Pear and fennel salad with layers of textures

Already having 25 years of hospitality experience and a portfolio of 11 restaurants including Auberge du Pommier and Canoe, Oliver & Bonacini has officially launched O&B Caters, which is their “Direct-to-Venue” service.

O&B Caters will deliver their exceptional cuisine and service anywhere in the GTA. This is great news for event planners planning events big or small who are looking for a reputable brand to bestow their trust upon. I think that the execution of catering service is one of the most important factors that can mean the difference between an event’s success or failure.

I was lucky to attend the intimate launch of this new offering which took place at the headquarters of floral decor specialists, Jackie O, in Liberty Village. The friendly staff at O&B Caters showcased a variety of exceptional dishes including deconstructed poutine, tender short ribs, pear & fennel salad (pictured above) and a build-your-own Caesar station which included toppings such as pepperettes and slices of bacon. I really enjoyed that pear and fennel salad which tasted as good as it looked with textures upon textures of flavour. Everything was top-notch as expected from O&B.

“O&B Caters honours the culinary excellence and innovation that Oliver & Bonacini is known for, by creating an impeccable and stylish food and event experience anywhere a client chooses,” says Jamie Meireles, Corporate Chef of Oliver & Bonacini Events. “We have already delivered several memorable private events, ranging from corporate meetings to weddings, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations.”

Jamie Meireles, Oliver & Bonacini Corporate Chef

Jamie Meireles, Oliver & Bonacini Corporate Chef

Here’s a few photos from the launch at Jackie O.

Besides their 11 restaurants, Oliver & Bonacini also manages large-scale event venues within Ontario including Malaparte at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Windermere House on Lake Rosseau, Muskoka and the newly revitalized Arcadian (Arcadian Court, Arcadian Loft, Arcadian Studio).

And O&B has an extensive list of exclusive and preferred catering venue partners in Toronto including the Royal Ontario Museum, The Design Exchange, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Steam Whistle Brewing, St. Lawrence Hall, House of Moments, Guvernment/Koolhaus, Product Nightclub, Cabana Pool Bar and Stirling Room.

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