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Niche Catering and Event Design

Hamilton , ON
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Hamilton, ON CA L8S 1L6 (map)

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905-304-1100

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NICHE is a sophisticated, innovative full-service catering firm that is set apart from restaurants, banquet halls and other catering businesses by having perfected the art of “off-site”... Read more
NICHE is a sophisticated, innovative full-service catering firm that is set apart from restaurants, banquet halls and other catering businesses by having perfected the art of “off-site” catering. This means we have the skill, the ability and experience to produce the highest-level of quality cuisine and that we excel at executing superior food service under the most challenging timelines and environments.

We proudly serve Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Niagara and surrounding areas.

To the best of our ability, our food ingredients are sourced from local farmers and producers. Where possible, we create menus according to different seasons to ensure maximum quality and fresh taste.

From casual affairs to large corporate events and weddings, you can rely on our professionally trained and experienced staff. We will deliver the greatest service and take care of every little detail to ensure you and your guests enjoy a worry-free and memorable event. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (Traditional), British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
2000

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Recently Married
0.0/5.0
My wedding was catered by Niche Catering. In the beginning, first few meetings Jarek was helpful. The tasting was good and he was very responsive to all my calls and emails. we were very pleased and we gave the deposit. then I ran into a problem that my venue cancelled on me and since i wasn't from the area, i asked Jarek to suggest a new place, as time was running out, invitations were sent and i had already put a deposit that i didn't want to lose on Niche Catering.
He took days, and then those days became a few weeks to get back to me, simply suggest a new venue. I found this really odd, since he was very helpful in the beginning. I should have cut my loses then - when i had the chance then to go through what we did at the wedding.
After this, i did end up finding a place on my own and meetings and emails with Niche after we put the deposit down, were harder and harder to get a hold of. When we did meet with him, we had to go over things that we already confirmed again and again, like 20 first dates, and he just scribbled them down on a rough piece of paper. Our last meeting was for the final balance, and had i known what was going to happen the day of the wedding i would have kept a good chunk of that behind.
He made a lot of promises to me that were not followed through with.
To mention a few, because space is limited: • food was COLD, head table was served first and i was served first - the food was cold. (which by the way, was not the way we ordered it!) • my flower girls, my nieces did not get a meal. Yup, swallow that. • after going over the pasta course with him so many times, me being of italian decent, the pasta dish was frigid and tasteless. Microwave pasta dishes would have been better. • main course had flavor, but was cold. • he made me CUT my OWN wedding cake. Swallow that one too.• he was rude to my family members as they entered the kitchen. much more, space is very limited
BE CAREFUL! i would NOT recommend NICHE to anyone.
My wedding was catered by Niche Catering. In the beginning, first few meetings Jarek was helpful. The tasting was good and Read more...
My wedding was catered by Niche Catering. In the beginning, first few meetings Jarek was helpful. The tasting was good and he was very responsive to all my calls and emails. we were very pleased and we gave the deposit. then I ran into a problem that my venue cancelled on me and since i wasn't from the area, i asked Jarek to suggest a new place, as time was running out, invitations were sent and i had already put a deposit that i didn't want to lose on Niche Catering.
He took days, and then those days became a few weeks to get back to me, simply suggest a new venue. I found this really odd, since he was very helpful in the beginning. I should have cut my loses then - when i had the chance then to go through what we did at the wedding.
After this, i did end up finding a place on my own and meetings and emails with Niche after we put the deposit down, were harder and harder to get a hold of. When we did meet with him, we had to go over things that we already confirmed again and again, like 20 first dates, and he just scribbled them down on a rough piece of paper. Our last meeting was for the final balance, and had i known what was going to happen the day of the wedding i would have kept a good chunk of that behind.
He made a lot of promises to me that were not followed through with.
To mention a few, because space is limited: • food was COLD, head table was served first and i was served first - the food was cold. (which by the way, was not the way we ordered it!) • my flower girls, my nieces did not get a meal. Yup, swallow that. • after going over the pasta course with him so many times, me being of italian decent, the pasta dish was frigid and tasteless. Microwave pasta dishes would have been better. • main course had flavor, but was cold. • he made me CUT my OWN wedding cake. Swallow that one too.• he was rude to my family members as they entered the kitchen. much more, space is very limited
BE CAREFUL! i would NOT recommend NICHE to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
...."that future brides would find helpful?" Really? Good grief.

