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Gardiner Museum Cafe Welcomes a la Carte Kitchen

Gardiner Museum Cafe Welcomes a la Carte Kitchen

April 3, 2013

TORONTO – April 3, 2013 – The Gardiner Museum announces that as of May 1, 2013,
à la Carte Kitchen, Inc. will become the Managing Caterer at the Museum, running the Gardiner Café and offering special events catering.

After a brief closing, starting on April 29, the Gardiner Café will re-open on Tuesday, May 7 with a full-service menu, seven days a week, during Museum hours. In addition, à la Carte Kitchen, Inc. will be the official caterer for Spring Awakening, Gardiner in Bloom - Cocktail and Oyster Gala Reception, along with Rodney's Oyster House on Thursday, May 2.

Jamie Kennedy Event Catering, as one of the preferred caterers for events at the Museum, will continue to provide Museum clients with their expertise.

“I am pleased to announce à la Carte Kitchen, Inc. à la Carte Kitchen, Inc. will begin offering a full lunch service to Museum guests starting May 7,” said Karen Sheriff, Chair, Gardiner Museum Board of Trustees. “It has been a pleasure to work with Jamie Kennedy and the Museum looks forward to continuing the mutually rewarding association with him as he continues to remain as one of our preferred event caterers.”

“We are delighted to be working with the Gardiner Museum and look forward to a great season ahead,” added à la Carte Kitchen’s, Executive Chef and Partner Simon Kattar.

A stunning, minimalist space with floor-to-ceiling windows, the Gardiner Café is a spectacular venue for any gathering. The Gardiner Museum’s Terrace Room has spectacular views up and down Queen’s Park and across to the Royal Ontario Museum. The restaurant accommodates seated gatherings for up to 100 people and cocktail events for 200 people. Please note, the new telephone line for the café will be 416-586-8086.

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About the Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum connects people, art and ideas by offering an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest and most universal art forms - ceramics. The Museum’s collections span continents and time, giving a glimpse into the development of ceramic processes, decoration and form. Year-round, the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures and clay classes to complement its permanent collection. The Museum also features the Gardiner Shop, which specializes in artist-designed, artist-made merchandise. More information about the Museum and its exhibitions can be found online at www.gardinermuseum.com. Members of the media can register to access the Gardiner Museum’s online media room (www.gardinermuseum.com/mediaroom) where they may download images and additional media materials.

About à la Carte Kitchen, Inc.

One of Toronto’s first high end caterers, à la Carte Kitchen, Inc. has been looking after the needs of Toronto’s corporate and social events since 1981. Staffed with expert personnel from varied cultural backgrounds, they can prepare a variety of ethnic delacies, ranging from Moroccan, Irish, or Jamaican menus from the same kitchen - with authenticity and panache. Over the years à la Carte Kitchen, Inc. has developed very strong relationships with its clients, some of whom have been with the company for close to 31 years. à la Carte Kitchen, Inc.. has served such notables including: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II and The Duke of York.

For more information please contact:

Lisa Raffaele
PUNCH Canada                                 
o. 416.360.6522 x239
c. 647.896.0743
lisa@punchcanada.com

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