Testimonials

Kind Words

FROM JUST A FEW OF OUR LOYAL CLIENTS

On May 29th of this year my wife and I decided to have her mothers “celebration of life” party at Louis’ Bistro on Harbourside Drive in North Vancouver. The choice couldn’t have worked out better! The venue was perfect for our gathering of about 60, with awesome inside and outside areas, and the food = amazing, the staff were there but not and super friendly and efficient. Marnie and Gabriel looked after every request and detail with a smile.

Lance Bethell

We dealt with Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering for a suprise birthday party for my mother. From the start of the planning process I found Ariana to be helpful, responsive and easy to work with. The event was held in their Bistro space and the outcomes were fantastic. The food was incredible and the set up beautiful. The wait staff were courteous and dietary accommodations were made for any with special requests. It was a wonderful event and I can’t say enough great things about our dealing with Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering! Thank you to all who were involved for their hard work

Lisa Lacheur

The bistro specials that happen weekly are good enough to bring me in regularly, the staff are great in the bistro and the patio is a great place to relax while having lunch. My first experience was with the catering team which truly was amazing. They are attentive to the needs of their clients even under tight time restraints. The food and quality of service has kept me using their services.

Burke Wilson

I recently hosted a Graduation Party for my daughter at the Bistro at Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering. All evening the guests were coming up to me exclaiming on how wonderful the food was and asking how had I discovered them. I would have no hesitation in using Louis Gervais Fine Foods for any of my catering needs and would like to thank Jennifer for helping me to organize this special event.

Kym Hoffman
We had Louis Gervais Catering cater a cocktail party at our home. The food was lovely, many of our guests commented on it. The staff who came, a chef, bartender and server, were wonderful. I would definitely use them again, for any occasion.

 

Sally Zaplatynsky

As an Event Planner I know the impact catering can make on an event and I rely on excellent caterers to help me ensure that my clients and their guests have an amazing experience! It’s for this reason that I LOVE working with the Louis Gervais Fine Foods + Catering team. Not only is the food always awesome but the service is top notch as well -from the start of the planning process all the way through the event itself. Chef Louis, his Coordinators Ariana + Jennifer, and the whole team put so much passion and hard work into what they do and it shows every time!

Margot Watt

We have used Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering for a number of corporate events and we have always been more than pleased with their excellent service and high quality, fresh, delicious food. At our most recent event our staff raved about how good the food was, particularly the mushroom ravioli. Ariana was a pleasure to work with, highly professional, phone calls confirming everything was taken care of and genuinely cares about the customer. I highly recommend Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering, you will not be disappointed!

Joanne Blessin

Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering provided their catering service for our private birthday party event. This was my first time dealing with them but definitely not my last. They sent four people to assist: a Chef, bartender, lead server, and server. The staff were focused and on the ball in every aspect. They listened to all instructions and came through 100% on everything. All catering staff were polite, respectful, kept their head down to get the job done professionally. Looking forward to the next event with Louis Gervais!

Ali Assadkhan

Having sought quotes from 3 companies, I selected Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering to provide their catering service for my surprise birthday party for my wife at our home with 45 guests. This was my first time dealing with Louis Gervais and it was a pretty challenging situation (including needing a fair amount of logistical advice to pull it off without a hitch and in a relatively small party area). From the moment I spoke with Ariana, it was evident that she wanted to deliver on my vision for the party. Everything was perfect. The food, the quality of her staff, the enthusiasm they had the night of the party, and the setup left nothing for me to worry about. If you want a perfect party, call Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering. You won’t be disappointed.

Michael Woods

It was a blast !!!  Everybody really enjoyed the cooking class last night, we learned a few tricks and lots of laughs with wine in hand.

This concept of interacting in a fun way as a group while having the pleasure of cooking and eating is fabulous. A big thank you to your cheerful team, and especially Louis with his fun approach to things. I so much appreciate a positive approach just like I do at my business here, and with Louis one can feel his passion for cooking and life, and I love that.

