One families birthday party is foiled when the caterer backs out and keeps the deposit

Posted at 7:03 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 20:03:42-04

Monica Hernandez’s journey to hire a  caterer began when she went to a Facebook page called "Trash to Treasure".

There, she found a catering business called "Al Pastor Takisas".

The family met  with El Pastor Takisas and signed a contract.

Hernandez  gave them a 375 dollar deposit.
But the family became suspicious when Al Pastor Takisas wouldn’t answer their phone.

"They stopped communicating they wouldn’t answer my phone call they wouldn’t answer my text messages. So we called from a different unknown number that we hadn’t reached out to them from and at that point they did answer," said Hernandez.

Hernandez told Action 10 News that Al Pastor Takisas told them they would not be able to cater the party and was told one excuse after another, "and we got another excuse that the boss had been deported," said Hernandez.

At this point the Hernandez family just wanted their money back and got this excuse

"They would reach out to us in within the next 3 months. Or few months. That we could hear from them then," said Hernandez.

Right now the family is not hopeful of getting her money back.

I tried to call the number myself and it went to voice mail.

And  a search for the business in Trash to Treasures did not produce any results.