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Niche Catering and Event Design

Hamilton , ON
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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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Anna
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.5/5.0
We had Jarek cater our outdoor wedding and we were very happy with the food for the most part. The entrees were great, the salad was great and a lot of guests seemed to rave about the salad the most, and the hor's deuvres.

Our only disappointment was with the dessert and the late night menu.

We went with the dessert buffet and later regretted it so I would recommend a plated dessert.
We thought it would look a bit more presentable and be in bigger portions but we thought it looked a bit like the frozen desserts you purchase at Costco and then thaw out. The mousse was supposed to be in shot glasses but it was in huge clear plastic drink cups and it was taking up about 1/5 of each cup, the cups were not really meant for dessert and I think they could have done better in this presentation. Also, the cake was meant to be served alongside the dessert bar but the cake only came out 5 slices as a time, people got frustrated with waiting and the cake we paid so much money for was a let down. Close to half the people we spoke to didn't even get to try the cake.

The late night meal was another disappointment. We were told that there would be about 3 sandwiches per person and we pictured about half of a sandwich per serving times 3. When we saw them, they were the size of tea sandwiches. We were told that the late night meal would serve about half of our guests but I think maybe not even 20 people ate it. Also, the late night meal was served in Styrofoam plates and not in the cardboard takeout boxes we were originally told.

In the end, Jarek was very responsive and he heard what we had to say and we truly appreciated it. He was extremely nice and a pleasure to work with. He gave great tips and suggestions and we really appreciated it. I would just say these should act as pointers or things to simply improve upon.
We had Jarek cater our outdoor wedding and we were very happy with the food for the most part. The entrees were great, the Read more...
We had Jarek cater our outdoor wedding and we were very happy with the food for the most part. The entrees were great, the salad was great and a lot of guests seemed to rave about the salad the most, and the hor's deuvres.

Our only disappointment was with the dessert and the late night menu.

We went with the dessert buffet and later regretted it so I would recommend a plated dessert.
We thought it would look a bit more presentable and be in bigger portions but we thought it looked a bit like the frozen desserts you purchase at Costco and then thaw out. The mousse was supposed to be in shot glasses but it was in huge clear plastic drink cups and it was taking up about 1/5 of each cup, the cups were not really meant for dessert and I think they could have done better in this presentation. Also, the cake was meant to be served alongside the dessert bar but the cake only came out 5 slices as a time, people got frustrated with waiting and the cake we paid so much money for was a let down. Close to half the people we spoke to didn't even get to try the cake.

The late night meal was another disappointment. We were told that there would be about 3 sandwiches per person and we pictured about half of a sandwich per serving times 3. When we saw them, they were the size of tea sandwiches. We were told that the late night meal would serve about half of our guests but I think maybe not even 20 people ate it. Also, the late night meal was served in Styrofoam plates and not in the cardboard takeout boxes we were originally told.

In the end, Jarek was very responsive and he heard what we had to say and we truly appreciated it. He was extremely nice and a pleasure to work with. He gave great tips and suggestions and we really appreciated it. I would just say these should act as pointers or things to simply improve upon. Read less
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Silvija
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
There are so many details to think of and decisions to make when planning a wedding. Thankfully, my new husband and I found Jarek and the Niche Catering Team to help us turn an open field on a campground into an elegant venue in which we, along with our 300 guests, could celebrate our big day. Jarek not only prepared a fantastic meal, but was instrumental in helping us think of and carry out all of those little details that hosting an event entails. Leading up to our big day, Jarek met with us to discuss menu options, the layout of the tent, the timing of the evening along with many other things we didn’t even think to consider. The day of, the Niche Team draped the linens, set the tables, transported chairs, all while offering their service with smiles. And the dinner...beautifully presented and delicious! With Jarek and Niche Catering’s help, we were able to treat our guests to an unforgettable experience and my husband and I have a spectacular day to remember!
There are so many details to think of and decisions to make when planning a wedding. Thankfully, my new husband and I Read more...
There are so many details to think of and decisions to make when planning a wedding. Thankfully, my new husband and I found Jarek and the Niche Catering Team to help us turn an open field on a campground into an elegant venue in which we, along with our 300 guests, could celebrate our big day. Jarek not only prepared a fantastic meal, but was instrumental in helping us think of and carry out all of those little details that hosting an event entails. Leading up to our big day, Jarek met with us to discuss menu options, the layout of the tent, the timing of the evening along with many other things we didn’t even think to consider. The day of, the Niche Team draped the linens, set the tables, transported chairs, all while offering their service with smiles. And the dinner...beautifully presented and delicious! With Jarek and Niche Catering’s help, we were able to treat our guests to an unforgettable experience and my husband and I have a spectacular day to remember! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing food and service! Everybody loved it and the food was hot and delicious. Servers were very professional and Jarek (the owner) was extremely helpful in planning. Reasonable cost for the quality of food.
Amazing food and service! Everybody loved it and the food was hot and delicious. Servers were very professional and Jarek Read more...
Amazing food and service! Everybody loved it and the food was hot and delicious. Servers were very professional and Jarek (the owner) was extremely helpful in planning. Reasonable cost for the quality of food. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.8/5.0
We were married on Aug 23, 2014 at Balls Falls Conservation Area. Our reception was held in the Centre for Conservation - Glen Elgin Room. Niche Catering took care of everything on the day of our wedding and more. I was so pleased to have them set-up all of our centerpieces and then set them up again when I changed my mind, pass out the hors d'oeuvres to our guests and then save a plate for the us (the bride and groom), and also for respecting our details including a completely nut-free service and providing 7 kids meals (including a kids meal to go for our little guy who left early). There wasn't a thing I had to worry about, manage, or order on the day of our wedding. The Niche staff took complete control of the day and executed it better than I could have ever asked! Each server was a delight and served our guests with a smile. Our guests raved about the food, dinner and desserts included. We had buffet style, chicken and NY striploin, which also included 7 vegetarian options for our guests with dietary restrictions. It was delicious, hot, and worth every penny we spent. My only constructive criticism of the services we received, was of the communication contact we had with Jarek months leading up to the wedding. We all know a bride can be demanding, so when I wouldn't hear back regarding questions I asked via email, it gave me cause for concern in the moment. However, saying that, during the 2 weeks the preceded the wedding, Jarek was more than available and attentive to the details of our special day. He and his company are the experts, best to just to trust the process :)