The evening was such a great success, thank you so much. My staff can’t stop talking about it 🙂

Sigrid Lightfoot

Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering provided their catering service for our private birthday party event. This was my first time dealing with them but definitely not my last. They sent four people to assist: a Chef, bartender, lead server, and server. The staff were focused and on the ball in every aspect. They listened to all instructions and came through 100% on everything. All staff were polite, respectful, kept their head down to get the job done professionally. Looking forward to the next event with Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering!

Brad Wise
We had a last minute Corporate Christmas function for 85 people in our home. Jennifer Greenman was our first contact. She handled our account start to finish & not a detail was missed. She was a pleasure to deal with. The first menu sent hit every mark, the rentals were perfect, the staff gracious & Chef Louis’ food Fantastic. To make it even better if that’s possible it looked like the party hadn’t even happened the next day….super cleanup!! A huge thank you to all involved!!
Kimberly Cole

As a wedding photographer I have been to many venues and this was a great on. I can truly say the food and services amazed me even on a New Year eve. Hats off to the team and management, for sure I will take my family and friends to Louis Gervais Fine Foods – a great fine dinning experience.

Wayne Lam

Louis Gervais catered our wedding, in Richmond, on Aug 23, 2015 and I can honestly say that my experience with them throughout the initial contact, the planning phase and the execution on the day of our wedding, was ‘exceptional’.  The Event Planner was absolutely great to deal with.  She was thorough, accommodating, professional and an overall joy to work with.  How many companies call you 2 days before your event to confirm the time that they will arrive at the venue and then follow up with an email that lists all of their contact information (names & cell numbers) so should you need to contact them you know they are there for you.

The food was ‘divine’ and our guests are still talking abut it. A few of the comments are: “The food was fabulous; who are these caterers?”; “OMG the food …. where did you find them?”and “your Caterers were amazing”.

We also can’t say enough good things about our Chef and Servers, they were delightful:
The Chef, was experienced, comfortable and very competent, even for being in a strange, but well designed, kitchen. The wedding venue was outside by the pool of a friend’s private home and at the end of the evening the Chef even washed their Kitchen floor before leaving; simply amazing!

The Servers were on top of their game, efficiently handling and serving the Champagne for the Toasts and the Canapé Food Service that followed.  Both Servers interacted with our guests with such good humour while maintaining a level of professionalism.  They made all of our guests feel comfortable and ‘everyone’ loved them.

This is, bar none, one of the best companies I have ever dealt with and I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Great job & Kudos to your staff!

Linda Wiggins

Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering saved the day for my sister’s surprise wedding. With only 10 days notice, Louis and his team provided us with an amazing menu that catered to the couple’s food and budget requests. They assisted with rentals, delivery and pick up and truly went beyond our expectations to make my sister’s day so special. Not only was the food incredibly delicious, the service was efficient and generous which helped make the day effortless and simply perfect. Our family is certainly gracious for our experience and I would highly recommend this wonderful catering team!

Cara McLeod

Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering catered our Summer Party at our home on July 26, 2015. Its representative visited with us prior to the event to review the venue.  The representatives of Gervais Fine Foods did an excellent job on the day of the event.  They took over the kitchen and organized the rooms for convenient distribution of food and beverages..  The guests repeatedly commented on the high quality of the food.  The Gervais representatives were extremely pleasant and efficient.  We highly recommend Gervais Fine Foods for any catering event.

Christopher Hebb

I recently used Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering to cater my husband’s surprise birthday party! Everything was perfect – the food was delicious and the servers were top-rate! In addition to wonderful food, Louis Gervais took care of rentals, set up, clean up and a cash bar. They ensured the evening was enjoyed by all and I would definitely use them again.

Susan Toews

We had Louis Gervais cater our wedding and we are so happy we went with them. From our tasting to the actual wedding day dinner everything was so great. Our guests are talking about how great the food was and how they loved everything from the appys to the plated meal. Elisa was so easy to talk to, everything seemed to go so smooth thru the whole process. They knew that my husband was really looking forward to the little grilled cheese bites with tomato soup shot so they even packed some away in the limo when we went to do photos and left some up at the head table when we got back. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needed an event catered and will using them again myself. We also used Louis Gervais for our engagement party and everything was perfect and stress free and the food again was amazing.

