Yes - Joy In Your Kitchen caters! Catering is available for large or small gatherings or events. Perfect for office meetings, parties, fundraisers, open houses, birthday parties etc we can cater for you!
our clients say…
” Joy was a pleasure to deal with and was very accommodating. Being a non-profit and not having a huge budget, we very overjoyed with the amount and quality of food that Joy presented to us on the morning of the open house. Many of the people who attended (both colleagues and potential clients) commented on how amazing the sandwiches were. I even had colleagues from other agencies state that they would call Joy for their next catering needs. The food was fresh, plentiful and tasty. Joy made all of the fillings herself and all of the meats were oven roasted in her own kitchen. There was a very nice variety of breads, rolls and wraps with no boring or typical fillings. The vegan wrap selection was particularly original and tasty. I would not hesitate to use Joy for any future catering needs”
Some of the items on our catering menu are:
Lunch & Learn Menu’s
These quick and easy choices are fantastic for your office function. HST & delivery is not included in prices.
A healthy alternative to the cold cut sandwich, we offer a variety of roasted meats, cheeses and vegan fillings on a variety of breads, wraps and buns or bagels. 10-12 servings (approx 25-30 pieces ) $60 *smaller and large platters available.
Salad (self serve)
Add a salad – choice of Ceaser, Greek, Mixed Greens or Spinach 8-10 servings $20
An assortment of fresh fruits. $35
An assortment of fresh veggies & dip. $25
Homemade bite sized brownie are mouth watering good! 2 dozen $10
*Gluten Free version also available add $4
Homemade cookies – so delicious! Choice of Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Oatmeal Raisin, or Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. Per Dozen $7
Gluten Free Option also available add $4
Serves 8-10 people. Combination of Sandwiches, mini veggie tray, & cookies (1 dozen) or 1 dozen bite sized brownies
Breakfast Meeting Options
Assorted Bagels & Cream Cheese $15 +
Homemade Muffins: Carrot, Oatmeal, Zucchini, Blueberry or Bran. $12/dozen
HOT: Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Burritos (minimum of 12) $30
JIYK offers a variety of cold appetizers including:
Cocktail tomatoes stuffed with spinach dip, per dozen. $14
Pumpernickel bread squares topped with brie & tart granny smith apple wedges (approx 24 servings) $24
Red Pepper wedges topped with a dollop of homemade hummus. per dozen $10
Gluten free organic crackers topped with cream cheese & smoked salmon (approx 24 servings) $24
Toasted baguette sliced topped with bruschetta (approx 12-15/platter). $15
Melon & Grape Skewers
mixed in season melon & grape skewers per 24 $17
Village Salad Bites
Feta, Garlic Stuffed Olives & Cherry Tomatoes on a stick drizzled with homemade oregano oil & vinegar dressing per 24 $15
Shrimp on Ice
1 KG of large shrimp served on ice with homemade seafood dip $35
A Spinach Leaf with Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes secured on a toothpick and drizzled in aged Balsamic Vinegar, approx 24 $17
Individual Ceaser Salad Bites
Romaine lettuce hearts, drizzled with Ceaser dressing and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, these allow guests to enjoy a salad - no forks required! platter (approx 12-16 pieces) $15
Choose from Spinach & Cream Cheese or Turkey & Swiss (or Cheddar) tray (about 20-25) $17
Everyone’s favorite deviled eggs, made smooth and creamy and topped with fresh dill. Per 24 $18
Choose from a variety of hot appetizers.
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Water chestnuts marinated in a homemade Teriyaki style sauce, wrapped in bacon and baked. Delish! per 4 dozen $30
Homemade 1 oz black bean sliders are a great alternative to the traditional slider made of beef! per dozen $30
Seafood Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Jumbo white mushrooms, stuffed with a mixture of bread crumbs crab, Parmesan cheese and crab. per dozen $15
Lean beef, rolled with bread crumbs and JIYK’s signature BBQ Joy sauce. served on toothpicks. per dozen $9
Roasted Stuffed Cocktail Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes stuffed with feta cheese and drizzled with olive oil, then baked per dozen $14
Some of our hot items available for catering are:
Buffet Style Southern Cuisine
Our down-home southern style entrees include:
Creole Red Beans & Rice is a southern tradition. Red kidney beans are slow cooked with spicy Cajun pork sausage, tomato, onion and green pepper and served with rice.
Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya
Rice based dish prepared with garlic, green pepper, onion, tomato & bite sized pieces of chicken & sausage, seasoned with authentic Cajun seasonings. 8-10 person serving $65 larger quantities available.
Chicken, Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya
Rice based dish prepared with garlic, green pepper, onion, tomato & bite sized pieces of chicken & sausage, & large shrimp seasoned with authentic Cajun seasonings. 8-10 person serving $75 smaller and larger quantities available.
Catfish, Shrimp & Sausage make up this southern fave. Gumbo is a “seafood stew” served over rice. Comes with parboiled white rice. 8-10 person serving $75 smaller and larger quantities available.
These are southern style (no sugar) buttermilk cornbread conveniently in a muffin format. $14 per dozen
Mild, Fireball Hot or Vegetarian available. Toppings also available – sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onion. 8-10 servings $45
Pork, marinaded with JIYK seasonings, & slow roasted with signature JIYK BBQ Joy sauce – finger lick’n good! (min order 10 servings) $70
Potato & Egg Salad
Nothing completes a summer meal like homemade potato salad (8-10 servings) $12
Joy’s signature lasagna served with sliced baguette. 8-10 servings $45
Turkey or Ham or Roasted Beef Platter
A variety of dark and white turkey meat served platter style.
Sliced Turkey – 1 pan of each white & dark meat $60
Sliced Ham – $45
Sliced Roast Beef with side of Horseradish – $60
12-15, 4oz pieces of juicy chicken breast, lightly breaded and baked with Marinara Joy sauce. $60
Eggplant & Portabella Mushroom Parmesan* $60
Penne Bake* – Penne baked with cheese, lean ground beef and Marinara Joy sauce $45
*Gluten Free options available – add $10 per order
Homemade yorkies per dozen $14
Pickle Tray – assorted pickles $15
Bread Basket – basket of assorted breads & buns. $8 per basket (8-10 pieces)
Basket of Gluten Free, Dairy Free Multigrain Bread $15
Cheese Tray (basic) – the basic cheese tray contains an assortment of mozzarella, marble & cheddar cheeses. $25
Deluxe Cheese Tray – the deluxe cheese tray contains all the same items as the basic plus some soft and semi soft cheeses (such as brie, swiss, havarti etc) *choices may very.$36
A trip of dips, including homemade hummus, BBQ Joy and Marinara Joy served with pita triangles. $22
Don’t see what you are looking for? Just ask! Other items may be available. Send a note here.
Summer Barbecue Fun
Wow your guests with a baked potato bar!
Toppings include, cheddar cheese, green onion, sour cream, butter, crumbled bacon and salsa. Additional toppings such as: fried onions, chili (mild, hot or vegetarian), mozzarella cheese may also be available. contact for pricing (from $3 per person)
Corn on the Cob
(offered in season only) - comes fully cooked with butter and salt also supplied
BIG love to @joyskitchen for her amazing black bean sliders and delish mini quiches! Everyone loved them!!! Can’t wait for more #yummytoronto PremaYoga TO Jenny Foster (owner & head yogini, Prema Yoga)
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…we decided to obtain our catering from Joy Vogel-Lahti. She was a pleasure to deal with and was very accommodating. Being a non-profit and not having a huge budget, we very overjoyed with the amount and quality of food that Joy presented to us on the morning of the open house. Many of the people who attended (both colleagues and potential clients) commented on how amazing the sandwiches were. I even had colleagues from other agencies state that they would call Joy for their next catering needs. The food was fresh, plentiful and tasty. Joy made all of the fillings herself and all of the meats were oven roasted in her own kitchen. There was a very nice variety of breads, rolls and wraps with no boring or typical fillings. The vegan wrap selection was particularly original and tasty. I would not hesitate to use Joy for any future catering needs…. Sandra Van Mil, Meta Vocational Services
Not only are Joy’s sauces and dishes amazing, but her continued support of local charities is equally superior. She goes above and beyond by organizing awesome fundraisers, including providing catered signature Joy In Your Kitchen dishes, and then donates the proceeds – a small local business that is truly inspiring! …. Thelma Richards, WEWC team member
I just had Joy cater an event on Friday and all I can say is the food was delicious, the service excellent and seamless…the presentation thoughtful…well done Joy! ….David Cohen, owner Technicolour Umbrella