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Food is the most important part of any event. That’s why at Centurion Conference Centre, we focus on offering our clients the best in catering services. We have been catering Ottawa events of all shapes and sizes for more than 15 years, and have won numerous awards for our exceptional food. Learn more about why our Centurion Catering services stand above the rest, and why we’re widely regarded as the best caterers in the area for our innovative and inspired cuisine.

 

Over 20 Years of Experience

 

We offer an experience you can count on. With over 20 years of experience in the catering industry, we take pride in offering a delectable menu to fit your every need. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that we do everything to your satisfaction. You’ll only find the freshest ingredients, made from scratch and delivered on time. Plus, we only offer generous portions with outstanding presentations that will wow your guests.

 

Award Winning Team

 

We are proud to have won numerous awards for our first-class catering and event services, and our team and services are rated among the best in the city! In fact, many of our customers are repeat clients, and much of our business comes from glowing referrals.

 

Menus For Every Occasion

 

Whether you’re planning an office party, company picnic, black-tie social, birthday party or wedding, we have the perfect menu for your theme and budget. Our menu features classic favourites as well as imaginative cuisine founded by our legendary executive chef. Select from our premium selection of flexible packages, a-la-carte options, or our Dine Well fine dining menu to make any occasion one to remember. If you would like something on the list, let us know, and we’ll try our best to accommodate your requests.

 

Both In-House and Offsite Options

 

You don’t have to worry about arranging the food for your event – our professional event coordinator will help you with all your catering needs. Whether you need just appetizers, sandwiches, prime rib dinner, or a full-plated course meal, our catering services can deliver. You can also rely on Centurion Conference Centre for delivering offsite through our Customer Express catering division. Our offsite catering services provide the same unsurpassed attention to detail as our in-house catering service.

 

A Perfect Location

 

We also have the perfect location for your event. Our full-service Conference Centre offers over 14,000 square feet of stunning ballroom and meeting room space to accommodate groups as large as 800. You’ll also love our convenient location that’s right in Kanata — only minutes away from the major highways and the Ottawa airport.

 

For years, leading Ottawa businesses and event planners have trusted Centurion Conference Centre to plan and present their premier events to deliver an impression of quality and sophistication. To learn more about how our catering services contact us directly to speak with our in-house coordinator.

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A Sneak Peak at Our DineWell Fine Dining Menu

At Centurion Conference & Event Center, we offer a fresh, high-quality menu, excellent service, and customized event planning to suit your needs. When you need something a little more high-end, or a menu that’s sure to impress, take a sneak peek at our DineWell fine dining menu to accommodate your next upcoming event.

Breakfast Events

We offer a number of premium food options for your breakfast events — from continental options to lavish hot buffet spreads. Wow your guests with a menu like the “Hearty Heartland” that features mouth-watering hot breakfast buffet items like scrambled eggs with cheese and chives, thick slices of bacon, farmer’s sausage, and potatoes O’Brien. We also offer yogurt parfaits, freshly baked pastries, a delectable fruit tray along with an assortment of coffee, tea, water, and juices.

Breaks and Short Events

When it comes to short meetings or a break-out snack, we have you covered! For something that will leave a lasting impression, try our bite-sized sandwich mini wraps that come in 60 half wraps with fresh meats and grilled vegetables. Need a sweet treat? Enjoy the “Social,” our finest coffee cake, fruit scones, chocolate drizzled fruit kebabs, and chocolate covered almonds.

Buffet Options

Centurion also offers delicious cold and hot lunch buffet options for your guests. Choose from an array of flavourful soups and salads like cream of wild mushroom, butternut squash, Boston bibb salad, and spinach and arugula. Then dive into fine platters like the “Artisan Sandwich” platter peppered with savoury stacks of Italian meats, smoked salmon, and smashed chickpea salad served on artisan bread. Alternatively, our “Viva Italia” hot buffet features appetizing penne pasta with artichoke and black olives, steamed vegetables, succulent boneless chicken in tomato sauce, tasty garlic bread and soft rolls, served along with fresh salads and fruit, heavenly Italian pastries, coffee, and tea.

