Jason Kordas began his catering career more than 26 years ago in New York City producing small dinner and cocktail parties for a variety of clients. He learned about the food business through the best possible way: Experience. His culinary expertise came from growing up in a Greek, Italian and Corsican-influenced home in New York City.
In 1988, Jason formed a partnership with Maxwell’s by the Sea in Huntington Beach – shepherding a catering idea to a one million dollar plus business in one year. After five years in partnership, Jason secured and took over the operation of a separate banquet facility and further increased the sales of the company.
Since 1994, Jason has been the sole proprietor of Jason’s Catered Events (JCE). He opened and ran Jason’s Cafe in Tustin from 1995 until 2000. Jason’s Catered Events grew so extensively during these five years that he closed the restaurant to concentrate solely on the catering business.
In July 2001, the Santa Ana Performing Arts and Events Center in Historic Old Town Santa Ana became his new catering home. Jason turned the facility from an abandoned building to a full-scale event facility.
Jason and his team currently occupy one of the coolest spaces in the Downtown Santa Ana Artist Village. Located inside the Historical Santora Building at 207 North Broadway.
Over the years, Jason has put together an incredible team of Chefs, Event Captains, Coordinators, Sales Staff, and Servers. By surrounding himself with the best staff in the industry, his events flow seamlessly. Jason’s Catered Events continues to thrive, continually creating spectacular events all over Southern California.