"The food you make is absolutely scrumptious...this camp would be nothing without you and your wonderful food." --Megan
"The food was so awesome. They always had something everyone would like. We never felt hungry or anything like that because we could eat as much as we wanted." --anonymous camper
"Compliments to the Chef!!! The food we had was amazing! It was sooo yummy!!!" --Claire
"I liked all of the food that was served. I liked that you could eat as much as you wanted." --Conor
"The food was great...but the pasta buffet was the best!" --anonymous camper
"My boys both said the food was great, a wonderful variety, and they seemed to enjoy the atmosphere at the table." --anonymous parent
G.B. Catering provides complete contract food services, which includes menu planning, purchasing, staffing, training, and administration. There are no limits to the services we can provide-in almost 47 years of operation, we have seen and done just about everything!
Our full time Human Resources Manager works to ensure that staffing levels are always adequate and that open positions are filled quickly-especially during the busy summer months.
SUPERVISION & SUPPORT...
Our expectation is that a Supervisor will visit each site on a weekly basis. During this visit, they will lend a hand wherever necessary, and also take time out to meet with the Director, the Chef Manager and the kitchen staff.
Another benefit of a strong support team is our ability to react quickly in the event of staffing issues, whatever the reason. Since our Supervisors/Staff Trainers are experienced in cooking and baking (most have been Chef Managers at some of our largest sites), they can quickly step in and manage the kitchen.
With our philosophy of providing food made from basic ingredients, we are already providing the natural nutrients present in most food items. Most pre-packaged or convenience foods contain chemicals to preserve the food. G.B. Catering prepares soups, entrees, bread, and baked goods in the kitchens fresh daily. All of our Chefs are provided with a recipe book containing hundreds of tried and true recipes created by G.B. Catering. Bakers also receive a baking book with tested large-quantity recipes and techniques.
Most goods are contracted from one Wholesaler who services all our sites. This allows us to obtain the very best prices available on the market. We believe the cost -plus arrangement we presently have with our Wholesaler is very advantageous and permit us to pass on our savings to our customers in the form of lower food costs (resulting in lower per diem rates) and reduced prices for non-food items (e.g. paper goods and cleaning supplies).
G.B. Catering keeps abreast of new product developments and current food trends. We are constantly testing our products, and comparing them to the quality of similar items from different suppliers. We regularly tender our supplies directly with manufacturers to ensure that we receive the best price possible and participate in any rebate programs associated with our purchases. The high volume of our contracted operations enables us to procure food supplies at considerable savings; these savings are passed onto our customers.
G.B. TRIPPING SYSTEM...
G.B. Catering uses the system to provide an efficient tripping food program for all of our interested camp clients. This system is exclusive. No other company in Ontario can offer such a service at such a low cost (equivalent to eating in the dining room) or can accommodate short notice requests as we do. Furthermore this food is very well received and pleases all hungry trippers.