Vancouver catering company Culinary Capers declares bankruptcy

May 21 2020, 5:18 pm

A major Vancouver-based catering company has declared bankruptcy after 33 years in operation.

Culinary Capers Catering made the announcement on Wednesday, citing restrictions imposed by the ongoing pandemic as the reason for the difficult decision.

Culinary Capers thanked its employees and patrons that built the company over the past three decades in a post on its social media channels.

“After examining all the options, we concluded that our only viable option was to declare bankruptcy,” read the statement from Culinary Capers CEO Debra Lykkemark.

Culinary Capers joins a growing list of much-loved local food and beverage establishments that have closed amid the pandemic.


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Here is the full statement from Culinary Capers:

Culinary Capers says Goodbye

Entrepreneurs know that opening and operating your own business can be the best accomplishment of your life. The adventure of founding, nurturing and growing Culinary Capers Catering for 33 years with a talented and passionate team of professionals while developing a large and loyal clientele was a very satisfying achievement and a lot of fun!

We want to sincerely thank all the people who contributed to our success. The amazing clients that allowed us to share so many of the milestones of their personal and professional life. Our incredible staff for their years of hard work and dedication to excellence. All the suppliers that provided us with incredible service and rose to every challenge with creative solutions. The entire local event community, and all our catering colleagues from around the world, who helped us to grow and improve every aspect of our operations.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed to mitigate the spread led to us being no longer able to operate our business model. After examining all the options, we concluded that our only viable option was to declare bankruptcy. The hardest decision of my career.

From the bottom of my heart – Thank You!



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