Ottawa cateringPassover is a very important holiday for the Jewish people, and a tradition we want to pass on to our children. However, encouraging children to get involved, understand, and learn from this festival is often difficult, especially since it lasts eight days and their attention spans are so short.

So, how do you encourage them to enjoy and celebrate this holiday? First, let’s take a look at what this holiday means and why it’s so important. Read more

Here at Kettleman’s Bagel Company we serve up more than a few orders of bagels and smoked salmon. For many of us, it’s part of our culture and we’ve enjoyed the heavenly combination of bagel, cream cheese smear, smoked salmon and maybe a few capers, for as far back as we can remember. But for others, like my friend Elaina, they are introduced at a much later age.

Elaina was deprived of this perfect delicacy until she reached her twenties and was served up a catered platter of bagels, smoked salmon, cream cheese, and tomato slices as a ‘late breakfast’ food during a Saturday morning sales meeting. Not knowing exactly what to do with the curious looking meat, she remembers waiting and watching the others in the group. It didn’t take long. One bite and she too was hooked. Whether introduced sooner or later in life, one common thread runs true. Once introduced to smoked salmon and bagels, it becomes a part of who we are. Read more

“Yo Kettleman’s. What’s the deal with your knishes? They’re friggin’ delicioius”. – a guy named Lance who came to the store at 3 a.m. after a show at Irene’s Pub

Knishes. The deliciously simple snack food. We make them in the potato, pizza, and spinach variety. They’re considered one of our house specialities. Whether you’re on the go and need a quick snack, or if you’ve just waltzed into the store at 3 a.m. like our friend Lance, there’s never NOT a good time to have a knish. The question’s been asked regarding what the deal is with knishes. Well…there’s no deal really. Come in to our store on Bank Street, and we’ll gladly provide a single morsel, a half dozen of them, or an even dozen knishes for a very reasonable price. With that said – if you’re interested in a few small facts about the knish – we’re here to share.

According to Wikipedia….the knish was introduced to North American palettes by Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine around 1900. Read more

“Thanks for the delicious sandwich and veggie platters! My husband’s birthday party went over great and our out of town guests who originally lived in Ottawa were pleasantly surprised when they found out we had ordered food from Kettleman’s. You have a happy customer!” – Lisa Vachon, Ottawa

We’re known for our bagels – voted the best in Ottawa for 8 years running now by the Ottawa Xpress. Since 1993. We’ve essentially been constantly open 24 hours a day making them – in the authentic Montreal style. What you might not know, is that our catering service is ideal for delivering not only our famous bagels to your event or office, but also the delectable array of sandwiches and platters that we’re also known for and that we’ve been making for years.  Our breakfast and lunch catering is ideal for offices, luncheons and lunch meetings, birthday parties, family events, and even schools. This is known as “casual catering”. If you’re looking for a hip of beef and carving chef or a hot buffet  – we’re not your best pick. Read more