Our story

AVEC PLAISIRS: A FAMILY STORY SINCE 1986

The origins of Avec Plaisirs are closely linked to Quebec's terroir. Since 2001, we are the experts of business catering services.

 

 

Culinary artisanship at the service of your business

Pierre Carrier and Jacqueline Besson founded their lamb farm in 1975. Over the years, the couple diversified their activities with catering and became famous for their méchouis. In 1986, they launched Agnus Dei, a caterer specializing in all types of creative events.

Our family business evolved with the times and became one of Quebec's most important caterers. Today, our original menus stand out for their artistic presentations that overflow with imagination and showcase the best local products. Our culinary know-how is complemented by unparalleled delivery and execution logistics.

 

 

David Carrier

2001

David Carrier, son of Agnus Dei’s founders, launches Avec Plaisirs, a Montreal caterer specializing in corporate services.

Avec Plaisirs quickly becomes a leader in tasty, creative, and accessible business meals, while Agnus Dei remains dedicated to large-scale culinary events.

Boîtes à lunch écologiques

2008

A promising start to our ecological, fully compostable and recyclable lunch boxes. Our designs set us apart and win multiple sustainable development awards.

That same year, Pierre and Jacqueline leave the presidency of Maison Carrier Besson to David. Maison Carrier Besson now oversees all the businesses operated by our family.

Scena - vieux port - Montréal

2009

La Scena, our event space, opens its doors on the docks of the Old Port of Montreal. Crowds are charmed by its sleek design and magnificent views of downtown Montreal and the St. Lawrence River.

 

Hôtel 10

2015

The big leap: Maison Carrier Besson relocates to Mill Street. Its space and operating standards set a new benchmark for the Montreal catering industry.

 

Commande en ligne Traiteur_Avec Plaisirs Traiteur

2019

Avec Plaisirs launches our online ordering platform for businesses, including last-minute meals and customized creations. Our corporate catering service becomes the preferred choice of companies in need of delicious meals for all occasions, delivered with precision.

 

Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei – Event catering

For more than 25 years now, Agnus Dei has been shaking up traditions and provoking changes, creating a gastronomy that is both fine and surprising. Specializing in event gastronomy and offering all the services of a high-end caterer, Agnus Dei is the caterer of choice for a clientele of loyal epicureans and demanding organizers and has participated in the success of countless major events.

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