Anyhow, Jacek's professionalism and organization was great. The company was fantastic and I'd recommend them to anyone. The bbq chicken, especially, was truly outstanding. (One criticism: the fruit pieces were cut wafer thin (why?)). Overall excellent experience.
...."that future brides would find helpful?" Really? Good grief.

Anyhow, Jacek's professionalism and Read more...
...."that future brides would find helpful?" Really? Good grief.

Anyhow, Jacek's professionalism and organization was great. The company was fantastic and I'd recommend them to anyone. The bbq chicken, especially, was truly outstanding. (One criticism: the fruit pieces were cut wafer thin (why?)). Overall excellent experience. Read less
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Lee
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.8/5.0
Niche Catering catered our wedding reception last month and it was nothing short of amazing. We received so many compliments on the food, especially the prime rib and the salads. It was all delicious and hot and all done with professionalism. Not only the food but the service was exceptional, too. Everyone was so friendly, attentive, and accommodating. I had all the confidence that Niche Catering would deliver the best, especially after my tasting. They helped me so much during the planning process and made sure my reception would be a success. And thanks to them, it was!
Niche Catering catered our wedding reception last month and it was nothing short of amazing. We received so many Read more...
Niche Catering catered our wedding reception last month and it was nothing short of amazing. We received so many compliments on the food, especially the prime rib and the salads. It was all delicious and hot and all done with professionalism. Not only the food but the service was exceptional, too. Everyone was so friendly, attentive, and accommodating. I had all the confidence that Niche Catering would deliver the best, especially after my tasting. They helped me so much during the planning process and made sure my reception would be a success. And thanks to them, it was! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Niche Catering provided the catering services for our wedding this past August - what an absolutely incredible experience. Our wedding reception was in an empty barn without Niche Catering’s advice and expertise we never would have been able to pull off such a stellar reception! Not only are they extraordinary in their cuisine but their service staff was extremely helpful, professional and experienced. Our wedding reception ran so smoothly thanks to Niche Catering. We received no end of compliments about the food. We have passed on your details to lots of our friends :-) Thanks Niche Catering and probably see you at a friends wedding no doubt! Chris and Lucas
Niche Catering provided the catering services for our wedding this past August - what an absolutely incredible experience. Read more...
Niche Catering provided the catering services for our wedding this past August - what an absolutely incredible experience. Our wedding reception was in an empty barn without Niche Catering’s advice and expertise we never would have been able to pull off such a stellar reception! Not only are they extraordinary in their cuisine but their service staff was extremely helpful, professional and experienced. Our wedding reception ran so smoothly thanks to Niche Catering. We received no end of compliments about the food. We have passed on your details to lots of our friends :-) Thanks Niche Catering and probably see you at a friends wedding no doubt! Chris and Lucas Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
The wedding catering by Niche was absolutely delicious. We presented a unique challenge because we were a wedding in a tent in a field but you would never know they weren’t cooking out of a full kitchen. They did appetizers, buffet and late night for my wedding of 180 and everything was amazing. On top of that their wait staff, cooks and bartenders were all professional and fun. Jarek is definitely a great chef but also really knows the wedding business and is so organized and helped the day move smoothly. The only regret I had was not having time to go up for seconds. If Jarek is available for your wedding I would highly recommend booking him
The wedding catering by Niche was absolutely delicious. We presented a unique challenge because we were a wedding in a Read more...
The wedding catering by Niche was absolutely delicious. We presented a unique challenge because we were a wedding in a tent in a field but you would never know they weren’t cooking out of a full kitchen. They did appetizers, buffet and late night for my wedding of 180 and everything was amazing. On top of that their wait staff, cooks and bartenders were all professional and fun. Jarek is definitely a great chef but also really knows the wedding business and is so organized and helped the day move smoothly. The only regret I had was not having time to go up for seconds. If Jarek is available for your wedding I would highly recommend booking him Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Niche Catering provided the catering services for our wedding this past August - what an absolutely incredible experience. Our wedding reception was in an empty barn without Niche Catering’s advice and expertise we never would have been able to pull off such a stellar reception! Not only are they extraordinary in their cuisine but their service staff was extremely helpful, professional and experienced. Our wedding reception ran so smoothly thanks to Niche Catering. We received no end of compliments about the food. We have passed on your details to lots of our friends :-) Thanks Niche Catering and probably see you at a friend’s wedding no doubt! Chris and Lucas
