Culinary Conspiracy

About Culinary Conspiracy

Culinary Conspiracy - Back of House, Aviation

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, Culinary ConspiracyPatrick 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.” ¬†


Kitchen Brigade 2014 - Culinary Conspraicy

The kitchen brigade, left to right; Chef Benoit, Cody (master dishwasher), Corinna (kitchen manager), Andrew (first cook /chef’s apprentice), Glenn (front counter) & Ryan (line cook).


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.”

Front of house - Culinary ConspraicyGourmet Shop, Front Counter Servers РOur front of house staff,  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, Ryan, Andranik & Brian are here to make your day.

Stari (Runako) Ruglass, Driver, Culinary Conspiracy


Stari (Runako) Ruglass, Delivery РFor many of our corporate clients, Starry is a familiar, smiling face.  Starting early as 5AM, Stari 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.

Smokin' with Chef Benoit (& Tickle)