One of the first things we wanted to settle for our wedding is the catering, as it’s going to take the biggest chunk of our budget. It’s also one of the things I’m most excited about, because it’s a chance for us to attend food tasting events for free! 😀
To be honest, my dream caterer would be K by Cunanan because of the good reviews and elegant styling but I couldn’t get a weekend schedule from them and their FT venue is quite far so I had to let it pass. I also wanted to try the following too: Passion Cooks, Purple Dish, Josiah’s, M Catering, Juan Carlo — but had to forget about them because we already booked Hizon’s after our first FT. I mean that doesn’t stop us from still trying others out but you knowww, when you’ve already closed a deal with someone you kinda not want to regret anything so it’s best not to put ourselves in a situation na baka manghinayang pa kami lol.
We trust Hizon’s naman, the food is good, and it’s already an established name when it comes to catering so yep.
So two months ago, we were invited to their address at Project 6 and almost got lost. We entered through a guarded gate labeled Hizon’s and was surprised that there’s another subdivision inside with several mansions and an abundance of cars parked along the streets, on the driveways… it’s a total dream.
We learned that the entire compound was owned by the Hizons and the houses are property of the Hizon siblings. Their kitchen and office building is located farther inside. That’s were we went.
After signing up at the reception area we were ushered upstairs where the FT event was setup. I noticed how busy their office is, the room next to the reception desk was filled with AEs on their phones (probably) talking to clients. It’s noisy but reassuring in a way haha.
Once we’re seated we were given a score sheet of sorts where we get to rate the dishes in a scale of 1-4 (4 being Excellent) on the basis of taste and presentation. It’s a good way for us to note which foods will make it in our wedding.
Soup, appetizers, and drinks are served. the rest are on a buffet table! Who says you only get to eat tiny portions on a food tasting?
We were served Cream of Pumpkin and Truffled Three Mushroom soups. Both were great but we prefer the pumpkin soup. 4/4 pareho!
Nachos with Salsa dip – 4/4. The salsa tasted odd at first because it’s mostly sweet and I was looking for that tanginess that’s common in salsa dips, then I realized that this one’s actually better because it’s fresh. I love it!
Candied Bacon and Macerated Apple Canape – Rated 4. The one beside the nachos with what looks like Piknik sticking out of it (which is actually apple sticks lol). Looks simple and underwhelming but it’s really good!
Crisped Beef Ssam Roll – Rated 3. Bottom part with the spoons. Presentation looks good but the taste is just okay.
Okay I just realized this post has been sitting in my drafts for months now that I can’t remember how the food tastes like anymore haha. Basta if I remember correctly, I liked all their dishes! 😀
I was expecting they’d give us just tiny servings of their food so when were invited to go straight to the buffet table, imagine our delight! Yey for unli servings!
We skipped the pasta because we were too bloated already. Dessert was served as well and I remember liking all of it! Haha
Okaaay, apparently I’m very easy to please when it comes to food. Jeckie and I pretty much scored the dishes alike lol.
They don’t have a set rate for their wedding packages, so just tell them your budget and they’ll work around it. But I think their regular rate starts at ₱1,000/head. If you’re okay with shelling out that much, Hizon’s could be a good choice! 🙂
The package they gave us amounted to ₱1,000/head for 150pax with the following inclusions:
- Food: 2 types of rice, soup, beef, pork, chicken, fish, pasta, dessert, appetizer, drinks
- Freebies: Upgrade to pasta bar, dessert bar and appetizer bar, 3-layered bottom-edible cake, professional emcee, ceremony setup, tiffany chairs
- 50% off on Level 2 styling – this is the upgraded version of their standard setup, basically with 5 panels (instead of 3) for the couple’s backdrop, and more flowers and centerpieces. Regular rate is 200/head.
Hizon’s is a very familiar name when it comes to the catering scene, and they’ve been consistent with delivering great tasting food to their clients, however small or big the event is. My only concern is that their styling is pretty weak compared to other caterers with more affordable rates. For brides like me who are maarte when it comes to that, I find Hizon’s portfolio lacking. The colors are too strong, the combinations unpleasant, it could probably work for kiddie parties, but for weddings? You may have to hire a separate stylist/florist pa.
So food is okay, but styling – nope.
We reserved a slot and paid ₱10,000 on the spot last February because we were impressed by the amount of food which will be part of the package. Also I was promised that my preferred styling will be followed if I take the Level 2 offer, since I’ll have more fabric, flowers, and centerpieces to choose from and I can mix and match with the help of their stylist.
Sounds really good to me so we booked! 🙂
Location and Contact
Address: 22 Renowned Lane Sanville Project 6, Quezon City
Phone: +63 (2) 925-0107 / +63 (2) 925-0103
Hizon’s Grand Food Tasting Event at Don Jose Heights Clubhouse
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