TORONTO [April 20, 2017] Are you looking for star power at your next event? Are you interested in bringing the cuisine of a renowned chef to your guests at an upcoming gala and looking for somebody to make it happen?
While chefs offering catering services outside their restaurants is not a new concept, their partnerships with popular catering companies has become a rising trend in staple American hotspots, starting with Mario Batali in New York City. In the summer of 2013, Batali teamed up with caterer Mary Giuliani to form Mario by Mary, a customized celebrity catering line.
10tation Event Catering’s David D’Aprile is bringing the tastes and talent to you with the launch of Canada’s first ever celebrity chef catering service.
CHEFS BY 10TATION is teaming up with those who are changing the Canadian culinary landscape. The lineup includes Toronto’s Cory Vitiello (Flock Rotisserie & Greens), Calgary’s John Jackson & Connie DeSousa (CHARCUT Roast House, charbar) and Montreal’s Michele Forgione (Impasto, Chez Tousignant, Pizzeria Gema).
This service provides clients the opportunity to offer food that these chefs are known for to parties of any size, at any time and for any occasion right here in Toronto.
“Chefs like Cory, Michele, John and Connie are on the cutting edge,” says D’Aprile. “Each of them will be working alongside our team to develop and recreate their dishes. It’s important to us that no detail is overlooked and that the integrity of the food remains true to their style.”
“This is a win-win for the event community looking to create an advantage at their next gala. With 10tation’s success in executing high profile events along with headlining a celebrity chef, we can offer you the advantage your guests are expecting.”
Originally established in 2001, 10tation Event Catering is a preferred caterer for exclusive venues, high profile organizations, and gala events including the MMVA’s, the Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto International Film Festival, Four Seasons Centre, and many more.
After a 10-year run as the Executive Chef and Owner of Toronto’s The Harbord Room and THR & Co restaurants, Cory Vitiello has started Flock Rotisserie & Greens, a chain of healthy, chef-inspired quick service restaurants throughout Toronto. He has also been known for being a starring host on Food Network Canada as well as a chef expert on popular daytime specials like etalk and The Marilyn Dennis Show.
“With David’s focus on having the infrastructure to be able to cater to larger scale events and my focus on what’s on the plate, there’s a certain synergy between us that makes this the perfect partnership,” Vitiello explained, “we can both cook, we can both cater but at the same time our best abilities, our specializations, counterbalance each other, bringing what’s beloved about premium restaurant cuisine to elegant, upscale events of greater proportions.”
Meanwhile, in Calgary Alberta, John Jackson and Connie DeSousa have been known for internationally training and competing in events like the World Culinary Olympics and Chaîne De Rotîsseurs, working out of locations like Germany, Italy and South Africa. The duo also opened San Francisco’s Mobil 5-star St. Regis Hotel while DeSousa pulled double duty, working out of Berkeley, California’s Chez Panisse as well.
By 2009, Jackson and DeSousa had moved back to Calgary and opened their award-winning CHARCUT Roast House, followed by charbar in 2015.
“We have many amazing friends and family including some Toronto chefs who feed us so well during our visits to the city. We plan on returning the favour by bringing the people of Toronto a little taste of Alberta and of course our signature restaurants, CHARCUT and charbar. We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with David and his team and look forward to sharing the experience with you soon!” – John Jackson & Connie DeSousa.
Cooking out of Montreal’s exquisite Little Italy, Michele Forgione is the executive chef of three critically-acclaimed restaurants; Impasto, Chez Tousignant and Pizzeria Gema. This year, Impasto was recognized among Canada’s 100 Best for the second year in a row, a large milestone for this Italian cuisine aficionado.
“This partnership allows me to showcase what I do best in my restaurants while the team at 10tation brings it to life on a larger scale, all without compromising quality or taste,” Forgione added, “it’s an exciting new venture and I know they are the right people for the job.”
CHEFS BY 10TATION delivers flavours from Canada’s favourite chefs and is executed by their award-winning service.
For further inquiries and information, contact:
Aimee Cook, Account Director
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