Gwen and Becki are a Mother-Daughter duo that have been working together for nearly 30 years.
Their careers in cooking started when they both worked for a catering company. Eventually, the woman who owned that company decided to close her doors, but pushed Gwen to start her own catering company.
Now it’s 1995, and Gwen just opened up The Caring Caterer with Becki starting to help at the ripe old age of 12.
The Caring Caterer was built on the same ideals that Personalized Catering is built on today. Simple, good food and good people to serve it.
Run totally by family and close friends The Caring Caterer became a success that had everyone in the town raving about their farm style food.
In 2010, Gwen started to raise 2 of her grandchildren, and Becki even started a family of her own. Life was just too hectic between running a business and raising two small children there just wasn’t enough time to give people the quality service they were used to, so The Caring Caterer closed its doors.
We Couldn’t Just Stop.
It’s now 2016 and for the last 6 years the requests for us to reopen have not stopped. So we finally decided to open up again.
In 2017 it finally happened. With a lot of hard work from Gwen and Becki’s husbands, we built our commercial kitchen.
On April 25th, 2017 we had our 1st Health Board inspection and we passed with flying colours. Still to this day we had zero infractions with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit!
We were very excited to begin offering our wonderful service to our local community again. We take great pride in using old family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.
We then launched Personalized Catering into the business it is today. From day one, we have used quality Canadian ingredients to create farm-fresh meals, sourcing all of our ingredients from Ontario companies and our local neighbourhood farmers. We only cook Canada’s best AAA beef and chicken.
Very quickly we had to expand and double our commercial kitchen space so we could do more food prep and storage. In the recent months we’ve expanded from simply catering events to also providing premade meals that can be delivered right to your door!