Kitchens of Distinction testimonial June 28

Wallace Jay Scott

Kitchens of Distinction, led by the warm and genuine Executive Chef Shirley Lang, provided amazing fare. Ingredients were noticeably fresh, and Chef Shirley combined local and indigenous flavours with the …

Chef Shirley Lang's garden

Medicinal Benefits of Herbs

For literally centuries people have been turning to nature to help cure themselves of disease and illness. Today is no different. Herbs have well known medicinal benefits that cannot be …

Peter Ord, Robert Bateman Centre

“The Robert Bateman Centre has been thrilled to work with Chef Shirley and her team on numerous events that have incorporated her creative and quality-driven culinary skills. She has delivered …

Lynda Rozon

“Hi Shirley, Once again I what to thank you for helping to make my birthday party memorable. I liked Shirley from the first time I met her.  She had great menu ideas …

Trisha Stern

“From the moment you arrived, promptly on time, you took control and proceeded to exceed our expectations at every turn. You provided decorations, which really made the season come alive. …

Anne Morgan

“I recently attended the National Annual General Meeting of Friendship Centres in Victoria where your company had catered the dinner. I must tell you that it was the most wonderful …

Doreen Provencher

“ The luncheon that was provided to our event was absolutely wonderful! When I discussed with Shirley what I envisioned she was very flexible and knew exactly what I wanted.  …

Aimee Arsenault

“The food was wonderful! We’re used to having soup and sandwiches when we hold our meetings at hotels, so having a nice home cooked meal was such a treat for us. It …

Anna Waugh

“Sometime ago I had the opportunity to sample Kitchens of Distinction’s food. This was a memorable experience that I never forgot. So when I planned a large party for sixty …

Amanda, Ami & Elijah

“We chose to work with Shirley Lang to prepare our wedding feast, based both on her philosophy of local, organic and sustainable food sourcing, as well as our desire to …

Judith Cullington

“Shirl – Wow! Really good! Awesome food! And that’s just what our guests said! It was wonderful to have you catering our wedding, it helped to make the day really …

Spirit Culinary Tour Article

SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE  Sunshine bouncing off the limo windows. Aqua ocean, warm beaches, breath-taking west coast views. Bliss. Laughter. Unforgettable cuisine. These are my memories of an extraordinary culinary adventure with Chef Shirley …

Local Indigenous Menu

Passed Hors d’oeuvres Cat Tail Puff Pastry Wrap: Cat tail shoots with dandelion leaves and wild blackberry vinaigrette (Vegetarian) Hairy Cat’s Ear Rice Rolls with Sea Asparagus, Wall Lettuce and Sea …

Coast Collective Art Gallery

Shirley brings the flavours of the world alive with every bite of her scrumptious culinary creations. I’ve had pleasure and delight to collaborate with Shirley on two events (so far), …

WestShore Tourism Victoria Mixer Collaboration

WestShore Mixer Hosts: L.A. Limousines & Transportation Services is Greater Victoria’s premier ground transportation company, providing service since 1989.  Whether it’s a night out on the town to celebrate something …

Holiday Celebration Trends

Kitchens of Distinction Culinary Arts Ltd. Holiday Celebration Trends This is the season many of us wait for all year long. It’s an opportunity to be more creative, adding animation and glitter to …

Salmon 'Ball' with Pepper in a pond of Dill Creme Fraiche

Michael Jakeman

Hello Shirley Lang, Kitchen’s of Distinction. Organizing a large feast can be daunting but thankfully a friend referred me to you!  Our Indigenous Law Student Association’s graduation was a fantastic event …

Fresh Veggies

Doug Webb

For an 80th birthday celebration the catering was from Kitchens of Distinction, done superbly by Chef Shirley Lang. The wonderfully prepared food from the salmon to the salads was a big …

Polenta "Ginger Bread Men" topped with Brie & Blueberry

Mary Spilsbury Ross

“On a magical late summer evening, we held a celebration in our garden for over sixty friends for cocktails, tapas and a giant Pacific Coast paella cooked outdoors.   If it …

Roast Zatar Cauliflower

Anita and Ron Fownes

Thank you sooooo much for a lovely dinner that our children arranged for us (Sheryl Bell) on Sunday with your help. A totally new experience to be served in one’s own …

Stunning cuisine by Chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Nicole Bresser

I have had the pleasure of working with Shirley, and Kitchens of Distinction on two separate occasions.  Both times, I was amazed by the quality of food, Shirley’s professionalism and …

Fresh Tomato Basil Bocconcini Skewers

Cedric and Dorene Steele

We had the pleasure of attending Barbara Hubbard’s  barbecue last night. Your young man in attendance provided superb service. The appetizers were terrific and we were most impressed with the professionalism …

Exquisite horderves

Deb Alcadinho

“I hired Shirley for a private function, a small gathering of 30 people, for a surprise party. Shirley Lang, Kitchens of Distinction provided the Tapas and served 6 different small …

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Sacha Mullen

Hi Shirley, Thank you so much for the wonderful appy’s you provided.  They were a big hit.  I think the two fave’s were the Prawn, Mango, red pepper, garlic, cilantro salad in …

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Edith Zarelli

I want to pass along and recommend  Shirley Lang of Kitchen’s of Distinction, whom I recently had the pleasure of having had cook for my 40+ guests.  She is in …

Sharon Shalinsky

Dear Shirl – thank you so very much for helping make Jack’s 80th birthday celebration such a success for our entire family. Everything was wonderful, especially the delicious, creative menu …

Roasted Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Roasted Tomatoes

Barbara Hubbard

Hi Shirl,  we had such a wonderful evening, 20 of us, staff party, and everybody was enthralled with the food you provided.  Fresh, fresh, fresh! That together with a barbecued …

