Caterer in Cambridge

If you’re looking for a catering company whose locally-sourced food items and ingredients appeal to people of all tastes, you’ve come to the right place. Having served the Cambridge area since 2002, we’ve never failed to provide our clients with complete satisfaction. Call us today to learn more.

The Catering Company with the Best Credentials

When people hear that we’ve been in business for nearly twenty years, they’re quite shocked. In this day and age, small businesses come and go with the seasons. How could a simple catering company stand the test of time, people ask.

Well, the answer is simple. We love what we do. Our passion for catering and all things related to gastronomy has ensured we never fall behind on the times. While other old-school caterers and chefs might balk at gluten-free and dairy-free menus, we welcome every client with open arms. Cooking should be enjoyable, and there is nothing more enjoyable than cooking with exciting new ingredients!

We provide:

  • Locally Sourced Produce
  • Customizable Menu and Meal Plans
  • Fully Licensed Bar Staff
  • Uniformed Servers and Wait Staff
  • Plates, Cutlery, Tables, and Chairs
  • Same-Day Meetings and Consultations
  • Versatile Dining Hall/Venue Scouting
  • …and more!

With over 120 years of combined experience, we are the team for you! Book us today for your next big event.

Food Catering Services for Every Event

Whether you are looking to hire a personal chef for a private function, or a full catering team for a large wedding reception, we can help you. We’re capable of accommodating events both big and small.

Appropriate attire is a requirement of all staff, so you won’t have to worry about our servers standing out amongst your son or daughter’s wedding. Other companies don’t concern themselves with that stuff, and it results in a whole lot of unsatisfied and frustrated clients.

As for our cooking staff, we’re capable of preparing finger-foods for a reception, or a four-course sit-down meal for your bridal party. Events we’ve catered for in the past include:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Family Reunions
  • Birthdays
  • Holiday Staff Parties
  • Halloween Parties
  • Corporate Luncheons
  • …and more!

Free Consultations: Personal Chefs Who Cater to Your Needs

At Platters Catering & Events, we start working for you the very second, we get your first phone call. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean we start billing you right away! As a token of our gratitude, the first consultation is always free.

The consultation isn’t just a discussion about prices and event packages, either. The preliminary stage is the most important stage of your event. Think of it as the meal-prep stage of a big dinner! This is where we’ll discuss everything from your desired menu to your event’s décor.

Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Catering: Food for Every Taste

We hear from a lot of clients who are shy to make requests on behalf of certain guests. They’re worried about sounding fussy. Here, we tell our clients to be as selective and specific as they wish! If you want to make sure your vegan friends have something nice to eat at your wedding, just let us know. We’ll make sure they’re taken care of.

Caterer in Cambridge

No matter how much glitz, glamour, or good cheer there is at an event, no soiree is complete without high-quality catering. And while there are many caterers in Cambridge, few are as versatile, accommodating, and exquisite as Platters Catering & Events.

Whether you’re looking for selections pulled straight from a fine dining menu, buffet catering, or a menu bursting with vegan options, we can help you. We’ve catered for weddings, corporate events, family reunions, holiday parties, and more. Would you like your next big event to be catered? Then call the full-service caterers at Platters Catering & Events today!

Cambridge’s Best Catering Company

While the food is the primary reason people seek out catering companies, there is one other big reason: catering is easier than cooking. When you book caterers for an event, you are eliminating all the stress and worry that comes with preparing food, buying ingredients, comparing recipes, and so on. Caterers worry about the food, so you can mingle, tend to other tasks, and maybe even relax!

At least, that’s what Platters Catering & Events does. Anything less is simply unacceptable in our opinion!

We do more than just serve up plates of food to the Cambridge community. If need be, we’ll provide tables, chairs, tablecloths, and all the decorative elements you could ever imagine.

Call us for a free quote on our services!

The Healthy Caterers of Cambridge

Many catering companies boast about their endless variety of food options available at a moment’s notice. That might sound appealing, but when you see those poorly prepared meats and cold potatoes sitting under heat lamps in the middle of your venue, you know that they’ve sacrificed quality for quantity. At Platters Catering & Events, we never sacrifice the quality of our food.

