As lovebirds embark on their journey towards blissful married life, one thing's for sure: when it comes to the big day, there's no better way to win hearts (and stomachs) than with a scrumptious feast.
With so many things to consider, like the menu, themes, dietary restrictions, budget, and ambiance, finding the best wedding caterer in Toronto can seem like an overwhelming task. Here are some of our favourites to help you get started.
How We Chose the Best Wedding Catering in Toronto
How Much Does a Wedding Catering Cost in Toronto?
In Toronto, wedding catering usually costs an average of $100 per person. However, depending on the caterer and the amount of service you choose, this cost can range from $50 to $120 per person.
1. GTA Caterer
|ADDRESS||25 Queen St N, Mississauga, ON L5N 1A2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||PHONE: (647) 231-7031|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
GTA Caterer, led by Chef Ivan Bodnar, offers a culinary journey rooted in his childhood experiences on his grandparents’ farm. His father, an army chef, played a significant role in igniting his passion for food.
From banquet halls to owning his own business, Ivan has come a long way. GTA Catering excels in traditional buffets, elegantly plated dishes, and interactive stations for wedding receptions.
Their bestselling package, the Italian Wedding Buffet, features charcuterie, cheese boards, vegetable crudités, and the renowned New York beef roast—an AAA-cut beef marinated in rosemary, thyme, and red wine demi-glace.
Another option is the Greek Wedding Grand Buffet, comprised of rack of lamb, rice pilaf, Parisian potatoes, cakes, and pastries.
As a full-service caterer, GTA Caterer provides exceptional cuisine, service, table and chair rental, elegant barware, and exquisite linens and glassware.
Makes amazing food
“I always use Ivan. He is amazing, always on time and makes amazing food. I’ve used him for corporate events and even my garden party wedding. I highly recommend.”
Amber Hamilton, Google Review
Professional, affordable, punctual,
“I used GTA Caterers for my baby shower recently and I would highly recommend! Amazing catering company that is professional, affordable, punctual, great communication and service, and the food was absolutely delicious!! I had so many compliments from guests asking where the food was from. If you are looking to cater your next event, definitely use GTA Caterer!”
Tiana Biordi, Google Review
2. Kiss The Cook Catering
|ADDRESS||2490 Kingston Rd, Toronto, ON M1N 1V3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||PHONE: (416) 264-4040|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Since 2000, Kiss the Cook has been offering plated service, buffet spreads, and interactive stations for both intimate and grand events of up to 500 people.
At the helm is Chef Chris Canham, who is deeply familiar with European cuisines and innovative cooking techniques. He has won multiple Culinary World Cups and Culinary Olympics medals between 2002 and 2016 in Luxembourg and Germany.
Crowd favourites include build-your-own food stations like tacos, poutine, and nachos, as well as chef-interactive stations where dishes are prepared live, such as Wok-Fried Asian Noodles and Mac N Cheese Martini with various toppings.
Kiss the Cook takes pride in being eco-friendly, sourcing local and seasonal ingredients, and prioritising biodegradable options.
A full-service caterer, they supply the staff, event rentals, and assistance in location hunting. They also offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic bars and handle hiring bartenders and obtaining event permits.
Servers and bartenders went above and beyond
“Outstanding service from start to finish for our wedding. Fia and Neil were so great at helping us design the menu we were looking for. Food arrived promptly on the day of. Servers and bartenders went above and beyond with treating our guests with such great care. Highly recommend for any catered events!”
Anson Chan, Google Review
Fantastic menu on short notice
“We recently got catering services from Kiss The Cook for a corporate event. They were flexible and managed to put together a fantastic menu on short notice. We got a turkey meal and a nacho bar, and everyone LOVED the food. I will be ordering from Kiss The Cook again for future events!”
Becca Lo, Google Review
3. Encore Catering
|ADDRESS||5000 Dufferin St unit p, North York, ON M3H 5T5|
|CONTACT DETAILS||PHONE: (416) 661-4460|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Encore Catering, a family-owned business since 1979, excels in the wedding scene under the leadership of the Silber siblings: Cary, David, and Ryan. Their achievements include “Most Influential and Innovative Caterers in 2021” from BizBash and the “Best Caterer Award 2020” from the Toronto Star Reader’s Choice.
Their services are suitable for intimate and big weddings of up to a thousand guests with plated, buffet, cocktail, dessert stations, and grazing options. Offering multicultural cuisine, their maple praline salmon, lasagna grilled cheese panini and baklava cheesecake are repeat crowd-pleasers.
