“Everyone, including the 41st President of the United States who I was sitting next to, raved about the food. You and your team should be very proud.”
– Daniel, PDS Group
“Absolutely spot on! Chef-owners Taryn and Kyle of Savoury Chef 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 .”
Owner of Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver (and ex-caterer) “
“We used Savoury Chef for our company holiday party and were so impressed with their professionalism and creative touch throughout the planning process, and the event itself was executed beautifully. The team took care to check in with me throughout the event to make sure everything was going well which I also appreciated. The décor that they sourced was really fun and unique, and the food was delicious but also presented beautifully. They even pulled-together a custom ice sculpture and Maple Taffy on snow station for us on short notice! We would absolutely recommend them for events and would definitely use Savoury Chef again for an event.”
– Eva, Facebook“
“I work for an event planning company based in Orlando that travels anywhere my clients go around North America. Sometimes it can be difficult to work long distance, especially in another country. Adele and Kyle at Savoury Chef Foods made planning a huge VIP gala a breeze. Anytime we hit a speed bump, they immediately helped me remedy the situation. Whenever I needed to do a call or sent out an email, I received a correspondence right away. They helped not just provide absolutely amazing catering, but delivered an entire vision with decor and top notch staff. I have never worked with a more accommodating caterer before! The next time I have another program in the Vancouver area, I will without a doubt be calling Savoury Chef Foods again.”
– Kelly R., Event Manager
I am extremely happy to say that I only received positive comments regarding your services as being very professional, great food, beautiful food presentation, great team, great presentation and good flow! In a few words: you nailed it! 🙂
I also got very positive comments regarding your personal attitude during the cocktail as being very helpful, in the action on the floor, listening to our needs. Well done !
So thank you Savoury Chef and your team for your help making this event a great success!
– Vincent, Air France“
“We had a great day on Saturday and we thought everyone with Savoury Chef did a great job. We heard nothing but very positive feedback from our family and friends! We really enjoyed working with you and you are very professional and prompt with responding to questions and concerns – thank you so much for that. It helped our planning process so much easier. Your staff were all very friendly and efficient. The server who came with us for the table toasts was great… thanks for having that in place for us. He was also very attentive to me and Dan at the head table.
We were given leftovers and ate them the next day when Dan and I finally got to enjoy everything (we both hardly got a chance to eat!).
Again, it was a pleasure working with you and we will definitely be recommending you to our friends.
Kyle, Taryn, and the Savoury Chef team are an absolute dream to work with. Accommodating, organized and creative, they’re a well-oiled machine. No detail goes untended and their menus are delicious and inspired. They make my job infinitely easier and guests always leave raving!
Thanks again, you guys were/are amazing.
– Anna C., Reformation PR.
“I also want to express our thanks for yours and your teams’ hard work and dedication. The service and the food complemented the night perfectly. It was definitely a pleasure working with you and I hope we can work together again in the near future.”
– Luminous Asia MSLGROUP“
Let me also add that my side of the family are very “Chinese” in that the only thing they really care about is the food. You should know that in their 70+ years of individual experiences, my uncles and aunts said that was the best wedding food they’ve ever had. The short ribs were a particular favourite and everyone was trying to figure out how you managed to cook it so well, given that you were set up in a classroom! Guests also actually thought we had twice the number of servers because they were so attentive and the canapes were a huge hit.
So thanks very much again, Taryn. We’re sorry that we didn’t make it back into your ‘kitchen’ to say hello. It really would’ve been cool to see how you had setup. Everything went perfectly for us and we couldn’t be more pleased.
OH! And I LOVED our pie!!! I actually didn’t get a chance to try the other desserts but great things about each of them.
I’ve been asked by a lot of our guests who the caterer was because they enjoyed it so much, so please know you guys were fantastic and really made our day perfect!
– Bryce and Steph“
We can’t begin to tell you how much we enjoyed the experience of working with you all. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We received nothing but praise from our guests. Thank you.
– Ez and Renee“
“One of the best hors d’oeuvres I have ever eaten..”
– Jamie Maw, Iconic Food / Restaurant Reviewer
“We have now recovered – and have spent the weekend talking and laughing about how great the party went on Friday. Your staff were AMAZING. All of them were the utmost professionals. They and the entire team were on top of every detail throughout the night. The service was outstanding, truly beyond our expectations. Given the circumstances with the weather – they did an incredible job, and kept smiles on their faces the entire night.
The food was fantastic – nothing but rave reviews and compliments throughout the night (and the rest of the weekend) from the guests. Thank you for your input and suggestions on the menu – everything was perfect. The Chef and sous chef – did a great job. The food and presentation were five star. We will definitely contact you for any future events we hold, and have passed your name on to others already.
Thank you again for your assistance with our event – it is truly appreciated.
“Thank you for everything! The food was fantastic and I appreciate your great attitude with all of our requests.
Take care and hope to work with you again.
– Tour Management, Tom Petty Tour 2014“
“Wow what a perfect wedding day last Saturday, and SO MUCH FUN!!Thank you soooooooooooo much to your talented team. You really pulled through and created the most spectacular day and I’m so grateful for your help.
