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Niagara's own celebrity catering company, Niagara Gourmet and Chef David Paquet have been featured on an hour long episode of the Food Network series - "I Do, Let's Eat".

Niagara Gourmet has been profiled in the feature article, "Spotlight", in Catersource - the trade publication serving professional caterers throughout United States and Canada. The article focuses on caterers who have demonstrated their expertise at "taking the standard outdoor event to new heights". Click
here to download and read the article in PDF format.

Read selected accolades
that Niagara Gourmet has garnered for its culinary magic.

David Paquet is the head chef and owner of Niagara Gourmet. His approach to food is to create a magnificent culinary experience using only the finest and freshest ingredients that are obtained in season from local Niagara farms. He also has a flair for presentation ensuring his dishes look as scrumptious as they taste. David works with his clients to ensure that the dining experience exceeds the expectations of clients and guests alike. He also offers considerable wine knowledge gained through his continuing working relationships with key figures in Niagara’s wine community.   

As well as creating fabulous food, David offers more than twenty years of creative administrative experience in the arts and culture field - developing, managing and showcasing festivals, special events, and fundraising galas, as well as producing live theatre and music performances. In 2008 he was the Artistic Producer of the
Niagara Folk Arts Festival. He is pleased to advise you on all aspects of your celebration from logistics to décor.

         Wine expert Barbara Leslie congratulates Chef David for his fine pairings.

Professional Affiliations 

Chef David is a member of the Canadian Personal Chef Alliance and the   International Caterer's Association.


Continuing professional development is important to David. He attends the annual International Catersource Conference and the annual International Catering Association's Trade Show and Conference. 

These events showcase new cuisine from around the world, the latest trends in the culinary experiences of a discriminating clientele, the newest advances in food preparation, and the freshest ideas in presentation.  

David’s passion and enthusiasm for his clients and for the culinary arts have made him a 4-star participant at these conferences.

A Bit of History

  • 2008: Caroline Cellars Winery chooses Niagara Gourmet as its official onsite wedding caterer.

  • 2006: Niagara Gourmet acquires its own commercial kitchen facility to enable it to continue to meet the demand for its catering services.

  • 2004: The company is one of the culinary professionals selected by the LCBO for its Special Event program in the Golden Horseshoe area. We continue to participate - time and resources permitting.

  • 2001 - 2005: The official onsite caterer at an award winning Niagara winery, Niagara Gourmet serves up summer BBQs and weekend luncheons on the vineyard deck and grill.

  • 2001: Soon after opening shop, Niagara Gourmet quickly establishes its reputation for culinary excellence


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