I'm coming to Toronto for an international conference in May, and while there I need to organize a party for PhD students and alumni of my university who will be attending the conference from around the world.
I do this party every year in a different city and a different country. As a university we have very little money, and yet I've managed to throw a stellar party by finding reasonably-priced unusual venues, and working with high-quality but flexible caterers - often caterers who specialize in one cuisine (BBQ in Austin, seafood in Vancouver, etc.). I was a caterer myself, and so I tend to know where corners can be cut without sacrificing quality.
So, I'm looking for caterers who fit this description in Toronto - who will be able to deliver very good but not overly precious or frilly food - usually heavy appetizers / finger food (this is dinner for most of the attendees). I was thinking that dim sum might be fun for Toronto. No need for the food to be passed - we'll just set up tables.
It's a fun group, and a group that tends to remember the caterers and use them for their next event in Toronto, so it's win-win.
thanks for all tips!