Applause Provides Premier Toronto Kosher Catering For CJPAC’S 11th Annual Action Party
On Thursday, March 23rd 2017, Applause catered CJPAC’s 11th annual Action Party at Waterworks on 505 Richmond Street West in Toronto. Over 1,200 of Canada’s young professionals, philanthropists, business leaders and elected officials were in attendance, fostering conversation for active political participation throughout the night. CJPAC is dedicated to helping community members build relationships within the Canadian political arena and we were honoured to have had the pleasure of providing quality Toronto kosher catering to over 1,200 hungry guests.
At 7:00 PM, the VIP party began. We served a variety of new hors d’oeuvres, along with two interactive stations – “The Poke Bowl Station” and “The Steamed Bao Station.”
The hors d’oeuvres included the Kosher Mac – a towering mini burger with a beef patty, special sauce, crunchy iceberg lettuce & a pickle on a sesame seed bun, Gluten-Free Kabayaki Black Cod with crispy scallions served in a bamboo boat and Argentinian Beef Empanadas.
The Kosher Mac – Beef Patty, Special Sauce, Iceberg Lettuce & a Pickle on a Sesame Seed Bun
Celery Root Potato Pancake w/ Date Lime Chutney
Kabayaki Gluten-Free Black Cod w/ Crispy Scallion in a Bamboo Boat
At around 8:30 PM, Waterworks transformed into a memorable event spectacle of colourful lights and top 40 hits, with engaging conversations taking centre stage throughout the night. Applause kept the food coming, with both hot and cold hors d’oeuvres being served for all guests.
Mini Hot Dogs with Mustard and Ketchup
At around 10:00 PM, we presented the “Painter’s Palette Macarons”, an innovative take on the classic sweet meringue based confection.
A variety of fresh and colourful macaron flavours filled our painter’s palette which included strawberry, lemon & green tea.
Our Painter’s Palette Macarons took guests by surprise!
Thank You To CJPAC & Waterworks For A Memorable 2017 Action Party!
The event was an engaging spectacle of inspiring conversations with so many passionate political professionals, philanthropists, business leaders and elected officials sharing their thoughts. Applause Catering is proud to be a premier kosher catering company in Toronto, offering the very best in kosher catering to our guests time and time again.
For the full album from CJPAC’s Action Party, please visit our Facebook Page.
Toronto Kosher Catering Event At Beth Tzedec Congregation
On Thursday, February 23rd, Applause catered for the “Beth Tzedec Men’s Scotch Club Night.” The evening offered exceptional food, refreshing scotch and engaging conversation at 1700 Bathurst Street in Toronto, inside Beth Tzedec Congregation. All proceeds support the Men’s Club programming initiatives. On hand was Toronto icon – Jack Newman, an actor and writer who was thrilled to be part of the festivities.
Applause provided a delicious assortment of kosher food, which included:
1st Course Starter
Potato and Leek Soup – field green salad, served with orange whiskey vinaigrette
2nd Course Options
Stuffed Maple Oat and Barley Chicken Supreme – natural jus
Poached Atlantic Salmon – dill sauce
Roasted Red Pepper – stuffed with red & white quinoa, tofu, butternut squash, green onions and tomato sauce
Warm and Sticky Caramel Toffee Pudding
We are highly regarded as one of the best kosher caterers in Toronto, with over 30 years of combined experience throughout our dedicated kitchen and office team. Applause is proud to serve the Jewish community as the exclusive kosher caterer at Beth Tzedec Congregation.
– Kosher Wedding Catering At Beth Tzedec Congregation –
On Sunday, January 29th, Applause catered a wedding for over 250 guests at Beth Tzedec on 1700 Bathurst Street. Applause is proud to be the exclusive caterer at Beth Tzedec Congregation, serving Toronto and the GTA with our premier kosher catering service. We have the ability to customize any request with the utmost attention to detail – from kosher wedding catering, anniversaries, bar/bat mitzvahs and everything in between. It is why we are one of Toronto’s premier kosher caterers.
At 4:00 PM, 75 groomsmen took part in a Chassan Tish. We provided a Crudite Display – chopped liver with crispy onions, a cascading display of chips & dip (sweet potato, Yukon gold, taro root and plantain) with (hummus, red pepper tapenade, and tomato salsa). We also served a Schmaltz Herring with lemon wedges, bowls of cocktail rye brown bread and tam tam crackers.
