The Design Exchange has been ground zero for countless spectacular events over the years. Bursting forth from the former home of the Toronto Stock Exchange, it has been a significant host to Toronto’s event scene for two decades, setting the scene for myriad weddings, corporate events and fundraising galas. The interior of the former Stock Exchange is beautifully dramatic in its own right, but for a yearly recurring event we knew it was essential to provide an element of surprise.
Guillaume ClairetAn Enchanted Evening at the Design Exchange
Despite the arctic freeze hovering over Toronto this winter, our Executive Chef Karen O’Connor along with Executive Pastry Chef Bonnie Kravitz and our amazing culinary team have not been hibernating! The kitchen has been humming with the ideas brought forward from our eager Menu Committee, consisting of sales and culinary staff, all dedicated to the creation of Scrumptious! Inspiration came from the colour and anticipation of spring and summer produce, and fresh ideas were molded into the new event catering menu, lovingly perfected in our kitchens.
Guillaume ClairetLooking Ahead: Spring – Summer 2014
In December, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to create a discovery themed menu for the Grand Opening of Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto, a new special event space in the heart of downtown Toronto. For this opening, Ripley’s wanted to make quite a splash on the city’s event scene (pun intended), so our own senior event planner, Jake Curl and executive chef Karen O’Connor worked together to achieve their vision. They took guests on an exciting journey of discovery through the aquarium space with a menu that took inspiration from the visual cues of each exhibit.
Guillaume ClairetUnder The Sea: An Evening at Ripley’s Aquarium
For the Salvage event at Metropolis we pulled out one of our newest desserts: Chocolate Pudding with Smoked Whipped Cream and Toffee Crunch. That’s right, smoked whipped cream. It was a hit at the event and now we’re eager to show you how it’s done.
Guillaume ClairetBehind The Scenes: Smoked Whipped Cream
Let’s talk about summer barbecues! While a BBQ is the quintessential summer get-together for families and friends, it’s also a great setting for corporate functions. Casual and fun, the ambiance is a great match for a day of teambuilding or relaxing and rejuvenating at a corporate retreat. We love hosting barbecues at some of Toronto’s top venues, like Artscape Wychwood Barns, Polson Pier or Miller Lash, among others.