Nikki Vaux

Louis Gervais recently catered our wedding and they blew it OUT OF THE PARK. We served breakfast for dinner and honestly, nearly a month later people are still talking about how awesome it was. Our appies were outstanding and for the main course we served chicken and waffles, yogurt parfaits (with the best homemade granola I’ve ever had) and build your own breakfast burritos. For dessert we had ice cream sandwiches with not one but three types of cookies. The late night snack were grilled cheese sandwiches with amazing homemade ketchup and BBQ sauce. Every dish was fresh, delicious, made with quality ingredients. They were able to accommodate our vegan and gluten-free friends as well; everyone left so satisfied with what they ate. Their service — everything from working with Nicole to arrange the menu to the service day of was more than we could have expected. They went over and above every step of the way. Go get yourself a grilled cheese at their cafe and you’ll see what I mean. SO. GOOD!

Bridgette Leeson

Our heartfelt thank you for Catering our Staff Appreciation Event. You made great efforts to accommodate us in our special dietary needs. I want to thank you so much for the delicious food, beautiful buffet set up and your wonderful staff. We received an enormous amount of compliments of the overall service you provided. You all did a fantastic job! Thank you again for making our Staff Appreciation Event a Tasteful Success.

Deepika Kirpalani

Words cannot explain how happy we were with Louis Gervais Fine Foods as our catering company for our wedding. We were planning the wedding in Vancouver from Australia, so the stress could have been really high but starting from the email response when I first approached them for a quote, Louis Gervais stood out from all the other catering companies that I contacted. This was followed with genuine follow through as well!!! When we got to Vancouver, with only three weeks leading up to the wedding, they had everything organized for us. We were greeted by the kitchen staff with such warmth and hospitality. Everything we tasted was sensational and was replicated on our wedding day. Our guests continuously commented on the quantity of the food. With just the few conversations we had leading up to the wedding everything was EXACTLY the way I envisioned it.
Thank you Louis Gervais Fine Foods for making our evening a dream come true!

Nogol Salehi

Having worked with chef Louis and his team at a number of events including weddings over the past few years, I’m always excited to have their team on board. The team is professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Chef Louis is very detail-oriented and creative, and his menus are always tailored to best suit the client’s request. Highly recommend Louis Gervais Fine Foods.

Nargess Tabrizy

Louis Gervais Fine Foods and Catering has catered a few of our events in North Vancouver and it has always been a blissfully simple process. The food is excellent and the staff are amazing. Very friendly, capable, and professional people. Nicole, especially, has always helped me find the solutions I need and makes sure everything is just so. I highly recommend!

Tanja Milosevic

Things went fantastic: food was on time, all the guests really enjoyed it, and the quantity was perfect. So overall, definitely happy and we will do that again next time we need catering!
The ordering process was also super efficient..
thanks!

Laurent Pelissier

We could not have been more delighted with the service we received from Louis Gervais…from the helpful menu and rentals selection, through to the outstanding service and delicious offerings, we felt very well taken care of. Best of all: the party was a fabulous success!

Thank you!

Bruce and Catherine

Catherine Roome

On July 26 last year our son David married his sweetheart Kara in the garden of our friend’s home. It was a once in a life time event as he is our one and only! We had 100 guests and it was important to get things right! I had the daunting task of searching out a caterer amid all the possible choices. Many I called were too expensive and others were not only expensive but fussy, or unfriendly, or inflexible. A friend from North Vancouver said, ‘Have you tried Louis’? Well!, that first call to Louis Gervais Fine Foods and I knew this was the one! The event planner was flexible, friendly, knowledgeable, fun! The food offerings were amazing and perfect for how we had imagined the day unfolding. The best part, besides being affordable, was that they did everything they promised, they did it perfectly, and they did it without distracting the guests from main event. Isn’t that wonderful?! Well we think so too! 5 stars for sure.

Judy Dixon

We had a really lovely day. The service was impeccable. Warm, friendly and discreet. A memorable experience we will certainly repeat when next we have an occasion to celebrate and we will certainly recommend to our friends. Thank you.

