Top Catering Services in Toronto

Top 9 Catering Services in Toronto

Everybody knows that good food puts people in the right mood. So, if you want to see smiling faces at your birthday or anniversary, you’ve come to the right place!

That’s because today’s article reviews the very best catering services in Toronto. Find out which businesses made our cut so you only have the best to choose from for your event!

The Cost of Catering Services in Toronto

Here are factors that drive up the cost of catering services:

  • Number of guests
  • Type of event
  • Length of event
  • Planning 
  • Logistics and location
  • Preparation of meals
  • Meal type

In general, the average cost of catering your average event will be about $2,650. See our table below to get a better look at the prices on a more specific level:

Type of MealAverage Cost (Per Head)
Three-course meal$50
Business breakfast$30
Hot buffet$25
Cold buffet$17
Hot buffet$60
All-day events with several courses$1,800 – $5,000 (fixed total)
Sit-down meals$2,000 – $5,000 (fixed total)
Buffet$500 – $2,500 (fixed total)

 Top Caterers in Toronto

To finalize our selection, here’s the set of things we looked for:

Range of catering services
They must at least have basic catering types such as wedding catering, corporate catering, and private events catering.
Customizable menus
Preferably one that comes with the assistance of a catering consultant.
Customer satisfaction
All the caterers that made our selection have at least a 4.5-star rating on Google Reviews with a significant number of positive feedback on service, food and communication.

1. McEwan Catering

McEwan Catering
SERVICES Catering
Food Truck
WEBSITEhttp://www.mcewancatering.com/
ADDRESS38 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto, Ontario | CANADA | M3C 0H7
CONTACT DETAILS416-444-6262 ext 228
You may also contact them through their contact form on their website
OPERATING HOURSMon-Wed: 8am – 6:00pm
Thur – Fri: 8am – 6:00pm
Sat: 8am – 6pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm

McEwan Catering is not your usual catering services. Unlike others, they can serve you the quality and creativity of Chef Mark McEwan’s cuisine in any location and occasion.

From corporate events to special events, they got you.

What made us like them even more is their direct-to-venue type of catering and that they are the only one that can offer you a carefully curated menu that will definitely make your event a little extra.

To make it even better, in comparison to other caterers, all of their food are made from scratch and with the freshest ingredients they can find. For extra measures, if you have dietary restrictions, allergies, or food sensitivities, their culinary team will tailor your selections to ensure everyone is satisfied.

Another unique thing about them is their food truck catering. Availing of this service will make your occasion more memorable since seeing a food truck during an event is not that usual.

So believe us when we tell you that you and your guests are in safe hands with McEwan Catering as their menu options can suit any type of palate. No matter what cuisine you want, they are the only one that can satisfy your needs.

Pros

  • Has online catering
  • Owns four restaurants
  • McEwan Group also offers flowers and gifts
  • Food Truck Catering
  • Serves diverse cuisine

Cons

  • Catering rates are unavailable online

Customer Reviews

“We ordered our Christmas turkey dinner through McEwan Catering and everything about it was DELICIOUS. It was delivered on time, the instructions were specific and clear. I would do it again and I highly recommend it.

“McEwan and their staff catered and serviced a big party for my parents 50th. Food and service were fabulous. Can’t thanks Chris Valentini, Mario Raposo and Rachel (floral manager) enough!”

2. Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events

Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events' Homepage
SERVICES Wedding catering, corporate catering, private events catering, virtual catering, events management, food shop
WEBSITEhttps://www.danieletdaniel.ca/
ADDRESS248 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A 2L1
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-968-9275
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Catering isn’t just about making guests feast on meals – it’s an entire experience. And this is one of the top reasons why we love Daniel et Daniel: their food is a true experience.

The company provides three major types of catering services. They can curate courses for weddings, corporate events, and private gatherings.

Our favorite thing about them is versatility in culinary styles and flavor profiles. To give you an idea, they have more than 1,600 menu items for you to choose from.

Speaking to their catering consultant is also a wonderful experience overall. They’ll propose a well-balanced collection of meals to combine nutrition and flavor.

In line with this, we love that they can accommodate you with any allergy or dietary requirements. 

Now, if you want to customize a catering menu, you can see their specials easily on their site. For instance, they have comprehensive menus for their Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter collections. 

