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Jay’s Catering is a family-owned, full-service wedding caterer based in Garden Grove, California. For over 50 years, Jay’s has served countless wedding couples award-winning, handcrafted cuisine with exceptional service at affordable prices. Founded in 1967, Jay’s Catering is one of the largest and most established catering and special event companies in Southern California, partnering with some of California’s most elite, unique and exclusive venues. Their new venue concierge service will help you find the perfect venue for your wedding, whether that be a grand ballroom, romantic garden or lavish estate.

Cuisine
Key services include a comprehensive culinary crew, Jay’s event rentals, full bar services, pickup and delivery, a bakery, event specialists and event design and layout. Jay’s Catering offers elaborate menus using fresh ingredients and made-from-scratch recipes. Their food is a fusion of world cuisines that rival the finest restaurants.

History
Armand Jay Mastroianni (“Jay”) created his catering enterprise from a love of food, family and fun. He started as a milkman and moved on to owning 37 catering trucks that served Greater Orange County. His family of five have spent the last 50 years carrying on his vision of providing fresh, great-tasting food at reasonable prices.

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Frequently asked questions

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

$100

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

$61

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$90

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

$59

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

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Halal
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.7 out of 5 rating
141 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
94% Recommended by couples

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141 Reviews
User1352194 Sent on 09/27/2013
5 out of 5 rating
there food is amazing an they will work with your budget
Rebekah
Rebekah S. Sent on 10/29/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most delicious wedding menu

All of our guests raved about how good the food was at our wedding. Everything was perfect and there was so much food and many side options to please everyone. Our appetizers for cocktail hour were a huge hit as well. 10/10 amazing food.
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Chris F. Sent on 02/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Book Jay's for your Wedding!

We hired Jay's for our wedding at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and they were absolutely amazing. The tricky part of our venue is that there was no kitchen! You would have never known that they had to build their own temporary kitchen on the lawn outside!

You really can't go wrong with any of their food options (short ribs & lime chicken were amazing) - everything was way higher quality than your typical wedding food! Everyone was extremely professional, great communicators, and really want to go the extra mile to to please! It was so much easier to have your apps/dinner, bar, and dessert all order from one place. We ordered our wedding cake from them too and it was so good.

I wanted to have an authentic 1944 Mai Tai as my signature drink - I gave them the recipe and a provided a few extra ingredients and they made it happen!

Their pricing was fair and very transparent, their servers/bartenders were awesome, and everything ran like clockwork for our wedding. Highly recommend!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Fête The Venue Fête The Venue Banquet Halls

What can't we say about Jay's Catering? Amazingly professional staff with a creative menu and innovative presentation that will leave you and your guests wanting more. Whether you're entertaining an intimate group or a large party, Jay's has what it takes to help make your event a success.

Sweet Blossom Designs Sweet Blossom Designs Wedding Florists

Jay's has been a favorite of ours for many years now and is the FIRST place we offer to our clients for all their Catering needs. I am so confident in everything they offer that I used them for my own daughters Wedding. And they operate some of the best Venues in Southern Orange County! Oh and super yummy food displayed beautifully and served professionally.

Creating A Remarkable Event Creating A Remarkable Event Wedding Planners

Jay's Catering by far is one of the best caterers in Southern California! They have outstanding service and their food is simply amazing. I have worked with Jay's many times with my clients and they are always impressed with the impeccable service and quality Jay's Catering provides.

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Jay's Catering Company frequently asked questions

At Jay's Catering Company, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
Jay's Catering Company offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Jay's Catering Company offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Jay's Catering Company, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Jay's Catering Company, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Jay's Catering Company provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Jay's Catering Company offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Jay's Catering Company is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

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