Our Catering History
Daniel et Daniel was, as the name suggests, founded by two Daniels, both originally from Paris, France. Daniel Megly entered the hospitality industry at a young age as a waiter. His ability to work well with others and provide outstanding service quickly launched his career, and he soon found himself working for the Hilton hotel chain. His role with the famous hotel group required extensive travel throughout Europe and North America, giving him the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in event planning and culinary arts. His unique blend of expertise, travel experience, and professionalism contributed to his success in the event management and catering business.
Daniel Clairet discovered his love for food early in life; at the age of 14 he was already working as a pastry chef and by the age of 18, was serving as a culinary apprentice. Clairet’s unique skill set and natural gift for creating edible masterpieces garnered positive recognition from leaders in the industry. Combined with an in-depth knowledge of food, his passion soon led to a position as a Private Chef for the Rothschilds of France.
It was at Toronto’s Auberge Gavroche, an iconic French restaurant located in Yorkville, where Megly and Clairet first met. Their shared passion for food and providing exceptional dining experiences built the foundation for a successful partnership and their catering business based on the values of French Haute Cuisine.