Who doesn’t need a bit of spice in their life? Baccanalle is all about giving you delicious, unforgettable, flavourful food. We specialize in contemporary and traditional Caribbean and Soul food and lifestyle choices including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetic-sensitive, low sodium. Chef Resa is also a consulting Chef to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Foundation and has developed recipes for families managing Crohn’s and Colitis. We also offer a range of dishes to bring you a rounded menu featuring our take on Canadian and international dishes and flavours – which has led to the basis for our new café – Capital Fare Café!
Enjoy our catering services, select private dining experiences, prepared meals, specialty foods, specialty beverages or baked goods. Order online and enjoy Baccanalle at home, at work, for your next special event or for an innovative and exciting gift.
We hope that you have enjoyed our food at key venues and marquee events across the city – Ottawa Farmer’s Market, Beechwood Market; Kanata Farmer’s Market; Ballet Tropical; Smart Start Youth Summit; University of Ottawa Markets; VegFest; Ottawa Art Gallery; Ottawa Fringe Fest; Ottawa Wine & Food Show; Etsy; 613 Night Market; Ottawa Wine & Food Festival; 613 ArtInFashion; Ottawa Farmer’s Market; Heart, Home, Handmade; 613Flea, TacoFest, Ottawa Valley Crafts & Collectibles, Events Sponsored by the High Commission for Trinidad & Tobago and the Trinidad & Tobago Association of Ottawa, and more!
At your service!
Resa Solomon-St. Lewis is the Chef-Owner-Founder of Baccanalle. She completed Chef Training (with honours) at Algonquin College and also holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Ottawa. Chef Resa is the proud recipient of the following awards:
2016 Embassy Chef Challenge People's Choice Award
2015 Embassy Chef Challenge Champion
2015 Beechwood Market Chef Cookoff Winner
2016 Ottawa Faces Awards Finalist - Chef Category
Chef Resa was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and her family originates from Trinidad. Baccanalle style reflects Resa’s personal heritage – Canadian-born with all-Trinidadian Blood and a multi-cultural focus. She developed a passion for cooking and enjoying Caribbean food at home and loves to celebrate these cooking traditions and new innovations with her family, friends and clients.
Baccanalle is excited to actively support the community. For 2017, we've been proud to support the Ottawa Cultural Arts Studio. We kickstarted 2016 with a gift certificate for the Ottawa Foodie Girlz fundraiser for the Ottawa Heart Foundation and helped contribute more than $1000 in conjunction wth the High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad Tobago for a "Dine like a Diplomat" Dinner prize (prepared by Chef Resa and hosted by the High Commission) at the 2016 IBD Foundation Embassy Chef Challenge. For 2015, we spearheaded the local fundraiser "Soul Moves Ottawa" to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders. For 2014, we donated items and gift certificates to support the Ottawa Children's Wish Foundation, Ladies who Lunch, Easter Seals, the Eldercare Foundation and more.
Special shout-out to my biz guru Sis T for her inspiration and collaboration to take Baccanalle online and to the rest of my family for their love and support - especially my husband and kids for their patience, support, late nights, early mornings...:)!
Thank you to my amazing team and my originals @kitchenboys - where would we be without you!