THROUGH THE YEARS

Our history is important to us. Take a scroll through more than 2 decades of events and milestones significant to the progression of our family business.

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1991

1991


Several smaller parties round-out an interesting summer.

1992

Purchase two charcoal fired roasters and permanently retire our home-built one.

1993


Change company name to Shaw’s Country Catering.

1994


Visit Great Pork BarbeQlossal in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is one of the largest BBQ Cook-offs in U.S.A. with 80+ teams competing for over $27 000 in prize money. It was 48 hours of learning secrets from the best.

1995

Drive to Oklahoma to learn how to work our new smoker and tow it back to Canada.

1995

Win Most Unique Equipment award at the Canadian Pork Barbecuing Championship in Ayer, Ontario.

1995


First all-day party – breakfast, lunch and dinner for 400 people at
Can-Save Summer Buying Expo.

1996

Attend the National Barbecue Association’s Conference and Tradeshow in Kansas City, Missouri.

1997

Attend Catering Update 97 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1997

Change company name to Shaws Catering, develop a logo and have our first colour menu printed.

1997

Have 2 big, beautiful, deluxe, custom charcoal BBQs built.

1997


First vending job at The International Plowing Match. During 5 days of sun, rain, and wind, we cook 1200 pounds of Canadian Back Bacon, EH!

1998

Asked to work at Catering Update 98 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1998

We do catered event number 250.

1999

Asked to work at Catering Update 99 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1999

Have single-door, custom charcoal BBQ built.

2000


Asked to work at Catering Update 2000 at the Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2000

Have 2 double-door custom charcoal BBQs built.

2001

Catering Update.

2001

2 single-door BBQs built.

2001

Do staff appreciation day at Casino Rama for 6000 guests.

2002

Barge Rides/Island Weddings.

2002

Wakestock, Bala.

2003

Catering the VIP contest winners for 2 Blue Light Motel Events in Wasaga Beach. Headliners include Sum 41 and Our Lady Peace.

2003

Tented wedding with 500 guests.

2004

Tear-Down party for the old Terminal One at Pearson International Airport, with Priestly Demolition.

2004

2004-1

Benefit Concert by The Bach Consort Chorus and Orchestra at Eglinton St. George’s United Chruch in Toronto.

2005

2005

Cascar and Mario Andrete come to Barrie Speedway.

2005

2005-1

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board Faith Day lunch for 3000.

2005

2005-2

Ontario Provincial Police Headquarters Grand Opening.

2006

2006
Agri-Food ski day.

2006

2006-1
Canadian Aviation Expo fly-in at Lake St. John Airport, welcoming pilots from over 30 Countries.

2006

2006-2
Ontario Hydro replace two crumpled transmission towers with an aircrane flown in from B.C.

2007

2007

Osler Bluff Ski Club Men’s Day.

2007

2007-1

James Bartleman 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Recognition of Service ceremony

2007

2007-2
Priestly Demolition Staff Appreciation at Terminal 2 Person International Airport

2008

2008
Orillia Winter Carnival.

2008


Jack Johnson Concert.

2008

2008-3
Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic Golf Tournament.

2009

2009
Toby Keith Concert.

2010

2010
Oro-Medonte Park Opening.

2010

2010-1
Lakehead University and Rotary Place Construction Appreciation.

2011

2011
Sandycove Acres Limited 40th Anniversary.

2011

2012-1
Barrie Triathlon.

2012

2012

Ski Patrol.

2013

2013
Ontario Lumberjack Championships.