Lisa S

Private Client

January 2019

Toben made my party spectacular. The professionalism, the quality of the food, and the service was superb. My guests have not stopped talking about how amazing the food was. The hors d'oeuvres were outstanding, the presentation was extraordinary and the taste was tremendous. From the moment I called Toben and had such personal, attentive care in planning this party, to the execution of the party, including the emails, and phone calls to keep in touch, I felt such a relief knowing that I did not have to be preoccupied by worrying about anything because Toben would take care of everything in such an expert way. Thank you Toben Food By Design for such an amazing party that was beyond perfection in every way!

Maya P

Private Client

December 2018

Toben Foods was EXTRAORDINARY! The service is exemplary, the staff is professional, attentive, helpful and kind. For a stress-free, turn-key event, I highly recommend working with Toben! Their food is delicious and their portions are generous. They work with great suppliers that provide beautiful furniture, glassware etc. They are super reliable and fun to work with! I highly recommend!


Private Client

August 2018

My husband and I hired TFBD for our wedding at Propeller Coffee Co. in August 2018. We had such a great experience and the food was amazing! We got so many compliments on the food from our guests! The event managers at TFBD were so helpful during the planning process with answering all of my questions. We are so happy with our decision to use Toben Food By Design for our wedding and would highly recommend them to other couples!


Private Client

May 2018

Had a second event catered by TOBEN and loved it - the food was fresh and delicious, menu creative and varied, service neat, efficient, and well-timed. The project was managed well, executed perfectly, all of my planning was made easy by the co-ordinating staff. Right down to a creative signature cocktail for our event, we were well looked-after. Will definitely book them again. Well done!

Lorry G

Private Client

February 2018

The food was absolutely delicious (we got compliments from all of our guests) and the staff were wonderful. We'd confidently recommend Toben Food to anyone.


Private Client

February 2018

I highly recommend Toben Food by Design for all your event needs. I’ve worked with this team on several occasions and have had nothing but stellar service. Their attention to detail from the initial site visit to day of the event is the best in the business. I’ve primarily worked with Lekhena who is always responsive and helpful throughout the entire process. Their food is innovative and delicious and always receives high praise from our attendees.


Private Client

January 2018

We had a wonderful experience with Toben Food by Design. The food itself was amazing! So incredibly delicious. People are still talking about the tequila lime shrimp, the chicken tacos and the braised shortrib! But beyond that, you far exceeded any expectations that I had. The night was seamless. The chefs were top notch. The wait staff were so polished and professional. Everything was PERFECT. You thought of so many details which helped me immensely in planning my first ever fundraiser. I would highly recommend Toben and I can't wait to use them again myself!

Aimee Ruggeri

Private Client

December 2017


We had Toben cater for our wedding this past November and we were very pleased with the service and food quality. We got the chicken as our main course and it was absolutely fantastic! Moist, well cooked and everyone got a leg (best part in my opinion). Even our vegetarian guests were raving about how fine the veggie meal was. The appetizers were also very good and the staff were very good at organizing our seating arrangement and refilling everyones drinks (even though our seating was a little crazy). Thank you again Toben and Kira too for all your help! Everything was absolutely lovely!

Three to Be is so grateful for the unrelenting quality and class that Toben Food by Design brings to all of our events.  Elana and Toben have stood with us since the very beginning and our guests have come to expect only the best culinary experience when they spend time with us.  Thank you!


Executive Director of

October 2017

Joanne G

Private Client

October 2017

Toben Food helped make our house party a great success! We received many comments from our guests about how delicious the food was, how beautiful the presentation of the food was, and how much there was to eat. Many guests asked us for the name of our caterer. The chefs that Toben Foods sent to our house were very flexible and accommodating. I asked them to cover the counters and stove with some old towels that I had, and they they were totally amenable to doing so. They kept everything very clean. The servers were also fantastic. They were friendly, cheerful, unobtrusive, and observant. They served the food, cut up the lemons and limes for the drinks, made the coffee and tea, set up the sugar and milk with little signs, and ran up and down the stairs to the basement fridge many times to replenish the soft drinks and juices. In particular, I want to mention how proactive the servers were, which I really appreciated. For example, whenever a guest arrived, one of the servers would come to whatever room I was in to let me know about it so that I could greet the guest. Whenever a guest brought flowers, one of the servers would immediately take them from me and say "Here, let me handle that"; they found the vases, cut the stems, and placed the vases on a table. One of our relatives came early and asked if there was coffee. One of the servers said she was just about to make the coffee; as soon as the coffee was ready, she brought a cup over to that guest. The kitchen was left spotless. The rentals were returned to the garage waiting for pick-up. All of this made our duties as hosts so much easier. We really appreciate the way we' were treated by everyone in this organization, beginning with the event coordinator. When we met her a couple of weeks before the event, we were impressed by her friendliness; easygoing manner; flexibility; recommendations about the food, rentals and room set-up; and her sound advice generally. We continued to be impressed by the way we were treated by the chefs and the servers. Thank you all so much for helping us make this party the wonderful occasion it was.