Your team’s feeling more like family and I love the respect and awesome attitudes we all have when working together. Thanks again xo
Jayleen, Dreamgroup Productions“
The event was a great success and the food was hands down the best in the entire tour! Your staff was very professional, friendly and cooperative. Thank you for everything. I hope to have the chance to work with you again in the near future.
– Hariet, Oakley Canada
“Professional, poised and polished, Savoury Chef was a dream to work with. They were du-dilligent in pre-planning efforts ensuring every T was crossed logistically and that no element pertaining to the food, beverage and catering rentals was over looked.
They shared a team work philosophy that lent to camaraderie between the array of professionals working on the event and they were sure that every guest, including the vendors, was looked after, satisfied and enjoyed their experience with them. They were not afraid to lend a helping hand or go above and beyond when asked.
Communication was excellent! I would highly recommend their services to couples seeking an exemplary first- class dining experience for their event and to wedding planners seeking a friendly, team work focused approach to catering. ”
– Kailey-Michelle Events, Vancouver Wedding Planner
“Once again thank you for the great food, professional staff and excellent service!!! Our Fraser River Hall of Fame Inductee, Board of Directors and Staff at the Discovery Centre have nothing but raves to say about last night’s event. You definitely make my job easier.”
– Cindy S., Fraser River Discovery
Thank you so much! I was at the reception and it was a huge success! The food, the wine, the staff! Honestly, incredibly. I have nothing but outstanding things to say about your company. I tell everyone about savoury chef and always recommend you guys.
I can always depend on awesome event when I partner with you 🙂
– Alexandra – The Canadian Bar Association – BC Chapter
“LA SOIRÉE ONE DROP was an unparalleled success. On behalf of ONE DROP, we would
like to thank you for your generous participation, which contributed to making this
event so successful.
The quality of the food and drink experience made us proud to have you as a partner for
this event. Your professionalism and your energy made this evening very enjoyable.
Thank you for embracing ONE DROP’s cause!”
– Stephan Adam – Special Events, Cirque du Soleil
“Everything went perfect – Your team was AMAZING. They included the younger children in presenting the cake which was a joy to see. They also were very good to my baby Hershey. Our evening will be a night to remember, I have gotten all positive feedback from our guests.”
– Cathy L
“I just want to tell you that last night I was absolutely blown away by the presentation of your food and the professionalism your staff! All night, I kept hearing guests saying “the food is amazing”, “the servers are so friendly”, “where did you find this caterer?”
The event was a huge success and a large part of that is because of the exceptional service from Savoury Chef Foods. I cannot wait to host another event so I can hire you again!
Thank you so much for your patience throughout the process and please make sure that Taryn hears about this feedback!”
Courtney – FloForm Counters“
“Thank you, thank you — everything was incredible. Not surprisingly, all of my guests were extremely impressed with the food. They wouldn’t stop raving about it!
It was one of the most effortless and enjoyable parties that I’ve ever thrown. I kept saying to my husband: “I’m never going to cook again!” Ha!
Thanks for the fantastic experience working with Savoury Chef! The food was a big hit, the service was great, and you made the
whole organizational part of it so easy and stress-free leading up to the event. Consider us highly satisfied customers!
All the best,
Nicole and Rowan“
“Great job Saturday! Your team management is stellar! I always suspected it, but am glad to have finally experienced it first hand. It was a tight room and the delays were insane so the kudos is even greater! Such a super team! Thank you!!!
– Geneve, Dreamgroup Productions
“On behalf of Small Business BC, I’d like to give my thanks to you and your company for helping make Friday night’s event a great success! We have heard nothing but positive feedback about Savoury Chef from the event – your staff was professional, helpful, enthusiastic with the guests, and all around great to work with. We had a number of impressed guests who came to us asking who the caterers were!
Thank you again for all your hard work. Please pass a thank you on to your whole Savoury Chef Team!
– Katelyn – SMALL BUSINESS BC
“The Kubik Inc. team had nothing but a great experience when working with Savoury Chef. From the professionalism of their staff, to the exquisite food provided…the guests at our event had nothing but great feedback. Aside from the fantastic hors d’ouevres, the team also enjoyed the warm, hearty lunches during breaks. Our personal favourite was the turkey and stuffing! We’d especially like to thank the team at Savoury Chef, for being so accommodating during the planning of our event. Kyle only made our job easier! It was a pleasure to work with Savoury Chef, and we are looking forward to working with them in the future! ”
– Kristine – KUBIK – Juguar/Land Rover
Thank you Savoury Chef for providing a truly delicious meal for our guests at our daughter’s wedding this past August. It was an absolute pleasure to work with your whole team, who put together a beautiful, fresh west-coast menu reflective of the bride and groom’s culinary tastes.
Of special note is how Savoury Chef accommodated a variety of dietary restrictions among our attendees. Taryn carefully listened to our requirements and did not skip a beat in ensuring that gluten-free, dairy-free and other dietary options were available to each one of our guests who required them. As a result, we could all relax and enjoy the day! Savoury Chef’s gluten-free “quinoa cakes” are not to be missed as an example of a truly west-coast inspired taste experience. I am looking forward to planning future events with Savoury Chef and am more than happy to include my recommendation!
– Elaine C., Mother of the bride.
