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Savoury Chef Foods // Preferred Vendor Feature

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Savoury Chef is a staple on our Preferred Vendors list due to their impeccable service, knowledge and experience of weddings and corporate functions, and immaculate food that ignites your taste buds.

Savoury Chef Foods began as a personal catering business, and gradually grew to bigger events with more elegant and extravagant menus. Chef Taryn’s client base remains loyal, a factor which is integral to the growth of the company. “Taryn is a chef above all else, putting quality as her main concern when creating menus – and that
means quality and flavour always comes first in our business.

Take a look at Savoury Chef’s webvideo featuring Head Chef Taryn Wa

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“Sharing in the excitement and anticipation of your big event drives us; we genuinely enjoy building relationships with each of our clients and helping in the realization of their unique visions.” -Savoury Chef

Savoury Chef Foods loves weddings! Elegant, fun, beautiful and inspired; weddings are such a special event and Savoury Chef gets excited about being involved in the celebration of a lifetime! Their highly skilled team is well aware of the magnitude this day holds: it marks the beginning of a lifetime, an important event not just for the bride and groom, but for their friends and families as well. Savoury Chef Foods wants to make your wedding dream a reality, and they will stop short of nothing to ensure that your intimate and refined wedding event is executed perfectly.

We love what we do because of the enthusiasm, support and dedication of our clients, guests
and vendors
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Menu Styles – Find the ‘perfect match’ for your wedding day!
Online Menus available here: Event Menus  Savoury Chef Foods is proud of the signature selection of menu items they offer – from innovative, asian-inspired cuisine, to classic favourites, they can concoct delightful meals within a range of culinary genres.

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“Your wedding day should be filled with excitement and passion as you embark on an emotional venture with your partner, and as you exchange your vows you can rest assured that we have also committed to our own oath of excellence.” – Savoury Chef

Take a look at Savoury Chef’s Wedding Approach and enquire about a your customized proposal here!

We are there as a resource for you every step of the way.” – Savoury Chef

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Imagine That Events // Preferred Vendor Feature

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“You Imagine It – We Plan It!” – Consulting & Planning|Event Décor Rentals|Concept & Design

“Anything is possible if you dare to imagine” Imagine That Events has been providing corporate event planning services, wedding planning services and décor rental services in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland area since 2002. Their services includes planning your event, day of coordination, creating your budget and timeline, designing your floor plan, event installation and tying it all together to provide you with a first class event planning service.

Imagine That Events is here to take the stress of planning away, to execute your event and to make sure that you and your colleagues have the time to relax and enjoy the party. Whether it is a corporate gala, a Christmas party, a team building event, a customer appreciation event or a segment of a conference, Imagine That Events can add an innovative and creative touch to cater to your corporate vision and image. We are here to manage your corporate affairs.

Imagine That Events can work with your ideas and your budget to create your own fairytale. We provide décor and wedding planning services. The weddings we have coordinated have given couples the exact vision of what they wanted their day to be like. We are here to help you to imagine and to write your wedding story.

Why Book Imagine That Events?

Imagine That Events is owned and operated by Sharon Liew & Laura Takasaki.

When you book an event with us you get us! We have worked with the UBC Boathouse for several years now and enjoy transforming their room into many different looks. From fun Carnival themed weddings to romantic Candlelit dinners we have seen an array of themes at this venue. We work closely with the preferred caterers and other vendors as well to make sure your event runs smoothly” – Sharon & Laura.

Imagine That Events adds the whimsy to our preferred vendors list. They bring the vision you can only dream of to life. At the UBC Boathouse we have had a whimsical circus to a romantic evening wedding, and more! Transforming space and infusing personality is what Imagine That Events does best!

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Imagine That Events also carries an inventory of décor rentals:
(naming just a few… more in stock)

Chair & Chair Wraps
Chair Sashes
Table Overlays and Runners
Table Centrepieces – We will help you design your centrepiece to fit your budget
Backdrops/Entrance Draping
Ceiling Décor & Lanterns
White Columns
Up lights
Red Carpet
Aisle Runner – available in black, red, white, and ivory
Christmas Trees and Décor
Themed Décor for Hawaiian Nights, Lobster Festivals, Love Boat, New Years, Halloween, Roaring 50’s, Casino Night and much more…
Front Lobby and Office Décor for Seasonal Occasions

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Ritz Catering // Preferred Vendor Feature

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Ritz Catering offers comprehensive food services, regardless of venue and size. The Ritz Catering team will enhance any theme or vision with professional service, gourmet flair, and stunning food presentation. From a full, hot buffet to circulating canapés or free-standing food stations, Ritz Catering will customize its offerings to suit your needs.

