Meet The Team

Hollyburn's Catering Team is dedicated to making your event memorable. Our Team offers years of event planning and culinary experience which will make the planning process enjoyable.

 

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Paul Benallick

EXECUTIVE CHEF

I have been fortunate to work with some of the great Chefs from Toronto. Spent many years honing my craft in restaurants, hotels, bistros and culinary colleges in Ontario. But it was not until I owned my own restaurant in the UK that I learned the most important lessons. cooking is about love.

The love for food, for raw product, the best you can get your hands on. My grandfather taught me the joy of nurturing fruit and vegetables from seed, making the most of what you have and wasting nothing! Eating raspberries so plump they burst at picking and pickling beets so that we could have them on toast in the winter. Important lessons learned.

The love for hospitality. Conviviality. Peter Oliver showed me that with vision and drive you can accomplish anything. More importantly he instilled in me the knowledge that ensuring the experience from start to finish was impeccable. That we have to create an environment that makes people feel as if they are guests in our home.

The love for details. The experience is in the details.  Michael Bonacini taught me to see the details. To fret over them, to obsess over them. How have we cut the onions, are the plates lined up, are our uniforms pressed and clean, have we tasted, tasted, tasted everything!

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