Culinary Capers Catering is a full service off premise catering company that has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1986. We cater to a complete range of clients, serving every type of function from working lunches to elegant cocktail receptions, distinctive corporate events, formal weddings to company barbecues.
To complement our catering services, Culinary Capers has developed three divisions of the company which offer a full range of optional services for clients. Best of the West BBQ Catering provides an affordable alternative to customers hosting large parties and picnics on a limited budget. PartyArt Design is an independent operating division that offers décor, floral and overall event design. Culinary Cakes produces wedding and specialty cakes and signature confections for events.
Company President and CEO Debra Lykkemark heads a group of top professionals dedicated to producing cutting edge cuisine, innovative presentation, contemporary design and courteous service. Culinary Capers creative team has been honoured with many national and international awards by the special events and catering industry. In 2009, the company was the recipient of the prestigious International Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Award. Accolades in 2011 include The Special Event Gala Award for Best Off-Premise Catered Event and the Chef of the Year Catie Award for our Executive Chef Margaret Chisholm from the International Caterers Association. This celebrated award honours Chef Margaret's 15 years of leadership with our company, the community, and the culinary industry.
Culinary Capers has catered three Olympic Games. During the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Culinary Capers executed events for high profile clients, including NIKE, Coca Cola, NBC, Royal Bank of Canada, Shaw Communications, VANOC and Sochi 2014 House. The company was chosen as the exclusive caterer for the BC Canada Pavilion in Beijing in 2008 and for BC Canada Place during the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy in 2006.
Excited about the opportunity for growth in the Beijing market, the company opened a sister company, Culinary Capers Beijing Catering and Special Events, in 2008. In 2010, our Beijing operation was the recipient of two international awards for a spectacular four-course luncheon for 120 guests on the Great Wall of China. Also in 2010, Culinary Capers Beijing opened SWITCH!, which offers the same fresh modern cuisine, only in a restaurant setting, that has allowed Culinary Capers to garner an international reputation.
Making a Measurable Difference
Environmental and sustainability issues are of paramount importance to our team and we endeavour to minimize our social, environmental and economic impact. We are members and supporters of the tenets and programs of the Green Table Network, Ocean Wise and the Slow Food movement and are committed to a process of continual improvement throughout our operations.
Culinary Capers Catering is proud to partner with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program in providing ocean-friendly seafood choices.