Considering a caterer? It is important to hear from people who have used the services before.

Hear what real people are saying about us

At Purple Onion Cuisine we are very proud of the reputation we have developed over the years; thanks to satisfied clientele most of our business simply comes from word of mouth! We invite you to read on to hear first hand what other people (real people!) think of our food and services.

  • Charmaine I don’t even know what to say! The food was phenomenal. We just sat and ate and made yummy noises and there were no words. It was just amazing. One of my sisters does not like vegetables and ate tons of those vegetables. Those samosas…lordy…just so so good. The salad, the potatoes, the beef, just everything!! So wonderful. Can’t thank you enough! I have leftovers today and I am not sharing hahahaha. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can’t wait for another reason to order from you comes up!! We will definitely be telling everyone about you. My mom was beyond thrilled with everything. 

    Thanks so much, 

    Sarah C., Uxbridge

  • Thank you so much for all of your help yesterday. Cleaning up and doing the food. It was wonderful.

    Carolyn G., Ballantrae

  • Thank you again for helping to make my birthday party a success. Many people praised everything you both prepared. And the clean kitchen – what a treat!

    Doreen H., Ballantrae

  • Thank you and your staff for all your hard work It was a pleasure meeting you and very nice working with you. I have your email on file for our next event 🙂 Thank you for everything.

    Lydia L., Aurora

  • Thank you for all of your hard work yesterday, you and your staff were excellent, and the food was delicious. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone else doing a function in the area. Thanks again. 

    Adrian D., Unionville

  • We were very happy with your professionalism and catering services for the party. All of our guests and family enjoyed the cuisine as well. We would also like to acknowledge the professionalism of Carina. You both worked so well together with the party being outdoors then coming indoors. We would not hesitate to recommend your catering company to our friends and family! Thank you once again.

    Elaine D., Oakville

  • Hi Charmaine, I wanted to send a quick email to thank-you for the amazing job you and Katie did on Friday!  The food was delicious!  So many compliments from the entire MD team!

    Andrea S., Uxbridge

  • Thank you so much. The food was AMAZING!!!   Thanks so much to you and your team. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. You are the best.

    Cheers, Jill, Ballantrae

  • Thank you again for catering for this very special event. My mom and the guests absolutely enjoyed the afternoon.

    Vass V., Markham

  • Charmaine- That meal was FANTASTIC.   Everything was absolutely perfect. You got so many great compliments. Most of them I just took myself! I did confess to a few people at the table, and they wanted your contact information! It was a truly wonderful meal, and I appreciate your efforts.

    Catherine S., Aurora

  • Thanks for an amazing party and delicious food.  Your attention to our dietary needs was amazing.

    Deb, Stouffville

  • Thank you again so much for doing our family dinner on the 26th. Everyone enjoyed it and commented on how delicious the roast was. I especially enjoyed it as I didn’t have to cook!!

    Bonnie S., Unionville

  • Hello! Yes it has been a slow recovery…lol…but it was a heavenly night….Nick and I had such a good time! and ur catering was definitely an important part! The food was sooooo great! As always! My lamb was absolutely perfect…and the salmon people were raving! Everything was great…and Carina did a great job. So Thank you very much!

    Wendy L., Aurora

  • The dinner was wonderful.  Amazing appetizers and the main course done to perfection.  Thanks for a great evening.

    Naomi M., Toronto

  • You did an amazing job today! Thank you! Everything went so smoothly because of you. We were so pleased with the food and service!

    Lisa H., Toronto

  • Thank you again Charmaine, I know everyone enjoyed it very much and the lunch was a success. I appreciate all your efforts.

    Maria M., Markham

  • The party was a hit and my guests loved your food Thanks again for doing a wonderful job!

    Helen B., Aurora

  • Thank you sooooo much Charmaine for a delicious food for today’s celebration. Everything was soooo good and everyone loved each and every dish. Vegan dish was a huge hit too. We really enjoyed everything and can’t thank you enough for ensuring everything arrived ready to eat/ warm and neatly arranged. Again everyone raved about the dinner. I will definitely do a google review this upcoming week.

    Tara N., Ballantrae

  • Thank you for everything.  I really appreciated your guidance, and the food was fantastic!

    Catherine S., Aurora

  • We were very happy with how everything went on Saturday and received many compliments on the food. Your staff was very pleasant and you worked so hard in the kitchen. We must say we were very pleased to have found you and would not hesitate to recommend you or use your services again.

    Sandra W., Aurora

  • Thank-you again for the amazing job you and your staff did last evening – delicious food and great service! Lots of rave reviews indeed and all of us (my husband included) had a great night. 🙂 please know that I would not hesitate to recommend your services or use your services again!

    Kelly B., Aurora

  • Everything was wonderful. I had many people comment on how good everything was.

    Debra R., Stouffville

  • I just wanted to pop you a note thanking you again for a wonderful job catering our party. The food was delicious and the evening went smoothly. I appreciate all the work you and Lynn put forth into making our event a success. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you.

    Marjie, Unionville

  • Thank you for another wonderful dinner.  The food was delicious, and it was presented so nicely. Our guests really enjoyed the meal.

