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A trip to Rome in search of culinary ideas delivers a different sort of inspiration

For the better part of, oh, about 2,000 years now, we’ve known that all roads lead to Rome. Or at least that’s what the empire-happy ancient Romans told us. When it comes to preparing unforgettable food, they were definitely correct in that rather bold assumption. Italy has been a culinary hotbed for centuries, a place […]

Memories from our first Toronto Catering Showcase—and a hint of what we have planned for this year

It may be hard to imagine, but there was a time before the Toronto Catering Showcase, an event of such importance to our industry that it now seems like it’s been held forever. In truth, it’s only been happening for four years—and Kiss the Cook Catering has been there for all of them. As we […]

Jeff and Giulia’s Jam Factory wedding: A tasty affair that hit all the right notes

When bride-and-groom-to-be Giulia and Jeff were planning their dream wedding, the first thought on their minds (after what delicious meal they’d be serving!) was the venue. The couple knew they wanted to tie the knot in Toronto. Would they choose a traditional banquet hall setting? Perhaps one of the city’s beautiful parks followed by an […]

When is it the right time to launch a daily corporate catering program?

In past installments we’ve looked at ways to build a winning corporate catering program, and the many reasons why it makes sense to make such a substantial culinary investment—think improved employee engagement, retention, attraction, the joy of seeing smiles on your people’s faces after an awesome lunch. I could go on about the many benefits, […]

Homes First provides shelter, support and (Kiss the Cook) meals to Torontonians who need it most

Many of us will never have to rely on a non-profit organization to make ends meet or to help us find food and lodging. We hear about the charities that do this work, we might donate to them or even volunteer hours, but they largely exist on the periphery of our lives. For other Torontonians, […]