Ritz Catering News

Real Weddings: UBC Boathouse – June 29th 2019

Posted on July 17th, 2019

S + D contacted us in March of 2018 for their Summer 2019 wedding. After coming in for their tasting a month later, the booked us immediately!  We worked with this couple along with a couple family members to ensure their wedding day went without a hitch. It was fun and we appreciate them having us as their wedding caterer! …

Real Weddings: UBC Boathouse – June 28th 2019

Posted on July 10th, 2019

This lovely couple contacted us at the beginning of October and quickly scheduled them in for a tasting before our busy holiday catering kicked in! Here is a look at the menu choices R & B put together… The Menu: Maple The Appetizers Smoked Gouda + Apple Baguette – Sliced honey crisp apple and smoked gouda on a toasted baguette glazed with honey …

Real Weddings: UBC Boathouse – June 22nd 2019

Posted on June 24th, 2019

We first spoke with this couple last September and had them in for a catering tasting in October. These two were so fun to work with and had finalized some AMAZING choices for their wedding day menu. Check out R & F’s menu selections below…   The Menu: Elaborate Orchid Appetizers Mini Spanikopita – Spinach, feta, garlic stuffed in a flaky …

Real Weddings: UBC Boathouse – June 21st 2019

Posted on June 23rd, 2019

This brides sister got in touch with us last December to inquire about our services for the upcoming wedding. We were very excited to hear from her as we had catered her wedding back in 2007! We enjoyed working with this family once and we sure enjoyed working with them a second time around. Check out T & B’s menu …

Buffet Food: Greek Style Chicken Breast

Posted on June 18th, 2019

You may have seen some updated menu items on our website lately. One of our new dishes is the Greek Style Chicken Breast.  This dish is absolutely delish! Marinated with fresh herbs before oven roasted to perfection and finished with tomatoes, onions, and lemon slices. Lunch/Dinner Compliments to our Greek Style Chicken Breast would include: Warm pita – with home-made …

Wedding Timeline

Posted on May 13th, 2019

Here is a helpful checklist to review at any stage of your wedding planning. Check and see if you’re on track with the average timeline. 12+ MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING Determine potential dates and times for your wedding. Decide on the size, formality and setting of your wedding. Create a wedding and engagement budget. Reserve the locations for your wedding …

Light and Refreshing Lunches for Hot Days

Posted on May 10th, 2019

It most definitely feels like summer has arrived! It can be difficult figuring out what you should eat to keep your body temperature cool during these hot days. Here’s a great article from 24alife that provides examples of what to eat to keep you cool and what to avoid: Foods that keep your Body Cool. It might be obvious that …

Your Spring Menu Ideas

Posted on March 26th, 2019

The Ritz Catering team is always looking for new exciting menus to try out! Do you have a tasty menu in mind? Let us know!  Need help coming up with your own custom Spring menu? Here’s some ideas… BBQ pulled pork on soft kaisers with creamy coleslaw. Tuscan chicken breast served with Spanish rice and a traditional spinach salad. Grilled …

Questions for your Caterer

Posted on March 14th, 2019

Are you planning a large social event, wedding, or corporate function? We have come up with 5 important questions to ask your caterer. These 5 questions are important as they may be selling points in your search for the perfect caterer. Whats included? It’s important to know what your caterer is including with their menus. Not only to know what …

A Wedding Affair Bridal Show

Posted on February 28th, 2019

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Wow! What a great show! Thank you Imagine That Events for putting on yet another great wedding show. It was so great to meet all the newly engaged couples and to hear about all their ideas and visions for their big day.  If you attended the A Wedding Affair Bridal Show, I hope that you …

Guests and their Allergy – Dietary Requests

Posted on February 13th, 2019

Are you looking for a caterer who can accommodate your guests dietary and allergy requests? Ritz Catering is happy to accommodate any allergy or dietary need. We have done many menus with special requests and we are happy to help you with yours.  Our chef’s will have a good look at your menu and the dietary/allergy requests presented in order …

Warm Hearty Meals to Keep you Warm this Winter

Posted on February 13th, 2019

Just when we thought it would be an early Spring, Winter comes in at full force!  What better way to keep your staff warm through this cold snap, than with a warm hearty lunch.  Here is our top 3 recommended hearty lunches to keep your staff warm this month… Rainy Day Lunch Fresh Cobs buns & butter Wild greens salad …

Business Catering Menus

Posted on February 7th, 2019

Looking for a lunch menu? Here are our top FIVE inquired menus…   1. Greek Executive Business Lunch Our Greek lunch comes loaded with all the traditional Greek meal essentials. Warm Pita with our Homemade Tzatziki dip, freshly made Authentic Greek Salad, Chicken Souvlaki, Rice Pilaf, and an Assortment of Fresh Baked Cookies.         2. Taco Bar …

Top Wedding Venues in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and Fraser Valley.

