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The Best Catering Companies in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / September 16, 2011

Catering in TorontoThe best catering companies in Toronto can totally make an event. Beyond those few moments of gawking at the bride, or paying tribute to a new charity, or sitting patiently through a formal address, event attendees are focused on the food. It should be fresh (in quality and innovation), perfectly plated, and of course, boast exceptional taste and flavour. But a catering company's work isn't limited just to the kitchen.

No, there's timing between courses, presentation, and serving etiquette to be considered, whether undertaken by the company's own staff or by hired servers from The Butler Did It or other staffing firms. The catering companies on this list have the aforementioned elements down to a science. Here is the list of the best catering companies in Toronto, as recommended by the readers of this site.

See also:

The best event venues in Toronto

Daniel et Daniel
These kings of Toronto catering have served such esteemed visitors as the Queen of England, the Price of Wales, and your rum-happy Uncle Bob at your second cousin's wedding. The duo behind it all started the company over 30 years ago, and they now boast a catering company of more than 85 employees, as well as a Cabbagetown food shop. Daniel et Daniel catering is French-based with Asian, North American, and European influences.

The Food Dudes
While Daniel et Daniel claims a slow and steady ascent, The Food Dudes burst onto the scene a few years ago and somehow landed among the elite of Toronto caterers. Of course, that "somehow" should be an "obviously" if you've tried some of their corn soup shooters or local lamb sliders. The Food Dudes' menu tries to include as much local ingredients as possible with an emphasis on sustainability, which surely makes its cheesecake lollypops that much sweeter.

Marigolds and Onions
Marigolds and Onions is known to take on some huge Toronto parties, from the Rogers Cup Tournament to ROM galas, the Hockey Hall of Fame to the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. Marigolds and Onions is also on the eco-friendly train, not just in supporting local farmers but also taking (and promoting) their own measures to cut down on waste, which include reusing binders and planning deliveries with minimum gas emissions in mind. And yes, all that even for a simple corporate breakfast.

JK Kitchens
Star power is a weighty force it seems, because just a mention of Jamie Kennedy Kitchens can kick those Pavlovian responses into gear. Uh, even if the JK Kitchens team uses such unappetizing descriptors as "gastronomic experience." Operating out of The Gardiner and other prominent Toronto venues, prospective hosts can get a casual taste of the menu at the Gilead Cafe.

The Salt & Pepper Catering Co.
With a section of its menu simply devoted to cupcakes, The Salt & Pepper Catering Co. excels at neat and sweet. Stefanie Tortorella is the brain behind the business, known especially for its perfectly presented hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, which can include mini turkey burgers with fruit chutney, tuna tartare, and cocktail sandwiches on mini milk buns.

Yorkshire Pudding
You would think Yorkshire Pudding to be the caterer to serve the Queen, but private functions and smaller events are more of this company's essence. Its menu is classic with an elegant twist, and includes dishes such as red-wine poached AAA tenderloin and pan-fried spinach gnocchi. Yorkshire Pudding will do weddings, corporate events, and even small at-home dinner parties.

10tation Event Catering
10tation Event Catering doesn't just cook the meal, but also has its own team of event planners to organize the time before and after the espresso bean creme brulee. In addition, whereas many other Toronto caterers will limit set dinner options to just a few, 10tation offers 10 (a nod to its name?) plus several buffet and barbeque choices.

Presidential Gourmet
Presidential Gourmet seems to be on the preferred catering list for most everyone around, which explains its venerable city-wide reputation. In the biz since 1986, Presidential Gourmet's "Green Manifesto" now weighs heavily on its menu of fresh takes on familiar foods, such as its mint and rosemary rubbed lamb chop and its spicy chocolate cake with maple bacon jam.

The Moveable Feast
While The Moveable Feast won't be serving thousands at the AGO's next gala, this relatively small catering company knows intimate dinner parties, as well as gatherings for up to 500 people. Reviewing The Moveable Feast's menu of lobster bisque shooters, foie gras mousseline, and wild mushroom risotto with either have you salivating, or else give you an inexplicable urge to pick up a Hemmingway book and dive in.

Photos from The Food Dudes on Flickr.

Discussion

144 Comments

cassie / September 16, 2011 at 11:14 am
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10tation is fantastic - great and easy to work with, had no problem answering all the 1000s of questions we had and accommodating our budget. We used them for our wedding this past Saturday and everyone loved the food! I definitely recommend them :)
Yp replying to a comment from cassie / September 16, 2011 at 11:44 am
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Yup, we used 10tations 2yrs ago on Sept 19th (shameless plug for my wedding!).

Food was amazing, staff very helpful and prices within reason.

