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Labour Day weekend is fast approaching and you know what that means? The unofficial end to summer is almost here. But at Encore Catering, we always try to turn a negative into a positive with our inspiring food creations! 

Check out our inspiring foodie ideas for your labour day weekend! 

Easy-to-make Wraps! 

Labour day shouldn’t be about stressing out. It should be about relaxing, while making easy-to-make meals that the whole family will enjoy. That’s why we had to recommend our delicious wraps, with lettuce, egg, diced tomatoes and cheddar cheese. We also cater tuna wraps that are not only healthy, but also bursting with flavour!

Mini Burgers and Mini Hot Dogs!

Mini Burgers and Mini Hot Dogs are the cutest foods that you can showcase for your Labour Day weekend party. Add some fries and you’re miniature meal will be set!  

Breaded Shrimp

Breaded shrimp is an excellent idea for a finger food that everyone can indulge in. Simply use 1 beaten egg, 1/4 of vegetable oil and frying, 4 cups of shrimp that are peeled and 2 cups of dry bread crumbs. You can also add a spicy sauce on the side for that extra kick of flavour!

Watermelon Feta Skewers! 

Watermelon feta skewers are an excellent combination of flavours for a summer hors d’oeuvre. Make sure you set a limit with how many each guest can have though because they will be devoured before you know it! 

Which Labour Day food will you be cookin’ up this long weekend? Let us know in the comment section below! 

With the kids going back to school, it can be challenging to find lunches that are not only hearty and healthy, but easy to prepare too! So, we’ve compiled a few back to school meals that the kids will thank you for.

1. Strawberry and Cream Cheese Sandwich

Not only does this sandwich sound delicious, but it looks fantastic too! Use fresh strawberries and reduced fat cream cheese for a sandwich full of flavour! For the full recipe, check out

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2. Scrambled Egg Burritos

We found these delicious Scrambled Egg Burritos that take 10 minutes to prepare, with salsa, 4 tablespoons of chopped seeded tomatoes and 4 tablespoons of reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese. For the full recipe, check out

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3. Mac and Cheese Soup (With a Baguette and Tomato Slices)

Use a thermostat to combine macaroni that includes 3 shallots, ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese, 1 carrot cut into 1-inch pieces and 3 ¾ cups of fat-free low sodium chicken broth. For the full recipe, check out

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Which lunch idea do you find the most inspiring for back to school?        Let us know in the comment section below!

Yesterday, our Shipping and Receiving Coordinator, Leo, celebrated his birthday at Encore! A beautiful cheesecake with lemon flavoured icing was waiting for him in the kitchen as excitement filled the air.

              A delicious cheesecake with lemon flavoured icing!

Leo loves how friendly everyone has been since he first joined Encore Catering 2 years ago. 

His biggest challenge is ensuring that the correct labels are matched with every food order. Leo has always had an eye for the details and he has developed a knack for differentiating between similar food names on the labels, before they are sent out. He also quality checks our food deliveries so they are allergy free for any event we cater to. 

                Leo took a bow as we celebrated his birthday!

Want to wish Leo a Happy Birthday? Let him know in the comment section below! :-) 

Most people who listen to the radio will know Erin Davis. She’s the co-host of 98.1 CHFI alongside Mike Cooper and she’s always an exciting personality to hear.

On Saturday, August 23rd, Erin set-up a baby shower for her daughter, Lauren. It was a beautiful event, filled with interactive games and delicious food by yours truly :-) Check out some of the inspiring food creations we came up with for Lauren’s baby shower. 

Angela from 98.1 CHFI decided to have a little fun with the cake, since this little guy will be joining the family very soon! 


For the top of the cake, Angela used chocolate with a vanilla base. image

Time to serve and get those taste buds excited! 


We used French Pistachio Macaroons to match the dazzling colour theme. Don’t they look fantastic?! image

These adorable lemon meringue pies are the cutest things! image

To top it off, we just had to recommend these delicious chocolate mousses!


To read up on the full story, check out Erin’s blog here: 

Which elegant dessert is your favourite? Tweet us @Encore_Catering or Like us on Facebook at :-) 

As work hours begin to increase and preparation time begin to decrease, Mac and Cheese becomes a popular choice in the Fall. So, we wanted to share three different ways to cook your Mac and Cheese so the whole family will be smiling after a long day of work. 

1.     Mac and Cheese with Extra Cheese

Maybe your family loves a hearty bowl of traditional Mac and Cheese. It’s always a guarantee to hit the spot after a long day of work.

2.     Lobster and Mascarpone Mac and Cheese 

The Lobster and Mascarpone Mac and Cheese is a huge hit at Encore Catering. The guests at our BMW event this past June fell in love with this version. We have no doubts the kids will too!

3.     Truffle Mac and Cheese 

Finally, our Truffle Mac and Cheese was a huge hit at our NIKE event! Our Truffle Mac and Cheese uses delicious truffle oil with diced shiitake mushrooms, a dish that will soon become a staple in your kitchen.

Which Mac and Cheese dish will you be cooking up in September? Let us know in the comment section below!