Walter Vaz / Partner

A partner and General Manager of Zuchter Berk Creative Caterers, Walter Vaz is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations. He oversees:

Sales and marketing; Off-premise catering; Operational issues, including management of the kitchen; Logistics and transportation, dispatches and production reports.

Walter is proud to be the second generation in the foodservice and catering business. His father, a Portuguese immigrant, began working in hotels, rising to become the Banquet Manager at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto. Walter started his career as a waiter at various city hotels and set his sights on the business from an early age. A graduate of the Centennial College Hospitality program, Walter soon opened his own California-style bistro and catering business in St. Catharines,ON, pioneering the creation of food and wine events at wineries in the area’s newly developing vineyards.

”The major change we have over the last year revolves around the Leslie Street facility – we have a new place, a great new chef and a whole new operation. This brought us rapidly from a single synagogue company; to a business with an infrastructure,” Walter states, “We now operate much more professionally in all aspects of food service. We have the ability to create events, plan strategic locations and create activities.”