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Montreal Wedding Vendor Interview: John D’Ambrosio of Bon Appetit Catering

Posted on 15 January 2018

This month we are highlighting John D’Ambrosio of “Bon Appetit” Catering who we have worked with probably for the last 6+ years at  many venue’s including: Espace Cormier, Windsor Rachel Cripps-Gervais; An English Rose; Montreal Wedding Planner; Montreal Wedding Planning; Wedding Planner Montreal; Montreal Weddings; Eastern Townships Wedding Planner; Eastern Townships Wedding Planning; Wedding Planner Eastern Townships; Eastern Townships Weddings; John D'Ambrosio; Bon Appetit Catering Montreal; Montreal Wedding Caterer; Ballrooms, The Olympic Stadium and more….. John and his team are extremely easy to work with and food – delicious!!  I have to agree, their mini lamb chops with mint sauce a must!!

What made you become a Caterer?

All through high school, college and University I worked part time for Rene Pankalla Caterer.  Probably the biggest caterer in the city during the 70’s and 80’s.  I graduated from McGill University in Physical Education and I had the opportunity of opening a restaurant and then from there I went on to manage other restaurants, but always had the idea of doing catering.  I enjoyed watching Rene Panakalla take over a household, a venue site and making the host comfortable in hosting the party.  So in 1991 we started slowly, our first year we did 16 events, our second year we did 29 events, our third year we did 52 events, and so forth.

How long have you been in business?

Since 1991

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On average how many weddings do you do each year?

We do about 80 -100 wedding per year

What is the one thing you love most about being a caterer?

I love receiving people.  So, whether its personal at my house or for a wedding, or for a gala, I try to instill in all our staff to act as if we are receiving them at our personal homes.  Being accommodating, attentive, helpful etc.

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What is your signature fare?

Our mini lamb chops, our braised beef short rib, our filet mignon

Do you specialise in certain cuisine’s?

Italian

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What are your personal favourite dishes?

Lamb chops, short rib, eggplant parmigiana

What are the biggest mistakes couples make when choosing their wedding caterer?

They choose the hype and not the reputation

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What do you think distinguishes your work from others?

We’ re humble, honest and listen to what our customers want. We try to accommodate their requests as much as possible, and at the same time we try to act as consultants in what can be done and what can’t be done.  I would rather refuse a party instead of promising something that cannot be done just to get the contract.

What advise can you give to the 2018 Brides & Grooms?

At the end of the day- remember that’s it’s a party.  A Celebration of your love, a day where you’re telling all the guests that from this day forward you are as ONE.

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What are the catering trends for 2018?

Smaller menus, more cocktails and stations at the beginning

For more information on Bon Appetit Catering………..

Don’t forget to contact John at 514 389 4345 or via info@traiteurbonappetit.com

Click HERE for their face book page and HERE for their website.

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