Hizon’s Catering: Making Dream Events Come True

Good food, service…with a heart. Hizon’s Catering may be an unknown entity to some but is omnipresent to big parties like weddings, corporate events, baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, debuts, and many more occasions who cater at these events all over Metro Manila. Hizon’s has built a strong reputation for high quality corporate or private catering for the past 29 years since it first opened. Their dedicated following have given them valuable insights and ideas that inspire their continuous effort to provide better and improved services to a wide set of clients.

Their talented team of event planners, professional chefs and staff all share a passion for delivering an outstanding service no matter whether it is a small private dinner, an event to promote your brand or a corporate event of about 15,000 people. This wealth of experience and an eye for detail ensures that they provide their clientele with an experience second to none. No wonder, they have been named as the country’s no. 1 catering company in the Philippines.

Through the years, they have been working with many high-profile brands, private clients and are very proud that many of their original clients remain loyal customers. Here are some of their most ardent clients:

 

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Just a few days ago, dozens of personalities from the media, (mostly bloggers) were treated a sample of the high-value catering services like corporate catering, private catering, wedding and a children’s party. Held at the Oasis Manila Pavilion, each of the services was showcased and gave us a worm’s eye-view of each event as we leapfrogged from one showcase to another.

Each event were made up of custom menus to suit a particular like or budget. They offered full service including beautifully displayed and delectable dishes as well as beverage, staffing and equipment. The canapés and desserts were delicious and glasses were constantly topped up or replaced with new filled servings. The staff were very polite and showed great initiative and organisational skills.

Leaving you with these pictures that highlighted a short but very fulfilling (and filling) experience with Hizon’s catering.

These four sample events provided a glimpse of how Hizon’s Catering can make your dream event happen. For more information, visit www.hizonscatering.com. You may also email: info@hizonscatering.com or call (02) 9250103 / (02) 9250107.

WEDDING:

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Sample of main wedding reception table

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For the bride and the groom

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Complete with wedding talents

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A sample of their wedding specialty dishes would include:

Wedding Menu

Truffle Mushroom Soup:

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Peach Mango Salad with Candied Walnut and Smoked Salmon:

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Baked Fish Stuffed with Spinach and Tomato:

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Beef Salpicao with Grilled Vegetables and Mashed Potato:

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Chicken Sambal:

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Carving station:  Slow Roasted Beef with Hickory BBQ Sauce and Classic Mushroom Gravy and Thrice-Cooked Pork Belly with Cilantro Salsa:

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SEMINARS:

For small office seminars, the participants will enjoy the Omelette Cooking Station:

Filling choices: mushroom, ham, cheese, tomato, onion, bell pepper, bacon, shrimp, olive, chicken pesto, spinach

Bread (Baguette/Focaccia)

Coffee/Tea

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AWARDS NIGHT:

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Catering for an Awards Night ceremony would include:

Tempura Roll, Argentinian Steak Canape, Candied Bacon Canape, Tomato and Basil Confit in Skewers,

Crispy Beef Ssam Fresh Spring Roll, Smoked Salmon Caviar Crème Pop

Dessert bar: Vanilla Creme Brulee, Sunken Island, Peach Egg Tart,

Flourless Chocolate Cake, Mango Vanilla Pana Cotta

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CHILDREN’S PARTY:

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Bacon-wrapped cocktail hotdogs with BBQ sauce

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Mini Hawaiian Delight Pizza

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Assorted Seafood Balls

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Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard sauce

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Nachos with Cheese sauce and gound beef

PRESS RELEASE:

Make Your Dream Event Happen with Hizon’s Catering

Hizon’s Catering has been in business since 1987. Chances are you’ve attended an event they’ve catered for or you may have even hired them for your own celebration at some point.

Name the occasion and Hizon’s Catering has been part of it. Personal milestones such as baptism, graduation, wedding, and anniversary? Check! Birthday celebrations? Oh yes, with all sorts of themes to boot, ranging from the usual cartoon character-centered concept for kids and a simple SPArty for the debutante to a musical extravaganza for the rocker in the family and a lavish ball for the golden girl!

On the corporate front, Hizon’s Catering has extended its services to countless product launches, conferences, seminars, and festivities that mark the season like Easter, Halloween, and Christmas.

You want it casual, formal, or something in between? Hizon’s Catering can execute it for you. They can accommodate the meal service of your choice. Buffet is quite popular but they also frequently do cocktails. Sit down service is an option too.

“We have really good food,” guarantees Hizon’s Catering General Manager, Joseph Hizon. “We invest a lot in developing the menu, in the preparation of the food, and in our equipment. We make everything from scratch. As part of our culture, we don’t allow instant food and flavorings in our kitchens,” he adds.

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Joseph Hizon, Hizon’s Catering General Manager.

The biggest event they’ve handled had a whopping 15,000 guests but they can cater intimate get togethers of 50 persons as well. Menu packages start at P450 per person.

“We are not the cheapest but you get a lot for what you pay for, that’s what we’re known for, what we give you is of good value,” shares Joseph. “We take care of everything. Aside from the usual food, tables, chairs and waiter service, we can also handle the amenities. These are the small things that you don’t want to bother with like the bridal car. If you’re looking for a hotel in the area, we can put that in the package too,”. They have a team of event planners headed by Cheska Pineda and an event planner is assigned to every client to coordinate all the details, even the styling. “We don’t mark-up on it, it’s like an added service,” he points out. Having to deal with just one person lessens the headache and makes all the difference.

