Clients Scott and Shayne threw a lavish Great Gatsby themed party in San Diego’s iconic El Cortez. Our San Diego catering team went back in time to cater this super fun event.
As guests mingled, a bartender poured gin into a chilled martini glass. A waiter serves warm hors d’ oeuvres fresh from the kitchen, to a giggling lady with white gloves. The dim light from brass wall sconces illuminate a jazz band. The singer approaches the mic, his warm voice fills the room, transporting everyone back to the 1930s…
This was one of the best Great Gatsby parties. The old hotel added so much character. The guests meticulously dressed the part. Our San Diego catering team had so much fun.
San Diego’s El Cortez
The El Cortez is an exquisite, historic San Diego hotel perfect for an elegant wedding or a Great Gatsby themed party. It’s glowing sign has been seen by almost everyone living in San Diego, but sadly few people have stepped inside for a cocktail. If you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to pay The El Cortez a visit.
“From its opening in 1927 through the 1950s, it was the most glamorous apartment-hotel in San Diego. The large “El Cortez” sign, which is illuminated at night, was added in 1937 and could be seen for miles. In the 1950s, the world’s first outside glass elevator was built at the El Cortez. During the late 1960s and 1970s, the El Cortez fell on harder times. The El Cortez closed as a hotel in 1978 when it was purchased by evangelist Morris Cerullo to serve as an evangelism school. Cerullo sold the property in 1981, and the El Cortez was threatened with demolition until the San Diego Historic Site Board designated it as a historic site in 1990. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.” ~Wikipedia
San Diego Catering
Our San Diego caterers makes creating an organic catered event a breeze. Our website makes planning a menu easy by showing you the different types of dishes you can create, along with a list of our most popular and time-tested recipes.
Don’t see your favorite cuisine on our list? No worries! Our chefs would be happy to create any dish you desire or venture into the more exotic. Our San Diego caterers will contact our local farms the day before and ensure that everything we use is in season, locally grown and USDA certified organic. Our San Diego catering team has done all the research on getting your food to your table in the most sustainable way.
BELOW: The 1930’s was the birth of the grilled cheese. So why not but a gourmet twist on an old classic. Our popular Truffle Grilled Cheese.
San Diego Event Planner
This event was truly a class act, right down to the smallest details. A tip of the hat to coordinator Doris Dunkel of San Diego Events Company for pulling together every aspect of the evening into something that really did feel magical. It was a pleasure working with Doris and we look forward to out next encounter.
San Diego Photographer
San Diego photographer Jessica Elaine not only captured the event well, she put fun filters on a few of the photos, making it truly feel like a party from another period. Jessica was a joy to work with and we thank her immensly for allowing us to share these images with all of you. To view more of Jessica Elaine’s photographer, please visit her website: Jessica-Elaine.com
San Diego Event Vendors
San Diego Venue: The El Cortez
San Diego Catering: Eco Caters
San Diego Event Planner: Doris Dunkel of San Diego Events Company
San Diego Photographer: Photographer Jessica Elaine
For more party throwing inspiration, see our list of San Diego party venues.