10 Best Catering Companies in Ottawa (With Photos & Prices)

Are you in the process of planning your own special event? From small parties to weddings and large corporate events, we’ve got you covered. Find below the best catering companies in Ottawa that you can rely on.

My Catering

My Catering brings their premium catering experience right into your home with their weekly chef-inspired takeout and delivery menus. These meals come neatly packaged and complete with all heating and assembly instructions for easy and fun preparation! Treat you and your loved ones to a fine dining experience right from the comfort of your own home!

EVENT THEY CATER: Weddings, Private & corporate events, parliamentary & diplomatic events

SPECIAL MENUS: Weekly meal kits, pre-cooked proteins


★★★★★ 5.0 ★★★★★ 5.0
Deb & James Abbott: We can’t thank the My Catering Group team and staff enough for making our daughter’s wedding so special. Everyone, and I mean everyone, all of our guests, the DJ and the Photographer and her crew, all told us how delicious the food was and how amazing the staff were – so personable and attentive to all the details. Staff was so friendly and made all of our guests feel at home and special. Customer service was amazing. Food was amazing. When I booked with My Catering Group I knew about their food and service but they really exceeded my expectations. Planning for the event was made easier and simpler with the expert advice of staff at My Catering Group. We had no worries or concerns leading up to the special day.

56 Google Reviews

Contact Details

Address: 430 Hazeldean Rd. Unit #6, Kanata, Ontario

Tel.: (343) 690-0712



Distinction Traiteur Catering

Official caterer at the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History, Distinction is proud to present its new external catering services for corporate and social events for 10 to 3000 guests. They offer local, tasty, and gourmet cuisine with top-of-the-range service at the location of your choice in the greater National Capital Region.

MENUS: Breakfast, À La Carte, Create Your Lunch Box, Gourmet Lunch, Cold Buffets, Hot Buffets, Canapés And Hors D’œuvres, Plated Lunch, Plated Dinner

EVENTS THEY CATER: Weddings, Christmas parties, Corporate & Private events

★★★★★ 5.0 ★★★★★ 5.0
Axel Guillemeau: Thank you for the premium platters we’ve ordered this weekend. Taste, Quantity, Presentation it was a hit!

1 Google Reviews

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0M8

TEL: 1-343-551-1293



Tulips and Maple

Their service is superb in every way from putting up the tent, to setting up for the ceremony and the lunch, responding to every single request, and for cleaning up and taking everything away again. So many well prepared creative choices and very friendly staff.


EVENTS THEY CATER: Corporate, Wedding, Gourmet to GO, Home Entertaining

Venue Partners
  • Canada Aviation And Space Museum
  • Canadian Agriculture And Food Museum
  • The Canada Science And Technology Museum
  • Le Ferme Moore
  • Canadian Museum Of Nature

REVIEW: Winner Of The 2012 International Achievement In Catering Excellence Award

★★★★ 4.0 ★★★★ 4.0
Lisa Popow: FABULOUS!!! Booked them for my wedding during the pandemic. From the coordinator, to the chef, to the servers and bartenders … everyone was so friendly and helpful! The food was absolutely delicious. It’s been two weeks and we’re still getting messages from our guests on how delicious the food was, and how great the staff was. Thank you for everything!!

42 Google Reviews

Contact Details

ADDRESS: Nepean Sportsplex, Entrance #4,1701 Woodroffe Ave., Nepean, ON K2G 1W2

TEL: 613.723.7103





Essence Catering is a full-service caterer bringing their love of style and food to your receptions. They are able to care for all your event needs, including staffing, rentals, florals, and entertainment needs. Whether it’s an intimate dinner or a grand reception for 300.

MEUS: Canapés, grilling kit, small plates, desserts


★★★★★4.9 ★★★★★4.9
Jaime Nead: We used Essence catering for our wedding and the food and service was phenomenal! Jason and Tanya are incredibly professional and completely down to earth people who are incredibly talented. Their staff is also so respectful and hardworking. Would highly recommend for any function big or small!

15 Google Reviews

Contact Details

Address: 430 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1H1

Tel.: 613.850.4776



Lola’s Kitchen

As a kid who grew up in the Philippines, inspired by his grandmother LOLA  (the chef), decided to use his passion in cooking allowing you to enjoy the traditional flavors from the Philippines at the comfort of your own home.

MEUS: Bbq, Rice, Chicken, Beef, Shrimps


SPECIAL MENUS: Vegan, vegetarian



★★★★★5.0 ★★★★★5.0
Lea Rosales: Lola’s Kitchen is amazing!! The food is extremely flavourful and the presentation elevates the experience to another level. Kim and the team should be proud of themselves for the passion they put into their work. I am so happy that Kim is representing Filipino culture so well. He sincerely cares about the customers and you can tell tell he loves what he does. Try Lola’s Kitchen! Your taste buds will thank you.