Niche Catering provided the catering services for our wedding this past August - what an absolutely incredible experience. Read more...
Niche Catering provided the catering services for our wedding this past August - what an absolutely incredible experience. Our wedding reception was in an empty barn without Niche Catering’s advice and expertise we never would have been able to pull off such a stellar reception! Not only are they extraordinary in their cuisine but their service staff was extremely helpful, professional and experienced. Our wedding reception ran so smoothly thanks to Niche Catering. We received no end of compliments about the food. We have passed on your details to lots of our friends :-) Thanks Niche Catering and probably see you at a friend’s wedding no doubt! Chris and Lucas Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
If you are planning and outdoor wedding and need a full-service caterer, you can trust your day in Jarek's hands. He (and his team) were great to work with. Jarek was incredibly responsive and willing to make changes. His confidence in execution was especially reassuring. Overall, my husband and I were pleased with our catering service from Niche and would not hesitate to recommend their services.
If you are planning and outdoor wedding and need a full-service caterer, you can trust your day in Jarek's hands. He (and Read more...
If you are planning and outdoor wedding and need a full-service caterer, you can trust your day in Jarek's hands. He (and his team) were great to work with. Jarek was incredibly responsive and willing to make changes. His confidence in execution was especially reassuring. Overall, my husband and I were pleased with our catering service from Niche and would not hesitate to recommend their services. Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Niche Catering provided amazing food and service for our wedding reception. All of the guests were impressed with the variety of hot appetizers that were cooked on location. We especially loved the artichoke and cheese won tons! The staff were very friendly and professional, meeting all of our expectations. We would definitely recommend their services for any event!
Niche Catering provided amazing food and service for our wedding reception. All of the guests were impressed with the Read more...
Niche Catering provided amazing food and service for our wedding reception. All of the guests were impressed with the variety of hot appetizers that were cooked on location. We especially loved the artichoke and cheese won tons! The staff were very friendly and professional, meeting all of our expectations. We would definitely recommend their services for any event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
It was a pleasure dealing with Jarek and for our wedding festivities and I enjoyed the experience. Our guests loved the food and commented that it was very tasty. They left well fed and satisfied.
It was a pleasure dealing with Jarek and for our wedding festivities and I enjoyed the experience. Our guests loved the Read more...
It was a pleasure dealing with Jarek and for our wedding festivities and I enjoyed the experience. Our guests loved the food and commented that it was very tasty. They left well fed and satisfied. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a destination wedding, then a reception at our home when we returned. We contacted Niche Catering to cater our reception as they had been referred to us by a family member. Our experience with them far exceeded our expectations. From the first moment we contacted them for information, to the day after the event, they continually treated us like VIP clients. The food was prepared fresh on site (in their truck, so no mess in our house), the staff served the food continuously throughout the night and made sure nobody missed out. The stationary platters were fully stocked, and the presentation was so nice that people didn't want to eat from them at first! All of the food was delicious. (a lot of our guests commented on this as well). They also supplied a bartender, as well as tables, glasses, linens, etc. We were able to enjoy the party with our friends and family without having to worry about any of the small details. They came back the next day to pick up the tables, dirty dishes, etc. All of the staff on site were very professional and very friendly. We don't have a single complaint, and can't wait to use them the next time we need an event catered.
We had a destination wedding, then a reception at our home when we returned. We contacted Niche Catering to cater our Read more...
We had a destination wedding, then a reception at our home when we returned. We contacted Niche Catering to cater our reception as they had been referred to us by a family member. Our experience with them far exceeded our expectations. From the first moment we contacted them for information, to the day after the event, they continually treated us like VIP clients. The food was prepared fresh on site (in their truck, so no mess in our house), the staff served the food continuously throughout the night and made sure nobody missed out. The stationary platters were fully stocked, and the presentation was so nice that people didn't want to eat from them at first! All of the food was delicious. (a lot of our guests commented on this as well). They also supplied a bartender, as well as tables, glasses, linens, etc. We were able to enjoy the party with our friends and family without having to worry about any of the small details. They came back the next day to pick up the tables, dirty dishes, etc. All of the staff on site were very professional and very friendly. We don't have a single complaint, and can't wait to use them the next time we need an event catered. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
6/28/2013
2.8/5.0
Service lacking, food good.

