We opened our doors in 1991 with a business plan, two refrigerators, one oven, three dedicated individuals and a dream to bring great food to homes, businesses and special events throughout the capital region.
Our attention to detail, fresh seasonal ingredients, innovative menus and a dedicated, caring team of individuals has created a winning combination.
Our food shop menu changes weekly and our catering menus seasonally, providing our clients with food experiences that continually delight the senses.
Freshness, quality, taste, commitment to service and exceptional customer service are what give Thyme & Again every reason to continue pushing the culinary envelope.
Our warm and inviting location is a great place to stop by for coffee with an old friend, indulge yourself in one of our award winning desserts or grab a delicious home cooked meal to go or to eat in. A variety of appetizers for last minute entertaining and unique giftware and linens are also available.
From intimate dinner parties and social gatherings to fundraisers and corporate launches, Thyme & Again Catering has evolved into Ottawa’s premiere catering company.
For more information on our food shop please contact us at (613) 722-6277 or visit us at 1255 Wellington Street West.
For more information on our catering services please contact our catering office at (613) 722-0093.
“When I stop to think about what has contributed most to our business success – the answer is very clear – it is the people I work with. I have been incredibly fortunate to have met, hired, and worked side by side with some amazing individuals. They have all contributed their creative talents, energy, tenacity, stubbornness, and humour over the years. Some of these people have been working with Thyme & Again since the very beginning in 1991 when we had a 400 square foot kitchen, a fridge and a mixer. Being able to rely on each other for continued support enabled us to grow the company – through trust, encouragement and the freedom to be creative has resulted in a very dynamic and fun working environment — a wonderful community of people with a common goal — and it is this community that has contributed most to our continued success.”
Sheila Whyte, president/owner of Thyme and Again Creative Catering and Take Home Foods, is an innovative leader and trend-setter in Ottawa’s food/catering industry. Since her start-up in 1991, she has created an impressive catering company, housing a take-home food shop, in-house bakery, retail shop, and thriving eatery – one of Ottawa’s leading destinations for people who enjoy exceptional service and delicious food. Using her dynamic hands-on approach in a highly demanding business, Sheila relies on humour and creative problem solving to lead and motivated her talented team of creative professionals. Sheila and her team has catered thousands of events, including high profile events such as the opening of the Ottawa International Airport (2000 guests), The Queen’s Visit in 2010, and most recently The opening of Caravaggio exhibits at The National Gallery of Canada.
In 2009, Sheila expanded her business and opened Exposure Gallery- providing a contemporary Canadian photography Gallery and creating a dynamic new event space in Ottawa that promotes creativity and collaboration.
As a local authority in contemporary and elegant catering, entertaining and event management, she is regularly consulted on her expertise and featured in the Ottawa Citizen Food Section, CBC Radio and Television and other local media.
Sheila currently sits on the advisory board for Savour Ottawa and the Culinary Management advisory board at Algonquin College. She is also an active board member of the Baskets of Panache committee, the Ottawa Art Gallery yearly fundraiser and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. She was a graduate from Leadership Ottawa in 2009. Sheila is a new founding member of the Royal Ottawa Women for Mental Health Campaign.
Sheila Whyte and Thyme and Again is also listed as one of the top 2000 companies in Canada in Who’s Who in Canadian Business.
Sheila’s strong commitment and support of the arts and charitable/community organizations has continued to grow along with her company. She received the Ottawa Arts Council Award for Small Business Contributions to the Arts and is the recipient of two awards from the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. She was also recognized with an honorary chair in 2010 by Ottawa Speech and Drama in The Great Canadian Theatre Company for contributions to the arts community in Ottawa. Other significant corporate sponsorships include: Ottawa International Jazz Festival for 18 years, Ottawa Food Bank, Pearls for Girls, YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, Evening with Abagail Breast Cancer Fundraiser, The Community Foundation of Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery, Philanthropy Awards and The West End Studio Tours. Sheila is married to Clayton Kennedy and is the mother of 2 young boys. Her family will continue to be her first priority and greatest achievement.
For more information on our food shop, please contact us at (613) 722-6277 or visit us at 1255 Wellington Street West.
For more information on our catering services, please contact us at (613) 722-0093.