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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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Kim + Tim, The Estate on Second

Welcome to Kim and Tim’s bright spring wedding at The Estate on Second! The Frost’s created a fun yet classic wedding day with the help of our own Event Specialist Hannah Stuber and wedding planners Ripe Designs.

Kim looked stunning on her wedding day. Her bridal party got ready in The Estate’s dazzling bridal suite with their makeup and hair done by Dolled up by LU-LU. We served the bridal party some pre-wedding snacks including Turkey Focaccia Sandwiches, Grapes and Mini Layered Basil Tortes with Crackers.

The ceremony was held in the gorgeous Crystal Ballroom. Magnolia Floral Design created aisles lined with cascading greenery and candles, as well as a romantic floral arch.

Guests were invited up into The Attic to enjoy music by Taps and hor d'oeuvres. Small bites included the delicious and popular Filet & Wild Mushroom Wellingtons with Bearnaise Sauce and Chicken Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce.

For dinner the newlyweds chose our Classic Buffet of Chicken Breast stuffed with Zucchini and Lime Bread Stuffing with Lime Chardonnay Sauce. On the side, guests enjoyed a Pear and Walnut Salad, Creamy Pesto Tortellini, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans with Bacon, Shallots and Dill. For sweets we created a 3 tiered Chocolate and Vanilla Bavarian Filling Wedding Cake. Delicious!

The rest of the night’s entertainment was provided by Vox DJ’s who got everyone out on the dance floor! Signature drinks served as requested by the happy couple included, “The Rusty Gold” with whiskey, coke and lime and “The Ripe and Ready” which included vodka, ginger beer and lime.

Congratulations to the the Frost’s, and special thanks to their wedding photographer Kristina Adams Photography for the gorgeous shots from their day!

Paige + Josh, The Estate on Second

The Hofherr’s Wedding at The Estate on Second was a beautiful, asymmetrical masterpiece. The bride, Paige, is a huge fan of asymmetry and wanted to incorporate it into the fine details of her wedding day, which the wonderful K. Sage Events helped coordinate and design to make her dream a reality!

Starting with the details, Paige and Josh created their own wooden signs that were used throughout the venue. Floral Fete created the most charming cascading pageant-style bouquet and the Bride mixed triangular menu cards with her tabletop design to play against the circular plates.

After the vows and the speeches, our team jumped into action and served the hors d’oeuvres. Our Event Specialist Hannah Stuber helped the happy couple plan the catering and venue, and they started with small plates of Crab Cakes, Chicken Spring Rolls and a Bruschetta bar with all of our delicious fixings. Then we enjoyed the newlyweds very first dance together; one of the bride’s favorite moments from the day as it ended in laughter and cheers after a spinning move resulted in the bride’s hair becoming attached to her new husband’s cuff links!

At dinner we served a delightful Mango Papaya Chicken with Stir Fry Veggies, Spicy Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and a Wild Cherry Salad with Fresh Baked Rolls and butter on the side.

Our favorite part of their night, and a nice personal touch to their wedding day, was the cake cutting. Next to the cake the sweet couple had photos of their parents and grandparents cutting their own wedding cakes. Paige and Josh really wanted to incorporate family to show a legacy of love on their love-filled day. For their wedding cake, we created a 3-tiered Marble Cake with a decadent Chocolate Bavarian Filling and a French Buttercream Icing.

Emma Lynn Cinema captured a beautiful love story wedding between the couple in this gorgeous video you must watch!

Cheers to the Hofherr’s for their beauty in the unbalanced, and special thanks to Mallory Dawn Photography for capturing it all!

Jackie + Zach, The Casino

Travel enthusiasts Jackie and Zach Hallstrom tied the knot on June 4, 2016 at The Casino in San Clemente, California! All in the Detail Design coordinated a beautiful wanderlust wedding theme full of maps, globes, travel and adventure. Being next to the beach, these adventurers had a light and airy atmosphere complemented by the groomsmen and bridesmaids wearing grey and turquoise. Studio C Florals prepared lovely and light blushing flowers to complete this perfect celebration.

