who we are
Innovative cuisine, attention to detail and impeccable service ~ Nadine’s reputation has stemmed from a dedication to excellence in every area of her business. Lead by Nadine Hughes, her team’s mission is to create unforgettable events and build long term relationships with clients, partners and vendors to maintain a fundamentally sound business dedicated to growth and financial stability.
Caterer ~ Spokesperson ~ Award Winning Author
Nadine Hughes is a renaissance woman whose forte is making food fun. Nadine has years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, caterer, food and entertaining expert, cooking instructor and food writer. When she’s not experimenting with her two kids’ palettes on fish heads and kohlrabi, Nadine frequently appears as a television and radio guest discussing food and entertaining.
As a freelance food writer, Nadine’s first cookbook was awarded The Best Canadian Entertaining Cookbook at the 2009 Gourmand Cookbook Awards in Paris.
The company, located in Oakville Ontario, operates out of a 2,000 sq ft facility which includes a full commercial kitchen, sales office and tasting/meeting space. In addition to the catering division, Nadine owns and operates Dinner At Home Meals, a made from scratch frozen food meal line and Thrive Foods Cafe & Marketplace, a seasonal cafe and gourmet food and gift store.
“Thank you for all your efforts into making our corporate retreat such a success. Your attention to detail, culinary creativity and enthusiasm were so appreciated by me and our group. Please know you have a highly satisfied client in me.”
MIke Boydell – Boydell Inc
“Professional and personable are the two attributes I would use to describe Nadine. In a business that demands good communication skills in order to succeed, Nadine excels. She has been participating as a frequent guest/expert on Real Life and her segments are always well thought out, well prepared and well presented. I highly recommend Nadine for her work both in broadcast and event planning/catering. She is lovely to work with and always delivers great results.”
Sharon Caddy – Host/Producer, Real Life CTS TV
“Nadine garnered a standing ovation at our Zonta Mississauga annual fundraising support in women of need. We were inspired by her personal story of discovery. We were enlightened by Nadine’s use of social media to build her business and came away with tools and ideas for our own lives.”
Princess Alexander – President Zonta Mississauga