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Bytown Catering is an Ottawa-based business that specializes in excellent catering services for weddings and other events. One of the most important accolades this company has received is being awarded the "Consumer's Choice Award" for catering for 16 consecutive years. It offers comprehensive menus that can be customized according to your needs and available budget. High quality food and service is what you can expect from this top rated catering service.

Services offered

As Ottawa's first CSA-approved mobile kitchen, the services they offer cater to any event anywhere and at anytime. The services offered include the following:

  • Buffet
  • Cake & Cake cutting
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings


Bytown Catering offers cuisine that ranges from classic to exotic, with delicious selections that can be customized according to you and your guests' dietary needs. The options offered include African, American British, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Indian, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern and Spanish cuisines.

Venues they work with

Among the venues they work with in Central Ottawa, there are a couple of indoor and outdoor locations they work with on a constant basis. These venues include:

  • Landsdowne Park
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Paul's Boat Lines
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What event services do you provide?

Set up
Clean up

What catering services do you provide?

Cake cutting
Cocktail reception
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Middle eastern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten free
Lactose free
No pork

What bar services do you provide?

Limited bar
Cash bar
Champagne toast
Open bar
House beer
House liquor
Liquor license
Outside alcohol ok
House wine
Premium liquor
Signature cocktail
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

Which of the following items can you provide?


Which of the following items can you provide?

Chocolate fountain

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?


What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?


What is the average catering price per person for stations?


What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?


Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House wine
House liquor
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92% Recommended by couples

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9 reviews
Tori Married on 07/10/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

Overall great

We had a bit of a hiccup when our original person was no longer working there where we didn鈥檛 know who to contact but once that was figured out everything went smoothly, we opted to not do dinner and instead cocktail hour and a evening buffet, we spent more on catering then we did on food, the food was delicious but I felt a little expensive for what we went with.
Shell R. Married on 19/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great Delicious Food

I have been on both sides of the Beavertails by Bytown Catering experience.
As a cook and as a loyal customer.
The Staff are very friendly and the Food is always Fresh and just the way you like it.
The food is priced right and as a customer first and foremost I would highly recommend the Canadian Experience to have a yummy Beavertail with any one of our locations.
I promise they don鈥檛 Disappoint!
Morgan M. Married on 16/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious food, but service could have been better

The food was so good! Our guests kept commenting on how good the food was! They were great to work with. It was wonderful to have the chef out helping serve the food. I was happy I got a chance to talk to him and thank him in person for the amazing meal.

The service was okay, however there were a few comments from our guests that the waitstaff didn鈥檛 look like they wanted to be there. There were also some misses, such as when I asked for a spoon for one of the dips, I was looked at like it was a strange request. And there was no cream/milk on the tables, and when asked for it, it took a long time to come, in fact even more coffee and tea was being brought around again before the cream/ milk was. It was also frustrating that if I would get pulled away for a quick second my food would immediately disappear.
Our wish was that someone would have told some one to make an announcement when food is being taken away so everyone had a chance to get things. And we wished that they had made more of an announcement about the midnight snack being served.

Aside from those couple things it was awesome!
Stephanie B. Married on 30/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience so far

Been working back and forth with Odette who is very personable and friendly. She has made this transaction and locking down our catering date smooth and easy, looking forward to tasting the food on our wedding day next fall :)
Heather M. Married on 01/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food

My uncle and grandparents gifted us the catering for our wedding all I can say is WOW everyone at the wedding couldn鈥檛 stop raving about how good the food was
Jenjen Married on 30/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Our wedding was at the Museum of Nature on July 30th 2016. My husband and I would like to say we are very pleased with everything, from the planning process working with M茅lanie to the day of our wedding and the follow up invoice. The food was fantastic all our guest were happy and all allergenic and food specifications were met. My niece loved the vegan dish that she picked and many other guest loved it as well. Our dinner was the hot buffet Prime Rib option. For the late night dinner, we chose the pizza option which was also very tasty. At the wedding we asked that they keep the wine flowing though dinner and we will pay later. ByTown was very accommodating and able to keep all the guest wine glasses full for us. Very happy with the food and service. As the bride and groom we wish we could have had seconds but we were busy entertaining. Everything was very good. The three deserts were perfect and all guest were happy with dinner. Thank-you ByTown for a super job. Jen + Tim
Cathy Married on 16/07/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

Delicious Mexican buffet

Had Bytown Catering for our daughter鈥檚 wedding. The food was delicious and staff very accommodating
Amy L. Married on 02/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Very accommodating service

We were so impressed and grateful for the quality of service we recieved. We have a lot of allergies in our family and wanted to create a menu everyone could enjoy without special accommodations. We were able to create a beautiful 5 course meal that avoided all of the allergens (and was delicious too). It was so nice to be able to share the same meal with all our guests. We truly appreciate everything they did for us.
Christine H. Married on 15/09/2017
2.8 out of 5 rating
They were helpful in the planning process however on the day of they failed. They got lost on the way there called us at 2:30 to ask for directions to the venue. The venue, is one that this company has used many times, bytown should have given the catering team for that day better directions to the venue. As a result of them showing up late the cocktail hour started late and went late this would not have been a problem if the dinner was aloud to go late but they insisted that they "had to be out of there by 10". They were taking wine glasses and plates away from people who were not done their deserts or drinks. They should have let the dinner go past 10 since the reason it was delayed was because they were late. when you pay 5000 dollars you do not expect the caterers to rush out
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