Private Client

October 2017

TOBEN Food By Design was quite easily the best catering service I've ever worked with. Everything from the quoting and planning process, to event preparation, execution and take-down was flawless. Really great food, skilled, attentive staff, and overall superb customer experience. Pricing is very reasonable, and the team is very accommodating. Highly recommend!


National Director of CFIM

September 2017

Toben takes the worry out of event planning – you can relax knowing that their expertise, creative presentation, service and delicious food options make them one of Toronto’s top catering companies.  From our very first meeting, there was no doubt that Toben could be trusted to cater our event in a style compatible with our high expectations.  They were a pleasure deal with and there is no doubt that we will call upon their services again


Besides my choice in groom, choosing Toben Food by Design as my caterer was the best decision I made for my wedding day! They were accommodating to our tastes and ideas and worked out the perfect menu. Beyond the food being AMAZING, they were always in contact throughout the process and I could not have anticipated how invaluable the coordinator was to the day! The Toben team truly made everything stress free for me!

University of toronto

We were so pleased with our 50th Anniversary celebrations you catered for us on January 3rd.

Thank you so much for creating such a fantastic menu. Every item had its own unique flavour. Our guests raved about your exceptional presentation and your tasty food. With over 100 people at the cocktail reception and over 200 at the movie screening, we were delighted to receive such positive feedback.

You are a pleasure to work with, always in good spirits, showing great creativity and professionalism at all times. We would be happy to recommend Toben Food By Design to any of our colleagues, family and friends.

Maitri Vosko, Assistant to the Principal and Advancement Coordinator
Innis College, University of Toronto

Vicki Griffiths

President of Vicbar Marketing Limited

I run a marketing and communications company that caters primarily to the building industry in the GTA. Toben Food by Design has provided outstanding catering services for my clients and myself over the past three years. With each event that we have worked on, they have created custom foods and beverages that were beautifully suited to the event. In addition, they have always gone above and beyond anything that I have requested whether it be a need for security services; valet parking services; specific décor recommendations and any type of entertainment required. I have worked with many catering companies through 25 years in the industry but Toben’s is by far the most creative and responsive I have had the pleasure of working with. Without hesitation, I have recommended them to friends and colleagues alike and they have all been delighted with their services and I will continue to work with them whenever there is an opportunity to do so.

Emily & Derek


Hi Beth and Toben

I hope you guys are well. I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you so so much for the incredible job you did at our wedding, for real, you guys were incredible and the food was amazing! Everyone is saying how fantastic the service was and how the food was better than most 5 star restaurants they have EVER been to, very impressive. Even my poor dad who picked up the bill was so so so happy with everything.

Your wait and bar staff were totally amazing and they cleaned up everything afterwards to Perfection. You guys exceeded my expectations in every way. I will recommend and sing your praises to everyone I meet for the rest of my life. You guys made our wedding perfect.

Beth, you were an Absolute pleasure to work with- you were so professional, organized, cheerful and helpful and you made everything so easy for Us. you have the best personality ever- I totally love you.

Thanks a million

Emily and Derek xoxox

Here are some of our key clients:

BDO Canada
Benefit Cosmetics
Stone Tile
High Road Communications
The Score
National PR

Audi Canada
Fleishman Hillard
Maveric PR
Rock It Promotions
Food & Beverage Ontario
Goodmans LLP
Minto Group
Gowlings LLP
Campbell's Canada
Harry Rosen
MSL Canada
The Communications Group
The Ministry of Health

Ryerson University
Bell Media
Goldman Sachs
Michael Kors
Sick Kids Foundation
Stone Tile
TD Securities
NFL Canada
CIBC Mellon
Hugo Boss

McMillan LLP
Bell Canada
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Media Profile
Stikemen Elliott LLP
Blakes, Cassels & Graydon  LLP
Mount Sinai Hospital
The Advocates Society
Children's Aid Society
CI Financial
Holt Renfrew