ALL OCCASIONS CATERING
All Occasions Catering provides high quality gourmet food for a variety of events, including weddings, offering a variety of menus, hot and cold appetizers and even buffet, if you want to go that way.
33 Somerset Street, Dartmouth 902-469-1927 alloccasionscateringandgiftbaskets.ca
ARIEL’S HOMESTYLE CATERING
Ariel’s will provide you with a hearty meal that feels like homemade or yummy appetizers for your reception. The presentation is sure to capture attention as well—Chef Blaine has won gold and silver awards from the Atlantic Provincial Culinary Exhibition for his creative displays of cold and hot dishes. arielscatering.ca, 902-405-3765
BARE ROOTS CATERING
A full-serviced catering company serving the HRM and surrounding area to the Annapolis Valley, Bare Roots specializes in creating a custom locally sourced menus, ideal for weddings. Owner Lori Maxwell has been a professional caterer for more than 5 years.
BLUE OLIVE GREEK TAVERNA
If you’re thinking of having a Greek style wedding, Blue Olive has a delicious selection of Greek foods suited for ceremonies large and small. For a more intimate reception, you can select sandwiches or other simpler dishes from their menu.
6196 Quinpool Road,902-407-3000, blueolivegreektaverna.com
BURTON CHEF SERVICES
With years of experience in the food services industry, including having been executive chef at The Five Fishermen, Chris Burton is committed to presenting the world’s greatest foods for your special occasions, a personalized culinary experience, customized to your taste, lifestyle and dietary preferences. The menus are inspired from Burton’s own cooking and travelling experiences.
148 Nautical Way, Tantallon, 830-2413, burtonchefservices.com
“We throw parties for a living,” states Catering Unlimited’s website. Running for 21 successful years—founded and owned by Susie McDonell, an accomplished business owner with over 30 years experience in the food and beverage industry—Catering Unlimited provides an unmatched service. “From black tie events to casual buffets, to outdoor parties or the wedding of the century, our standards of quality and level of professionalism are guaranteed to ensure a worry-free, memorable event for you and your guests.”
604 Hwy. 2, Building #2, Elmsdale, 902-422-8880, cateringunlimited.ca
For over 25 years, Scott and Donna Colwell (now with GM Terry Potties) have been sating appetites with their locally-sourced custom menus. Choose from buffet or sit down styles, stations or grill it up with a fancy BBQ. But, book quickly, they average 60-plus weddings per season.
3204 Barrington Street, 902-423-2466, certainlycinnamon.com
CHEF INSPIRED CATERING
Chef Inspired Catering’s options are varied, stick to a more traditional feed or book one of the Chef Inspired food trucks to make an appearance—Halifax Donair Shop, the Habaneros Gecko Bus or the classic Cheese Curds, for poutines and gourmet dogs.
CIBOULETTE CAFE & CATERING
Located beside Chives Canadian Bistro, this cafe offers a little more than just your daily cup of coffee and bagel. Its catering services include items from their regular menu, along with some entrees and delectable desserts.
1541 Barrington Street, 902-423-5282, ciboulette.ca
COCOA PESTO BISTRO
Cocoa Pesto is run by husband-and-wife team Scott Geddes and Marilyn MacKay—cocoa and pesto are two of their favourite ingredients. The couple confers with clients to establish an accurate sense of the event to create a personalized plan. Cocoa Pesto is able to service weddings across central Nova Scotia and into the valley.
494 King Street, Windsor, 902-420-1614, cocoapesto.com
This service is ideal for those who want to keep it healthy for their big day, or are restricted by a gluten free diet. Conscious Catering will put a meal together for your reception that is nutritious, and the lovely display will appeal to your guests. They also have vegetarian and vegan soups and a variety of entrees, appetizers and yummy desserts!
The Creperie does sweet and savoury, offering an extensive menu for that classic European touch. Consider it for your wedding shower, after-wedding brunches and receptions, with crepes made right in front of your eyes. The Mobile charges by the chef required, with four chefs running at about $800.
Halifax Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water, 981-4010
Co-owners chef Nora Linder and Peter Hiscott will bring a high level of professionalism to your event based on their years of experience. They offer consultations on food and beverage options, bartending, event set-up and break-down, a professional serving staff, live entertainment and rentals. Dinner menus are custom-created and vegetarian options are available.
