Julia Child said: "Eating is not a fuel stop - it is a recreation"
"The only true nobility is found in giving good food to your friends."
Antonin Careme (1783-1833) The famous
French chef and pastry cook known for many of today's classic recipes!
Welcome and thank you for visiting with us!
The Chef in Stead believes that eating great food with family and friends is a noble cause and the very basis of family life. Often some of our best childhood memories of growing up are around food -The Sunday morning pancake breakfast with Dad, the Friday night fish sticks, or a Saturday barbecue in the yard roasting a whole lamb or pig with a few neighbors. All these memories are surrounded by food smells and tastes that will always stay vivid in your mind.
Chef Martin Laprise will come to your location of choice and together you'll create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you want to treat your friends to a sumptuous dinner in the comfort of your home or whether you want to host your entire family for a casual BBQ, Chef Martin can do the catering and help you put it all together.
However he is much more than a caterer; for dinner parties he cooks all the food fresh at your location while entertaining you and your guests.
All food will be cooked FRESH on location by Chef Martin and his team
Everything that Chef Martin offers is far more interactive than a simple dinner at a restaurant - everyone will enjoy learning a few chef secrets and you will love the value of the experience!
From 2 all the way to 100s of guests
We do big or small weddings
We do small dinner parties with shopping, cooking, serving and cleaning
We do big corporate events all over Southern BC
We go to Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Oliver, Salmon Arm, and also Merritt, Lumby and Falkland. Perhaps you want to have it up a tree? - Chef Martin will work with you to get it done if it's a big tree!
We also cook at Big White.while you ski your heart out.
The Chef in Stead's team have made their reputation as one of the top wedding caterer in the area. Equipped with the biggest barbecue in the Okanagan Chef Martin spend 7 years on the professional circuit in Canada and USA honing his skills. Do your due diligence and ask around your family, co-workers, friends, or even other vendors in the industry, for sure someone has experience one of his memorable barbecue feast in the last 14 years.
Chef's quote: "Have you ever come home after an evening out and realized that you didn't get what you wanted? Everyone wants good value, and that means not only good food but also good service and great memories of the evening. Because I customize the experience for my guests, I can guarantee them a memorable experience. The added value is that I am also less expensive than almost any good restaurant in Kelowna.
I'm in the business of making people happy with food and my style of cooking is non-pretentious, with good quality ingredients, and well prepared classic tasty meals that people enjoy eating.
"One guarantee you get from The Chef in Stead is that I will be the chef cooking your food and I will always be present working and making sure all is good for your event the entire time whether it is a dinner for two people or a buffet for 300 guests. I only book one event per day so that I don't have to send you a cook do the job of a chef!"
Chef Martin Laprise
Reviews and more on Google
Hi chef Martin,
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the hard work you and your team put in for our special day!
The food was a BIG hit! It was so delicious! Also thank you for the take home bag you left for us, we will be reliving delicious memories for the next couple of days!
Josh and Kristina
Hi Chef Martin and Kristin
Thank you, I did put a 5 star review on Google for you.
Un gros merci, as they say, and many thanks again for a fantastic meal and service.
A plus tard!
Hello Chef Martin and Kristin,
Thank you so much for Catering our event. The food was an absolute delight.
We will definitely leave a review, I will pass this message along to the other girls as well so they can use the link to leave a review.
Thank you so much again, we look forward to working with you in the Future.
The Chef in Stead has many services to offer in the Okanagan including
meals prepared at Big White while you ski, just choose the ones that best fit your needs.
Okanagan Wine tours available everywhere!
Proud Supporter of The West Kelowna/Westbank Food Bank
Private Chef Martin, Catering services the Okanagan Valley since 2004
thechefinstead at shaw.ca
Private Chef Martin has been catering in the Okanagan Valley including
Kelowna, Big White Ski Resort, Vernon and Penticton since 2004
with 34 years of experience