About Us

Why Choose Denver’s Canteen Catering?

I cook for the same reason I eat: because it fills me with life. You can taste the passion the staff at Canteen Catering has for satisfying our clients and creating events that make a lasting impression. Canteen Catering is a Denver kosher caterer that has the ability to work with you on a range of custom selections and arrangements for a variety of events.

Canteen Catering started in 2002, in response to a startling discovery: my son had been throwing out almost everything in the kosher sack lunches his school was providing! Having recently ended my career as a dotcom telecommunications professional and heeding the advice many people had given me to cook for a living, I began working with the Jewish Day School on enhancing their school lunch program. From there, I enrolled at culinary school, Johnson & Whales University. Since then, Canteen Catering has grown into a reputable, full-service kosher caterer, providing services for corporate and family events, large and small.

I was recently inducted by Johnson & Wales into its Culinary Arts Alumni Success Board, an honor granted to only one alumni member at each JWU college each year. In my opinion, the award belongs to everyone who ever nudged me to “cook for a living.” Together we’ve discovered that kosher catering can be extremely rewarding and made to be as glamorous or as casual as the event itself!

— Mary Fabrikant, Founder and Executive Chef, Canteen Catering