Ethnic Food Catering On The Rise

It’s hard to designate Toronto as having it’s own cultural background. Truthfully, we’re a combination of multiple cultures and that diversity is what makes this city so great.

Within the past decade, ethnic food culture has really grown in Toronto. We’re talking food on a depth that is past the variety of all-you-can-eat sushi or the standard order of butter chicken. As a progressing city, we’ve grown to really appreciate food when it’s authentic. We’ve grown curious to the roots of how cuisines are prepared and enjoy the complexity of dishes and their tastes. We ask why certain cuisines are dependent on one kind of meat and not another. We want to know how a dish is cooked and the intricate spices that are put in. All these questions show growth in our society because we are willing to learn.

When we talk about food culture in Toronto, we talk about the diversity and variety of cuisine that is presented for us. Encore Catering offers Toronto a range of cuisine to fit every guest’s dietary restrictions, whether it is gluten-free preferences, dairy intolerance or meat abstinence, you name it; our catering company is here to make sure your guests have an unforgettable dining experience.

With our expansive team of passionate cooks and chefs, we build menu items based on what we know best, from our ethnicity and background. Below are just some of the different dishes that we’ve created and a brief description on the ethnic food influence.

 

Vietnamese styled chicken spring rolls with lime, sweet chili dip

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Common Vietnamese appetizer, chả giò.

These spring rolls, chả giò, are traditionally stuffed with minced pork, vermicelli and mushroom; due to dietary practices, we’ve made a stuffing with chicken. Perfect to accompany any of our catering menus as an hors d’ouvre.

• Jerk chicken knish

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Knish, Eastern European street food, stuffed with jerk chicken

Knish is a dough, usually stuffed with savoury or sweet fillings. A traditional staple in Jewish comfort food, we’ve added some kick into our knish with a stuffing of jerk chicken. Expect to see these offered at our kosher catering events!

• Kabayaki glazed black cod

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Seared black cod with kabayaki glaze

Kabayaki refers to the method of preparation of fish; it is split down the back, gutted, butterflied and then dipped into soy sauce before placed onto the grill. As a top-rated catering company in Toronto, we create dishes with vivid flavours and extraordinary plating; the kabayaki black cod exemplifies this. Additionally, the cod is a really great option for any corporate event.

• Pakora with date, lime chutney

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Indian fritter, Pakora

Pakora is found all throughout India, usually served as a snack or tea-time appetizer. It is a classic, irresistible finger food. This fritter is generally made with potatoes and onions, but other vegetables can be mixed in as well such as eggplant, spinach or tomato, in a gram flour batter. This small bite brings a big crunch to our vegetarian menu!

 

Ethnic food has started to grow in popularity, as a Toronto catering company we are not shy of creating authentic cuisines from all backgrounds; we pride in authenticity and exquisite flavours for all our audiences. As more and more food of different origins emerge and trend in Toronto, we’ll be sure to suggest and cater it at your next event!

Any questions about our food? You can get to us at 416.661.4460 or email us at info@encorecatering.com with any concerns!

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Event 2 Event – Toronto’s Premier Corporate Event Planner

– Create Your Unforgettable Corporate Experience With Event 2 Event – 

Event 2 Event

Encore is proud to be the preferred caterer for Event 2 Event, a corporate event planner located at 21 Herbert Avenue in Toronto. From concept to delivery, Event 2 Event is your one-stop shop for venue sourcing, live entertainment, themed décor, audiovisual production, prop rentals and more.

Event 2 Event offers you and your guests more than a hub of resources for your event. Their team of experienced corporate event planners are able to quickly identify the latest trends in the industry that will connect with your audience to create a memorable event experience. Their warehouse stores a variety of affordable themed props, backdrops and draping, with award-winning florals that connect with your vision.

