Christine Catering Co Inc
By Tracey Rayson

From French Home Cook to Port Moody Caterer

Her culinary talents began long before Christine Irvine opened her namesake business, Christine Catering Company, in Port Moody. Born in Alsace, France, Christine got a taste of what it was like to cook for a lot of people early in life, preparing meals for her parents and seven siblings.

Growing up in a large family, Christine learned how to cook from her mother; her recipes were always from scratch and with natural ingredients. She was taught the importance of economically mastering the traditional staples — everything from bread, pâté and sausages to chocolate cake. (Merguez sausages remain one of her go-to favourites).

A Red Seal chef, Christine cut her teeth at such beloved Vancouver eateries like The Cannery, Joe Fortes, Bridges and CinCin before changing into a chef's jacket with her own logo. "People started asking me to do parties for them and it just grew from there," says Christine. "I started out renting commercial kitchens and opened Christine Catering Company in 2003.

No matter what the size of your catered event, we pride ourselves on our ability to successfully attend to every last detail, while providing exceptional client service. - Christine Irvine, owner
Hors d' oeuvres, personalized menus, seasonal menus, desserts and cakes, Bags 2 Go, corporate menus, wedding menus, catering rentals
Christine Catering Company prepares eye-catching hors d'oeuvres with creative flair and artistry and flavour profiles that are uniquely layered, leaving a lasting taste impression.

Customized Menus, Memorable Meals

There's no disputing the eclectic menu items — a marriage of old and new offerings infused with Christine's belief that good food comes from the heart and soul. "I have an appreciation for the common and daring the uncommon," reveals Christine. "We provide traditional dishes as well as new innovative food creations."

Christine Catering Company's artfully presented dishes are just one component of her strong conviction for uncompromising detail. Her design philosophy unites highly functional design settings and sophisticated styling with simple quality local foods. The company's tagline reinforces this principle: "Elegance doesn't mean being noticed. It means being remembered."

"We offer what the client wants," says Christine. "We don't have numbered menus — we personalize everything; no two menus are the same."

Christine creates options for all occasions including hors d' oeuvres, desserts and cakes and pre-planned menus that cover everything from the beginning of the meal to the end. Not limited to specific occasions, Christine Catering Company tailors menus from corporate meetings to weddings to small and intimate gatherings and full-scale events.

Convenient Bags 2 Go include disposable utensils and are attractively packaged for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Favourites include curried chicken or grilled vegetable wrap with Thai noodle salad and the oven-roasted turkey fresh baguette with cranberry chutney and Edam cheese.

Everything is fresh and sourced locally whenever possible. "High-quality products and sourcing local is very important to us," says Christine. "We support local producers and are health-conscious with our recipes; we don't use heavy creams and butters."

Hors d' oeuvres, personalized menus, seasonal menus, desserts and cakes, Bags 2 Go, corporate menus, wedding menus, catering rentals
Choose fresh baguette sandwiches filled with a variety of ingredients from the oven-roasted turkey with cranberry chutney to personalized options tailored to suit your individual tastes.

Full-Service Catering and Rentals

Christine's team of three chefs has 35 years combined experience in the food and catering industry. "When you choose Christine Catering Company you are choosing more than just a caterer," admits Christine. "We're a team of professionals who are deeply committed to your happiness."

The all-inclusive rental service provides delivery and pick-up for all your needs. Rental items include: tables and chairs, linen, flatware, coffee and tea service, cooking equipment, bar equipment, chinaware and glassware.

Hors d' oeuvres, personalized menus, seasonal menus, desserts and cakes, Bags 2 Go, corporate menus, wedding menus, catering rentals
Easy to spot among other businesses, Christine Cantering Company has a strong visual presence on Spring Street in Port Moody.
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