Renato Zegarra, the Wellness Chef, is passionately committed to providing high quality food that is both healthy and delicious. The next time you are hosting a formal event, catering a business function, or looking for some oven-ready meal options to fit easily into your busy life, consider The Wellness Chef. Contact Renato to customize the menu for your event. The Wellness Chef will accommodate all of your wishes.

Formal and informal catering for 4+

The Wellness Chef can cater functions and events of any size, and his many years of experience in international and ethnic cuisine allows us to tailor menus to any client’s requests and specifications.

In-season, organic and locally grown ingredients ensure that the food is just as memorable as the people who attend your family gatherings, dinner parties, weddings, barbecues, picnics, corporate and private events.

Some Menu Ideas


  • Tequeños with Peruvian-style quacamole
  • Shrimp and mango spring rolls
  • Smoked salmon with garlic aioli
  • Sautéed scallops in a cilantro and vodka-infused sauce
  • Goat cheese and sundried tomato puff pastry spirals
  • Greek phyllo parcels, stuffed with feta cheese and spinach
  • Marinated roasted vegetable skewers
  • Grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto
  • Vegetarian samosas with mango chutney

Main courses

  • Baked tilapia with a sundried tomato crust, whipped potatoes and Italian steamed broccoli
  • Chimichurri marinated grilled salmon or chicken kababs with turnip & potato croquettes
  • Salmon teriyaki with stir fried Asian vegetables served on a bed of soba noodles
  • Griddled lamb cutlets with baba ganoush and tabouli
  • Slow roasted rack of lamb with caramelized brussel sprouts and root vegetable purée
  • Asiago cheese and sundried tomato stuffed chicken breast with three cheese tortellini
  • Brie and cranberry stuffed turkey breast with asparagus and barley timbales
  • Apple, cranberry and walnut stuffed pork tenderloin with mushroom risotto
  • Tandoori bbq chicken with curried squash and steamed jasmine rice
  • Butternut squash ravioli with three mushroom sauce
  • Grilled sirloin in a béarnaise sauce with new potatoes and choice of salad
  • Rich red wine and beef stew with whipped potatoes or noodles
  • Beef tenderloin with a wild mushroom sauce and Spanish polenta
  • Red lentil daal with ginger basmati rice

This is just a sample of what Renato can create.  Please contact us with your suggestions and requests.

Cocktail Parties and Receptions

Are you hosting a business reception for colleagues and clients or a cocktail party for friends? The right catering can make your event memorable for your guests and easy for you. There are several catering options, designed to make your entertaining a breeze, and your guests comfortable. For small informal gatherings, you can arrange to pick up prepared food and heat and serve yourself, or, if you require assistance, Renato can attend your event to prepare, plate and serve a variety of hot and cold menu options.

Whether you are hosting something casual for ten, or something formal for one hundred, let the Wellness Chef put together a menu for you. Below you’ll find just a few of the possibilities. Call for your personalized menu consultation.

Hot Appetizers

  • Spinach, onion and cheese phyllo triangles
  • Beef tenderloin rolls with three mustard and horseradish
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Marinated grilled portobello mushrooms
  • Shrimp and mango spring rolls
  • Stuffed mini phyllo triangles
  • Grilled chimichurri chicken skewers
  • Sautéed scallops in a cilantro and vodka-infused sauce
  • Goat cheese and sundried tomato puff pastry spirals
  • Greek phyllo parcels, stuffed with feta cheese and spinach
  • Grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto
  • Vegetarian samosas with mango chutney
  • Brie and caramelized onion tartlettes

Cold Appetizers

  • Tequeños with Peruvian-style guacamole
  • Smoked Salmon and fresh herb rolls
  • Smoked salmon with garlic aioli
  • Gazpacho Shots
  • Ceviche Spoons
  • Fresh guacamole served in mini tortilla cups
  • Marinated roasted vegetable skewers


  • Cocktail-size canapé served on different pastries crowned with a variety of toppings, each beautifully garnished and appetizingly presented.
  • Favourites include: stuffed chicken breast, shrimp, scallop,
  • Prosciutto wrapped shrimp drizzled in a fresh basil and garlic aioli
  • Goat cheese topped with a sundried tomato, roasted red pepper tapenade
  • Brie with house made raspberry spread


  • International & domestic cheeses served with fresh & dried fruits and assorted nuts
  • Fresh garden crudités & dips
  • Old-fashioned ham and cold meat platter. Served sliced with a variety of breads & mustards
  • Smoked trout and salmon platter served with variety of fresh and pickled vegetables, fresh herb dip, and house bread
  • Mediterranean Platter served with artichoke hearts, artisan breads , hummus, olives, marinated mushrooms, sundried tomato dip

Business meetings

Business meetings don’t have to be about boring sandwiches and calorie-laden baked goods. Surprisingly, food that is delicious, healthy and fresh is possible—and it can be done without blowing the budget. Take a look at some of the sample menus below to see what’s available. Your colleagues will thank you!

Morning Snack

  • Basket of freshly baked pastries, bread and muffins
  • Butter & spreads
  • Cheeses and fruit platter
  • Coffee, tea and juices

Cold Lunch

  • Vegetable tray with fragrant cheese & herb dip OR salad of your choice
  • Sandwich platter, choices include:
    • Peruvian Triple: a layered combination of avocado, tomato and egg salad
    • Emperor’s Wrap: classic Caesar wrap with roasted strips of chicken breast
    • Caprese (tomato and mozzarella drizzled with basil aioli)
    • Brie and caramelized onion foccacia
    • Slow roasted beef with three mustard horseradish
    • Grandma’s chicken salad sandwich
  • Fresh fruit tray or assorted baked sweets tray
  • Assorted beverages

Hot Lunch

  • Soup OR salad of the day, choices include:
    • Italian minestrone
    • Harvest vegetable
    • Asian chicken
    • Curried butternut squash
    • Mushroom barley
    • Salad #1 Poached pear, baby spinach and blue cheese
    • Salad #2 Roasted vegetables and barley
    • Salad #3 Wellness Chef salad
    • Salad #4 Traditional Greek or Caesar
  • Hot Entrée, choices include
    • Spinach and Butternut Squash lasagne in a béchamel sauce
    • Chimichurri Chicken &/or Marinated roasted vegetable skewers
    • Sautéed vegetables in Peruvian-Japanese sauce with aromatic ginger rice
    • Glazed pork brochette with three mushroom risotto
    • Artichoke, swiss chard & goat cheese quiche
  • Fresh Fruit OR Assorted home baked sweets
  • Assorted beverages

Afternoon Snack

  • Assortment of homemade cookies, tarts and squares
  • Fresh Fruit Tray
  • Coffee and Tea