Chef Scott Bailey founded City Farm Catering in 2015 with an objective to create a company that would earn a reputation for quality, dedication and creativity. Those objectives remain true today and has guided the growing business to become highly sought-after and well recognized in major cities across Ontario.
Prior to City Farm Catering, Chef Scott Bailey honed his craft and culinary techniques through a coveted stage at The Fat Duck, which is one of the only three-star Michelin rated restaurants in Great Britain. It was under the master leadership of Chef Heston Blumenthal that Chef Scott would gain a global perspective to propel him to the next level of his culinary journey.
Returning to his hometown of Hamilton, Chef Scott began working with the city’s best and most well-known restaurants including Ancaster Mill, Spencer’s at the Waterfront, Bread Bar, Compass Restaurant and Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa. Each served as a valuable milestone to set the infrastructure for City Farm Catering.
The future would see Chef Scott ranked Top 30 Under 30 by the prestigious Ontario Hostelry Institute and working alongside globally-acclaimed chefs including Chef Michael Stadtlander, Chef Curtis Stone and professional gourmet Carlo Petrini, Founder of the International Slow Food Movement.
Today, City Farm Catering has become synonymous with quality and resounding consensus that it is elevating the catering landscape with creativity, novelty and edge. The growing company has earned a reputation for going beyond kitchen limits and crafting experiences in unique, offsite destinations with a focus on local, fresh and regional ingredients. Meticulous attention to detail, handcrafted dishes, and a farm-to-table commitment has City Farm surpassing even the highest of standards.
As a successful and thriving business on track for significant expansion into new markets, Chef Scott is quickly becoming a staple name in the Canadian culinary landscape.
At City Farm Catering, we offer full-service mobile catering for weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events no matter where you are located. We create custom menus for all of our clients that are made with only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients available. We let the season determine what we cook. We are always more than happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions, allergies or food preferences. We pair our mouth-watering cuisine with extraordinary onsite chefs, service staff and bar services. Please view our sample menus below.
“My husband and I couldn’t be happier that we chose City Farm to cater our wedding! When finding a caterer, we knew that we didn’t want to serve our family & friends a boring or typical banquet meal. Even though we had nearly 180 guests, we still wanted food that was creative, delicious, fresh and something that felt like a home cooked meal. Scott absolutely nailed it! City Farm was head and shoulders above the rest when it came to their professionalism and level of service. Scott was extremely accommodating to use and made the process feel more like a collaboration between our ideas and his expertise. We also can’t say enough about his wife & partner Amanda. Her calm yet confident demeanour made us feel so at peace during the stress of wedding planning. She was always so quick to answer any of our questions through email, which was greatly appreciated. They were a pleasure to work with leading up to the big day and even more so on the day of our wedding. Our guests are still raving about the food! We loved our experience with City Farm Catering and we would recommend them to anyone!”
“Let me begin by thanking City Farm Catering for providing the BEST wedding food I've ever had! From the planning stages to the taste testing to the big day, Scott & Amanda have been the easiest, most helpful caterers to work with. They always promptly responded to emails & inquiries and had helpful suggestions to make the big day a success. On the day of our wedding, their staff were very respectful and organized which I really appreciated. Now let's get to the food! I kept thinking that if Scott was going to be making food for over 100 guests that it would lose some authenticity but I was totally wrong. Our wedding day food was just as flavourful and delicious as when we had sampled it with Scott several months earlier. Our guests absolutely raved about how unique and tasty the meals were. Food was one of the most important pieces for me on our big day and City Farm went above and beyond! Thank you for making our wedding food something we loved and will always remember!”
“Thank you so much for being part of our amazing wedding celebrations. From the moment we began to work with you on a menu and plan for the day, every detail was covered and well thought out…the main event was perfect-from the food, to the rentals, to the staff; not a single element was overlooked, and the execution was absolutely stunning. Quite literally ever guest commented on how it was the best wedding meal they’d ever had and that everything came out piping hot and tasty. I can not recommend you enough to everyone I know. Looking forward to the next event we get to hire you for!”
“From day one we were set on booking with City Farm Catering and we are so happy with the outcome! Scott & Amanda were easy going and flexible when it came to changes or questions we had but also completely professional and organized from start to finish! We had a tough time making our food selection because all the options were delicious! Out guests all raved about the food and we could not agree more! Thank you for making the night run smooth and for all of your work leading up to our wedding day!”
“…We could not be happier with the quality of food and service we received. Our outdoor farm wedding, which challenged Scott with cooking outdoors, went off without a hitch and we had many guests tell us it was the best meal they have ever had at a wedding!”
“We recently had our wedding at the Cotton Factory, catered by City Farm. The food that Scott provided from start to finish was beyond anything we could have hoped for. It was delicious, and the attention to detail for such a large event was impeccable. The servers were friendly, helpful and went above and beyond. We could not have been happier.”
