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Elegant Events Catering Inc

San Jose , CA

LOCATION

1077 The Alameda
San Jose, CA US 95126 (map)
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ABOUT US

Elegant Events Catering was founded nearly thirty years ago. A trio of ladies dedicated to provide quality-catered meals to the private and business sectors created the company. These... Read more
Elegant Events Catering was founded nearly thirty years ago. A trio of ladies dedicated to provide quality-catered meals to the private and business sectors created the company. These women built a small but steady stream of loyal customers.
After nearly nine years in their business partnership, they decided to sell the business and part ways. They sold the business to Robert Basuino. Bob and his father Frank did most of the cooking for Elegant Events, retaining the small family style operation that the ladies had created. Bob and his staff were quite adept in creating beautiful weddings and private engagements while continuing service to the corporate world. Constant high stress finally convinced Bob to sell the business.

In the summer of 1994, Jacques Hayes, owner of La Bonne Vie Fine Catering and fairly fresh out of culinary school, took his visions of grandeur and purchased the company from Mr. Basuino. Elegant Events existed in a 2900 square foot building in an industrial section of Campbell, California. It consisted of a freestanding kitchen with two offices and storage rooms. The sale came with minimal equipment and one delivery van. Over the next four years, Chef Hayes and his staff took Elegant Events to new heights creating a top of the line fine catering company with a strong local reputation, and increased the sales by more than four times over.

During the summer of 1998, the trustees of the San Jose Elks Lodge approached Chef Hayes. They were looking for a caterer to take over the lease of their 12,000 square foot grand ballroom and 3,000 square foot kitchen. They had selected twenty of the South Bay's most respected catering companies to interview. They went to several of their catered events and countless tastings. In the end, they selected Elegant Events as their top choice.

After long negotiations, Elegant Events Catering Inc. had moved into its new home at the San Jose Elks Willow Glen address where they had conducted business for five years.

In February of 2004, Chef Hayes decided it was time to move away from this aging facility and build his own brand new kitchen. The corporation took lease on a vacant building on The Alameda in San Jose and began construction of Elegant Events new home. During this construction phase, they rented a temporary kitchen in the warehouse district of South East San Jose. The new kitchen was completed in December of 2004. Staff has never been happier and they have been operating in their new, state of the art facility ever since. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
4000

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
This catering company provided THE BEST FOOD! Our vision was presented in a classy, yet semi-casual way, which we were looking for. We had "social stations" where people could go and get some food and return to a different station for a different type. People are still raving about the food. We had Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders that were to DIE FOR! We also had a mashed potato bar, (they seriously have the best mashed potatoes in the world). The tables were perfect and everything looked and tasted exactly as we wanted. The owner, Jack is AMAZING! He helps create the perfect day with great ideas (like fried macaroni balls and fried chicken and waffles!)
This catering company provided THE BEST FOOD! Our vision was presented in a classy, yet semi-casual way, which we were Read more...
This catering company provided THE BEST FOOD! Our vision was presented in a classy, yet semi-casual way, which we were looking for. We had "social stations" where people could go and get some food and return to a different station for a different type. People are still raving about the food. We had Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders that were to DIE FOR! We also had a mashed potato bar, (they seriously have the best mashed potatoes in the world). The tables were perfect and everything looked and tasted exactly as we wanted. The owner, Jack is AMAZING! He helps create the perfect day with great ideas (like fried macaroni balls and fried chicken and waffles!) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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bride2be07
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
From the beginning of the planning for my wedding, I worked with Sheila at Elegant Events. Sheila had a lot of knowledge and experience, and really made my fiance and myself feel comfortable. Sheila did a great job of helping me ensure a perfect menu for all of my guests. That day was a little stressful because it was the only day that poured rain in September, and we had planned an outdoor wedding!The staff was great working with my wedding coordinator the day of the wedding to change the location of the tables and chairs, appetizers, bar, and buffet area. Not only was the staff very helpful, but the food was FABULOUSLY delicious!
From the beginning of the planning for my wedding, I worked with Sheila at Elegant Events. Sheila had a lot of knowledge Read more...
From the beginning of the planning for my wedding, I worked with Sheila at Elegant Events. Sheila had a lot of knowledge and experience, and really made my fiance and myself feel comfortable. Sheila did a great job of helping me ensure a perfect menu for all of my guests. That day was a little stressful because it was the only day that poured rain in September, and we had planned an outdoor wedding!The staff was great working with my wedding coordinator the day of the wedding to change the location of the tables and chairs, appetizers, bar, and buffet area. Not only was the staff very helpful, but the food was FABULOUSLY delicious! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Julia
Wedding:
11/17/2006
5.0/5.0
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beautiful and fresh, resolve complaints well.
beautiful and fresh, resolve complaints well. Read less
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