Local Philosophy Catering

November 15, 2013 




Local Thinking, Local Cooking
Contact: 778-869-2960 | info@localphilosophycatering.com
Web: www.localphilosophycatering.com


About Local Philosophy Catering


Local Philosophy Catering’s ideals are simple, it is about people coming together to celebrate life and enjoy food. Whether locally grown, produced, foraged or raised we pride ourselves on sourcing the best local product we can get our hands on. Then we use classical influenced cooking techniques and seasonal inspiration to create menus that are suited to you and your guests for a truly personalized and unique event.

We are a full service caterer located in the Burough of New Westminster serving the locally sourced catering needs of all Greater Vancouver. We provide beautiful and inspired catering for Parties, Weddings and Events of up to 150 guests.

We were founded by Nathan Tower, a local Chef with 15 years experience in the local hospitality industry including Delta Hotels, La Belle Auberge, Parkside, Raincity Grill, Bishop’s and Savoury Chef Foods.

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Butter on the Endive

February 4, 2013 


Butter On The Endive | Code/Website | A codeword that cooks in restaurants with open kitchens use to let their colleagues know that they have seen an especially attractive woman sit down for dinner. Also a catering company launched by local chef Owen Lightly, who passed away in 2014.

Usage | “Can I please get some butter on the endive for Table 56!”


GOODS: “Kale & Nori Culinary Arts” Welcomes Kelsey Boudreau To Their Team

September 7, 2012 

Kale & Nori Culinary Arts is Vancouver's newest catering company | 604-809-9479 | www.kaleandnori.com

The GOODS from Kale & Nori

Vancouver, BC | Chef Jonathan Chovancek and Lauren Mote of Kale & Nori Culinary Arts are delighted to announce the addition of Event Planner Kelsey Boudreau to their team. Kelsey’s career includes fifteen years of international hospitality experience, bringing a detail-oriented and organizational focus to Kale & Nori’s brand of food and beverage events. Kelsey’s impressive repertoire of life and academic experience has allowed her career to take her on a life’s journey. World travel has presented Kelsey with unique educational opportunities. She garnered her strong approach to hospitality and customer relations while working overseas in the French Riviera, the Mediterranean, the Baltic region, and the southern United States. Read more

GOODS: “The Lazy Gourmet” Shifts Gears With New Menu For The Change Of Seasons

The Lazy Gourmet is located at 1605 West 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC | 604-734-2507 | www.lazygourmet.ca

The GOODS from Lazy Gourmet

Vancouver, BC | As event planners, entertainers, and hosts rejoice in the soon-to-be arrival of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Vancouver’s long-standing caterer The Lazy Gourmet unveils a new Fall/Winter catering menu. Turkey confit sliders, kale Caesar salad, spicy cornbread, miso ling cod with spaghetti squash, and mousse cups with peppermint bar are just some of the unique and creative dishes offered this year. “At The Lazy Gourmet, we are always looking to reinvent classics and favourites, but still echo the type of nostalgia people love during the feasting season,” explains Kevin Mazzone, General Manager of The Lazy Gourmet. “Our dishes can be enjoyed at intimate functions, large holiday events, or corporate lunches. There is something to tantalize everyone’s taste buds. We’re excited to see what this season, especially with early Thanksgiving, will bring.” Read more

GOODS: Brand New Catering Outfit “Kale & Nori” Has Joined The Scout Community

October 26, 2011 

We’ve invited Lauren Mote and Jonathan Chovancek’s new catering company Kale & Nori to join our GOODS section as a recommended local business that is worth checking out. They’re now proud members of Scout, and as such we’ll be posting their news front and center and hosting a page for them on our curated list of independent goodnesses. We’d like to take this chance to thank them for their support of Scout, and for making BC a more delicious place to live!


GOODS: Outdoor “Sunwolf Supper” By Butter On The Endive Going Down This July 30th

Vancouver | Squamish | Whistler | 778-989-9349 | info@butterontheendive.ca | www.butterontheendive.ca

The GOODS from Butter On The Endive

Squamish, BC | Come enjoy the simple flavours of summer with Chef Owen Lightly as he sources local sea-to-sky ingredients for a four-course, outdoor dining experience on July 30th. Nestled in the Squamish Valley, the Sunwolf property is the perfect place to chill out by the river, adore the mountains, and enjoy a fabulous meal with friends and community. The price is $60 for four-courses of delicious local food. Call 778-238-9600 or email info@butterontheendive to secure your spot. Menu after the jump Read more

GOODS: New Local Caterer “Butter On The Endive” Has Joined The Scout Community

We’ve invited local chef Owen Lightly’s new catering company, Butter On The Endive, to join our GOODS section as a recommended local business that is well worth checking out. They’re now a proud member of Scout, and as such we’ll be publishing their news front and center and hosting a page for them on our curated list of independent goodnesses. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Owen for his support of Scout and for making Vancouver a better place to live…


GOODS: Local Catering Company “The Lazy Gourmet” On The Hunt For Full-Time Baker

The Lazy Gourmet is located at 1605 West 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC | 604-734-2507 | www.lazygourmet.ca