Savoury Chef recently catered our wedding and they were absolutely amazing. The staff were incredibly helpful, both leading up to the event and on the day itself. What sold us on Savoury Chef, though, was the food. Their focus on local ingredients and sustainable seafood was readily apparent in the quality and flavour of their dishes and we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. Several of our guests had dietary restrictions and we really appreciated how Savoury Chef made sure that their meals were every bit as wonderful as the regular menu. Thank you, Taryn, Kyle and everyone, for helping make our wedding day so wonderful.
– Carrie and Andy
I can’t say enough about what an absolute pleasure it was to work with Savoury Chef on Grace and Sam’s wedding. During the planning stages, their staff were an indispensable resource for the bride and groom, providing timely, informative, and helpful responses to every request that was made of him. Meanwhile, Chef Taryn crafted a menu that perfectly reflected Grace and Sam’s personalities and brought together a variety of flavours from around the world in a cohesive and mind-blowingly delicious meal!
On the wedding day, the Savoury Chef team arrived withenergy and enthusiasm and worked together like a well-oiled machine. They were organized and efficient at setting up their kitchen and chefs’ stations, all the while being eager to assist me in any way they could. Every server, bartender, chef, and supervisor onsite that day was knowledgeable, hard working, and enthusiastic. Not only did this make my job much easier, but it also created an environment in which Grace and Sam’s guests immediately felt comfortable and ready to enjoy a great evening.
…And what better way to enjoy a great evening than with an abundance of amazing food! Reading over the menu for Grace and Sam’s wedding brings back mouth-watering memories of an absolutely outstanding meal. I cannot wait to work with Savoury Chef again, and will enthusiastically recommend them to my future clients.
– Jenna – Revel Events
Kasey and I had a wonderful wedding. It went just the way we planned it including our contingent for chaos. We had a blast! The catering was fantastic, many of our guest told how it was the best wedding food they’d ever had! So thanks for making that part a success.
It was predictable and unfortunate though, that I didn’t get to eat at all. I literally had a rice ball and some scallops. I never even made it to the legendary gnocchi that everyone was raving about! However, my lack of dining was not due to the lack of effort on the part of your staff. They took good care of us, but I was simply too busy socializing.
I also want to thank your team for the little peripheral bits that they paid attention to. This gave Kasey and I the piece of mind we needed going into the wedding and even post event.
– Kasey and Arnold
We were so excited to have Savoury Chef come on board to help make this incredible night even more spectacular. In the first meeting with Karly and Chris we chatted about wedding day priorities. I asked about the type or guest the were going to have and what would make them have an amazing night. Their enthusiastic answer: food and beverage! I knew that by pairing them up with Chef Taryn and the team at Savoury Chef they would be in great hands and have the outcome they were looking for.
We chatted about service styles that would suit the guests and wedding vibe best and we opted for “Family Style”. Large serving dishes were brought to the tables and guests were able to help themselves to an array of local, fresh delights. This service style felt homey and comfortable, while still being unique and elegant. The service staff on the day were incredible. As the planner, I had many guests come up to me and comment on what a professional, delightful, fun staff we had on hand. I could proudly say that it was Chef Taryn and the team who were making the service flawless!
I always feel that my clients are in great hands when working with Savoury Chef. They are able to be creative and personal in their menu selectionand service styles and can full confidence that the execution of their wedding day will be impeccable.
Thank you, once again, to the team at Savoury Chef for making Karly and Chris wedding day everything they were looking for and more!
Owner, Creative Director – EPIC EVENTS
Thank you so much for making our first year anniversary a one to remember. Everything went extremely well from the rental drop offs to the pickups. Your staff was incredibly friendly, helpful and accommodating and of course the food was amazing!
Sharon.A – PDO Solutions Ltd
From the minute we started wedding planning, it was a priority that our wedding was fun with an abundance of delectable food and drinks. From the Savoury Chef website we knew they had the style and inspiring menu that we were looking for, but when we met Chef Taryn and Kyle at the first tasting, we knew they were “the one.” We couldn’t have asked for a better combination with Chef Taryn’s creative and delicious food and Kyle’s organization and incredible wealth of knowledge… and the fact that they are just great people.
They provided fantastic insight from creating our perfect menu, to the rentals, to the bar and so much more. Kyle was our main contact and he was so responsive and straightforward and made the wedding planning process that much easier for us, especially since we were doing the planning from Toronto. Not only was the food amazing but it’s the little stuff that we appreciated like tweaking the signature drink recipes until they were perfect to saving us food from all the chef stations while we were busy catching up with guests. We felt that they were genuinely excited and cared for our big day.
Our family and friends loved the food and to this day, we still can’t pinpoint what our favorite dish was, there were just too many! It was an incredible wedding and the team at Savoury Chef had so much to do with that. Thank you Chef Taryn, Kyle and the Savoury Chef Team!
– Grace & Sam
The event went very well last week and this was largely due to the professional and attentive service of the Savoury Chef team. I have passed along my thanks to Taryn and would like to also forward them along to you. It was a pleasure to work alongside a team that worked well independently and shared in our standards for customer service. There were many compliments on the food as well. I hope that we can work together again soon and we would be happy to refer yours services to any of our colleagues.
