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Sicilian style mackerel

Turning up the heat: 2018 Summer menu inspiration

No matter what plans you have for the remaining days of this record-breaking hot summer, we think your best memories will be made sharing an exquisite meal with family, friends or colleagues. That could be at a backyard barbecue, a family picnic, an experience at a top restaurant or simply around your air-conditioned dinner table […]

barbecue seafood paella

A barbecue party doesn’t need to be boring—New classics can light up your grill

You have to love barbecue season. The joy of cooking outdoors. The smell of burgers and hot dogs sizzling in the open air, filling it with tasty goodness. The sight of a fine paella steaming away on a hot grill. Wait. What? That probably doesn’t sound like the barbecue fare that your family used to […]

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 […]

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 […]

lavender blueberry cobbler

How to craft the ultimate vegetarian/vegan wedding menu

You’ve met, you’ve fallen in love and you’re finally tying the knot. And now it’s time to organize what might well be the happiest day of your life. That’s right—planning a wedding is an incredible experience that should be as fun as the big day itself. After all, how many other times will you be […]

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 […]

barbecue tasting

The elegant barbecue: How to turn your next grill-fest into an upscale event

You’ve got to love a good barbecue. There’s something about the smoky scent of fresh-grilled fare that automatically reminds you of summer fun—and spring and fall, too. We’ve even done winter barbecues, so I stand corrected. Barbecues are perfect any time of the year! When done right, they simply have a way of putting everyone […]

Corporate Lunches

Today’s workers want more from a corporate cafeteria. Here’s how to deliver a nutritious staff meal program

Our recent blog on why Fortune 500 companies use free employee meals to help attract, engage and retain top talent apparently struck a nerve with our corporate clients across the Greater Toronto Area. From executive assistants to procurement managers, their reaction to the piece was unanimous and immediate—they agreed with its premise—but also wanted to […]