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First we’d like to say, CONGRATULATIONS!
You’ve reached a truly wonderful milestone in your life and there are plans to be made, memories to be shared and details to consider as you plan your special day.
The event and culinary teams at Kitchen Door will work with you closely to ensure that your wedding is all that you envisioned. A true reflection of your journey, love and personality –unique and memorable for you and your guests.
Kitchen Door travels all over Atlantic Canada for wedding catering.
If you are getting married in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island,
reach out to see how Kitchen Door can be a part of your special day.
We are thrilled that our owner/CEO Patty Howard shares some catering tips in the beautiful book, An East Coast Planner. Designed by Katelyn Bellefontaine of Elegant Productions, Lisa MacPherson and Rebecca Dimock or Elegant Paper Co., this book highlights the beauty of the East Coast and all the new and old traditions that make planning a wedding here a Maritime celebration!
The perfect event requires the perfect venue. Kitchen Door works with many local venues to ensure your event is exceptional. Check out some of our favourite venues!
A wedding is a tradition that never goes out of style and your vision is unique to you. Kitchen Door will help ensure your special day is a personal reflection of your own tastes while ensuring your guests are well looked after too!
Whether your vision includes getting married between the stacks at the Halifax Library, a fun and casual waterfront reception at St. Mary’s Boat Club, an elegant affair in Annapolis Valley at Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery or a backyard BBQ at your home, Kitchen Door’s Event Designers specialize in creating custom-designed menus by working closely with you (and your planner) to understand your ideas to create the ultimate culinary experience.
A very popular service style in our market, a buffet features long tables with a variety of menu offerings being beautifully presented. The buffet is typically set up so guests can access the food from both sides as guests serve themselves. We recommend one buffet per 100-150 guests. This is usually the most economical dinner option as it requires less staff than a plated/served service and less rentals as well. There is no advance choice required by guests and Kitchen Door prepares each menu item so that they can be enjoyed by all your guests. This is generally more casual that a plated dinner however, having the first course (soup, starter or salad) pre-set or served is also a popular choice. Full seating for all your guests is recommended for buffet service.
$60*/pp and up
This style of service is less formal and is a perfect option for couples who want a more casual reception. Stations are set-up around the event space as “mini buffets” with either chef-attended action stations or self-serve presentation stations. This style of service often features a variety of themes menus or internationally inspired cuisine. The pricing ranges dramatically for stations based on the magnitude of variations, the pricing is almost always more expensive than a buffet. This is due, in part, to the amount of variety, the volume of rentals required at each stations vs just one place-setting per person and additional service staff to clear all of the guestware.
$65*/pp and up
Seated & Plated
A sit-down plated and served menu is the most formal of all the service options and tends to be the most expensive option. To execute a served dinner well, there is a requirement for larger volumes of service and kitchen staff to ensure the service is flawless. In addition, a larger volume of rentals are generally required (versus one plate per person for a buffet, a plated course might have 3-6 plates depending on the menu). For dinner service, your guests remain seated while our servers bring beautiful plates for each course to the table. Plated dinners with a guests’ choice entrée require the couple/planner to track menu selections and provide place cards and a seating chart to the caterer. If you would like to forego the hassle of tracking, you can offer a single choice entrée (i.e. all guests are served the same entrée).
$75*/pp and up
This style of service has become increasingly popular in recent years. Perfect for later evening or shorter receptions, this format has guests mingling throughout the evening while being served tray-passed hors d’oeuvres by our servers. Depending on the length of the reception, additional stationary food or grazing stations may be included. Guests are still offered a dinner portion of food throughout the evening – it is just serviced in small bites over a longer period of time. Also it can, at times, be less expensive depending on the volume of food you are looking to serve. However, it is often more labour intensive to prepare a multitude of small bites versus one complete meal, therefore the cost can often be similar to a buffet or station style reception.
$55*/pp and up
There are a variety of service styles and menus that we can offer based on your budget
and preferences. Our Event Designers will walk you through the planning process while
incorporating your unique tastes along the way.
Whether your affair is casual or formal, elegant or rustic and based on your timeline and budget, here are the most popular service styles to consider.
Kitchen Door has a permanent liquor license which grants us a catering extension license to be used at events where we are serving food in Nova Scotia. Our talented team will create custom signature sips for your special day. Whether you are passing a pre-ceremony local Sparkling Wine or setting up a full wine pairing for your served dinner, Kitchen Door can hand-craft cocktails and ensure all your bar service needs are exceeded.
Bar Service &
Make your celebration last all weekend!
Kitchen Door often provides rehearsal dinner catering and wedding brunch the following day to many of our wedding clients. Enjoy a Nova Scotia lobster feast and showcase a traditional lobster dinner with a Kitchen Door twist to your family and friends.
The next morning, invite your guests back for a casual brunch with granola and yoghurt parfaits, delicious frittatas, house made sausage rounds and lots of freshly brewed local coffee.
The Night Before &
The Morning After
What people say!
Kitchen door was recommended through a family friend and we could not be happier that we were able to book them!! We received a blessing in disguise when we learned 5 months out from our wedding that our caterer fell through. We got in touch with one of the events managers, Brittany and we were immediately put at ease. She was prompt with returning call and emails. All potential menu options sounded phenomenal and when we inquired about tweaks the chef’s response was sent back to us so quickly! We had an onsite tasting at Kitchen Door which was some of the best food we had ever eaten. It was also a great opportunity to meet before the big day and go over details. In addition, Brittany traveled to our wedding location to scope out the kitchen, venue dishes and discuss details with the staff of the venue. I was so comforted by how professional she was. We have had non-stop compliments about the food (and KD staff) at our wedding from the first course service until now! I would recommend kitchen door catering to anyone looking to have better than most restaurant-quality food served at their wedding. Get the braised beef short ribs entree! My husband and I are already scheming how to get more.”.
Our talented team of professional staff are exceptional at what they do. Let our knowledgeable team take care of all the details so you can immerse yourself in the celebration!