We hired Niche Catering for our wedding which was small (under 50 guests) in June 2013. We felt pretty good after the first meeting with them, but the second and final meeting got us worried as the owner who we were supposed to meet was not there when we showed up. His wife kept calling him and he did show up 20 mins later, he had forgot about us.

He assured us that he would be at the venue the day of the event around noon and said we could lower the guest count up to a week in advance. A week before the event I called him and asked to lower the guest count by 4 and he said that was fine. On the day of the event I am not sure when they showed up because I waited till 1:30 and they were not there when I left to get ready, so I was pretty worried. However when I got back in time for the wedding the staff were there cooking away and everything was fine. Food was good and the staff on hand were great, I was relieved.

In the month that followed I was unable to get ahold of Niche via email or phone to get back the money for the 4 guests that we had lowered the count by. Finally when I did get them on the phone I was told they needed to look at the billing and would call me back on Monday. Of course I waited a week past Monday and they never called. I called back and they told me the policy is you can't lower your numbers and that we won't be getting the money. When I reminded him that he said we could in person as well as on the phone when I called to lower the number he just said jeez I'm sorry it's the policy.

Anyway, if you decide to go with Niche I would withhold a good part of the payment till the event, but personally I would not hire them again.
Service lacking, food good.

We hired Niche Catering for our wedding which was small (under 50 guests) in June Read more...
Service lacking, food good.

We hired Niche Catering for our wedding which was small (under 50 guests) in June 2013. We felt pretty good after the first meeting with them, but the second and final meeting got us worried as the owner who we were supposed to meet was not there when we showed up. His wife kept calling him and he did show up 20 mins later, he had forgot about us.

He assured us that he would be at the venue the day of the event around noon and said we could lower the guest count up to a week in advance. A week before the event I called him and asked to lower the guest count by 4 and he said that was fine. On the day of the event I am not sure when they showed up because I waited till 1:30 and they were not there when I left to get ready, so I was pretty worried. However when I got back in time for the wedding the staff were there cooking away and everything was fine. Food was good and the staff on hand were great, I was relieved.

In the month that followed I was unable to get ahold of Niche via email or phone to get back the money for the 4 guests that we had lowered the count by. Finally when I did get them on the phone I was told they needed to look at the billing and would call me back on Monday. Of course I waited a week past Monday and they never called. I called back and they told me the policy is you can't lower your numbers and that we won't be getting the money. When I reminded him that he said we could in person as well as on the phone when I called to lower the number he just said jeez I'm sorry it's the policy.

Anyway, if you decide to go with Niche I would withhold a good part of the payment till the event, but personally I would not hire them again. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.8/5.0
Niche Catering did our wedding in June 2013. The service and assistance in the months leading up to the event were invaluable.

We have no idea how the chefs were able to pull together such incredibly creative, fresh and delicious meals in a farm setting. But they did!

The food was delicious and so beautifully presented and the service was just impeccable! We received so many compliments on how delicious the food was and how excellent the service was – many people commented that it was the best wedding food they have ever had.