With a sparkling reputation for professional service and innovative culinary presentation, Ritz Catering’s Red Seal Certified Chefs will create a personalized catering menu to capture your vision, no matter what the occasion. Ritz Catering seeks out the finest and freshest ingredients by working with local farmers, fisherman and butchers. Chef Stu Macleod can create a menu which allows all the fresh and natural flavors to express themselves in each dish, as well as supporting our local community.

Our Preferred Vendor Team would not be complete without Ritz Catering. Having worked closely with Ritz Catering over the past years, they have proven their services from food presentation and diversified menu options, to seamless customer service and event coordination to be impeccable.

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Story of Love – Lauren & Dustin – July 7, 2012

 We were so excited to be a part of Lauren & Dustin’s special day. Their team of vendors, Savoury City, Fairy Godmother Weddings, James Moes Photography, Trove Vintage Rentals, Olla Urban Flower Project, and DJ Thomas Maxey made their day magical from west coast cuisine to romantic vintage decór, which perfectly reflected their whirlwind friendship and romance leading up to this day. Their Story? Lauren tells it best… “Dustin and I met during our second year of undergrad while attending university in Montreal, QC. Starting out as just friends, it wasn’t until Dustin spent an arduous summer tree planting that we missed each other a little too much and soon the “I love yous” were flying. Our years in Montreal were magical ones, spent gallivanting around the gorgeous city, enjoying French bistros, cycling through the Vieux Port and relishing in afternoon picnics. We then joined the real world and found work in Ottawa but missed metropolitan city life so decided to relocate to Toronto. A year or so later, I found out I had been accepted to the London School of Economics in London, UK. So we packed up again, this time for a year across the pond. We decided to stay in Europe over Christmas and ended up enjoying the festive season in Paris, France. On Christmas night after our first try at cooking a French goose (!), Dustin insisted we head up to the Sacre Coeur to take in the incredible views of the City of Love. While this spot is a typcial tourist haven, we found ourselves completely alone. Before I knew it Dustin was on one knee and presented me a beautiful English antique engagement ring. I (obviously) said yes. We spent the rest of the year basking in that very special moment. Oh, and planning a wedding! Picking a place to get married wasn’t easy, him being from Ontario and I from British Columbia. Unsurprisingly, mountains meeting oceans won and we settled on Vancouver as the place for our wedding. We searched for a venue that was a blank slate so we could see our specific wedding vision realized. As we quickly learned, this is no easy task in Vancouver. Thankfully, we were luckily enough to stumble across the UBC Boathouse and even more thankfully, they had a Saturday available in July 2012” – Lauren   ld-wedding-202

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 The Menu By Savoury City

RAW BARCOLD POACHED JUMBO PRAWNSLemon, white wine and fennel poached prawns, served cold with oven-roasted tomato cocktail sauce OYSTERS ON ICEA fabulous selection of fresh oysters on the half shell, presented on ice…accompanied by fresh horseradish, cocktail sauce, lemon wedges, Tabasco sauce, chili infused vodka and classic mignonette sauce COLD SMOKED ALBACORE TUNACold smoked Albacore tuna on butter lettuce, thinly sliced and drizzled with a creamy herb and crispy bacon (sour cream, cream, chive & crispy bacon) sauce…scattered with baby greens and garnished with more crispy double-smoked bacon and pancetta…plattered for guests to help themselves to.

PASTA STATION” TRIO OF GNOCCHITender gnocchi served hot from chafing dishes with a trio of sauces Brown Butter & Sage Sauce (lots of crispy sage!) Fresh & Oven-roasted Tomato & Basil Sauce Gorgonzola & Cream Sauce Accompanied by a selection of breads and bread sticks, olive oil & balsamic, chilies and shaved parmesan.

“WEST COAST BEEF & SALAD STATION” PANZANELLA SALAD Juicy heirloom tomatoes, bocconcini, fresh basil, garlic and grilled crusty Italian bread tossed withextra-virgin olive oil and a touch of red wine vinegar CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD (smaller croutons!) Crisp romaine with toasted foccacia croutons and shaved parmigiano-reggiano GRILLED “PEMBERTON MEADOWS” BEEF TENDERLOIN Peppercorn encrusted AAA beef tenderloin, slow roasted to medium rare… with Naramata Bench red wine and shallot sauce, horseradish, assorted mustards and petite sourdough rolls… carved on site ROSEMARY ROASTED POTATOES Duck fat, sel de mer & rosemary roasted Red Chieftain potatoes and fingerling potatoes…served hot from a chafing dish SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD With toasted Agassiz walnuts, shaved parmesan and roasted lemons QUINOA TABOULI SALADWith parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions and preserved lemon vinaigrette.