50 women also took part in a Kabbalat Panim in the lobby. Our dedicated wait-staff set-up a refreshing assortment of snacks which included: carrot sticks, celery, peppers, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers with herb sour cream spinach dip. At around 5:00 PM, Applause set-up two interactive stations: The Soft Shell Taco Station and the Steam Bun Station.
– Hors D’Oeuvres –
We then began to roll out a creative selection of kosher hors d’oeuvres, as our Chefs interacted with the guests. Below, are a few that we served throughout the evening:
Sweet Chili Cauliflower & Mini Pulled Beef Brisket Sliders
Roasted Root Vegetable Soup
Pecan Encrusted Seabass
– The Formal Dinner –
Applause is proud to provide our kosher clients with the ability to customize their own menus. Time and time again Applause demonstrates our commitment to quality throughout our food. As the dinner hour approached, Applause geared up for what would be a very fast-paced, yet memorable service for the bride, the groom and their family and friends.
The food captured the beauty of the wedding, as we presented a flavourful 3-course dinner:
1st Course – Power Salad
Shiitake mushrooms, avocado slices, ruby red & golden beets, green beans, chick peas, candied pumpkin seeds with pommery shallot vinaigrette.
Our Power Salad is a refreshing choice to any kosher wedding meal, combining healthy vegetables with a flavourful pommery shallot vinaigrette. With the speeches commencing throughout the 1st course, the kitchen team began to plate the 2nd course.
2nd Course – Marinated Dijon Chicken
Spinach, wild & dry mushrooms garnished with black sesame seeds & dijon mustard sauce. It was accompanied by rosti potatoes, butternut squash & broccoli soufflé with snow peas and red pepper.
We also served a vegetarian option – Eggplant Parmesan Tower Rounds, combining – layers of breaded eggplant, homemade tomato basil, sauce & tofutti cheese, snow peas and red pepper.
Finally, our fish option – Herb Almond Encrusted Halibut brought together – white wine sauce, spinach garnished amaranth sprouts, rosti potatoes, butternut squash/broccoli souffle, snow peas and red pepper.
– Plated Dessert –
Dessert – Decadent Brownie Square
Drizzled with fudge sauce
– Passed Desserts –
At 10:00 PM, we served over 5 different types of desserts – from Hand-Crafted Assorted Macaroons, to Lemon Curd Tarts and Decadent Brownie Lollipops.
Applause welcomes you to try our delicious kosher catering options, or customize your own menu. President, David Silber is committed to exceeding expectations for all of your guests – from the reception, right up until the end of your event.
Applause Catering provides kosher catering in Toronto for both social and corporate clients, with 30+ years of combined kosher catering experience. On Sunday, November 13th, we catered an assortment of premier hors d’oeuvres for Ve’ahavta’s Starry Night Gala, followed by a delicious 3-course kosher dinner for one of our biggest events of the year. The event took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (222 Bremner Blvd.) at the north side on the lower level of the constitutional hall.
The rentals, food and staff arrived promptly at 3:00 PM, with the cocktail reception beginning at 6:00 PM for over 500 guests. Guests were treated to an appetizing assortment of hors d’oeuvres, which included our “Ahi Tuna Taco Presented on Lime Wheels”, “Butternut Squash & Bartlett Pear Soup” and our “Pulled Beef Brisket on a Fresh Brioche”
Below are some of the hors d’oeuvres that we served throughout the evening:
Ahi Tuna Taco inside a Wonton Taco, presented on Lime Wheels
General Tao Cauliflower
A few members from our Applause kitchen team
Butternut Squash & Bartlett Pear Soup
Pulled Beef Brisket with Garlic Aioli on a Fresh Brioche
The dinner and evening program began at 7:00 PM, as guests celebrated Ve’ahavta’s 20th anniversary in humanitarian achievements. Guests listened in on impactful live stories illustrating Ve’ahavta’s transformative work as told by program participants. An inspirational speech by Avrum Rosenweig, Ve’ahavta’s CEO and Founder followed, as we prepped an unforgettable 3 course kosher dinner meal.
