Chef Gary Khaz
Gary Khaz is a self taught Chef and has been involved in restaurants and catering for over 27 years. In 1981 he purchased P.J. Deli & Grill in an affluent neighborhood of Manhattan, New York on 70th and 3rd Street. Within three years he was known as the caterer for "any event" in New York City - catering to `Wall Street, Socialites, City Officials and Fortune 500 companies'. The restaurant became a well-known hot spot for celebrities and businessmen and women who enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere.
In 1984, at the age of 26, he purchased another restaurant in the Wall Street area called "On Rye". It was also hugely successful.
Even with all this, Gary decided to try some place new so he moved west, with his family, to bring his East Coast `mentality and style' to Southern California. In 1991, he opened Manhattan Deli Bar & Grill which was ranked the number one deli/restaurant in Orange County by the Orange County Register. Within five years he expanded his restaurant to include outside catering.
Art of the party, his corporate brand, and Art of the Party, his social brand, have become one of the leading catering operations in Orange County serving to countless repeat clients such as Microsoft, Mercedes Benz, The Irvine Company, BMW, Deloitte, Fluor, and Allergan Pharmaceuticals to name a few.
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Welcome to Art of the party, the number one catering company in Southern California.
Art of the party's excellent reputation for wonderful food, fine service and unique presentation is well-documented and well-deserved. Art of the party enjoys a priority standing in the event community and is known for flawless special events of every size and type, and is particularly known for excellence in producing very large, high profile and multi-faceted events like Corporate, Social, Birthdays, Kosher, Anniversaries, Weddings, Bachelor/Bachelorette, BBQs, Parties on Boats, Reunion Parties, Graduation Parties, Retirement Parties, Picnics, Pool Parties, Gallery Openings, High School Reunions, Christmas Parties, Halloween Parties and Holidays. We are a full-service catering and events planning company composed of a highly organized team of event planners, concept designers, managers and chefs.
We are driven to create inspired events in Southern California with unmatched structure and individual character. We can also provide many types of entertainment for your special event.
Southern California history:
Southern California (SoCal) is a megaregion, or megapolitan area, in the southern area of the U.S. state of California. Large urban areas include Greater Los Angeles, Greater San Diego, and the Inland Empire. The urban area stretches along the coast from Ventura through the Southland and Inland Empire to San Diego, spilling over the border into Tijuana. Southern California, along with the San Francisco Bay Area, is a major cultural and economic center for the State of California and beyond.
To the west of Southern California lies the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands; to the south is the international border between the United States and Mexico; to the east are the Colorado Desert and the Colorado River at the state's border with Arizona, and the Mojave Desert with the state's border with Nevada beyond.
Its population encompasses a total of five metropolitan areas: Los Angeles, Riverside-San Bernardino, San Diego, Oxnard-Thousand Oaks and the El Centro area. Out of these, three are major metropolitan areas, each of which have over 3 million people; the Los Angeles area with over 12 million inhabitants, the Riverside-San Bernardino area with over 4 million inhabitants, and the San Diego area with over 3 million inhabitants. The region as a whole is practically identical in population to Texas, with more than 24.2 million people, and is the nation's most populous region behind the urban seaboard of the Northeastern United States.
Though there is no official definition for the northern boundary of Southern California, most definitions in use include all the land south of the he Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Tehachapi Mountains, the latter located about 70 miles (113 km) north of Los Angeles. Southern California is a culturally diverse and well known area worldwide. Many tourists frequent South Coast for its popular beaches, and the eastern Desert for its dramatic open spaces.
We serve in: Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County