Elegant Affairs is AJU's catering service, providing on-site or off-site full service kosher catering specializing in private parties, weddings, showers, bar/bat mitzvahs, life cycle events, fundraising galas, and much more. Our expert catering team is renowned for preparing some of the best food in Southern California. Our menu includes an array of different options; you may choose buffet-style, food stations, or a plated meal. For your ease of planning, we have also created menu packages which include our most popular dishes. These menus are merely suggestions -- Should you wish to create a custom menu for your event, please be sure to connect with us. 

Contact Catering and Special Events at Eventsataju.edu.

Sample Menus

  • Tray Passed Cold Hors d’Oeuvres
    • Chilled Beet Soup Shooter
    • Chilled Gazpacho Soup Shooter
    • Artichoke Tapenade on Crostini
    • Sun Dried Tomato Crostini
    • Eggplant Caponata Crostini
    • Tomato Basil and Garlic Bruschetta
    • Wild Mushroom Crostini
    • Olive Tapenade Croustade
    • Parmesan Crisps with Goat Cheese, Shiitake Mushrooms & Roasted Red Pepper**
    • Ricotta and Pesto Bites**
    • Stuffed Grape Leaves
    • Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Whitefish Mousse
    • Smoked Trout Mousse on Belgian Endive
    • Smoked Salmon Flowers on Cucumber Rounds with Capers and Red Onion
    • Spiced Salmon Kebobs with Yogurt Sauce**
    • Salmon wrapped Asparagus
    • Curried Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cup*
    • Chinese Chicken Salad on Wonton Crisp*
    • Sliced Steak with Crispy Onions and BBQ Horseradish Sauce*
    • Moroccan Lamb on Pita Crisp with Mango Chutney*
    • Thai Steak Salad in Wonton Cups*
    • Seared Ahi Tuna on Wonton Crisp with Wasabi Cream Sauce
    • Ahi Tartare on Wonton Crisp
    • Edamame or Red Pepper Hummus on a Wonton Crisp

    *Hors d’Oeuvres that may be served with a Meat meal only
    **Hors d’Oeuvres that may be served with a Dairy meal only

  • Tray Passed Hot Hors d’Oeuvres
    • Butternut Squash Soup Shooter
    • Roasted Corn Chowder Shooter
    • Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach and Feta**
    • Miniature Potato Knish
    • Spanakopita
    • Potato Pancake with Homemade Apple Sauce & Sour Cream
    • Potato Parsnip Pancake with Apple Jalapeño Salsa
    • Caramelized Onion Tartlet
    • Potato Boreka
    • Spinach Boreka
    • Carrot Ginger Pancake
    • Macaroni & Cheese Bites**
    • Miniature Franks in Pastry Dough*
    • Mexican Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Relish*
    • Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas*
    • Miniature Italian Meatballs Marinara*
    • Sweet and Sour Meatballs*
    • Moroccan Meatballs*
    • Miniature Burger Sliders *
    • Panko Chicken with Dijon Honey Mustard Sauce*
    • Chicken Sate with Thai Peanut Sauce*
    • Chicken Cilantro Bites with Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce*
    • Chicken Tenders with Barbecue Ranch Sauce*
    • Vegetable Dumpling with Hoisin Sauce
    • Vegetable Egg Roll
    • Yam & Leek Wonton with Raspberry Coulis
    • Black Bean & Cheese Empanada**


    *Hors d’Oeuvres that may be served with a Meat meal only
    **Hors d’Oeuvres that may be served with a Dairy meal only

  • Hors D’ Oeuvres Display Stations

    These are designed as an addition to your tray passed appetizers for a one hour Cocktail Reception.  Other options are available:

     

    Vegetable Crudité Display
    Fresh seasonal vegetables beautifully displayed. Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Zucchini, Celery, Jicama, Cauliflower, Red Pepper. Served with two of the following dips: Edamame Humus, Ranch, Honey Mustard or Smokey Chipotle.

