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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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! 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! Photos by: Kate Spencer Photo, Alexandria Monette, Jessica Chole, & Villa Visuals
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!Dana 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. Thank you Brian Leahy Photography for sharing these stunning photos with us!
On June 30th we were lucky enough to be a part of a very special day at The Loft on Pine. Taylor and Brian tied the knot in front of their family and friends, and we can’t wait to share the day with you!Following the ceremony, their guests sipped on Moscow Mules and an Old Fashioneds at cocktail hour before heading upstairs for the reception. Taylor and Brian selected our Classic buffet menu and featured one of our favorites, the Garlic and Herb Roasted Tri Tip Carving station with Argentinian Chimichurri, Charred Three Onion Sauce, and Crunchy Onions. For dessert, Taylor and Brian handpicked their favorite French Macarons, Mini Cupcakes, Fresh Fruit Tarts, and a beautiful two-tiered cake. Check out the great vendor team that made this day possible, and a special thanks to Michelle of Lillywhite Photography for capturing their day perfectly! Venue: The Loft on Pine
Photography: Lillywhite Photography
Videography: Love Is Cinema
Coordination: Green Apple Event Co.
Florist: Shindig Chic
DJ + Lighting: N-Effect Productions
Photo Booth: The Booth and Bus Co
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!
Future doctors Daliya + Matt Cikra tied the knot at The Loft on Pine on July 3, 2016! Their chemistry was truly (and literally!) the center of attention on this beautiful day! The lovebirds had a science themed wedding, from their unique chemistry unity ceremony, to their periodic table seating chart and their tabletop chemical elements and test tubes decor, this couple really knows how to show off their chemical bond!
Most of the decor and flowers were all beautifully crafted by the wedding party themselves, with help from Olivia Reil who was their wedding coordinator on the day. Their hair and makeup was done by Luong Lasting and the Bride’s beautiful gown was by Morilee by Madeline Gardner!
Jay’s Event Specialist Emily Anderson helped the Cikra’s assemble their menu and specialty drinks for the night. After the ceremony, guests were invited to snack on hor d’oeuvres and signature drinks created for the couple. They chose our famous Filet & Wild Mushroom Wellingtons with bearnaise sauce, Crab Cakes with mango papaya salsa, and Chicken Empanadas served with a cilantro cream. The couple’s signature drinks for the night were Moscow Mules and Manhattans. They also had a full premium bar with our awesome mixologists on hand and a coffee station for a little pick me up… that is if the dance floor vibes by VOX DJ’s wasn’t enough!
At dinner we served our Classic Buffet with Chicken Primavera, a chicken breast stuffed with vegetables and parmesan cheese served in a champagne cream sauce. On the side we served a vegetarian Rotolo Bolzano, gourmet mashed potatoes, grilled marinated vegetables, and a Pear & Walnut Salad.
For dessert the newlyweds had the most adorable, simple wedding cake. It was a white cake with vanilla bavarian filling and a french buttercream icing. They also chose a delicious selection of cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. Flavors included white cake with coconut bavarian filling, chocolate cake with vanilla bavarian filling, carrot cake with cream cheese filling and red velvet cake with cream cheese, all iced with our decadent french buttercream icing. (As you can imagine, it was delicious!)
Congratulations to this fun pair of future doctors, Daliya + Matt! We also want to give a special thanks to their photographer Jonathan Yacoub and videographer Mon Villacorta at TWENTYSEVEN Studios! Be sure to play their wedding video below to watch their super sweet moments!