Co-Founders Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart to continue leading Joy Road.

Cocktails and Canapes Catering and Events, one of the Lower Mainland’s most well-loved catering companies, today proudly announced they have acquired Joy Road Catering, the Okanagan’s premier boutique caterer. The friendly transaction happened after careful deliberation from Joy Road Catering’s co-founders, Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart, to ensure they found the best family to continue their business legacy in the Okanagan.

“We made the decision to sell to Brett Turner and Olivia Fobert of Cocktails and Canapes because their fundamental values align with ours,” said Joy Road Catering co-founders Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart. “Upon thoughtful review of several great options, we felt Brett and Olivia were the perfect fit to continue delivering the locally-sourced, community-minded, high-quality catering experience the Okanagan has come to know and love about Joy Road Catering.”

“From one family-owned and operated small business to another, we’re thrilled that Cam and Dana have entrusted us with future of Joy Road Catering,” commented Cocktails and Canapes co-founder Brett Turner. “There is a reason why Joy Road has earned the reputation of being the Okanagan’s go-to caterer using the best seasonal ingredients – it delivers an unparalleled taste of the finest proteins and produce the Okanagan has to offer. Our first priority is to ensure this continues.”

This evolution for Joy Road is only a change in ownership. All staffing, menu items, and any other services are unchanged and co-founders Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart will remain in their same operational and leadership role for at least the next year. All customers, clients and anyone with bookings in 2019 can rest assured that it’s business as usual. Current vendors and suppliers will continue to support Joy Road in its day-to-day operations.

“This is an exciting time for the Okanagan, as it allows our business to continue to grow and thrive while still crafting the food our customers know and love,” said Joy Road co-founders Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart. “We are in a position in our lives where we need to open ourselves up to other opportunities. This acquisition is not only a fantastic business solution but also a way to enhance the great work that is already being done. We have found like-mindedness in Brett and Olivia, and this will allow Joy Road to successfully continue for years to come.”

“Joy Road – and what it means to the community – is incredibly important to us,” said Cocktails and Canapes co-founder Brett Turner. “Olivia and I are working side-by-side with Cam and Dana to master every nuance, every detail, every piece that makes Joy Road, Joy Road and we look forward to growing with the community. We feel this is a win-win-win: a win for Cam and Dana, a win for the Okanagan, and a win for us.”

Joy Road Catering is actively taking bookings for 2019 and beyond.

Cocktails and Canapes is one of the Lower Mainland’s premier catering and event planning companies. Founded in 2013, Cocktails & Canapes has cemented its reputation in Western Canada as a trendsetter and leader in the catering industry, servicing events including Facebook, Rolls-Royce, TED and more. Today run by Brett Turner and his fiancé Olivia Fobert, the company brings a unique brand of customized hospitality experiences and catering services making it Vancouver’s must-hire catering and event planning company.

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Joy Road Catering is the Okanagan’s leading boutique catering company and was launched in 2005 by Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart. Joy Road Catering’s success can be attributed to its commitment to proudly showcasing the wealth of delicious food and wine options available in the Okanagan region the best way they know how: creating unique dining experiences that feature premium seasonal ingredients.

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Featured photo: Photo (L-R): Cocktails and Canapes Founder Brett Turner with wife Olivia and son Max, alongside Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith, Founders of Joy Road Catering.

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