Karen – Okanaga Crush Pad
“I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for the excellent job they did at our Sister City event. I have heard rave reviews of the food and how great the staff and service were. Thanks again for making this all work. My boss was very happy (which is a great thing) and she will be passing your information on to other departments.”
T.Kalaw – Economic Development Officer – City of Surrey
A note of thanks for a FABULOUS catering extravaganza. Your staff were wonderful. So professional, friendly and provided excellent client service. Our guests loved him! The food was amazing. We were thrilled to see everyone so happy and satiated.
Thank you again for all your hard work and that of your team. You are the best! We will definitely use Savoury Chef Foods again and recommend you to our friends & colleagues.
– D & M
Thank you for your contribution to a great event at Vancity Theatre a couple of weeks ago. The “I Am Bruce Lee World Premiere” was hectic in the planning and smooth in the execution thanks in no small part to your efforts.
All the best.
– B.Freeman – Nettwerk
Hi Savoury Chef,
Thanks for a great evening the food and service was outstanding!!!
— Leslie (Hudsons Canadian Tap House)
This is only the second time that we have had the occasion to call on the services of a catering firm for an event at our home, and happily for us, we have worked with you and Savoury Chef staff on both occasions.
First, we must mention how impressed we were with all four members of your staff who worked at our home. All four were extremely courteous, hard working and efficient, from the set-up, through food preparation and serving, to clean up. And I can’t imagine that it was an easy environment for them to work in as space was limited and it was rather crowded. Like our first event, the food was excellent and our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed it. So kudos to you.
The evening was a complete success due in large part (if not entirely) due to your firm’s work, and it made our lives so much easier and stress free.
Finally, we want to make special mention our appreciation of Rachel’s work both in planning for the event (and in displaying great flexibility as the numbers of guests changed) and in supervising the on-site staff. She did a wonderful job, and like her three colleagues working with her, her work reflected so well on Savoury Chef.
So thanks again, and we look forward to working with you and your staff the next time.
With very best wishes
– Martie and Joe – Different Design Group
“I know that Jon’s already spoken with you but I thought I would write you personally just to thank you, Taryn, and the entire staff for helping to make our wedding that much more special. The food was absolutely wonderful and I really appreciate you accommodating the traditional Korean food. The service of all of your staff was exceptional: very professional, friendly, and organized. You and Taryn were also great. We really appreciate how you guys were able to make adjustments along the way to our rentals and food requests. Jon’s aunt (the mother of the cousin with the serious food allergies) also passes on her compliments as it seemed his cousin ate much more than usual!
Thanks again! We will certainly pass on a recommendation to anyone and everyone who is having an upcoming wedding or any other celebration.
All the best,
– Jenny and Jon”
“Dear Savoury Chef,
We wanted to thank you very much for your part in making Brianne and Brayden’s wedding such a wonderful day. The entire process of dealing with your company was a pleasure. From the menu tasting to the actual wedding day, we felt that we had chosen the right caterers. The food was delicious. Everyone especially loved the tomato soup shooters with the grilled cheese sandwiches and the little sliders. The pasta station was a big hit. Dave and his staff did a great job with the set up and serving. Dave was terrific about being flexible when our schedule changed a little at the last minute. Thank you again for your contribution in making our daughter’s day so special.
– Barbara and John Clarke”
“I would like to thank you and everyone at Savoury Chef Foods for their hard work. The Open House was great, in large part, because of the creative food and helpful staff.
The oyster bar was definitely a success, perhaps overwhelmingly so. At one point, I turned around and saw that the whole set-up was gone. It seems obvious now that oysters are the food of choice!
Thank you again!
– CWA Engineers
“There’s nothing more annoying at your wedding than having everyone come to you and rave about how fantastic the food has been. Unfortunately this was a fate my husband and I had to endure. Rave after rave about the delicious canapes and perfectly presented desserts. Mouths open and drooling at the chef stations and cold fish platters.
The saving grace however, was that Savoury Chef Foods did make wedding planning much easier for us. Their staff was exceedingly patient with our numerous requests and changes. Their friendly event service staff were on-time, arranged all of the rentals according to plan and served our guests in the most professional manner. So all in all, thank you Savoury Chef Foods!”– Ada & Shaneel
“No. 1 regret on my wedding day: Letting go of my plate of food.
As we mingled with our guests, we put our plate of food down to take pictures. Next thing we knew, someone had stolen our plate of food. I couldn’t believe it! I guess it looked too enticing and someone just couldn’t resist. It’s been two months since our wedding now and guests are still telling us how awesome the food was and reminding us of what we missed out on. What a bitter sweet feeling.
When it came to planning my own wedding, being able to trust all my vendors was extremely important. I wanted to put 100% reliance on my vendors so that we could get 100% enjoyment out of our wedding.
Savoury Chef was one of those trusted vendors. We fell in love with them the moment we saw their website. The deal was sealed the moment they put food in our mouths. We hung out at their shop where they fed us treats and no matter what we requested, they would say ‘yes’. They were genuinely concerned about our wedding day. They were professional, diligent and extremely organized. And it was easy to put 100% reliance in them on the wedding day because of the relationship we had established prior. My only wish now is that they open shop in Toronto so that all my wedding couples can benefit from them too.”
