Our Food philosophy? we are local. We source local
We are always honoured to be asked to provide your sophisticated culinary experience. Our locally-sourced catering menu makes us the ideal choice for everything from small meetings to large cocktail functions. When you choose PAVIA~Catering you can feel good knowing that you are investing in many amazing local suppliers. From the incredible ham and bacon in our sandwiches from Meadowbrook Farms, right down to the free-range eggs from Coldspring Farms that go into so many of our delicious baked goods; if we can get it near home, we do! This means that in some cases we may cost a bit more than other catering companies, but our prices are based on the prices of our suppliers. If you would like to learn more about any of our product suppliers, check out the LOCAL/SUSTAINABLE link on our website!
Our entire menu selection is available for catering. Our assortment of sandwiches can be served individually or as a tasting platter. Tasting platters can have sandwiches cut into halves. As well, all of our soups use local, fresh and organic ingredients where possible and are always wheat-free, meat-free and dairy-free they are delivered hot and ready for your function. Some of our favourites include: Tomato Basil (which can be served with a dollop of Goat’s Cheese and Pesto), Roasted Red Pepper & Chickpea, and Lightly Curried Cauliflower. Prices are per bowl and side.
Click the RED menu bar just below to Download the Entire Catering Menu or scroll down to view it section by section along with beautiful photos that illustrate what PAVIA Catering is all about!
TO DRINK Coffee | Tea | Cold Drinks
We have a wide selection of hot and cold drinks. Our drip coffees are roasted by our friends at Nova Coffee (a local coffee roaster) whom we have worked with to produce our exceptional blends.
BREAKFAST SUGGESTIONS Lovely Wraps | Baked Goods | Morning Favourites
A new addition to the catering menu. Photos of our wraps coming soon!
LUNCHEON MENU Sandwiches | Soups | Salads | Fruit | Veggies | Yogurt & Granola | Cheese Boards
Using our own artisanal bread, our sandwiches can be served individually or as a tasting platter and our soups are always vegan and wheat free. Our bakers make everything from scratch and can prepare beautifully presented sweets trays. And, of course, we will deliver right to you.
CATERING MENU Hors D'oeuvres | Served COOL
There is something special about a cocktail party: the abundance of colourful dishes, the attractive presentation of the food, the delicious sampling and the range of choice. Our hors-d’oeuvre menu is bespoke and what we do, we do well. Let your guests mingle and enjoy the atmosphere of your function while sampling a selection of our tempting items. Please note that items are priced by the dozen with a minimum 2 dozen of each item per order.
CATERING MENU Hors D'oeuvres | Served HOT
Again, please note that items are priced by the dozen with a minimum 2 dozen of each item per order.
fROM OUR BAKERY Made with love | Individuals or by the dozen | Custom Cakes
Our bakers make everything ourselves using butter, sugar, flour and free-range eggs from Coldspring Farms. We can also prepare beautifully presented sweets trays. The following are available as individual pieces or can be ordered by the dozen:
FROM OUR BAKERY Made With Love | By The Dozen only
The following items are priced and available for order by the dozen only with a minimum of 2 dozen per order:
DINNER MENU Sample Menu | On-site PAVIA locations only
Our brilliant chefs will create a full-course Italian meal with a focus on Nova Scotian ingredients. Your guests will be invited to participate in a true Italian-Canadian meal that will live up to the PAVIA name.
BAR MENU White Wine | Red Wine | Sparkling | Cocktails | Beer | Digestif
PAVIA is fully licensed, and has a small but carefully curated selection of wines, and a selection of our favourite local beers, ciders, and spirits. Looking for something in particular for your event? We’ll happily bring it in for you; but we think the items below are a great place to start! Here is our simplified, suggested list of offerings:
PAVIA Rental & Availability
PAVIA Gallery - Espresso Bar & Café in Herring Cove: The entire space is available for your pleasure for $150.00 per hour, at a three (3) hour minimum. This includes one (1) staff person per hour. All food and beverages are exclusively supplied by PAVIA. Once you order more than $1,000 of any combination of food & drink the minimum three (3) hour rental fee will be waived. Some conditions apply and we welcome the opportunity to work with you in order to provide the perfect setting for your event.
PAVIA - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: The cafe space at PAVIA at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is a fantastic space to hold groups of up to 70 people. Likewise, PAVIA is the exclusive catering partner for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The entire cafe space is available for your pleasure for $150.00 per hour, at a three (3) hour minimum. This includes one (1) staff person per hour. All food and beverages are exclusively supplied by PAVIA. Once you order more than $1,000 of any combination of food & drink the minimum three (3) hour rental fee will be waived. Please note that on days/times that the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is closed an additional $50/hour will be charged for AGNS security. For more information on room bookings and availability within the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, please visit the AGNS website.
PAVIA - Central Library: We would be honoured to cater your event within the Halifax Central Library. Likewise, when you book any of the rooms in the Halifax Central Library, PAVIA is on site to manage all of your catering needs. For more information on room bookings and availability, please visit the Library's website.
Thank you for considering PAVIA for your next event. To place an order please call our catering office at 902 407 4008 ext.1, or email your order with details to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note, your order is not official until you receive confirmation from us via email.
To ensure that you receive the best service possible we recommend booking well in advance. With that said, we are always willing to work with your busy schedule and we will do our best to provide top quality catering that meets your deadlines.
- For caterings happening at one of the PAVIA locations (Herring Cove, AGNS or the Halifax Central Library): Orders for all Breakfast/Morning Caterings and/or Luncheons must be placed 48 hours before your event. Cocktail style caterings must be placed one week in advance of your event.
- For caterings happening at your location or the location of your choosing: For all Breakfast/Morning Caterings and/or Luncheons must be placed 48 hours before your event. Cocktail style caterings must be placed one week in advance of your event.
Set-Up / Clean-Up: Any catering that takes place at either the AGNS or Halifax Central Library will be subject to a minimum fee which will be applied to cover the delivery, set-up & clean-up of the catering.
Delivery: Depending on where you or your event is located, our delivery fees vary. Generally, we will charge to deliver the catering to you and set up everything to our standards. Likewise, if you would prefer we can always schedule a time to pick everything up. Please contact us for information specific to your event.
Servers: If your event requires servers, or an experienced barista to prepare a la carte items at our espresso bar during one of your events, we charge $20/hour per server. Cocktail-style events may require a minimum amount of servers according to Pavia’s serving standards. For events where Pavia is supplying alcohol, we are pleased to provide professional and experience bartenders.
Cancellations require 36 hours notice. Custom orders or anything from our hors-d’oeuvres section (hot or cold) require 72 hours’ notice. Items cancelled after this time will be subject to a charge (which may be up to the entire quoted amount) upon cancellation.