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.
Fast-forward to today- still the best off-premise catering you can get in Ottawa. We expanded into the Kingston area with Tulips and Maple the Art of Catering in 2016. In 2017 we added our Maple Café brand offering grab and go and daily food service at the Ingenium Museums in Ottawa and in 2018 we acquired our very own venue with the partnership of the Nepean Sportsplex. Read more about each brand below!
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! We do everything from chairs and tents to linens and cutlery. We take care of your bar and staff all the while making sure the food is exquisite and catered to your tastes. 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. Just envision jugglers and stilt walkers passing you food, a wall of spoons with tiny canapes on them and elegant presentations of platters decorated in line with your theme. We will do anything we can do to make you go “wow.”
Tulips & Maple is now expanding into the concession world with Maple Café, our newest brand offering fresh to-go options and food service from burgers to salads made fresh daily onsite. We hope to see more Maple Café’s pop up all around Ottawa. Our first partnership is currently with all the Ingenium Museums and we are just building our newest one at the Nepean Sportsplex. You can even organize your next birthday party or hockey team gathering with Maple Café. Check us out on Facebook!
We make hosting easy, so that you can feel like a guest at your own event. With our loaded Gourmet to go menu, food is the one part of your event you don’t have to worry about. We offer breakfast and lunch menus, canapes and platters, that you simply pickup, unwrap and serve. Whether its an office lunch or in-home family gathering, our gourmet to go menu ensures your guests will be well fed and all that is left for you, is to enjoy your event.
Come play with us. Our enthusiasm is catching.
See the human side of Tulips and Maple on our facebook page.
Meet our team
“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 & 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!”
“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!”
“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!”
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. I then spent hours on the Tulips and Maple web site and got confused and frustrated – so many options, so many choices! However, Cameron came to my rescue and calmly provided sensible suggestions, he was patient and helpful. The food was great, the guests were delighted with everything. The choices were excellent and guests were delighted and interested to know the provider.To top it off my friends were quite excited the next day to learn the same company was feeding the prime minister and other famous visitors!