    Judy M., Aurora

  • Thanks, Charmaine. It was a wonderful meal and we so appreciate not only your delicious food but also you and Carina – you are both lovely!!

    Carol W., Markham

  • I just wanted to say how delicious the food was, we enjoyed everything so much! I will definitely be writing a very positive review for your catering. Thank you so much again.

    Corinne P., Newmarket

  • The food was FABULOUS!! Everyone has been raving about it, commenting on it, and telling me how delicious everything was! Thank you so much for everything. I just wanted to thank you again for all that you did leading up to our big day, your patience, and kindness during the wedding planning process was so incredibly appreciated.

    Elizabeth, Markham, ON

  • I planned a surprise birthday dinner for 4 for my wife. Charmaine was extremely flexible and understanding with numerous food restrictions and special requests. She was professional and personable. What I really noticed, was that she was absolutely silent when getting the food ready. We did not hear her at all and then the food magically and deliciously appeared. Every single morsel she brought out, and there were many, were delicious and they kept on coming. By the time we finished dinner (there was more than we could eat), she had the kitchen cleaned, dishes done and her items packed away to go. It was smooth, silent, painless and pleasurable. This was my wife’s favourite birthday so far. Thank you Charmaine.

    Martin, Newmarket, ON

  • I just wanted to congratulate you on the superb menu at Courtney’s wedding. Everything, from the hors d’oeuvres to the sit down dinner, was delicious and your wait staff was fantastic. Cheryl told me today about the incredible challenges involved. As far as we lucky guests were concerned, however, everything went off like clockwork. Congratulations on helping to make it a very special day.

    Kate, Stouffville, ON

  • We’d like to thank you for your efforts this weekend. It was apparent that you went to extra trouble for us which was very much appreciated and the food was absolutely excellent!!

    Cathy, Markham

  • We wanted to thank you SO MUCH for that fabulous dinner last night. What can we say but WOW! And that brussel sprouts dish? Heavenly!!!

    Barb W., Stouffville

  • What could be better than celebrating 31 years of marital bliss? Well, for my husband and me who are both “fab-foodaholics”, it was a catered, candlelit, romantic dinner prepared and served by Purple Onion Cuisine. While many wives yearn for emeralds or rubies, it was the green and red in the Arugula and Frisee with Blood Orange, Candystripe Beets, and Blood Orange Vinaigrette starter that made me salivate. The main was comprised of Tenderloin of Beef Medallions with Green Peppercorn Sauce, Roasted Coloured Carrots and Parsnips, Savoy Cabbage with Double Smoked Bacon, Gratin of Jerusalem Artichokes, and Potato, Parsnip and Leek Mash. The crowning touch was an Amaretto Chocolate Torte which was almost as sweet as the marriage. The beauty of the evening was that neither of us had to be the Designated Driver, and we could both be Designated Lovers! It was an anniversary to remember. Thank you Purple Onion Cuisine!

    Cheryl & Rob C., Markham

  • Highfields is a hidden gem and a perfect spot for a country wedding, with a fantastic wedding planner, Deborah Breckels, and caterer, Charmaine Hamill of Purple Onion Cuisine as a packaged wedding deal. Charmaine’s catering was superb! The presentation was beautiful and guests are still raving about the flavour and quality of the food. It was an absolute pleasure and honour to work with such fabulous women and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way our wedding worked out. Thank you for a truly magical day!

    Sarah, Toronto

  • I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you once again for your absolutely perfect work on all occasions of our wedding weekend, but especially pulling off such fantastic food from the basement of an empty barn! 🙂 I never considered having anyone else cater our Big Day, and felt perfectly confident knowing you were at the helm. Andrew and I are sincerely grateful to you for helping to make our wedding even better than we imagined.
    Big thanks!

    Courtney, Toronto

  • Thank you so much for lunch yesterday… RAVE reviews! Everything tasted wonderful and was beautifully presented. Nice job! Thanks again, I know you will be hearing from us again!

    Jill, Uxbridge

  • Thanks so much for making my birthday such a special and enjoyable party for our family and guests. Your gals were so fun and friendly, we all thought we had known you gals for a long time. The food was outstanding and presentation lovely. Sorry there were so many people in the kitchen, but they all thought if they were not in the kitchen, they wouldn’t have any of your delicious food.

    Ellie, Stouffville

  • Thank-you so very much for producing a wonderful evening for my wife and me, and our friends. It was really terrific, and all of our guests have been raving about the food, and you. Thanks so much.

    Tom, Stouffville

  • We just wanted to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job catering our New Year’s Eve party for the second year in a row. Making the extra effort coming to Montreal was especially appreciated. Our guests loved the food and service and all the little extras that you provided. The quality of food was amazing and service impeccable. Thank You!!

    Chantale T., Montreal, Quebec

  • Thank you for catering the most amazing dinner party last night. Just outstanding…The two of you do amazing things in the kitchen. We were, needless to say, “totally impressed”. You have quite the flair for taking care of people. We most definitely will look forward to have you cater our events for the future. We enjoyed your cooking and presentation tremendously.

    Marilyn R., Uxbridge