Stoute Catering

Where food comes alive...

Chef Darren Stoute

Darren Stoute
World-class, Iron Chef Niagara

Chef Darren Stoute, owner of "Stoute Catering", is based in Niagara, the heart of the tender fruit region and wine country. Chef Darren offers his exceptional culinary services to the greater Niagara and Toronto regions as well as Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville. A graduate of the George Brown College culinary program, he offers over 20 years experience working in renowned restaurants such as Far Niente, Jump, Milanos, and the Roger's Center.

Born in England from Caribbean parents, Darren grew up in Canada. He found himself drawn to the Niagara Region, which offers an abundance of local fresh ingredients. Through his travels, his love for cooking and exposure to many different people and cultures, Darren has developed a unique perspective and cultivated a passion for creating infused world-style foods.

Winner of 2010 Iron Chef Niagara and awarded Reader’s Choice Awards “Best Chef in Niagara Falls”


Catering Services
Professional catering services tailored to your needs.

We offer complete catering services for a variety of event types, with selections ranging from traditional gourmet fare to Chef Darren's specialty of fusion and ethnic cuisine. Whether you're planning a romantic candlelit dinner for two or looking for the perfect way to augment your next event, we will help you craft an exceptional and memorable dining experience. Chef Darren will personally oversee every detail, from the menu planning and wine pairing to the execution and service of each dish.

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and a customized experience to fit each client's individual needs including factors such as budget, taste, and dietary restrictions.

Menu Planning and Wine Pairing

Menu Planning & Wine Pairing
Enhance your next event with expertly crafted combinations of flavor.

Designing a menu with combinations of flavor that fit together can be a difficult task. Selecting the appropriate wines to compliment the courses being served is something of an art and creates further complexity.

Great food deserves great wine! Allow Darren to dazzle your palate with fantastic courses paired with wonderful wines. Chef Darren will guide you through the evening, describing the preparation of each dish, concepts behind each wine pairing and inspiring your senses. Let Darren help you create a dinner or event your guests will never forget!

Cook Like a Chef

Cook Like a Chef
Learn to cook like a chef in the comfort of your own home.

Learn new concepts from a skilled master chef. Let Chef Darren help you and your friends acquire the knowledge of blending flavors and various fusion methods in order to create a culinary masterpiece. So invite your friends, book a class and learn to cook like a chef so you can entertain your guests at your next event with confidence and style... More importantly, sit back, have a glass of wine and enjoy an evening of cooking fun while Darren whips up an amazing three course dinner for you and your friends!

Minimum of 10 people, starting at $50 per person.
Menu to be determined.

Kitchen Design

Kitchen Design
Design your next kitchen with the aid of a world-class chef.

A kitchen is not just a kitchen. It’s the heart of your home, where late-night talks take place, homework is done, and casual celebrations (the best kind!) happen naturally. It's where we make our memories. A kitchen has multiple facets: efficient, comfortable, and as beautiful as possible. A functional kitchen and the proper tools and equipment are imperative to that great cooking experience, so who better to design a kitchen than a chef?

With over 20 years working experience in a kitchen, Chef Darren Stoute offers consulting services to help you design your next home or commercial kitchen.

Sample Menu

Infusion Mix

Hors d'Oeuvres

  • Grilled eggplant bruschetta topped with goat cheese
    Suggested wine: Chardonnay
  • Blackened tuna sashimi accompanied with fruit chutney crostini
    Suggested wine: Rose
  • Grilled jerk pork and mang wraps with brie cheese
    Suggested wine: Shiraz


  • Grilled glazed peaches tossed with cherry tomatoes and walnuts, accompanied by spring mix topped with goat cheese and balsamic reduction
    Suggested wine: Sauvignon blanc or Riesling


  • Grilled chicken stuffed with baby shrimp, scallops, and asiago cheese, on a bed of Japanese sticky rice and seaweed with grilled asparagus and zucchinis, topped with spicy citrus buerre blanc
    Suggested wine: Pinot noir or Chardonnay


  • Mixed berry glaze on top of marble sponge cake, topped with whip cream and chocolate
    Suggested wine: Vidal ice wine

Ice Wine Delight


  • Arugala fruit salad tossed with julienne mango kiwi, topped with brie and pecans, and a drizzle of tomato banana dressing


  • Grilled chicken supreme, topped with spicy chocolate mint glaze, accompanied by roasted pears and sweet potatoes


  • Mixed fruit wraps infused with chocolate and brie, deglazed with ice wine

Gourmet Grill


  • Grilled eggplant topped with mixed vegetables and goat cheese, accompanied with spring mix
    Suggested wine: Chardonnay, barrel age
  • Grilled shrimp on a bed of spicy citrus salsa
    Suggested wine: Riesling
  • Grilled pork medallion marinated with smoke hoisen sauce, accompanied by arugula and peach
    Suggested wine: Pinot noir

What our clients think

Stoute Catering made last year's Christmas party for my clientele all the more enjoyable. His professionalism, expertise, and personality added to the exquisite menu he offered and that was enjoyed by all. I'm happy to endorse Darren and Stoute Catering to any who ask.

Terence Fowler, Owner/Head Trainer @ FightFit

Stoute Catering saved the day when he catered to my employee's staff party. Prices were very reasonable and the food was outstanding.


Darren has catered numerous private parties for us. His incredible array of dishes have always amazed us, inspiring our taste buds with exotic flavours. We look forward to our next dinner experience with Darren.....yum!


Great food and great wine pairing. If you need a chef that can give it all, take Chef Darren. He is very personal as well, he is fun to be around while he is cooking.


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