Highly recommnded them!
Mark / September 16, 2011 at 11:46 am
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Daniel et Daniel are coasting on their reputation from years ago, when they actually WERE one of the best. Did a tasting with them last year for a major event and was thoroughly unimpressed. To say that their service and food taste/quality was lacking would be an understatement.
SJB / September 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm
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You are missing the small guys. Ezra Title is a must to this list. Mat Kantor is also good. Yorkshire has a cool way of doing things for sure. Unimpressed with Daniel et Daniel. Coasting is a good description.
jpeg / September 16, 2011 at 01:13 pm
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You are totally missing Encore Catering there quality of the food is great and service beyond words and Leat catering goshhh just spot them yesterday at TMX and their polenta was amazing, not to mention they are from the same guy of Paese. You are missing lots of names there and including names that are not that strong.
Lavinia D. / September 16, 2011 at 03:11 pm
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The amazing difference with the Food Dudes is the flavours and the taste of each item and the combination of flavours within each item. Takes catering to a new level. Eating their food is an experience you dont forget. They're a young team and incredibly creative.
lol / September 16, 2011 at 05:44 pm
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That girl looks real professional at a formal event in her T-shirt and black jeans. Remind me never to hire her for a formal event...
Peter / September 16, 2011 at 06:16 pm
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Food Dudes. Tops.
Moi / September 16, 2011 at 06:37 pm
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The Butler Did it for SURE! Awesome staff....!!!
Also you forgot North 44 Caters....pure perfection!
DCinTO / September 16, 2011 at 07:29 pm
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I'm getting so sick of over-priced catering companies here. We got quotes from several high end caterers (the venue forces you) like 10tation and Daniel and I was blown away. Is it really normal to charge $15,000 for a two course meal (salad and entree) plus hors d'oeuvres at a cocktail hour for 100 people? Two courses and no alcohol! We just wanted something simple. Meanwhile, I can rent out a nice restaurant and pay the same amount for a 4 course meal PLUS alcohol! Please someone explain the math to me because IMO what these guys get away with is flat out robbery. The good old "wedding tax" to take advantage of two people just starting out.
Dan / September 16, 2011 at 07:41 pm
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+1 for Daniel et Daniel "coasting"... truly mediocre

Sublime catering is pretty boss
Kat23 / September 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm
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I like Les Louises catering. You can munch on them at Soulpepper Theatre, but they also do events. Healthy and fresh food, yum!
mondayjane / September 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm
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Daniel et Daniel lost the plot a long time ago. Mediocre, uninspired offerings. How did they possibly make numero uno here?
MAK / September 17, 2011 at 06:24 am
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I disagree with Marigolds and Onions. If you are not a big event, they ignore you. I wanted to do something special for my husband, half the food didn't show up and the specialities they promised weren't there.

When we had our wedding the sales woman chased and chased me hundreds of calls. I am only too happy that she never caught up with me. The catering we had was fantastic!
rick mcginnis replying to a comment from lol / September 17, 2011 at 06:47 am
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A formal event - like ones where dudes wear their underwear with a suit jacket, like the Vin Diesel lookalike at the top left? I guess you don't get out much - the logo branded t-shirt and black pants are standard uniform for servers at events like the one pictured.
om / September 17, 2011 at 09:18 am
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Great advert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sam / September 18, 2011 at 03:42 pm
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Foods by Toban? Could be the best food ive ever had at a party.
Lesley / September 18, 2011 at 03:48 pm
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You missed out on one of the cities best caterers. Toben Food By Design has been a staple in my life and several other patrons in my community for 3 years. Yes, they are new on the block, but to not even mention them is to disregard a powerhouse of delicious food and inventive thought. You should take a look at the article that Sara Waxman wrote about them in Dine Magazine. http://www.dinemagazine.ca/virtual-magazine/2011-edition/
Jason / September 20, 2011 at 04:17 pm
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One of the BEST caterers in Toronto was left off this list! .. .JP Catering. I've used this caterer over 9 times this year and each time it has been better and better.

I'm adding the website here so people can see. John Preskow (owner) is the single most professional person I have ever worked with! His staff are impeccable and I would honestly recommend him to anyone that asked (and I have). Before you make a decision, trust me, call John Preskow!

http://www.jpcatering.ca/



Jay / September 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm
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Anybody that makes a catering "best of" list that has Daniel et Daniel at the top (no one who truly loves food would put it there) and leaves off L-Eat and Sequel has no clue.

JPEG / September 23, 2011 at 11:40 am
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Guys you should totally re-do this one. Many good names missing and other companies no one has heard about are there.
JPEG replying to a comment from lol / September 23, 2011 at 11:43 am
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Agree with DcinTO. It depends on the type of event. Not everyone ones employees in the suit and tie uniform, and some other people provide the uniform for the staff for a particular event. Not everyone is into plain and boring corporate.
cristina / September 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm
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your all over looking one catering company that i have been using for the past 4 yrs.
they have done everything for me from birthday parties, to engagements to even our backyard bbq's
just want to say thanks to in-housechef.ca
always perfect
billm replying to a comment from Lavinia D. / October 1, 2011 at 11:44 am
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The Food Dudes is hands down the best catering company in the city - if not the country. LAVINIA D. said it best, they do things differently and that is exactly what the catering industry in Toronto needs. I'm so excited to watch these guys grow!
Lin / October 28, 2011 at 11:53 am
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I'm biased of course but I'd throw our hat in the ring for this list - Feast Your Eyes Inc!

www.feastyoureyes.ca

-Lin
Karen / December 18, 2011 at 07:38 pm
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Treeline Catering - they do the 600 person events for our office every few months... amazing.
New list please!
Kevin / January 26, 2012 at 02:19 am
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We just used Catering by Kultura and were amazed. Amazing variety and incredible flavours.
Here is their site, don't let the few picts fool you. Just ask for a sample tasting and you will be hooked. Their restaurant has amazing food also. That is how I found out about them.

http://www.kulturatoronto.com/catering.html
Will / March 20, 2012 at 03:31 pm
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Just wanted to mention Elle Cuisine in here as well because I had a wonderful experience, while she catered my company's event!
Jan / April 3, 2012 at 10:33 am
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Jonathan Preskow Catering is definitely by far, the best caterer in Toronto.
His food,and presentation are outstanding.Jonathan Preskow, and his staff are truly professional, and made our occasion unforgettable! We highly recommend him.

