It’s no secret that COVID19 and the provincial government’s planning have left Toronto’s top wedding venues with a backlog of weekend bookings till 2023. As the province starts reopening, couples are racing to book their weddings that have been postponed, rescheduled, and canceled due to the pandemic.
Whether you’re making wedding plans for the first or fifth time, you might want to consider hosting a backyard wedding. To start, all you need is a happy couple, some guests, and a backyard. If you don’t have the first two, maybe a wedding isn’t the best event for you. If all you’re missing is a backyard, odds are you know some family or friends that can help you with that. With a bit of imagination and creativity, having a backyard wedding will undoubtedly add a unique touch to your special day!
Guillaume ClairetTurn a Typical Toronto Backyard into a Wedding Venue
The global pandemic has presented challenges to so many aspects of our daily lives. However, one of the most difficult aspects of the pandemic and the associated public health measures for us all to work through has surely been the inability to get together with other people. We are social beings and our need to connect with others is a very basic and core driver in all of us. While the temporary measures we face are necessary and important, doing our best to connect and let those around us know they are important to us is also important. As we look back at some very challenging times what shines through is the indomitable spirit of our clients and their guests. Those who pursued opportunities to connect, share a moment, and nourish their bodies and their soul.
On October 2nd, 2018, we catered the first New Roots Dinner Series in six unique locations in Toronto, Daniel et Daniel served a total of 130 guests and utilized ingredients grown around Cabbagetown.
The purpose of this pop-up dinner series was to secure funding for Green Thumbs Growing Kids, a local charity that promotes environmental and nutritional education based around school gardens. Their mission is to reconnect society with real whole natural food by teaching children how to grow fruits and vegetables locally.
After the success of last years dinners, the New Roots Dinner Series will be returning to Cabbagetown. Working closely with Green Thumbs to keep tabs on what’s growing, Executive Chef Karen O’Connor alongside Executive Pastry Chef Bonnie Kravitz, will develop a catering menu that not only utilizes fresh produce from the school gardens but also features their flavours making them the star of each dish.
Dine with us on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at one of four unique venues located in Cabbagetown: Riverdale Farms, Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Allan Gardens Children’s Conservatory. Complete with a cocktail reception and a gourmet four-course meal, it’s going to be a dinner experience you wouldn’t want to miss!
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.
Guillaume ClairetToronto Catering for Small Parties
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?
Guillaume ClairetBreakfast Catering – Reimagine the Grab-n-go Corporate Breakfast