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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 […]

How dietary restrictions create opportunities (for the right caterer) to shine

Take it from us: there are few things more exciting for a devoted foodie than having the opportunity to develop their dream menu. That could mean conjuring up a list of delectable dishes for a wedding, daily corporate meal program or cafeteria, or a social event such as a birthday, anniversary or even a business […]

Backyard wedding

Your logistical guide to planning the perfect backyard wedding

So, you’re about to tie the knot. First off—congratulations! You’re embarking on the best journey of your life. Now comes the fun part. That would entail planning the wedding, setting a guest list, choosing the décor, the menu and all of the other details that will combine to make your big day absolutely fabulous. Now, […]

Hawaiian themed event, poke party

From James Bond to Hawaiian Luau, themed events are all the rage!

Everybody loves a good party, but the ones we tend to remember are those with a unique and memorable angle. They might involve a toga (think back to your university days), a movie (“The name’s Bond, James Bond”) or a destination (get your leis ready, Hawaii lovers!). The fact is themed events are always a […]

Roll This Way serves up fun, fresh sushi with a side of unforgettable experience

By about the fifth glass of sake, John Hoffmann knew he was on to something. Indeed, it was on that life-changing night back in 2011, that the executive chef and owner of Toronto’s Roll This Way Sushi had a rice wine-inspired Eureka moment. At that point Hoffmann was an aspiring musician working hard to make […]

Hello 2019! Kiss the Cook Catering named one of Toronto’s best by BlogTO

What a way to start the New Year. It seems like Santa delivered a late present to our team when, just a few days ago, we were named one of ‘The Best Catering Companies in Toronto’ by BlogTO. While it’s always an honour to be recognized as a leader in your industry—especially when doing business […]

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 […]

Pulled pork and rice

Mealtime done right: How to avoid daily corporate catering program pitfalls

Creating a daily meal or cafeteria program for your team is a great way to help boost engagement, improve employee retention and position your organization as an employer of choice. After all, who doesn’t love the idea of the boss paying for lunch every day? But it can also be a disaster if it’s not […]

Large scale catering

Wonder what it takes to cook for 500? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at our large-scale catering in action!

Anyone who’s ever cooked a big Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for a large family gathering knows how tough it can be to get everything from the preparation to the tabling of dishes exactly right. In my house growing up, those meals were usually for 20 people or more. Putting a smile on all those faces […]

turkey feast

We have a brand-new Festive Menu for 2018—and it’s our best yet! Here’s why

One of the most exciting aspects of running a fast-paced catering firm is the chance to put an innovative new twist on traditional dishes. It’s a fun challenge that we relish (pun intended!), especially at a time of rapid growth for our company, when we’ve been able to make some amazing new additions to our […]