http://www.jpcatering.ca
Steve / April 30, 2012 at 11:17 am
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We have used Yorkshire Pudding on several occasions, including two weddings. They have great food with a flair and terrific, professional staff. From the moment you contact Yorkshire Pudding until the event concludes, you always feel that they care about a successful event as much as you do.
Joelle / May 1, 2012 at 09:16 pm
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CaterTrendz Culinary Production is the best of all.

www.catertrendz.com
Joelle / May 1, 2012 at 09:17 pm
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best kosher catering

Zuchter Berk Creative Caterers

www.zbcaterers.com
Andrew Fraser / May 16, 2012 at 08:44 pm
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Seventh heaven provides the highest quality premium event catering in Toronto.
Mariana / May 19, 2012 at 02:22 pm
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Hi. Cooking in Toronto is a small catering company based in downtown Toronto offering home cooked European meals for busy professionals and families. We deliver home cooked meals in Toronto and GTA . We also offer catering for private events and parties and we offer cooking classes as well.We specialize in home made European food such as Italian food, French food, Hungarian food, German food and Eastern European food. In our website you can also find European food recipes.
Martin / June 3, 2012 at 09:39 am
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Anita Catering has been wowing its clients for over 25 years. It's a small operation, that focuses on great service and superb food.
Jessica / June 9, 2012 at 12:02 am
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Velvet Tapas Catering is by far the best catering service I have ever delt with. Very friendly and easy to work with. Great food and great pricing. I STRONGLY recommend them.
Ana / June 10, 2012 at 02:37 pm
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I dealt a few times with Appostrophe Catering, small boutique type caterer. Wonderful food www.apostrophecatering.com
Ana / June 10, 2012 at 02:48 pm
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This is a great boutique type caterer I dealt with a few times.
Wonderful food and personalized service.
Andrew / August 1, 2012 at 04:50 pm
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We used en Ville for a recent event and the food was really good and they were very professional. I would say that 10tation, en Ville and Daniel et Daniel are the best.
Rod / September 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm
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Always worth trying a few smaller companies for the personal touch.
Compri Food Service and Impeccable Taste are totally focused on corporate catering.
Rod / September 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm
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Try the new colour coded corporate menu. You to can have Impeccable Taste..
megan replying to a comment from DCinTO / September 24, 2012 at 05:21 pm
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Hey, Did you end up finding a caterer that didn't charge astronomical prices or did you just go with a restaurant? I'm currently looking for a caterer and am also surprised at the cost of things!! thanks :)
Cosplay / September 26, 2012 at 09:52 pm
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Anybody that makes a catering "best of" list that has Daniel et Daniel at the top (no one who truly loves food would put it there) and leaves off L-Eat and Sequel has no clue.
Susan / October 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm
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I have worked for SEVERAL catering companies and they all had amazing food. I noticed that none of these names are on any of these comments. Companies such as: Saffron Catering, Peggy Turcott Catering, All Our Favourite Foods. They all have amazing food, great staff and pay attention to every detail. I have worked as a server for catering companies for over 18 years and have seen it all and tried it all. These companies are among the best in Toronto!!!!
George replying to a comment from Susan / October 8, 2012 at 03:54 pm
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Ww have used Mcewans ... Hey a great chef that is always innovating with multiple restaurants and a specialty food shop!! Sampling wonderful
Michael / October 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm
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Definitely one of the best caterers i've ever used - iCater. Their food is delicious and their staff is excellent. Anytime we've used them at the office, they always go the extra step. I've had them cater a couple of parties at home too...they do not disappoint. What I really appreciate it that they're flexible and do their best to accommodate any specific needs. I would suggest checking them out! Their site is http://www.icatertoronto.com. Amazing food and an even better team.
Karen replying to a comment from Susan / November 3, 2012 at 11:42 am
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I am looking to work for a catering company. I've been a restaurant server for 6 years. Any suggestions on companies I should contact?
Andy / November 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm
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Gourmet Cuisine is a great new comer! Although they've been around for a couple of years, they've been working on some pretty great events recently. They did the cocktail reception at the Innovators Ball and their food was significantly better than whoever catered the main course. A must try!
Parker replying to a comment from Lesley / December 5, 2012 at 11:14 am
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Toben Food by Design. Toben is a total prick. Treats the staff like crap! The people that cook the food are not permitted to taste the food in terms of seasoning or anything. Everyone has to bring a bagged lunch. He pays under industry standard too. That's always nice. OH! And for all the clients out there considering Toben, Food by Design, be aware that the staff gratuity is never passed along to the staff that work the event. Not the cooks, not the servers. You can take that up with his sister Alana. As well, the prize winners he has running his events, Kristin & Beth. Such charmers they are! Toben & Alana are thieves. The food is crap too btw. Go with Moveable or TOGO Food Bar. They use top notch food and provide reliable service.
olive / December 6, 2012 at 01:14 pm
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I recently had a cocktail party for about 30 people and approached a number of catering companies for quotes at the outset. I was really excited when I discovered Food Dudes, but I have to say I was quite taken aback by their prices. Their food looked great but it was $30 pp for apps and a flat $350 fee for the chef, plus an hourly rate for a manager, plus serving staff. I reached out to a number of other companies, including Salt & Pepper who never even responded to my inquiry, enVille who followed up with a long-winded phone call and then never sent through the quote and menu they promised, and Chez Vous who said they weren't accepting any new bookings.