Moroccan Chicken

Pamela Madoff

Hello  Shirley, Thank you so much for providing such wonderful food this evening.  It was so gratifying to be standing next to someone who was  sampling a particular item and hearing …

Roasted Vegetable Antipasto

Don and Janis Schaffer

Shirley, Thank you for the wonderful job you and your crew did catering my daughter’s wedding reception at our house on August 30. We got nothing but compliments on the food, the …

Moroccan Roasted Vegetables with Cranberry

Betty Davies

Dear Shirley, Just a note to say thank you for the delicious dinner you prepared for Linda’s birthday party! It was truly spectacular and I will keep your card in …

Tomato, Green Bean, Corn, Garlic Salad

Sherry Paterson

WOW! Shirley, I can’t begin to thank you enough for such a great dinner party, everything was perfect, our guests raved about the food, your outstanding culinary expertise and John’s …

Aboriginal Education, SD62

1. The ability to create a memorable experience thru beautiful presentation whether lunch or gathering!

 Shirley magically knows the perfect menu by asking a few key questions about the meeting …

Roasted chicken breast and fresh fruit and vegtables

Spirit Excursions

We recently went on an unusual tour of Vancouver Island. Our guides Shirley and Fran took us on a fabulous food lovers adventure. We visited farms, wineries, a distillery, a …

MALBEC World Day

Malbec from Argentina

I love Malbec Wine. So when I was asked to create some tasty treats for a Malbec wine tasting at Everything Wine for April 11,  from 2:00 – 4:00, I …

Black Bean, Crab, Guacamole, Smoked Salmon, Caviar Verrine

Fergus Kyne

“I attended a nine course Valentine’s dinner at Kitchens of Distinction, hosted by Executive Chef and owner Shirley Lang. From the hors d’oeuvres to the closing dessert trio, every item …

Delicious food prepared by Chef Shirley Lang

Erin Morton

“This was undoubtedly one of the best dinners I have ever had. Shirley absolutely knocked it out of the park on all 6 courses. Duck confit on Foie Gras Pate …

Delicious Food Prepared by Chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Byron Houston

“I recently attended an exquisite six course dinner party with 11 other people at the home of Shirley Lang. Shirley and Co are very adept at making people feel at home and …

Delicious food prepared by Chef Shirley Lang

Barb McLean

“I attended the single’s Valentine dinner party last night at Shirley’s beautiful home. My nervousness vanished with Shirley’s graciousness and warmth. There were 11 other people and we got along famously: …

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Misty Olsen, Wedding Planner

“Shirley spent the time with me to create a casual, yet elegant menu for my picnic style wedding…she brought my vision to life.”  Misty Olsen, Olsen Weddings & Events  Print this …

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Curtis Erickson

“I want to write this letter to express how happy I am with the service, and more importantly the quality of food, provided by Kitchens of Distinction. This was for my 40th birthday …

Parmesan Custard with Smoked Salmon & Dill

Tracy McAllister, Marketing Strategist

“Our company’s Christmas party was that much more special with Chef Shirley’s amazing 8 course meal. Every dish was unique, delicious and everyone was raving about it days later!” Tracy McAllister, …

Bonnie Mitchell, Mitchell Creative

“I have used Kitchens of Distinction to cater events and have attended events catered by Chef Shirley and her wonderful staff. The catering experience provided has always been very professional and …

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Annette Quan

“I hosted an African themed afternoon. Trying to be the Fabulous Hostess, I called upon Chef Shirley to assist. I received much more than I could have asked for! Shirley …

Delicious Food Prepared by Chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

When You’re Caught Unprepared

Even the best-laid plans can go awry. If you find that you’re stuck in a situation where you aren’t prepared to eat a healthy meal from home, you can still …

Nutcracker

Food Presentation

  The Holiday Entertaining Begins! Presenting Food Your family and friends always tell you that your cooking is fantastic. Now it’s the holidays and you feel it’s time to add …

Memorial March Group

“Thank you Shirley, for the delicious food, warm presence and continued commitment to the Memorial March. We deeply appreciate it.” Memorial March Group Print this entry

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Budd L Hall PhD, Co-Chair, UVIC

“Thank you Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction for the incredible Aboriginal fusion dinner you created for our family and guests during the Congress at UVIC this summer.  Our guests raved …

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Rose Lenser & Taiaiake Alfred

“We hired Shirley Lang’s Kitchens of Distinction to take care of the food and drink for my 50th birthday party. From planning to clean up, Shirley and her crew were outstanding, and …

Coffee Prices Rise

COFFEE BEAN PRICES ON THE RISE  Megan O’Brien  November 6, 2014   Canadian,  News  799 TORONTO — The value of coffee beans has nearly doubled this year, partly due to concerns …

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Dr. Maria Cescon, Toronto

“My visual memory of your stunning presentations are clear and delightful. I have heard so many rapturous comments about the appetizers and the salads, and the roast beast and the pumpkin waffles …

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Hermann Thoene, Yelp Review

5 Stars: “Went for a great lunch today. Shirley had special Spanish tapas, what a feast.  And the fresh Bannock was fantastic. My wife also savored the lime cheese cake. Great little …

Halibut, Salmon, Bison, Bannock

Rose Spahan

“Shirley Lang’s Kitchens of Distinction is a First Nations catering company that is my go to people for my events! She is professional and does a superb job with the First …

Amazing cuisine by chef Shirley Lang of Kitchens of Distinction

Samantha Vanderdonck

“A huge thank you goes out to Kitchens of Distinction for the incredible lunch and dinner prepared for us. In the two years I have worked for IPS I have …

Doug Webb

“For an 80th birthday celebration the catering was from Kitchens of Distinction, done superbly by Chef Shirley Lang. The wonderfully prepared food from the hors d’oeuvres to the salmon to the salads, was …