– APPETIZER –
Blackened Wild Salmon Medallion – Sweet Peppers, Cucumbers, Fried Quinoa, Chickpeas, Edamame, Micro Sprout with a Purple Cabbage Emulsion
Homemade Lemon Bruschetta Vinaigrette – in an Individual Miniature Jar
– CHICKEN ENTRÉE –
Kabayaki Glazed Stuffed Chicken Supreme – Stuffed with King Mushrooms, Snow Pea Leaves and Thai Basil Rice
Accompanied with – Marble of Yukon Gold and Sweet Potatoes, Stem On Carrots, Baby Zucchini and Teardrop Pepper Tot with Yellow Tomato Consommé
– DESSERTS –
An assortment of Choux Pastries – Hand Crafted Assorted Macaroons (Green Tea, Raspberry Lemonade and Coconut Lime)
Applause Catering would like to thank Ve’ahavta for the opportunity to cater the 20th anniversary milestone of their Starry Night Gala. Our team is committed to delivering the very best in kosher catering in Toronto to all of our corporate and social clients. Whether you’re planning a kosher wedding, a corporate cocktail party, or your son/daughter’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Toronto, Applause Catering is your partner in providing the very best kosher food for your coworkers, family and friends.
If you have a kosher catering function in Toronto coming up, give us a call at 416.628.9198, or email Cary Silber at email@example.com for a free quote!
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.
Photo Courtesy of Little Blue Lemon
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
“Klee & Rye Grapefruit Cocktails”
Hot & Cold Hors D’Oeuvres/Interactive Station
Cold Hors D’Oeuvre
“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
“French Twist Bibimbap” Dijon Rubbed Ribeye, Gochujang with Asian BBQ Sauce Accompanied with Mini Pajeon and Served with Honey Sesame Dip
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.
Photo Courtesy of Little Blue Lemon
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
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 –
– FIRST COURSE TRIO PLATE –
Chilled Watermelon & Peach Gazpacho
Ahi Tuna Tataki on Bibb Salad
Watermelon Radish, Wasabi Kewpie, Shisho Sprout
Summer Peas, Heirloom Tomato, Romesco Paste
– SECOND COURSE –
Slow Roasted Short Rib
Chimichurri Saddleback Potatoes, General Tao Cauliflower, Honey Glazed Stem on Carrots
Pearl Onion, Teardrop Pepper & Red Wine Jus
– THIRD COURSE TRIO PLATE –
Dacquoise Mango Passion Fruit Crema
– 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.
Applause Catering Vice-President – Cary Silber and Grandson – Ethan Silber with Kevin Pillar
Kevin Pillar signing his “Jewperman T-Shirt” for a VIP guest
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.
Spring Vegetable Jicama & Mango
Reuben Spring Rolls, Served with Dijon Dipping Sauce
Faux Mac ‘N’ Cheese – Stuffed Brine Fried Wing, Served with Spicy Ketchup
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.
On Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm, CJPAC’s annual Action Party was held at Andrew Richard Designs on 571 Adelaide Street East in Toronto. This year’s Action Party celebrated a 10-year milestone for CJPAC, fostering relationships between Canadians and political parties in Canada. Canadians from various political backgrounds are encouraged to engage themselves with CJPAC’s informative programs to become more politically engaged. #TOAction2016 brought together more than 1,300 hungry guests, as they exchanged opinions on Canada’s political landscape, while indulging in our premier kosher cuisine.
A Leader in Toronto Kosher Catering
We gave you a sneak peak of our menu earlier last week, but the real surprises came throughout the evening. Applause continues to pave the way as a leader in Toronto kosher catering, from our authentickosher cuisine.
Our kitchen team, led by world-renowned Chef, Roshan Wanasingha, delivered exceptional food with stunning creativity for CJPAC’s political socialites throughout the evening.
A Special Presentation For The VIP’s
The evening began with the VIP’s, who were treated to our “Chicken and Waffle Station” – with “Fried Chicken Breast on a Wild Rice Waffle and Brushed with Maple Syrup.” Shining bright was “The Bibim Bap Station”, a stunning display of colour that combined: “Medium Rare Ribeye, a Sunny Side Up Egg, Julienne Rainbow Vegetables, Steamed Rice and Gochujang” – all in one elegant rice bowl.
“Fried Chicken Breast on a Wild Rice Waffle, Brushed with Spicy Maple Syrup”
“French Twist Bibim Bap Station – Medium Rare Ribeye, Sunny Side Up Egg, Julienne Rainbow Vegetable, Steamed Rice and Gochujang”
Once 8:30 pm hit, Andrew Richard Designs was booming!
