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Quality Caterers on Vancouver Island

saragrey Oct 25, 2008 10:16 PM

Hi All,
I'm new to this site. My fiancee and I are getting married on the island next year in August. We are looking for a caterer that can do delicious informal dinning...without bacon bits! We have had some trouble locating good caterers as we are located in Vancouver. We will have 160 people in an outdoor setting. Any help would be appreciated!


  1. waver Oct 26, 2008 09:23 PM

    There's a new Italian-owned place on Salt Spring that does some retail of home made pastas and has a growing business doing wholesale. Delicious food and very nice and professional folks. They do some catering and who knows, maybe they could be convinced to get over to Qualicum??? The place is called del Vecchio and the owners are Max and Carly.

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      anewton Oct 26, 2008 08:51 AM

      Partly depends on where you will be getting married. 'Tis a big island, after all.

      My wife and I got married in Victoria last year. We used Truffles catering. We were pleased but not blown away (it was within our budget, though).

      For a more upscale caterer, I would check out Fey and Hobbs.

      Cooks' Day Off is also solid and does lots of weddings.

      All of the above are in Victoria. I'm not sure that they would be available to cater a wedding in, say, Tofino. Hopefully others on the board can chime in with 'up-island' suggestions.

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      1. re: anewton
        Sam Salmon Oct 26, 2008 09:52 AM


        1. re: anewton
          saragrey Oct 26, 2008 03:28 PM

          Thanks so much. Yeah it is a big island! We will be getting married up island near Qualicum. We've just haven't had a lot of luck finding much worth paying for up there. I will follow up with your suggestions!

          Thanks again

          1. re: saragrey
            Sam Salmon Oct 26, 2008 04:40 PM

            Eat Magazine just did an issue about Nanaimo-which is right next door maybe you can find the info on line here http://www.eatmagazine.ca/

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