Weddings

Calajo Catering

Canyon Country, CA View map Visit website

About

Calajo Catering is a wedding catering company located in Canyon Country, California. The expert team specializes in Filipinx-inspired cuisine and delights in creating delicious dishes for events of all sizes. Whether you are hosting 20 or 200 guests, owners and chefs Jennifer and Carlo Avancena look forward to bringing your culinary vision to life.

Cuisine

From family-style buffets to dessert displays filled with mouth-watering baked delicacies, Jennifer and Carlo can do it all. Their dishes are inspired by cuisine from the Philippines as well as international influences like America, Mexico, France, and Spain. They collaborate with couples, learning about each individual's theme and tastes, before designing bespoke menus accordingly. Chef Carlo oversees savory options like appetizers and entrées, while professional baker Jennifer produces delectable sweets such as macarons, cheesecakes, pies, and more. The dedicated team at Calajo Catering can provide a range of items and services for your wedding, including:

  • Tastings
  • Delivery, setup, and cleanup
  • Servers
  • Linens
  • Flatware and glassware
  • Cake cutting
  • Buffets and serving stations
  • Formal plated meals
  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$170

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$180

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$90

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$70

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
French
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

Which of the following items can you provide?

Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 100% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Jappssy Married on 05/15/2010
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Everything is GREAT!

    Everything is great! If you are looking for a one stop caterer you should get Calajo Catering. Carlo is a chef and Jennifer is a baker. They are my go to Los Angeles CA caterer, The food is delicious, If you are looking scrumptious of variety foods, sweet baked goodies to custom cake is heaven. They are wonderful, kind and helpful. My family and guests all noted they are great and the foods are delectable. I could not agree more. Jennifer is responsive from start to finish, accommodating to all my request. I will definitely be ordering again for any small or large gatherings!

Pricing

Calajo Catering Price Rates

Team

Jennifer Avanceña
Jennifer Avanceña
Co-owner and Baker

Jennifer has more than 20 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry, food and beverage leadership, catering, and event management. Advancing from operations to hotel management, her hospitality expertise is from work experience in a variety of Los Angeles hotels including Senior Catering Sales Manager at the former Luxe City Center Hotel and opening team member of UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center, to USC’s Radisson Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton, Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens, Hilton Worldwide Hotels, and Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel at Cal Poly Pomona.

Jennifer is a Certified Meeting Professional with The Events Industry Council (EIC). She studied business administration at Pepperdine University and Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management at Johnson and Wales University. Throughout her career, she has continued her education and professional development by completing a variety of courses in sales, leadership and marketing.

Through planning and producing events of all sizes, she is an expert at developing relationships with clients, partners and colleagues. Experienced at anticipating her clients’ needs and expectations, it brings her immense joy to execute a successful event and provide her clients with an experience to remember.

In addition to hospitality, Jennifer’s passions include community and culture. As a Board of Director member with BIBAK Los Angeles and Fil-Am Association of SCV, Inc., Jennifer emphasizes the importance of participating in projects with the purpose of building community and sharing culture for the betterment of humanity especially in BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.

Carlo Avanceña
Carlo Avanceña
Co-owner and Chef

Carlo is an accomplished chef who is skilled in catering, hotel management, cooking, food preparation, and the hospitality industry. Carlo was formally the Executive Sous Chef at Loews Hotels in Santa Monica, California; prior to this position, he was the Kitchen Manager at University of Southern California’s The Lab Gastropub from 2015-2016, the Chef De Cuisine at Specialty Restaurants Corporation from 2012-2015, and the Sous Chef at JW Marriott Beach Hotel & Spa’s Le Merigot Restaurant in 2012. He was also the Sous Chef, Chef De Partie, and Chef De Tournant at Hilton Worldwide and The Boulders Resort.

Carlo is a Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC) through the American Culinary Federation. He was honored with winning the NACUFS in the AFC Culinary Challenge in 2016 and has published several articles in USC’s Daily Trojan. He is a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, where he developed his cooking skills and a strong sense for business. He continues to learn and grow as a chef everyday, and has completed additional courses on employee coaching and development, leadership, and management.

Map

Santa Clarita Canyon Country, CA, 91351
(661) 513-3165

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Calajo Catering frequently asked questions

At Calajo Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Calajo Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

What event services does Calajo Catering offer for weddings?

Calajo Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Calajo Catering provide for weddings?

Calajo Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Calajo Catering?

At Calajo Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Calajo Catering?

At Calajo Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of food and beverage items does Calajo Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Calajo Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Calajo Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Calajo Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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