Savoury Chef Foods was launched in 2006 by Chef Taryn Wa and partner Kyle Nordman as a personal catering business but, through the support of a loyal client base, gradually expanded into a high-end catering company and event coordinator offering a wide array of menus for corporate parties and casual office delivery, social and private events and wedding celebrations. From innovative, Asian-inspired cuisine to classic favourites, Savoury Chef has established a reputation for concocting simple-yet-elegant meals across a range of culinary genres.
What began with Taryn and one other employee toiling in a rented kitchen has evolved into a full-time staff of nearly 40 and a 10,000-sq. ft. commercial facility and production hub in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, thousands of well-fed, satisfied guests and consistently rave reviews from repeat clients.
While much has changed since Savoury Chef’s inception, what has remained a constant is the company’s commitment to using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients wherever possible in every dish it creates. Chef Taryn and her staff firmly believe that nothing tastes better than market-fresh produce, locally farmed meats and sustainably sourced seafood, and this dedication to feature the very best that B.C. has to offer is what drives the continual renewal of Savoury Chef’s menus.
From carefully planning, tasting and custom-creating menus with each client to offering connections to a network of industry partners and event resources, Savoury Chef is a true one-stop shop, as well as a preferred catering vendor to a number of Vancouver’s premier event venues.
Since its inception, Savoury Chef Foods has carved out a niche as one of Vancouver’s premier catering and event coordinators by espousing a philosophy that every client deserves professional, knowledgeable staff; unparalleled service from planning through execution; and cuisine that not only incorporates but celebrates the very best fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
“Chef-owners Taryn and Kyle are on top of their game, committed to their craft and producing some of the city’s best food. Their team was extremely professional, courteous, detailed and conscientious every step of the way. Trusting them with my son’s wedding was the best gift I could have offered to the bride and groom.”
— Tony Minichello, owner, Northwest Culinary Academy