Home-style cooking that warms the soul and pleases the palate.
Char In The Kitchen brings bespoke catering, private dinner parties, and weekly catered dinner options, to the Niagara Region that will delight and inspire. When it comes to cooking Char focuses on quality, local ingredients, and flavor, and creates health-conscious meals to suit your lifestyles and preference. Char brings her passion for cooking to you, giving you the freedom to enjoy top-quality meals without making an effort. Contact Char to see what she's got to offer.
Char In The Kitchen offers her soulful cooking inspired by spices and global cuisines in Niagara area homes and venues. She offers a unique service of cooking directly in your kitchen for private parties or maybe an intimate dinner for two. From cooking to serving, you will be delighted throughout the entire experience as you sit back and allow Char to serve you from a customized menu specifically for the occasion.
Talk to her about your next event. Char is here to cater to your every need, making your life easier and more delicious all at once.
All meals are prepared in an inspected, fully licensed commercial kitchen.
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CHARCUTERIE/APPETIZER GRAZING TABLES
Customized boards, trays or boxes on a weekly basis available for PU or Delivery.
$100 feeds up to 6-8;
$225 feeds up to 14;
$325 feeds up to 24.
Charcuterie/Appetizer grazing tables: contact for a quote!
Char offers dessert and munchie boards as well!
4-COURSE PLATED DINNER SERVICE
A customized 4-course meal cooked, plated and served in ones' home. A 4-hour private chef experience. An appetizer, fresh baked bread, two entrees, three sides, one salad or soup, and dessert. Starts at $145 per person ($185 under 8 guests). Please contact Char directly for this service as the menu is customized for each client.
Char cooks for two local preschools, so she knows what kids love!
$250 base price (includes birthday child); $13 per kid thereafter
with a minimum of 10 guests.
Customized or themed parties require a quote.
Customized menus and décor (i.e. Princess, Tea Party, Super Hero, etc.) required a quoted.
Need more time to focus on the little ones running about,
and less time on food? Char can assist!
There is a minimum of 10 servings for service.
Wow! I connected with Char for some meal prep ideas and support. It’s hard to find dishes that meet our allergy and food preferences in our family- she was creative and flexible. Each container had about three servings- great for lunches and dinners when I don’t have time to make something. What stands out the most is the FLAVOUR!!! We never knew chicken soup could taste THAT good!!!! 🤩 I shouldn’t be surprised- this lovely chef makes kale taste good!! Can’t wait to order the next meal preps! Highly recommend!! Ps-Fair pricing and healthiest options with wholesome ingredients I’ve come across to support my family in this area. If you haven’t tried Chars delicious creations- maybe now is the time!
Teresa C. - St. Catharines, Ont
Char’s food is amazing. From her homemade breads and doughs, dressings and sauces. Everything is incredibly delicious and memorable. Omg this Kale salad with her homemade dressing is still a highlight for me. Her homemade pizza and chili were so good. I’ve loved everything of hers I’ve had. She inspires me to put more effort into my own cooking and gives great tips!
Amanda D. - Welland, Ont
Some of my personal faves are the kale salad with homemade dressing (actually anything with her homemade dressings). She does an amazing job on her pasta dishes using fresh herbs from her own garden. And for the meat-eaters, her bbq'd chicken that she does in her own marinade is mouthwatering. Not only do I love her food but have picked up a few tips along the way.
Colleen S. - St. Catharines, Ont
I've had Charlene prepare some meals for me and my family. Her food is AMAZING and so so flavorful. We have had chicken with roasted root vegetables, sirloin tip roast with baby carrots, mushrooms and potatoes and omg her spaghetti and meatballs! The meatballs were the size of a tennis ball and super flavorful and tender! My family went crazy for them. Her soups are packed with flavor and lots of healthy vegetables. I'm so happy to have been able to try Charlene's cooking. I would recommend her to anyone. You can feel the love she puts into her cooking!
Anna O. - Welland, Ont
Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value. I have ordered many things from char from bagels to soup!!!!! you can literally feel and taste the love that goes into her food!!
You can tell her time, love and energy and passion goes into every dish she makes with everybite!!
If you are in the market for home made delicious food ( who wouldn't. Be? ) Then give her a try!!
Ps best chicken noodle soup EVER
Leah F. St. Catharines, Ont.
I surprised my husband with hiring Charlene for his birthday dinner date night! She came to the house and brought everything she needed to make the kitchen magic happen. We had steak, baked potato and green beans. The steak was cooked perfectly. We hadn't had a REALLY good steak like that in a long time and so appreciated it very much. We had a great relaxing night. It was basically like having our own server in the comfort of our own home. Her bread was a huge hit and she served this at the beginning of the meal. She is very professional and has a meticulous eye for detail. You can tell food is her passion! Will definitely recommend this service and we will be doing it again for sure.
Maddy S., - Welland, Ont.
Char’s food is amazing! It has been such a gift for my family to be able to enjoy such delicious homemade meals, without the stress of meal prep and cooking on top of our busy work schedules. I’m seven months pregnant and when I mentioned to Char that I’d been instructed by my midwives to eat a low carb diet, she immediately came up with some ideas for how I could achieve this through ordering certain meals. It’s so clear that she has a gift and a real love for what she does, and it makes the experience of ordering from her that much more lovely. The value is also incredible, with great servings at an affordable price range. You cannot go wrong ordering from Char, and I highly recommend the bagels!
Ash G., St. Catharines, Ont
I love Charlene's food, especially her vegan mac and cheese! I'm obsessed with her good taste in making it just right! I highly recommend her for great customer service! Shes a heart of gold and she is so kind to talk to!
Stephanie, Hamilton, Ont.
I’ve been privileged enough to have the opportunity to taste test many of Charlene’s dishes. The food is always extremely flavorful and you can most certainly feel the love that is put into it. You won’t be disappointed!
Isabelle G., Niagara Falls
Char catered a work event in our backyard, and I cannot say enough good things about her and her food. Our guests were blown away when the dishes just kept coming, and they absolutely raved about every one of them. The homemade jam, home-baked bread and rolls, homemade taco sauces and mint sauce, and tomatoes from her own garden were the chef's kiss to her amazing dishes (flank steak tacos, Lolli popped lamb chops and chicken legs, charcuterie board, garlic shrimp skewers, pulled chicken sliders, and ... I can't even list them all!). Char puts her heart into what she does, and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with—not only professional and accommodating, but friendly and warm. Highly recommend!!
Niki & Josh St. Catharines, Ont.
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