From the planning stage to the reception itself, Boy With A Knife went above and beyond for us. Given that our reception was in Vancouver and our organization is in Ottawa, they took it upon themselves to do a site visit for us to ensure that the space of the reception would fit our needs and that they had the adequate equipment on-hand during the event. The staff was very friendly, professional and well organized during the set-up of the event, which is key to hosting a seamless event.
The presentation was absolutely beautiful, and the food was delicious. I have worked with many different catering companies in the past and BWAK surpassed all expectations. I would highly recommend Boy With A Knife to everyone.
Boy With a Knife catered our wedding at the UBC Boathouse in May 2019. We were absolutely blown away by every aspect of our experience with them and they were a huge part of making our day completely perfect.
To start with, Chef Brandon created a menu from scratch, incorporating local ingredients and a west coast theme, because we wanted to showcase our home for friends and family from afar. We loved the menu and the incredible details in every dish, from our tasting and menu concept all the way to our guests being served, every little detail was thought of. The team was so helpful with organizing food and drinks from every angle, and they were just so responsive, accommodating emails, phone calls and text messages at times that worked for us. On the day of the wedding, they were friendly, professional, and so smooth. A month later guests are still talking about how delicious, fresh and HOT their food was that day. People have been asking left and right for our caterer’s details. Food was a huge concern for us- we really wanted great food and great music to centre our celebration around and I think BWAK delivered 100%. I can’t say enough good things about BWAK and will absolutely use them for any and all future events. You would be crazy not to hire these guys!
Alyssa + Jan
Wedding, Spring 2019
“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”
J. Harris Design Co
“Boy With A Knife Catering has exceeded our expectations in terms of the quality of the food, the presentation and the level of service. We have partnered with them now for a wide variety of events, from smaller business meetings held in-office, to our multi-day Product Launch hosting over 240 international delegates at multiple venues. Regardless of the scale, they deliver every time. The food is absolutely delicious and Sean and Ryan were so much fun to work with.”
Herschel Supply Co
“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. “
Jennie + Jon
Wedding, Summer 2017
“I could not be happier with the fine gentlemen at Boy with a Knife. Their food is mouthwatering good with an emphasis on fresh locally sourced ingredients. Working with them is a great experience. They are welcoming to ideas and will work with you on creating just the right experience for your guests. I have used them for small groups and large groups and everything in between. Food is reliable and well received every time. Go ahead give them a try you won’t be disappointed.”
Bowen Island Lodge
“My new husband and I got married at the Dr. Sun Yet Sen Chinese Gardens in China Town in 2014. Brandon and Sean went beyond the call of duty to execute our special day. They started planning the menu months in advance, including venue visit, menu tastings, event rentals and they 100% collaborated with us to make the perfect menu. They helped out in all areas and provided beautiful finishing touches that brought the day together perfectly. Not only was the food incredibly delicious, but the staff at Boy with a Knife were so much fun and professional. Thank you, Brandon and Sean, for doing such a wonderful job. The event went off without a hitch!”
Brent + Clay
Wedding, Summer 2014
“Brandon and the Boy With a Knife team are absolutely fantastic to work with! For my Photoshop Bootcamp it is really important to serve lunches that not only satisfy the tastebuds of a very discerning crowd with various dietary needs, but also look beautiful for photo ops. (We creatives love a good #foodie post!) My past students still rave about their #PsBootcamp meals, and I have never seen so many fashion gals load up with second helpings. Boy With A Knife is without a doubt my go-to caterer. I’ve worked with Brandon in the past for magazine photoshoots, and he never disappoints in taste, appearance, or creativity.”
Digital Darlings Creative
“On August 29th, 2015 I married the love of my life at the beautiful Dr Sun Yat Sen Garden. August 29th, 2015 was also recorded in Vancouver history as the worst weather storm to hit the Lower Mainland in the past decade but we didn’t notice a single rain drop or gust of wind because BWAK was beyond prepared for everything that Mother Nature threw our way. In five simple words, it was the perfect day!
In the months leading up to our extra special day, BWAK met with us at our convenience to go through every little detail and made sure to make our wedding weather proof too.
They thought outside the box and helped us create a truly unique and delicious menu that blended our favorite childhood foods and culture with contemporary dishes that met our taste. Our guests shared that it was the best food they had ever experienced at a wedding and we can’t help but agree. We can’t wait to call BWAK when we have our one year wedding anniversary and for every other celebrated life event!”
Since our big day two wedding guests have called on BWAK for events for EA Sports and a fundraiser for the Liberal Party attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Lilian + Justin
Wedding, Summer 2015
“The BWAK team is 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.”