“Pulled Beef Beignet”
Truffle Brown Beech Mushroom on Red Wine Caviar
“Mini California Sandwich”
Juicy Chicken Cutlet, Arrabbiata, Red Onion Cranberry Confit on a Micro Kaiser
View our full album from CJPAC’s 10th annual action Party here
Applause is proud to be the official caterer of CJPAC’s Action Party. Our experience with serving premier kosher catering in Toronto for various events across the city brings forth a fresh and seasoned approach to any kosher event.
We invite you to visit us at www.applausecatering.ca, or call us at 416.628.9198 for a free quote on your next kosher catering event.
Premier Toronto Kosher Caterer To Cater CJPAC’s 10th Annual Action Party!
Applause is proud to announce our participation as the official caterer of CJPAC’s 10th annual Action Party at Andrew Richard Designs. Last year, Applause served over 1,400 taste buds at The Sound Academy, with Jewish and Pro-Israel Canadian political activists in attendance.
Live music filled the air, interactive photo booths created extraordinary memories and our delectable food offered a one-of-a-kind kosher catering experience. We served plenty of memorable dishes, which included our classic: “Ahi Tuna Tacos”, our refreshing: “Marinated Eggplant”, and our hearty: “Homemade Tater Waffles with a Slow Cooked Beef Brisket.”
Chef Roshan Wanasingha will be taking your pallet on another culinary adventure, as we celebrate 10 years of CJPAC fostering political engagement across Canada.
Our 2016 Menu Includes:
“Duck Confit Beignets”, “Mini Open Thai Rice Paper Paquettes” and “Mini California Sandwiches.”
Our “California Sandwich” and “Pulled Beef Beignet” are just two of the many innovative menu items Chef Roshan Wanasingha and his team will be featuring at Andrew Richard Designs
Heading to #TOACTION2016? You’re in for a treat. See our full menu in ACTION on Thursday, April 14th
CJPAC’s mission is to engage Jewish and Pro Israel Canadians in the democratic process, fostering active political participation. Throughout the 2015 Federal Election, CJPAC connected Jewish Canadians across the country, with 155 campaigns that involved them in the political campaign process. Applause is proud to be apart of CJPAC’s mission to increase awareness for the important political landscape that changes every year, with new policies from party leaders across the country.
Applause Kosher Catering is committed to delivering impeccable service for CJPAC’s Action Party, from our reputation as a premier Toronto Kosher Caterer. Applause caters various kosher events across Toronto and the GTA throughout the year, which include weddings, religious events,corporate functions and small/large social gatherings.
#TOACTION2016 is sure to be a hit! We welcome you to join us in what will be an evening filled with inspiring conversation and delicious kosher catering by yours truly.
Treat dad to something special this Father’s Day! Give dad all of that greasy goodness that he craves on his special day. Applause has the perfect kosher catering options to satisfy dad’s savoury taste buds!
Smoked Turkey Sandwich on a Cranberry Herb Cronut
This turkey sandwich is everything dad dreams of. Bundled in a savoury cronut, dad will love every bite of this unique sandwich.
Smoked Turkey Sandwich on a Cranberry Herb Cronut
Everyone loves waffles for breakfast, but how about waffles for dinner? These savoury waffles are the perfect treat to satisfy dad’s cravings.
Onion Rings are a classic favourite. These kosher fried goodies can accompany dad’s turkey sandwich, or can be snacked on throughout the day!
Applause is proud to have catered the spectacular Toronto kosher catering event for CJPAC on March 26th 2015. With over 1,400 people in attendance, this event lit up the Sound Academy with excitement, from live music, elegant food and engaging conversations among all of the guests.
Our dedicated team at Applause Catering prepared dish after dish of mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts. The CJPAC Action Party also included a VIP section, where guests were presented with “Homemade Tater Waffles with a Slow Cooked Beef Brisket” as well as our delicious “Smoked Meat and Onion Confit Piroshki” Our team of dedicated chefs and cooks have catered several delicious Toronto kosher catering functions throughout the years and were certainly up to the task again.
Our dedicated wait-staff were also kept on their feet, continuously restocking their plates at a record pace for all of the guests to enjoy.
If a picture really is worth a thousand words, you will truly find many of them to describe how remarkable our food was at CJPAC’s Action Party! Check out some of our photos from this year’s CJPAC event below.
“Marinated Eggplant, Green Bean and King Mushroom Salad”
“Ahi Tuna Tacos”
“Smoked Turkey Sandwich in a Cranberry Herb Cronut”
“Home-Made Tater Waffles with a Slow Cooked Beef Brisket”