– Sandy Tam & Albert – Sandy Tam Photography
“What a wonderful time we all had last Friday at our event. I must really extend our sincerest gratitude for the service you and your company provided for us. All the clients remarked positively on the quality of the food that was made available. We would like to personally say that the staff that assisted us with set up were wonderful. The two gentlemen were very supportive and professional in their work ethics.
Do know that we will be recommending your company to our colleagues and look forward to working with your company in the future.
Competitive prices, high quality food, great service and follow-up, Well done!”
– Unser Professional Wealth Strategies“
It was a total success! Everyone loved that the food circulated and your staff were perfect!!!!! I am so glad I chose you guys, I have recommended you to everyone. The food was fabulous!
Thank you for helping to make our day so special,
– Layla and Keith
“Thank you for an excellent job with the three hospital events. The lunch was fantastic – everyone loved the sandwiches and were very happy to have a gluten-free option. Sabrina was fabulous to work with too. I look forward to working with Savoury Chef again.
– Lorien Henson – LimeLight Event Marketing Inc.
“Thank you for the amazing food! We had so many compliments from our guests. Everything was delicious, apparently the duck and mango salad stood out the most! We had so much leftover food, we had it for lunch and dinner for a couple of days, still tasted good!”
– Yoko & Eric
… Thank you so much for everything, the food was so delicious, there was tons of it, everyone was delighted with the selection, and the serving staff were all awesome! I cant say enough about how great my experience was with your company! Thanks for everything, and if I ever throw another event in Vancouver, you will be the first people that I call.
– Sara & Albert.
“I’ve been meaning to write to you to thank you and your team for their professionalism and for the wonderful, delicious food. Lots of compliments came my way about it. If Resilient Group ever has a need for a caterer in the future, I’ll be sure to be in touch.
– Mary M – Resilient Group
Working with Savoury Chef Foods on this wedding was an absolute dream. Food was very important to this client as most of their guests were coming from out of town and they wanted to showcase some of BC’s wonderful cuisine but with an Asian fusion. Right from the tasting, the clients were smitten with the food that was presented. Chef Taryn’s Miso Chili Black Cod with zucchini spaghetti was so luscious & flavorful and the Crispy Confit Duck Leg was unlike anything we’d ever tasted. We knew that come the day, the guests were going to be experiencing an incredible menu that was sure to satisfy not only their palettes but their eyes as well.
Working with the Savoury Chef Foods team during the planning of this wedding was smooth as it always is. They are organized, efficient and always pleasant to deal with. This particular event took place at Van Dusen Gardens so the Savoury Chef Foods team was working with an off-site kitchen but you wouldn’t have known it. The food that came out of there was exceptional. The reviews from the guests were undeniable…the food was an absolute hit and contributed to an overall successful event that this client was extremely proud to have hosted.
We always love working with Savoury Chef Foods and look forward to every opportunity that we get to experience their outstanding food and service.
“Dear Taryn, Kyle and the whole Savoury Chef Foods Team—
All of our staff, volunteers & invited guests were SO impressed by the level of service and quality of meals you provided for our 38th Annual Western Front Auction & Gala Dinner.
This was the best meal ever!
We all really enjoyed working with you and your flexibility and care was outstanding.
Thank you for everything,
– Jessica, Western Front Society
Your team was awesome and the food a HUGE hit. Everyone raved about it!
– Sharon, Rogers Media / JackFM / News1130
Just thought I should let you know that I heard it was the best catered event to date! So let your team know they did a great job.
– Caroline, Granville Island Brewery Accounts
I had the great pleasure of attending the Allard-Rivard wedding at The Granville Island Brewing Co on Saturday and was incredibly impressed by the food! The menu was terrific, the family style service so nicely done, your staff was top-notch and the food was absolutely outstanding. A huge CONGRATULATIONS on all you have achieved. I would recommend Savoury Chef Foods in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a caterer.
Many good wishes for your continued success.”
(Formerly of The Inquisitive Cook and Les Dames d’Escoffier)
“People were a delight to deal with from servers and kitchen staff to Taryn and Kyle, the partners. Food was sensational: gourmet, most tasteful and elegantly prepared and presented. A superb culinary experience from beginning to end. Most assuredly would and will use again”
– Dan F. Gardiner
“Hello Savoury Chef and Team,
You were fabulous to work with and our guests loved the event.”
– Kelly Jacikas – SLO VIP TICKET SERVICES – Conan O’Brien Tour“
“I want to thank you for such a marvellous cocktail and wedding reception on Saturday! Every single aspect of it was absolutely perfect!!! First of all, the service. Everybody was so professional and nice! They were efficient and always refilled glasses and were helpful in whatever way they could. Second, the FOOD!!!!!!!! Oh My God! Everybody just raved about the food. My brother in law (who is quite hard to please with food I must say) kept asking me were the undercooked chicken and the overcooked salmon that you see at weddings were. He kept telling me how delicious the fish was. My friend who is in culinary school kept asking your staff about recipes!!! 🙂 It was fantastic, exquisite! And than, the decoration. Everything looked gorgeous. I wouldn’t have dreamt of a better set up. But most of all, I didn’t have to worry about a single thing the whole time. Everything ran so smoothly, I couldn’t believe it.
