Our name blends the origins of our Dutch and Canadian founders. They launched Tulips & Maple in 1991 and worked day and night to realize their vision of showing Ottawa what catering really can be.

Since our modest beginnings in Manotick over two decades ago, the values instilled by the original ‘Tulips’ & ‘Maple’ of honesty and passion, accomplishment and learning, guide our team in our quest to deliver delicious excellence and excitement for every event. In early 2016, Tulips & Maple expanded its premium brand to Canada’s first capital city, Kingston, Ontario.

We have grown to be regarded as the “go to” company for premium, full service and off-premise catering, featuring high quality food, creative and compelling menus, eye-catching presentation and superior service standards that you can count on! So passionate are we about adding the “wow” factor to an event, we have a trademark on the word “Catertaining”, a term that describes our unique brand of added interactive catering.

Tulips & Maple is the only Ottawa Caterer to win the prestigious ACE award (Achievement in Catering Excellence); International category, presented by Catersource in 2012. The annual Catersource ACE Award recognizes com­panies that have shown noteworthy achievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development. Tulips & Maple has also won Ottawa’s Weddings Awards #1 Caterer in 2015.

Come play with us. Our enthusiasm is catching!

We wanted to send you sincere thanks for the incredible amount of effort you put into making our day so seamless. We loved working with you guys throughout the entire process and we couldn’t have imagined a better event. All your staff were incredible day of and the food exceeded our expectations. From coming to the cam for a pre-visit, to dealing with rain, we really feel like you all went above and beyond for us. Thank you for making our day so special!
Sarah and Jake (Bride & Groom)

I can’t thank you enough for your expert guidance in organizing Sarah’s graduation garden party. The food was awesome! Everything was enjoyed by our guests and they had no difficulty choosing what to eat, they everything with gusto! The presentation was beautiful to look at as it was to eat. And the Food truck “Street Eats” was the highlight! And the staff! I can’t say enough good things about them, friendly efficient thoughtful and entertaining

Amy (Graduation Party)
I wanted to thank you so much for everything that you and Tulips & Maple did for our wedding. We received so many compliments on the table settings and food. We really appreciate all that you did over the last few months to help us on our big day!
Andrew (Groom)
May and Andrew were truly a pleasure to work with and have onsite. Everything was on time, delicious and the attention to detail and service was on point and professional. I would recommend using tulips & maple again and again!
Lisa & Dave (Wedding Anniversary)
As a full-time wedding professional, I have the pleasure of working with a number of vendors throughout the year. I can say with full confidence; no other caterer is as pleasurable to work with than Tulips & Maple and it has been an honour to work with them repeatedly over the years. From the first initial meeting, through the planning phases, to execution of the event, and the conclusion of the evening the staff of Tulips & Maple offer nothing less than the upmost professionalism and care for their clients. From a planning perspective, our teams work well to communicate details and requirements with one another with such easy that it allows us each to provide a higher level of service to our mutual clients. Tulips & Maple creativity, openness to try to ideas, and superior professionalism is what not only sets them apart but above any other catering company in Ottawa. I look forward to working with them again and again!
Shannon Kennedy
I first discovered Tulips & Maple when I realized friends must be getting tired of the same hors d’oeuvres that I served at every party. The choices were excellent and guests were delighted and interested to know the provider. Time passed and last June I decided to try a Ladies’ Lunch on our back lawn. I sent out about 15 invitations and then started worrying about how I could possibly manage this – especially if it rained. I then spent hours on the Tulips and Maple web site and got confused and frustrated – so many options, so many choices! I began to think at 75, I wasn’t quite alert enough to make the best decisions. However, Cameron came to my rescue and calmly provided sensible suggestions. I kept changing my mind about the various courses, but again he was patient and helpful. To reduce my worrying, he also suggested a helper for the big day. And the day was sunny, the food was great, the guests were delighted with everything.
Janet (Private House Party)

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