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Gourmet Chef At Your Table

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About

Gourmet Chef At Your Table is a premium catering company based in Stratford, Ontario, specializing in creating innovative menus for weddings of all types. Owner and head chef Bob Friesen is a Red Seal Chef who, alongside his professional culinary team, offers personalized, all-inclusive catering services. This company has earned a reputation for their delicious food, exquisite service, and memories that last a lifetime.

Services Offered

Gourmet Chef At Your Table is delighted to provide catering menus tailored exclusively for each event. Couples are invited to participate in a tasting to determine the dishes they would like to include in their meal. The company can create menus for various dining styles including plated, family-style, buffet, and more.

Additional Services Offered

  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • Day of event coordinators
  • Table settings
  • Barware

Cuisine

This catering team specializes in creating French, Italian, and other Mediterranean-inspired cuisines. Dishes range from fresh sea scallops and mussels to chicken provençal and beef tenderloin. They can also accommodate dietary requirements and allergies with advance notice.

Preferred Cater for Nithridge Estates

Gourmet Chef at Your Table paired with Event Depot in 2020 as their preferred Cater at Nithridge Estate Weddings & Events - located in the picturesque community of Ayr, Ontario. This stunning venue is the perfect all-inclusive, outdoor wedding and event space.
Smaller, more intimate weddings and corporate gatherings are offered in their indoor dining area

Highlights

Event Services

Delivery, set up, clean up

Catering Services

Buffet, cake, cake cutting, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated, server(s), stations, tastings

Plated Service (per head)

$75

Buffet Service (per head)

$75

More information

What types of cuisine do you cater?

French
Italian
Mediterranean

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten free
Lactose free
No pork
Nut free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Limited bar
Cash bar
Champagne toast
Open bar

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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

Delivery
Set up
Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
China
Chocolate fountain
Cake
Clean up
Cocktail reception

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

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature cocktail
Bartender(s)

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    Michelle Married on 18/07/2021
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    Delighted and Ecstatic!!!!

    My wedding is not until July,2021 but we had Chef Bob Friesen for wedding tasting dinner at my future in-laws house. We are all pleased with the way Chef prepared the meal for us, he is very attentive, professional and my fiance's family loved him. It is really a good experience to have him.The foods are amazing,and we are overwhelmingly pleased with the whole experience. We cannot wait for the wedding day to come and have him as a Chef and have his team to cater our wedding.
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    Rachael M. Getting married on 24/09/2022
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    Everything was perfect!

    Planning a wedding is the worst! It's so stressful and you're constantly wondering if you're guests will enjoy themselves. With Bob as my caterer, I'm not worried at all! It was the greatest pleasure to have him in my home for a tasting for my wedding. The presentation was beautiful, perfect for my venue and date, and the food was so good! They were so polite and comfortable and they made me comfortable being in my home. I can't wait till my wedding to eat more!
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    Ana S. Married on 25/09/2021
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    Absolutely Amazing Experience!

    Chef Bob was an absolute pleasure to work with. My partner and I got engaged and planned a wedding within a month, which is stressful enough, and were worried about obtaining excellent food for us and our guests in such a short time frame. With Chef Bob and his team, food and service was something we didn’t have to worry about in the slightest. He was so attentive to our wants and needs, even fulfilling a few last minute requests with apparent ease.

    The food was EXCEPTIONAL. Our guests are still raving about it! We had a formal four course sit down dinner after an array of Hors D’Oeuvres, with each course tasting even better the last. My husband being a chef was skeptical at first, but now has nothing but praise for our entire experience. We capped it off with a lovely coffee station to wake us up from our delicious food coma just in time to get the party started.

    Even better than the quality of food (which was amazing, so that’s saying something) was the service of his staff. From the chefs, to the servers to the bartenders, each and every one of them were kind and knowledgeable, treating every guest with the utmost respect and giving us as all a wonderful experience.

    Thank you so much to Chef Bob and your entire team for making our wedding day the day of our dreams, a day we will never forget. We are truly grateful for all of you, from the bottom of our hearts.

    With love, the Fazackerley-Slat newlyweds.
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    Taylor M. Married on 12/06/2021
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    More than I was expecting!

    Chef Bob & his team are absolutely incredible. He catered our wedding & from day one he was so responsive, friendly & organized. He thought of things that I didn’t think of. He was extremely flexible with all of my COVID changes, going from 175 people to 50 to 25, he didn’t bat an eye, even two weeks before when we completely changed venues, he had no problem with that & made it work perfectly. He came with bartenders as well which was an added bonus! Highly highly recommend hiring Bob for any party you have. We look forward to working with him in the future! Don’t look any further than Bob, you won’t regret it!
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    Shannon P. Married on 05/06/2021
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    The best meal we ever had!!

