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We would like to introduce you to

Don Guthro & Executive Chef Catering

Let Executive Chef Catering be the first ingredient of your dream event!

We are a full service catering company that brings everything to you. Our catering team will allow you to enjoy entertaining at your event without worrying. All the customized details from preparation to finish, including service staff, onsite chefs, and rentals will be taken care of.

Executive Chef Catering will provide you with a customized menu that is tailored to your preferences based on prior consultation. This consultation will cover all elements of your event and allow you to request any special items ensuring your event is a success!


Our food is local, fresh, seasonal, and harvested with passion, just like the passion that will go into the finished products. From the number of courses in your meal to wine pairing, we want to show you a memorable event that leaves you with a unique interactive dining experience. We strive to finish preparations on most items at your venue or home to achieve full freshness.

Executive Chef Catering has always been a socially and environmentally focused company within the food community. With proceeds from each catering going towards enhancing the education of students in the culinary training program at the D.I.C.E.D. Online Culinary School. You can feel good about your choice in catering.

We are committed to minimizing landfill waste, and operate our business to reflect this, making us the obvious green solution for your corporate or private event. We support local initiatives and are a key spokesperson for “Love Food Hate Waste”.


Executive Chef

Donald Guthro

Executive Chef Donald Guthro was born and raised in rural Canada. He received his Commerce degree and professional Chef training at George Brown College in Ontario. Don then set out to refine his skills and educate himself internationally in Europe, working throughout France and Italy while learning the trade and traditions from old-world culinary pioneers. He also witnessed life in impoverished regions with high unemployment which would later become a motivator for an entirely new business. When Don returned to Canada, he worked as Chef and Executive Chef in some of Canada`s top restaurants across the country as well as Chef at the Olympic Games. In addition, he formed a catering company and restaurant consulting firm where he assisted other restaurateurs to become successful businesses. Chef Don Guthro arrived in Vancouver as working Executive Chef becoming the Director of a renowned local and international culinary school. However, the high cost of culinary tuition, lack of affordable housing and skilled entry-level cooks in the area left Chef Don Guthro to ponder social enterprise as the vehicle to educate Canada`s top cooks.

In 2010 he created the North Shore Culinary Education Society becoming D.I.C.E.D. Culinary Centre. D.I.C.E.D. is an all encompassing culinary centre training future professionals and culinary enthusiasts alike. In fulfillment of his dream to help struggling and transitional individuals realize their dreams of cooking- and he did this through his own initiative and resources. After 39 years in the culinary industry, Chef Don Guthro shows no signs of slowing down. He has managed to create an innovative social enterprise business model whereby catering, cafe / restaurants, and culinary consulting functions proceeds are used to support the D.I.C.E.D. Culinary Centre and ultimately, sponsor the culinary programs for all students. Chef Don Guthro plans to continue his direct involvement in his own business, hoping to author international cooking texts and cookbooks that he hopes will spur the spread of social enterprise in the hospitality industry to impoverished nations where accessing and preparing food is a top priority.

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