As an endnote, we’re quite impressed by the fact that they offer virtual catering services. What they’ll do is pack meals and send them to your guests with your logo or with the guest’s name.

Pros

  • 35 years of experience
  • 1,600 menu items to choose from
  • Can accommodate dietary and allergy requirements
  • Has catering consultants to help you select meals
  • Fully customized catering menu
  • Offers virtual catering services

Cons

  • Total catering cost can be expensive
  • Catering office is closed on weekends

Customer Reviews

Exceptional attention to detail

Words cannot express what a wonderful experience it was to have selected Daniel et Daniel and have you, Meredith, there throughout Ali & Justin’s Wedding on 18/08/18. Your attention to detail was bar none. Your calm demeanour allows for beautiful creativity.  Your efforts behind the scene I’m sure were instrumental in ensuring that everything ran smoothly.  We are the lucky ones to have you, so thank you for all you did for us to make wonderful memories.  The main meal was delicious!  I had guests coming up to me through out the evening saying how tasty their food was and how lovely the venue was decorated. The tables were beautifully set as well. The late night snack was welcomed by all and very tasty! Thank you again for everything. It truly was an amazing wedding. – Claire Prost

Delivers delicious food

D&D recently catered my wedding and I couldn’t be happier. Jake took all our notes from the 2 separate tastings we did and delivered the most delicious dinner to all of my guests. The food was one of our top priorities and D&D did not disappoint.  Thank you for your amazing catering services! – Kristina

3. The Food Dudes

The Food Dudes' Homepage
SERVICES Wedding catering, corporate catering, private events catering, food truck catering, BBQ catering, event venues
WEBSITEhttps://thefooddudes.com/
ADDRESS24 Carlaw Ave #2, Toronto, ON M4M 2R7
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-340-3833
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

There are two reasons why we love The Food Dudes as caterers. One, they have an innovative culinary art style, and two, they’re super-hospitable.

Apart from the usual wedding, corporate, and private events catering, they have more fun options. They also do BBQ event catering and a food truck catering service.

Their catering consultants don’t only help you curate a customized menu. They’ll also meet your dietary requirements and assist with planning, budgeting, and executing the service.

To complete the catering experience, they have more than 100 event staff members to assist guests. Each one has experience with the protocols of the company to best accommodate clients.

And if you’re a bit meticulous with themes like us, you’ll love their events equipment. They even have tailor-made tools like regal wood platters to complement the meals!

On top of that, they’re also partnered with the biggest rental collective in GTA, Chairman Mills and Event Rental Group. 

This means you can outsource various items such as teaspoons and ovens for a better catering experience.

The company also has menus for appetizers, BBQs, buffets, and sit-down dinners, so you have a lot of options here. Of course, there’s also a set of specials for food truck catering.

Pros

  • Can accommodate dietary and allergy requirements
  • Catering consultants can assist with budgeting, planning, and execution
  • Has BBQ catering and food truck catering services
  • Has 100 event staff members
  • In-house or rental equipment to complement courses

Cons

  • Can be difficult to contact at times
  • Expensive food items

Customer Reviews

Impressive catering service

It is a challenge to come up with enough adjectives to describe this OUTSTANDING caterer. They just catered an engagement party for us and everyone was beyond impressed. The food was presented so beautifully and every single item we had was truly delicious. We were also totally impressed by their staff who were professional, competent, personable and truly a pleasure to have at our event. We highly, highly recommend this caterer. – Lynda

Smooth communication from start to finish

The number one compliment we got about our wedding was how good the food was! Jason was an absolute joy to work with throughout the process and made sure that service on the night of our event was smooth. The food was delicious and catered to the variety of dietary needs of our guests. We would use them again in a heartbeat! – Lindsay

4. Elle Cuisine

Elle Cuisine's Homepage
SERVICES Wedding catering, corporate catering, private events catering, boxed meals delivery, micro events
WEBSITEhttps://www.ellecuisine.ca/
ADDRESS56 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Y6
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-430-3553
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

With over a decade of experience, Elle Cuisine has already mastered the art of personalizing catering services. Let’s walk you through their offerings so you know what to expect:

To start off, the company does all the thinking for you. They assist with venue placements, decor recommendations, and customizing your menu.

