Savoury City Catering Company

Savoury City Catering Company

February 09, 2010 20:00 ET

Savoury City Catering Company: Small Vancouver Caterer Goes Big for Olympic Opening Reception Soiree

Local Caterer to impress veritable who's who at tonight's opening reception

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2010) - Vancouver's own Savoury City Catering Company kicks into high gear as it prepares to feed 12,000 hors d'oeuvres to 1500 organizers, politicians and Heads of State at the 2010 Olympic Games opening reception cocktail party at 5pm this evening. Tonight's event will be hosted by the City of Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

In no small feat by this single small catering company, Savoury City Catering won a bid to cater the city's Olympic Games opening night reception by bringing the outside in. Using elements from the outdoors to display a generations-long connection to the land, Savoury City won the opportunity to please palates with sumptuous, high-quality local and sustainable foods, including Fraser Valley lamb, Dungeness crab and Qualicum Bay scallops.

"There's a virtue in being small and aligning with other small, local enterprises," says Executive Chef Donna Wadsworth. "In the end it's about sustainable businesses creating thriving local communities."

Using the best ingredients B.C. has to offer, Savoury City's Curried Dungeness Crab Salad, Ceviche Bar featuring Qualicum Bay Scallops, Albacore Tuna Tartare Cones and Wild Mushroom Ragout Crostinis are among the selection of eight hors d'oeuvres being served at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. But securing 170 racks of lamb and 76 kilograms of seafood from local suppliers before submitting its bid was not an easy feat for the 12-person operation that prides itself on its own, longtime local suppliers.

Including elements from the outdoors - tree stumps, pieces of cedar and fir, along with moss, ivy, and beach stones -- to create authentic displays of B.C.'s rugged landscape with ocean, earth and urban garden themes to show a connection to the land, Savoury City is wowing revelers with visions of beautiful B.C. at its food stations. After scrambling to secure the resources that many larger companies had already gobbled up, Savoury City more than quadrupled its staff size, ran the whole team through security checks, purchased new uniforms, wrote guides for protocol and created mock-ups of the food stations.

About Savoury City Catering:

Savoury City has been serving Metro Vancouver with high-quality local and sustainable food since 2003, and maintains a commitment to local producers and suppliers.

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