ABOUT OUR BLOG

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.

Can't find what you're looking for? Check out our blog archive...

Baby’s Breath Clouds and Disco Balls at Forme Los Angeles

Pink and white baby’s breath decorated the handrail leading guests into the courtyard at Forme for Anna and Zack’s wedding. The welcome table with guest book and card box was crowed by attendees wanting to write their well wishes to the bride and groom before taking a seat inside. Water and lemonade were available for refreshment as everyone filed into the venue. Inside, clouds of baby’s breath hung next to disco balls from the ceiling. An unplugged ceremony sign ensured guests kept their phones away and cups of petals were at the ready for tossing. Against Forme’s statement wall, two pillars of baby’s breath stood tall where Anna and Zack would soon stand. All was set for the ceremony and everyone was there to witness the love between the bride and groom.

First, Zack made his entrance arm in arm with both his parents. He was followed by the bridesmaids dressed in rust and champagne colored dresses and the groomsmen dressed in a classic palette of black and white. Lastly, Anna walked out on the arm of her father. Both her and Zack were filled with emotion as the locked eyes all the way down the aisle. Zack read his handwritten vows first followed by Anna who couldn’t hold back her tears any longer. Their closes friends and family watched in awe as the bride and groom were pronounced husband and wife and shared a sweet kiss. A flower-filled exit followed the newlyweds into cocktail hour.

Filet & Wild Mushroom Wellingtons and Lemon Parmesan Artichoke Hearts were tray passed while wine and beer was being served from the bar outside. Anna and Zack snuck away for a few pictures together as newlyweds before joining the cocktail hour party just before dinner. A large coral seating chart with keychains attached was unveiled and guests flocked over to find their seats. Once they found their key, they could unhook it from the wall and take it as their thank you gift from the bride and groom.

Back inside Forme, tables were draped in white linens and baby’s breath and roses filled each centerpiece creating a dreamy setting. Anna and Zack made their entrance and slow danced to their favorite song before taking a seat at the head table. Friends and family made toasts and everyone clinked glasses and sipped champagne, then dinner was served. Pear & Walnut Salad, Zucchini Lime Chicken, Penne Alla Checca, Red Roasted Potatoes, and Green Beans were selected by the bride and groom with help from our Event Specialist, Brittany. The chocolate cake was cut after dinner to finish on a sweet note and a dessert station with Old Fashioned Cookies, Gourmet Rice Krispies Bars, and Chocolate Ganache Brownies was a free for all for those with a sweet tooth. After indulging in some sugar, everyone danced the night away under the sparkling disco balls.


Venue: Forme Los Angeles // Catering: Jay’s Catering // Photography: Foolishly Rushing In // Planning: Alison Rose Events // Florist: Fox and Flora Designs // Rentals: Circa Rentals and Party Pleasers // Seating Chart Display: Preferred Projects // DJ: VOX DJs

Fall Color Palette Wedding

With help from her mother, Jezz buttoned up the back of her wedding gown inside the bridal suite at the Casino San Clemente. Her dress was a boho style covered in lace with matching shoes and earrings. Each of her bridesmaids wore different styles of deep red dresses that matched their bouquets of rust, maroon, and peach flowers. Once they were all ready, the girls made their way to the Rock Garden to meet the groom and groomsmen for photos before guests arrived. Angel suited up in a white blazer to stand out from his groomsmen who were dressed in black and wore dark red bow ties. Their boutonnieres matched the girl’s bouquets and fall-inspired wedding decor that had just been set up for the special day.

Guests arrived and signed Jezz and Angel’s vinyl that sat in a record player as the guest book, then took a seat outside for the ceremony. Arrangements of greenery and fall-colored flowers sat stop the candle-decorated mantle and lined the aisle. Soft music cued up and everyone stood as Jezz and her father made their entrance. The bride and groom read handwritten vows and tried their best to not shed a tear. Rings were exchanged and the couple was pronounced husband and wife before sharing a kiss in front of friends and family. Everyone cheered as the newlyweds joyfully exited the ceremony and made their way into cocktail hour.

A mariachi band played lively music as guests snacked on Chicken Jalapeno Empanadas with avocado crema, Chips, Salsa and Guacamole, and Polotè with creamy chipotle sauce. Cocktail tables were full and a boho-inspired lounge comfortably fit additional guests who wanted to get off their feet for a bit. The bride and groom snuck away for a few photos together as husband and wife, then joined the party for a few drinks before dinner. A black and white seating chart decorated in fresh florals led guests inside to their assigned tables.

Inside, vines decorated the ceiling and tall table arrangements added pops of color to the space. Golden accents on the table tied in with the sweetheart table backdrop and candlesticks added a feeling of romance to the already romantic room. The bride and groom made their grand entrance into their first dance and guests watched on with heart eyes. Toasts were made before dinner that had everyone laughing and raising a glass. Next, each table was excused to fill their plates with Mexican Caesar Salad, Tequila Lime Chicken, Slow Roasted Carnitas, Pasilla Rice, and Sweet Corn Cake. The bride and groom selected our Latin Menu with the help of our Event Specialist, Patti. The food was so delicious that many guests went back for seconds. After dinner, Jezz and Angel did their bouquet and garter toss before cutting into a 3-tiered cake. Chocolate cake with cappuccino creme filling, white cake with strawberry creme filling, and carrot cake with cream cheese filling made up their decadent wedding cake that was shared with guests. Even more sweets were unveiled at the Latin Dessert Station including Tres Leches Cakes, Mini Caramel Custard Flan, Coconut Macarons, Dulce de Leche Chocolate Tarts and Mexican Wedding Cookies. On a sugar high, everyone made their way to the dance floor. The bride and groom were at the center of all the dancing with family and friends surrounding them in celebration. If dancing was not really your style, a cigar bar was posted up just outside for anyone to enjoy, and if you worked up an appetite on the dance floor, a late night snack of Carne Asada Tacos was available! Full on food and fun, the evening ended with a send off of the newlyweds that was full of cheering and well wishes.