    Mediterranean Antipasto Display
    Artichoke Tapenade, Humus, Spicy Eggplant, Olive Tapenade, Tomato Basil and Garlic Bruschetta, Fried Garbanzo Beans with Pita and Assorted Crackers

    Meatball Display
    Mexican Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Relish, Chicken Cilantro Meatballs with Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce and Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    Fish Display
    Smoked Salmon, Smoked Whitefish Mousse, Poached Salmon with Honey Dijon Dill Sauce, Caviar Pie with Egg Salad and Avocado with Miniature Bread Slices and Crackers

    Sushi Display
    Yellow Tail, Salmon and Tuna Sushi, California and Spicy California Rolls, Tuna and Spicy Tuna Rolls, Vegetable Rolls, Salmon Rolls, Avocado Rolls with Wasabi, Ginger, Soy Sauce And Chopsticks ~ Make it a Sushi Bar with the addition of a Sushi Chef for an additional fee

  • Salads
    • Classic Caesar Salad with Chopped Romaine and Home Made Garlic Croutons
    • Wild Greens with Avocado, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Goat Cheese tossed with a Light Lemon Vinaigrette
    • Grilled Vegetable Salad with Greens and Tomato Mint Vinaigrette
    • Baby Spinach Mix with Candied Walnuts and Pears tossed with a Light Pomegranate Vinaigrette
    • Artichoke Salad Parfait with Cucumbers, Carrots, Artichokes, Red Pepper, Kalamata Olives and Romaine Lettuce with Balsamic Vinaigrette
    • Southwest Salad with Roasted Corn, Red Peppers, Onion, Black Beans and Romaine tossed with a Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
    • Israeli Chopped Salad with Tomatoes, Onions and Cucumbers in our Oil and Vinegar Vinaigrette
    • Italian Chopped Salad with Garbanzo Beans, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Black Olives and Salami tossed with a Dijon Italian Vinaigrette
    • Chinese Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds, Cabbage, Carrots and Shredded Chicken tossed in a Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette
    • Mixed Wild Greens with Mango, Red Onion, Dried Cranberries, and Toasted Almonds tossed with a Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Soups

    All of our soups are home made using the freshest ingredients.

    • Fresh Tomato Gazpacho Soup
    • Indian Spiced Red Lentil and Carrot Soup
    • Thyme Scented Wild Mushroom Bisque
    • Italian Wedding Soup
    • Vegetarian Chili
    • Cool Cucumber Soup with Cilantro and Lime
    • Tuscan White Bean Soup
    • Mushroom Barley Soup
    • Roasted Corn Chowder
    • Potato Leek Chowder
    • Chilled Beet Soup
    • Classic Tomato Soup
    • Spinach Tofu Soup
    • Butternut Squash Soup
    • Carrot Ginger Soup
  • Elegant Entrees

    Buffet or Plated - 

    All dinner entrées accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables as well as freshly baked bread and rolls.
    If you choose to serve two entrée items, please ask your event representative for pricing information.

    Grilled Chicken Breast with Sunflower Coriander Sauce
    Sunflower and Cilantro Sauce with Sliced Tomatoes served with toasted Israeli Couscous

    Chicken Picatta
    Sautéed Boneless Chicken Breast with Lemon and Capers served with Rice Pilaf

    Spanish Chicken
    Spice Rubbed Boneless Chicken Breast with Pesto Mint Sauce served with Smashed Baby Red Potatoes

    Chicken Marsala
    Sautéed Boneless Chicken Breast with Marsala Wine and Mushrooms served with Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes

    Kung Pao Chicken
    Battered and Pan Fried Chicken Breast with Spicy Kung Pao Sauce served with Jasmine Coconut Rice

    Panko Chicken
    Boneless Chicken Breast coated Japanese Panko Bread Crumbs with a Honey Dijon Sauce served with Whipped Butternut Squash

    Roasted Breast of Chicken with Artichokes and Wine Sauce
    served with Garlic Whipped Potatoes

    Oven Baked Tilapia
    Fresh Tilapia oven roasted and served over sautéed garlic spinach topped with our special salsa of chopped fresh tomatoes, onions and
    kalamata olives

    Grilled Salmon with Crispy Leeks
    Marinated Grilled Salmon Filet with Crispy Fried Leeks and Dijon Mustard Dill Sauce served with Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

    Parmesan Crusted Salmon
    Parmesan Crusted Salmon Filet with Sun-Dried and Basil Pesto Sauces served with Orzo with Sautéed Shallots

    Sautéed Michigan White Fish
    Lightly coated White Fish Filet with Tomatillo Sauce served with Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes

    Grilled Halibut
    Grilled Halibut Filet with Tangy Mango Relish served with Jasmine Rice

