An interactive and fun alternative to a traditional buffet set-up. A multi course meal service with communal platters/bowls/boards for each of your guest tables.

This dining style encourages interaction and for your guests to serve themselves & each other within their group – just like at home around the family dinner table.
We will customize a cohesive menu for your event which will include fresh baked breads, seasonal salads, side selections, main protein options & dessert.

1. Fresh baked artisan bread or dinner rolls & whipped creamery butter for each guest table

2. Seasonal salad platter samples
Oven roasted beet & butternut squash salad
w/ seasonal greens, shaved pickled fennel, fresh dill & honey-mustard vinaigrette
Rustic tuscan panzanella salad w/ roasted garlic-lemon ciabatta, shirleys greenhouse vine tomatoes & cucumber
w/ fresh torn basil, olive oil & vincotto
Roasted baby potato, brussels sprout & double smoked bacon salad
w/ wild arugula, cider vinaigrette & shaved parmigiano
Mediterranean inspired israeli couscous
w/ fresh citrus, kalamata olive, pepadew peppers, seasonal greens & citrus-cumin dressing
A play on caesar salad
w/ baby kale & romaine, torn anchoiade crouton, shaved parmigiano, fried capers & grilled lemon w/ our house made creamy buttermilk “caesar” dressing

3. Seasonally inspired side dish samples
Maple & rosemary sweet potato mash
Lemon-herb roasted fingerling potatoes
Acacia honey & chili rainbow carrots w/ fresh parsley
Melted shallot pommes puree
Steamed wild rice w/ leeks & dehydrated fruit
Oven roasted brussels sprouts w/ bacon & parmigiano
Steamed sesame udon noodles w/ sweet soy & scallion
Basque style piperade (tomato, peppers & onion w/ espelette pepper)
Brown butter & wild mushroom ziti pasta w/ parmigiano
Simple buttered rapini

4. Main protein option samples
“coq au vin” red wine braised free run chicken pieces
w/ carrot, ciopollini onion, bacon, mushroom & aromatics served w/ braising liquid reduction & fresh herbs
Slow roasted garlic, rosemary & fennel stuffed 4k farms berkshire porchetta
w/ maple bourbon glaze
Sous vide heritage angus beef shortribs
w/ wild mushroom port sauce & micro garnish
Fall/winter bbq – slow & low smoked wagyu beef brisket
w/ house spice blend & honey-apple bbq glaze served over our mustard seed-cider vinaigrette slaw
Seasonal oven roasted salmon
w/ sesame-miso sauce & sauteed spinach (miso goma ae) & crispy lotus root garnish
Maple hill farms free run lemon & herb roast chicken
w/ white wine pan jus
Sous vide heritage angus beef centre cut tenderloin
w/ house salsa verde, queso fresco & crispy shallot
Black garlic glazed pacific sablefish
w/ lime & fresh cilantro

5. Family style dessert samples
Seasonal clafoutis
w/ crème chantilly
Warm fresh baked pie of choice for the table
House made dark chocolate ganache torte
w/ fresh berries
Toasted coconut crème caramel for the table
Brown butter-hazelnut gateau
w/ roasted coronation grape sauce
Seasonally inspired house made cheesecake for the table
Roasted apple tart tatin
w/ salted caramel

Navigating next steps amidst the 2020 Covid -19 pandemic

The reach of the current Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact, not only here at home but globally in such a short period of time. We continue to monitor the situation and adapt accordingly as things unfold. We hope that this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe as we all continue to navigate the next few months together.

Our approach to this challenging time is to support our valued clients in any way that we can. With regards to 2020 catered event bookings, should your event require a mandatory or forecasted postponement we are committed to working with you and your vendor team to confirm a new date and event plan honoring your current investment until a suitable date is secured.

If you have any questions or simply wish to open the communication around the details of your 2020 catered event booking with us please feel free to get in touch with us at any time via email at or via telephone at 403-804-7775 (bold)

Sending you and yours all the very best as we move forward together,

The Food Works Craft Catering family

‘There is no education like adversity……”

~Benjamin Disraeli


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