Pelican Events & Catering

804 Ritson Rd. S. L1H 5L4 Oshawa (Ontario) View map

About Pelican Events & Catering

A group of incredibly talented staff working to ensure you have the best wedding and catering experience possible. With their industry knowledge of over 50 years of being in business, paired with their experienced staff from their Pastry Chef, gourmet cuisine Chef, Event Coordinators to service staff and kitchen team have got you covered from start to finish. Wedding planning can be a stressful event, they aim to ensure the stress is only on them and you have everything you didn't think of covered.


Their experience over the years has ensured they know all the in's and out's of wedding's and their Event Coordinators are always looking for new trends to keep you up to date. They work with you and your fiance as a couple to come up with a menu that fits your personality and your budget. After all, your wedding day should be a direct reflection of you as a pair, which should never be something you only dream about. Their inhouse Pastry shop will leave your guests wanting more of your delicious wedding desserts while their Chef will ensure you'll be wanting your wedding dinner for every anniversary to come!

Services offered

In order to make your wedding the special day it is meant to be, Pelican offers a variety of catering services, including the following options:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family-style
  • French service
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Beverage Services
  • Rentals


Whatever style and flavors you and your guests expect and desire, Pelican has got you covered. Pelican can prepare catered meals in any of the following cuisines:

  • American
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

Venues they work with

Here are just some of the venues they have frequently worked with over the years.

  • Durham Banquet Hall and Conference Centre (In-house)
  • Newcastle Town Hall
  • Whitby Centennial Building
  • Heydenshore Pavillion
  • Whitby Marina
  • Victoria Hall
  • Garnet B. Rickard Centre
  • Community Centres
  • Your Home
  • Your Office


They offer their catering services all across the Durham Region. They will travel far and wide to ensure you have the best catering experience. Whether it be 2 hours away from their home or 5 minutes.

  • Event Services

    Delivery, set up, clean up

  • Catering Services

    Buffet, cake, cake cutting, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, french service, hors d'oeuvres,…View more

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 70.00

  • Buffet Service (per head)

    C$ 70.00

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More information about Pelican Events & Catering

  • What types of cuisine do you cater? African, american, asian, british, cajun, caribbean, chinese, ethiopian, french, german, indian, italian, japanese, korean, latin american, local, mediterranean, mexican, middle eastern, russian, southern, southwestern, spanish, thai, vietnamese
  • 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, 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? Chairs, tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide? Barware, china, chocolate fountain, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 60
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 20
  • 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, clean up, cocktail reception
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 33
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Limited bar, open bar, house beer, house wine, champagne toast, house liquor, bartender(s)

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Reviews for Pelican Events & Catering

3.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.8
  • Professionalism 3.4
  • Flexibility 3.6
  • Value 3.6
  • Response time 3.0
  • Katie

    Katie, Married on 08/07/2017

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    Fantastic food and service!

    Such a great experience working with your team! From start to finish you made my planning so much easier. The food was delicious, my guests are still talking about it and the service exceeded all my expectations! I can’t thank you enough!

    Sent on 13/03/2018

    Pelican Events & Catering's reply:

    Katie! Thank you for your review! We loved working with you and your husband on your big day! It was always a pleasure meeting with you and you were stunning on your wedding day! We wish you both all the best!

  • Alex Alex, Married on 27/02/2016

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    Disappointed with the service Pelican provided.
    Dishes were dirty food stain stuck on plate.
    Feedback from owner and sales team unresponsive.

    Very unprofessional service.
    Would not recommend Pelican to anyone.
    There are other catering companies out there that actually care about there client.
    Shop around.

    Inspect the facility where the food is prepared.
    Pelicans kitchen is filthy should be shut down.

    Sent on 01/02/2016
  • Melanie Masson, Married on 06/09/2014

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    While the few folks they had on the ground did an ok job on execution (although were very late setting up tables/linens causing us to have to do their job in addition to the decorating), the people we dealt with getting there were very difficult to work with.

    Planning Process:
    Multiple emails went unanswered, Items discussed in person were then not honoured as they "weren't in the notes" (However they were in mine). I had to chase them to send payment - which I found weird a payment schedule wasn't more defined. Getting answers about important details, such as tent lighting, was like pulling teeth. I often got the sense that they were so nonchalant because they work on events all the time, however they did not instil confidence in their ability to execute.

    The biggest thing that got me was that we had planned a special drink but 2 days before the wedding we cancelled the whole thing. This drink was my favourite part of my wedding and I had to cancel it. Because it was out of their ordinary the plan for 5 months was that we'd pay for the alcohol required to serve the 100 guests we had. On the Wednesday before my Saturday wedding I got the final bill and there was an additional $750 that was NEVER discussed. We were now being charged 7.50 per drink because we changed the type of bar (from host to consumption). They claimed it was due to liquor licence limitations...which I can appreciate. However if this was the case they should have been proactive and flagged to me that I would require a separate licence for our drink. I would have gotten this and been able to execute the one thing I was looking forward to most. To be honest, i got the feeling that they were really just concerned about how much time/effort it would take to serve this special drink after dinner. I was NOT impressed that this event company didn't think to mention I'd need a licence in order to have the evening play out the way that we had jointly planned for 5 months.

    Sent on 21/09/2014
  • Shannon Roach, Married on 05/11/2011

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    We were lined up to sign another caterer when we attended an open house for Pelican's prospective bridal clients. The food was amazing and Carol managed to juggle questions from the crowd of brides that had formed around her. When we met with Carol again, we were left feeling like there wasn't anything that Pelican wouldn't do to make our wishes come true, and they weren't all about the extra costs that could have tried to tack on. They set up early on the day of - and after reviewing the venue, they returned with a privacy cloth to hang in the bar area so that our guests weren't looking at or listening to the food prep - THANK YOU for that! Additionally, they provide a hostess who ensures that special food requests are met and that the head table is taken care of...nice touch!! The prices are very reasonable and we got a lot of compliments on our food.

    Sent on 31/01/2012
  • J Jacob, Married on 11/09/2010

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    John, Kristine and Chef Kumar were great to work with. They helped us determine the 'feel' for the reception along with asked the right questions to organize the day for us. Chris and her team set-up the room to our specifications...We were very pleased. The reception service was fantastic and our guests raved about the food. At the end of it all, we had a beautiful room, good service, our guests were well fed and we didn't have to worry about a thing thanks to Pelican!

    Sent on 28/09/2010

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