Take care,

Tyra

Tyra Pennycooke

The whole evening was fantastic! The cooking class was so fun and we were able to talk and have a great time. We loved all the staff and the food and the venue was a great place with lots of room for us.  We worked out our numbers so there were 16 people which worked out perfectly. Thanks for everything!

Caren Hall

Oh my goodness, you have the BEST team!  They were outstanding and the gourmet catering, well what can one say but FABULOUS! It was such a delight working with everyone. Simply marvelous and the raves are coming in from one and all. I am sure our paths will cross again.

Kindest regards, Sharel

Sharel Fraser

Thank you so much for everything! From your patience with our dietary needs, to your thorough planning, careful set-up and beautiful execution – not to mention allowing a six-year-old to “help” – you made our event truly special. The food received rave reviews and your clean-up was impeccable. I will not hesitate to use Louis Gervais in the future, and will be sure to recommend you whenever I am asked, which is quite often.

Until next time!

Julia & friends.

Julia Lawn

From start to finish, the staff at Louis Gervias exceeded our expectations! Menu planning and supplies were organized seamlessly. Set up, service and clean up were flawless by the personable and efficient staff. And of course, the food was spectacular! Well prepared by the chef, who timed the passed appies perfectly, sang and hummed in our kitchen while he worked and thoughtfully put aside a plate of food highlights for us to enjoy once our guests were gone. Our hands were full with our 5 month old twins, so it was a huge relief to have the staff of Louis Gervais take care of everything so we could just enjoy ourselves. We would do it again in a heartbeat!

Sincerely,
Heather & Grant

Heather Burrett

Culture in the workplace has become a very important ingredient in our company’s formula for success. The Team at Louis Gervais Fine Foods really hit it out of the park for our annual staff Christmas party and brought our team even closer together over the holidays.

Thank you to Louis, Nicole and everyone at LGFF for their great planning and delicious menus. We all look forward to next year’s event! And our monthly supply of scones and cronuts too!”

Chris O’Donohue

Many heartfelt thanks to you and your company for catering to our Memorial Reception for my Mom.

It wasn’t just the catering, it was also helping me to organize and plan the reception. I was feeling quite overwhelmed until Nicole stepped in and very professionally provided assistance with food suggestions, staffing, rentals and a whole lot of other details.

The food was more than wonderful. It was just the right amount for the 60 or so people attending; the staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. They set up and then cleaned up and I couldn’t have asked for more.

Thank you very much!

Donna Rose

Recently I had to arrange for a private catered barbeque dinner at a Vancouver west side residence. I left everything, from the menu to the wine glasses, in the capable hands of Nicole and the hosts and guests were not disappointed. They raved about the choriazo lamb chops “amuse bouche” and the ribs and chicken were amazing! The capable and amicable chef added to the fun of the evening and everyone went home full and happy!!

Maggie Richards

LOVE this place, the food and the people. Have been there several times – for a cooking class, for lunch, and they’ve catered two events for us. Just last weekend they catered our daughter’s outdoor wedding reception and the guests raved about the food all night long – a huge success.

They’re always a pleasure to deal with – friendly, attentive and willing to go the extra mile with creativity and attention to detail. Great atmosphere at the shop – excellent service all round and even Chef himself is very welcoming. What I appreciate the most is that they serve good food, prepared very well with no pretentiousness. A breath of fresh air.

There was a range of tastes at the last event – from mid-20’s hipster types to young professionals to aunties from the prairies to urbanites with sophisticated palates. In other words, a tough crowd. And they ALL loved the food.

Everything was on time and exactly as promised or even better. Anyone organizing an event knows that is golden.

It’s worth mentioning that I was involved in producing a series of upscale food and wine events across Canada, working with the top chefs in each city. The folks at Louis Gervais are completely professional and top rate. Highly recommended.

Louise Raffa

Louis Gervais had come highly recommended and the moment we met him we knew that he was the one for the job. Louis and his team took care of EVERYTHING. Not a hint of stress, not a hint of being overwhelmed – he did everything with a smile, laugh, casual attitude, and meticulous attention to detail. The calibre of his food is unmet. His beautiful ingredients combined with his creativity make for absolutely unforgettable dishes. All of his staff are personally chosen, and extremely professional. We can 100% without any hesitation recommend Louis and his team for any important event. You will not be disappointed.
PS – If you’re able, definitely arrange to have a tasting with Louis because it’s such a fun time!

