Welcome to our new Chef de Cuisine, Chris Couto!
A native of Kingston, Chris has returned after having spent the last 15 years of his career in Toronto, graduating from the Culinary Management Program at George Brown College in 2008. He began his career with leading hospitality group Oliver & Bonacini at The Toronto Board of Trade. As his young career began to grow, he soon joined the opening team at Malaparte located in the TIFF Bell Lightbox where he developed and refined his culinary techniques. After spending two years at Malaparte, Chris joined the team at Arcadian Court as a Sous Chef at one of the largest event venues in Toronto, hosting corporate and social events. In moving up the ladder, he received nominations for the 30 Under 30 recognition program and several promotions later, Chris accepted the position of Chef de Cuisine. In 2019, he rejoined the team at Malaparte in the Chef role, pushing all he had learned and developed in the large-scale environment into refined techniques and an elevated food experience.
With the ever-changing pandemic, Chris saw an opportunity to bring all he has learned back to his hometown and has now joined us here at the Italo-Canadian Club. Chris will be relieving our volunteers of preparing the weekly takeout – they certainly deserve a break after all of their hard work – and we’ll be announcing his first menus shortly. Prepare yourself for more menu options, more pick-up dates and some expertly prepared dishes we know you’re going to love!
INTRODUCING: ROMANTICO INTIMATE WEDDINGS
A safe, elegant way to make all your wedding dreams come true.
Looking for a safe, elegant, budget-friendly way to get married this year? Romantico Intimate Weddings by the Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston offers engaged couples several all-inclusive wedding packages that work within every community status colour (grey, red, orange, yellow and green) and the COVID-19 guidelines set by the Government in these stages and include a beautiful wedding venue (choice of indoors or outdoors), officiant, photographer and more.
Go to www.romantico.italo-canadianclub.com for more details and to book.
In order to raise funds and keep our not-for-profit club afloat during this global pandemic, we have adapted and are now offering takeout services. Check them out below!
ITALO CLUB TAKEOUT
To find out more and place an order, visit:
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we are not open to the public and will accept visits by appointment only (takeout pick-up counts as an appointment time). All guests are required to follow the procedures we have in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Welcome to Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston
The Italo-Canadian Club is one of the largest banquet facilities in Kingston and has been around for over 50 years as an esteemed event venue and not-for-profit cultural club known for amazing food, Italian hospitality, and a beautiful ballroom. The original club building and the land we are on was purchased and built by the Italian community. we have grown since 1963, but remain dedicated to being a social centre for Italians and Canadians alike. To this day much of the work is still done by Italian volunteers.
We believe beautiful events can be accessible at any budget. That is why we remain one of the most affordable banquet halls in Kingston. Whether you are planning a small intimate affair or a large-scale celebration, we are the perfect choice for your special day.
Our facility can accommodate any number of events: weddings, conferences, fundraisers, galas, private parties, and more! Our chef has meshed Italian and Canadian cuisine to create a variety of menus to suit all occasions and budgets. Should you require something specific or dietary restricted, our chef will work with you to create a customized menu or modify an existing one.
Our Club is equipped with the following features:
Ballroom (seats up to 300 people)
Our grand ballroom, hand-built by the original Italian members of the club more than fifty years ago, is the heart of the Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston. Its classic architecture will transport you to Europe, while its intimate size keeps your party feeling connected. With enough room to seat 350 guests comfortably and still host a dance floor, this is a great option for weddings and galas.
Our Saletta is the ideal option for smaller events, from private parties and club meetings to bridal showers, or as a cocktail hour station before your wedding reception. The Saletta features its own bar and an adjoining outdoor patio (seasonal).
Whether you’re hosting an event for a party of three hundred or twenty, you have the option to include a staffed bar as part of your event.
Stay connected throughout your event with event-specific hashtags, live videos for friends who aren’t able to attend in person, and more with complimentary wi-fi.
Want to display that slideshow for your wedding of all your favourite memories? Or have a business multi-media presentation for your conference? Opt-in for our projector, screen or Smart TV.
From playing music while you set up your event, to hooking up your DJ or live band, our PA system will keep the good times rolling from your event start to finish. Our system is also set-up to support our wireless microphone and headsets if you choose to use them.
All of our entrances and exits are wheelchair accessible, as are our other facilities, including our washrooms. We are also happy to accommodate additional accessibility needs!
With a large lot, we have space for your guests to park their cars overnight AND space for your bus to park until it’s time to take them home.
Licensed outdoor patio
For those summer nights when you want to escape the dance floor and stand outside under the stars.
Whether you’re hard at work in an all-day conference or busting a move on the dance floor, your comfort is our number one priority.
On-site ATM Machine
Whether you’re running a fundraiser or have a honeymoon donation bin at your wedding, we ensure that your guests always have access to an ATM when they need one.
Available 7 days a week
We strive to keep our availability open so that you can schedule your event on the date that works best for you.
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