Let’s hear some creative hors d’oeuvres ideas, Jay’s Catering!
Getting creative during cocktail hour is our favorite; it’s when guests are the most hungry! We like having a mix of tray passed and stationery items, that all fit well together. For example, tray passed black bean and sweet potato empanadas with avocado crema, paired with our nacho station including homemade tortilla chips, assorted fresh salsas, and our famous queso fundido with chorizo!
How far in advance does a couple usually have their tasting?
We offer a unique tasting experience for our clients called the Taste of Jay’s. As opposed to a sit down tasting at our headquarters, we invite brides and grooms to join us at our exclusive venues for a tasting experience unlike any other. Lighting, music, lounge furniture, florals, and of course, stunning food stations, come together to create a perfect environment for tasting. Since we host these events multiple times a year, we find that our couples taste right at the beginning of their planning process, and often come back a couple months before the wedding to make their final selections! For custom menus, we do offer private tastings that typically take place about six months to a year before the wedding.
If you recommend signature drinks, what are your favorite ideas?
We do recommend signature drinks and offer a long list of options to choose from! However, our favorite alternative is our craft cocktail bar. With this special add-on, guests muddle their own drink, using fresh fruit, syrups, and aromatics. Then our bartenders top it off with the liquor of their choice!
How far in advance should a couple book you for their wedding?
We are lucky enough to have the capability to service as many as ten weddings on one given day. Because of this, we often find ourselves booking couples as close as a month to their wedding date! Of course, we recommend booking at least six months out to give our brides and grooms time to attend the Taste of Jay’s, make menu selections, meet with our in-house designer, and simply enjoy the process!
What kind of menu is most exciting to you?
For us, the most exciting menus are the ones that challenge us to create something new. We just put the finishing touches on a vegan family style menu that we are very excited about!
Do you have a favorite dish to serve?
It’s hard to choose a favorite when we have so many! Right now, we love our melt bar. The brie, blackberry, bacon and jalapeño melt is our favorite.
What is your favorite part about being part of a couple’s wedding day?
We love seeing them through the process. Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and being able to help our couples not only plan a successful wedding, but enjoy the process as well, makes it all worth it!
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