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e-mail : shaz@shaz.ca
Creative Cuisine, Exquisite Presentation & Extraordinary Service

Shaz Unique Catering & Services, managed and operated by Shaz Amin.

Shaz Amin has made his mark in the food service industry in Ottawa’s most prestigious venues for the past twenty years.

He was Operations Director of Executive Dining Room and Hospitality Services at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as well as The Official Government Guest House at 7 Rideau Gate for thirteen years. During this period, he arranged and oversaw all official events held on the renowned 9th Floor of the Lester B. Pearson Building, from simple breakfast meetings of senior bureaucrats and diplomats to more challenging events such as the Prime Minister’s official luncheons, First Ministers’ Meetings and Cabinet Retreats; he organized, supervised and catered them to perfection.

At 7 Rideau Gate, The Official Government Guest House, visiting dignitaries enjoyed hospitality services second to none during their official visit and stay in Ottawa.

Among particularly memorable events overseen by Shaz Amin:

  • President Clinton
    Prime Minister’s Christmas Reception for the Diplomatic Corps at The Hall of Honor on Parliament Hill

  • President Bill Clinton’s visit - 1995,

  • G-7 Summit in Halifax - 1995,

  • First Ladies Conference in Ottawa - 1999,

  • First Ministers’ Meeting - 1997, 2000,

  • Annual Canada Day Celebrations at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade,

  • The Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, hosted by The Right Honorable Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada, 2001,

  • The OAS General Assembly, Windsor, Ontario, hosted by The Honorable Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2000,

  • The International Conference on War-Effected Children, Winnipeg, Manitoba, hosted by The Honorable Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of Foreign Affairs and The Honorable Maria Minna, Minister for International Cooperation in 2000.

Shaz Amin was the managing administrator of one of Ottawa’s most prestigious restaurants, Le Jardin, a Five-Star French-Cuisine Restaurant in the heart of Byward Market ( 1986 - 1990 ).

Shaz Amin Inc. was founded in 2000. During the past five years " Shaz " has been directly involved with providing catering and consulting services to many government departments such as The Prime Minister’s Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Canadian International Development Agency.

In the fall of 2004 " Shaz Unique Catering & Services " was established with a mandate to provide unique, detail-oriented, fine catering and related services to Diplomatic Missions, Corporate Offices, Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments as well as weddings, birthdays, other special events for private individuals in Ottawa and its neighboring communities.


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