Thank you so so so so much.
Thank you again so much. You are the best caterer/event planner ever!”
– Melissandre and Thomas
“We just wanted to say a big *thank you* to all of your staff. We were really happy with how everything turned out. The food looked and tasted wonderful. Many people have commented about how good the food was, and the turkey was highly praised by Allison’s family. (Though, the stuffing had many raves too! Everyone loved the shiitakes.)
We also wanted to thank you for all the work that went into the planning of this event. We really appreciated your responsiveness, and willingness to do most of the planning through email!
– Allison & Byron”
“We wanted to share that we received only positive feedback from all of our guests about the food and service. You all did an amazing job and we would definitely recommend you to anyone we know. Thanks again!
– Maryanne and Tony”
First of all, I have to say that I would recommend you to anyone in Vancouver in a heart beat – that’s the biggest compliment I can give you about your service!
The party was a HUGE success. I cannot express how helpful Alex and Lucas were; they were very professional and knew exactly what needed to be done (even before I thought of it, haha). They were real pros. Everyone loved the food and the presentation (the duck and green mango salad were probably the biggest hits of the night). And most of all, my dear mom was grinning ear to ear – she was SO happy. Thank you so much for all your help and planning!”
– Belinda L. – LA“
I attended a cocktail party and sampled some canapés prepared by Savoury Chef at a Northwest Territories Tourism Event with my colleagues from Outside the Cube sometime last year. After tasting the delicious appetizers the staff were serving, we couldn’t leave the building without the contact info for the catering company hosting the event. As we were contracted to do events & marketing for Canada’s Northern House (Vancouver 2010 Olympic Pavilion), we began to use them for all of our events throughout the games.
Given their patience, reliable nature, flexibility and ability to adapt to client needs, we have hired them whenever possible for everything from Bannock and Tea for hundreds of people at events open to the public, to private, high-class, elegant parties and fashion shows. Between the managers ease at dealing with clients/business requirements, and Chef Taryn’s ability to create innovative menus geared towards any type of event, the duo is a pleasure to work with, and will be sure to come up with something to enchanting to meet your event needs.
Their staff are well informed about the products they are serving and always accommodating. The food is always aesthetically impressive, and even better – the taste is guaranteed to wet your palette and create rave reviews amongst your guests. Generally speaking – you cannot go wrong with this company and we are passing their name onto everyone we know!
Erin & the Outside the Cube Team ”
“Dear Chef Taryn,
It was an absolute pleasure to work with all of you this summer. One of the things that stood out for me and my clients was that you were always looking for ways to go above and beyond. Your staff was very efficient and always had a smile on their face and of course we can’t forget about the fantastic food. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with you and your team.
– Sarah Shore, DreamGroup Productions“
“Thank YOU for taking on this challenge! I daresay that you guys did very well! We were both very happy with the way things went, and have passed on the good news to the company… look forward to working with you in the future.
All the best for the holidays!
– Jody, Artist Relations – LiveNation Canada – Lady Gaga Tour
“I have had nothing but rave reviews about the food last night. People are still emailing me this morning about it! We were very impressed last night and will certainly use your company again in the future.
– Michelle, Blackwood Partners Management Corporation“
“You guys did an awesome job, really it was probably the best food I have seen at a wedding. I’ll be passing on your website/info onto clients and would love to work together in the future.
– Brett Beadle, , Vancouver Photographer“
“Thank you for such great food yesterday. It went in no time and was
enjoyed by all. I will be calling again for more orders you can count
on it. I am addicted to the spicy antipasto peppers and carrots!!
“Dear Savoury Chef,
Just wanted to drop you a quick thank-you for the wonderful party we just had. Kyle, you were so easy to work with, which made the planning process a breeze. The wine pairing recommendations were a hit. Taryn, the food was amazing! Congratulations to you and your kitchen staff for a job well done. Lauren, your level of service was absolutely top notch. We had comments from all of our guests about how professional and attentive you were to our every need.
We truly do look forward to working with your team again in the future.
– The Chipperfield’s“
“Your food was the hit of our party on Wednesday evening! Every item was superlative. I felt like we had the best restaurant in town right in our home. Your staff were charming, communicative and professional. I gave your name to everyone who asked, and to many who simply enjoyed your fare. ”
– Stephanie, West Vancouver
“We would like to take this time to express our thanks for everything that you and your team did to ensure that everyone had a great day on August 22. Selecting a catering company for our big day was easily one of the most important decisions we needed to make and we are extremely glad that we selected Savoury Chef Foods.
From the extra attention and endless questions that you fielded, to the flexibility with the menu, all the while meeting our budget requirements, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Since the wedding we have had nothing but positive feedback on the overall experience of our guests, but they were especially complementary on the first class food that was served.
– Ian & Chantel“
“Denise and I would like to thank you and your staff for the wonderful dinner you catered for Jeff’s and Amanda’s wedding banquet.
Everyone had nothing but praise for the food and the service. Your staff were very professional and efficient. The Asian Fusion / West Coast Bridge was definitely the way to go. As you are probably aware, the appies and the signature drink were a real hit. The Miso Black Cod and Prime Rib were excellent, as with everything else on the menu. Our family and friends are real food lovers; and the meal did not disappoint. We liked the variety of desserts and their presentation. Everyone also had a sweet tooth.