Posted on January 21st, 2019

Are you on the search for the perfect wedding venue? We have complied a list of our preferred Wedding Venues throughout Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and the Fraser Valley to help you decide!  We did a bit of the research for you, so all you have to do is make the call and schedule some Wedding Venue tours.  With each …

A Wedding Affair – Richmond Wedding Show

Posted on January 18th, 2019

When going to bridal shows you want to make sure it is worth your time, especially when you are in the craziness of wedding planning itself!  Things to look for when planning/scheduling your next bridal show visit: Variety of great vendors with amazing services. Entertainment & fun. Vendors gifts and prizes. A grand prize! We have the perfect bridal show …

What Details Does Your Caterer Need & Why.

Posted on January 10th, 2019

Inquiring for a catered event and/or menu shouldn’t be hard, and it’s not! As long as you provide your potential Caterer with these key details: Date Guest Numbers Location Type of Event Desired Menu Style Budget Together, all of these details are taken into account when determining our availability and what we can do for you. It may seem simple …

Plan The Perfect BBQ Cookout.

Posted on January 8th, 2019

Soon that weather thermometer will slowly creep up, the rain will pick up, and the flowers will begin to bloom! Before that happens lets get prepared and talk about your Spring time BBQ plans.  Let’s review the essentials needed for you to host a memorable BBQ this year: The BBQ’d. The Condiments. The Cocktails. The BBQ’d. What’s cooking? There are …

Cooking with Chef Stu

Posted on December 21st, 2018

Have you ever been cooking only to realize that you put the oven on too high and now the chicken is burnt? Or maybe you left your veggies on the stove top too long and now they’re too soft. We’ve all done something similar in the kitchen and eventually learnt from our mistakes through trial and error. But let’s bypass …

Feed your Employees with this Brain Food.

Posted on December 17th, 2018

What better way to keep your employees focused during a business meeting than with some business catering! Keeping the menu light and healthy is a sure way to keep them focused. Our Traditional Wraps Lunch menu is the perfect example of a healthy meal and here’s why: The Salads Our salads are made with the freshest ingredients. Your business meeting …

What to Expect at your Wedding Menu Tasting.

Posted on December 12th, 2018

Food and service are one of the most important aspects to any wedding. Think back to a really good restaurant you’ve been to where the food and service was phenomenal – you probably still go there and chances are you have recommended it to others because it was that good! Guests always rave about the food they had during a …

Ritz Catering’s Top Local Suppliers.

Posted on December 10th, 2018

Buying local is great; you’re not only buying the freshest foods but your supporting our local farmers and businesses. As a local business ourselves, we make sure to look for fresh, good quality, and local products. Here’s a list of our top local suppliers: Langley Farm Market   Freshly picked produce from farms across BC, this is a great local …

The Ultimate Winter Wedding Buffet.

Posted on December 4th, 2018

It can be tough picking the perfect buffet for your Winter Wedding if you’re not sure what’s in season. If you’re having dreams of sweet corn and Savoury Steaks grilling on the BBQ, you’ve planned your wedding a few months too late! Winter is the season for delicious comfort food, hot coco, and snuggling up with your favourite person. It’s …

Tutorial: How to Inquire about Catering.

Posted on November 21st, 2018

Catering with Ritz is simple and fast. We created this tutorial to help guide you along the way and answer any questions that you might have about buffet catering. Step One: Browse our Website On our website you will see that we providing many types of catering including Business Event Catering, Private Event Catering, Christmas Catering, BBQ Catering, and Wedding …

Running out of time this Christmas Season? Let Ritz Catering help!

Posted on November 21st, 2018

The Christmas Season comes and goes quickly and in this society we try to “do it all”. If you’re thinking you can’t get it done, or just want to enjoy the season without the work, let Ritz Catering help you out. Appetizer Pick-Up Once again this season, we will be making Appetizers for you to order and pick up. It’s …

Freshly made Appetizers Ready for Pickup

Posted on November 21st, 2018

Did you hear that we are doing our Holiday Appetizer Promotion again?! It was a huge hit last year so we decided to make it happen again this year! Here’s what is on our Holiday Appetizer Menu: Savoury & Hot BBQ Thai Meatballs | $12/60 servingsbeef meatballs in a sweet & tangy sauce Mini Sausage Rolls | $12/30 servingsseasoned beef …

Catering Food vs. Take-Out: What’s the Difference?

Posted on November 21st, 2018

Let’s take a moment and discuss the differences between Catered Food and Take Out. You’re probably thinking what is the difference? They both have the same outcome, food I get to eat. There is a difference, a big one. I am going to discuss the differing ideals of each Service and explain which situations you might Order Take Out instead …