Kosher Caterer for Orange County
As a full service, off-site kosher caterer, ZCater is always at your service. Whether your party is large or small, you can find the same level of service and dedication that characterizes each event ZCater caters. And, there's one thing you can always be sure of... the food is delicious and there is plenty of it!
Call one of our Event Coordinators at (888) 922 8371 to further discuss your upcoming event needs.
Kosher Event Catering
ZCater - a catering business (a division of Art of the Party) was established in Orange County in 1985 and founded in New York City in 1965. ZCater is proud to be the preferred kosher caterer at many temples and numerous homes in Orange County. ZCater can provide you with full service catering for any of your Orange County special occasions. Whether you are hosting a special once-in-a-lifetime event like a bar/bat mitzvah in Orange County or a wedding ZCater is here to help.
ZCater is available to cater your Orange County events in your home, synagogue, park, museum, or anywhere else you'd like. We provide the expertise to make your next event truly memorable. ZCater consultants will sit down with you and help you determine your precise catering needs for your special occasion. We can supply you with professional servers, bartenders and all the help you'll require.
Our suggested menus are designed to show you how to best accommodate the necessities of your occasion with an array of choices in appetizers, satisfying salads, tantalizing main courses and delicious desserts. Our kosher and kosher-style catering menus have been expanded to include pastas and several authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. By your request, using only kosher products and disposable cookware, we can create a delectable kosher menu for your upcoming Orange County event.
To view our menu files and a list of Orange County temples, please click on the following links.
Kosher menu in PDF
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ZCaterĺs mission is to provide home style best quality kosher meals for any size event. We offer all of your favorite Jewish and American dishes along with many new items you will love.
We can help you with selecting a menu, decor, venue, entertainment, and photographer to make your life easier. We are located in Orange County.
Contact us at (888) ZCater1.
Orange County history:
´╗┐Members of the Tongva, Juane├▒o, and Luise├▒o Native American groups long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portol├á, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Valle de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement. Among those who came with Portol├í were Jos├ę Manuel Nieto and Jos├ę Antonio Yorba. Both these men were given land grants - Rancho Los Nietos and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, respectively. The Nieto heirs were granted land in 1834. The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, and Rancho Los Coyotes. Yorba heirs Bernardo Yorba and Teodosio Yorba were also granted Rancho Ca├▒├│n de Santa Ana (Santa Ana Canyon Ranch) and Rancho Lomas de Santiago, respectively. Other ranchos in Orange County were granted by the Mexican government during the Mexican period in Alta California.
A severe drought in the 1860s devastated the prevailing industry, cattle ranching, and much land came into the possession of Richard O'Neill, Sr., James Irvine and other land barons. In 1887, silver was discovered in the Santa Ana Mountains, attracting settlers via the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads.
This growth led the California legislature to divide Los Angeles County and create Orange County as a separate political entity on March 11, 1889. The county is generally said to have been named for the citrus fruit (its most famous product). However, in the new county there was already a town by the name of Orange, named for Orange County, Virginia, which itself took its name from William of Orange. The fact the county took the same name as one of its towns may have been coincidence.
Other citrus crops, avocados, and oil extraction were also important to the early economy. Orange County benefited from the July 4, 1904 completion of the Pacific Electric Railway, a trolley connecting Los Angeles with Santa Ana and Newport Beach . The link made Orange County an accessible weekend retreat for celebrities of early Hollywood. It was deemed so significant that the city of Pacific City changed its name to Huntington Beach in honor of Henry Huntington, president of the Pacific Electric and nephew of Collis Huntington. Transportation further improved with the completion of the State Route and U.S. Route 101 (now mostly Interstate 5) in the 1920s. Agriculture, such as the boysenberry which was made famous by Buena Park native Walter Knott, began to decline after World War II but the county's prosperity soared. The completion of Interstate 5 in 1954 helped make Orange County a bedroom community for many who moved to Southern California to work in aerospace and manufacturing. Orange County received a further boost in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland.
In 1969, Yorba Linda-born Orange County native Richard Nixon became the 37th President of the United States.
In the 1980s, the population topped two million for the first time; Orange County had become the second-most populous county in California.
An investment fund melt-down in 1994 led to the criminal prosecution of County of Orange treasurer Robert Citron. The county lost at least $1.5 billion through high-risk investments in derivatives. On December 6, 1994, the County of Orange declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy, from which it emerged in June 1995. The Orange County bankruptcy was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
In recent years land-use conflicts have arisen between established areas in the north and less developed areas in the south. These conflicts have regarded things such as construction of new toll roads and the re-purposing of a decommissioned air base. For example, the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station site was designated by a voter measure in 1994 to be developed into an international airport to alleviate the heavily used John Wayne Airport. But subsequent voter initiatives and court actions have caused the airport plan to be permanently shelved. Instead it will become the Orange County Great Park.