FAQS

+ Why should I hire an event planner?

Event planners bring years of experience, knowledge and trouble-shooting expertise. Although Pinterest and Google are phenomenal reference tools, planning and executing events takes years of know-how.

If ever you are faced with an emergency at your event, you’ll wish that you took that extra step in hiring a qualifies event planner, who not only can fix the problem but likely have planned the event to avoid the problem ever existed initially.

+ How long have you been in business?

Eventure was founded in 2011. We are in our seventh year of business.

+ What types of event services do you offer?

We are one of North America’s only entirely vertical event production agency. Our core business encompasses catering, mobile bar services, technical production (sound, lighting, audio-visual and staging services), event décor and design, event staffing and, of course, event planning and logistics management.

+ How far in advance of an event should I contact you?

Eventure has produced 500 person corporate events three weeks before the event and also have worked on 50 person private events 1 year in advance. The more time we have to plan the event, the better the final product will be. Ideally though, we should be your first call and then we can work with you on the rest.

+ Is an Event Planner expensive?

No, Eventure planners are not expensive. Because of our vertical business model we are likely to save you money by hiring us, rather than cost more.

+ Am I tied to using certain suppliers if I work with you?

Definitely not! Obviously our business model incentivises our clients to our in-house event products and services. Our “one-stop-shop” formula allows us to add value to our clients by affording discounts to our client based on the number of Eventure services they use so, essentially, the more of our services you use, the more you save.

Of course we realize that clients may have pre-existing relationships with external suppliers and so we are always ready, willing and happy to work collaboratively.

+ Where do I start when planning catering for my event?

That’s easy! Give us a call (514-733-9000) or send us an e-mail (info@event-ure.com). From consultation to coordination, one call does it all!

+ Is your food prepared by a qualified chef?

Most definitely! Born in Montreal, Quebec, chef Benjamin Cooper was already showing his culinary inclination at the age of five, when he surprised his parents by ordering "escargots" at a restaurant. By the age of 12, he had moved across the Atlantic to Europe where he developed a full-fledged passion for good food.

Upon graduating in both Pastry and International Cooking from Tiroler Fachberufes Schule, Ben completed his apprenticeship at world renowned Hotel Klosterbräu's Ritter Oswald Stube in the Olympic region of Seefeld, in Tyrol Austria., where he was awarded with one 'tocque' from the Gault Millau guide, the Austrian equivalent of the Michelin star.

In 2006, Ben was the youngest chef to have been awarded a gold medal at the International Art Cooking Exhibition in Salzburg, Austria.

Ben moved back to Montreal in 2008 and started working in some of the city's top kitchens before being recruited by the late Chef John Ledwell as his protégé, working his way up to Chef de Cuisine at the exclusive members-only club, Le 357c, where his food was enjoyed by many celebrity fans, among them former Prime Ministers Jean Chretien and Brian Mulroney, as well as international celebrities Barbra Streisand, Robert DeNiro, and Celine Dion.

Today, at the ripe age of 29, Ben is redefining event catering.

+ Are you fully insured?

Absolutely! We hold a 5-million dollar insurance policy and are fully covered.

+ What are your booking policies for weddings or other events?

Once our proposal is approved and the event concept is finalized, we move to the contract phase.  Typically, clients are required to provide a deposit of 50% at signing with the balance due onsite before the start of the event.  Any elements that are added on after the contract has been signed must be reconciled within 7 days following the event. 

+ What style of catering services do you offer?

We are an extremely versatile catering company.  From style of service (seated dinner, buffet stations, cocktail dinnatoire, etc…) to flavours and themes, we work with our clients to create menus that make sense.

+ Do you have set menus or am I able to customize a menu for my event?

Our catering service is extremely unique in that we don’t typically insist clients choose from a pre-established menu.  In fact, while we can always suggest some of our more popular plates, our catering team enjoys working closely with our clients to establish a customized menu and, more often than not, create custom dishes that reflect the overall theme of the event and/or our client’s tastes.  Our chefs are always excited to explore their creative genius and enjoy fusing flavours to come up with new, innovative dishes and branded bites.

One of our most recent creations:  A Hindu-Jewish (a.k.a. HinJew) fusion menu for a wedding client which included original dishes like Samosa Knishes and Tandoori Beef Brisket. 

+ I’d like to do a dinner party at my house, can you cater at my home?

Of course!  We do this all the time.  Working in the comfort of our clients’ homes is seamless.  Sometimes, depending on the layout of the home or the kitchen facilities available, we may need to add an extension (i.e. a backyard tent) or bring in additional kitchen equipment.  One thing is for sure: we can always find a way to create an intimate evening in our clients’ homes.

+ Are you solely  a caterer or are you able to assist in planning my entire event?

  Catering is only one of the services Eventure offers.  Our planning and logistics division can assist in conceptualizing, designing and executing your event. Our event designers create mood boards and 3D CAD renderings affording our guests the opportunity to visualize their event well in advance of its production.  We offer multiple levels of coordination services from full-service to day-of.  Contact us for more information.

+ Can you provide staffing for my event?

 We believe that “people make the party” and that staff is an important deliverable.  Our staff are young, versatile and, most importantly, personable. 

+ Do you offer tastings?

Once a menu is established, we are happy to offer tastings.  If the tasting is offered after the contract has been signed, the service is included.  Otherwise, we charge a flat fee of $500.00 for the tasting experience which is deducted from the total cost of the event once the contract is signed.

+ How is Eventure different from other event planners in Montreal?

Quite simply, Eventure is North America’s only entirely vertical event planning agency.  The fact that we offer all essential event services (catering, bar, technical services, event staffing,  photography, videography, décor and design, and planning and coordination services)  under one roof allows us complete control over the events we produce and affords us the ability be extremely competitive in terms of our pricing, especially when we are hired to provide multiple services, by way of offering  package pricing.