Our caterers hate the idea of wasting food. In this day and age, there is no reason to be so careless—especially when it comes to food. That’s why we sit down with our potential clients and get all the information about your upcoming event. We ask a variety of questions, including (but not limited to):

  1. How many people will be attending your event?
  2. Do your guests have any food sensitivities or allergies?
  3. Would you prefer vegetarian, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, or all of the above to be served?
  4. Would you prefer a four-course sitting meal, or buffet-style catering?

The answers to these questions will help us prepare the perfect food—and the perfect amount of food—for your event! We don’t believe in taking the one-size-fits-all approach to catering. Every event is unique.

Catering Companies in Cambridge

There was a time when finding a caterer in Cambridge was difficult. These days, it’s about finding the RIGHT caterer. If you’re looking for a catering company capable of serving clients of all varieties, call Platters Catering & Events today!

Your Top Choice for Creative Catering in Cambridge

Platters Catering & Events is Cambridge’s top-rated, full-service catering and events company. Every member of our team takes great pride in the work they perform, and with years in the industry, we have a history of creating unique food, and providing exceptional service.

When we say full-service, we mean it! Beyond serving up an extensive menu of mouthwatering options focusing on fresh ingredients, we offer solutions for event rentals, staffing and bartender services, venue and entertainment options, and decor and floral creation.

With Platters Catering & Events, you will always get exactly what you’re looking for no matter the scale or type of event. Experience the difference today.

Where Can I Find the Best Catering Near Me in Cambridge?

Look no further! You’ve made your way to the home of Cambridge’s best creative catering company, Platters Catering & Events. With an amazing and varied catering menu online to choose from, we’ve got affordable and delicious food options for whatever your next event will be. Platters Catering & Events excels at both on-site and off-site catering, and our full team of trained and friendly staff are here to help you pull off your next soiree or Oktoberfest party without a hitch.

A Variety of Catering Service Styles

At Platters Catering & Events, we take catering to the next level by providing a variety of serving styles to suit your unique events and gatherings in Cambridge. From family-style to full-service plated four-course meals, Platters Catering & Events can accommodate any party you’d like to throw. Whether you have 5 guests or 50, you’ll find the perfect style to suit your event below:

Plated-Service Catering

The perfect choice for weddings and corporate receptions, our plated service comes with appetizer, entrée, and dessert of your choice, all served by professional waitstaff.

Country style, Smorgasbord, and Family-Style Catering Platters

Similar to the plated service in that you and your guests will each have an appetizer, entrée, and dessert, country style involves guests serving themselves from common plates and pots. Best for family gatherings and public meals, and absolutely perfect for family reunions. Refined food with a casual atmosphere—does it get any better than that? Our catering clients in Cambridge don’t think so!

Chef-Operated Marche stations

Our marche stations are designed to ensure guest interaction and menu creativity. Themed or not, you can choose from a carving station, designer pasta bar, stir fry station, fajita station, made-to-order salad bar, dessert crepe station, or designer sundae and ice cream station. Want a special theme to go along with your event? Just call and ask!

Buffet Catering

Choose a classic buffet for your next event. Great for holiday parties, you can choose from the chef’s catering menu, or work with us to create your own specialty buffet. The ability for your guests to serve themselves, with our helpful staff ready to make suggestions, refill the serving stations, or to help in any way required—it’s the perfect casual way to enjoy a meal as your guests please!

Catering Services for any Event

Platters Catering & Events has had the pleasure of creating catering menus for every kind of event imaginable in Cambridge. Choose us for the following:

  • Business meetings, shareholders’ luncheons, annual general meetings, union events, and trade conventions and fairs
  • Wedding receptions, ceremonies, civil union celebrations, vow renewals
  • Birthdays-especially surprise parties and big milestones!
  • Family reunions
  • Funerals and celebration-of-life parties
  • Holiday parties for Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Eid, Halloween, and any other holiday you can imagine!

We understand that there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to events. Every gathering requires unique food and a unique style. Our team is invested in creating the ideal menu and surroundings for each client.

