Boy with A Knife, was much more than just a ‘caterer’ for little Leo’s first party. Their team was lovely, professional, warm. They were full of sincere smiles, and were attentive and ‘on it’ without being stuffy. I had requested a vegetarian / vegan meal, and they went over and above to create a beautiful, DELICIOUS spread. I couldn’t stop photographing the bar, the appies, the vegan taco buffet… it was SO beautiful! I chuckled every time one of our guests asked me “ok so THIS is vegan too??!” I proudly nodded.. yes, yes it is. Thank you thank you BWAK for bringing such love to Leo’s party. Now I just need to get engaged so you can do our wedding (wink wink) xo
It is safe to say that Ryan and his team at Boy with a Knife completely exceeded our expectations for our wedding day. We were blown away by the quality and creativity of the food! All of our guests are still raving over a month later about how they have never had such fantastic food at a wedding, and beyond that, that it was one of the best dinners they've ever had. This is especially important to me as a vegetarian with carnivorous guests. I wanted to show them that vegetarian food can be beautiful and filling, and that’s exactly what BWAK did. Every course came out perfectly timed, hot, and beautifully presented. Our guests also mentioned how pleased they were about how plentiful and delicious the food was during cocktail hour. The staff was so attentive that we didn't have a single guest looking around for food, as there was always someone nearby serving their incredible canapés.
BWAK played a huge part in making our wedding day a beautiful success. We will most definitely hire them for events in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone planning an event.
A few notes on BWAK: They are talented, fresh and very professional. From my experience, they go above and beyond to make the event a success and think of beautiful finishing touches, without being prompted. I am a micro-manager, so of course I chatted through what I wanted things to look like, and they are 100% on the same page, if not one step ahead. They have an eye for design and providing that finishing touch to each dish and to overall presentation of their food. They are on trend with menu selection and will share a tasting menu with you. Their food is amazing!
Personal Event: BWAK catered my wedding and I never had to step in to remind them of the schedule – which is literally the best situation you can have. They provided insight and suggestions to improve the menu and changed items based on feedback, after a tasting – no attitude or issue. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and usually worthy of being on a magazine cover (sorry, but sometimes that is important to people).
Corporate Event: BWAK catered and managed some event aspects of a logistically challenging long table dinner for an elite group of women athletes and Editors and Chefs from NYC, at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. The event was outdoors, and the kitchen was a LONG walk from the long table that was on the top a hill – the service was perfectly timed and executed. To be honest, BWAK was the only part of the event that went off without a hitch. They were selected personally by Nike (the client) from a list of Vancouver caterers - says a lot!
Long story short, I will use them again and always recommend them to friends and clients looking for a talented catering company.