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Kaylie & Ryan’s Kosher Wedding Catering Celebration

– The Ceremony –

On Thursday, June 30th 2016, Kaylie & Ryan became newly weds at The Grand Luxe Event Venue on 3125 Bayview Avenue (Bayview and Finch.) Family and friends were thrilled to celebrate their special ceremony on a gorgeous summer day, filled with loving memories that will be remembered throughout their entire life together.

The evening began in the main hall at 6:15 PM, where the ceremony took place in front of approximately 360 guests. From 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM, Applause Catering offered guests refreshing beverages, unique passed hors d’oeuvres and interactive food stations. The food presented a unique kosher catering twist, with stations such as “The COR-ean Station” and “The Jew-Maican Station” receiving rave reviews.

Kosher Wedding

Photo Courtesy of Little Blue Lemon

Kosher Wedding

Photo Courtesy of Little Blue Lemon

– Hors D’Oeuvres & Interactive Stations – 

From fresh and unique bite-sized passed hors d’oeuvres, to delicious interactive kosher food stations, Applause proudly served each guest with our finest kosher wedding catering. Led by President – David Silber and Vice President – Cary Silber, Applause continues to raise the quality standard for kosher wedding catering throughout Toronto and the GTA.

Our unique ability to create a customized menu for you and your guests allows us to effectively work within your budget, as we transform your vision into a reality that exceeds expectations.

Below are just a few samples of what we served. 

Bridal Party Snacks

“Crudité Display Platter” Fresh-Cut Carrot Sticks, Celery, Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Served with Herbed Sour Cream Spinach Dip

“Assorted Wraps & Bite Size Party Sandwiches”
Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Turkey with Light Cranberry Mayo, Roast Beef with Cucumbers and Light Dijon Mustard

Butler Passed Signature Beverage Platter

“Klee & Rye” Grapefruit Juice and Rye with a Splash of Raspberry Syrup, Garnished with a Grapefruit Slice

Grapefruit Cocktails

“Klee & Rye Grapefruit Cocktails”

Hot & Cold Hors D’Oeuvres/Interactive Station

Cold Hors D’Oeuvre

Pastrami Musubi

“Pastrami Musubi”
Hawaiian Style Pineapple Glazed Grilled Pastrami, Japanese Egg,
Crispy Cucumber Wrapped with Nori Soya Sauce & Wasabi

Hot Hors D’Oeuvre

Faux Mac 'N' Cheese

Faux Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Interactive Station

French Twist Bibim Bap

“French Twist Bibimbap”
Dijon Rubbed Ribeye, Gochujang with Asian BBQ Sauce
Accompanied with Mini Pajeon and Served with Honey Sesame Dip

View the full photo album here

– The Formal Dinner –

At 8:00 PM, family and friends of the bride and groom made their way to “The Ballroom”, where they were seated at 60” round tables on chic ice chiavari ballroom chairs.

The table décor was beautifully decorated by DT Floral & Décor, with linen and napkins provided by Around The Table. At around 8:15 PM, Kaylie, Ryan and their close family and friends participated in the always-exciting Mitzvah dances, concluding with the “Krenzel.” The parents of the bride and groom were elevated on chairs in the middle of the dance floor during this exhilarating Jewish wedding ritual. The Universal Boogie Band provided live entertainment, playing Superior Funk, Soul, Disco, Motown and relentless Rock and Pop.

Table Decor

Photo Courtesy of Little Blue Lemon

Jewish Wedding Celebration

Photo Courtesy of Little Blue Lemon

– The Menu –

BREAD BASKET Spicy Sriracha Black Sesame Ficelle, Sundried Tomato Faux Cheddar Scone Pastrami, Jalapeno Scone and Assorted Lavash & Puff Tart


Watermelon & Peach Soup

Smoked, Dehydrated Baby Vegetables, Romesco, Walnut Gravel, Faux Grois Macaroon, Chilled Watermelon Peach Soup & Basil Sorbet

SECOND COURSE – (A Choice Of):

Main Course Entree

Whiskey Glazed Short Ribs with Applewood Smoked Brisket


Kataifi Chilean Seabass with Pomegranate Gremolata and Mandarin Mint Miso Black Cod


Kataifi Balsamic Zucchini with Mandarin Mint Garbanzo Souffle, Harissa

Kataifi Balsamic Zucchini with Mandarin Mint Garbanzo Souffle, Harissa


Fingerling Mashed Sweet Potatoes Gaufrette

Silver Roma Tomatoes

Schmaltz Red Radish and Teardrop Peppers

– Kosher Wedding Catering Made Easy –

Applause Catering is proud to cater kosher weddings across Toronto and the GTA.