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“DESSERT & COFFEE BUFFET”  By Savoury City  DUSTIN’S 3-TIER LEMON WEDDING CAKE Sliced and plated for guests to help themselves to LEMON MERINGUE TARTLETS MINI SUGAR DOUGHNUTS…SERVED WARM COFFEE & TEA Freshly brewed Salt Spring Island regular and decaf coffee, and a selection of tea from “T”…served with cream, milk, sugar and lemon slices

“LATE NIGHT SNACKS” By Savoury City  BITE SIZE SANDWICH BITES100 Mile Ham & Cheese Pain L’Ancienne sandwiches…served warm Grilled Brie & Pear with Apricot Mustard sandwiches…served warm.

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John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse: “From start to finish, the service I received from the UBC Boathouse was top notch. Sharon and her team do all they can to ensure that on your special day you are only thinking about the things that matter and not worrying about little stressful details. They work seamlessly with vendors and were great about recommending great people to make our wedding the best it could be. They’ve done it all before, are open to all ideas and will do all they can to accomodate you. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. The floor to ceiling windows add an openness and view that will absolutely wow your guests. If weather permits, getting married on the dock is fab option (what we did) and felt very intimate. Having the deck off the main ballroom is a great option for a bar and for providing your guests a cool rest from all the dancing! We had the absolute best day – I never wanted it to end and it was in large part of the classy, accomodating staff at the UBC Boathouse” – Lauren. Savoury City Catering: “Where do I even begin…Donna and her team are a DREAM. We knew that food is where we wanted to spend the majority of our budget. We had a lot of people coming in from out of town and wanted to make sure that our wedding reflected our backdrop – that included celebrating West Coast cuisine. Donna got our vision right from the start and bascially has become a part of our family. We still talk about her fennel poached prawns, salmon lollipops and sage, brown butter ghnocchi but what makes her the most special is the love she puts into her work and her 100% commitment to ensure you are happy. If I lived in Vancouver I would use Savoury City to cater every event I had control over and am currently lobbying Savoury City to expand nation-wide…” – Lauren. Fairy Godmother Weddings: “The name says it all, FGW really are your wedding fairy godmothers. These gals are ready for ANYTHING and give you such incredible peace of mind on your day. They make sure everything runs smoothly and if anything goes wrong they ensure you never know about it because it is swiftly fixed before you could even notice. I wish I could hire these women for my everyday life. Let me give you one small exmaple, I unfortunately got a small tear in my dress (from some risky but worth it photo poses). When I arrived at the Boathouse, Jordan met me with needle and thread in hand, sewed me up before I even had time to think about it….don’t even bother having a wedding without them” – Lauren. James Moes Photography: “You can tell just by looking through James’ website, this man knows how to work a camera. His photos capture all the beauty of the day but this is not your regular poisey wedding photographer. His photos encapsulate real moments, real feelings and are just downright gorgeous. He is also a dream to work with and made even the most camera shy feel comfortable. Man also knows how to bust a move on the dancefloor so nothing is missed” – Lauren. Photography: James Moes Photography

*Caterer: Savoury City Catering

*Planner: Fairy Godmother Weddings

Rentals & Decór: Trove Vintage Rentals

Florist: Olla Urban Flower Project

DJ: DJ Thomas Maxey

*UBC Boathouse Preferred Vendor

Savoury City Catering // Preferred Vendor Feature

“I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU GOT MY VISION!”
This statement sums up Savoury City’s success as wedding caterers & event planners! Savoury City listens. They are custom caterers that build menus from the ground up after truly understanding your vision. With up-to-date knowledge, experience, and humour, Savoury City will turn the visioning process into a beautifully caterered wedding.

Savoury City believes in supplying high quality food that is ethically raised and locally purchased. They use the most sustainable, organic ingredients whenever they can. And if it can’t be organic, Savoury City will at least make sure it’s well behaved.

Savoury City’s service level is equally important to the menus they produce. They offer superior customer service from their skilled Event Planners, to their professional Bartenders, Supervisors, Servers, and Chefs.

“Love is, above all, in the details and we understand that from seamless intake to flawless execution each interaction with us is warm, fun and special. Together with our customers we plot the perfect meal, an exceptional event, and picture perfect memories. The food will be only slightly more magnificent than your dress…” – Savoury City.

For all of these reasons and more, Savoury City is one of our Favourite caterers and therefore, a staple on our preferred vendors list. Having worked closely with them wedding season after wedding season, their services have remained impeccable, delicious, and personal, establishing a relationship with each couple to learn and execute their vision.


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