Ande & Jamil

I want to thank Louis and the team for everything; the food on the day of our wedding was excellent, as was the service! We’ve been hearing over and over from guests how much they loved the food. One memorable comment was “best food at a wedding that I’ve ever had.” Our compliments to Louis and the team!

Bryan & Cydney

Your expertise and patience exceeded our expectations. Louis, the food at our wedding was most delicious. From our first encounter, I knew that we had chosen the right catering company. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Melissa & Jeff

Last year we decided to add a spousal component to our conference. We thought that a cooking class at Louis Gervais would be a great way for everyone to get to know each other and have some fun. Louis was outstanding! He made all the ladies feel welcome and ensured everyone was taken care of. One of the ladies brought her 7 year old son to one of the cooking classes. At the end of the class, Louis gave the boy a child’s size chef‘s jacket and butcher’s apron to take home. The little boy and his Mom were just thrilled! Everyone had a wonderful experience! Thanks for going above and beyond our expectations!

Deborah Reed

You have worked so hard and have been so patient with us! We can’t thank you enough for making our big day such a huge success!!!

Ashia & Marc

To Louis Gervais and team, thank you for the fantastic catering jobs you do for us. Big or small, your food is always fabulous and your service amazing. We can always rely on you to provide top notch results, for whatever we ask. Thanks again.

Frieda Brooks

Dear Louis,
Thank you so much for going above and beyond for us. The evening was a huge success entirely because of you. You’re amazing! Many thanks.

Emily & Ian

Not only does Louis Gervais have wonderful food and excellent delivery for our meetings, the staff knows us all by name and are always ready with a quick smile, kind words and a laugh or two. It is always nice to deal with Louis and his staff and we look forward to continued excellent relations.

Tina Whatcott

I can not say enough about the surprise party I had on Friday (Aug 31st)!!! My husband and daughter had Louis Gervais cater the event and by the end of the evening everyone was asking where the food came from and who were the 2 wonderful women that helped out???? Thank you, thank you!!! Absolutely everything was perfect.

Dee Allan Turner

I have worked with the Louis Gervais team for several years. They are professional, creative and reliable. The quality of food is exceptional and they are always suggesting new menu items and ideas. Their “one stop” shop service is great when organizing events. I highly recommend Louis Gervais Fine Foods and Catering – they make your events successful!

Trish Spencer

We have had the pleasure of partnering with Louis and his team on multiple occasions with great success. Often there are modest client modifications requested and without fail, the Louis Gervais Fine Foods team is willing to make adjustments and to listen to our feedback and that of our client’s.

Finding a caterer who is consistently able to deliver a very high quality of food and table side service to our clients is mandatory. We have this relationship with the Louis Gervais Fine Foods team. We would highly recommend Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering to anyone looking for an exemplary culinary experience.

John C. Philip

I just wanted to send a quick note to tell you that we were exquisitely happy with the amazing meal you created for us!  The entire evening was spectacular.  I loved the food, especially the oysters and meatballs.  We have heard so many compliments on the delicious food from many of our guests & I couldn’t be happier that everyone enjoyed their meal.

Heidi and Larry Amskold

I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you and your team for your hard work throughout the planning and execution of Joanna & Dario’s wedding celebration this past weekend. You and your team went above and beyond to ensure that the event ran seamlessly.  The guests as well as the clients were heard talking about how great the food was throughout the evening.

A special thank you to you and Louis as we would not have been able to make this event such a huge success without you both and my clients vision wouldn’t have been brought to life without you.  Please pass along my thanks and appreciation to the rest of your team as they did a fantastic job and they were a pleasure to work with.

Louis Gervais is without a doubt a company I would refer to others over and over again.  You and your team were amazing and so accommodating and did not hesitate to go above and beyond with any of the requests that we had for you on the night of. The type of attention to detail that you provide and your flexibility to adapt and accommodate last minute requests is something that makes your team stand out from the rest.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just don’t think I can say that enough.

Shahzyah Keshani