Like others on our list, they also do wedding, corporate, and private events catering. But if we had to pick a favorite, it would be their corporate boxed and virtual experiences.

They’re not the only company to offer this, but they do it better in our opinion. These ordered foods are great if you’re hosting virtual events for your corporate team or family.

You can choose from cheese & charcuterie boards to heartier meals such as cooked proteins. They also deliver taco kits, desserts, sides & salads, appetizers, and add-ons.

We’re also impressed by their ability to cater to everything from small to large-scale events due to their staff size. In fact, they can even accommodate an event with up to 1,200 guests!

Pros

  • Assists with venue placements and decor
  • Offers virtual experiences and order prepared meals
  • Can serve in events with up to 1,200 guests
  • Contactless delivery of party boxes or experience boxes
  • Offers high-end catering menus
  • Caters to micro events
  • Comprehensive menus categorized for events or delivery
  • Has option for vegan meals in catering

Cons

  • Pick-ups for orders is only between 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Customer Reviews

Services that exceeds expectations

Ellecuisine recently catered our 12 person private dinner and did an absolutely amazing job. From the seamless planning process with Dena and Wimela through to the expertly crafted dishes by Dale and Melissa. We had 6 different hors d’hoevres and a 4 course meal each better than the last! Everything was perfect. Dale was a perfect host – very professional – everything made from scratch and delicious. Everyone at the dinner thought it was the best dinner they had ever had. Melissa went above and beyond and outdid all our expectations from, decorating, to drinks to leaving a spotless house – she made the whole evening run perfectly. We will definitely have another catered event from Ellecuisine soon! – Fraser Cunningham

Many food items to choose from

We ordered from the Trip to Spain menu for this past Saturday, and it was so delicious — !  There were so many items to choose from and everything we picked was just excellent.  Ordering was simple, the heating instructions were simple — it made for a very enjoyable evening.  An altogether wonderful treat. – Suze Schmitt

5. Encore Catering

Encore Catering's Homepage
SERVICES Wedding catering, corporate catering, private events catering, virtual catering, hybrid catering
WEBSITEhttps://encorecatering.com/
ADDRESS5000 Dufferin St unit p, North York, ON M3H 5T5
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-661-4460
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Encore Catering just makes things a lot easier for their clients. Plus they have a lot more to offer that earned our favor.

Let’s get to their catering menus first. They have accessible PDFs on their website for cocktails, plated dinners, buffet, vegan meals, and more.

The company also doesn’t lag behind the competition when it comes to virtual catering. The highlight of their service is their user-intuitive app, which allows your guests to make individual orders in 30 seconds.

If you’re interested in this service, you can customize the app to match your company’s logo and colors. All these can be easily done online after you’ve created an account.

But there’s one service that really takes the cake for us. If others only offer corporate catering, they offer hybrid catering services.

As we all know, the pandemic moves thousands of employees into a work-from-home setup, right? With hybrid catering, WFH employees won’t be left out when you have in-office catering.

To wrap things up, they can tweak your menu to accommodate dietary requirements. And if you don’t find a meal you like in their menu, just contact them and they’ll be happy to include it.

Pros

  • 40 years of experience
  • Has an app for virtual catering orders
  • Ability to custom brand the application
  • Offers hybrid catering service for corporate setups
  • Can accommodate allergy and dietary requirements
  • Accepts requests for meals not listed on their menus

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Customer Reviews

Fabulous, flexible, and customer-centric caterer

Thank you to Encore Catering for adding flavour and class to our celebration! Our guests thought the food was fresh, delicious, and beautifully packaged. The app was fun for our guests to use and they were able to choose what they wanted to eat and customize for any food restrictions they had. Shira and David were fabulous to work with. They were very flexible and customer centric. I would absolutely choose to work with them again in the future..thank you! – Beverlee Searle

Great food and amazing experience

Thank you for a great Easter dinner. It was my first time ordering and it was very easy. I appreciated the texts alerting me to the approximate time the food would be delivered and then a text when the delivery arrived. The food was packaged really well and re-heat instructions were conveniently located to the lids. The food was amazing! It was nice not to have to cook and to be able support a local business at this time. – Miriam de Jong

6. Kiss The Cook Catering

Kiss The Cook Catering's Homepage
SERVICES Wedding catering, corporate catering, private events catering, daily office catering, BBQ catering, virtual catering, at home meals, holiday catering
WEBSITEhttps://www.kissthecookcatering.com/
ADDRESS2490 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1N 1V3,
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-264-4040
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Kiss The Cook full-service custom events caterer that approaches things a bit differently. Here are some of the reasons it deserves to be on your short list.

