Creamed Corn. But, that’s not all! The guests also got to DIY their Panko Crusted Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese with a wide array of delicious toppings like Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sliced Mushrooms, Italian Sausage, Crunchy Onions and Sundried Tomatoes.
At our All American Dessert Station we served up a collection of S’more Pops, Fresh Fruit Crostatas, Old Fashioned Cookies, Rice Krispy Treat Pops and Mini Rocky Road Cupcakes.
Here we are at The Estate on Second for another Taste of Jay’s Event where we invite all of our future brides, grooms, event coordinators and more to taste the different flavors that Jay’s has to offer for your event!
This Taste of Jay’s was special because we teamed up with the fresh Indian taste-makers of ADYA, located at the Packing District in Anaheim, CA. We’re excited to be able to offer this new choice as part of our catering menu to bring more diverse and enticing food options!
Chef Shachi Mehra, the creative mind behind ADYA, wants to serve you fresh and flavorful Indian street food. Her contemporary spin on classics like Tandoori Chicken and her Bombay Style Sliders are just some of the interesting, delicious dishes you can choose from!
At Taste of Jay’s, Chef Mehra brought her Tangy Semolina Shells, Crab Bhel Puri, and her most delicious Pav Bhaji and Keema Pav Bombay Sliders.
As for the rest of the food options that evening, we had our most popular stations on display: Tuscan Bruschetta, Chicken, Mashed Potato & Mac and Cheese Bar, Pasta, Flatbread, Carvery, Poke, Tacos, Sliders, Hors d’oeuvres and of course a Dessert and Craft Cocktail Bar! At our dessert station we had everyone’s favorite... our prized Kouign Amann, a buttery light pastry with a crème brûlée filling that is glazed to perfection!
We want to give a special thanks to our vendor partners who brought this event together with their beautiful contributions. French Buckets Florist created a marvelous space with their gorgeous flower decorations. Sundrop Vintage provided their elegant vintage furniture and VOX DJ’s kept the music going all night long to entertain our guests!