About Culinary Conspiracy
First things first, we are our food.
Whether we’re meeting your catering & events needs, fueling your lunch with our fresh counter service, or making life easy at with our Grab & Go Gourmet meals, we’re all about the food.
Good food, made from scratch with quality, fresh ingredients by people who care about food.
The People Behind The Food
Patrick McQuaid, Director - A food & beverage professional for more than 16 years, Patrick thrives in an environment of change and logistical challenge. ¬†After nearly two decades in Ghana, Patrick returned to Ottawa looking for a shop to call his own. ¬†A bustling little catering company and gourmet shop caught his attention, but it was the food that sold him. “The food was extraordinary, and I saw untapped potential.” ¬†
Benoit Gelinotte, Chef de Cuisine -¬†A thirty year veteran of the kitchen with a BA in the culinary arts from France, past¬†Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa;¬†Chef Benoit leads our busy kitchen. ¬†His resum√© covers everything¬†from Michelin Star fine dining to¬†multi-outlet/high-volume restaurants, hotels and country inns: “At this point in my career, nothing really scares me anymore. ¬†For me, catering offers an¬†opportunity¬†for creativity,¬†delivering¬†a custom¬†menu for our¬†clients that underscores¬†their¬†food culture, or fits their unique theme is what good food service is all about.”
Our Kitchen Brigade (left to right): Cristos (dishwasher, prep cook), Glen (line cook), Ali (line cook), Chef Benoit, Jeff (line cook), Corinna (retail kitchen manager), Greg (sous chef).
Gourmet Shop, Front Counter Servers – Our front of house staff, Kristin, Jessica & Nick are the public face to our amazing retail shop offerings. ¬†From our in-house barbecued meat products to our daily fresh soups, salads & specials, they can also address your questions on our Grab & Go Gourmet menu. ¬†Knowledgeable, friendly and professional, they’re here to make your day.
Starry (Runako) Ruglass, Delivery – For many of our corporate clients, Starry is a familiar, smiling face. ¬†Starting early as 5AM, Starry takes the our gourmet catering on the road, five days a week.
Culinary Conspiracy competes with the best catering in Ottawa and surrounding area to provide you¬†with remarkable food and stellar service. With years of experience catering corporate functions, weddings and events, let¬†our outstanding team¬†help make your event stress-free and sensational.
Great food, amazing memories. ¬†We’re your missing ingredient.