Hizon’s Catering always goes the extra mile to make your dream event happen. They even help those who are not their clients! Through their website, they are able to share their expertise with everyone. If you log on to www.hizonscatering.com and access the blog section, you will find tips for different types of parties, from conceptualization to implementation. The website also contains a list of churches and event venues, with photos and basic information about each. “We’ve made it easier for you!,” emphasizes Joseph. Incidentally, Hizon’s is the caterer accredited by the most number of venues in Metro Manila.

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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.

 

SERYE: Pinoy Restaurant and Cafe

Sérye, owned by Alvin Reyes Lim comes from the anagram “Reyes”, the last name of Alvin’s great grandmother, Engracia Cruz Reyes, the founder of the Aristocrat Restaurant. The homey, casually chic but distinct Filipino decor and its easy-on-the-eyes menu at Sérye’s second branch in Sucat, Paranaque City (the first is in Quezon Memorial Circle), might explain how they can do what they do: serving authentic, home-style Filipino food in the metro at very reasonable prices.

The Foyer

With its smart looks, daily menu of simple yet popular dishes and carefully chosen desserts, it could give the best mega Filipino restaurant joints a run for their money. When we visited last week to try their best sellers “The Fab 5” dishes at their newly renovated branch in Sucat, this place let the food do the talking! Well, it helped when owner, Alvin Lim vividly describes and peppered us with brilliant asides and interesting facts the origin of their signature dishes, like the “Kare-kare”, the “Boneless Crispy Pata” and to a lesser extent, their classic “Bibingka” and “Chicken-Pork Adobo”.

The Fab Menu

Trivia: While Serye owner Alvin Reyes Lim’s Great Grandmother, Engracia Cruz Reyes was the founder of Aristocrat Restaurant, his grandmother, Teresita Reyes (one of Engracia’s daughters) was known as “Mama Sita”, whose name now represents the famous Paste, Stew and Sauce Mixes in the market. However, these ingredients are not being used at Serye as only natural spices are utilized in their kitchens.

The key to these cuisine is authenticity. Take for example, their best-seller “Kare-Kare”. This dish was recently hailed “the best” in Food Network’s show, Food Wars Asia. It all starts with using the best ingredients.

Precision cooking was evident in making the Kare-Kare from scratch to sumptuous. They make the peanut sauce themselves, roast the peanuts in-house. The sauce is rich, thick and flavorful; the vegetables are served crisp and not soggy; the meat is tender, the oxtail and tripe taste so clean. The bagoong, which they  also make in-house, is neither too sweet nor too salty, it’s seasoned just right and complements the kare-kare very well.

Our orders of Kare-Kare came in their usual pots, piping hot, the oxtail tender and juicy. Eaten with their home-made bagoong, it was heaven! This was one of those dishes that make you dread the moment the pot becomes empty!

Kare-Kare

Lumpiang Sili at Kesong Prito

Aside from their Classic Kare-Kare, our Boneless Crispy Pata arrived crackling crispy and tender, the Binagoongang Lechon Kawali was a contrast of healthy and fatty good, and Laing Con Camaron Rebosado was better than most authentic Bicolano restaurants serve!

Boneless Crispy Pata

Binagoongang Lechon Kawali

Laing con Camaron Rebusado

Kinilaw na Tanigue

Kilawing Tokwa’t Baboy

Save room for dessert. Their Bibingka Classic and Special Halo-Halo have developed their own following specially during merienda time. Their cakes and pies are of exceptional quality together with their siphon brewed coffee. Their baked goods are equally distinguished, especially the Macapuno Pandan Cake which is made from real pandan leaves, without any artificial flavoring. The Pineapple Pie is worth trying too.

Bibingka Classic

Pineapple Pie

Chicken Pork Adobo

Crispy Tuna Tail

Owner, Alvin Lim went to study French Cuisine at Ecole Des Arts Culinaire et des l’Hotellerie in Lyon, France–and it shows. It was during his stay there that he noticed how the bistros served everyday French comfort food in a nice, cozy set up. And thought he could do that for Filipino food as well. The rest is history.

They serve straightforward Filipino food made without shortcuts based according to their taste and the way they’ve always known them. However, they also keep  abreast of changes in their customers dining habits and preferences as well as new developments in techniques in food service and preparation so that they can follow or even direct the natural progression of their cuisine.

Macapuno Pandan Cake

Mango Pie Fleurette

With its central location in the south of Manila, two main dining areas with high ceilings and classy decors, Sérye is popular with the post-work crowd and families who want some grand time eating their favorite Filipino dishes. Service is fast and friendly, even when busy, making this a valuable destination in the heart of Paranaque.

Kain na!

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Regular diners will be happy to know that there’s Klub Sérye. Members are entitled to special discounts and freebies. Those who sign up immediately will receive a 20% off e-coupon. They can register by visiting any Serye branch and requesting for the registration sheet.

Serye can accommodate private functions. Catering is also offered. For food delivery, you may call the outlets directly or use their online delivery partners: http://www.twoanyone.com (landline: 212-1212), http://www.foodpanda.ph, and http://www.zomato.com.

Serye is at Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, you may reach them at (02) 9243411 / (02) 4262693. At Santana Grove, Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Antonio, Parañaque City, they are open from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, you may call them at (02) 8254691 / (02) 8269317.

Online, Serye can be found at http://www.sérye.ph and Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Séryeph, Twitter: @séryeph and Instagram: séryeph.