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It’s National Hamburger Day and we want to know what your “Perfect Burger” looks like! 

Maybe your perfect burger has every topping on it such as onions, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, pickles, relish, ketchup and mustard. Or maybe your perfect burger is plain and simple, with just a few simple toppings such as ketchup and mustard. 

At Encore Catering, we love catering the finest burgers that are not only grilled to perfection, but with elegance and freshness.  

Do you need a BBQ inspired meal catered for your next event? Let us know in the comment section below! In the meantime, we’re going to treat our taste-buds to some delicious burgers in the kitchen! ;) 


This week, Encore Catering wanted to explore three rhubarb themed catering dishes that will excite the guests at your next party! Rhubarb is a perfect companion to not only desserts, but to appetizers and entrees as well! Check out these delicious rhubarb themed dishes and let us know what you think!


1.    Rhubarb Bruschetta

With fresh rhubarb diced and mixed with onions and thyme, Rhubarb Bruschetta will make you feel healthy and refreshed before the main rhubarb entrée!


2.   Seared Duck Breast with Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

Best used as sauce for your main entrée, we recommend a Seared Duck Breast with Ginger Rhubarb Sauce for an unforgettable dish.


3.     Rhubarb Cupcakes

Rhubarb cupcakes are an excellent choice, whether you want to include whipped cream on the top of the rhubarb or rhubarb sauce inside the cupcake. For more dessert choices, check out our delicious Rhubarb dessert post:  

Have you ever had a cocktail only to realize that the taste isn’t what you thought it would be? Today, we wanted to share some tips on the art of stirring and shaking your cocktail so you’ll look like an expert at your catering party! 


1. Stir your cocktail in a vase shaped cup so the drink will have movement. Make sure you use a long spoon for stirring.

2. Add the necessary ingredients and don’t forget to add fresh ice!



1. Shake the drink with a standard metal shaker, using one hand to hold the top and another hand to hold the bottom. 

2. Continue shaking for 20 seconds and hold the top using one finger.

3. Last but not least…indulge!  


How do you stir and shake your cocktail at your catering event? 


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It’s National Hot Dog Day! Hot Dog hotspots in Toronto such as Fancy Franks are providing their guests with 1 free 100% all beef Hot Dog between 12 pm - 7 pm today. Make sure you check it out! 

What we really love about National Hot Dog Day is the summer atmosphere, full of sizzling BBQs at restaurants, patios and of course, catering events.

Here’s a throwback to one of our delicious BBQ menus to make your mouth water on this juicy day. Enjoy! 


This selfie toast is looking mighty delicious this morning! Who knew we could stare at ourselves while eating? ;) 

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