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Wedding Venues Demystified!

Posted on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

After the excitement of becoming engaged settles down and the plans begin to form, it's important that brides and grooms determine what kind of wedding they desire and where the ceremony and reception should be held. There are endless choices, from reception centers to points of interest around New York and New Jersey that can offer a unique, enjoyable experience for both the happy couple and their guests. With so many choices, it might be hard to choose, but we’re here to help.  We’ve broken down and demystified the wedding venue selection process. Whatever your plans (or lack of plans!), we would like to provide some information and tips to help you choose the right venue for your wedding ceremony and reception.

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Topics: wedding venues in nj, reception center in nj, wedding catering in nj, Brooklyn Wedding Venues, planning a wedding, wedding venues in ny

Christmas Family Traditions Old and New

Posted on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 01:20 PM

Many families have different traditions for the Christmas Holiday.  There are some that have been passed down from generation to generation and other families that enjoy creating new traditions as children are born and the family grows. Christmas family traditions old and new are a great way to celebrate with those you love. Of course, our favorite traditions are all about the food and how the celebrations are focused on the menu! We would like to share with you some traditional foods and menus that are served during the Christmas holiday, just in case you need some inspiration for your menu.

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Topics: catering for holidays, Christmas Dinners, christmas dinner catered, catering in monmouth county, breakfast with santa, christmas traditions old and new

Best. Thanksgiving. Ever! Plan Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

With many families planning their Thanksgiving holiday now, we thought it would be fun to provide some of our favorite planning tips and techniques so that you can enjoy a hassle free, delicious dinner with your family and friends this holiday season.

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Topics: holiday party caterer, thanksgiving menu, planning thanksgiving dinner, holiday catering, Thanksgiving Dinner Menu, Jacques Catering Holiday Catering Menu, thanksgiving catering

5 Steps to the Best Holiday Party Planning Ever!

Posted on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 01:53 PM


The countdown to the holidays has officially begun. And with just over five weeks until Thanksgiving, time is running out to get your holiday party planning underway. But don’t panic yet, because we have put together this great party planning checklist and tips to make your entertaining the best it’s ever been.  

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Topics: catering for holidays, holiday catering, thanksgiving catering, christmas dinner catered, Planning holiday dinner

Catering for Corporate Holiday Events Made Simple

Posted on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 @ 02:47 PM

It’s that time of year when many companies plan their corporate holiday events.  From Oktoberfest fun and Thanksgiving Dinners for lunch to holiday cocktail parties there are many different ways your company can celebrate this holiday season with employees, clients and colleagues.  Here are some of our corporate customer’s favorite ways to bring in the holidays.

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Topics: corporate holiday catering, catered corporate event, corporate catering Oktoberfest, corporate event planning, corporate catering

The Holiday Season is Approaching – Quick, Call Your Caterer!

Posted on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

If you’re not ready to face the fact that the holiday season is approaching, we totally understand!  The holiday season can be a hectic time of year for everyone. The minute our Halloween candy is gone and the ghosts and goblins are put away for the season it seems like Thanksgiving comes full steam ahead. There are many things that need to be done between now and New Years, but its important that you take some time and plan for a much needed break in between all of the shopping, working, cooking and preparations that need to happen to enjoy the holidays. We would like to make a few suggestions on how to carve out some "me" time this season.

First, instead of planning your Thanksgiving Day menu, shopping for all the ingredients and spending days preparing and cooking, give yourself a break this year and order your Thanksgiving Day meal. Our holiday menu features an array of homemade style main course selections like turkey and ham, as well as all the side dishes to compliment them. We can prepare whole turkeys and deliver them right to your doorstep Thanksgiving morning, or you can pick up your dinner at our catering facility with plenty of time to greet your guests fully relaxed and ready to enjoy your dinner.

Get into the holiday spirit and take a break at the same time!  Join Jacques Reception Center for brunch with Santa. That's right, the big guy is coming to town right in our Middletown reception center. Bring the kids for a morning of food, fun and Christmas spirit. There is nothing better than to see the joy on your child's face when they come face to face with Santa and seeing Santa in a more relaxed environment without the lines at the local mall will be much more enjoyable for both you and your child. Breakfast with Santa is Sunday, December 14th from 10 AM to 1 PM.

