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Shaw Centre’s New Menu Offers a Transformative Culinary Experience

The new menu at the Shaw Centre delivers offerings that will elevate your next event.

Two Morning Pastries served on a plate.
Three Banh Mi Sandwiches served on a plate.
The Short Rib dish served on a plate.

March 27, 2023 – Ottawa, ON

The Shaw Centre is proud to debut its completely revamped 2023 menu. The menu features a number of items that are traditionally not found at convention centres and showcases suppliers from around the Ottawa area. The local flavours are incorporated into a wide variety of dishes that pull inspiration from all corners of Canada, making it the perfect menu for Canada’s Meeting Place.

Shaw Centre’s Executive Chef Patrick Turcot and his team have curated a culinary masterpiece. Partnering with true artisans, growers, and suppliers, locally as well as those from coast to coast, to bring together ingredients of the highest caliber for remarkably transformative culinary memories. Turcot says “Food is about memories. When you experience amazing food, it creates an unforgettable memory. That’s what I want guests to experience with this menu here at the Shaw Centre.”

“With the Shaw Centre currently holding the distinction of World’s Best Convention Centre, we’re excited to offer this world-class menu to our clients” says Nina Kressler, Shaw Centre’s President and CEO. Kressler says, “This new menu, which incorporates local suppliers and features dishes inspired from across Canada, will offer attendees a culinary experience usually not found at convention centres.”

As part of this new menu, the Shaw Centre is pleased to announce its second chocolate profile, By55 Lait no2. A milk chocolate offers a delectable blend of cocoa beans from the Ivory Coast and Tanzania with notes of caramel and a subtle salt finish. This profile was also created in the same Parisian studio as the Shaw Centre’s first unique chocolate profile, By55 Noir no1. The Shaw Centre is the only convention centre in the world to have two unique chocolate profiles.

About By55 Noir no1 and By55 Lait no2

Behind the name, By55 Noir no1 and By55 Lait no2. The By55 brand is the official culinary brand of the Shaw Centre. The brand is derived from the Shaw Centre’s civic address which is 55 Colonel By Drive and is incorporated in to a number of culinary initiatives found within the Shaw Centre. Noir, which translates to dark, for the dark chocolate and no1 for the first edition. Lait, which translates to milk, for the milk chocolate and no2 for the second edition.

About the Shaw Centre

Shaw Centre, previously known as the Ottawa Congress Centre, was founded in 1983. The Centre was redeveloped into a new, larger facility with project funding from the Province of Ontario, the City of Ottawa and the Government of Canada which opened its doors in April 2011 as the Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC). In October 2014, the OCC entered a 10-year partnership with Shaw Communications, rebranding the facility as the Shaw Centre. The state-of-the-art convention centre is a spectacular venue that induces economic impact by hosting conventions, conferences, meetings, and events. It was named the 2020 “World’s Best Convention Centre” by the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC). The Centre is governed by a board of directors, managed by an expert team of professionals, and operationally driven by inspired colleagues and selected suppliers whose main goal is to create extraordinary events.

For More Information

Josh Verch
Director, Marketing and Partnerships
Shaw Centre

List of suppliers featured within the menu:

Laiterie De L’Outaouais Inc
Älska Farm
Lacelle Apiary
St-Albert Cheese
Burnbrae Farms
Laiterie de Charlevoix 1608
Cows Creamery PEI
Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food
Seed to Sausage
Fromagerie de Montebello
Le Coprin
Glengarry Fine Cheese
Fauxmagerie Zengarry
Papajack Popcorn
Vintage PoP Shoppe Soda
Maverick’s Donuts
Kettlemans Bagels
Nadeau Farm
Juniper Farm
Ishina Distinguished Indian Cuisine
Golden Palace
King Cole Ducks
Brome Lake Ducks Ltd
Niagara Food Specialties
Dandurand Wines
Pelee Island Winery
Broadhead Brewery
Dunrobin Distilleries