Being in the Food and Beverage Industry can sometimes be very challenging, however always rewarding. It seems I have always had a passion for food. In university it started with a taco stand at the Fredericton Market on Saturday mornings, but it was when I first started my culinary career in 1994 as a prep cook in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Alberta, that I knew I wanted to be a Chef. There is something about being under so much pressure and expectation, the planning and work behind the scenes and the timing to get it all right, when you get the service out to those groups, (whether 2 people or 500 people), and they are happy…. WOW that is addictive!
I have grown so much from my culinary experiences with the individuals that I have worked with and catered to, from toddlers to Royalty, each experience has taught me something new that I have been able to use going forward to make someone else’s experience that much more. It has been such a rewarding career so far and I am excited to see what comes next.
Since opening River’s Edge Catering Inc. in 2008, I have experienced new challenges of being an owner. We try to stay current on new culinary experiences and trends, meeting with clients and developing menu’s that will meet their specific needs and wants.
Doug MacDonald, Owner/Chef at River’s Edge Catering