As a full-service caterer, Encore provides support in location scouting, design, decor, rentals, and connecting clients to trusted event partners.
Encore reduces food waste, sources locally, and prioritises eco-friendly products, offering guilt-free and delicious food for conscientious celebrations.
Food was plentiful and tasty
“This was our first experience hiring a caterer and everything went perfectly. Organizing the food and delivery was smooth and easy, the buffet arrived well in time, and the food was plentiful and tasty. Our guests were very complimentary and impressed with everything. Encore certainly gets our recommendation to anyone who is looking for excellent food and a great party.”
Rob Willson, Google Review
Service was wonderful
“Encore was one of the most impressive vendors we worked with for our small intimate wedding. The team was wonderful and the food was GREAT! The tasting was very important and we are so glad that it was offered. We had a few obstacles we needed to work through but the encore team made it seamless. Everyone loved the food and the service was wonderful. Thank you thank you thank you Encore”
Jasmine Morrison, Google Review
4. Big City Catering Services Toronto
|ADDRESS||707 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2W6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||PHONE: (416) 939-0715|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Big City Gourmet is a full-service caterer servicing Toronto for over 15 years, offering a diverse range of cuisines, including Asian, Caribbean, Italian, and Middle Eastern.
Their wedding menus feature classic entrees, fresh salad bowls, soups and sides, cheese and fruit platters, BBQ options, and dessert tables. Their chicken comes from local Ontario farms, where it’s free-range, air-chilled, hormone-free, and halal-certified.
Other must-tries are the shepherd’s pie with braised minced beef and mashed golden Yukon potatoes; and the penne pasta with grilled chicken in tomato basil sauce.
Big City Gourmet caters to weddings all year round, 24/7. And if needed, they can provide top-notch bartenders and servers to add a touch of class to your celebration.
Additionally, Big City Gourmet commits to utilising eco-friendly food containers to reduce their carbon footprint.
Very reasonable fees
“Big city is a responsible client service oriented company. Has friendly, capable, professional staff, arrives on time. Deliver on their promise of quality food! Sophie,Leena nand chef Joseph brought expertise and excellence to our celebration of 46 guests in the party room. This company is flexible and food quality overshadows a very reasonable fees.”
Elena Cohen, Google Review
Very accommodating of dietary restrictions
“Exceptional service from Carrie & team. We had a large variety of options to choose from, all at a reasonable price point. They were flexible with delivery, willing to work with us to provide eco-friendly cutlery and very accommodating of dietary restrictions, all at no extra fee. Attendee feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we would 100% choose Big City Catering again for future events.”
Bruce Yu, Google Review
5. Elle Cuisine
|ADDRESS||56 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2Y6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||PHONE: (647) 430-3553|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm|
Chef Lauren Mozer founded Chefs Chez Vous in 2009, initially offering personal chef services in clients’ home kitchens. With repeat clients’ recommendations, she expanded into private catering services and launched Elle Cuisine, specialising in full-service wedding catering.
They offer hors d’oeuvres, main courses, first courses, desserts, brunch, high tea, and more for events with up to 1200 guests.
Elle Cuisine creatively blends classical French techniques with diverse culinary influences. Crowd-pleasers include Yorkshire puddings filled with shaved beef tenderloin, drizzled in beef jus, and served with horseradish; and butter-poached lobster, which comes with Yukon gold gnocchi, fennel-leek puree, caramelized fennel, and asparagus tips.
Elle Cuisine’s excellence has earned acclaim in prestigious publications like Toronto Life, blogTO, The Globe & Mail, Metro, National Post, NOW Magazine, WeddingBells, and WedLuxe.
Miranda was exceptional
“Elle Cuisine went above and beyond my expectations for a small, intimate gathering celebrating my sister’s 60th birthday. From the first email inquiry to the delivery, Miranda was exceptional. She worked with me to stay within budget while still providing awesome, generous quantities of food, and a great presentation for my sisters 60th. She, and many of the guests are still in awe of the tasteful food and the presentation.”
Eugenia Petersen, Google Review
“Elle was beyond fantastic. Incredible dinner meticulously choreographed. Food, decor, rentals and service were top notch. Whitney and Miranda are responsive and take the lead to ensure every detail is reviewed and covered. Thank you Elle!”
Tamar Packer, Google Review