Pathways on Pleasure Valley: A magical setting with horses, great food and a few life lessons

They say that people and horses often form a special bond. As a boy, Michael Chen–the co-proprietor of Pathways on Pleasure Valley in Uxbridge, ON–had that very same experience. The only difference in his case was that he’d never seen a horse in his life. Chen grew up in an urban neighbourhood in Taiwan. His […]

Argonaut Rowing Club

A perfect lakeside setting makes for an unforgettable Henley Room wedding

There’s something so inspiring about a wedding with a magical location, a wonderful guest list of family and friends and an absolutely delicious menu. It’s what makes an event extraordinary and what reminds our entire team here at Kiss the Cook Catering why we love doing what we do. That was the case for this […]

Kiss the Cook Catering is now a proud preferred supplier to YWCA Toronto

For more than 150 years, the YWCA Canada has worked to advocate for women’s rights and address a widespread array of challenges faced by women through research, advocacy and community campaigns. The organization has a long and successful history of delivering meaningful results to those who need it most across our city. And now we’re […]

Bangarang: An electric cocktail bar we love built on comfort, fun and … cornhole?

There’s nothing quite like a venue where you can enjoy everything from games to drinks to dancing with friends and never feel like you’re out of place. You know—the kind of fun, engaging atmosphere that has the vibe of a super-charged house party but with the design aesthetic of a hip nightspot. Look no further […]

The Burroughes mashes history and Queen West hip in a well-curated exhibition space

For decades, middle-class Toronto families made the trip to 641 Queen Street West (an address since changed to 639) to purchase everything from chesterfields and dining room tables, to carpets and stoves. The F.C. Burroughes Furniture Company stocked homes with the latest and greatest in essential household items of the day after building its seven-storey […]

iQ Venues combines high-touch service with historic spaces to create unrivaled events

As anyone who’s worked with us or read our blogs already knows, the team here at Kiss the Cook Catering is always on the look-out for amazing new venues where we can serve up our chefs’ deliciousness, but in a setting that provides the perfect complement to our clients’ carefully-crafted events. We’ve profiled spaces such […]

Heintzman House exterior

After nearly 200 years, Heintzman House offers a historic setting for your next event

If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy the lavish splendour of a 19th century mansion without the cost of purchasing just such an ultra-expensive property, you’re in luck. Heintzman House, one of Markham, Ontario’s oldest buildings, just might be available to book the event of your dreams. And yes, music aficionados, you can also indulge your […]

The Markham Museum: 19th century country charm in the heart of the GTA

As the Greater Toronto Area and its satellite cities have continued to expand, everyone from brides and grooms to the region’s top event planners are finding they have an embarrassment of riches at their fingertips. Specifically, we seem to have new, ever-more impressive event venues popping up virtually by the week—some traditional banquet-style halls, others […]

Jam Factory

The Jam Factory: a versatile brick-and-beam masterpiece on Toronto’s east side

If there’s an architectural trend we can all stand behind, it would surely be the one aimed at reclaiming, repurposing and revitalizing glorious former factories and industrial buildings. These unique spaces—typically of the brick-and-beam variety if built before the 1950s—are like open canvases; the options to customize them are virtually limitless. It’s no surprise, then, […]

BATL hits the mark for axe throwers and fans of one-of-a-kind venues

The founding stories of most successful businesses usually involve nose-to-the-grindstone innovation, a visionary idea and thousands of hours of dedication and toil. Rarely do those stories involve backyard axe throwing. But then, there aren’t many success stories like BATL, the uber-popular axe-themed event venues that carved their way into the consciousness of fans across the […]