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Our Festive Turkey Feast is back for Thanksgiving and the holiday season!

It never ceases to amaze me the degree to which memories are shaped by our senses. Sight is an obvious one, but also smell and taste. Think of the scent of your grandad’s aftershave, the taste of a dish that only your mom could cook to perfection, or the smell of her Thanksgiving turkey roasting […]

Your guide to structuring the perfect daily corporate catering program

One of the first questions that organizers ask after deciding to incorporate a daily corporate catering program into their organization’s lunchtime routine is how it can be formatted. Will it be a buffet? Maybe a quick grab-and-go sandwich bar, or a simple snack set-up that suits a more limited budget? Who will pick up the […]

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, […]

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 […]

We’re throwing our arms around summer with BoHo-inspired fashion, flavours and flare!

There’s something magical about the start of summer. It’s not only the beginning of a new season, it reminds us about memories of cottage parties, family road trips and backyard barbecues past. Sharing sweet watermelon with friends, indulging in perfectly-grilled steaks and sipping fun and fruity cocktails on a sun-drenched deck. If spring is about […]

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 […]