Cater your next cottage event with these food service companies

You want your next big event at the cottage to be memorable, and food that guests will rave about is a big part of that. Whether you’re looking for full-service catering for your wedding or large event, a private dinner, or even a happy hour on the dock, these caterers in cottage country can serve up something delicious to suit everyone.

Picnic PEC in Picton

This casual, fun sandwich and bake shop on Picton’s Main Street also serves as a popular catering company in the area. Picnic PEC does events large and small, from weddings to bachelorette parties, private dinners and corporate events. A few highlights include the Ceasar salad with a delicious dressing, charcuteries boards, and homemade lasagna. Plus, there are vegetarian and gluten-free options, so every guest can be accommodated. 

Chef Michael Hoy Culinary in Picton

This renowned chef has decades of experience serving gourmet food throughout PEC. Though the brick-and-mortar location recently closed, the team still regularly caters weddings and events. You’ll want to pick the bright Caprese salad for a starter and the lamb with a bouquet of vegetables and duck fat potatoes as a main. Trust us. As a bonus, since this team has so much experience at various venues in the area, they offer insider tips about the setup for your day.

Creative Culinary Delights in Belleville

Creative Culinary serves Belleville, PEC, Cobourg, and beyond. From private chef services to larger events, the team at Creative Culinary Delights works with you to personalize a menu that works best for your special day. This catering company serves food with big flavour—from elegant dishes like brown butter scallops with cauliflower puree to guilty pleasures like cheesy crab and lobster dip. Plus, we’ve seen rave reviews for the French macaroons—so it sounds like your wedding favours are decided too.

BE Catering in the Kawarthas

BE Catering does it all, from delicious take-home meals to full-service weddings, with a focus on well-loved comfort foods that will please a crowd. Pick a service type for your wedding: cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception with tons of apps and artisan cheese boards, fruits, and spreads, or a more classic hors d’oeuvre and reception dinner. With options like local pork and sweet pepper skewers with cucumber yogurt raita, Mediterranean pasta salad with Kalamata olives, feta, and grilled summer vegetables with goat cheese, you’ll end up with a delicious meal no matter what. BE Catering also offers Ontario VQA wine and beer to pair with your food, depending on the service you choose.

R’ Cottage Catering in Washago

If your wedding or event is all about a classic cottage country vibe, R’ Cottage catering is the perfect fit. They focus on fresh summertime grill favourites, like barbecue-glazed chicken, fall-off-the-bone ribs, fresh bread, and in-season veg. R’ Cottage services Simcoe County, Muskoka, Kawartha Lakes, the Georgian Bay area, and more; plus you can try out their popular restaurant for a sampling before you commit.

The Oar Catering in Gravenhurst

In addition to running a popular restaurant, The Oar has a built-in service called North Catering. The team offers to tailor the menu to suit the style of your event, working with a rotation of seasonal food options. Sample menus include chickpea and sundried tomato bruschetta and roasted sweet potato and avocado as appetizers; Mezza platters with dips, cheeses, and pitas; pan-seared trout and garlic and olive oil lamb chops for mains; as well as options for nacho, slider, and mac n’ cheese stations.

The Bohemian Caterer in Port Sydney

This Muskoka option will create a custom menu, full of fresh, healthy food for your event. Choose from entrees like herb lemon roasted chicken and pork with peaches and Brie. If you love pasta, you’re in luck. The options are endless and include fish-forward and vegetarian dishes. They also make ‘Bohemian Boards’: unique, cottage-perfect charcuterie boards available to order for your next happy hour.

Georgian Shores Catering in Midland

Georgian Shores has two locations, one in Orangeville and one in Midland, to serve cottagers in the Georgian Bay area. Their catering menu is a blend of different cuisines, and they offer buffet and plated options. You’ll find more upscale versions of your favourite wedding dishes, like Polynesian meatballs, venison with mole, and chocolate marble cheesecake.

Men with Knives in Collingwood

With a focus on local ingredients and inspired by various cuisines, Men with Knives offers true variety. You first choose from two different wedding packages and then explore the unique menu offerings that include family-style dining options. Men with Knives can bring a full mobile kitchen to your cottage, complete with a pizza oven and wood-fired smoker.

Roadrunner Foods in Georgian Bay

Operating in the Georgian Bay region for more than 25 years, Roadrunner Foods is a full-service catering company that also offers event planning. Check out this catering company if you want veggie-forward dishes to grace the tables at your wedding. Roadrunner Foods also provides gourmet meal drop-off for private dinners, a great option if you’re hosting and need an extra hand.

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