    Pan Seared Sea Bass
    Pan Seared Sea Bass Filet with Tomatoes, Olives, Oregano served over Brown Rice

    Grilled Argentine Steak
    Grilled Marinated Steak with Chimichuri Sauce served with Matchstick Fried Potatoes

    Seared Ahi Tuna
    Ahi Tuna Seared and served Rare with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

    Vegetarian Eggplant, Currant and Tomato
    Baked Eggplant, Currants and Tomatoes served over Orzo with Mushrooms and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    Vegetarian Lasagna
    Layers of Pasta, Spinach, Mushrooms, Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheeses with our Home Made Marinara Sauce

    Portobello Mushroom Eggplant Parmesan Rounds
    Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms layered with Eggplant & Parmesan Served with Orzo with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil and Artichoke Hearts

    Roasted Beef Rib Eye
    Slow Roasted Prime Rib with Cabernet and Mushroom Sauce served with Smashed Baby Red Potatoes

  • Stations

    Choose a minimum of three for a complete menu:

    Sushi Station
    An assortment of freshly prepared Maguro (ahi), Hamachi (yellow tail), or Sake (salmon) with your choice of California or Spicy Tuna rolls. Served with edamame, pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce.


    Pasta Station
    Select two pastas and two sauces from the below options. Each dish is cooked to order with your guests’ choice of ingredients.
    Guest choices include wild mushrooms, snap peas, broccoli florets, asparagus, garlic and other seasonal vegetables and spices.
    Served with a Classic Caesar salad and foccacia bread.


    Pasta:

    • Penne
    • Cheese Tortellini**
    • Linguine
    • Bow-tie
    • Gnocchi


    Sauces:

    • Sweet Pepper Cream**
    • Pesto
    • Marinara
    • Puttanesca
    • Classic Alfredo **


    Carving Station
    Whole Roasts carved to order by a chef and served with condiments. Select two from the below options:

    • Slow Roast Brisket with Barbecue and Horseradish Sauce
    • Roasted Beef Rib Eye
    • Maple Glazed Turkey
    • Rack of Lamb
    • Prime Rib


    Grill Station
    Cooked to order over a grill and served with condiments. Select one from the below options:

    • Argentine Grilled Steak with Chimichuri Sauce
    • Chicken Cilantro and Chicken Smoked Apple Sausages
    • Alaskan Halibut
    • Lamb Chops
    • Chicken Breast with Sunflower Coriander Sauce
    • Salmon
    • Rib Eye Medallions
    • Chilean Sea Bass

    Mashed Potato Bar**
    Creamy Wasabi, Garlic or Sweet Mashed Potatoes presented in large martini glasses and topped with your guests’ choice of the
    following toppings: Sauteed wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, veggie chili, chives, sour cream and cheese.


    Soup & Salad Bar
    Choose Three soups and Three salads from the menu.

  • Dessert Selections
    • Sorbet Trio: Lemon, Mango and Raspberry Sorbet served with Fresh Seasonal Fruits
    • Triple Chocolate Cake: Chocolate Cake, Fudge and Rich Chocolate Ganache served with a Raspberry Coulis
    • Home Made Apple Berry Cobbler: Apples, Berries and Oats served with a Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
    • Individual Ice Cream Sundae: Two Scoops of Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Nuts, Whipped Cream Topped with a Cherry
    • Fresh Seasonal Fruit Plate: Fresh Seasonal Fruit and Berries
    • Miniature Fruits Filled with Sorbet: Miniature Coconut, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon and Mango
    • Checkerboard Cake: Chocolate and Vanilla Checkerboard Cake with Rich Hard Chocolate Frosting
    • Red Velvet Cake: Rich Red Velvet cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
    • Molten Lava Cake: Rich Chocolate Cake served Warm with Fresh Seasonal Berries
    • Home Made Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Dessert Display Stations

    Served with Freshly Brewed Coffees and Teas

    • Chocolate Fountain: Fresh Fruits, Marshmallows and Pretzels
    • Three Flavor Ice Cream Sundae Bar: Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry Ice Creams with all the toppings and Whipped Cream
    • Home Made Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies & Lemon Bars
    • Fresh Seasonal Fruits
    • Cappuccinos, Lattes and Ice Blended Drinks
    • Old Fashioned Candy Display: An assortment of your favorite confections