Elite Catering's Chef Ric has been taking care of
Ottawa's catering requirements. Working closely with the
Montgomery Legion, Elite Catering offers you the
highest quality food and service.
Chef Ric (Owner), with over 25 years experience, and
Chef Sammy Amponash are ready, willing and able to
satisfy all your catering requirements.
Trained in Hotel and Restaurant Management he received
his Chef's Red Seal at Camosun College, in Victoria B.C.
He has catered events from 2 people to 6000 people.
Member of the CCF (Canadian Culinary Federation), Chef
Ric is also a graduate of the University of Ottawa
Leadership Program and the Christopher Leadership
Chef Ric is an active volunteer in the community,
serving on several local boards. Currently he sits on
the Algonquin College Student Advisory Board and is a
past board member of Just Food, Canadian Culinary
Federation and Newgate 180.
Among his many achievements and accolades, Chef Ric was
recognized as one of Ottawa’s ‘Amazing People’ by CTV
Ottawa. In 2014 he was named
Chef of the Year by the Canadian Culinary
In 2015 He earned the Maury Carp Award for Community
Development and in 2016 he was awarded the Ontario Medal
for Good Citizenship by the Governor General. In 2019,
he was inducted into the Order of Ottawa for his
exceptional professional contribution to life in the
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