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Client Feedback

What our clients are saying about us.


In the pursuit of continuous improvement, Debra is a collaborative partner in planning for any TELUS event. She and her team provide new, unique and fresh menus that are respectful of the many dietary restrictions event guests may have. Together, the team always ensures our guests have a seamless and exceptional experience at our corporate events.

Kenn Hamlin
Director, Community Affairs


Dear Ms. Lykkemark:

In my capacity as Federal Coordinator of the 2016 Royal Tour, I would like to express my appreciation for the contribution of Culinary Capers Catering to the success of the Prime Minister’s reception in honour of Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on September 25th, 2016 at Telus Garden in Vancouver.

Please convey my sincere thanks to all team members for a job well done.


Marie-Genevieve Mounier
Assistant Deputy Minister
Sport, Major Events and Commemorations

Royal Tour

We loved the evening in your productive kitchen with a most talented chef at the helm. All the food was delicious and well conceived.

Many thanks to the whole team.

Joan and Sid Cross

Sid and Joan Cross

“The service you provided for our Nordstrom Vancouver New Store Opening in September 2015 was beautiful, professional and well organized. We were extremely pleased with the exemplary service you provided and how detailed you were. The staff was professional and the service was excellent. Culinary Capers made our guests feel special for all our special events.  We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way you conduct business.”


“I can’t begin to thank you all enough for all the long hours and days of planning. Changes. More planning. More changes and finally…execution! And what an event it was! The dessert table was quite simply a masterpiece…I mean WOW! Everything was so special and was really made that way by every last person on your team. Please relay my gratitude to your wonderful staff.”

The Washington Companies

“This was a very special gathering of Deputy Ministers of Tourism from all over the country. The team from Culinary Capers was exceptional, starting with the design of the menu to working with our office layout to ensure perfect food quality, exceptional service, and a warm inviting atmosphere. Our guests were thrilled with the outstanding food presentation, inspired by their province or territories’ local ingredients. It was a true coast to coast taste sensation, presented with style, warmth and total professionalism.”

Canadian Tourism Commission

“Wow! What can I say?! Truly an epic night at Vancouver’s Dîner en Blanc! A beautiful location, gorgeous sunset and delectable food/drink. We couldn’t have done this without you – each and every one of you. You truly made our ensemble shine and made the evening a magical one. Thank you for all that you did to make this happen.”

TELUS Communications

“Thank you all for sacrificing your personal lives to meet the needs of our client Shaw Communications.  Although we were pressed and put to the test each day, everyone not only met the challenges but exceeded expectations. We could not have accepted and implemented this project without each and every one of you. My 2010 Olympic memories (the good and the memorable) will sustain me for a long time. What will never leave me will be my appreciation for your outstanding contribution, friendship and support you provided on a daily basis.”

Michele MacGillivray
MacGillivray & Associates Event Management

“On behalf of the Teck Olympic team, I would like to thank you for your support in the presentation, planning and set-up of our successful First Canadian Gold event. Your team at Culinary Capers was essential to the success of the event, from the delicious selection of hors d’oeuvre and the signature cocktails to the stunning, sparkling gold truffles that capped off a tremendous night.”

Teck Resources Limited

“The success of the BC Canada Pavilion in Beijing, China was the direct result of you and the rest of your dedicated team. You helped us to realize the vision of the BC Canada Pavilion and to put British Columbia and Canada front and centre on the world stage. Again, thank you for your participation in the BC Canada Pavilion project!”

Hon. Colin Hansen, Minister Responsible for the Olympics
BC Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

“Congratulations to your team for an outstanding meal. Our business is food – quality, taste, delivery – and our delegates were in awe of the quality of the product you were able to serve despite the rather rustic conditions near the forests of Whistler. Each course was just as we had envisioned – memorable on its own, a complement to the courses before and following. The food was hot and exceptionally tasty. The presentation was stunning. We are not sure how we will ever top this year’s lunch at Lost Lake of which Culinary Capers was such an integral part. Thank you so much for contributing to the best catered event Whistler has ever seen.”

Keg Restaurants Ltd.

“From beginning to end our Grand Opening of the Rocky Mountaineer Station was truly a spectacular event. The food was excellent and the service was spectacular! All your hard work helped to ensure our Opening was a complete success!”

Rocky Mountaineer Vacations

“Without resorting to too many clichés, I wanted to underscore the absolutely perfect service and spectacular food Culinary Capers provided for our IATA Board of Governors dinner. To have heard so many compliments including several claiming that the dinner you prepared was the “best ever” is a testament to your hard work and meticulous planning.”

Air Canada

“Thank you for your generous support of the BC Cancer Foundation presents Jann Arden and Sarah McLachlan. The food and service at our event was amazing. As usual the service your staff provided was second to none helping to make our guests feel incredibly special at this very unique event. The staff at Culinary Capers worked so hard to match the food with our themes and it was a great success!”

BC Cancer Foundation

“In the wake of the Citigroup event in Whistler, I want to thank you for a job well done.  From inception to completion, it was a pleasure to work with your team on what proved to be an outstanding event that was “beyond expectation” in the words of the client. From the site inspection and tasting, your attendance and feedback on the site meetings, and ultimately your service and delivery of the cuisine, Culinary Capers exhibited professionalism and creative input throughout.”

Cantrav Destination Services

“It was a pleasure working with your incredible team at Culinary Capers; you’re definitely a fine-oiled machine! The food, presentation and service was terrific!  There was nothing that couldn’t be accomplished – it was executed beyond my expectations.”

Louis Vuitton North America

“I want to express my thanks and gratitude to you for the role you played in what was one of the most successful All-Star Hospitality events ever!  You and your team were exceptional, talented, organized, responsive, calm and creative in meeting all of our requests and requirements. And, the quality and presentation of the food was outstanding. On behalf of the NHL thank you for a great job.”

National Hockey League
New York Corporate Office

“As a long time client of Culinary Capers I wanted to thank you for your continued excellent service. I have used your company for many events at my home. From 25 for a sit down dinner to 100 for a Christmas Party, a wedding this summer for 120 and everything in between. I have never once been disappointed. Beginning from the first phone call to the friendly receptionist, to discussions with Sarah MacKenzie, the Event Planner, and the professional staff that arrive at my home to put everything together while I take my time getting ready as I have complete confidence in them. My guests have always been so impressed with the service and the fabulous food. You have set the bar very high as a catering company in Vancouver.”

Patti Gudewill

“The event was a massive success, and I have received so many positive comments from the dinner that the organizing committee are so happy. All of your staff were extremely professional, courteous to our delegates and just ran a very tightly organized schedule. Even with our presentations running late, everything served was impeccably cooked and was really delicious.”

North American Ornithological Conference

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