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The Food Dudes

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About

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

Highlights

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)

$50

Buffet Service (per head)

$35

More information

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?

$25

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$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?

$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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    Marissa P. Married on 22/10/2022
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    Amazing food!

    Food Dudes catered our October 2022 wedding at Steamwhistle Brewery and our guests are still talking about it! The food was fantastic (definitely not your typical wedding food), and Jason and his team were wonderful to work with. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had (special shout out to the apps!). Everything was fresh, hot and top quality. You won’t regret working with Food Dudes. Thanks again!
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    Samantha C. Married on 25/09/2022
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    Excellent food and service

    The food dudes provided catering services for my wedding. The food was incredible and we had many guests comment on the quality of the food. The service was professional and positive from start to finish. I would highly recommend!
  • Courtney
    Courtney Married on 17/09/2022
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    Delicious food 😋

    The food dudes was an excellent choice for our outdoor farm wedding.
    We decided to go with the food truck instead of the catering and it was fantastic.
    My guests cannot get over how amazing the mac and cheese balls were. The fish tacos, the truck burger and the bibimbop bowl were also huge bits. I personally had the fish tacos and they were just outstanding. I would definitely use this company again if we ever required a good truck. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I had actually forgotten to order the kids meals which I had planned to order from McDonald's so the food dudes stepped up and made food for the children that didn't have a meal. The kids were so happy and so was I. Excellent service guys!!!
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    Jennifer B. Married on 17/09/2022
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    One word: phenomenal!

    Our food was AMAZING!! Every guest that came up to me said the food was great! By far the best short rib we tasted! They did such a great job with consistently cooking all of the meals to perfection. You know how you go for a tasting and the food is great but then in a large setting the quality goes down? Definitely was not the case with Food Dudes.

    Amy was great at helping us navigate through all of the details leading up to the big day. This team really made our special day phenomenal. We’re so happy we went with them!
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    Jesse B. Married on 16/09/2022
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    Amazing food, everyone is still raving!

    Food Dudes Food Truck catered our wedding - we had appetizers on the patio at our venue and a table service dinner (with food truck menu). It could not have gone better and for days we were getting compliments about the food. The staff were all incredibly friendly, even bringing around some extras after dinner service to make sure everyone had enough. The creme brulee donuts were out of this world! We weren't able to do a tasting unfortunately leading up to our wedding due to being out of province; however no part of us was nervous given the reputation of Food Dudes and they certainly lived up to and exceeded our expectations! Thank you all for making our special night so great and bellies full!
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    Laynna M. Married on 27/08/2022
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    Top quality

    We got rave reviews from so many of our guests about how good the food was - all the way from appetizers down to the final dessert. Working with the Food Dudes we didn't have to worry about having 'boring wedding banquet food' that so many people end up dreading.
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    Sadie C. Married on 26/08/2022
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    This is your caterer. The food was INCREDIBLE!

    Oh my god is all we can say. Everyone (picky kid to adult Foody) was raving about how delicious the food was. Hands down the best wedding food we've ever had. Phylicia is incredible. We had a few issues with our venue about rentals and Phylicia was handled it like a pro. She followed up with the owner to confirm what we were being told was true (it wasn't). Incredible customer service. If it weren't for her we would have been paying outrageous rental fees that we did not need to pay for. She was very thoughtful through the day, she made sure allergies were catered to and she had a platter made up for my husband and I that she put in the bridal suite to make sure we ate while we had photos done. We also had them cater the bridal suite's lunch, it was delicious. Overall the food was amazing - don't bother looking at other caterer's, go with the Food Dudes. You won't be disappointed.
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    Ze Married on 06/08/2022
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    Best wedding food!

    Okay. All of my friends and family came up to me lauding the food! I will say it was so much better and tastier at the wedding than at our trial (which was still delicious!) I appreciated how the manager on-site came up to me and made me eat because she knew I would be really busy. I did ask for some of the leftovers to be put away but I think we all forgot about it.
    Jason was a dream to work with. SO RESPONSIVE and so amazing at helping us curate the menu. Everything was superb. My friends loved the bartenders who were exceptionally sweet and funny. Please people, don't waste your time with any other food vendor, just pick food dudes!
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    Katie Q. Married on 23/10/2021
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    Best Wedding Food!

    Food Dudes catered our wedding at Steam Whistle and everyone raved about the food! We heard from many guests that it was the best wedding food they've ever had. The appetizers were plentiful and wildly delicious, the mains were perfectly cooked and people couldn't get enough of the beet salad (have you ever head rave reviews about a salad before?). Jason was such a dream to deal with, so helpful at every turn, especially with all things covid. We can't recommend them highly enough!
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    Michael C. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Food Dudes was exceptional!

    For our backyard wedding, they were phenomenal in navigating our at-home kitchen set-up, creating an intimate and gorgeous menu for us and for outstanding service to us and our guests all night long. I've used Food Dudes for work events and was so happy to be able to have them a part of our big day!

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The Food Dudes Real Weddings

Sadie & Spencer
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Jessie & Jonathan
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Erica & Thomas
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Chelsea & Chris
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Lindsay & Stefan
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Carlie & Simon
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