“The food and service we got from Amanda and Scott was better than we could have expected. From our first emails and phone calls, straight through to the day of our wedding, all our communication was prompt, clear and so very helpful. Amanda was always so quick to reply... and answer any and all questions. The food was a dream...Although the whole night of our wedding is a bit of a blur of emotion and fun, I have to say that my first few bites of the food put me at ease - it was the last piece of the puzzle of the day and it was just so delicious. People said the food was not only the best wedding food they'd ever had, but was among the best meals they'd ever had. As a couple who loves to cook and enjoy good food, we were so thrilled to not just have generic wedding food, but a delicious meal and experience to share with our loved ones and make our awesome day that much more memorable. Special shout out to the staff who worked the event, who were lovely...”
“Scott and everyone at City Farm Catering. Words can’t express how thankful we are to you and your team for an amazing experience! The food at our wedding was to die for and all of our guests raved about it. It truly made our wedding dreams come true! From meeting you and your wife around your dining room table to enjoying our wedding meal it was truly an amazing and ultimate experience and we are forever grateful. Thank you again!”
“We can't say enough good things about City Farm Catering. From the beginning, we knew that the most important part of our wedding for us was the food, and we're so glad we partnered with City Farm! You made our wedding amazing! You made the entire process easy and made sure we knew all our options and made the right choices. The Food…There aren't enough words to describe how amazing it was. Even though they were servings 250+ guests, every single bite was amazing, delicious, fresh and full of flavourful. I don't know how you guys do it, but it's pure magic. We keep having guests tell us how amazing all the food and service was. We truly felt like we were with family you! We can't wait to have you cater events in the future. Thank you again for making our wedding food dreams come true!”
“The City Farm team is nothing short of amazing! From delicious food, friendly servers and bartenders, our wedding was perfect thanks to their professional services. No detail was left unattended and we would highly recommend them for any event in the future. Thank you for everything!”
“Having just anyone cater any event is always great but to have Scott & Amanda from City Farm Catering is truly a fabulous experience. Their food is incredible, presentation is always a discussion point and the service is impeccable. Scott is one of the most talented Chef I have experienced and is definitely a rising star in the industry. Aside from their ability to execute and create amazing dishes, they are amazing people…”
“I couldn’t have picked a more delicious, seamless and client friendly caterer for my bridal shower. All the guests kept raving about the food. I can’t wait for you to cater our wedding of 180 people in 95 days! Thank-you! You made my day perfect.”
“City Farm Catering...you are a dream! I wish words could do our thoughts justice when it comes to how pleased and thankful that we chose you to cater our wedding… Our guests were amazed by the food! The amount of comments we received during and after the event made us so happy. One of our Italian friends even said that your Buffalo Mozzarella-Stuffed Arancini might be the best they've ever had! The quality of the food you serve is absolute perfection and the love that goes into the events you cater is what makes you complete. We would choose you again and again and would highly recommend you to everyone we know. The City Farm team is an amazing and talented group of people and we are beyond honoured to have had you at such a special event in our lives!”
“I have European parents who never stray away from what they know. I had City Farm Catering cater my engagement party which made me nervous if my parents would enjoy it… well my parents couldn’t get enough of it! Not only was the food incredible but the service and presentation was professional and perfection.”
“I do not even know where to begin. The City Farm Catering team were absolutely professionals from beginning to end. They were extremely accommodating, and I have received endless compliments from so many of my guests on how my bridal shower had the best food. I cannot thank you enough!”
There’s a reason City Farm Catering is the exclusive or preferred caterer at the most spectacular venues. We consistently produce outstanding food with exceptional service to match! From small to large events, the following wedding or event venues will make your heart skip a beat.
65 Hatt Street, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 0C1
121 Hughson St North, Hamilton, On, Canada L8R 1G7
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA)
3292 Sixth Avenue, Lincoln, Ontario, LOR 1S0
905-562-5235 ext. 21
84 Concession 8 East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8B 1N7
270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 6N4
207 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 4H2
11 Ewen Road, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 3C3
5 Ofield Rd Unit #1, Hamilton, ON L8S 2M4
630 Trinity Road South, Jerseyville, Ontario, L0R 1R0
440 Locust Street, Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1T7
905-681-2551 ext. 6320
1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1A9
905-632-7796 ext. 307
27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9
27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9
919 Fraser Drive, Unit 10, Burlington, Ontario, L7L 4X8
At City Farm Catering, we strongly believe in supporting local vendors that exemplify the highest degree of quality and service in the industry. The following is our handpicked list of esteemed vendors that we trust that your experience with these companies will be a delight.
270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamiton, ON, L8L 6N4
1217 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8K1A3
1800 Ironstone Drive, Burlington, ON L7L 5V3
321 Dundurn St. South, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 2M5
3-125 Lancing Drive, Hamilton, Ontario L8W2Z9
Let’s start planning your event! Please click on the link below to request a quote. We answer all new inquires Monday-Friday Please allow 24-48 hours for correspondence to any new inquiries. This allows us to review your request and confirm our availability for your event date. If you do not hear back from us within 48 hours, please be sure to check your junk mail. We can’t wait to hear from you!