Thank you so much to Jarek and his friendly and talented staff. We are so thankful for your services. You helped make our day everything and more than we could have ever hoped for.
We were married on Aug 23, 2014 at Balls Falls Conservation Area. Our reception was held in the Centre for Conservation - Read more...
We were married on Aug 23, 2014 at Balls Falls Conservation Area. Our reception was held in the Centre for Conservation - Glen Elgin Room. Niche Catering took care of everything on the day of our wedding and more. I was so pleased to have them set-up all of our centerpieces and then set them up again when I changed my mind, pass out the hors d'oeuvres to our guests and then save a plate for the us (the bride and groom), and also for respecting our details including a completely nut-free service and providing 7 kids meals (including a kids meal to go for our little guy who left early). There wasn't a thing I had to worry about, manage, or order on the day of our wedding. The Niche staff took complete control of the day and executed it better than I could have ever asked! Each server was a delight and served our guests with a smile. Our guests raved about the food, dinner and desserts included. We had buffet style, chicken and NY striploin, which also included 7 vegetarian options for our guests with dietary restrictions. It was delicious, hot, and worth every penny we spent. My only constructive criticism of the services we received, was of the communication contact we had with Jarek months leading up to the wedding. We all know a bride can be demanding, so when I wouldn't hear back regarding questions I asked via email, it gave me cause for concern in the moment. However, saying that, during the 2 weeks the preceded the wedding, Jarek was more than available and attentive to the details of our special day. He and his company are the experts, best to just to trust the process :)

Thank you so much to Jarek and his friendly and talented staff. We are so thankful for your services. You helped make our day everything and more than we could have ever hoped for. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Niche provided catering for our tropical cocktail reception after our return from our honeymoon in Bora Bora. We had a small wedding, followed by honeymoon, and then a reception catered by Niche for approximately 80 guests. It was hosted in our beautiful condo party room. Although there was a kitchen in the party room it was open concept and not commercially equipped, additionally our condo would not allowed a catering van. To overcome these challenges the chefs worked between a small amount of prepped food, the kitchen, and the BBQ room 18 floors up! Despite these challenges they pulled off fantastic food! I really wanted to have some elements of French and polynesian fare to align with our theme, and they did an amazing job. We had smoked fish, coconut shrimp, appetizer size beef with lobster, slider with Gouda, and many more great items. We had a large platter with cheeses, fish, and other items. My creative husband made a giant pineapple fruit tree and Niche worked with us in providing additional cut up fruit and desserts placed around the centerpiece. It looked quite amazing. To my wonderful surprise the service staff even laid out all the cutlery in the shape of a palm tree! What a special touch. The most impressive part was I never saw the dirty dishes in the room and although the service staff was so attentive they also were able to stay in the background while the guest enjoyed the night. One important item for us was a tropical drink bar. We had all the usual items but also did blended piña coladas, strawberry daiquiris, and other fun drinks with fancy fruit skewers such as a blue curaçao bora bora lagoon. Niche provided a bartender for us who did a spectacular job achieving our expectations. The only thing I was disappointed about was that I was too busy
to not eat more of the food. Thank you to Jarek and the Niche team for a great night!
Niche provided catering for our tropical cocktail reception after our return from our honeymoon in Bora Bora. We had a Read more...
Niche provided catering for our tropical cocktail reception after our return from our honeymoon in Bora Bora. We had a small wedding, followed by honeymoon, and then a reception catered by Niche for approximately 80 guests. It was hosted in our beautiful condo party room. Although there was a kitchen in the party room it was open concept and not commercially equipped, additionally our condo would not allowed a catering van. To overcome these challenges the chefs worked between a small amount of prepped food, the kitchen, and the BBQ room 18 floors up! Despite these challenges they pulled off fantastic food! I really wanted to have some elements of French and polynesian fare to align with our theme, and they did an amazing job. We had smoked fish, coconut shrimp, appetizer size beef with lobster, slider with Gouda, and many more great items. We had a large platter with cheeses, fish, and other items. My creative husband made a giant pineapple fruit tree and Niche worked with us in providing additional cut up fruit and desserts placed around the centerpiece. It looked quite amazing. To my wonderful surprise the service staff even laid out all the cutlery in the shape of a palm tree! What a special touch. The most impressive part was I never saw the dirty dishes in the room and although the service staff was so attentive they also were able to stay in the background while the guest enjoyed the night. One important item for us was a tropical drink bar. We had all the usual items but also did blended piña coladas, strawberry daiquiris, and other fun drinks with fancy fruit skewers such as a blue curaçao bora bora lagoon. Niche provided a bartender for us who did a spectacular job achieving our expectations. The only thing I was disappointed about was that I was too busy
to not eat more of the food. Thank you to Jarek and the Niche team for a great night! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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
4.9/5.0
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
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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