"Natalie worked with Visa for the past ten years curating our Visa Infinite Dining Series into one of the leading national dining programs in Canada. She's well known in the industry and has my strongest endorsement."
Vice President and Head of Product for Visa Canada
"I have worked with Natalie on 5+ events both at Alo and offsite in Niagara Wine Country. I do not say yes to many buyouts because they can compromise the high standards I have for seamless hospitality. But I always know that when I work with Natalie, the event will be one that is well-executed and perfectly aligned with our brand. I look forward to more collaborations in the future."
Chef-Owner, Alo, Aloette, Alo Bar
No. 1 on Canada's 100 Best Restaurant List for the past three years (Alo)
No. 2 Canada's Best New Restaurants 2016 (Air Canada / enRoute) (Alo)
One of the World's 50 Best Restaurants (Diner's Club) (Alo)
No. 7 Canada's Best New Restaurants 2017 (Air Canada / enRoute) (Aloette)
"Natalie has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with and get to know her both in Vancouver and Toronto. I can endorse her high-attention to detail when executing restaurant events. Her enthusiasm in this space in infectious. I will happily work with her again and again."
Chef-Owner Kissa Tanto
No. 1 Canada's Best New Restaurants 2016 (Air Canada / enRoute): Kissa Tanto
No. 2 Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2010 (Air Canada /enRoute): Bao Bei
"Natalie is a gem in Ontario's culinary world, but has especially made her mark in Niagara and Prince Edward County scenes. She has established a reputation for bringing people together to create magical events for locals and visitors alike, and I've enjoyed many a beautiful dinners envisioned by Natalie and enacted by the talented people in our community. Working with her is always an exercise in creativity and inspiration."
Publisher & Editor at LIFE AU LAIT
"Natalie has an innate ability to throw together high-end, complicated multi-facetted events as if she was just going for a walk in the park. Working with the best chefs, restaurants, wineries and likewise spaces, her work has seen her criss-cross Canada for almost a decade, firming up important relationships along the way. Nobody else does what Natalie does, and nobody has forged the relationships that Natalie has. I’ve been to handful of her excellent events, as well as my own two Visa Infinite cookbook events, and they were all wonderful. Her taste level, knowledge base, communication skills, warmth and ability to troubleshoot make her an indispensable leader in the industry. She’s a powerhouse."
Cookbook Author, Food Writer, Rosen Buns
"Natalie is the best. Her secret weapon is anticipation. You ask her for something and it’s already being done. At every dinner she ran where I was emcee she kept all the plates spinning in the air, meeting every need of the client, the guests, the venue and the chefs, and the whole evening was flawless. Working with Natalie isn’t work at all – it’s a delight."
Food writer and commentator
"I’ve worked with Natalie on a number of events both in Ontario and in British Columbia including a Visa Infinite Dinner at Bymark. Not only does Natalie run a seamless event from an operational standpoint, but she is an adept conversationalist and is engaged with guests throughout. I would certainly work with Natalie again in the future!"
Chef-Owner Bymark, ONE, Fabbrica Restaurants, McEwan's Gourmet Groceries, McEwan Catering and Head Judge on the Food Network's hit-show, Top Chef Canada
"I got in touch with Natalie five years ago when I was starting to tour my cookbooks in Ontario. I envisioned celebratory, culinary events that reflected both my brand, My New Roots, and the respective themes of the books themselves. She not only connected me to my favourite chefs to cook at these events, but set up gorgeous, inspired spaces in Prince Edward County and Toronto that took My New Roots into the third dimension! The events were fun and relaxed, yet sophisticated. I felt considered and supported during each step of the process, and her attention to detail was unparalleled. With her incredibly broad industry network, years of experience, and the pure joy for what she does, working with her is a total pleasure."
Founder of My New Roots, Vegetarian Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer and Blogger
"On all the events we have had the pleasure of working with Natalie on whether in the Okanagan or in Ontario—she always puts in the hardest work and we continue to be grateful for all those efforts. She is a consummate professional and working in that context is a breeze knowing that all of the details will be taken care of, and moreover, that all of the relationships will be positively managed."
Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs
Culmina Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia
"Having worked with Natalie on nearly two dozen wine and food events over a decade, I can say with confidence that she knows the business. Attention to detail, organization, and most importantly a clear understanding of what makes an event successful, from space to flow to content, are her strengths."
Canada’s first Master Sommelier, Principal Critic at WineAlign.ca
"When Natalie calls, never hesitate on answering. She is an ultimate rockstar and the mastermind behind countless culinary celebrations across Canada."
Cookbook Author, Food Columnist for the Globe & Mail
"I’ve known Natalie for over 8 years. Her reputation in the industry is flawless. Any chance I have to spend time and work with her is one I never pass up. She’s connected, charming, and a dream to work with."
Founder & Director Terroir Symposium