Our acclaimed team of Chefs, Catering Coordinators and Wait-Staff are experienced in delivering dazzling presentation with the highest quality of food for you and your guests.

Book your kosher wedding catering celebration with us today at: 416.628.9198, or email us at:

A Super Evening with Superman

Applause Kosher Catering

– An Interactive Dinner With Kevin Pillar –

On Thursday, July 28th 2016, Applause Catering had the distinct pleasure of catering a formal dinner and passed hors d’oeuvres at Rosehill Venue for Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University. Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays was on hand, who sat down with VIP guests for an intimate and interactive conversation over a delicious three-course kosher meal between 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Also on hand was Sportsnet 590 Host & Radio Broadcaster Mike Wilner, who hosted the Q&A session with Kevin Pillar at 8:30 PM.

– Toronto Kosher Catering Dinner Menu –


Chilled Watermelon & Peach Gazpacho


Ahi Tuna Tataki on Bibb Salad

Watermelon Radish, Wasabi Kewpie, Shisho Sprout


Micro Pizzete

Summer Peas, Heirloom Tomato, Romesco Paste

Trio Appetizer


Slow Roasted Short Rib

Chimichurri Saddleback Potatoes, General Tao Cauliflower, Honey Glazed Stem on Carrots

Pearl Onion, Teardrop Pepper & Red Wine Jus

Slow Roasted Short Rib

Slow Roasted Short Ribs


Dacquoise Mango Passion Fruit Crema

Blueberry Sabayon

Churros Doughnut

Blueberry Sabayon

Trio Dessert Plate

– An Inspiring Dinner Conversation –

Kevin Pillar conversed with guests throughout the dinner hour about his exciting baseball career, advice for aspiring baseball players and his grandfather’s legacy. Applause is proud to be front and centre of the Toronto kosher catering scene, showing time and time again why we are one of the best kosher caterers in Toronto.

Both Kevin & Amanda Pillar were highly impressed at the creativity of our kosher catering throughout the meal, as well as the prompt service by a staffing company – AE Hospitality.

Other special guests in attendance included Paul Godfrey – President and Chief Executive Officer of Postmedia Network and Stephen Adler – Executive Director for Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University.

– The Photo-Shoot –

The evening continued with Kevin Pillar posing for photos and signing various souvenirs for the VIP guests in attendance.

Kevin Pillar & Cary Silber

Applause Catering Vice-President – Cary Silber and Grandson – Ethan Silber with Kevin Pillar

Kevin Pillar & Guests

Kevin Pillar signing his “Jewperman T-Shirt” for a VIP guest

Kevin Pillar Photoshoot

Kevin Pillar Photoshoot

From 7:30 – 8:30 PM, guests were treated to a creative assortment of bite-sized passed hors d’oeuvres/sweets for children and adults of all ages.

Hors D'Oeuvre

Spring Vegetable Jicama & Mango

Hors D'Oeuvre

Reuben Spring Rolls, Served with Dijon Dipping Sauce

Hors D'Oeuvre

Faux Mac ‘N’ Cheese – Stuffed Brine Fried Wing, Served with Spicy Ketchup

Applause Catering Pastries

Assorted Choux Pastries

To view the full album, please visit our Facebook Page 

– Q & A with Mike Wilner & Kevin Pillar –

At 8:30 PM, Mike Wilner hosted a Q&A session with Kevin Pillar on a variety of baseball-related topics that included the current state of the Blue Jays franchise, what it takes to be a baseball player, life as a professional baseball athlete and how it feels to fly in the outfield.

Applause is proud to be COR certified, serving Toronto and the GTA with our premier kosher catering for guests of all ages. From Bar/Bat Mitzvahs to Shiva Meals and Corporate Events, we are committed to using the highest quality of ingredients at any event throughout the city.

Need Toronto Kosher Catering?

Give us a call at 416.628.9198, or email us at

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