I ended up going with Daniel et Daniel because I found the pricing to be most reasonable out of any of the companies (to put in perspective, the same price as what Food Dudes could offer to drop off food that I would have to prepare myself). I was really impressed with the food from Daniel et Daniel and the service was amazing! They were also very conscious of the budget that I had provided them at the outset. I would highly recommend them, and would use them again in the future.
Nicholas Dureault / December 19, 2012 at 11:46 am
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I would like to recommend a relative newcomer to the chart called Farm and Wild Catering by Daniel Bresca... he just finished a Holiday Dinner for the Ronald McDonald House -Toronto in conjunction with the Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation (www.mcpf.ca).

Daniel fed 140 families last night on a budget of $700 (though much of the food was donated - but not all of it) Please check out Daniels site at www.farmandwild.com
Nicholas Dureault / December 19, 2012 at 11:50 am
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I would like to recommend a relative newcomer to the chart called Farm and Wild Catering by Daniel Bresca... he just finished a Holiday Dinner for the
Nicholas Dureault / December 19, 2012 at 11:52 am
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I would like to recommend a relative newcomer to the chart called Farm and Wild Catering by Daniel Bresca... he just finished a Holiday Dinner for the Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation http://www.mcpf.ca

Daniel fed 140 families last night on a budget of $700 (though much of the food was donated - but not all of it) Please check out Daniels site at http://www.farmandwild.com
EIM Solutions / December 19, 2012 at 11:53 am
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I would like to recommend a relative newcomer to the chart called Farm and Wild Catering by Daniel Bresca... he just finished a Holiday Dinner for the Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation http://www.mcpf.ca

Daniel fed 140 families last night on a budget of $700 (though much of the food was donated - but not all of it) Please check out Daniels site at http://www.farmandwild.com
Justin replying to a comment from cassie / December 29, 2012 at 11:27 am
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Cassie,


Best PC has AMAZING chicken at an incredible price. I would suggest you try them out next time round. I did a catering order for 15 chicken dinners and it was amazing!
Jason Gates / January 22, 2013 at 01:34 pm
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Hi There,
Tired of the same old caterer? Looking for a fresh new culinary provider for your cast and crew?
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At Nature's Own Catering it's our #1 priority to provide everything you could possibly think of to pamper your cast & crew.

We feature an exciting range of comfort, ethnic, vegetarian menus made fresh daily and 100% Organic options also avail.
We also accommodate any special dietary requirements and will provide separate meals when required.
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Not looking for a full meal? We have you covered. Our corporate menus will satisfy even your grumpiest employee.
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We provide to the entertainment, corporate and live event industry.
Some of our current & past clients include HGTV, DISCOVERY CANADA & W~ NETWORK, just to name a few.
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You are in good hands with Nature's Own Catering.
Check out our website for more info.

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Regards
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Nature's Own Catering
(647) 972~2283
Gary / February 4, 2013 at 12:14 am
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Hi Everyone,

One Toronto catering company left off the list above is BBQ Catering. We have been around for many years in Toronto and provide services that are second to none. Our costs are not outrageous and we have a huge list of testimonials to backup all our claims. So how were we missed as a Toronto caterer!?

We can hold your corporate event or catered wedding event on the grounds of De La Salle College (on Avenue Road just below St Claire) and a host of other fine venues. We are full service suppliers and can supply everything your event needs...including lots of smiles!

Please contact me for any further info I would be happy to provide answers to any and all inquiries.

Best Regards,

Gary Hendin,
(905) 870-8434
BBQ Catering
Special Events Catering
BYOC Event Rentals

Asian Catering Services / February 5, 2013 at 03:32 am
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Thanks for sharing the news. Keep posting such good content.
Mike Donnelly / February 7, 2013 at 01:16 pm
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Caterers need sub contractors on occassion. Do you list services contracted by the companies mentioned in BlogTo?
Wine01Tutor offers services to the public as well as caterers and event planners.
Farida's Kitchen / February 25, 2013 at 08:41 am
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Contact the team at Farida's Kitchen to discuss the party catering services we can provide. Dinner Party Catering
Fuck / February 28, 2013 at 04:16 am
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Shut this fucking useless thread off
Fuck / February 28, 2013 at 04:17 am
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Full of useless self promotion bullshit, shut your comments off idiots
Fuck replying to a comment from Gary / February 28, 2013 at 04:17 am
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Terry replying to a comment from Fuck / February 28, 2013 at 03:25 pm
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Hey fuck, not a fan of marketing I see. If marketing upsets you along with small spelling errors, I have a solution for you, stop reading blogs and you won't be so angry over sweet fuck all, and hey, as an added benefit you might live longer!
RYAN replying to a comment from Sam / March 5, 2013 at 01:29 pm
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Agreed! Amazing food and service. They catered my wedding a few months ago and every guests was raving...I am still getting phone calls. They are a pleasure to work with. Toben custom designed our menu. My wife is a vegetarian and they had 100's of really unique veggie offerings in addition to super tasty, innovative meat and seafood dishes. Can't wait to have a reason to cater another party with them!
RYAN replying to a comment from Lesley / March 5, 2013 at 01:43 pm
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Toben Food By Design should definitely be listed as one of the top caterers in the city :)
Laura / March 8, 2013 at 10:46 am
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Toronto's best kept secret is Christine Bib Catering. Humble excellence for 25 years. Check out this liberty village and Muskoka gem.
alexandra replying to a comment from cassie / March 10, 2013 at 07:17 pm
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These all look so yummy, if you like Italian I found La Cantina Catering! Amazing food! even better prices! Surprised they arnt on here. Very different from these selections.
manik / March 17, 2013 at 06:52 am
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"I want to thank you and your crew for your outstanding professional service provided Saturday.
Your crew's experience and high standards made the event a success. My client appreciated their
'casual professionalism'. I will certainly call upon your services again. Thank you so much."

