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

The Drake

With ‘made from scratch’ as their mantra, they’re committed to local + fresh food, made with extra care and attention to the details.

MENUS: Sandwiches, Salads, Platters, Snacks, Family Style for Sharing, Passed Bites, Mini Plates

SPECIAL MENUS: Boxed Lunch and food stations

EVENTS THEY CATER: Weddings, Parties, Meetings, Retreats

VENUES PARTNERS:

  • The Symes
  • Globe + Mail Centre
  • Henderson Brewery
  • Spaces
  • Design Exchange
  • Junction Craft Brewery
  • Ripleys Aquarium
  • The Vault + Iq Headquarters

ONLINE ORDERS: Available

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, Canada

TEL: 416.966.9155

catering@thedrake.ca

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Food Dudes

MENUS: Individual Meals, House Party Menu, Appetizer & Stations, Buffet & Family Style, Sit Down Dinner

SPECIAL MENUS: Vegan options

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 13 years

EVENTS THEY CATER:  Wedding Event Catering, Corporate Event Catering, Private Event Catering, Holiday Event Catering, BBQ Event Catering, Food Truck Event Catering

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 24 Carlaw Avenue, Unit 2, Toronto, ON, M4M 2R7

TEL: 647-340-3833

events@thefooddudes.com

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Elle Cuisine

Elle Cuisine is an event management and full-service catering company in Toronto. They offer interactive and personalized culinary experiences.

MENUS: Tasting Menu, Dinner, Hors D’oeuvres, Interactive Stations, Signature Cocktails, Buffet

EVENTS THEY CATER: Private Events, Corporate Events, Weddings, Event Management

AREAS THEY SERVE: GTA

VENUES PARTNERS:

  • Creeds
  • Toronto Botanical Garden
  • South Ponds Farm
  • Rose Hill

ONLINE ORDERS: Available

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 56 Hampton Ave., Toronto, ON. M4K 2Y6

TEL: +1 (647) 430-3553

info@ellecuisine.ca

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Eatertainment Events & Catering

MENUS: Breakfast and Brunch, Buffet Catering, Beverage Catering

SPECIAL MENUS: gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian foods

EVENTS THEY CATER: Corporate, BBQ, Breakfast, Lunch, Christmas

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 20 years

VENUES PARTNERS:

  • Steam Whistle Brewery
  • The Globe and Mail Centre
  • Toronto Reference Library
  • Design Exchange
  • Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Toronto Botanical Garden
  • Toronto Event Centre
  • Baro Toronto
  • Mod Club

ONLINE ORDERS: Available

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 100-29 Booth Ave. Toronto ON, M4M 2M3

TEL: 416.964.1162

info@eatertainment.com

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Marigolds & Onions Catering and Event Production

MENUS: Salads, Cakes, roasted walnuts, dried cranberries, and a yogurt dressing

SPECIAL MENUS: gluten-free

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 25 years

EVENTS THEY CATER: Weddings, Corporate, Private

VENUES PARTNERS:

  • Miller Lash House
  • The Design Exchange
  • Tmx Broadcast Centre
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • The Royal Conservatory Of Music
  • The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
  • The Burroughes
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • The Hockey Hall Of Fame
  • IQ Venues
  • TMX Broadcast Centre

ONLINE ORDERS: Available

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 2700 Dufferin St Toronto, Ontario M6B 4J3

TEL: +1 416-256-4882

social@marigoldsandonions.com

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Urban Acorn Catering

They host monthly themed Virtual Vegan Supper Clubs via Zoom & Instagram Live.

MENUS: Vegan to game meats, gluten-free to lactose-free, customized menu

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 9 years

EVENTS THEY CATER: Weddings, Private Events

VENUE PARTNERS:

  • Arta Gallery
  • Bob Rumball Manor
  • Urban Acorn Tasting Room
  • Balzac’s Café – Powerhouse
Contact Details

ADDRESS: 245 Jane Street, Toronto, ON M6S 3Y8

TEL: 647-348-3000

info@urbanacorn.ca

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Chef Revolution

Enjoy an evening of learning, cooking, and tasting delicious food! They offer customized in-home cooking classes for individuals, couples, bachelorette parties, groups, and kids.

MENUS: Hor d’oeuvres, appetizers, soup or salad, main course, and a decadent dessert

SPECIAL MENUS: Gluten-free, accommodating food allergies, paleo, detox friendly, organic, etc.

EVENTS THEY CATER: intimate dinner parties, corporate events to weddings

AREAS THEY SERVE: Toronto Area

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 900 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4P 3J9, Canada

TEL: 416.709.9960

gabe @ chefrevolution.ca

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Leela Indian Food Bar

MENUS: Lasooni Cauliflower, Eggplant Fries, Cauliflower Chaat, Chicken Tikka

EVENTS THEY CATER: Casual Parties, Weddings & Engagement

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3 years

ONLINE ORDERS: Available

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 3108 Dundas Street W, Toronto, ON, M6P 2A1

TEL: (416) 769-7777

info@otm.ca

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The Pickle Barrel

In addition to catering, they provide tables, chairs, tablecloths, flowers, serving staff, bartenders, tents and dance music as well as many other types of entertainment. They can make your event tastefully simple or excitingly extravagant

MENUS: Hot Boardroom Lunch, Desserts, Party & Tea Sandwiches, Hors D’oeuvres, Appetizer Platters, Salads, Leafy Salads, Salad Bar,  Pasta & Stir Fry, Complete Meals, Fine Dining À La Carte, BBQ

EVENTS THEY CATER: All kinds of events

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 40 years

ONLINE ORDERS: Available

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 110 Denison Street, Unit 3, Markham, Ontario, L3R 1B6

TEL: 4164934333

catering@picklebarrel.on.ca

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Vert Casse Croûte

They were the first to use 100% plant-based tableware.

