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Having catered the Much Music Video Awrds for 8 years running - starting in 1998, and the Toronto International Film Festival Schmooze for years, as well as many other prestigious events, our sense of “What’s New and What’s Hip” keep Stuart + Saladino at the forefront of Toronto’s entertaining scene.

Our clients, many of them media-related, include Sony Music Canada, EMI records, and Universal Music and CityTV/CHUM Television where has catered private events for numerous visiting celebrities, including David Bowie, Madonna, Lisa Marie Presley, Ashanti, Jann Arden, Melissa Etheridge, Robbie Williams, Diana Krahl, Avril Lavigne, Beastie Boys, Justin Timberlake, Sum 41, Michael Buble, and Black Eyed Peas.

We are proud members of ISES (International Special Events Society), and support the Toronto charities CANFAR and Sheena’s Place.


Barbara Stuart-Peterson, is the president and owner of Stuart + Saladino Catering Gifts and Style - one of Toronto's leading catering companies. 

She created Stuart + Saladino on the principle that entertaining should be exciting, with stylish decor and creative menus that enhance that excitement.  Frequent appearances in media, detailing her sense of design and décor have allowed the company to evolve into a sensory-dimensional party planning business.

After graduating with a degree in Mathematics for Commerce in 1990, she followed a life-long passion for food and apprenticed at Toronto’s renowned David Wood Food Shop.  Incorporating her own company in 1995, she is delighted to be celebrating her 12th  anniversary in 2007.

Barbara was born in Saskatoon, and grew up between Houston, Texas and Calgary.  She currently lives in Toronto with her husband, 2 cats and 2 French Bulldogs.



Also in the kitchen, Somvang Rithapong continues to bring a taste of Laos to our menus. Vang worked with Barbara at the original David Wood Food Shop in the early 90’s and has been with Stuart + Saladino since it’s inception in 1995. His personal style and affable demeanor contribute to a wonderful kitchen atmosphere.

Behind the scenes are a professional and dedicated team of individuals that exemplify the adage … “The sum of the parts is greater than the whole”