Walter Vaz / Partner
A partner and executive chef of CaterTrendz Culinary, Walter Vaz is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations, menu creations and kitchens management.
Walter Is an Award-winning, progressive culinary professional with years of experience in award winning culinary establishments that include upscale restaurants to major foodservice operations. Known for her dedication to food service excellence and state-of-the-art fusion cuisine, Walter has created a buzz around herself wherever he has landed.
Off-premise catering; Operational issues, including management of the kitchen; Logistics and transportation, dispatches and production reports.
Walter is proud to be the second generation in the foodservice and catering business. His father, a Portuguese immigrant, began working in hotels, rising to become the banquet manager at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto. Walter started his career as a waiter at various city hotels and set his sights on the business from an early age. A graduate of the Centennial College Hospitality program, Walter soon opened his own California-style bistro and catering business in St. Catharines, ON, pioneering the creation of food and wine events at wineries in the area’s newly developing vineyards.