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Asiancatering / March 30, 2013 at 09:56 am
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he Food Dudes' menu tries to include as much local ingredients as possible with an emphasis on sustainability,
Asiancatering / March 30, 2013 at 09:57 am
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10tation offers 10 (a nod to its name?) plus several buffet and barbeque choices.
john / April 24, 2013 at 10:19 am
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Grapevine Catering should definitely be on this list!

Just had an hors d'oeuvres party and they were amazing. Attentive service from the first phone call to the end of the party!
My guests haven't stopped raving about the lobster grilled cheese!
john / April 24, 2013 at 10:19 am
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Check them out at www.grapevinecatering.ca!
john / April 24, 2013 at 10:26 am
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http://www.grapevinecatering.ca
Jesse Fogarty / May 3, 2013 at 04:28 pm
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I've recently used Ida's catering for a local business lunch in downtown toronto. Not only was the food amazing but the staff's services was impeccable.

Strongly recommend http://idascatering.ca
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Jane Corrigan / May 10, 2013 at 11:31 am
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Toben from Toben by Design is a complete azzhole to work with. He is verbally abusive to his employees and thinks he's some type of god. One can only hope that someday, Toben succumbs to terminal cancer.
Asker replying to a comment from Fuck / May 23, 2013 at 01:25 pm
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My, how successful you are at your own shameless self-promotion. It's a comment blogosphere for a particular type of business. Sure, some might have vested interests, but you are trolling yours in the wrong forum.
Carlos Santos / June 11, 2013 at 03:26 pm
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I have been to some events where I had a chance to experience Presidential Gourmet. Their food just blown my mind. It is Fantastic! They are great planning, serving and their staff is just super friendly and helpful. The quality of their food is something impressive. Very well thought and made, also quite creative. Just a week ago I had a chance to experience their food at the Shaw Media and Bell Media Upfront 2013/14. What a great "gourmet experience" I had!
Anna greenberg / June 16, 2013 at 11:57 pm
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I also used Farm and Wild. It was a pleasure working with Daniel. His food was amazing above and beyond anything I expected and wait staff were friendly and professional.
It was a dealing with such a professional boutique caterer. I will use them again and recommend their food, taste and presentation and service to everyone I know.
Thank you Daniel and Farm and wild for making my dinner such a success
Anna / June 17, 2013 at 12:02 am
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Our event was hors d'oeuvre, and a fabulous small plate chef attended station for 80 people in our office. Farm and wild rented and took care of all details. Everyone was blown away. Food is fresh, tasty, and whimsical. Daniel developed menu for us base on our needs and likes. Great chef, honest and accommodating
Thank you again Daniel
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Doris McLean / June 17, 2013 at 12:10 am
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I hired Farm and Wild to cater a party. Food was delivered on time. Well wrapped an heating instructions on. Price was fair but taste, presentation and portions were amazing. I used many catering in past but I will only use farm and wild from now. Daniels food is amazing. And he is super easy to talk to and honest. Great chef and company. Www.farmandwild.com
Jessica / June 19, 2013 at 12:30 am
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Was at an event for work last month (May / 2013), our office has them once a quarter, the caterer they chose was amazing. Like others here I will agree that not all the latest and greatest are on the list. Highly recommend the one our work uses, Treeline Catering I believe , like the few others posting here about them, our office was impressed.

On another note, my be best if readers who actually experience as customers comment vs. the comments seen on this blog by a few of the smaller companies directly.
Boss / June 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm
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I dealt with several caterers for my events. These are my impressions:

Daniel et Daniel- reasonable, yet food lacks innovation
Grapevine - high quality food and service is impeccable
Presidental Gourmet - would somewhere in the middle category. Nothing to rave about
JP - so far my favorite.The owner is a delight to communicate with, staff is amazing and above all the food is out of this world
North 44 - also great but bit on the expensive side for what you get
The Food Dudes - tasty and definitely deserved to be on this list
Encore- so far on the bottom on my list.Food tasted old and recycled. Advised by staff to tip them directly because the owner allegedly pockets their tips when they are added to the bill
moi replying to a comment from lol / June 19, 2013 at 01:52 pm
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You are a doofus. you think she wore that to work? it was the folks that hired her for the gig moron!
moi replying to a comment from Parker / June 19, 2013 at 01:54 pm
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LOL so true
caterers in dallas / June 20, 2013 at 07:11 am
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Well it ain't easy to satisfy the food critics. They always have that expression of something is slightly more/less. Congratulations mates. Cheers!!!
Meagan replying to a comment from Jane Corrigan / June 25, 2013 at 11:18 am
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That is absolutely terrible to say and completely untrue!
I have worked with Toben for years and you have no idea what you are talking about. I don't even know who you are and how you would have come to work with with us! What you said is just shameful. Please ignore this individuals post it is rude and uncalled for
Robyn replying to a comment from cassie / July 3, 2013 at 02:29 pm
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Hi Cassie,

Do you think you could give me some more information about working with 10tation. I'm thinking of getting married at Brick Work's next year and 10tation is one of the preferred caterers. Please let me know if you have time to give me some details!

