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Gino Spano

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Is your son or daughter’s Confirmation occurring this spring? Why not make the day extra special with a delicious catered meal? There are great catering companies in Toronto and the GTA that can deliver a meal to capture this joyous occasion.

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Use these tips to find the right catering service for your child’s Confirmation party.

Plan Ahead

Confirmation is a busy time of the year, and you probably aren’t the only one wondering how to feed your guests after the ceremony. Your child’s classmates’ parents are likely also considering whether to hire a caterer; there are other schools in your neighbourhood organizing the same ceremony; and there are plenty of other types of spring events that may need a caterer’s expert help.

You’ll want to start researching potential catering options in your area and asking for quotes as soon as you know the Confirmation date. Next, begin thinking about all of the other details involved with this party. Will there be any other décor, such as signs, napkins, and plates specific to the occasion? How many guests will be attending this party: Are family members and close friends invited or will it be restricted to immediate family? Having a rough outline for the day makes it easier to narrow down your list of catering companies.

Shop Around

Catering a Confirmation party isn’t like catering your corporate office party. As there are more little guests to account for, the menu needs to match the refined palette of the older audience while being delicious to the kids too.

You want a caterer who exemplifies diversity in food presentation, style, and the dishes themselves as a result of different events they’ve worked.

As this is a unique day and event, consider any type of specialty the caterer has. A familiarity with smaller events and picky eaters is helpful. They’ll be more equipped to handle specific event questions and provide on-point recommendations.

You want to compare catering companies for your next event. Before you ask for quotes, ask them about their experience—both within the catering industry and with these types of events in particular. Confirm whether they can meet your dietary requests and ask where they source their food. All of these small elements will be factored into your final decision.

Think about the Menu

There are several things to consider when deciding what to feed this diverse crowd. Inquire what menu items can be prepared in advance versus what will have to be prepared the day of or the night before. Will you be serving hot and cold items? You want to ensure hot food stays that way until it’s served. Are you trying to include healthy dishes? Caterers can provide tips to keep your catering menu healthy and delicious.

Delicious dishes don’t have to be complicated. Simple is good—it’s practically a guaranteed success. Popular items sure to delight any guest include chicken parmesan, roasted potatoes, roast, and lasagna.

In addition, ask the caterer whether they’ll supply serving spoons with the dishes or if you have to supply your own. It’ll be one less task on your to-do list if the caterer has it covered.

Don’t forget to end the day with a sweet dessert, such as Confirmation cake or cupcakes. Your child will feel extra special, and it’s a great way to complete a meal, especially for the older guests who can enjoy it with an afternoon coffee. If you want to balance treats with a healthy option, serve a fruit tray on the side so there’s something for everybody.

With these tips in mind, it’s easy to find a great Confirmation event caterer to serve a delicious meal all of your guests will enjoy.


Gino Spano

Starting with roots in a kitchen at 14 years old, he worked his way up the ranks and by the young age of 17 was responsible for daily events of 50 to 600 people. Gino continued to use his talents to work in catering, banquet and restaurant kitchens across the GTA. His love for Italian, French and Asian cuisine paired with his wide variety of knowledge brought him success in his new venture at Seventh Heaven in 2001. Over the past 12 years, he has cooked many meals for social events, corporate events and government officials. His love for new challenges brought him into corporate sales where he and the Seventh Heaven team won Best Catered Event for Canadian Linen’s “The Great White North” – Facility Grand Opening in 2009.
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