Scanway’s recipe for success includes ingredients gathered over a cumulative 70 years of food and beverage experience across 15 countries and 4 continents.
MENUS: Hors d’oeuvre, Buffet, Appetizers, Desserts, Plated Dinner Menu, Cakes
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 39 years
EVENTS THEY CATER: Corporate, Private, Reception,, Wedding, Seasonal
AREAS THEY SERVE: Halifax
ONLINE ORDERS: Available
Catering by RCR
MENUS: Breakfast, Nutrition & Executive Breaks, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Beverages, Ultimate Lobster Supper
SPECIAL MENUS: specific allergy, dietary, or cultural specifications.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 46 years
EVENTS THEY CATER: Corporate, Private, Weddings
Kitchen Door Catering Co Ltd
In addition to their catering services, they provide online cooking classes.
MENUS: Fish Jacos, Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, Salads
SPECIAL MENU: Boxed Lunches
EVENTS THEY CATER: Weddings, Corporate Lunch
AREAS THEY SERVE: Halifax, Bedford & Dartmouth.
ONLINE ORDERS: Available
VENUE PARTNERS: 3 exciting new spaces to host meetings and events at their brand new location in Dartmouth
Certainly Cinnamon Catering
They customize the ideal menu according to your vision and provide complete setup of venue from chairs to linens, and arrange floral, music and decorations
MENUS: Business Catering, Breakfast Menus, Boxed Lunches, Sandwiches, Hot Buffet Lunch, Salads, Afternoon Tea, Soup, Beautiful Trays, Hors D’oeuvres, Stations, Desserts
SPECIAL MENUS: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 25 years
EVENTS THEY CATER: Weddings, Funerals, Corporate Lunch
MENUS: Hors d’oeuvre, Buffet, Soups & Salads, Fruits and Veggie Trays
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 25 years
EVENTS THEY CATER: Wedding, Corporate, Casual
AREAS THEY SERVE: Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville
ONLINE ORDERS: Available
Cocoa Pesto Catering
MENUS: Classic Sea Side BBQ, Wedding Day Dinner, Multi-Course Tasting Menu, Wedding Brunch, Traditional Southern BBQ, Wine and Cheese
EVENTS THEY CATER: Corporate, Wedding, Outdoor, Parties
VENUE PARTNER: 494King Restaurant at the Woodshire Inn.
AREAS THEY SERVE: Windsor and Annapolis Valley
Chef Inspired Catering
They provide a full catering service plus 6 different food trucks.
MENUS: Luncheons, Buffet, Food Trucks
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 8 years
EVENTS THEY CATER: Corporate, Weddings, Business Lunch
Asado Wood Fired Grill
MENUS: Canapes, Grills, Seafood, Pizza, Platters
EVENTS THEY CATER: Weddings, Corporate, Private Parties
AREAS THEY SERVE: Halifax and Nova Scotia
VENUES PARTNERS: Birch & Anchor
MENUS: Hors d’oeuvre, Lunch Menus, Buffet Dinners, Full-service dinners, Grilling and chilling
SPECIAL MENU: Gluten Free
EVENTS THEY CATER: All events including weddings
AREAS THEY SERVE: Nova Scotia, Metro Halifax/Dartmouth (HRM), the South Shore, Valley, Hants County, Truro, Antigonish, New Glasgow, and Cape Breton, Parts of New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island
Divine Dishes Take Out & Catering
They can provide their stock of rental dishes, cutlery, and glassware
MENUS: Hors d’oeuvre, Special Menu, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
EVENTS THEY CATER: Corporate, Special Events, Weddings
ONLINE ORDERS: Available
With unique seasons relatively close, experienced hosts will book a food supplier early to ensure the achievement of their private social affairs and companions events. The right cook can address the critical point in time a get-together, so in case you don’t have an accepted top pick, some assessment and fitting decision method are essential to plan your ideal social affair. Start the collaboration by portraying the kind of event you are orchestrating. Is it an advanced event blended beverage party, a proper plunk down dinner, a dinner and-moving occasion? On the other hand is it something all the more warm—a casual toll in or trim-a-tree party. On the other hand is it your office party or an open house for clients? Think about what you’d like to do and the quantity of guests you anticipate; then, set up a viable monetary arrangement. While costs shift starting with one neighborhood onto the next, enrolling a specialist gathering to design fine food and a staff to serve it might be just probably as expensive as liking it at a bistro. In case you can’t have the kind of impeccable filet mignon dinner you need at a bistro for $35 an individual, you can’t have it at home at that expense, in light of everything. You can save liberally on alcohol markup, anyway may similarly need to rent materials, glasses and other equipment. At the point when you have the thought, you are coming. Then, at that point, select the date for the event, making sure to avoid conflicts, for instance, the principle evening of Chanukah, Christmas Eve or a day that others you are inviting may have a dispute (email key invitees to ask—it may be the evening of their office party, or the kids’ school occasion). Then, at that point, it’s an optimal chance to examine the suitable help you need. A skilled food supplier will enable you to plan, and appreciate, your event. While looking for a food supplier, references are fundamental—there’s a great deal being referred to (your successful social event) to go with a dark component. Search out the names of the cooks with a representing splendid food and organization. Imaginativeness and uncommon menus in like manner make events basic and are credits you should look out. In any case, pick a date, and clear it with key invitees. Photo by Marja Flick-Buijs | SXC. Sidekicks. Solicitation sidekicks and partners for ideas from food suppliers that they have used and thought were splendid. Get-togethers. Contemplate parties you have gone to where everything was “great” to the extent food, organization and show. Find who gave food. Scenes. Call the most jazzy places of love, gathering places or self-sufficient wedding settings for ideas on the most exciting food providers. While many may not accomplish more humble events, they may have the alternative to propose hot excellent food suppliers who do—habitually people who once worked for them. Culinary Schools. On the off chance that there’s a culinary school in your town, call and solicitation recommendations. Graduates consistently continue to become cooks or work for various food suppliers—and the school staff has the buzz on who the best ones are. At whatever point you’ve masterminded a summary, you can begin making choices to find