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Last update: September 2023
Chau is a women-led catering company based out of Toronto, Ontario. Here at Chau, we strive to offer unique, creative, and personalized options for your wedding. In addition to designing the perfect menu for each couple, we also offer innovative corporate catering, supper clubs and food pop-up services throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Jane Tran is the executive chef and founder of Chau. Jane has over 15 years of culinary experience in Michelin and fine-dining restaurants across the world, including New York City and London. She has established and upholds the highest standards for executing exceptional flavours, preparation, presentation and service. Although Jane holds a special place in her heart for pan-Asian cuisines, Chef Tran’s other specialties include American, barbeque, French, Italian, and Southern cuisines.
We pride ourselves on working closely with clients to create custom menus that reflect the couple’s and guests’ personality, style, favourite foods, and dietary needs.
On the day of your wedding we will deliver, set up, provide efficient and unobtrusive service, and clean up our site once the guests are full and happy. We are delighted to offer delicious fare in the following service styles:
- Canapes/Hors d’oeuvres
- French service
- Cocktail reception
- Food stations
Ashley Nutter, our Event Coordinator, has over 10 years of experience in the service industry. She has experience in every style of restaurant service, and has used her skills to lead teams in several cocktail bars and fine dining restaurants in Toronto. Looking to further her career and continue growth, she has transferred her focus to event coordinating. She strives to make your day as special and memorable as possible for you and your guests, while delivering an excellent hospitality experience.
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Exceptional Wedding Caterer!
Their responsiveness and professionalism when working with us to create the ideal menu and handling unexpected problems during the planning process were wonderful and demonstrated their dedication to making sure everything ran smoothly on our wedding day. On the day of the wedding, the food was presented beautifully, and our wedding guests could not stop raving about how delicious everything tasted. In particular, the Korean Chicken Baos and Korean popcorn chicken appetizers were very popular and went out fast!
We highly recommend their catering services as Jane, Ashley and the rest of the Chau team will work hard to create a custom menu that perfectly fits your tastes and preferences and deliver an unforgettable food experience at your wedding!
Great food, great service and professional staff
Good experience with Chau caterer
Astounding, best wedding food ever!
Firstly, the food: Chef Jane has a scrumptious Asian fusion menu that we were in love with at first sight, we had a tough time narrowing down the menu for our hors d'oevres and buffet style dinner.
Second, the service: Chau was amazingly flexible and accommodating with our specific requests. We had a variety of options for halal dishes, vegetarian, and gluten free. Jane Peters, the business manager, was also so sweet and put aside the hors d'oeuvres for us during cocktail hour because they knew we would get so busy and likely miss out otherwise. At the end of the night they also provided the two of us with our own personalized late night snacks.
Thirdly, logistics: Chau was very professional, thorough, and knowledgeable in working with our venue and asking the right questions so that things would run smoothly on the day of.
Lastly, aesthetics: the food looked great! We had some Korean chicken poppers that were served in compostable cones which were so cute and we loved the environmentally sustainable aspect. Chau also provided us with cute, custom to our theme, signs for each buffet dish.
We're looking forward to holding another event when we can get them to cater for us again.
Photos are from our tasting, we unfortunately forgot to ask the photographers to take photos of the food.
Couldn't have been happier with Chau!
One of the most memorable parts
Professional, creative, lovely to deal with, delicious!
We really wanted the food to be special at our wedding -- we are vegetarians who love to eat! Chau was part of our complicated, many-moving-parts wedding from start to finish. Some of the great things Chau did:
- Jane helped us design a creative vegetarian brunch menu from the ground up (she had us at chilaquiles!)
- Jane and co. coordinated with us over the two years before our wedding which got delayed due to COVID
- Chau rolled with our many quirky requests, and (helpfully!) gave us the benefit of their experience to steer us away from some dodgy ideas
- Jane suggested a menu tweak that saved us from having to cut a dish when we were hit with an unforeseen cost
- Jane and her team overcame a number of nightmarish obstacles (power failure in the kitchen! broken ovens, dodgy power outlets) to deliver a brunch our guests loved
- Jane and Ashley went above and beyond on the day of the wedding to help the day run smoothly. We are grateful to Ashley especially for her consummate commitment to quality -- she really stepped up in a way that she didn't have to
- the scones were indeed "moist af"
The only thing I would note is that after our wedding, Chau sent us a bill that was materially larger than we expected. We discussed it, and the bill was cut down. Notwithstanding this, I would still recommend Chau to anyone who wants good food! We plan to call Chau anytime we need catering again.
Chau was the Star of the day!
Amazing experience with Chau!
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Meet the team
Hi, I’m Jane. Well Jane 1 to be exact. I’m the culinary brains behind Chau and have been working in the food industry, basically all of my life. I love attending weddings, but loathe the traditional wedding food. I have a passion for creating custom menus which reflect the couple getting married. When I got married to my husband, we found it impossible to find a caterer which could create a custom Scottish/English and Vietnamese/Chinese menu which reflect our heritage. In the end, I catered my own wedding (yup that's me all dolled up with a butchers apron carving our roast) and decided then and there, that I would specialize in creating custom wedding menus which reflect each couple’s unique ethnicity & palates.
I have been in the service industry for 10 years now and every day is something new still!
I love every aspect of my job with the experiences, surprises and relationships it brings.
I specialize in event coordinating, but have also lead multiple cocktail bars and fine dining restaurants here in Toronto. My experience ranges in all styles of service and several different event programs.
I would love to help you make your day special!
….. And I’m Jane 2. I’m the bumbling brawn and sometimes brilliant assistant at Chau and have been eating all my life. I’ve only attended 2 weddings - both my own - so I come to the wedding catering business with no bad habits. I have always been fascinated with how excellent food affects mood and elevates celebrations. Seeing people relish something that I have helped to craft for them (in whatever capacity) creates a feeling for me that is difficult to describe - I have been honoured to nourish you and be involved in your special moment. Whether at a casual festival or a posh and dignified wedding, the interaction between idea and substance is the same: come and eat - we welcome you.