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Applause Caters CJPAC’s Action Party At Waterworks Venue

CJPAC Action Party   Toronto Kosher Catering

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.

Waterworks Venue

CJPAC Action Party

Guests at CJPAC's Action Party

CJPAC event at Waterworks Venue

Interactive Stations 


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.” 

Poke Bowl

Ahi Poke – Tuna, Avocado, Scallions, Sesame Seed & Oil, Pea Leaves, Thai Chili, Wakame, Potato Noodle w/Soy Sauce and Rice Vinegar

The Poke Bowl Station

Beef Shortrib Bao

Beef Shortrib Bao – Carrot, Daikon & Pickles

Frankie's Chicken Bao

Frankie’s Chicken Bao – Carrot, Daikon & Pickles

Hors D’oeuvres


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.

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The Kosher Mac – Beef Patty, Special Sauce, Iceberg Lettuce & a Pickle on a Sesame Seed Bun

Celery Root Potato Pancake with Date Lime Chutney

Celery Root Potato Pancake w/ Date Lime Chutney

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Kabayaki Gluten-Free Black Cod w/ Crispy Scallion in a Bamboo Boat

Kimchi Fries

Kimchi Fries

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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

Mini Hot Dogs with Mustard and Ketchup

The Bar at Waterworks

Dessert 


At around 10:00 PM, we presented the “Painter’s Palette Macarons”, an innovative take on the classic sweet meringue based confection.

Painter's Palette Macarons

A variety of fresh and colourful macaron flavours filled our painter’s palette which included strawberry, lemon & green tea.

Applause Kosher Catering at Waterworks Venue

Painter's Palette Macarons

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. 

February Flashback: Applause Caters For “Men’s Scotch Club Night”

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:

Crudité Platter

Crudite Platter

1st Course Starter 

Soup & Salad Duo

Potato and Leek Soup – field green salad, served with orange whiskey vinaigrette

2nd Course Options 

Chicken Entrée 

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Stuffed Maple Oat and Barley Chicken Supreme – natural jus 

Fish Entrée 

Fish Entree

Poached Atlantic Salmon – dill sauce 

Vegetarian Option 

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Roasted Red Pepper – stuffed with red & white quinoa, tofu, butternut squash, green onions and tomato sauce 

Dessert 

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

Warm and Sticky Caramel Toffee Pudding 

Warm Sticky 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.

Applause Delivers A Memorable Kosher Wedding Catering Service

Kosher Catering at Beth Tzedec

– 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.

Chassan Tish 

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.

Kabbalat Panim 

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

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Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Roasted Root Vegetable Puree Soup

Pecan Encrusted Seabass

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.

 

Marinated Dijon Chicken - spinach, wild & dry mushrooms garnished with black sesame seeds & dijon mustard sauce

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

Decadent Brownie Square

– 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.

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From top (left) Assorted Cake Pops, Chocolate Rice Krispy Lollipops, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries  From middle (left) – Lemon Curd Tarts, Vanilla/Cheesecake Lollipops, Mini Glazed Doughnuts – (chocolate & old fashioned)  From bottom (left)  Hand-Crafted Assorted Macaroons – (Green Tea – bottom left, Raspberry – bottom right)

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.

Call us today at 416.628.9198, or email Terra at terra@applausecatering.ca for a free quote!

Applause Shines At Ve’ahavta’s Starry Night Gala

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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

Ahi Tuna Taco inside a Wonton Taco, presented on Lime Wheels

General Tao Cauliflower

 General Tao Cauliflower

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A few members from our Applause kitchen team

Applause Catering Hors D'oeuvre

 Butternut Squash & Bartlett Pear Soup

Applause Catering - Hors D'Oeuvre

 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

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– 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

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– DESSERTS – 

An assortment of Choux Pastries – Hand Crafted Assorted Macaroons (Green Tea, Raspberry Lemonade and Coconut Lime)

Meyer Lemon Squares, Key Lime Squares, Cheesecake Lollipops

Decadent Brownie Lollipops

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Photo courtesy of Ve’ahavta

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 cary@applausecatering.ca for a free quote!

Angus Glen Golf Club’s Official Kosher Caterer

Applause Kosher Catering is now the official kosher caterer for the Angus Glen Golf Club. The Golf Course opened in 1995, ranking Angus Glen as the “Best New Golf Course in Canada.”

This prestigious golf course holds public golf tournaments, celebrations, conferences, academy programs for juniors and adults, as well as membership options.

Applause Kosher Catering is proud to support Angus Glen Golf Club, providing their customers with our quality kosher catering services. For more information, please visit www.angusglen.com

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Delicious Hanukkah Desserts

Who doesn’t love sweets during Hanukkah? Here are three delicious Hanukkah doughnut desserts to sweeten up your Hanukkah Catering Party.

1. “Sufganiyot” – Jelly Filled Doughnuts 

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These jelly filled doughnuts are not only delicious, but the presentation style will truly captivate your guests. Use a pairing knife to pump sweetened jelly in each doughnut.

2. “Apple Cider Sufganiyot with Salted Caramel” 

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With the caramel oozing out of the flavour from the apple cider, these “Apple Cider Sufganiyot doughnuts with Salted Caramel” are irresistible.

3.   “Beignets With Praline Sauce

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“Praline Sauce and Beignets” are married perfectly together in this dish. The praline sauce on top of the beignet icing will drizzle each doughnut with delectable sweetness.

Need a premier caterer for your next Hanukkah party? Call us at 416.628.9198, or visit our website at www.applausecatering.ca. website change monitor .

Festive Hanukkah Latke Dishes

As a premier kosher caterer, we thrive on preparing innovative Hanukkah catering that delights the senses, thrills the palate and satisfies the soul.

Rather than the traditional Latkes (which are always a winner), we wanted to explore a few other flavourful Latke dishes for your Hanukkah catering party.

1.   The Adventurous –  “Spicy Carrot & Spinach Latkes” 

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These “Spicy Carrot & Spinach Latkes” are a real treat for your adventurous taste buds. They may not be as crunchy as traditional Latkes, but the elegant flavour is bound to impress all of your guests.

2.   The Fish Fanatic – “Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon Latke” 

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These “Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon Latkes” are a sight to behold. This recipe can serve up to 12 guests by cutting each Latke in half.

 3.   For The Health Nut“Olive Oil Latkes”

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The Secrets To Catering The Best Kosher Menu

Applause Catering prides ourselves in the delectable taste and fresh quality of our “made from scratch” meals. These meals are prepared for you in our rabinically COR supervised kosher kitchen, located at Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto.

Our commitment to excellence is the reason why we are considered one of the best kosher caterers in Toronto.

Below are just a few tips to preparing a kosher catering menu with your caterer.

1. Scope

Understanding the preferences of your guests will be key to serving the kind of kosher menu your guests will enjoy.

2. Plan

Planning the menu choices that will fit your budget is crucial. Discuss what the primary focus of the menu will be. Will you be serving cold Hors D’Oeuvres or hot Hors D’Oeuvres? Will the meal be plated or buffet style?

3.  Enjoy

Enjoy the food your caterer provides and if you have any questions for them leading up to the event, don’t hesitate to ask.

Want a free quote for our kosher catering services? Fill out the form on our website at applausecatering.ca so we can help.

 

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