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.
Chef Casey is a wonderful product of his environment, finding his love for food and quality ingredients by gardening with his mother from a very early age. His upbringing fueled an intense appreciation for seasonal, quality ingredients and for innovative, plant-based dishes.
Like each of the chefs at City Farm Catering, Chef Casey delivers his unique skills, expertise, and passion to virtually every element of his work culminating in dishes that are aesthetically pleasing on the plate as they are flavorful to the palate.
Before joining City Farm Catering, Casey worked in the kitchen as a chef at Berkeley North in Hamilton, where he established himself in the culinary community.
Chef Sascha cooks with soul. This self-taught, homegrown chef delivers unmatched passion, confidence and dedication to his culinary craft every day. He was welcomed by the City Farm Catering team in 2017 following his time at Berkley North Restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario.
Sascha’s dedication to his craft shows in his ability to consistently deliver a truly bold and innovative twist to signature City Farm dishes that continues to delight, guest after guest.
Surrounded by a family of home cooks and professional chefs, Chef Sascha finds inspiration from all aspects of life and from all people, particularly his cousin who he credits with fueling his intense passion for food.
Born and raised in Hamilton, he knows that the city is a thriving culinary metropolis with endless possibilities for innovation, creation and growth.
True grit defines Chef Brandon who harnessed his craft in unconventional places from the ground up until officially joining City Farm in 2019.
Chef Brandon has strong roots in Caledonia, Ontario where his parents played an integral role in his culinary development, encouraging him to explore with local ingredients and diverse cuisines.
His passion for the culinary arts was instilled by generations of passionate chefs and cooks in his family. His mother was an avid baker and his father was a firefighter who cooked regularly for an army of hungry heroes at the fire station. Even his grandfather was an executive chef in Germany before moving to Canada where he would establish his own independent restaurant.
Today, Brandon is a shining star at City Farm and regularly calls it the perfect environment where he can be part of the culinary process from conceptualization to execution, step by step. His knife skills and passion for innovation are essential and an invaluable asset to the entire team.
Chef Nicole exudes an unwavering love for cooking. Instilled at a young age by her Grandmother and father, she grew up in a home where cooking was synonymous with happiness, sharing and family. As a proud Hamiltonian, Chef Nicole worked as a cook at The Ancaster Old Mill, one of the most established and sought-after restaurants in the city.
It was during her time at The Ancaster Old Mill that she would meet Chef Scott Bailey and he would become her mentor until ultimately joining the City Farm Catering family in 2016.
Chef Nicole’s passion lies in the art of hand-made recipes, specifically when it comes to classic comfort foods. She relishes in the ability to work with her hands, creating a unique product each and every time. Because of this, her favourite dishes at City Farm Kitchen are the Fried Arancini and the Dumplings.
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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“Thank-you Scott & Amanda! We totally enjoyed the experience of having you cater Reina’s baby shower. The excellent food helped make the day more wonderful and was totally professional in all aspects. The food was delicious, well-received and there were so many beautiful touches by Chef Scott… everything made me smile. There have already been a few others with interest in your catering. We do hope your business grows. Keep your passion and let it grow. Thank-you for everything that you did on our behalf!”
“My 50th birthday celebration was absolutely wonderful and much of that is due to the outstanding catering provided by City Farm Catering!! We cannot say enough amazing things about Scott Bailey and his crew. Both the food and service that Scott provided were top notch. Our guests are still raving about how delicious everything was and how the staff went out of their way to make sure that everyone was happy. Thank you so much for helping us make my 50th party such a memorable one. You truly are fantastic! We recommend City Farm Catering to all!”
“…We had Scott cater a corporate dinner party, which was a huge success. The food had people flocking back to the table for seconds and thirds. Scott’s passion for food and high standard of providing exceptional service, by both him and his incredible staff, make City Farm Catering stand apart from all other catering companies. We can’t say enough about how amazing this team is and how delicious their food always turns out! We would absolutely recommend booking them for any of your future events.”
“Amanda, Scott and the City Farm Catering team were an absolute joy to work with on our holiday party. From the start of conversations to the end product, they absolutely understood what we wanted to achieve and executed it perfectly. The food was great quality, served beautifully and tasted delicious. The servers and bartenders were professional, fun and went above and beyond to ensure our associates had a wonderful time. Thank-you City Farm for your exceptional service and making our holiday party such a success!”
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
769 Niagara Stone, Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0
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
310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
425 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, Ontario, L9G 2C4
166 Green Mountain Road East, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J 3A4
900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2
54 Haldimand Hwy, Cayuga ON N0A 1E0
610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7
77 King Street West, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1H9
41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
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
1600 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton ON L8W 3P1
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