Wedding Catering

One of the largest events to tackle for catering companies, Platters Catering & Events is known for going above and beyond when it comes to weddings.

From designing and creating your own personal wedding menu, to full event planning and decor. If you’re planning a wedding in the Cambridge area we can provide any and all equipment, from tables and chairs to popcorn machines and chocolate fountains!

Want to see our set wedding menu as a starting point for your own catering food ideas for your big day? Anything and everything about our service is FULLY customizable, but starting from square one can be totally overwhelming. Check out our catering menu online for inspiration, then customize it to suit your needs. We’re happy to work to accommodate any dietary restrictions, allergies, or tastes imaginable!

Benefits of Going Pro With Your Catering Needs

We all know that preparing, cooking and serving a meal from scratch is one of the most rewarding experiences that any person can enjoy. There are few feelings that come close to seeing many happy faces following the hard work that you have undertaken. Sourcing your food from scratch and creating a meal or menu that is filled with your personality is an amazing end-result, but the simple reality is that for many people, this is an unrealistic expectation and one that is not without its risks.

Catering, as you probably know, is a multifaceted industry that requires years of expertise to perfect. What’s more, it also needs a team of dedicated and committed professionals who know exactly what they are doing. That is why if you are planning a wedding, birthday or a dinner party for a special occasion, you really need to consider the many benefits that come from going pro. At Platters Catering & Events, our catering experience and expertise is second to none and we will stop at nothing in the pursuit of absolute perfection for our clients. With that in mind, here are some of the benefits that come from taking advantage of our amazing catering offerings:

  1. Less Stress, More Success: When you put your catering needs in our capable hands, you are entrusting a team that has a track record of delivering amazing culinary experiences for its wide range of clients to do the best job possible. And trust us, we will not let you down. Not only that, but when you enlist our help for your catering needs, you can sit back and relax safe in the knowledge that your guests will be treated to delicious meals and drinks, served by professionals who love what they do. For us, catering is what we do and taking the stress out of a special occasion is something that we are very serious about.
  2. High-Quality Cuisine: Let’s be honest about it, the main reason why most people use a catering service like ours is to take advantage of high-quality cuisine and you should be no different. By putting us in charge of your catering needs, you can relax safe in the knowledge that you and your guests will be treated to some of the most exciting and innovative dishes, plates and platters around. Our chefs have years of experience and are committed to improving and perfecting our wide range of menus every single week.
  3. Impeccable Hygiene Standards: Finally, an often-overlooked benefit of enlisting our help is that the highest hygiene standards are guaranteed to be maintained at all times. We know that many people worry that the food they are being served and the cutlery and utensils being used is of an adequately clean standard. However, with us in charge of things, you can relax because we will make sure that no corners are cut!

Allow us to ensure that your special day is exactly that—special.

Catering Food Ideas for Your Next Event

All of Platters Catering & Events’s tried and tested menu options come from years of hard-earned experience in kitchens all over Southern Ontario combined with farm-fresh flavours that respect the bounty of amazing local produce and meats we get here in Cambridge.

As a result, our menu options change constantly. We don’t try to stick to any one trendy food group, but aim to create menus that showcase the diversity of cuisines and cultures here in Cambridge.

Looking for catering food ideas for your next event? Begin with our local charcuterie board, made with fine cured meats, handmade spreads, pickled vegetables, and delectable sauces. Want your employees to make healthier options at the buffet table? Choose from delicious fire-roasted vegetables fresh from local producers, paired with crackers and homemade breads. Top it all off with local fruit for dessert—with a sprinkling of pure dark chocolate ganache! Platters Catering & Events can make any menu you desire come to life—and taste delicious, too.

Start Planning Today

It’s never too soon to book catering services. Our chefs have prepared inspired menus for events all across Cambridge.

Every member of our team is passionate about providing food and services that are of the highest quality, and unique to your special occasion.

Since day one, we’ve focused on working closely with each and every one of our clients so they can have the involvement they deserve. Give us a call today to get started, or fill out our online form for a free booking estimate!