It was thirty years ago that Cathy Brown registered her first catering business, The Organizers. In the beginning it was just a small enterprise, catering events for close friends and family but no matter how small the event the food is always prepared and served with passion and enthusiasm.
However, her love for food and passion for cooking actually began much earlier than this. When she was ten she received an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas, which allowed her to bake the best brownies on the block for all of the neighborhood boys and girls. It was from this gift that her enthusiasm for food and cooking nurtured. As she grew older, summer jobs consisted of giving cooking lessons to seniors and teaching children how to bake. One of her first full time jobs was at CNIB in their catering department, and it wasn’t long before Cathy determined she would work with food as a life-long career.
For the next twenty-five years Cathy was the Head Chef at a retirement home for priests, where she reveled in the opportunity to develop, prepare and experiment with menus, while planning and catering parties for friends and family on the side. Business grew steadily through word of mouth to the point in 2004 when Cathy had to leave the priests and commit herself to doing what she loved on a permanent, full time basis to meet the demand for The Organizers' catering.
In 2010, the evolution of Cathy Brown's culinary career brought her to purchase a century old heritage designated property on Kingston Road in Pickering Village, and open Heritage House to the public. Cathy and her amazing team still provide the same outstanding catering services, but now you can spontaneously stop by and pick up whatever is on the gourmet-to-go daily menu. Situated on an acre of landscaped grounds, Heritage House is filled with warmth and character, burled oak, stained glass, etched radiators, french glass doors and a state-of-the-art stainless steel kitchen.. Cathy welcomes you to experience the surroundings as well as the delectable food!
"Cooking is my passion and I am lucky that today I am able to do what I love for a living. For me it is all about good food, new recipes, and people who enjoy eating. Here at Heritage House we believe this love of food, and passion for creating a warm and welcoming environment for your event, is reflected in the taste and presentation of the food. I am hopeful that I can work with you on a great menu that will be sure to make your own event one to remember"
Heritage House is all about exceeding customer expectations, both in the quality and value of our food. Our goal is to ensure that your party is everything you imagined and more. We are committed to your guests having a memorable food experience, and leaving with a favourite food memory. We are happy to accommodate any specifics that you might want, so even if it’s not on our menu, please ask, and we’ll do everything we can to make your vision for your event come to life!