The Food Dudes

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3B2 Toronto (Ontario) View map

Information about The Food Dudes

The Food Dudes Inc. is a full-service catering company that has grown from a small, home-based operation to become a leader of the the catering industry in Toronto, Ontario. The Food Dudes is committed to using the highest-quality ingredients, maintaining superior service, and tending to any and every one of your needs. Adrian Niman founded The Food Dudes in 2007 upon completion of his training program at the Michelin-starred Reads Hotel in Mallorca, Spain. In 2008, Adrian partnered with brand creator, Brent McClenahan, who specializes in bridging the gap between design strategy and the culinary arts. In 2009, Daniel Frenette partnered with the dynamic duo. His experience as Sous Chef on tour with The Rolling Stones gave The Food Dudes the ability to handle large-scale events of up to 2,000 people. Since then, The Food Dudes has become the choice caterer for over 200 clients, representing over 750 functions annually.

Services offered

It is not often that the dudes at The Food Dudes get the chance to cater weddings, but when they do, they bring a professionalism and craft to these celebrations that has been honed at corporate functions, political fundraisers, and other high-profile events – guaranteeing that the quality of service provided is always top-notch. These services include the following:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family-style
  • French service
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated

Cuisine

The menu offered by The Food Dudes covers a lot of culinary ground, but especially draws upon the following cuisines:

  • American
  • Barbecue
  • Cajun
  • French
  • Italian
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Event Services

    Delivery, set up, clean up

  • Catering Services

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

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 50.00

  • Buffet Service (per head)

    C$ 35.00

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More information about The Food Dudes

  • What types of cuisine do you cater? American, italian, japanese, local, mexican
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten free, kosher, lactose free, no pork, organic, vegan, vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), limited 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, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 25
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 25
  • 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$ 7
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open bar, house beer, specialty beer, house wine, specialty wine, champagne toast, house liquor, premium liquor, signature cocktail

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  • Heather

    Heather Frampton, Married on 16/06/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Best wedding food ever

    Food Dudes were our first choice for caterer and they did NOT disappoint! The food was incredible; way better than your standard wedding food. We went with the Kentucky fried eggplant and beef short rib for our dinner and got rave reviews from every single guest in attendance. Merlin was a pleasure to work with, and the entire team oozed customer service and professionalism.

    Sent on 20/06/2018
  • Holden Sheffield, Married on 05/05/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
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    The best catering company you could ask for

    The Food Dudes provided the highest quality and best tasting wedding food we have ever had. This was also according to ALL of our guests. Chelsea was an amazing pleasure to deal with and our contact person with Food Dudes.

    They accommodated us for a lovely tasting months before the wedding. We were blown away, and even thought that it would be very difficult to create this high quality food for so many people at a wedding. We made some small, subtle recommendations - the chef came out after the tasting to discuss how we enjoyed the food and what we might like to see changed. He listened to everything we said. Our venue had no kitchen, they had to prep all food, bring it to the venue and serve it. They served everything on time. The appetizers were literally, out-of-this-world. We went with french onion soup dumplings, duck slider, tuna tartare, and grilled cheese. All were incredible and the guests still- three weeks after say it was the best wedding food they ever had.

    We offered two mains - sous vide beef and a truffle gnocchi.

    It was absolutely incredible. Really, truly, the best wedding food I and my guests ever had. We were blown away. Not to mention, their cost is incredibly reasonable and cheaper than many other catering companies we had looked at.

    If you are looking for a professional, reliable company who provides the most amazing wedding food, look no further. My strongest recommendations.

    Sent on 21/05/2018

    The Food Dudes's reply:

    Holden,

    Thank you SO much for taking the time to write this incredible review! It is feedback like this that make us LOVE what we do and we are beyond thrilled we could provide you and Chelsey with the food you loved and helped to make your big day even more special.

    A huge thank you from our team to you both!

    All the best,

    Renee & The Events Team

  • Vicky Luo, Married on 28/04/2018

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Everyone raved about the food!

    The food dudes are fantastic! Everyone at my wedding said that the food was amazing. Granted I didn't eat too much because I was busy being the bride, but I wish I could have! Go with them, you can't go wrong with the quality that you'll get.

    Sent on 01/05/2018
  • Stefanie

    Stefanie F, Married on 18/11/2017

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Our favourite Dudes!

    My husband and I have nothing but good things to say about Food Dudes! We hired them for our November wedding at Design Exchange, and we worked directly with Jason Dinetz, who we also hired as our "Day Of" Coordinator. Our emails and questions were answered ridiculously quick and with lots of detail, and Jason really went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of. He's also just a genuinely kind and grounded person, so we were very grateful to have him in our corner to support us.

    The food is another story! It was by far the most inventive and most thoughtful meal we've ever tasted. We had an eclectic guest list and had to consider vegetarian and vegan options and other dietary restrictions, and the Food Dudes delivered on every single dish. We had some tough critics as guests (including my traditional Italian dad) and our guests are still complimenting the food to this day!

    Food Dudes made our wedding extra special and we'll always be grateful for our experience with them. We look forward to working with them again in the future.

    The wedding of Stefanie F and The Food Dudes 1
    The wedding of Stefanie F and The Food Dudes 2
    The wedding of Stefanie F and The Food Dudes 3
    Sent on 11/06/2018
  • Erika

    Erika Donald, Married on 30/09/2017

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    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Our rep at The Food Dudes, Merlin, was extremely helpful and responsive during the planning processes. We were able to customize a menu to fit exactly what we wanted. The food itself was amazing; their unique options meant that it didn't feel like just another wedding meal. Everything was cooked well and was exactly what we had in our tasting.

    Sent on 17/10/2017

    The Food Dudes's reply:

    Hi Erika,

    Thank you so much for this review!! We are so happy we had such a pleasant experience with our team.

    I have shared this feedback with our office and everyone is so excited!

    We thank you again and look forward to working with you in the future :)

    All our best!

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