In the summer of 2010 we were approached by POP Kollaborative to cater an office opening party for Corus Entertainment. Initial planning was very hush-hush as the event was to be new and fabulous. Our menu had to reflect a “MINDJAM” theme; something spontaneous, unexpected and most of all spectacular. It soon became clear that this was a unique opportunity. As our VP Russell Day described our initial meetings with POP,
“We realized that we had been given a once-in-a-career opportunity: to be able to use every freaky idea we’d ever had!”
Last week, Daniel et Daniel had the pleasure of providing catering for Mount Sinai Hospital’s inaugural Chef’s Challenge for a Cure, hosted by famed Chef Gordon Ramsay. The event, which took place at The Carlu, saw five of Canada’s top celebrity chefs leading teams of non-chefs in an on-stage cook-off to raise funds for breast and ovarian cancer research. Meanwhile, D&D provided the event’s guests with a gourmet five-course meal designed by Chef Ramsay himself. The evening was a great success, raising more than $1.1 million for an important cause, and our experience bringing Chef Ramsay’s creations to life? Bloody brilliant!
Calling all catering chefs and event professionals! In just a few weeks, D&D’s chef Karen O’Connor will be headed off to Louisville, Kentucky as an attendee and guest speaker at the International Caterers Association’s CaterArts conference.
Can you believe it? Daniel et Daniel Catering has started blogging!
For those unfamiliar, our company is a bustling Toronto-based catering and event planning business. Founded by Daniel Megly and Daniel Clairet, corporate and culinary talents respectively, their partnership has endured an exciting and fascinating 30-year history. The two Frenchmen, both hailing from Paris, felt an undeniable harmony when they first collaborated on a joint assignment for Toronto’s Auberge Gavroche in 1980. Convinced that more could come of their initial synergy, within the next year Daniel et Daniel Catering and Event Creation was established.