About - Hearty Catering

About

About Hearty Catering
Our approach...

Hearty Catering has been "green" from our beginnings; our use of locally grown and organic food is a major component in creating our delicious cuisine.

We are proud to feature the wholesome bounty of local farmers and producers in all our menus. By doing so, we have proven that delicious flavours and good nutrition result from a commitment to supporting local producers and a sustainable food chain.

We choose local, organic, seasonal produce whenever possible. We adhere to a code of preparing only naturally and sustainably-raised meats and sourced seafoods. We select our ingredients from local farms and suppliers who emphasize organic and sustainable offerings.

Our business practices have been affirmed by our certifications by the Coalition for Canadian Farm Animals, Local Food Plus, and Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Food Service (Level II) and the Ontario Culinary Tourist Association's Feast ON program.

Our commitment is to offer nourishing, delicious cuisine that contributes to sustainable food systems and healthy communities.
Our Chef
Our Chef

After spending a decade cooking and entertaining for family and friends, founder and Hearty Catering owner Evelyne Gharibian decided to bring the fusion cuisine she loved to a broader audience and started Hearty Catering.

Hearty Catering started as a vegetarian catering operation, and has since grown to specialize in extraordinary meals that feature organic, local ingredients, including free-range and sustainable meat and seafood choices.
Our international team contributes their knowledge and experiences to Hearty Catering’s offerings – and to the superb service we provide all our customers.

We are proud to meet all dietary needs, and regularly offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free dishes on our catering menus and at the Hearty Café.

Evelyne expresses the passion she has for creative, delicious yet wholesome foods through each event she caters. She and her dedicated staff will bring healthy and tasty meals to you and your guests, be it for a conference, lunch meeting, school event, wedding or party.
Our chefs prepare all our cuisine from scratch, making all components of our meals from start to finish.

Eating should be an enjoyable and satisfying experience

Food should nourish the body with fresh, wholesome and healthful ingredients

Hearty Catering is committed to providing organic and local cuisine that will both excite the palette and support a more sustainable food chain

Philosophy
At Hearty Catering, we respect our environment; how it nourishes our lives and what measures we must take for its protection

Our commitment is to offer nourishing, delicious cuisine that contributes to sustainable food systems and healthy communities. We honour this commitment to protect the environment through each phase of our food production and business practices

Clients & Service
Our clients reflect the diversity of the city that we live in. We work with school boards, schools and universities, nonprofits, socially-conscious businesses and individuals and families. Join our community of friends and clients and get in touch today.

Certifications & Memberships
We choose local, organic, seasonal and sustainable produce wherever possible. We adhere to a code of preparing only naturally and sustainably raised meats and seafoods. We select our ingredients from local farms and suppliers who emphasize organic and sustainable offerings. Our business practices have been affirmed by our certifications by the Coalition for Canadian Farm Animals, Feast ON, Local Food Plus and Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Food Service (Level II).

Supplier Spotlight
Ontario Natural Food Co-op
ONFC’s mission is to foster a sustainable food system. They do this by bringing to market products that are grown organically, locally, fairly traded and without the use of GMO’s. Products are sourced from companies who practice sustainability and who pay attention to the triple bottom line; economic, social and environmental.
http://www.onfc.ca/

Whole World Teas
Diane and her partner travel to India each year to source organic, fair-trade and biodynamic teas. http://preciousplanet.net

Sosnicki’s Organics
The Sosnicki family farm, located in Norfolk country, adheres to farming practices that contribute to the well-being and happiness of the soil, air, water, plant life, animals and people. We look forward to seeing them every Saturday at the Brickworks farmers market. Check out their amazing kale and homemade sauerkraut www.sosnickiorganics.com

Careers
Please drop us a line to provide a brief note about yourself, your interest in our company and a current resume. We appreciate all submissions, but only those candidates who have been selected following a telephone interview will be contacted and invited to a formal interview. We thank all applicants for their interest.

Pricing
Some notes on Hearty Catering’s pricing:

Due to fluctuations in produce availability and prices, some ingredients may be subject to substitution and/or cost increase.

All prices are subject to applicable taxes.

We use fair trade, organic and local ingredients. All of our food is prepared fresh and by hand. We do this is an effort to contribute to sustainable food systems and the health of our communities. Our prices reflect this commitment to freshness, in-house preparation and fair compensation to local farmers and producers.

