Our passion is creating memorable experiences with exceptional service and West Coast-inspired cuisine
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Caterers in Vancouver Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Drew, from Drew’s Catering & Events.
Where have you been featured?
Top Choice Award Winner – Vancouver’s Best Catering Service 2015-2019
Business in Vancouver Magazine
BC Wedding Industry Awards – Best Caterer 2019 – Vancouver
Why do couples love working with you?
We have an outstanding team that takes pride in working with clients to execute on their vision. We specialize in memorable culinary experiences tailored to each couple, which we feel is an important connection for a day as special as a wedding.
What do you love most about catering a wedding?
Weddings are special celebrations and we take pride in being a part of them – often the thing people remember the most is the food! We love to take as much stress and complication out of this process as possible for our couples and really let them enjoy their day.
How did you get started?
I started the company started 10 years ago as a small, private chef service catering meals for busy families and handling private dinners. One day, a client convinced me to cater to his daughter’s wedding, and Drew’s Catering & Events was born! Since then, we’ve grown to become an award-winning catering service with talented events, operations, and culinary staff.
What 3 words best describe your company?
West Coast, Innovative, Dynamic
What budget range do you cater to?
Our services typically fall within the medium to high price points.
What is one thing you wish couples understood better about choosing a wedding caterer? Why?
Food is such an important part of the celebration. It’s important to have vision-based conversations with your caterer and choose the one that understands it the best. Ultimately, you are selecting vendors based on your confidence in their ability to execute the day you’ve imagined, so focus on letting them do that for you! The best caterers will.
What tips or advice can you share about selecting a wedding caterer?
Carefully read their reviews, ask them about their vendor or venue partnerships, and ask them for some examples or photos from previous events or weddings they’ve handled that have a style similar to yours. A reputable caterer will have strong relationships with other vendors and venues and be able to show you examples of their work to help you make their decision.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you/bride/groom while on the job?
One time, a couple had brought their generator to use for an outdoor wedding at a farm and were using it to power their PA equipment, but forgot to bring a backup canister of gasoline. After using it all day, the generator ran out of fuel minutes before the bride and groom were set to walk down the aisle and all the lights and equipment powered down. One of our team members noticed a gardener in the distance using a weed whacker, and sprinted over to ask if he had some extra gasoline. Turns out he did, and our team was able to save the day by borrowing some gas from him! He was tipped nicely by the couple at the end, so I’m sure it was a good day for him!
Drew’s Catering was our clear choice for our wedding based on their reputation, fresh and local menu options, and service. Drew knew how important having a local/west coast centric menu was and worked with the UBC farm to source a lot of the vegetables for our wedding day. The food was fresh, delicious, and the servers did an amazing job. All of our guests commended the service staff and raved about the food. Highly recommend choosing Drew’s for any event!
We could not have been more pleased with Drew’s catering who catered our wedding. They were easy to deal with, welcomed any changes we needed to make and provided lots of help! The food was delicious and they allowed for modifications including vegetarian and vegan items. Our guests had only positive feedback and said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding and also that the beef was mouth-watering good. I would recommend Drew’s catering to anyone who is in need of one.
Drew and his team are absolutely amazing and a breeze to work with. This is the third time that I’ve worked with Drew’s Catering & Events and it won’t be my last. After catering two events at my salon, I couldn’t think of anyone else to cater my wedding this past weekend. I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and incredible execution of the food service. Thank you for making our dream wedding menu come to life!!!