James Catering

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Consultation

Planning the perfect event and food that’s just right requires collaboration. Before recommending venues or menus, we take time to understand your goals, budget, likes and dislikes. We then present you with a customized plan and cost estimate for your review. We believe in nailing down details early and remaining flexible every step of the way – all in an effort to keep stress at bay and allow you to enjoy your own event.

Ingredients, Menus and Meals

JAMES Catering uses only the freshest ingredients – locally grown whenever your tastes allow. Our recipes and menus have been tested and critically acclaimed, and we are always happy to create original hearty, organic or exotic fare just for you. Tantalizing sample menus and a price list are provided to spark your imagination and help with estimating costs.

Site and Venue Selection

Having orchestrated events at countless traditional and alternative locations, we are happy to help you select the perfect site or venue for your event.

Our Staff

JAMES Catering staff share a passion for food, people and presentation – from our event supervisors to our chefs, our bartenders to our service staff. Our loyal team is experienced and impeccably turned out. Depending on your event and your preferences they are outfitted in professional chef jacket, black tie and crisp white shirt with black dress pants or custom coordinates.

Bar Service

We provide a full bar service, including purchase of liquor, wine and beer. We can also assist with Special Occasion Permits. Our Bar Set-up includes pop, juice, mineral water, bar condiments, ice and cocktail napkins.

Rentals or Recyclables

At your option and to suit the style of your event or meal, we supply the flatware, glassware, dinnerware, service pieces and linens required – from fine bone china and picnic ware to table cloths and slip covers. For outdoor events, we also offer tents, marquees, dance floors, lighting, generators and anything else you may require. For a full line of rental options, visit our preferred partner, Higgins Event Rentals. All options may be ordered through JAMES Catering for your convenience.

Decor and Entertainment

While food may be our focus, every occasion is enhanced by the finishing touches. From flowers to music to audio visual to specialty entertainment, we can recommend and arrange the perfect mix.

Fees and Terms

Please see our current price list for set menus and à la cart offerings. Our usual terms are as follows: 50% deposit upon initiation of confirmed arrangements, 25% due one month prior to event and final 25% due upon delivery. For smaller orders (under $500) an invoice is issued and is payable upon receipt.*

A 20% service is applicable on all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages purchased as well as any other outsourced items.

Supervisors, chefs and kitchen staff are charged at a rate of $35 per hour. Service staff and bartenders are $25 per hour (four-hour minimum). Catering and event consultation services (over and above initial and 1 additional in-person meeting) are $50 per hour. Travel time and related out-of-pocket expenses are charged separately.

All catered foods and staff fees are subject to GST and PST.

Our Practices

At JAMES Catering, we believe in respect for our environment and all things living. We are aware of our carbon footprint and do all that we can to conduct ourselves and our business to consciously reduce it. We print on recycled paper and recycle or compost anything we can. We seek out suppliers and partners who share our philosophy wherever possible. When it comes to giving back, we support Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank and Second Harvest, which help to feed Toronto’s neediest.

We look forward to working with you to make your event a total success!

"JAMES Catering has worked with National Bank's Correspondent Network for many years providing us with special dining mandates including a themed "Management Serves Breakfast" event. The personal, friendly and flexible approach helped to make the event truly festive and memorable. We have enjoyed working with JAMES Catering. The food is always excellent and the preparation, service, and presentation always work smoothly and look wonderful. They have done a great job for us and we would and have no hesitation in recommending JAMES Catering."

David Burnes
Executive Vice President
National Bank Correspondent Network

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