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.

Curious Oyster Catering Co.




“A loaf of bread” the Walrus said,
“Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed –
Now if you’re ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed.”

– “Walrus and the Carpenter,” Alice in Wonderland

Telephone: 778-988-4699 | Web: www.curiousoyster.ca | Email: info@curiousoyster.ca




Richard Boucher tasted his first oyster in his 20′s and it inspired a passion. His goal is to connect oyster lovers with local and sustainable producers through innovative catering and Curious Events. For a quote or for more information, send an email to richard@curiousoyster.ca.

About The Curious Oyster Catering Co.


The Curious Oyster Catering Co is a company of oyster connoisseurs introducing a unique catering experience to Vancouver. We arrive with a customized selection of fresh oysters, a signature bar, antique serving ware, and a bowtie or two.

Whether it’s a humble backyard affair, ample corporate event or special celebration — we might be that little bit of indulgence you’re looking for.

Like wine, there is a story behind each oyster. Its unique flavour, colour, salinity, sweetness and texture are the marks of its origins. You’ll taste that our oysters are sourced from the finest farmers in Canada. We serve only sustainable seafood, hand-harvested upon request, then shipped directly to us for your event, guaranteeing unparalleled freshness

Each oyster is shucked to order, so our guests will enjoy in the tastes of the ocean at its absolute best. We also offer a little companionship with our oysters—secret-recipe mignonettes and wine pairings are available at your request. Curious minds won’t leave hungry either; we enjoy every opportunity to discuss what we do.

When your event is over, we clean up and leave without a trace.

Curious Oyster will add impeccable service and clever charm to your:

• Cocktail receptions
• Dinner parties
• Corporate functions
• Summer evenings in the garden
• Weddings, big and small
• Holiday gatherings
• .. and any other excuse to indulge

For more information on Curious Events* visit: curiousoyster.ca/upcoming-events.

Seen In Vancouver #257: Getting A Hair Cut For $9 Without Risk…


My man Douglas at the unfortunately named “New Gore” barbershop on Union St. (just east of Main) is an artist who cuts for just $9. While I suppose there are equally capable clippersmiths about who are just as cheap, what I dig about Douglas is that he’s all business. No small talk. He hardly says a word. His forté? The standard short back and sides. Veer from that, boys, and you’re on your own.

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.


Savoury Chef



Modern Asian dishes from a fresh, local caterer

1175 Union Street | Vancouver, BC, V6A 2C7
Telephone: 604-357-7118
Website: SavouryChef.com

Savoury Chef | Full Service Event Management
OceanWise Friendly Menus | Local Humanely-Raised Meats
DTZ Certified Premium Coffee | 100% Origin Teas


About Savoury Chef


Founded by Chef Taryn Wa, Savoury Chef has rapidly become one of Vancouver’s premier full-service event caterers. Savoury Chef focuses on the use of local and in-season ingredients to produce tailored dishes and elegant menus for high-end events. Chef Taryn’s passion for excellence is reflected in her dedication to sharing the delights of fresh, delicious foods with all of her clients and works closely with each of them to determine optimal menu choices. Whether designing dishes for celebrities, political icons, government officials, corporate clients or wedding celebrations, Chef Taryn always puts quality and flavour first. Uniquely specializing in the creation of menus that incorporate both Western and Asian spices, cooking techniques and ingredients, Savoury Chef competes in a catering league of its own. Chef Taryn and all the staff at Savoury Chef are committed to increasing the respect and confidence of caterers across the city by delivering outstanding quality, service and delicious meals

Our Beliefs

“Cooking should be a carefully balanced reflection of all the good things of the
Jean & Pierre Troisgros

In an industry plagued with a reputation for bland one-size-fits-all buffets and redundant low quality ingredients, Savoury Chef is redefining local catering. With our non-traditional approach to customised menu planning, we focus on the individual needs of each of our clients and provide them with satisfying dishes that are fresh, unique and rich in flavour. Like you, we know that local tastes better and that quality and presentation should not be sacrificed for cost. We are turning over a new catering leaf and presenting a literally fresh approach to food service, based on employing the tried and true equation of excellent local ingredients and personalized customer service to create memorable events.

The People


Taryn Wa – Founder/Chef | Loves Pigs. Loves Beer. Loves Food.
Kyle Nordman – Director | Founder/Business & Refreshments.
Heather Wright | Director of Sales & Special Events

Savoury Chef believes that success comes from supporting local ingredients, maintaining great staff and having a healthy and positive attitude.


Butter On The Endive


Telephone: 778-989-9349
Email: info@butterontheendive.ca
Web: www.butterontheendive.ca


About Butter on the Endive

Butter on the Endive is a full-service catering company dedicated to providing inspired food experiences. Working closely with our clients, we create custom-tailored menus using the best products our region has to offer. We work hard to develop strong relationships with local food purveyors and farmers, who help us achieve our vision of West Coast cuisine.

Chef Owen Lightly’s menus are market-driven love affairs with the best products of the season. Embracing the Italian approach to food, his aim is to highlight the inherent beauty of each ingredient, while supporting with complementary flavours and innovative flourishes.

At the table, our service staff share the same passion for providing memorable dining experiences. Working with fine-dining service standards, our focus is on creating a relaxed atmosphere for our clients, so they can enjoy the food, wine and company.

Owen Lightly has over ten years experience in the local food scene, having worked at some of the city’s best restaurants, including West, Araxi and Aurora Bistro.

Please Contact us to help plan your next event.