By Kate Patrimonio
Filipinos love celebrating, no matter how big or small the accomplishment or reason is. Being in a room full of people, with food and videoke, instantly excites us pinoys. As per culture, we love dancing and drinking the night away, with lots of singing and eating.
We also want the best for our guests. We want something unforgettable and “bongga”.
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Along those lines, Hizon’s Catering has been elevating simple gatherings to spectacular events since 1989. The catering giant’s decades long experience manifests itself in the quality of their service; from the food to the events’ design, every single detail is meticulously attended to. Truly, you can never go less with Hizon’s.
Notably known for their sumptuous menu choices, Hizon’s Catering can go the extra mile for you. They offer a wide variety of choices on themes, menu planning and meal service. Whether it be a casual buffet or formal sit down service, Hizon’s can execute it in the best way possible.
“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.
Hizon’s is no stranger to any kind of celebration, even corporate functions. They have extended their services to countless product launches, seminars, conferences and festivities that mark the season like Easter, Halloween and Christmas. With their biggest event reaching up to 15,000 guests, there’s no doubt that they can deliver beyond the standard.
Starting with a minimum of 50 guests per event, Hizon’s menu packages start at 450PHP per head.“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 amenities. These are the small things that you don’t want to bother like the bridal car. If you’re looking for a hotel in the area, we can put that in the package to”.
Being the most flexible caterer in the market, Hizon’s makes sure that every client is thoroughly satisfied in every aspect by providing a team of planners, stylists and chefs. A package with Hizon’s include not only food service, but also events styling, venue hosting and other event necessities.“We don’t mark up on it, it’s like an added service,” points out Joseph. This exemplary service has reflected on the amount of patronage they receive, averaging about 300 events per month.
But despite their success, Hizon’s Catering continue to go beyond the norm. Unlike other caterers, Hizon’s shares their expertise through their website. Newbies in the event scene can pick up a few tricks from the blog section. There you’ll learn about different types of parties, from conceptualization to implementation. “We’ve made it easier for you!” emphasizes Joseph. The website also contains a list of churches and event venues, with photos and basic information in case you want to DIY your wedding/baptism etc. Incidentally, Hizons’ is accredited by the most number of venues in Metro Manila.
Recently, Hizon’s Catering showcased its versatility through a quadruple bash exclusively set up for bloggers and media. A different party occupied each of the four corners of Oasis Manila’s Pavilion. The formal wedding setup features an extensive buffet of soup, salad, and main course options plus a carving station. The breakfast seminar set-up may be no frills but it still had a cook- to-order omelet station. Appealing to the child in all the guests is the circus-inspired theme of the kiddie party matched by a menu of finger food that would definitely suit the palates of tiny tots. It was all glam at the awards night section where hor d’oeuvres were passed around by waiters and a dessert spread was laid out to the attendees.
Chef Simon Dayrit headed the kitchen team that whipped up all the dishes while Drew Menor styled the event. The four events provided a glimpse of how Hizon’sCtaering can make your dream event happen.