We take pride in our Catering

PAVIA is one of Halifax’s fastest growing catering companies. Whether you are booking space at the Halifax Central Library, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, or you are hosting an event at the location of your choice, we are always honoured to be asked to provide your sophisticated culinary experience. Our locally sourced catering menu makes us the ideal choice for small meetings to large cocktail functions.

Menu Selection

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 grey 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!

CATERING MENU  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. 

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. Ourbakers 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 perfect cocktail. Our hors-d’oeuvre menu is carefully curatedand 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 created by our talented culinary team. 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 yet unique selection of wines and local beers. As well, we can easily extend our liquor license to ensure your event is properly managed. We are also able to work with our suppliers to have the perfect selection for your event. Here is our simplified, suggested list of offerings:


PAVIA Gallery - Espresso Bar & Café in Herring Cove: The entire space is available for your pleasure for $100.00 per hour, at a three hour minimum. All food and beverages are exclusively supplied by PAVIA. 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. For more information on room bookings and availability, 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.

Ordering Guidelines


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: events@paviagallery.com   Please note, your order is not official until you receive confirmation from us via email. 

CUT-OFF TIMES                        

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.