Thanks!
Robyn
Robyn replying to a comment from Carlos Santos / July 3, 2013 at 02:31 pm
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Hi Carlos,

I've been back and forth with Presidential Gourmet about caterer my wedding and I just wanted to ask you some more questions about them if you have time. I'm impressed so far as the individual I've been working with has been really good about communicating, etc. But I need to know that the food is excellent!!

Thanks,
Robyn
Rob replying to a comment from Boss / July 15, 2013 at 01:23 pm
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I've used different caterers for my events as well. I would say 10tation and Marigolds and Onions are among my favorites. Daniel and Daniel, they are on the expensive side and I agree with you, the food lacks innovation.
As for Encore, my experience was completely different from yours. I've had the opportunity to work with them a few times. My clients were extremely happy with the food and the service was absolutely flawless. I highly recommend them.
Gail / July 31, 2013 at 03:54 pm
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I see an a lot of people going on about different types of caterers and how expensive they are. may I add to that I have had some bad experiences with caterers and high prices. I found Blairs catering 2 years ago and would never again even think of hiring another caterer. Prices are fantastic, food is awesome and the service is five star from start to finish.
I highly recommend them
Mickolo replying to a comment from Steve / August 2, 2013 at 09:31 am
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Agree with you, Yorkshire in Etobicoke is fantastic. Our sit down dinner for 8 was the best deal out there. One chef took care of everything including serving and cleaning up and was totally deserving of our$100+ grat!
Joey / August 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm
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we have used CaterTrendz for our wedding and I’m so grateful and impressed with the service, food and the quality.
thai dishes / August 16, 2013 at 12:50 am
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Thanks for your list, I know it's very difficult to find good catering service in Toronto. it' helpful. toronto catering
Rachel replying to a comment from Jane Corrigan / September 7, 2013 at 02:32 pm
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SHAME ON YOU JANE CORRIGAN FOR WISHING SUCH A DISGUSTING THING ON ANYONE.......You were obviously fired and with an attitude like that is it any wonder. Toben and his staff have catered four events for me and he was a pleasure to work with on top of the food being fabulous. He is one of the best new Caterers to hit the Toronto food scene.
reezet121 / September 21, 2013 at 07:08 am
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Awesome Publish....Useful Details. This is excellent information for people who are looking for marriage toronto catering companies. Great job!
Sam / September 21, 2013 at 10:34 am
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You are missing one big name Silverspoon Mississauga, their name is spreading all over south asian community. Their food is awesome and moreover prices are very very reasonable.
Nick / September 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm
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We just tried Farm and Wild Catering as recommended on this thread for an event we threw called A Sponsored Life with Zach Bussey, and Daniel from Farm and Wild helped us hit a grand slam by getting our event front page coverage in the Toronto Star. Can't thank you enough Daniel! Www.farmandwild.com
Senora Bustos / September 28, 2013 at 12:23 am
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I love the empanadas from TheEmpanadaDealer.com I've never had any empanadas like theirs, with their flakey pastry stuffed full of different tasty fillings, best of all they're baked and come with delicious Guacamole and Hot Sauce to go with your empanadas.
Zoe / October 6, 2013 at 08:05 pm
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Another home run for Daniel from Farm and Wild for catering a beautiful birthday dinner. Daniel and Renata made the event very special with top class service and fabulous food. We were all very impressed and pleased with the extra care that Daniel provided. Highly recommended!
Click Here / October 10, 2013 at 04:54 am
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Hello,

Nice post. There are so many catering companies are available in the online. I think these are the best catering companies in Toronto. Thanks to sharing it...
Kristen Bell / October 16, 2013 at 02:13 am
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I’ve had the pleasure & misfortune to use some of the caters on this list for both personal and business needs, the challenge from time to time is that they’re not consistent, and while one caterer can be great for a large event, they tend to suck at smaller intimate ones , and vice versa. A good caterer must balance between a good product/food and service, and keep it consistent. Also very important is the ease of use! Some caterers sometimes can be over the top and not have a good sense when an event need be formal, and when it needs to be trendy. I found from experience that some catering companies are overly chef or owner centric, and they don’t built great teams, they can be easy to work with, but the level of service fluctuates from time to time. I personally find it easy to work with Small-to-medium size caterers; they tend to deliver good service and value. They’re small enough to pay attention to your order, and big enough to look after an event. I’m currently using Pepperberry they seem for now to give me a bang for my money. I would recommend giving them a try. www.pepperberry.ca