– A Premier Corporate Event Planner In Toronto –

With over 15 years of experience, Owner, Alanna Gross is committed to creating a captivating experience for you and your guests. If you are planning an event for a product launch, a strong branding strategy throughout the décor is important for audience engagement. For product launches, Alanna will ensure that a “sales theme” will drive awareness for guests who are at the event and who are watching online. As a premier event planning company in Toronto, Event 2 Event offers you the ability to customize any venue with seasonal themes that exude refreshing colours and designs to bring out the personality of your event.

– Services Offered By Event 2 Event –

Alanna Gross continues to bring inspiration, dedication and passion to the event space by creating memorable corporate event experiences time and time again. She states: “Anyone can organize an event, but not everyone can organize an experience.” Event 2 Event’s head designer is an important part of their team. She has the skills and expertise to work directly from your design plan, or help you develop a new one from scratch. Her team is committed to going above and beyond in order to exceed your expectations.

Below are a few services that make Event 2 Event a dependable corporate event planning company in Toronto:

  • Audio Visual Production

Their strong relationship with an experienced producer who uses state-of-the-art technical equipment ensures the right sounds and visuals bring your party to life.

Event 2 Event - Audio Visual Production

 

  • Venue Sourcing

Event 2 Event works with a myriad of venues including conference and training centres, academic venues, banquet halls, private event spaces, movie studios, restaurants and clubs.

  • Company Picnics

A positive work culture promotes positivity in the workplace. Event 2 Event ensures that your company has the support to launch a successful company outing. They place an emphasis on the following:

  1. Conducting the necessary research by sourcing the best park space to accommodate your staff.
  2. Providing the best catering options for your staff picnic.
  3. Aligning the right entertainers with your event. They offer face-painters and other engaging activities such as tug-of-war and carnival booths.

– A Personalized Approach To Themed Décor – 

Throughout the years, Alanna Gross has honed her craft as an expert special event planner. Her natural ability to connect with clients from all types of backgrounds will put you at ease throughout the event planning process.

Event 2 Event offers the following additional services:

Stages, LED lighting, lounge décor, entrance treatments, centerpieces, fabric draping and ice sculptures. A good party always includes fabulous entertainment and Event 2 Event has the top industry connections to bring your corporate event to life.

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– Book Toronto’s Corporate Event Planning Company Today! –

Event 2 Event has a passion for the corporate event space in Toronto and they are always ready to exceed your expectations. Connect with them by phone at 416.480.0315, or by email at info@event2event.com so they can create your next event experience!

 

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Spring Forward To A Fresh Meal Plan

From large product launch parties to small social gatherings, Encore takes pride in our ability to cater any type of event. Here are a few ideas that will help you stick to a fresh and healthy meal plan this spring:

Breakfast: Say Yeah To Chia!

Ditch the toast and cereal! Chia Pudding offers fibre, omegas and potassium, not to mention a fresh and fully customized approach to your breakfast. Add sweetness with a variety of berries such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. Visit chia-seed-pudding-recipes for more ways on how to customize your chia pudding.

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Encore’s Chia Pudding is a fresh and healthy breakfast option for both corporate and social breakfasts

Lunch: A Healthy Fruit Mix Is The Perfect Fix!

Although a fruit salad can be served for breakfast, serving it for lunch will reinvigorate your employees at the office and your family and friends at home. Customize your fruit salad by using different fruit combinations. Check out these 9-top-rated-fruit-salad-recipes for some refreshing ideas!

Fruit Salad

Encore’s Fruit Salad uses a fresh combination of grapes, diced cantaloupe and sweet honeydew melon

Dinner: Serve Fish For A Low-Calorie, High Protein Dish

With a whopping 20 grams of protein, Pan Seared Halibut offers the perfect blend of flavours to create an unforgettable dinner dish. Welcome the spring season at the dinner table with white or lighter red wines that offer herbal and citrus flavours. For more fresh and healthy halibut recipes, visit the Food Network for these easy-halibut-recipes.

Pan Seared Halibut

Pan Seared Halibut – Black Olive, Green Onion Risotto and Red Pepper/Green Asparagus Bundle

Have a favourite spring dish? Share it with us in the comments section below!

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