Toronto-Based Caterers Have Opened Restaurants All Over The City
Have you ever left a spectacular event and thought to yourself how nice it would be to taste that same food again? What if the quality of catered food was available just around the corner from your neighbourhood? Now you don’t have to wait until the next corporate party or wedding shower comes around. Presently, your favourite catering companies have started to open up spots of their own around the city, functioning as cafes, restaurants, and bistros where you can experience their unique blend of tastes without there needing to be a grand occasion to justify it.
One solid example of caterer’s working in Toronto are The Food Dudes — who have helped reinvigorate the food movement with their flagship bar Rasa in Toronto’s Harbord Village. The creators envisioned it as a relaxing environment where patrons could enjoy a meal and a drink, as well as a space where the culture of culinary quality and curiosity of the company are brought to life with the chef’s inventive fare. On Mondays, guests can enjoy a set menu for $40 per person which includes a chopped salad, choice of two menu items, and a sweet surprise to finish.
More recently however, within the last two years, they’ve opened up two more spaces. Their southern style restaurant Omaw on the Ossington strip specializes in BBQ, grilled seafood dishes, and hot chicken dishes that really embody the bold, meaty flavours of the southern United States. All are complimented by the chef’s artistic presentation. Their spring menu currently features hushpuppies, jerk clams, catfish, and hanger steak among others.
As well, you can visit Pantry situated in the former Doria space of Toronto’s Summerhill neighbourhood. Here are options for flexitarians who enjoy a quick service lunch with a wealth of healthy options daily. It’s a perfect alternative to typical fast food for those who want to eat well while on the go. This space has cafeterias style takeout counter, eliminating wait times, with combo-driven boxes filled with fresh proteins and choice of sides. Menu items include brisket and turkey with sides of general Tao brussels sprouts, mac n’ cheese, or their classic take on chicken and waffles.
When your favourite catering companies are making choices to expand and really create spaces even the wandering tourist or young working professional can access at any time, you know they’re looking to foster relationships around a culture of food across the city. Not only do they care about the events of the clients they cater for, they’re inviting everyone to partake in the culinary experience, making it accessible. As a result, they have grown their once small, home-based operation into the city’s most revered, innovative and adaptive food service company.
They consistently raise the bar by anticipating and fulfilling the dynamic needs of the modern metropolitan person, such as a desire for fresh and local ingredients, and sophisticated original fare that is budget friendly. Next time you’re out and about looking to curb your hunger, give one of these unique and intimate spots a try.