The GOODS from Lazy Gourmet

Vancouver, BC | Vancouver’s premiere catering and events company is hiring a full-time Baker. Reporting to the Executive Chef, duties will include baking bread, muffins, scones, squares and of course, The Lazy Gourmet’s famous Nanaimo Bars. Applicants should have 3 to 5 years of post-school experience in a commercial kitchen. To apply, pleaseemail the General Manager, Kevin Mazzone (kevin@lazygourmet.ca) with your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience. Only email applications will be accepted (please do not call). Learn more about the company after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Local Catering Company “The Lazy Gourmet” Has Joined The Scout Community

We have invited The Lazy Gourmet to join our GOODS section as a recommended local caterer. They are now proud members of Scout, and as such we will be publishing their news on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of local and independent goodness. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website!

If you think your business would be a good fit for Scout, we want to know.

Truffles Fine Foods Has Joined The Growing Scout Community…

December 8, 2010 


Local caterers Truffles Fine Foods are now a proud member supporters of Scout. We will be publishing their news on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of recommended resources to check out. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout page hereRead more

Seen In Vancouver #256: At Last Night’s Long Table “Kin” Supper


A mighty long table meal went down last night at Seymour’s “560″. A lovely setting, no? There’s more on the way, too. The next “Kin” supper is October 27th (details here). Last night’s menu after the jump… Read more

“Savoury Chef” Presents “Kin”, A Celebration Of Food And Wine

October 14, 2010 


Savoury Chef is a full service Modern Asian caterer | 826 Renfrew Street | 604-357-7118 | SavouryChef.com

News from Scout supporter Savoury Chef

Vancouver, BC | Chef Taryn and her team at local catering company, Savoury Chef Foods, proudly announce the launch of an exciting new weekly food event, ‘KIN: A Celebration of Food and Drink’. For four weeks only, beginning on October 20, 2010, Savoury Chef Foods will host a series of dinners at 560 Lounge in Vancouver, BC (560 Seymour St.) that will include a short reception, and several courses featuring the best products that BC has to offer.

Each week will feature its own unique menu, created by Chef and Founder Taryn Wa, and her team, to showcase their favorite fresh local produce and products from suppliers, including Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef, Sloping Hills Farms, North Arm Farms, Cropthorn Farms, Organic Ocean and more. To ensure the best compliment to each dish, Savoury Chef has invited local brewers and wine suppliers to take part in this series of events, pairing each menu with either local beers or wines from a respected distributor. Representatives from the local suppliers featured each week will be on hand to offer a glimpse into how their products are grown and created, and how this ultimately helps to create what will surely be an unforgettable meal.

Join Savoury Chef Foods for the first event in this limited series, to be held on October 20, 2010 at 560 Lounge (560 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC). This week will feature Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef and produce from North Arm Fams, with menu items including Corned Tongue Salad, Shortrib Ravioli, Roasted Striploin, and more. Wine pairings will be supplied by Tyler Dawnson of Liberty Wine Merchants of Park Royal. Full details after the jump… Read more

Full Service Caterers “Savoury Chef” Join The Scout Community


Savoury Chef is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of Resources. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout pageRead more

The Lazy Gourmet



1605 West 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1N5
Telephone: 604-734-2507
Website: www.lazygourmet.ca
Twitter: TheLazyGourmet


The People

Owner: Susan Mendelson
General Manager: Kevin Mazzone
Chef: Jenny Hui

About The Lazy Gourmet


Specializing in truly contagious hospitality while showcasing the finest in local ingredients and outstanding quality, The Lazy Gourmet strives to be Vancouver’s premiere caterer and event company. Our services’ encompass everything from morning baking to fully produced sit down dinners for 800. Quality ingredients, sustainability and the highest level of service have been ingrained in the DNA of the company since 1979 when owner, Susan Mendelson opened its doors as Vancouver’s first catering company.

After a 30-year tenure of delighting Vancouver with a bistro and up to four locations at one time, we now focuses on catering and producing events. Our take out program consists of items such as our house-made lasagna, cookie dough and other specialty items.

Sustainability is one of the main pillars in our philosophy and includes making sure that everything we do has the environment in mind. This means that everything in the front and back of house has a plan of action to reduce our carbon footprint and make sure that the items we serve our guests are local and the best quality. Being a part of the Ocean Wise program helps us regulate the seafood items we use and The Green Table Network assists in reducing the energy we consume and products we use that have a negative impact on the world around us.

The story our food tells is one rooted in true West Coast flavors spanning the past 30 years of food culture in Vancouver. Using only the finest ingredients we find local suppliers that can guarantee its freshness and eco-friendliness.

The secret to the Lazy Gourmet’s success is our people and their drive for un-compromised excellence. We are a tough and determined group who work to ensure that we always remain true to our origins.

These origins can be found in Susan Mendelson herself, as she is vigorous and graciously generous. This has created a robust and seasoned staff whose single-mindedness for quality and contagious hospitality is as distinctive and inviting as Vancouver itself.


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