About Us

Hiawatha’s Catering is an affordable catering service, and is your answer to quality well balanced meals conveniently delivered to your event.

We’re the perfect wedding caterer and first choice for elegant gala events to backyard barbecues. Hiawatha’s has it all for weddings, company banquets, business meetings, open house, holiday celebrations, and all other catering services, Hiawatha’s Catering is your the one stop shop for your catering needs.

Hiawatha’s Catering combines the highest quality food products with amazing presentation and superior service with professional full catering services and delivers it to any location. Hiawatha’s Catering is the premiere aboriginal caterer service for the Greater Toronto Area, Greater City of Sudbury and Surrounding areas, but we also deliver too many locations inside and out of Ontario.

Our catering services will make any catered event, wedding, reception, banquet, meeting, graduation, or party… one to remember by your guests.

Ozaawmiks Catering is the perfect company for providing specialized catering needs. Ozaawmiks have catered the Wahnapitae First Nation Annual Open House for the past 2 years. Their ability to customize menus and provide authentic Native cuisine for a diverse group of participants was outstanding.

Wahnapitae First Nation

Our Story

Where It All Began

Hiawatha Osawamick, executive chef and owner of Hiawatha’s Catering, has spent nearly 15 years in the food service industry.

Beginning as a busgirl at Pat’s Café in her hometown of Wikwemikong, Ontario. Osawamick later moved to the city and worked for her mother’s catering business, Osawamick’s Family Tradition. From there she worked her way up the front-of-the-house ranks in top-rated, hotels and restaurants, including Casino Rama, Ontario’s only First Nations commercial casino. Hiawatha worked as a waitress, hostess, developing a breath of knowledge in classic table service, wines and sales.

Even early on, Osawamick was interested in the texture, color and flavor of the food she served. It was in those early days as a waitress that she decided she wanted to become a chef. Her opportunity came while working at Casino Rama. Osawamick grabbed the chance to learn culinary skills from one of Canada’s best chefs.

She worked nights in the hotel’s dining room and spent her days training and learning to cook through a culinary apprenticeship program offered by the Casino and Georgian College. In her off-hours, Hiawatha cultivated her passion for cooking and further developed her skills and understanding of the food business by working in all 9 of the Casino’s restaurant outlets, including Rinaldo’s Fine Dining Italian restaurant for many years.


Osawamick moved on up within Casino Rama from a server to Chef de Partie, from there she opened the food operation of the new 200-seat Buffet Restaurant, Osawamick trained and managed a kitchen staff of 25, developed a new menu every month, and fed quality meals to 1000’s people in a her shift.


Overseeing all aspects of production, budgeting, staffing, logistics and scheduling in order to feed 1000’s of people a day. In a matter of years she became a Banquet Chef de Partie, where she worked with large-scale events in the banquet industry.

In 2008, Executive Chef Hiawatha Osawamick began providing top-of-the-line service and food in the native cuisine industry. Word-of-mouth satisfaction has grown the business tremendously over the years since opening.


Today, Hiawatha’s Catering flourishes as the premiere catering service for aboriginal cuisine in Ontario. She’s now continuing her mother’s family tradition.

In the Spotlight

Awards & Recognition

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Michelin Stars



Our Commitment to the Environment

“We only have one earth” said Hiawatha Osawamick, 2018 Environmental Champion. – sudbury.com

Compostable Wooden Cutlery

Eco-Friendly, biodegradable, compostable wooden cutlery and plates balances quality and environmental concerns to provide a unique and affordable compostable cutlery alternative.


Ecoware wooden cutlery and plates are made from fallen palm leaves. Each piece made of 100% renewable and BPI-Certified compostable fallen leaves and water, and is a stylishly sustainable alternative to disposable paper and plastic plates. No trees are ever harvested or cut down.

No chemicals, waxes, dyes or additives are applied. No harmful toxins. No worrying. Ecoware cutlery is 100% natural and an affordable way to stop using plastic.



Hiawatha’s Catering flourishes as the premiere catering service for aboriginal cuisine in Ontario

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