Niche Catering is top notch - truly the best of the best.
Niche Catering did our wedding in June 2013. The service and assistance in the months leading up to the event were Read more...
Niche Catering did our wedding in June 2013. The service and assistance in the months leading up to the event were invaluable.

We have no idea how the chefs were able to pull together such incredibly creative, fresh and delicious meals in a farm setting. But they did!

The food was delicious and so beautifully presented and the service was just impeccable! We received so many compliments on how delicious the food was and how excellent the service was – many people commented that it was the best wedding food they have ever had.

Niche Catering is top notch - truly the best of the best. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Niche Catering made our wedding day extremely special.
From the special attention we and our guests received by the service staff, to the superb food presentation and wonderfully tasting dinner, we could not have asked for more from a caterer.
Not only was our wedding day perfect, but Niche Catering made our entire wedding planning process an enjoyable experience for us.
They were so helpful and professional.
And you can tell they are true experts in off-site catering.
I would recommend them to anyone who requires a wedding caterer.
Niche Catering made our wedding day extremely special.
From the special attention we and our guests received by the Read more...
Niche Catering made our wedding day extremely special.
From the special attention we and our guests received by the service staff, to the superb food presentation and wonderfully tasting dinner, we could not have asked for more from a caterer.
Not only was our wedding day perfect, but Niche Catering made our entire wedding planning process an enjoyable experience for us.
They were so helpful and professional.
And you can tell they are true experts in off-site catering.
I would recommend them to anyone who requires a wedding caterer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.4/5.0
During our consult, a lot of promises were made, that were not met.

Our room lay out wasn't done according to plan.
We weren't given the wrapped up plate at the end of the night like were were promised.
The wait staff was terribly rude!
They didn't serve coffee & tea to half of the guests - including the ENTIRE bridal party.
Salt & pepper were not available during the meal.
The wait staff complained and tried to avoid bringing water & appetizers to the bridal party during the photo session (which had been promised at the consult).
Dinner was put out WAY earlier than scheduled. Food was cold. Chicken was extremely dry.

I was so excited for this meal, but was extremely let down.
It was pretty embarrassing for me in front of my guests and family.
I would recommend looking elsewhere.
During our consult, a lot of promises were made, that were not met.

Our room lay out wasn't done according to Read more...
During our consult, a lot of promises were made, that were not met.

Our room lay out wasn't done according to plan.
We weren't given the wrapped up plate at the end of the night like were were promised.
The wait staff was terribly rude!
They didn't serve coffee & tea to half of the guests - including the ENTIRE bridal party.
Salt & pepper were not available during the meal.
The wait staff complained and tried to avoid bringing water & appetizers to the bridal party during the photo session (which had been promised at the consult).
Dinner was put out WAY earlier than scheduled. Food was cold. Chicken was extremely dry.

I was so excited for this meal, but was extremely let down.
It was pretty embarrassing for me in front of my guests and family.
I would recommend looking elsewhere. Read less
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Jon
Wedding:
6/16/2010
4.2/5.0
Very good food. Delicious! Recommended for sure!
Very good food. Delicious! Recommended for sure!
Very good food. Delicious! Recommended for sure! Read less
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rudy
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
professinal and friendly staff, the food was amazing!
professinal and friendly staff, the food was amazing!
professinal and friendly staff, the food was amazing! Read less
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whadup
Wedding:
5/14/2009
4.9/5.0
They were amazing. I have nothing but gratitude towards Niche Catering
They were amazing. I have nothing but gratitude towards Niche Catering
They were amazing. I have nothing but gratitude towards Niche Catering Read less
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Peter
Wedding:
3/28/1981
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing, I just loved it. They were true professionals, and I had to complaints about the food, only rave reviews from people. Prices are negotiable if your on a budget.
The food was amazing, I just loved it. They were true professionals, and I had to complaints about the food, only rave Read more...
The food was amazing, I just loved it. They were true professionals, and I had to complaints about the food, only rave reviews from people. Prices are negotiable if your on a budget. Read less
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