Savoia Hors D'Oeuvres Inc. is a successful, innovative company based at 247 Bunting Road in St. Catharines, Ontario. Under the direction of world-class chef Oscar Turchi, the company produces exquisite hors d'oeuvres for wholesale and retail clients throughout Niagara and the GTA.
Savoia has grown rapidly since its humble beginnings in 2002, when Turchi alone did all the work, from buying supplies to making hors d'oeuvres to delivering them.
Today, staff members include Turchi (whose duties now range from shopping to payroll to new product design) as well as a driver, dishwasher, manager, sous chef and food preparation assistants. Savoia delivers to Toronto six days per week, with most staff arriving for work at 6 a.m. to ensure product freshness for that day's deliveries.
Savoia's business is about 75 per cent wholesale, in Toronto and Niagara; and 25 per cent retail, in Niagara only. During the busy season, between retail and wholesale, Savoia sells an average of 5,000 hors d'oeuvres per week!
Mr. & Mrs. Dieter Gorges
We had the pleasure of having Oscar and staff making our evening cocktail wedding reception a complete success. We envisioned an evening that would be elegant and yet unique. With our 1st consultation with Oscar we were introduced to ideas, and items that were a huge hit. The flavors Oscar introduced to our palate were so fresh and inviting. We were very impressed with Oscar's flexibility and professionalism throughout our in person and written interactions! We defiantly will be using Oscar in future events!!
Dr. Jim & Anne White
In the Fall of 2009, we were entertaining a group of 50 theatre goers from Sarasota Florida at our Niagara on the Lake condo. We chose Oscar Turchi to put together a menu and cater our event. He came to us highly recommended from members of the Board of Directors of the Shaw Theatre. Oscar was very easy to work with! The menu was varied and the presentations were out of this world! After the party, we received many notes of thanks and awe at the whole evening! We attribute this to Oscar, his fabulous staff & food that was the talk of both Niagara on the Lake & Sarasota Florida. We will use Oscar again in the future and recommend him to anyone who wants to have a great party with fabulous food and every detail attended to...
Michelle Langlois & Adam Clancy
We are writing you to thank you for the wonderful catering job you did for our wedding, on the 25th of August at The Grand Victorian. The food was amazing (from what little chance we had to eat haha) and our guest could not stop talking about your poached shrimp in Vodka gazpacho, or the quail, and the crab cake. As you can see they loved it all, and so did we! Thank you again for your hard work it was well appreciated. Kinds regards
Mr. John Conway
Oscar, thank you for doing such a great job with the food for our party last Saturday night (my Dad's 70th birthday in Niagara-on-the-Lake). Everything was delicious (and plentiful). I would not hesitate to order from you again.
I was delighted to work with Oscar on a VIP open house event in planning a menu and set up…he came highly recommended by a friend. My company’s vision was to invite guests to a first class event and Oscar made sure we attained that goal. His food and presentations were first class and the servers he provided us with were professional and attentive. Everyone commented on the fabulous selection and presentation. I enjoyed working with Oscar in planning this event his positive energy and passion for food is compelling and he selected the perfect combinations of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres that were unbelievable in taste and stunning visually. I look forward to having another event where I can partner with Oscar... I have no hesitation in strongly recommending him to anyone wanting to have a unforgettable event. Thank you again Oscar!
Mrs. Lynne Mckay
The dinner, and your personalized service were excellent. Everyone commented on what a perfect evening you helped to create! No wonder you came so highly recommended! I will be happy to pass your name along to all of our friends. Thank you again
Craig & Kim
Oscar & Staff
We would like to commend you on your fine job of catering our wedding. Your attention to detail, presentation, and fabulous flavours are unsurpassed. The Paella was a brilliant exposé of your talents. I have to tell you that as Kim says, there are 2 things people remember about wedding "The food and the entertainment. Yours was both. We thank you for a great day and if anyone reading this wants an epicurean delight call Oscar and you will not be disappointed. Well done.
The event was a great success, thank you. The hors d’oeuvres were a hit and the ladies, Marnie and Amanda, were wonderful. I was very pleased with the professional service that they delivered and the way that they made our guests feel at home. As for the food, I received compliments from many of my friends and family and it was all gone which is a testament to how good it was.
Thanks for all your help. I will certainly remember you for next time. I also wouldn’t be surprised if you get some new business from the evening.
Just wanted to drop a note to let you know how pleased we were with all the food the past Saturday. Everything looked beautiful & tasted absolutely delicious. Our guests were very impressed. Also our server, Kristen was also wonderful. She was also part of the success of our party. Thank you to all.