• Daniel et Daniel: old money, can be an assuring choice, tried and tested, can be a good choice for large events (few hundred guest +) especially when they’re associated with the venue. $$$ can be pricy, won’t be my # 1 choice.
• The food Dudes: creative but can be over rated too. Can be overly funky and over the top, won’t use them for a corporate event, can be great with younger crowed. $$$$ Pricy
• Marigolds and Onions: over rated! Nothing special, very little value for what you pay for.
• 10tation event Catering: Too expensive, great presentations, especially on themed events. Not your average caterer, more into events then food. They’re good if you don’t mind dropping serious money $$$$$.
• Jamie Kennedy Kitchen: typical celebrity chef kitchen, pricy, overrated, not for the average folks. More into larger events then the smaller intimate stuff.
• Pepperberry catering: these guys seem to be new; I started using them for work, great value & quality for what they charge, and easy team to work with. Used them recently for an event, they were great.
angela / October 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm
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awesome food fantastic selection and amazing service we had our wedding customized with a menu that fit our taste and budget they didn't amazing job for our Christmas cocktail party as well
Ang / November 7, 2013 at 04:07 pm
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Another otherwise low key but fantastic caterer is Vinci Catering in Etobicoke. Michael is SO great to work with and always tries to work with my budgets. The food is amazing, from scratch & authentic & consistent in quality. I have used a few of these listed and Vinci is comparable to any on this list with better pricing.
John / November 12, 2013 at 09:55 pm
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Honestly we use Choice Catering all the time.They are one of the best companies out there.I have used them for many event.They cater to all GTA.They even have a great website choicecatering.ca they rock.
starr56 replying to a comment from Nike Blazer vintage / November 16, 2013 at 10:57 am
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you need to get off this blog ,,it's about food ..in case you haven't noted ! you're nuts ..! stop your stupid nattering unless it's relevant and useful information!
starr56 replying to a comment from Nike Blazer vintage / November 16, 2013 at 11:03 am
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sorry I was replying to the stupid thread by Nike VINTAGE ....get off this blog unless it's food related ,,not your dumb blazers!
tharini09@hotmail.com / November 24, 2013 at 02:18 pm
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anyone into Organic and green environment. These people are the only one serving with considerate about our future generation and our health. I'm extremely happy with them.
Grace / November 24, 2013 at 10:11 pm
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We used Blairs catering for our wedding in October, what a great company, very friendly and there prices really were very competitive. I highly recommend them
James / December 17, 2013 at 02:44 am
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You can also mention http://www.bellavitacatering.com/, I frequently have food from there.
Charles / January 11, 2014 at 10:37 am
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Daniel et Daniel is part of the past. Their service is far from good and their food is lost somewhere between late 90's and early 2000's. My first option would be Presidential Gourmet with no doubt. They have just mastered the event planning and catering services. They are so far the best I have tried.
Carlos Santos replying to a comment from Robyn / January 11, 2014 at 10:39 am
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Hey Robin,

It is been over six months since you asked those questions. I don't know if you still like to have some info about Presidential Gourmet, if so, I would be happy to answer them, after all, I can't get enough with their food. To me, they still are the number one in this province.
Hungry / January 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm
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Does anyone have experience with Parts & Labour caterers? Or any other Toronto restaurants that also provide catering services?
Emily replying to a comment from Jan / January 26, 2014 at 03:49 pm
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Jon Preskow of JP Catering steals ALL the tips left by clients for the waitstaff. He is sneaky and untrustworthy. In 2 1/2 years not one of hundreds of staff ever got a tip until one was actually saw the client hand him cash for the staff…and we waited and never saw it. Plus his food is Ital Cal circa 1989…pesto cream sauce with sun dried tomatoes…really??

Valerie Sideco / January 28, 2014 at 08:36 pm
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Emily please introduce yourself to me!! I have been supplying JP Catering's wait staff since 2010 and have distributed countless TIPs. Therefore you certainly must not work with my team. If you felt you were cheated by him with TIP's why not be professional and speak to him rather than apparently wait 2 1/2 years to than expose him on the internet?? Jonathan has been one of the favorites of all my waiters. They are always jumping at the opportunity to work with him. Surely if he is a preferred caterer to work with amongst a team 200 waiters he must be honorable.
Rich M / February 3, 2014 at 11:02 pm
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Degrees & Co Catering should be added to the list. I tried them this January & was very pleased their Pizzas & Pastas. They just launched in December I think, and a friend recommended me. I think they are also part of Standard Pizza in Little Italy/College St.
Rich M / February 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm
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http://www.degrees-catering.com
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dialus / February 21, 2014 at 09:05 am
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It is good list of event venue in toronto.Thank you for the post.
fashionfoodie / February 27, 2014 at 10:38 am
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Treeline?!? Ok food, but their staff - everyone has something different on - one server had her long hair falling into food when she delivered, another server was working in rolled up sleeves to show off his ink! See thru tops - not what you want at your event unless its at a club. They certainly practice age-ism in their staffing.
fashionfoodie / February 27, 2014 at 10:42 am
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Butler Did It Staffing comments must have been posted by their managers, cuz they just stand around talking to one another about their acting auditions. Don't wash their hands, either. Hey AGO haven't you seen that one who actually puts her hand into the food (eating things she claims she never eats - & then barfs them up in the bathroom!).
Jack / March 19, 2014 at 10:57 am
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When it came to our event we wanted exquisite and food and service that was intuitive. We opted with a boutique catering company, Better Catering. They were fantastic, professional and we never even felt they were there, yet we never needed anything. I was a guest at my own party.As far as the staff is concerned, they are the owners. Dressed in formal attire this bunch take their company seriously. As a result of a great function, my office manager now used them for our work functions. Would recommend Better Catering to anyone!
John Matthius / March 27, 2014 at 07:26 pm
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LOL some of these comments are so ridiculous.

Shameful self-promotion and bitter ex employees. At least the latter have more truth to spew.