Venue: Casino San Clemente // Catering: Jay’s Catering // Photographer: Abbi Cooley // Florist: Bloom Theory // Planning: Events by the Cea // Candles & Accessories: The Joy Haven // Rentals: Sundrop Vintage & Baker Party // Signage: Calylgraphy // DJ: EZ Magic Events // Photo Booth: P.S. Photobooth

Backyard Anniversary Dinner

Bundles of coral, pink, brown, ivory and mustard flowers hung overhead in the backyard of Matt and Meagan’s home for their anniversary dinner. White wishbone chairs were perfectly aligned on either side of the long wooden table and terracotta vases housed even more vibrant floral arrangements. Light pink candlesticks matched pink linen napkins that were wrapped around stone chargers with custom menus placed on top. Gold flatware and modern glassware completed the tablescape. Inside, Matt and Meagan posed for family portraits with their cat and dog before their guests arrived.

Meagan and Matt greeted everyone as they made their way into the backyard ensuring each guest grabbed a cocktail and an hors d’oeuvre. Hawaiian Mule and Paloma signature cocktails were Meagan and Matt’s drink of choice and available at the bar along with beer, wine, and other cocktail classics. A pink acrylic sign accented by mustard and coral-colored flowers listed all the available beverages for guests to easily see on the bar and acrylic drink markers with little fringe details topped each glass. Our Famous Tortilla Chips & Salsa Station was set up with guacamole and queso fundido while tray passed Crab Cakes with mango papaya salsa, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Empanadas with avocado crema, and Mini Al Pastor Tacos made their rounds before dinner. Once all guests had arrived, everyone took a seat at the family-style table.

Matt made a toast and thanked everyone for coming, then the salad course kicked off the plated dinner. Ensalada Las Mesas made of frisee, baby arugula, baby radish, red onion, paprika candied pepitas, sharp cotija cheese, and grape tomatoes with a blue agave lime dressing was enjoyed as light conversation made its way across the table. Next up was the entree course of Tequila Lime Chicken, Espresso Crusted Filet Mignon, Black Beans, and Pasilla Rice. Silence fell over everyone as they became too occupied with finishing their entrees to speak a word - a real sign of a great meal! Lastly, Claudia’s Tres Leches Cake topped with fresh strawberries and cajeta caramel sauce arrived to each guest beautifully plated. The custom anniversary menu was selected by Matt and Meagan with help from our Venue and Catering Manager, Rachel. The evening ended on a sweet note with not only the delicious cake, but a final toast made by the couple.

Catering & Bar: Jay’s Catering // Planning: All You Need Is Love Events // Photography: Sanaz Photography // Florist: Inessa Nichols Design // Rentals: Collective Rentals

Big Fake Wedding Bridal Show Inspiration: Spark Joy

If Marie Kondo had a 2021 wedding, this would be it. In every aspect in life, this bride asks, “does it spark joy?” Her wedding day is no exception. Staying true to the KonMari Method, clean lines and simple color palettes inspire you while still keeping sentimental details. Celebrate the art of minimalism in your designs while infusing other Japanese art forms like ikebana flower arranging and sumi painting. For the minimalist, modern bride, join us at The Big Fake Wedding hosted at Forme Los Angeles and meet wedding vendors who can help bring your special day to life!

View inspiration for the event below and purchase tickets HERE.

Dancing Debut at The Estate on Second

Jenica arrived at The Estate on Second in a blush gown decorated in rose gold sequins for her birthday debut. Family joined her in The Attic for individual and group photos before meeting the rest of the court outside. Everyone in the debutante’s court wore either a light pink dress or black suit with light pink bow tie to match the celebratory theme. Laughs and cheering could be heard all around the venue as the group posed in front of the camera before heading inside The Estate on Second.

Guests arrived through The Veranda and into The Crystal Ballroom where tables were decorated in white flowers and crystal beads. Gold rimmed plates and matching gold flatware sat atop white table linens and light pink napkins completed each tablescape. Filet & Wild Mushroom Wellingtons, Fig, Goat Cheese & Mascarpone Tarts and a Charcuterie Tray entertained guests as they waited for Jenica. A warm welcome of the cotillion court began with a choreographed dance in front of family and friends with a few words from the birthday girl, then dinner was served. With help from our Event Specialist Brittany, Jenica was able to select delicious options from our Classic Menu: Pear & Walnut Salad, Chicken Marsala, Tri-Tip Carvery, Penne Alla Checca, Mashed Potatoes, and Fresh Vegetable Medley. Dancing and a candle presentation followed dinner where each of Jenica’s friends shared past memories in front of all the guests. Jenica surprised everyone with an outfit change and another choreographed dance that ended by urging everyone to join her on the dance floor. For those who didn’t want to show off their moves, a photo booth with fun props was the go-to spot. After all the presentations, toasts, and performances, Jenica surprised her hungry guests with a late night snack Mac and Cheese Station with an assortment of toppings like bacon, sausage, crunchy onions, flamin hot cheetos and more. She also cut her 3-tiered chocolate, vanilla and red velvet birthday cake and served it to those with a sweet tooth.  After eating their fill and dancing the night away, guests said their good byes and headed home still energized from all the festivities.

Venue: The Estate on Second // Catering: Jay’s Catering // Photography: Shuttered Light Photography

Older Posts...

Newer Posts...