902- 240-5534, 252 Waverley Road Dartmouth, divinedishes.ca
Just like the name says, this company specializes in edible arrangements, from fruit centrepieces to gifts to desserts. Creatively arranged, they look so good you’ll barely be able to eat them. Ideal for bachelor/bachelorette parties or to gussy up your reception tables.
278 Lacewood Drive, 902-404-3404, ediblearrangements.ca
Edible Matters is a restaurant and catering company that strives to offer “an approachable, honest food experience using high standards in product, training and service.” And it delivers all that with a focus on local, delicious flavours.
1345 Hammonds Plains Road, 902-446-5588, ediblematters.com
Chef Andy Thompson brings a wide variety of experience to the table. With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, he’s served up the finest at hotels and resorts, worked under some of Canada’s top chefs in Toronto, but it wasn’t until he returned home to the east coast that he discovered the adventures of catering. Specializing in weddings and other celebrations, Horizons works hard to create a custom that fits your budget, theme and taste. 902-430-5132, horizonscatering.ca
JANE’S CATERING & EVENTS
The beloved north end eatery jane’s on the common—turned sandwich and coffee shop extraordinaire—is also home to jane’s catering & events, focussing on sophisticated real food that’s sourced locally and organic when possible. jane’s is happy to work with you to make your dream menu a reality with a custom plans for any event style from cocktail reception or buffet, to grazing stations and a plated dinner.
2053 Gottingen Street, 902-431-5697, janesonthecommon.com
KITCHEN DOOR CATERING
The Bedford-based Kitchen Door Catering creates custom catering experiences for special events and weddings across HRM, Nova Scotia and beyond. Known for restaurant quality food that often uses local ingredients, and top-notch service, Kitchen Door is capable of creating menus for parties of any number of guests— from intimate backyard affairs to upwards of 500 diners.
LOCAL SOURCE CATERING
Owner Sean Gallagher is on the vanguard of Halifax’s local food movement, bringing in Nova Scotia-grown produce to sell at his deli market Local Source and to his catering business. Expect a selection of the freshest, greenest (in all the meanings of the word) items for your wedding, whether finger food or a four-course wine dinner, all made fresh in their kitchen and bakery from scratch.
2530 Agricola Street, 902-454-6014, localsourcemarket.com
There is no menu too complicated, RCR—owners of local restaurants like Waterfront Warehouse, East of Grafton and Bistro Le Coq—will bring that expertise to the table, working with you to craft the appropriate menu and providing the best in terms of food, beverages and service. Want an all-night hors d’oeuvres reception? They can do that. Kosher meal for 2,000? Check. Desserts for days? Whatever you’re thinking, RCR can make it happen.
5426 Portland Place, 902-454-8533, rcr.ca
Operating in Halifax since 1983, Rudy’s Catering’s specialty is weddings and big events, and can provide food for “all occasions, large and small.”
1681 Hollis Street, 902-492-2837, rudyscatering.ca
SCANWAY CATERING & PASTRY
There’s a reason Scanway is known for its incredible cakes, they’re towering works of art. But beyond the sweets, you’ll find Scanway is just as well-loved for its catering. Providing to both traditional and adventurous clients, talented chefs will provide you with gourmet food—served or delivered—for any size event. Browse the various menus online, breakfast, lunch, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, plated or buffet dinners and then sit down and plan out your own unique menu.
1505 Barrington Street and 1567 Grafton Street, 902-425-0386, scanwaycatering.com
SOUTH PARK CATERING
South Park Catering has more than 20 years experience in catering and food service. Its menu offers a wide range of foods, something for every taste and no group is too big or small. The business can also coordinate with you and your event planner to help find the perfect venue for your day.
3619 Novalea Drive, 902-453-8161, facebook.com/southparkcater
The Mahone Bay-based caterers offer an off-site catering service, helping clients “entertain in their home, cottage, on a boat, in a field, on a deck, in a clubhouse, church hall, fire hall, barn, on the beach and in a pool! You name it, and we have probably done it.”
242B Lincoln Street, Lunenburg, 902-640-3399, sweetindulgence.ca