Also people should avoid hiring caterers that use staffing agencies like Ms Sideco's as the staff get paid much less, often are treated like shit, and are one relationship removed from the client.
Hines Darrel / April 3, 2014 at 08:28 am
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You should very careful in selecting the caterer because many offer low quality food and also charge more.Thank you for this post.
CE / April 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
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Just used Daniel & Daniel for our wedding catering this year (March 2014). Needeless to say, they were unorganized right up until the date. They forgot to serve a late night dessert that we paid for in advance and to top things off, their staff was stealing wedding decor at the end of the night, we witnessed it with our own eyes. After the event and already being billed the substantial total cost - they charged our credit card without authorization and no real explanation three weeks after the event and when asked about it, they just added random scribbles to the bill. A very unprofessioanl service and we would caution using their services.
Tina / April 17, 2014 at 02:20 pm
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I highly recommend Catering Magic Inc (http://cateringmagicinc.com). They'll work with you to fit ANY budget you throw at them, and they've catered for the Toronto Argonauts, and some well-known downtown businesses as well. Definitely check them out (and their testimonials)!
marge journey / May 4, 2014 at 09:40 pm
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We just use Farm and Wild for our anniversary cocktail party. I picked them because of the comments i read here. Daniel was a pleasure to work with. we did a small plates apps/carving station. staff and food was amazing.
Daniel was at our event to make sure everything was perfect.
55 guests cocktail party
Jane replying to a comment from Susan / May 7, 2014 at 07:47 am
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Susan or anyone who knows it....
I am trying to reach Peggy Turcott ....do you have a number? I live in the US but am hosting an event in TO soon. thanks
Karen / May 21, 2014 at 11:44 am
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I wish they would update this listing...
Anyways I just used Urban Acorn Catering (www.urbanacorn.ca) because my husband is vegan but me and most of my guests are not and we wanted to hire a someone who could do both really well.
Chef Daniel and Marie were awesome and event helped us out with other details of the wedding. Highly recommended.
Nick / May 25, 2014 at 07:53 pm
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Been using them for 3 years and still loving Farm and Wild!!! www.farmandwild.com

Daniel is simply the best, and the value is amazing once you see what you get... I remember once even Daniel was doing an event nearby my office and dropped me off a complete lunch as a thank-you.

Trust me, you'll be hard pressed to find a better caterer that will help get your event on the FRONT PAGE of the News.
Eva Russel / May 27, 2014 at 07:24 am
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Event caterers are an essential part of any event. Unable to chose wisely can cause the event to suffer badly and thereby damaging the reputation of the organizers. As an event planner I had made use of services of several event catering companies (franco freshy corporate and event catering, Toronto, Ontario ). Quality and variety of food and punctuality are the most essential factors to be considered when choosing a event caterer. Falling behind in any of those factors will cause the event to suffer.
Isaac / June 9, 2014 at 12:29 am
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What crap. This is the worst caterer in the kosher food industry.
Erika Miller / July 10, 2014 at 02:00 am
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From French hors d’oeuvres to Lebanese desserts, Italian salads to Mediterranean kabbabs, Bella Vita Catering & Private Chef Service is known to serve exotic dishes at parties and home events since the last 30 years. They are a trustworthy food supplier to all events big and small, and you’d be in for a real treat when you hire a private chef or their BBQ service for a party at home.
Stony Scuba / July 10, 2014 at 10:06 am
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How about Pumpernickel's? They are doing really tasty stuff as well... And they have a really good chef in their First Canadian Location ...
annie / August 4, 2014 at 07:30 pm
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Urban Fare has some great food, and their staff are very professional!
Patequeen / August 4, 2014 at 07:31 pm
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And don't forget about the in-house catering at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Terrific in-house event coordinators too help plan your whole event from start to finish.
Peter Fisico / August 4, 2014 at 07:42 pm
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I hired Daniel et Daniel to cater a standup cocktail reception at my wedding in May 2014 at a premiere venue because they were on the preferred caterers list.
The prices were crazy exspensive for what you got and I could have catered it better myself without the attitude from a female events coordinator from Daniel et Daniel .

We were told there would be plenty of food ????? and to our surprise it was the opposite with the minimal on artisan meats and cheeses were a joke for what you paid for it...the servers we excellent but then again they are from a waitering service.

Very unhappy with this catering company !!!!!
truth / August 4, 2014 at 09:29 pm
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NEVER USE
Zuchter Berk Creative Caterers OR Catertrendz
they are crooks. not to mention what goes on... Food is not that great. awful head chef. Really poor management. You're food may not be kosher either. Yelling scenes at events. Abuse staff. Do they even pay their staff. no
Tanya / August 5, 2014 at 12:23 am
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I have been hearing a lot of good things about Urban Acorn Catering. They are a warm couple who are great in handling all types of events especially weddings and pop-up dinners. They did a vegan multi course pop up at Tori's Bakeshop and the menu was insane. Highly recommended for any event. They are the few out there that do vegan food and do it EXTREMELY well!
Aleksandra / August 5, 2014 at 04:59 pm
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Food Dudes are the best!

I worked with so many catering companies, but when you see vendors shine best is under the worst of situations. As a wedding planner/coordinator, I have the great opportunity to work with all kinds of vendors and venues. Sometimes they are not the best... We worked hand in hand with the food dudes, even though the venue was horrible in delivering what it was supposed to deliver. They were quick, efficient, and stepped up to the plate to deliver delicious and savoury food for our clients. I recommend and will continue to recommend these guys to my clients.
Spencer / August 10, 2014 at 04:09 pm
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A lot of catering companies are talked about. Food is always mentioned and I believe is very important. What we needed was great food that not only tasted tremendous but was presented and delivered in a "white glove" fashion. We were brought on to Better Catering from a colleague's wife that had an office event with them. From initial consultation to the day of the event this company was nothing but professional and accommodating. Their attire is very formal and their service, ultra intuitive! If your event is formal I highly recommend this company.

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