Thank-you again. We were really impressed and would certainly recommend you to others, and if the opportunity should arise, use your services again.”
– Dave and Denise Dare
“Once again, thank you and your team so much for making our 40th Wedding Anniversary dinner party so special. The food was delicious, excellently prepared by Chef Taryn. The serving staff did a terrific job and were unobtrusively efficient. All our guests commented on the high quality of the food . As for me (who normally LOVES to cook) the evening was a wonderful break from everything that goes into making a dinner party special. We were so happy to have Savoury Chef Foods cater to our special event.”
– Beryl and Ian Finlay
“Thank you for an incredible event on Saturday. It was absolutely magical! The serving staff was amazing, and everyone commented about the food…
Thank you again for your endless involvement in making our day so perfect!”
– Katharine + Ivan
“Chef Taryn and Kyle,
On behalf of Invis, I would like to thank you both for the top notch service you and your team provided at our events. Your staff are truly professional and efficient. The food was delicious, and very appropriate for each different event you helped plan cater for us. Thank you both again, and I look forward to working with you on our future events.”
– Liz Hynes, National Events Manager – Invis Canada
“Dear staff at Savoury Chef,
Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for my wedding day. It wouldn’t have been the same without you. The food was excellent and the service top-notch. I really enjoyed the hassle free and professional pre-wedding preparations with you. Thank you once again, I sure look forward to staying in touch with you.”
– Ras and Mike.
“Thank you for helping make our party such fun. The staff were superb and the food was delicious; both the food and wine were delivered with a perfect relaxed elegance – just what we hoped for….and you can quote me !”
– Gaby Eirew
“Hi Savoury Chef,
I would like to thank you both for exceeding David and I’s expectations leading up to and on our wedding day. Kyle you were unbelievable, so diligent and thorough with each and every detail. This really eased my mind and made the last couple of weeks of planning manageable. Taryn, the food was fantastic and the presentation was just as we imagined. We received many compliments throughout the evening. The service staff was attentive and quick on their toes. In all our experience with the Savoury Chef Foods was superb!”
– David and Claudia C.
“We were so thrilled to find Taryn, Kyle and their dream team at Savoury Chef Foods. I cannot say enough about the quality of the food and service provided by them. Our wedding guests are still raving about the food. Not only was the menu creative and contemporary, the hors d’oevres were delicious and beautifully presented, and the servers efficient yet unobtrusive. The attention to detail was amazing, from green tea cookies to match the bridesmaids dresses to raspberries atop the petite fours to match the bouquets. It’s a good thing we chose a cocktail style reception and allowed guests unlimited access to the food. I believe there would have been riots otherwise!
SCF was most definitely the right choice to complement our other superb wedding vendors. All of the staff were professional, capable, charming and fun. I wouldn’t even think of using another caterer now that I have found SCF. If you are looking for quality food served with class and beauty, look no further.
A word of caution brides: the food may outshine you on your big day!”
– Jayce & Mike Allen
“Rocket Builders has used Savoury Chef Foods for our last three annual customer appreciation events. Each time SCF has outdone the previous year. This year they looked after everything, all we did was give them a date, a budget and turned up. They booked a fabulous venue (which we never would have found), brought in their incredible food and matching signature wines and carried the event off from beginning to end with aplomb for our over 200 guests. The comments were over the top from guests.
We can not say enough about SCF’s delightful staff. This has become the must attend event now for the Vancouver Tech community.”
– G.Hansen & R.Nordman – Rocket Builders
“I want to personally thank you for the fabulous job you and your staff did for Jami and Eric’s party last Saturday. While executed very professionally, it was also extremely comfortable and relaxed. The food was excellent and well-presented. Your staff went way beyond what is ordinarily expected at an event such as this — they were so accommodating and pleasant, and certainly eager to see that everything went well. I was completely surprised by your willingness to go to the store to get some containers to take the extra food home, and when I went to the kitchen to package it, your staff had already done so! I can’t think of a single thing that could have gone better.
I know that Jami and Eric were also extremely pleased and I know they will have the opportunity there in Vancouver to spread the word about your excellent company.”
– Marilyn Ream (Jami’s mother)
“Dear Taryn, Kyle and the whole Savoury Chef Foods team,
We just wanted to write and thank you again for the exceptional job that you all did for our October bride. Working with such a tight time frame (just two months to plan the whole thing!) is always a challenge and the entire team was so easy to work with from beginning to end. We are always incredibly appreciative when a service feels so personalized for our bride and groom, even when we know you are handling multiple events at one time.
The food and presentation really added to the casually festive atmosphere of the whole event and we heard nothing but compliments from the guests all night about how much they enjoyed everything. Many, many thanks for all your time and effort, we look forward to working with you again soon.
– Emma & Slavita – Elements Modern Weddings
“The party was a success – also a surprise wedding of my daughter and her boyfriend – the food was lovely and hopefully I will be able to have a party again soon.
All of my guests commented on the food etc. so of course I passed the name of Savoury Chef on.