After the ceremony, guests were invited to cocktail hour where we catered small bites and signature drinks like Moscow Mules and Margaritas. For the hor d'oeuvres, we served mini Filet & Wild Mushroom Wellingtons with Bearnaise Sauce, Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms, and Brie with crackers and crostinis.

After cocktails and the couple’s first dance, guests were shown to their seats by these adorable postcard place cards. The couple chose our popular Chicken Veronique to serve during their feast. It’s a lightly sauteed chicken breast served in a creamy champagne sauce with red and green grapes. To accompany the entree we prepared Au Gratin Potatoes, a Vegetable Medley, Penne a la Checca, Rice and a Mixed Green salad served with freshly baked rolls.

Jay’s also baked up a beautiful wedding cake made of two cake layers— red velvet with cream cheese filling and chocolate with vanilla bavarian filling and covered in a heavenly french buttercream icing. The newly weds also chose to have a cupcake station for their guests to enjoy, which included chocolate, carrot, red velvet and white raspberry cupcakes.

After dinner, guests got to get their photo booth picture souvenir, provided by SoCal Shutterbooth, and dance the night away to California DJ’s fantastic musical entertainment. At the end of the night, family and friends wished Jackie and Zach bon voyage onto their new expedition in life together.

Many congratulations to Jackie and Zach and thanks for an awesome wedding day we can’t forget! We hope you are #happilyeverhallstrom! Special thanks to our event specialist Brittany Klein, Katherine Rose Photography for capturing all of their special moments, Crown Five LightingBritney Guedea for hair and Rebecka Ward for makeup!

Hangar 21 South Opening Late 2018

Jay’s Catering Co. x Hangar 21 Venues are excited to announce our newest project: Hangar 21 SOUTH

Construction is currently underway to bring you what Orange County has been missing. Here’s the inspiration for our new space:

THE HANGAR

Hangar 21 South is 8,000 square feet of vintage industrial with 20 foot ceilings, exposed brick, iron beams, and massive floor-to-ceiling rolling doors that bathe the hangar in natural light.

An additional 4,000 square foot outdoor terrace features a modern fireplace, surrounded by lush greenery, and the perfect lighting for entertaining under the stars.

DETAILS

Take a Step Inside: 8,000 square feet will bring you two-stories of amenities including 5,000 square feet on the ground floor for seating up to 250, as well as a beautifully curated bridal suite, state-of-the-art AV equipment, pilot’s lounge, conference rooms, and a second story mezzanine overlooking the hangar.

A Breath of Fresh Air: With three walls and no ceiling, the 4,000 square foot terrace will be embraced by living green walls, mature trees, and vintage industrial elements. The blazing fireplace will provide a focal point for ceremonies, and bring warmth and comfort all year around.

But Wait, There’s More: Beyond our indoor and outdoor entertaining options offering views of the Fullerton Airport from any place in the venue, Hangar 21 South’s private tarmac expands OVER 50,000 square feet which can accommodate endless hosting options and capacity.

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Jay’s Catering X Hangar 21: People celebrate their lives around the table, and it’s no wonder how Jay’s Catering has been bringing people to the table for over 50 years. We’re excited to partner to bring together a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to creating Orange County’s premier location to Eat, Drink, and Take Flight.

Hangar 21 FBO: Centrally located to both Orange and Los Angeles Counties, the Fullerton Airport is the ideal location for general aviation commuters. Hangar 21 South will also function as a fixed based operator to include pilot and passenger amenities and services to make the most of traveling experience, including a luxury pilot’s lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi, flight planning, concierge services for hotels, attractions, and rentals car bookings, and so much more.

Opening late 2018.

Nicole + Travis, The Estate on Second

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 PhotographyCoordination: Say I Do to DetailsCatering: Jay’s CateringFlorist: City Flower LADJ: Dj Don Jon MyersPhoto Booth: Pixter Photo Booth RentalVintage Rentals: Sundrop Vintage

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