Elite Catering
Owner & Chef
Ric Watson




Since 2001, 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 Program.

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 Federation,

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 city.

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