Delivery
Hearty Catering is pleased to bring our cuisine to your doorstep. Delivery charge of $30 applies to all orders in GTA and includes next business day pick-up of service item.

Please inquire for deliveries outside of the GTA.

Payments & Deposits

Payment Policy
For orders under $1000, payment is due upon completion of catering service.
Payment may be made by American Express, MasterCard, Visa credit cards, personal or business cheques, E-transfer or cash. Please indicate preferred method of payment upon confirmation of booking.

If you are submitting your invoice to a corporate finance or accounts payable division, please do so upon completion of your catering service.

Deposit Policy
For orders over $1000.00, a 50% deposit is due upon finalizing booking for catering.

Balance is due upon completion of catering service.

Confirmation Policy
In order to ensure the correct execution of your catering order, we request a minimum notice for changes to the number of participants or menu for catering orders of the following size

$500 or less – Hearty Catering requires notice of changes to the number of participants or menu a minimum of 3 business days from the event date.

$500 - $1500- Hearty Catering requires notice of changes to the number of participants or menu a minimumof 4 business days from the event date.

$500 - $1500- Hearty Catering requires notice of changes to the number of participants or menu a minimumof 4 business days from the event date.

$1500 - $4000 - Hearty Catering requires notice of changes to the number of participants or menu a minimum of 5 business days from the event date.

$4000 and up -- Hearty Catering requires notice of changes to the number of participants or menu a minimum of 15 business days from the event date.

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy

We recognize plans can change in an instant and try to be flexible in our cancellation policy. However, once we accept a catering booking we do not accept other orders so that we may meet our obligations to you. Our policy therefore strives to recognize your needs while protecting costs we may have already incurred. For orders of $1000 or less, we require 36 hours notice for cancellation. A 50% charge may be applied to late cancellations.

For orders between $1000 - $4000, we request 10 business days notice for cancellation. A 50% charge may be applied to late cancellations.

For orders valued over $4000, we require 4 weeks notice for cancellation.’’A 50% fee” may be applied to late cancellations.

IF AN EVENT IS CANCELLED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE DELIVERY TIME, A 100% CHARGE MAY APPLY.

Glossary of Food Terms
Dietary Terms

Vegan
A plant-based diet comprised of vegetables, grains, legumes and fruit. Vegan foods do not include any animal-derived products.

Vegetarian
A plant-based diet comprised of vegetables, grains, legumes that may include eggs, milk and cheese.
Vegetarian foods exclude the use of any animal protein.

Gluten-Free
Gluten-free foods include many diverse whole grains that exclude the protein gluten, found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Gluten-free grains include brown rice flour, chickpea flour, gluten-free oats, amaranth, buckwheat, teff and millet produced in certified gluten-free facilities.

Dairy-Free
Our dairy-free products do not contain any milk proteins including milk, cream, butter, yogurt, sour cream and/or cheese.

Production Terms

Organic
Organic food is produced using agricultural methods that respect the natural environment. Organic food production enhances the health and vitality of the soil, preserves biodiversity, promotes animal welfare and preserves the ecological integrity of our environment. No synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or genetically modified organisms are permitted. Organic ingredients are certified by internationally recognized bodies.

Sustainable
Sustainable food is healthful and nourishing for consumers and does not negatively affect the environment. Sustainable food respects consumers’ health, workers’ rights, animal welfare and farmers’ livelihoods. Sustainable food keeps the environment healthy and food production viable over the long term.

Local
Local food refers to produce, meat and other foods that have been grown within 100 miles of the consumer.
Local food doesn’t just refer to distance, it also encompasses responsible, sustainable farming practices

Fair Trade
Fair trade foods are produced in equitable, respectful partnerships with growers and suppliers. Fair trade partnerships contribute to sustainable development and protect the rights and livelihoods of producers and workers.

Whole Foods
Whole foods are foods that include unpolished grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, whole-fat dairy and clean meats.
Whole foods do not include ingredients which have been processed or refined.

Free-Range
Animals, including chickens, that have access to open floor space, perches and outdoor space. Eggs used at Hearty Catering in the Canadian spring, summer and fall are free-range.

Free-Run
Chickens can roam freely in open concept barns. Eggs used at Hearty Catering in the Canadian winter are free-run.

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