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Evolve Specialty Catering

GOURMET CUISINE WHEREVER YOU PLEASE him to open Evolve Specialty Catering, a one-stop mobile catering company. “Freshly prepared food is very hard to come by in a farmer’s field overlooking the lake – many beautiful settings come with major compromises in terms of cooking,” says Corby. “With our mobile kitchens, however, every hors d’oeuvre, every course of every meal, even every cup of coffee is prepared right on site to the highest standards.” Along with cooking, Corby oversees Evolve Specialty Catering’s menu, staffing, scheduling, mobile kitchen movement and client meetings. Kelly, with extensive experi-

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ence in construction, was the perfect partner. “Kelly basically built our first kitchen from scratch, starting with a blank trailer and giving us our greatest tool,” explains Corby. In addition to the construction of the kitchens, Kelly manages the company’s finances, purchasing, maintenance and repairs – and, of course, partakes in cooking, too. Evolve Specialty Catering strives to constantly grow and make every event it caters better than the last, which means it regularly invests in new and exciting equipment. After five years in business, the company now has two large mobile commercial kitchens, both fully stocked with independent power and water and capable of producing menus for anywhere from 15 to 500 people. As their capabilities have grown, so has their list of happy clients. “As a local event production company who specializes in outdoor events that are unique and often challenging in their everchanging circumstances, we rely on Corby and his team at Evolve Catering to elevate the event’s food and beverage with a touch of class and flare,” says Karen Mott, Owner of Ugly Duckling Productions. “The food and customer service are above and beyond and he is very skilled at adapting to changing requirements without much notice. He always comes through for us and our clients and we highly recommend him and wish we could work with him all the time.” Within the next few years, Evolve Specialty Catering hopes to have another kitchen on the road, providing services to Manitoba’s booming film industry, as well as offering mobile catering services to the many beautiful locations across the province that make the perfect backdrop for weddings, festivals, family reunions or concerts. To learn more about Evolve Specialty Catering, visit www.evolvecatering.com

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he brainchild of Corby Pearce and Kelly Hummerston, Evolve Specialty Catering boasts humble beginnings, rooted in the chefs’ mutual desire to create delicious, freshly prepared food. The two chefs met at Red River College while studying culinary arts and apprenticed at several high-end restaurants before graduating with honours as Red Seal Certified Chefs. While Corby and Kelly had the option of returning to restaurant kitchens after completing their studies, they went down a different path. Corby’s passion for catering events and film sets eventually led

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