First, they boast a festive catering menu that is an absolute cuisine trip of various flavors. Your guests can enjoy everything from amazing finger foods to their famous turkey feast.

Clients can customize food and cocktails menu to their liking. On top of that, they can also manage small to large events like dinner parties with 500 people.

Their menus are specifically tailored to certain events. So for BBQ parties, you can choose from everything from steaks to burgers, while you get buffet menus for weddings.

By the way, catering options for weddings have packages ranging from $35 to $65 per head. Each package contains a protein, starch, salad, vegetable, and dessert.

Another thing that we like is that their virtual catering services have budget-friendly meals. Plus, you also get the option to add a gift to the meal to make a memorable package.

Pros

  • Offers festive menu options
  • Can accommodate dietary and allergy requirements
  • Menus specifically tailored to certain events
  • Has catering packages for wedding catering
  • Budget-friendly meal plans for virtual catering
  • Option to add a gift to each meal plan
  • Delivery and pick-up option for at-home meal solutions

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Customer Reviews

Wonderful experience with fantastic food

Kissthecook catered our wedding last night. It was an intimate event in our backyard and we were nervous about managing the foor and dishes etc. We needn’t have been concerned. Our server, Sherry, was wonderful and efficient, and the food was fantastic. Everyone raved about it all but the ravioli and the spinach salad were the most popular dishes. Jennifer Orange worked with us to plan the event and I commend her for treating us, and our small scale event, with as much attention and support as she must for big ones. We will highly recommend this caterer to all our friends and family. – Ingrid Smith

Multiple cultures represented in meals

A HUGE thank you to the amazing Kiss the Cook team again and again – the whole day went seamlessly, deliciously and memorably. We have set the bar for wedding decor and food for all our pals in years to come. My guests were so impressed, the multiple cultures were represented in the food, and the biggest compliment of all – Nonna (who is the family chef and harder to please than Gordon Ramsey) went up for SECONDS! Fia should be incredibly proud of her brilliant, talented team. Thank you again! – Chantal Gouveia

7. Ricarda’s Restaurant

SERVICES Events & Catering, À La Carte, Tastings, Entrée Selection, Cocktails, Cheese & Charcuterie, Baked Goods
WEBSITEhttps://www.ricardas.com/events-catering
ADDRESS134 Peter Street, , Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (416) 304-9969
Email: [email protected]

Ricarda’s Restaurant is known for the QRC Atrium, which can hold up to 1200 people and around 20,000 square feet. So whether it’s a corporate function, product launch, gala dinner or wedding, this venue is one of the most sought out in Toronto. 

However, Ricarda’s Restaurant also earned a reputation as one of the premium catering services in the city, able to create customized experiences for their clients. They have full-service capabilities and are equipped to handle every step of the process from concept design to event management.

Their meticulous planning will provide you with unique cuisine and bar offerings coupled with high standards of customer service. Don’t worry, as a client, you’ll collaborate closely with Ricarada’s Restaurant to create the event that matches your vision. 

So whether you’re event needs champagne, an impressive entrée or a decadent desserts to cap off the night, their Executive Chef Julien Laffargue, will bring inspired dishes to your event. Each event catering package is designed to accommodate varying preferences with menus that are tailor-made to each client. 

Pros

  • Offers customized menus
  • Can handle full-service event planning
  • Offers different menu packages
  • Has on-site venue

Cons

  • At least 10 days advanced booking for catering services

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their clients have to say:


“Came here for Sunday brunch and left extremely satisfied! The restaurant itself is very nice and clean. We were seated in the Atrium as we had a larger group. The jazz band also came out to the atrium portion at some point in the afternoon which was very nice. They have a lot of food options and all the food is fresh. The customer service was outstanding and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back here.” – Owais Ahmed