MENUS: Breakfast, Fresh Full Salads, Sandwiches, Non-profit, Side Salads, Bistro, Light Bistro, Hors d’oeuvres, Desserts, Beverages

SPECIAL MENUS: Vegan menus

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 15 years

EVENTS THEY CATER: Corporate

AREAS THEY SERVE: Quebec

ONLINE ORDERS: Available

Contact Details

ADDRESS: 963 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, ON, M6H 2X6

TEL: 416-535-2412

eat@vertcassecroute.com

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Tips for Choosing a Cook for Your Occasion

The most effective method to discover food decisions, adaptability, and fit

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BY MELANIE WOODWARD Refreshed January 22, 2020

Incredible food catering at an occasion—regardless of whether it has some other little setbacks—will in any case leave visitors feeling fulfilled and glad. However, serving food that is not as much as standard or is inside and out awful will cut down the wide range of various all around arranged, magnificent parts of your occasion. So put some time and thought into choosing a cook for your occasion and follow these supportive tips when beginning.

In case you resemble numerous individuals in the computerized age, you counsel online surveys while thinking about a café decision. All things considered, another person’s antagonistic feasting experience can save you the sat around idly and cost. Great food can offset helpless atmosphere or a not exactly heavenly stand by staff. Awful food, be that as it may, is simply terrible food. Furthermore, the helpless taste that it leaves in your mouth can dominate extravagant materials or a grinning server. That is one reason why cautiously choosing a food provider for your occasion is so significant.

Start Your Catering Arranging

Catering is frequently the first or second detail cost in an occasion arranging spending plan. The sum spent on food and drink can altogether affect how much cash is left for different things. Your occasion is critical to you and it ought to be to your cook also.

Prior to thinking about the genuine menu alternatives and value list, assess how brief the caterer is when reacting to calls or messages. In case they are not returning calls or messages before you employ them, then, at that point what sort of administration will you get whenever you have given them a store?

Be Explicit

Food providers offer fluctuated menus and valuing structures so that contrasting one with another can be very difficult. Be explicit with respect to the sort of occasion, the food you might want served and your assumptions about the menu and the assistance. An imminent food provider that is truly keen on acquiring your business should set aside effort to become acquainted with you, find out about your business, and pose numerous inquiries in regards to the occasion and your considerations on the menu.

The Cook’s Experience Tallies

A cook that represents considerable authority in rich, dark tie issues may not be most appropriate for an easygoing, open air grill. Involvement in the sort of occasion you are arranging is important​, so stay away from the error of naturally employing a caterer that you have utilized already for an alternate kind of occasion. All things being equal, converse with them about your necessities and furthermore look for recommendations from different food providers with showed insight in the kind of occasion you are arranging. A decent cook that needs to keep you as a customer will advise you in the event that they can’t convey the sort of menu you are looking for.

Adaptability

Cooks commonly have standard menu alternatives from which to pick. Search for menus that are flow and mirror the most recent patterns in food and drink. Talk about other menu alternatives that might be accessible; adaptability is significant as you look for a food provider that will convey as indicated by your requirements and assumptions.

It’s difficult About the Cooked Food

While choosing a cook, remember that you are employing them for food, refreshment, and administration. This incorporates the help you get as their customer just as the assistance your visitors will get at the occasion. While you have no influence over the stand by staff at an eatery, you do have command over what kind of staff serves the food at the occasion you are arranging. Ask with respect to the quantity of workers, their involvement with working an occasion like yours, and the quantity of staff in administrative jobs.

Recommendations

When looking for strategic plans, the overall general guideline is to demand three proposition. The equivalent applies when mentioning catering recommendations for your occasion. As in the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, one proposition might be too high, one too low, however ideally one proposition will be perfect.

References

Need to know what a planned caterer resembled to work with? Regardless of whether they conveyed as guaranteed? In the event that the food and drink were just about as great as is commonly said? Inquire. Cooks ought to have the option to give a rundown of references; make a move to discover what different customers need to say about their work. Sometimes, you might have the option to notice an occasion that they are right now working so you can see direct what they can do.

Give It a Taste

Contingent upon the size of the catering spending plan and the sort of occasion being arranged, a few caterers offer a tasting menu so you can in a real sense experience what they have to bring to the table. In case there is a cook that you are especially intrigued by, request an examining of the proposed menu. Better to discover early if the small quiches are wet and if the asparagus is limp.

Agreement Subtleties

Similarly as with whatever else in business, get it recorded as a hard copy. The cook’s agreement ought to determine what food, refreshment and administrations they will give just as insights about date, time and area. This incorporates chosen menus, number of servings, refreshments, bar administration, table cloths, embellishments, workers, all valuing, and any extra administrations.

Ensure Yourself

Agreements ought to ensure the two players in an understanding. Ensure the agreement with your caterer is intended to shield you from non-execution. Consider having a lawyer audit the agreement – the lawyer expense for this will be definitely not as much as what you will lose if the cook neglects to convey.

Crossing out Arrangement

When arranging an occasion, crossing out of that exact same occasion may not enter your brain. Nonetheless, unforeseen things do emerge and it is ideal to decide early how a scratch-off will be dealt with. Your catering agreement ought to incorporate dropping methods and punishments should your caterer bail without a second to spare. Also, assuming your customer suddenly drops the occasion and you are, compelled to drop the cook, obviously diagram the monetary punishments for wiping out and fuse that into the agreement with your customer.