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Social & Corporate Catering

For the past 25 years, we have been providing exceptional catering services for events ranging from corporate functions to cozy, in-home cocktail parties, upscale BBQ’s and large scale events, consistently getting rave reviews.  Put your trust in us and be a guest at your own event. Always great food by great people!  For more information on our services, Contact Us

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Hors D’Oeuvres

Start your event off in style with a selection of our delectable hors d’oeuvres.

Choose from the sample menu below or our team will create a selection that is perfect for you.

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Stations

Looking to create a more interactive event where your guests can mix and mingle while they experience a variety of food stations?  Choose from a list of our stations below or our team will create food stations that work perfectly for your event.

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Sit Down

Prefer to have an event where your guests are seated and served?  Choose from the sample menu below or our team will create a sit down menu that matches your imagination.

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Film & TV

For the past 25 years, David has proudly served as the premier caterer in the Toronto Film and TV production sector with over 400 productions under his belt.  We provide every person on every set with personal attention. We are only as good as our last meal!

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Movies David has Catered

The most recent productions David has worked on are below, click on each for more information.

suicide-squad-30672-poster-xlarge-resized   Pixels  Poltergist   Pacific Rim  Robocop     Suits

Mobile

We provide the film and TV production sector with on-site catering with a fully- mobile kitchen. This state-of-the art kitchen on wheels brings hot, fresh breakfasts and lunches cooked on location.

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Traditional “Hot Box” Catering

We provide direct from kitchen to location catering from our state-of-the-art kitchen situated at Pinewood Studios in the heart of the production district.

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Pinewood Café

Pinewood Café is operated by David Mintz Catering. Productions centred at Pinewood Studios enjoy hot and fresh food daily and a Kicking Horse Cappuccino Bar.

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About David Mintz

David is the consummate client services professional.  He has been delivering excellence in food service for over 25 years and prides himself on delivering great results every time.  David has high standards and is supported by a team of professionals who embrace genuine hospitality as their core value. Read more about David’s experience and entrepreneurial journey below:

1987 - 2002

David founded Catering By Davids’ in 1987 with the help of a Youth Venture Loan in the amount of $7,500.  After earning an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the School of Hotel and Food Administration at the University of Guelph in 1984, David spent a short period of time working at a major professional accounting firm in Toronto, before venturing out on his own and establishing Catering By Davids’.

By Davids’ received recognition from the Ontario Government and the Royal Bank for outstanding excellence for Start-Up Businesses in 1988.  By Davids’ grew to be the largest film and television caterer in Canada, producing up to 2,500 meals on 20 to 25 productions per day.  The company serviced both Canadian and Hollywood studios on over 400 films, TV series and specials including Oscar nominated movies such as Chicago, Hurricane, Good Will Hunting and Cinderella Man.  His sustained growth required three location moves to facilitate demand on production.

2003 - 2007

In 2003, By Davids’ felt the need to diversify its services to protect itself against setbacks to the local economy caused by SARS as well as concerns around and the post 9/11 fall-out. In May 2004, By Davids’ built a new 10,000 square-foot kitchen in midtown Toronto. At the same time By Davids’ negotiated a royalty agreement with Rose Reisman to launch Rose Reisman Catering as a complimentary brand. Both catering brands flourished and established themselves as leaders in the corporate and event catering market. By Davids’ entertained the most discernable of Toronto society and its corporate clients included most of the established legal, banking, accounting and educational firms and institutions in Toronto.

During this time, these two companies catered numerous large corporate and social events including:

  • Much Music Video Awards in 2003 and 2004, serving over 2500 guests
  • City TV Schmooze Fest in 2004, 2005, and 2006, serving over 2000 guests
  • Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto (in conjunction with Pusateri’s Fine Foods) in 2007, serving all private suites and beer tents
  • McCain’s Food 50th Anniversary Celebration in New Brunswick in 2006, serving over 500 guests
  • OPERA NATION at the Four Seasons Centre in 2007 and 2008, serving over 800 people
  • YPO International in 2007, serving 1200 guests
  • CBC’s coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, serving the entire Toronto production crew for 20 days.

In January 2007, David sold his interests in By Davids’ to a joint venture of The Rose Corporation and the Pickle Barrel Restaurants. David remained the President of the company. 

2009 - 2013

An entrepreneur at heart, David started Edward Street Market, Bistro and Catering in 2009, a full-service food store, restaurant and catering company in Aurora, Ontario.  In a very short period of time, Edward Street became highly recognized in the community and was voted Best Restaurant in York Region by Open Table and was nominated for Business of the Year by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. 

In 2011, David was approached by a long-time client and film producer to build a fully-equipped mobile kitchen to service film and television productions.  Casts and crews loved the new mobile kitchen and David immediately re-established himself has the premier film and television caterer servicing numerous large productions including:

  • Total Recall 2
  • Robocop 2
  • Copper- The Series
  • Pacific Rim
  • Disney’s How To Build A Better Boy
  • Poltergeist

Edward Street’s Catering division also quickly became very successful, establishing Edward Street as a leader in social and corporate catering within York Region and the GTA.

Drawing on his expertise and success in servicing large numbers of people, David continued to cater large and prestigious events under the Edward Street banner including:

  • Ontario Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in 2012, serving 3,500 guests
  • Ontario Summer Games Athletes lunches in 2012, serving over 9,000 meals at 17 different locations

In the March of 2013, David sold his interests in Edward Street and remained with the company until December of 2013 to manage the catering division.

2014 - Present

In January of 2014, David launched David Mintz Catering where he continues to provide his high-level of service and expertise in film location catering as well as in social and corporate catering. 

David Mintz Catering is located on the lot of Pinewood Studios in Toronto, David;s culinary team cook in a 3,000 sq foot state-of-the-art kitchen as well as operating Pinewood Café.  David Mintz Catering also owns a fully-equipped 33 ft., self-generated mobile kitchen.

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For Film & Television Inquiries:
David Mintz
Email Us: 
david@dmcatering.ca
Call Us: 647 837 3348 x1

For Social & Corporate Inquiries:
Kaspara Albertson
Email Us: 
kaspara@dmcatering.ca
Call Us: 647 837 3348 x3

Mailing Address: 225 Commissioners Street Toronto ON M4M 0A1