Leftover food

Liftovers cuts waste and helps feed thousands of Torontonians in need

Think about the last event you attended. Whether a catered corporate luncheon, a wedding or a family barbecue, odds are there were probably a huge table of leftovers and food waste once the festivities ended. Canadians love their food. Unfortunately, we also waste a lot of it. According to the City of Toronto, more than “$31 […]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Planning to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding? Here’s how to host a party even a royal would love

We’re just a week away from the royal wedding of Prince Harry to actress Meghan Markle (a former Toronto resident!) and speculation is rife as to how their nuptials will unfold. Who will be on the guest list? Any surprises or snubs? What will the bride wear? We can surely count on the usual regal […]

Up, up and away: A whimsically-styled wedding shoot as seen on WedLuxe (Video)

If you’re lucky enough to be approached by one of our industry’s best, Megan Wappel Designs, to take part in a styled wedding shoot, you instantly jump at the opportunity. Even better is finding out that it’s going to be shot by the insanely talented sister team at Amsis Photography. It’s at that point that […]

Spring is just the first course: 2018 Spring menu inspiration

Even though the year rolls over on January 1st, spring feels like it marks the New Year to me. Finally, the darkness and frigid Toronto winter starts to fade away as the daylight glows longer and the blossoms start blooming! For caterers, spring marks the beginning of wedding and BBQ season, inspiring us to dream […]

Buddha bowl

Five fun ways to spice up your daily corporate meal program

Canadians spend a huge portion of their time in the workplace–whether at a corporate office, a job site, in a retail environment, at an institution such as a school or hospital, or at another work environment. In 2017, nearly 7 million of us worked 40 hours a week or more. That’s a lot of hungry […]

Fried Food

Food stations bring creativity and culinary flare to any event

It’s hard to pinpoint when food stations became a popular fixture across the event and catering industry, but what we do know is that this hot trend isn’t going anywhere soon. On the contrary, these live culinary showcases are in high demand. We regularly see clients requesting a food station for their event—be it a […]

October Specials

October Kiss the Cook Catering Specials

We know many of you are still enjoying trips to the beach as summer hangs on just a little while longer, but here’s a reminder that turkey time is just around the corner. That’s right, autumn is here and that means you’ll soon be preparing a delicious Thanksgiving feast. It also won’t be long before […]

Cherry Cheesecake

Bubi’s No Bake Cherry Cheesecake (VIDEO)

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sBktl9RCn8[/embedyt] Ingredients 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup butter, melted 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese softened 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla 1 (14ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling Directions In a small bowl, […]

Turkey Plate

Thanksgiving is just around the Corner

With the holidays fast approaching, memories of love, laughter and masterful turkey dinners. I know it’s only mid-September and kids have just headed back to school, but the holidays are just around the corner. That’s right, in about a month you’ll be sitting down to a hearty Thanksgiving dinner with family or friends, then before […]

Family Style

Welcome to the new Kiss the Cook Catering

Same great food and events, brand new look When Fia Pagnello founded Kiss the Cook Catering in 2009, she wanted to share as many of the warm and wonderful experiences that she had growing up, a time spent enjoying countless family functions and holiday get-togethers. That meant doing everything from helping clients stage unforgettable events […]