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
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
The ASAE holds an annual conference at different locations every year. This year, timed with Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the ASAE selected Toronto to host their event. With over 2,000 planned international attendees, we wanted to give ASAE members a truly Canadian culinary experience.
Guillaume ClairetToronto celebrates ASAE with Tourism Toronto and Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events