Celebrating 25 Years of Thyme & Again
How do you celebrate 25 amazing years of fun and food?
By throwing a fabulous party to celebrate!
On September 9th 2016, Thyme & Again did just that. Taking a moment to appreciate its growth from modest startup in 1991, into Ottawa’s number one caterer in style.
This special celebration took place at Ottawa’s Horticultural building and brought together over 400 guests to join in the festivities. Surrounded by
beautiful rustic décor, party goers enjoyed a menu that included hanging charcuterie swings featuring local artisans, our new house smoked salmon, a chocolate fondue station and a celebration of the harvest – the ingredients of which were not only supplied by local farmers…but displayed in a canoe!
What was particularly notable about this cozy affair was the “it takes a village” mentality, as the evening spotlighted not only Sheila Whyte and her team’s accomplishments but the amazing support from the community at large. Other than the Thyme & Again gang, collaborators included the creative geniuses at Event Design, Chez Lili, Lou Lou Lounge, Cellar 83, and Bloomfield Flowers. Other than delicious food, guests were treated to excellent entertainment. CTV’s Leanne Cusack acted as emcee while local pop band The Pep Tides took the stage to cap off the evening with fantastic music and dancing. Mayor Jim Watson was also in attendance, presenting Sheila with a plaque commemorating 25 incredible years.
Upon receiving the plaque, Sheila noted that while the heart of Thyme & Again has always been the food, the real driving force is “the people who are constantly creating and contributing to it”. She also took a moment to recognize all the significant partnerships carrying forward into the next twenty five years including the Ottawa Jazz Festival, the Parkdale Food Centre, the Ottawa Art Gallery, The Riverkeeper and The Great Canadian Theatre Company, as well as team members both old and new.
The evening, while full of fun, was, as Sheila noted “a moment to pause and reflect, but also a launching point for the next 25 years”.
Cheers to the #Next25!