Have you ever tried organizing a get-together? It’s not very easy, is it? I did birthdays and reunions, when it was time to actually relax, enjoy the company, dine and drink, I was exhausted already, I just wanna hit the sack, lol. So, in my next event, I took catering off my list of tasks and just let the pros take care of it. And it was perfect coz I got to mingle and had lots of chit-chats with friends!
There is a long list of caterers in the Metro, but only a few can really get the job well done without you fussing over their shoulders just to make sure all is well handled. On top of the list is Hizon’s Catering. They go all the way back in 1987 and has been busy behind the scenes of baptisms, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, seminars, Christmas parties, product launches, name it and they’ve done it! From simple and casual to lavish and formal, they’ve provided food, service, and amenities.
Amenities refer to those little things that can add up to a big headache — the décor, the hotel, the bridal car, the entertainment, the sound system, the cake. “We take care of everything. We assign an event planner to every client to coordinate all the details,” says Hizon’s Catering General Manager, Joseph Hizon. “We don’t markup on it, it’s like an added service. We’ve always been known for giving good value,” he shares. Their packages start at P450.
Hizon’s Catering can guide you through the steps, you can access an extensive collection of dos and don’ts at the blog section of their website, www.hizonscatering.com. But if you would really rather kick back and enjoy the party, it would be better to just give them a call and let them do all the hard work.
They’re also famous for serving consistently good food. “There is no secret recipe, we just make everything from scratch. As part of our culture, we don’t allow instant food and flavorings in our kitchens,” he reveals.
Hizon’s Catering can accommodate anywhere between 50 and 15,000 guests. While based in Metro Manila, they’ve gone as far as Subic, Batangas, and Rizal.
At a recent 4-in-1 event for bloggers, Hizon’s Catering provided a sneak peek of what they can do. A different party occupied each of the four corners of Oasis Manila’s Pavilion.
There was a wedding, all formal and elegant, with a heavy buffet of Truffle Mushroom Soup, Peach Mango Salad with Candied Walnut and Smoked Salmon, Baked Fish Stuffed with Spinach and Tomato, Beef Salpicao with Grilled Vegetables and Mashed Potato, and Chicken Sambal. It also featured a carving station with Slow-Roasted Beef with Hickory BBQ Sauce and Classic Mushroom Gravy and Thrice-Cooked Pork Belly with Cilantro Salsa.
Then there was a children’s party with a circus concept. We had fun partaking the fare which was a more sophisticated version of the kiddie meals we grew up with: Bacon-wrapped Cocktail Hotdogs with Sweet BBQ Sauce, French Fries with Thousand Island Dressing, Mini Pizza, Nachos, and Red Velvet Cupcakes.
The glamorous corner was meant to be an awards night. We walked the red carpet, smiled for the paparazzis, and enjoyed the hor d’oeuvres being passed around such as the Tempura Rolls, Argentinian Steak Canapes, Candied Bacon Canapes, Tomato and Basil Confit in Skewers, Crispy Beef Ssam Fresh Spring Rolls, and Smoked Salmon Caviar Crème Pops. Then we headed to the dessert bar which displayed Vanilla Creme Brulee, Sunken Island, Peach Egg Tart, Flourless Chocolate Cake, and Mango Vanilla Pana Cotta.
Quite stark was the section assigned to the corporate seminar. It was supposed to be a morning affair so the set up had an omelette cooking station with a gamut of fillings to choose from: mushroom, ham, cheese, tomato, onion, bell pepper, bacon, shrimp, olive, chicken pesto, and spinach. Alongside were baskets of Baguette and Focaccia bread with Coffee and Tea.
All the dishes were whipped up by the kitchen team headed by chef Simon Dayrit, event styling was by Drew Menor.
We enjoyed all the event stations and are more convinced that it is definitely more convenient to be a guest than the party organizer. If you feel the same way but would still like to play host, just call Hizon’s Catering and they will take care of making your dream event happen. Hizon’s is the caterer accredited by the most number of venues in Metro Manila.
For more information, visit www.hizonscatering.com. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9250103 / (02) 9250107.
The event was made possible with the support of Oasis Manila, Advent Light & Sounds, Sentimental Groove Band, Bars Datiles Design Props, Star Balloon, Enzuno Cakes, The Photoman, Keon Salon, Jerome Yu LED Projector, and Myra Lorenzo who emceed the program.