    I used Gourmet Chef to cater my wedding and it could not have been more perfect. Bob was incredibly helpful throughout the planning process - helping me navigate rental items, finding creative ways to shave dollars off the budget here and there, etc... I truly felt like I had a partner working alongside me, looking out for my best interests and personally invested in making sure my day was absolutely perfect.THE FOOD! The food was mindblowingly good - I think every single guest followed up with us at some point after the wedding to let us know it was *the best* wedding meal they have ever had - and for some, the best meal they ever had, full stop. My sister even went home the next night and tried to recreate one of the dishes, she loved it that much. My deepest gratitude to this entire team of talented chefs and hospitality staff - you truly took every shred of stress or anxiety I had and turned it into pure joy. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hope I have the opportunity to throw another event, just so I have reason to cross paths with Bob and his team again.
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    Ioana P. Married on 18/09/2020
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    Our dinner was fantastic!!!

    We hired Bob for our wedding reception and the dinner was fantastic! All our guests raved about the food - one of our guests actually went to the kitchen to look for Bob, to personally thank him for the amazing vegan tart he prepared! The hors d'oeuvres, main courses, and late night snacks were delicious and beautifully plated - it was truly a memorable dinner. Aside from the delicious food, Bob is an absolute pleasure to work with. He was very helpful throughout the entire planning process, very flexible, and always responsive. We couldn't be more thankful for all his patience, dedication, professionalism, and of course - the wonderful meal.
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    Sharon M. Married on 11/10/2019
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    A bride-to-be's dream!

    A huge THANK YOU to Chef Bob Friesen and his team at Gourmet Chef At Your Table. He is more than just a caterer - he is an event planner! Not only did he carefully prepare the delicious hors d’oeuvres for our wedding, he also provided the linens, glassware and cutlery, as well as the servers and the bartenders we needed to complete our event. Over many calls and emails, Bob showed that he was professional, attentive, organized, helpful, caring and had a great sense of humour – basically a bride-to-be’s dream! All of our guests raved about wonderful food and service that he and his team provided. It was a pleasure to work with Gourmet Chef At Your Table and I would highly recommend them for any occasion.
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    Tarrah H. Married on 01/09/2019
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    Greatly exceeded our expectations!!

    Looking back on my wedding day, there are many things that went exactly as I had hoped and expected and some things that I would have done differently. I can say without a doubt that hiring Bob was the single best decision I made during the entire wedding process and he greatly exceeded my expectations. From the day I reached out to him until the day of my wedding he was extremely attentive, organized, helpful, kind, professional, genuine and caring. Bob went above and beyond and I considered him to be more of an event planner than a caterer - he helped me make sure every single detail was perfect and well thought out over many long phone calls and emails. I thought he was amazing well before I ever even tried his food. The food at our wedding was absolutely beautiful, elegant and delicious. Every single guest raved about their meal and said that Bob prepared the best steak they have ever eaten. If you are looking for catering or a personal chef, I promise you that you do not need to look any further. Bob is one of the rare wonderful humans out there and you would be lucky to meet and work with him!
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    Pat W. Married on 20/07/2019
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    The food was all magnificent!

    Alan and I consider ourselves very lucky to have ‘found’ Bob. From first contact he was friendly, helpful and efficient. He catered a special dinner for our small wedding and the food was all magnificent; he was incredibly organized and the evening was stress free. If you’re looking for a special event, I highly recommend Bob!
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    Janice S. Married on 29/06/2019
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    Highly Recommended!!!

    We were referred to Bob by our wedding supplier and are very grateful to find Gourmet Chef at Your Table. The food was bright, flavourful, innovative and served very professionally. Our guests are still raving about the custom chocolate salted caramel cupcakes he created for us. Bob knows more about just the catering and was instrumental in advising and guiding us about all aspects of the event. We'd highly recommend Bob to anyone wanting to make their day flow smoothly and impress their guests. Thank you again Bob!

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Meet the Team

Bob Friesen
Bob Friesen
Executive Chef | Owner
  • Certified Red Seal Chef
  • Graduated with honors from Stratford Chefs School in Stratford Ontario in 2006
  • 25+ years (1994 – 2020) working in restaurant industry. Restaurants located in Winnipeg, Hamilton, Ottawa and Stratford
  • Received diploma and “Small Business Entrepreneurial Award” in Small Business Management from Mohawk College in 2001
  • Worked at the Stratford Chefs School for 10 years (2009-2019) in the rolls of Administration, Recruitment, and Admissions
  • Cuisine: French and Rustic Italian

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