319 Google Reviews

Contact Details

Address: 250 City Centre ,unit 232, ottawa

Tel.: (613)-276-7708



Les Traiteurs Bytown

Having been awarded eleven consecutive “Consumer’s Choice Awards” for Catering in Ottawa (2001 to 2011), and three consecutive Ottawa-Gatineau “Top Choice Award” for Caterer (2008 – 2010), clients can be assured that they will receive outstanding food and service with each and every order they place. In 2010 Bytown Catering was also awarded the prestigious “Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Trust”.

MENUS: Breakfast, Brunch and Breaks, Trays & Platters, Cold Buffets, Hot Lunches, seasonal, bar services

SPECIAL MENUS: Gluten-Free and Vegan Items


EVENTS THEY CATER: Weddings, Galas, Formal Events, Holiday Brunch, Corporate & Private Events

AREAS THEY SERVE: Ottawa and Gatineau Regions

Venue Partners
  • Lansdowne Park
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Victoria Memorial Museum
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum


Review: 19 consecutive Consumer’s Choice awards from 2001 to 2019, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business with an A+ rating, and in 2010 were recognized with the prestigious BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Trust.

★★★★4.4 ★★★★4.4
Julie Manning: Bytown was a wonderful caterer to deal with. Our sales associate was extremely helpful and very pleasant to work with. She provided numerous quotes and worked with us to create a menu that was tailored specifically for us. They offered us dietary restrictions to accommodate our guests. The day of our wedding, the food service and clean up was seamless. I did not need to worry about a thing. Following our wedding, our guests commented on how delicious the food was. I would highly recommend Bytown Catering

153 Google Reviews

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 20-5480 Canotek Rd, Ottawa, ON K1J 9H7

TEL: 613-745-6389




Prinzo is a restaurant that has a spacious basement downtown. Lunch buffets offer a take out option. Fill a styrofoam container for take out for $10. Food is plentiful and is replenished quickly and dishes change every day and even on the same day. Lots of options to choose from however its a bit limited in terms of bar selections but should be a great place for large parties.

MENUS: Salads, Cold Lunch, Dessert, special menu, showpieces

Speciality cuisine: Italian, french, mediterranean, tex-mex, asian


EVENTS THEY CATER: Wedding, Reception, Corporate, Special & private  Events, gala dinners and private functions

Maximum number of people they can cater : They offer an elegant venue that can accommodate up to 150 guests for a sit-down dinner or up to 200 guests for a cocktail-type event.

★★★★3.9 ★★★★3.9
Sheila Gagno: Excellent service and amazing food! Prinzo catered my son’s wedding. The manager stayed on site for the entire event, supporting us and helping us every step of the way. When I looked around at our guests, I saw that everyone was eating, enjoying themselves, we had plenty of food, the portions were generous and all of my guests raved about how amazing the food tasted!  Thank you Nino and Nick for your wonderful and excellent service and amazing food!

62 Google Reviews

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 85 O’Connor Street Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M6

TEL: +1 613-565-1328



Grenfell Catering is a unique full-service catering and event production company that specializes in custom event creations. Grenfell’s team can help you with all aspects of your party. From customized menus, rentals, venues to DJ’s, servers, chef’s and more.

MENUS: Sandwiches, Subs, Salads, Soups, Cocktail drinks, Rolls, Trays &Platters


EVENTS THEY CATER: They specialize in off-site catering whether it is for private affairs, corporate events, weddings, non-kosher Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, and home entertaining.


★★★★★ 4.9 ★★★★★ 4.9
Caitlin W. : Grenfell Catering catered our small wedding (dinner for 22 people buffet style) this October. The food was both beautiful and delicious. Christine was really great helping us plan our menu. Joanne, our server/worker on the day of was very friendly and professional. We definitely recommend checking them out!

81 Google Reviews

Contact Details

Address: 19 Grenfell Crescent (Unit 9) Nepean, Ontario, K2G 0G3, Canada

Tel.: 613-723-2215




MENUS: Salads, Burgers, Finger food, Platters, Desserts

EVENTS THEY CATER: Private, Corporate, Cocktail, Wedding, Brand Launch & Dinner


★★★★ 4.0 ★★★★ 4.0
Lynn Harnden: Pickup/Delivered meals are always creative and draw on some of the best produce from local suppliers. Consistently excellent. Highly recommended.

5 Google Reviews

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 1319 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0N9

TEL: 613-697-9449