availability. If food suppliers say they don’t do a social event of your sort/size/monetary arrangement, demand the names of people they like who accomplish more unobtrusive get-togethers. There are for each situation fairly young associations, or cooks who like to do little events, who have a set of experiences. Exactly when you have restricted your summary down several choice cooks who are open the date you wish to have your party, the opportunity has arrived to exhaust down and choose correctly which one is the right one for your social occasion. This incorporates meeting the food provider, getting what you can get for your spending plan, picking and tasting menus, inspecting subject and rental necessities, working out reward strategies, agreeing upon cost and organization requirements/charges and persistently checking continuous references. Talking Cooks The underlying advance is to look at your going through arrangement by means of phone with your once-over, and grasp on the off chance that it is doable. You may should be versatile to the extent cautious food sources—short ribs instead of rib-eye—yet the caterer can give you a worth reach for a buffet, plunk down, passed hors d’oeuvres, etc, and stop briefly rate to add for alcohol, rentals (glasses, materials), style (blooms), staffing, etc (There are various expenses, from sales to music, as you’ll see underneath.) If your event is obfuscated with various dealer needs (florals, entertainment, lighting, rentals, etc), you may require a cook who can acquire and manage these organizations for you. If one-quit shopping is critical in your clamoring life, and you need a specialist to get the extra work from you, find that the caterer does this reliably and can without much of a stretch play out the commitments. While costs in some irregular locale generally fall inside a particular reach, more humble food suppliers who may work from rented kitchens may have lower overheads, and might have the alternative to cook your event for out and out not actually a caterer who has a tremendous office and supports an immense overhead. Cooks should have the choice to give test menus they’ve made to equivalent sorts of social events. These days, most associations have a site with menus notwithstanding photos of dishes and shows. Similarly get references. An incredible get-together hello. Photo by Maria Brown | SXC. Ensuing to investigating the establishment materials, you’ll have the alternative to restrict the choices to an incredibly short overview reliant upon monetary arrangement, understanding with near events, references and individual comparability. Science with the food supplier is crucial. In case everyone on the once-over scores “A,” you’ll need to rely upon instinct (you’re moreover lucky—you have a fantastic get-together of caterers to investigate). Regardless, my guess is that one will stand out. Then: Solicitation a recommendation. Did the food supplier listen warily and send an idea that obliges your cravings and monetary arrangement? Do you like the menus? If you mentioned something innovative—is it really inventive for you? Have the total of your requesting been tended to? In the event that you’re completely serious around a couple of finalists, demand a recommendation from each. Meet up close and personal. Meet covertly with the cook at their business climate or kitchen. Make an effort not to agree to meet with the cook while the individual is catering someone else’s wedding or event. Surely, you may have to see that individual in “movement,” yet this suggests the event in progress doesn’t have the cook’s finished thought. Additionally, if the food supplier makes an affinity for meeting with potential outcomes at various events, this cook may well do in like manner during your get-away gathering. Right when you pay for a catering capable, you merit their total thought. Meet your regular contact. Ask who will be the regular and on the spot contact for your event. Be sure you feel okay with this person. You need an event chief who is apparently wonderful to work with, appears, apparently, to be talented and client organization orchestrated and propels assurance that you will feel free and prepared to mix in with your guests. During your get-together, demand a summary of references that have used the food supplier actually for similar events, and never book a cook who has not given you different references of satisfied clients who have actually used them. Then, you ought to do your part: Settle on sure to decision and talk with these references, and do demand their bona fide analysis. While people simply give incredible references, you need to ask what may have been improved. Was it 100% perfection? If not, what may you solicitation to be done another way in a little while. Choose whether anything that could have been “improved” was the issue of the food provider or the imperfection of the client who fail to demand something regardless, changed his viewpoint, etc Picking The Menu It may have all the earmarks of being that the best time part of arrangement a social affair is picking what to serve. Be that as it may, then again it’s an eccentric undertaking, and your choices clearly influence spending plan. Prior to contemplating a menu, the essential request to present is, how should the supper be served? Passed food? Plated plunk down? Buffet? In case a buffet dinner, will it be served by staff, or will guests help themselves? These days, served buffets are very popular, anyway the cook needs to design 10% more food—just if some guest takes better pieces or returns for a significant long time. Menu Headway While picking menu choices and serving plans ask the caterer for ideas reliant upon similar social occasions he has worked. For an ordinary evening gathering, demand an assessing of three-or four-course menu thoughts—for instance soup, salad, essential course and sweet. For a social event subject to appetizers and blended beverages, demand a menu idea that will satisfy guests while at this point being finger food arranged, and request musings for signature blended beverages (red and green martini mixes for Christmas, for example). A really agreeable event, for instance, a region toll in still requires basic masterminding. Have the food provider suggest menus that are swarm pleasers, for instance, warm winter soups, new plates of blended greens in with periodic top picks, for instance, cranberries or apple cuts, warm treats for sweet and epicurean hot cocoas and coffees after dinner. A self-organization buffet can be a functional course of action.