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Toronto Catering Showcase 2016

by - October 28, 2016

Over 300 food enthusiasts came together to enjoy the inaugural Toronto Catering Showcase presented by on October 16, 2016. The grand event took place at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, where guests got to indulge in culinary delights prepared by 12 of Toronto’s most notable catering companies.

The Toronto Catering Showcase allowed guests to enjoy an afternoon of pure epicurean indulgence (pictures below). The event was $65 all-in, and provided all-inclusive access to culinary masterpieces, wines and craft beers from the top caterers in the Toronto area. Besides the delicious dishes, the event also featured local wines by the renowned Peller Estates, and a wide selection of craft beer provided by Brew Box Co.

Overall, the event was very well organized, and all 12 caterers were spaced out accordingly. There was a lot of room to walk around, and plenty of seating available. The event was also the perfect opportunity to scope out potential caterers for an upcoming event or wedding. However, it wasn't limited to those looking for event planning, Toronto Catering Showcase was fun for couples, families, and everyday culinary connoisseurs.

Please enjoy the food pictures from this year's Toronto Catering Showcase 2016 below. For more pictures of the fun, please check out the hashtag #TCS2016 on Instagram and Twitter.

10tation Event Catering

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East Coast Duo - seared scallop, poached lobster, celeriac puree, granny smith apple, bisque, celery leaves, and kale

Daniel et Daniel

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Chicken Cobbler - chicken, kale, aged cheddar, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, sweet potato biscuit

Roasted Butternut Squash & Arugula Salad with Brussels Sprout Leaves - figs, fifth town capri blue and candied pecans, apple cider vinaigrette

Apple Pie - sous vide apple, pickled apple gelee, edlerflower ice cream, pie crust ganache, quinoa barley granola

Eatertainment Special Events & Catering

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Lemony Panelle - with romesco sauce, grilled octopus salad with olives, peppers, frisee, arugula & chorizo crumble

White Chocolate Arancini in Graham Crust - with black pepper cherry compote & lemon balm

elle cuisine

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Handmade Yukon Gold Gnocchi - san marzano tomato sauce, homemade ricotta cheese, micro basil, basil oil, fried tomato skins

Sticky Toffee Pudding - bourbon butterscotch, liquid nitro cinnamon ice cream, housemade caramel corn

en Ville Event Design and Catering

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Beer Braised Ontario Beef Cheek Short Plate

Maple-Roasted Pumpkin Tartlet

Encore Catering

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Ahi Poke - tuna, avocado, scallions, sesame seed & oil, pea leaves, Thai chili, wakame, potato noodle, soy sauce & rice vinegar

Veggie Taco - mango, chili, papaya, tofu, cashews, tomatoes, coriander & onion

Crisp Wonton Bolso - dungeness crab, old cheddar, corn, chili corn mayo, crisp wonton purse

The Food Dudes

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Shawarma Taco - raised lamb neck, Greek yogurt, hot sauce, beet pickled Jicama, feta, mint gremolata, tortilla strips

Kiss the Cook Catering

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Miso Carbonara Lamian

L-eat Catering

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21-ingredient Paese Calabrese Coleslaw, Branzino Crudo with Lime, Kimchi, and Avocado

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cup Tarts

Parts & Labour

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Chicken & Waffles - mole fried chicken on top of warm buttermilk waffles

BC Snapper Crudo

Presidential Gourmet

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Sushi Taco - crispy wonton, sushi rice, miso sake shrimp, pickled ginger, scallion and sesame aioli

Toben Food By Design

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Artisan House Smoked Sausage - served on a Fuji Apple Crisp with red wine braised cabbage and house grainy-dijon mustard 

Garam Masala Jumbo Shrimp - with maple-curry house bacon and pineapple-mint relish

Oysters from OystersXO

Guests enjoyed live music from Wellington Music

Overall, the event was successfully put together, and I had a lot of fun.

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Disclaimer: The event provided in this post was complimentary. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.

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