Culinary Capers Catering & Special Events



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The Team


Debra Lykkemark, CEO
Stewart Boyles, Executive Chef

About the Business

Culinary Capers Catering is a full service off premise catering company that has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1986. We cater to a complete range of clients serving every type of function including working lunches, elegant cocktail receptions, distinctive corporate events, formal weddings and company barbecues.

To complement our catering services, Culinary Capers has developed three divisions of the company which offer a full range of optional services for clients. Best of the West BBQ Catering provides an affordable alternative to customers hosting large parties and picnics on a limited budget. PartyArt Design is an independent operating division that offers décor, floral and overall event design. Culinary Cakes produces wedding and specialty cakes and signature confections for events.

Company CEO Debra Lykkemark heads a catering team that is dedicated to producing cutting edge cuisine, innovative presentation, contemporary design and professional service. Culinary Capers creative team has been honoured with many national and international awards by the special events and catering industry. The company was presented with the Caterer of the Year award at the 2016 Canadian Event Industry Awards. This award represents the pinnacle of professional achievement and is the highest Canadian honour for professional caterers. Another prestigious achievement was the 2016 International Caterers Association CATIE Award for Signature Caterer for a Multiple Day Event for our Nordstrom Vancouver Opening events.

Culinary Capers has catered three Olympic Games. During the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Culinary Capers executed Olympic events for high profile clients, including NIKE, Coca Cola, NBC, Royal Bank of Canada, Shaw Communications, VANOC and Sochi 2014 House. The company was chosen as the exclusive caterer for the BC Canada Pavilion in Beijing in 2008 and for BC Canada Place during the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy in 2006.

Recent Accolades

2016 Canadian Event Industry Awards
Caterer of the Year

2016 International Caterers Association CATIE Awards
Signature Caterer for Multiple Day Events

2014 International Caterers Association CATIE Awards
Best Barbecue or Picnic Menu

2011 International Caterers Association CATIE Awards

2011 Special Events Magazine Gala Awards
Best Off-Premises Catered Event