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Brandon Harris

Director of Food & Beverage

Brandon grew up in Yorba Linda, CA and received his B.S. in Business Management from Cal State San Marcos. Brandon’s family had used Jay’s as their caterer of choice in the past, so he knew about the company long before he joined our team. He has over 10 years of experience in the catering industry and has worn many hats within it; Brandon has worked as a Server, a Bartender, an Event Captain, an Event Specialist, and is now Director of Food & Beverage for Jay’s. One of Brandon's strongest talents rests in his diverse industry experience. He can skillfully and knowledgeably advise his clients in every aspect of their events because he has worked in several different tiers of the industry.

With Brandon’s catering focused background and firsthand experience with the needs and wants of clients, he has been successfully transforming our food and beverage offerings. His knowledge on how certain menus work better for different environments, times of day, and locations allow him to change our menus to be more client focused. Living in Southern California provides Brandon the opportunity to look to his environment for fresh ideas. In such a culturally diverse landscape, the fusion of different flavors and ingredients inspire him to take flavor profiles from different cuisines and rework them in a new and sometimes more approachable way. With clients wanting a large variety of offerings displayed beautifully, Brandon foresees the industry moving away from your traditional, standard buffet and 4 item menus. He is aware that guests are also more interested in where their food is coming from, so the industry is adapting by labeling origins in food descriptions and having vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options included in every meal.

Little Known Facts:
Taught English in Taiwan for 2 years
Loves camping!
Is an excellent cook

A Few of His Favorite Things:
Food: Asian fusion/Sushi
Music: Indie-Alt
Experience: Traveling abroad

Testimonials:

I just wanted to commend Jay’s for having BY FAR the most excellent staff I have ever encountered when it comes to a catering company. Brandon, was exceptional in responding to any of my last minute emails, requests, or questions. I owe him and Claudio for turning around a great event in such a short amount of time. The rest of the staff that night was wonderful. They were all professional and friendly and again I could not have asked for anything more for the event.

HEIDI SWIFT | OPTUM, IRVINE

Our Open House was more than a success! We have received “raving reviews” about the food, the service and the overall event itself. I even had one of our guests send me an email to say it was one of his more memorable business events... Brandon was a pleasure to work with and clearly knows what needs to be done to save us time and effort.

KATHY QUINTANA | HUB INTERNATIONAL

Oh my goodness! Jay’s catering service was the best we have ever had. The food and staff were absolutely amazing. I am a very hard person to please and Brandon absolutely impressed me beyond expectations. Thanks so much for a job well done!

LAURA HIBBARD | WAXIE SANITARY SUPPLY

I am a Wedding Planner and just had the pleasure of working with Jay's Catering for my clients big day on Saturday, October 25th 2014. From the moment I met Brandon (the Event Specialist) he was so helpful and professional, I knew planning this wedding would be a breeze. He was quick to make any changes I needed, and was always willing to jump on a phone call to finalize any details. What a great experience it was working with him.


SAMANTHA HALL | WEDDING PLANNER

I wanted to thank Brandon for all his patience while working with me, planning for our special day. The tables fit perfectly, the cake was beautiful and once again, the food was delicious! Everything was amazing and he people who help were all just wonderful. Looking forward to working with Jay’s again next month for Jack’s affair.

SHARON & JACK THACKER