We would be remiss if we didn't suggest keeping your Christmas or Hanukah menu easy and carefree by considering ordering for these off our holiday menu. With many traditional and seasonal selections you can choose full family meals for up to 20+ people or sample off our ala Carte menu for a variety of holiday selections. With holiday shopping and other obligations, you may need some help with meal planning and preparation, so check out our new holiday menu here.

Finally, there is no better way to bring in the New Year than to join us for our New Years Eve Gala. Enjoy a lavish dinner followed by dancing and great entertainment, complete with party favors. With a five-hour premium open bar and midnight champagne toast and gourmet desserts you will find this elegant event the highlight of your holiday season.

There is no rule that says you need to be battered, exhausted and defeated by the time the holidays roll around. With some strategic planning and the desire to enjoy all that the season brings, you can make this the year to remember for you and your family with a little help from Jacques Exclusive Catering and Reception Center. For more information on any of our holiday menu selections, special events, onsite or offsite catering or wedding receptions click here

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Topics: holiday party caterer, catering for holidays, thanksgiving menu, new years eve party, planning thanksgiving dinner

Plan Now for Your Fall 2015 Wedding

Posted on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

Fall can be a wonderful season to have a wedding. There are many options with regard to your venue and style of weddings.  If you are recently engaged and not sure which direction to head in for your wedding reception here are a few of our favorite wedding receptions that truly take advantage of all autumn has to offer! 

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Topics: planning a wedding, wedding caterer nj, fall 2015 wedding planning, wedding reception ideas, wedding menu

We're Not Just for Wedding Receptions!

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

With fall and winter comes a multitude of events that many families celebrate, from holidays to birthdays and everything in between.  If your family is planning a special event consider a reception center as a potential venue.  There are many benefits to holding your event at a reception center, from providing a large enough room to hold all of your guests, to the ease of planning your event, as well as the services provided by wait staff and management.  We would like to share some types of events that we host regularly for families and the benefits of having those events at a reception center.

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Topics: events at reception centers, anniversary party planning, corporate event planning, caterer in monmouth county, bar Mitzvah Party planning

All Day Corporate Event Planning

Posted on Sun, Sep 21, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Many corporate functions and events are planned with a maximum amount of attention to detail, whether it is a holiday party, or an all day corporate meeting.  In many cases the person doing the planning has an idea of what they are looking for and the overall theme of the event, but how do you account for every minute of a full day meeting? What if you just have no idea how to proceed?  This can be a stressful situation for any human resources or corporate event planner. That's when it's time to turn to your caterer and venue for help.

There are probably very few types of all day corporate events that most quality caterers and reception center managers haven't handled at some point during their time in business. This means their level of expertise and experience can be instrumental in making your all day corporate event the best it can possibly be. So, if you are struggling with the details of what food to serve, how to set up the venue or any other additional details that are needed for your event, let the experts help!  Your catering company or reception center banquet manager is more than ready to help you with all the details and execution of your agenda. In many cases all they will need to know is who will the guests be, what the party is for and how many will attend your event? Once your caterer has this information their team of planners and chefs can determine the types of foods, room setup and timing for meals, breaks and snacks.  The suggestions that your caterer makes come with an intense knowledge and experience of corporate event planning and implementation, so you can trust that the end result will exceed your expectations.

Part of choosing a caterer or reception center venue is the level of trust you have that the one you choose will go over and above to make your event the best it can be. So why not take the next leap of faith and trust in them to provide you with the planning and menu creation so that your job is to focus on your meeting agenda without the stress of all the planning details. You will be pleasantly surprised at the level and attention to detail that your caterer will demonstrate.

Jacques Exclusive Caterers and Reception Center is ready, willing and able to provide top notch catering services for your next all day corporate event. Whether you are holding it at our reception center, your office, or an offsite facility, our staff is ready to help take your event to the next level. Contact us today for expert help with your next event.

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Topics: catering for events, all day corporate meeting, offsite catering in nj, corporate event planning

Oktoberfest Begins September 14th!

Posted on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer that is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  It usually takes place from late September through the first weekend of October and is one of the most famous events in Germany.  More than 6 million people from around the world attend the event every year.  It is an important part of Bavaria culture and has been celebrated since 1810.  Here is America, we are up for any and all celebrations and many communities and individuals celebrate Oktoberfest as a way to bring in the autumn and enjoy great food and drink.

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Topics: Oktoberfest 2014, catering for Oktoberfest, corporate catering Oktoberfest

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