Chef Mario Vena
Toronto and Richmond Hill’s world-renowned Chef Mario Vena is a native of Cosenza, Italy. At a young age, Mario began studying and applying himself within the culinary arts, and at 18-years-old migrated to Toronto to share his passion for food and culture with the world.
Chef Mario is known for his impeccable cuisine and extensive knowledge of fine dining at its best. That is why familiar names like Toshiba, TD Canada Trust, IBM, CIBC, Dole, and many other corporations and individuals have trusted Mario to cater their special events.
When you work with Chef Mario you are not a customer, you are a friend. Mario believes in building relationships with the people who choose to have their events catered by him, and with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he has built an everlasting foundation.
His many years of experience have his guests feeling at ease, with the knowledge that they are in good hands. Mario can accommodate any event–grand or intimate–and his experience attests to the fact that he knows how to handle every detail of your event, no matter the circumstances.
Mario specializes in creating delicious food & memorable experiences for any special occasion.
In addition to creating tantalizing dishes, Chef Mario was presented with the “Award of Excellence" from DiningOut Magazine.
He has also been profiled in other notable magazines such as Dolce & City Life. One of his restaurants of 20 years, La Reserve, was voted one of the Top 10 restaurants to dine at in Canada. Catering By Mario is the proud recipient of many esteemed recognitions within the culinary industry.
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