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caterers...who's the best?

pinkbuddhacookie Nov 7, 2006 09:10 PM

Just wanted some opinions on who would be best to cater a wedding reception in Toronto.
Anyone have any that the used that were exceptionally good (or exceptionally bad)

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    ctl98 Nov 8, 2006 02:00 AM

    I've never been to a wedding catered by Daniel et Daniel but our office always has them cater our events and we've always been pleased.

    1. HarryLloyd Nov 8, 2006 02:12 AM

      I second D et D.

      Been to a wedding with DetD. good but make sure you reheat well. the instructions they give suck.


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        pinkbuddhacookie Nov 8, 2006 03:16 PM

        you mean you have to heat the food up yourself...they dont have ppl come to set up adn do that?

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          HarryLloyd Nov 10, 2006 12:18 AM

          They do at a cost. i think they list pricing for everything on their website.

          what do you need a caterer for? will heating it up yourself be too much effort?


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            pinkbuddhacookie Nov 10, 2006 01:04 PM

            well its for my wedding reception, so I dont really want to have to bother with all the food set up and stuff, as well we want 'food stations' so i assume someone would have to man those


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        Tour boi Nov 8, 2006 04:15 AM

        Oh yes D et D is excellent! my friends 40th was catered by them. I would recommend. Tour boi

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          xtal Nov 8, 2006 04:53 PM

          I'm not so sure about D et D. I've been to several corporate events catered by them, and haven't been that impressed.

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          Vickers Nov 8, 2006 01:28 PM

          I've been at several weddings/engagements parties, etc. catered by a smaller company called "Food Magic Catering" and they've always been great. Nice people too.

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            miranda Nov 8, 2006 02:59 PM

            I like Urban Fare...excellent food and service...you name it they have it...or let them suggest what's hip...been to many functions and Weddings where they catered...Miranda

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              tartetatin Nov 8, 2006 05:51 PM

              I haven't had anything catered in years, but I used to love Urban Source, which has been in operation for about 20 years and has excellent food.


              1. shana Nov 8, 2006 07:06 PM

                D and D just did our wedding and we were so very happy!

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                  peppermint pate Nov 8, 2006 07:59 PM

                  A few other options - Dish, The Moveable Feast and Ginger Island. Also, Mark McEwan/North 44 does catering (they do some very cool upscale bbq's).

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                    pinkbuddhacookie Nov 8, 2006 09:04 PM

                    Anyone used Sumptuous Catering or Presidential Gourmet? Those are the top two we are thinking of.

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                      ciaociao1 Nov 9, 2006 03:48 PM

                      I use Sumptuous all the time. I have used them for corporate events big and small, and I have them booked for a company christmas party this Dec. I have also used them at home whereby they prep the dishes and drop off and I just finish the cooking/re heating.
                      I have always thought they have done an excellent job every time and very reasonable (I always get 4 quotes and usually use them) Matt at Sump. is the NICEST guy ever too.

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                      sherry f Nov 8, 2006 10:31 PM

                      Senses Catering is absolutely out of this world. Ditto for North 44 (I think it is called Parallel). For a cheaper option, L'eat is great. Run by Tony who owns Paese restaurant at Bathurst and Wilson.

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                        estragon Nov 8, 2006 10:40 PM

                        It's not Senses, but I've been to an event catered by Opulence, and it was excellent. http://www.opulenceevents.com/

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                          haberdasher Nov 9, 2006 05:46 AM

                          I like Urban Fare. We use it at the office all the time for client events. They are fairly reasonable: http://www.urbanfarecatering.com/

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                            TwinklyTerrapin Nov 9, 2006 05:02 PM

                            Marigolds and Onions catered a work friend's wedding recently, and he and his bride were really happy with both the food and the price.

                            1. Fwagra Nov 10, 2006 12:48 AM

                              "Toben Food by Design" is the best.

                              Relatively new on the scene, he studied in France and graduated at the top of his class. He worked with Susur Lee in Toronto as sous chef. Now, he caters. And he does it well.

                              He is not adequate. He blows the competition away.

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                                pinkbuddhacookie Nov 10, 2006 01:03 PM

                                oops, sorry, made my reply above

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                                  Smalph Nov 10, 2006 01:50 PM

                                  I have had some spectacular food from En Ville Catering - www.enville.com. Haven't been at an event they've done recently, but last time was absolutely perfect.

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                                    gastrojunkie Aug 17, 2009 10:45 AM

                                    I went to a really nice party a while back that was catered by The Food Dudes ( http://www.thefooddudes.com/ ), their food was amazing!

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                                      canadianbeaver Aug 17, 2009 11:17 AM

                                      Loved Noble Culinary. Medium on Eatertainment.

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                                        JennaBean Aug 17, 2009 11:25 AM

                                        I plan events for a living both large scale and small and use a variety of caterers across the city. In order of pref my fav's are listed below:

                                        Daniel et Daniel - Mostly I work with Rick
                                        10tation Event Catering – I always work with Sarah P
                                        Marigolds and Onions Ltd – I always work with Carla
                                        Enville - I've mostly worked with Michelle G

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                                        1. re: JennaBean
                                          Googs Aug 18, 2009 06:27 AM

                                          That pretty much nails it.

                                          I haven't heard of Enville yet. Are they new or am I way out of the loop? I'm guessing the latter.

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