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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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    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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    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. 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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    Kristin P. Married on 23/07/2022
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    Gourmet Goodness

    Gourmet Chef At Your Table provided outstanding service on our wedding day. We truly appreciate all of the hard work and attention to detail they put into our special day. Everything was above and beyond expectation and made the day that much more memorable for us. The food was incredible, all of the guests were raving about how delicious everything was. Their attention and care to ensure my dietary restrictions were met was beyond thoughtful. The entire team was so helpful, friendly and extremely kind. They even hunted me down throughout the night with little plates just for me and made sure I had enough to eat. The midnight snacks were a hit and kept the party going. Not only did everything taste amazing, the presentation was gourmet. We are still mind blown they were able to make everything work in our tiny home for 65 guests and left the place spotless. If you're looking for a professional service to cater your event, you truly won't find a better team. We wish we could give more than a 5 star rating, they deserve it.
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    Sarah D. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Everything was AMAZING!!!!

    Bob is a consummate professional and is incredible at what he does. From the very beginning stages of wedding planning, Bob was so helpful - from providing honest input and recommendations for our wedding menu, to helping us save money where possible, and meeting with us two weeks before the wedding to iron out every single detail imaginable. To say that Bob played an integral role in our wedding would be a massive understatement - he was like our second wedding coordinator!

    Bob took great care in ensuring that all dietary accommodations were made for the safety of our guests. The serving staff couldn't bring the hors d'oeuvres out fast enough and they were gone within seconds - especially the halloumi cheese pops! The entrées were literal perfection; the dessert was equal parts light and decadent; and the late night snacks were a huge hit. Every single guest at our wedding made a point of letting us know how amazing the food was - many said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding and although we might be a little biased, we absolutely agree!

    Thank you, Bob, and your entire team for making our wedding such a special and memorable one. We hope to find more opportunities to work with you all in the future!
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    Kayla B. Married on 24/06/2021
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    Exceptional Food! Exceptional Service!

    There a not enough words to describe how pleased I am with Chef Bob and his incredible team! We had him cater a family wedding and as with all things COVID plans were continually changing and Bob was more than accommodating and willing to adjust to the ever-ongoing daily changes that came up. He was incredibly easy to communicate with and was very prompt with reply’s and answering any and all the questions we had. With regards the food, it truly was nothing short of exceptional! To this day the guests have raved about the meal served and have continually said that they've never had a better beef tenderloin. In fact all of the food from the hor d'oeuvres, to the entrees to the deserts, everything was delectable and so skillfully prepared.

    Not only did the food beyond exceed our expectations but the servers and the level of professionalism of Bobs team was very impressive and we couldn’t have been more pleased. I can say with 110% certainty that the service we were provided by Bob was truly unmatched. Without a doubt hiring Bob to cater the wedding was the best decision made, and we couldn’t have been more fortunate to have such a skilled chef prepare the food for us on such a special day for our family. We certainly will be hiring him again in the near future!!
    - Kayla
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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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    Taylor Married on 12/06/2021
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    Absolutely incredible!

    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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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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