Again please thank all concerned – it really was lovely.”
– Patricia Groves
“…the food and presentation were amazing. I’ve thrown a lot of parties in lots of cities and this was world class.
So good that at first everyone wanted to wait until all 40 people got there so they can see the presentation then it was demolished. Next day all the thank yous were about the food, not my company!!! Just kidding but it was the highlight of the party.”
– R.King – Sage Software
“I have used Savoury Chef on three occasions with great success! The food is beautifully prepared and filled with remarkable flavour. While the food has always been complimented with superb wines, at the end of the evening it is the food that emerges as the star of the event!”
– J.Ion – Vancouver
“… It was wonderful to work with you. We heard many compliments about the food and presentation. Thank you! We look forward to working with you again!”
– Nancy Walters, “Lift Up Canada”
“Kudos to Chef Taryn and her team at Savoury Chef Foods. We hired Chef Taryn to cater a surprise 50th birthday party on the Victoria Day long weekend. There were 50 plus guests. Chef Taryn designed the menu of appetizers to please all palates. The culinary highlights were the lotus root chips, grilled scallops wrapped in bacon topped with a scrumptious glaze and lamb chops simply to die for. The presentation was exquisite and the service unobtrusive. Chef Taryn and her team of professionals make entertaining a breeze even for the most harried hostess!
Be sure to call Chef Taryn at Savoury Chef Foods for your next culinary caper! You and your guests won’t regret it.”
– Anna Fung
“We are still basking in the glow of another sensational evening with Taryn and her Savoury Chef team. Taryn managed the evening with confidence and aplomb, leaving guests raving about the food and our kitchen shining! Savoury Chef created the perfect setting for a memorable event for our friends and associates. We can’t wait to do it again!!”
-Linda and Don Schick
“Thanks to you and your support staff for all the hard work, and making Frances’ 40th a truly memorable occasion – the food and wines were fantastic, service was outstanding, kitchen was left spotless and I’ve been receiving completely undeserved thanks for my minimal role from all. Hopefully we’ll get use use the Savoury Chef for another celebration sometime in the future.
“ -I. Main, West Vancouver
“Savoury Chef Foods is outstanding!! I have had Taryn cater four very different events at my home.
From a ten course dinner for six, to cocktail parties for 30, and a retirement get-together for 75, we have always been dazzled by the food. Rave reviews from all in attendance. I now give her freedom in choosing the food within a price range suitable to the event and know that we will be in for a special evening of great tastes. Reasonable pricing and outstanding food are complimented wonderfully by the personalities of Taryn and her staff. I recommend the Savoury Chef to anyone looking to make a special event even better.”
-W. Disbrow, Vancouver
“Savoury Chef Foods recently catered a dinner for myself and fourteen guests. The food was amazing, very fresh, and the menu was great. She was very accommodating, flexible and easy to be around. I felt so relaxed the day of my party because she did everything! Thanks again Chef Taryn!”
-A. Pellerud, West Vancouver
“I would like to thank you for doing such a wonderful job yesterday. People were very impressed both with the food and your warm hospitality. Martie and I were saying this morning that we need to have friends around more regularly, and you can be sure that we will try to track you down the next time we have a large group to our home. Thanks again!”
-J. Knockaert, Port Moody
“Chef Taryn delivers. Whether it is a party for six, a party for twenty or a gathering for eighty, Taryn comes up with the perfect menu for each occasion. She is at home in anyone’s kitchen, working independently to make each catered event a huge success. Taryn is our favorite “Savoury Chef” and I give her my highest recommendation!”
-M. Maitland, Richmond
“We ended up going with Savoury Chef Foods. The meal was excellent… delivered on time and as promised, and all my guests commented on how nice the presentation was and how tasty all the dishes were. I definitely would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone wanting catering services.”
-S. Cranfield, Port Moody
“Hi Chef Taryn, thank you very much…we have heard amazing things from our prize winner in connection to the dinner you prepared for her mother’s birthday.”
-J. Isted, OSL Marketing
“Chef Taryn catered our annual customer appreciation evening for over 150 attendees. Taryn and her crew were the consummate professionals and did a terrific job. Our guests commented left, right and centre on the fabulous food. In the planning process she gave us many options to chose from for our budget, suggested and delivered the appropriate wines and provided superb waitresses and bartenders for the event. One phone call, and one bill did it all. Who could ask for any more?”
-R. Nordman, Rocket Builders
“Chef Taryn personifies the art of modern urban dining. The attention to detail in the ingredients, preparation, and service are second to none, and of course the end result is always a fantastic eating experience. Last week I was saved from disaster when my BBQ party got rained out. Luckily I had enough of Chef Taryn’s creations in the freezer to turn Plan B into Grade A! Whether catering one of my parties, preparing meals for my busy lifestyle or creating a menu for a special evening, Chef Taryn is always a pleasure to work with and a true artist. Thank-you!!”
-Andre Pinces, Professional Photographer, Vancouver
“We were in awe of your food, presentation, atmosphere and manor. You’re so confident with every dish, and it definitely showed. We thank you for your warm presence in our household, and apparently our guests do too! (They are all still raving about the meal). See you again sometime soon!”
-Martin and Dominik, Kitsilano, Vancouver