If you’ve hosted a small event in the past, you know how much time and energy is required make it successful, before, during and after the event.
At one point, you may have considered preparing the food yourself, but you are either short on time, require special kitchen equipment, or simply because you want to relax and interact with your guests rather than be pre-occupied in the kitchen.
From festive holiday dinners to a lavish engagement party with your closest friends and family, hiring a top caterer for your small event will save you plenty of time and energy. From creating a menu to making sure your guests are happy and comfortable, it will allow you to enjoy your own event as though you were a guest, providing you with an overall stress-free experience.
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Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is all too often, overlooked, rushed and/or unhealthy.
If you’re planning a morning event that includes breakfast catering whether it be a meeting, conference, seminar, workshop or anything else, your goal for breakfast should be to energize, engage and get participants ready to participate.
Unfortunately, mainstream breakfast options are often carb heavy, primarily consisting of an unequal balance of baked goods, bread heavy egg-sandwiches and whole fruit platters. These breakfasts lead participants to consume unhealthy amount of carbs causing them to be sluggish and to compensate with copious amounts of caffeine. Is this starting to sound familiar?
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As Toronto’s top catering company, we have in-depth experience in both wedding catering and wedding planning. We recently wrote about the “Pros and Cons of Having a Backyard Wedding in Toronto” and were really happy to hear how this helped many couples with their wedding plans. As summer is almost over and we are heading into the fall, we wanted to share some of our expertise and experience for people considering getting married during this beautiful season. While they are wonderful, fall weddings aren’t without their own unique challenges.
It’s without question that fall weddings have significantly grown in popularity in recent years. And why wouldn’t they? The fall in Ontario has a lot to offer to make your wedding spectacular. From gorgeous foliage colours to an increased availability for popular outdoor venues, you can often have the best options available. As well, you have an abundance of fresh, seasonal, local fruits and vegetables that can be utilized by your caterer, and this on its own an compelling reason to get married in the fall! Having an understanding of the challenges that you may face when holding an outdoor fall wedding will help you make an informed decision on the best venue in Toronto for your special day.
Based on our 30 years experience catering weddings, the two biggest challenges many couples face with holding a fall wedding are timing the date correctly to the foliage changes and handling the unpredictable weather.
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Your wedding is your big special day. You want to make sure everything goes according to plan and your expectations are met. That’s why it’s important to ask your Toronto Wedding Caterer as many questions as possible. The questions below are some of the most important (but often forgotten) questions that could have a big impact on your wedding.
Guillaume ClairetTop 10 Questions to ask your Toronto Wedding Caterer
Rewind back to the eighteen hundreds. You’ve been invited to dine at the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto’s first mayor and leader of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. Now you’ve not actually gone back in time, but you’re attending a very special Winterlicious event in one of Toronto’s most iconic heritage buildings. Like a scene from the movie “Night at the Museum”, you’re seated next to Mr. and Mrs. Mackenzie being played by actors, eating a rustic dinner and listening to live music while in a house that is frozen in 1861.
The Mackenzie House
Located in downtown Toronto, the Mackenzie House has been deemed a historical building for its Georgian-styled architecture and depicture of urban Victorian life in the 1860s. The site features the original three-storey brick row house, along with a one-storey addition added by the City of Toronto in 1967. The site is operated by the City of Toronto and Heritage Services. Our favourite highlights of the home are the Victorian Gas Chandeliers in the dining hall, the cast iron kitchenette located in the basement and of course, William Lyon’s original printing press he used to publish his famous political paper, “Colonial Advocates”.
A Family Style Dinner with the Mackenzies
As far as Winterlicious goes, this Victorian dinner is probably one of the most unique historical experiences you can have, the details of which would please even the most studious history buffs. Beyond the impressive décor maintained by the museum and the ominous glow of the gas chandelier, dinner guests were entertained by actors and servers in period costumes, enjoying a rustic, family-style meal, off of fine china.
We had a blast catering this event and look forward for when it returns to Winterlicious in 2019! Find out more about the Mackenzie House here and find out more about Daniel et Daniel here.
Guillaume ClairetCatering Winterlicious – Eating with a True Canadian Rebel