Plated 3 Course Lunch

Turn the elegance up a notch with a full course meal served on our finest china. Choose from seven starters, three mains, and four desserts. Give your guests something to remember with menus like tender-roast striploin medallions accompanied with delicious mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and hot au-jus. Then, close out your event with our delectable tiramisu crème Brule or chocolate royal.

Reception Menus

Looking for a cocktail or reception menu that’s guaranteed to impress? Try our exclusive “Great Canadian Celebration” that features our one-of-a-kind PEI smashed potato, and Alberta Beef Tenderloin Bar, West Coast Pad Thai Station with shrimp, chicken, or tofu tossed rice noodles, Little Italy Pasta Station with all the finest pasta and garnishes, along with the classic Smoked Meat Carvery Station. To finish it off, our Sweet Treat Station will delight with French and Italian pastries, and chocolate dipped fruit skewers and strawberries.

3-Course Plated Dinners

Centurion offers an impressive 3-course dinner package that is crafted to please the most discernable palates. Your guests will be amazed at the selection of rich starters, such as our wild mushroom bisque topped with puff pastry and cheese. Then they’ll be wowed by our delectable main courses like the Stuffed Supreme Chicken made with the finest Ontario grain fed chicken, flavourful Salmon Provencal, delicious AAA Alberta Beef Fillet, or the Grilled Vegetable Tower. We’ll even finish it off with a selection of desserts you won’t find in restaurants.

When you’re ready to make an impression, consider our DineWell fine dining menu for your next event, meeting, or reception.

Our Favourite Wedding Catering Themes

The menu always tops the list when it comes to the most important components of your wedding day. And remember, it’s your special day, so think about the type of catering theme that represents you and your partner best. To help get you inspired, here are a few of our favourite wedding catering themes for you to consider for the big day.

Dressed Up Comfort

Everyone loves classic, hearty comfort food. But, of course, the wedding day is all about the presentation as well as the taste. So start to think of your favourite comfort classics that you can ‘button up.’ You can dress up mini tacos, or serve up classic fish and chips in fancy rolled up newspaper cones, or even serve up mini shot glasses of beer alongside your favourite sliders and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Whatever your comfort favourites are, go mini and get creative to incorporate them into your big day easily.

Brunch

Many couples are now opting for daytime weddings as oppose to evening times since it’s easier on the budget, which is why brunch style menus have become increasingly popular. And who doesn’t love a good breakfast and brunch spread? With this wedding catering theme, you can really get creative by serving mimosas, caesars, a pancake bar, an omelette station, pastries, and any of your classic breakfast favourites.

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Food That Takes You Anywhere In the World (Delivered Right To Your Plate)

Looking to explore some new and exotic flavours? Why not take a tour of some of the best destinations that are renowned for their culinary wonders through our five-star menus designed by our Executive Chef. Whether you need a breakfast buffet for your corporate meeting or a lavish three-course meal for your wedding, our menus offer delectable food that takes you anywhere in the world, delivered right to your plate. Check out a few of our favourite diverse options that will deliver a quality culinary experience for any occasion.

Indian

If you love the vibrant flavours of India, our fragrant and spicy Indian dishes are made hot and fresh and are guaranteed to impress. Enjoy our chef’s traditional vegetarian samosas served with tamarind sauce, followed by our delicious curried lentil soup and cucumber chickpea yogurt salad. For the main, enjoy tender, creamy butter chicken, freshly baked naan, lentil and spinach ragout, and cinnamon and cardamom-scented basmati rice.

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5 Events That are Better When Catered

It doesn’t matter what the occasion is – wedding, family reunion, corporate gala, workshop, 90th birthday celebration – when you’re playing host, you want every aspect of the occasion to be memorable for the right reasons. And, having an event catered means that you can cut back on the stress and instead sit back, relax, and allow us to take care of everything for you. So when you’re gearing up for an upcoming occasion, here is just a sample of events that are always better when catered.

Corporate Events

When planning a corporate gathering or client event, there are a lot of moving parts that you need to think about to ensure the event goes smoothly. You need to find a flexible space that can accommodate all your requirements along with incredible food and beverage options to appease your clients. Also, having equipment on site and ready to go is a huge bonus, such as audio/visual equipment, a large screen projectors, microphones, decorations, and much more.

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