" So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.

- Franz Kafka

"I like a cook who smiles out loud when they taste their own work.

- Robert Capona

Awards & Testimonials


Customer Service Award 2012

    from the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce
"When it comes to custom catering, it’s hard to beat the sophistication, creativity and attention to client needs that Dawn McRae brings to the table. A certified Red Seal chef, Dawn goes above and beyond at every occasion, making her clients look fabulous by association. Though guests rave about her food and service, Dawns starts working long
before the cooking starts, creating custom menu ideas and pre-touring the venue. At the event itself, she’s a flurry of activity. From liaising with clients, to personally serving guests, to handling special requests with poise, Dawn does it all. And she does it with a smile."

Growth Recognition Award

    Small Business BC/Telus Sponsored 2009

Promotion of the Comox Valley Award Nomination

    CV Small Business Association 2008

Spotlight Speaker Of the Year

    CV Small Business Association 2008

Business of the Year

    CV Small Business Association 2007

Best All around Exhibit

    Women in Business Showcase 2007

Spotlight Speaker Of the Year

    CV Small Business Association 2006

Paul Harris Fellow Award

    Rotary Club of Comox 2016

Feature Chef, Comox Valley Seafood Festival

Seafood Festival Gala 2018



Happy Customers;


What Clients Are Saying...

"Yolanda what a team!  Colin is still talking about the food and you girls. Without exception!. I certainly got lucky booking you. Best wishes and continued success." -  Dianne Park

“Just a quick word of thanks for your incredible catering services last night! You always go above and beyond…” — Avry, NIC College

“I wanted to Thank You so much for the incredible lunch!!! Those seafood wraps were to DIE for!” — Helen Furgale, Community Futures

"I just wanted to say a quick 'wow' about your food the other day! You are fantastic. Loved EVERY bite." — Kira Neumann


"We all enjoyed the evening. Thanks again for all your efforts and the wonderful feast, it certainly exceeded my expectations.”
— AT2, MMT and KHW, Toronto

"Thanks again for the memorable evening! Our guests loved it."
— Chris and Errol Flynn


"Thank you very much for providing a wonderful dining experience. It was even more than I had hoped for." — Pat

“You have raised the bar for weddings.” — Wedding Guest

"We often think of our wonderful dinner experience on Hornby and what a blissful highlight it was for us. You are an amazing cook and made it so incredibly relaxing.” — Margaret and Chris

“Thanks for providing a most tasteful and interesting evening for our palates.” — Amanda


“It is so nice to have your expectations exceeded, thank you!” —Bob

“Thanks for the outstanding evening – it was great!” — Chris and Val


“ What a treat! It was a pleasure having you in my home.” — DH


" ... thank you for the FABULOUS presentation you did...we loved it!."
— Newcomers Group


“Thank you for the stress free evening.” —BM


“Everyone enjoyed the variety of the items on the menu. Delicious!” — TK

"I'd like to award Custom Gourmet a huge gold medal."
— Miranda Jones, Courtenay


 Signature Style  


Exquisite food, expert coordination

and gracious service

It's Customized


We will work with you to create a menu

that fits your taste, budget and style

Our Commitment


The freshest ingredients means food

that is exceptional in taste.

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Contact us!    Email:  Chef@CustomGourmetChef.com                             Phone: 250-702-7071                                    © 2019 by Custom Gourmet Catering