“They have $2 coffees, including espresso drinks, on Monday. Coffee is good. We tried a basil & raspberry mousse cake. It was delicious and not as sweet as nadege. I’ll come back to try more. The service was friendly but a bit messy as it’s a newly opened cafe/ restaurant. I went back for lunch. It was a bit slow but the food was very good! Beautifully plated and the fish was so crispy and fresh. I love the chocolate desserts.  So dark and rich.” – Zheren Yang

8. Parlato’s Hospitality Group

SERVICES Events & Catering, Valentine’s Day Dinner, Main Menu, BBQ Season, Passed Hors D’Oeuvres, Epic Boards/ Charcuterie, Wedding, Corporate, Private Events, Virtual Events – In A Box, Virtual Events – Hors D’oeuvres Experience
WEBSITEhttps://parlatoscatering.com/
ADDRESS2345 Wyecroft Road, Unit 12 Oakville, Ontario,Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (905)465-2653
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Parlato’s Catering was founded by Sonia Parlato, an Italian chef born in Capri Island, who aims to bring the authentic flavors of her cultural heritage to Canada. Her dishes primarily consist of recipes and specialties handed down from her family.

Every dish that comes out of the kitchen of Parlato’s Catering is made to order and crafted from scratch. They strive to use only the freshest ingredients and incorporate a wide range of flavors that can please even the most discriminating palates.

They offer several package menus that can suit various types of events such as corporate, weddings, or Valentine’s Day. Each menu is customizable and can be modified to suit any dietary restrictions or preferences you may have.

So whether you’re looking for classic Lasagna Bolognese or want to try Parlato’s Signature Board, this catering company has a vast range of options for you to choose from. They can also organize your event, and can provide equipment rentals as well. 

Pros

  • Each menu package is 100% customizable
  • Event planning and equipment rental available upon request
  • Has vegan and vegetarian options
  • Can cater everywhere
  • Costumer service oriented company
  • 100% authentic Italian food from the island of Capri
  • Offers different menu packages
  • Catering consultants can assist with menu choices

Cons

  • Total catering cost can be expensive
  • Catering office is closed on weekends

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their clients have to say:

“My experience with Parlato’s Catering was 10/10. I had two events back to back and the service was top notch for both events. Sonia helped me create the best menu for my guests. My Parlato’s delivery was on time, the staff were professional, and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The quality of the food is amazing, my guests could not stop talking about how tasty it was. When you order from Parlato’s, your guests will not want to leave the food table. I highly recommend you place you order with Parlato’s for any occasion. I look forward to ordering Parlato’s for my next event.” – Eboni Branch

“Parlato’s Catering provided us with a delicious Christmas meal.  Cristal worked closely with us to ensure we had the best experience.  The food was absolutely delicious, not one suggestion for improvement. The turkey and ham were cooked perfectly. Everyone raved over the potatoes (would love to have the recipe).  Everything including the delivery was perfect, we will most definitely be repeat customers.” – Tina Bidmead

9. Capitol Catering

SERVICES Corporate events, private and social gatherings, food truck
WEBSITEhttps://capitolcatering.ca
ADDRESS6435 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L5T 1X4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS905-499-4382
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Tracing its origins back to Capitol Restaurant in the 1960s, Capitol Catering has grown to be one of the best catering services in Toronto.

There are many things that we loved about them, but perhaps the abundance of vegan and gluten free options is what we liked the best about Capitol Catering. It just goes to show the amount of thoughtfulness that went into designing their menu.

If you’re looking for customizable menus for birthdays, private galas, and summer BBQs, then look no further– they got all sorts of events covered.

However, their offices are closed during weekends, so you need to make time during the weekdays if you want to plan things with them in-person. Pricing information on their services are also not available online, so you really need to get in touch with them first.

But if you’re looking for a catering service with decades of experience, then Capitol Gathering is definitely worth a try. They even have a food truck should you ever need one, which is really convenient for smaller events.

Pros

  • Offers a lot of vegan and gluten free options
  • Generous food portions
  • Mobile food truck available

Cons

  • Office closed on weekends
  • No pricing information available

Customer Reviews

Guests were very impressed

Terry and Jason are truly amazing. The food was a delicious the portions were generous and the guests were very impressed. Thanks again.” – Eric Currier

Best vegan and gluten-free options

“Best Vegan and Gluten Free option for Catering Service. Capitol Worked with the needs of so many dietary restrictions on our jobs without compromising taste or quality. Highly Recommend.” – Lisa Parise

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