Alibi Catering: Victoria’s New Premier Catering Company

Alibi Catering - BP YAM 2024


Alibi Catering managed its first event as the backstage caterers for Rock the Shores back in 2014. It continued to serve a limited number of specific events while its owners Chris Jones and Josh Goyert, also the owners of Jones Bar B Que and The Ruby, grew those highly popular establishments to four locations (two of each) and eventually, in 2018, Alibi launched to the public. After a tremendous eighteen months serving weddings and corporate events, the pandemic forced its closure in the spring of 2020. Fast forward to today and Jones and Goyert have brought on their longtime in-house General Manager Tanja Lindquist as a partner in Alibi to create an exciting new team! They are proud to announce that it is finally time to relaunch Alibi Catering and get back to their passion of high-end, custom catering. 

From office catering, social events and bar services to weddings and corporate events, Alibi is here to bring your vision to life. “We are very excited to be able to once again deliver on our mission,” says Chris Jones, “which is to curate unforgettable culinary experiences by blending the artistry of bespoke menus with our passion for ‘sophisticated-yet-warm’ service. We strive to create moments that transcend the ordinary and set the stage for extraordinary celebrations on the West Coast.”

A couple of ways Alibi is poised to deliver on that promise is through their Vancouver Island Tasting Menu and anticipated 2024 Summer Backyard Menu. The former, for example, is a meticulously crafted nine-course tasting menu which pays homage to the rich bounty of the West Coast and Vancouver Island. Alibi takes pride in sourcing the exceptional ingredients that our coastal landscapes provide, from freshly caught Dungeness crab to the robust flavours of locally raised, expertly prepared meats.

As Alibi has a long history and partnership with Rifflandia Festival, Alibi Catering will be working closely with Rifflandia Entertainment Company at their new headquarters, the former site of Gabriel Ross, situated in Victoria’s Arts & Innovation District in the heart of Rock Bay. The property includes a uniquely beautiful space, dubbed the Rifflandia Showroom, which will host a diverse range of special events and distinct gatherings that thoughtfully consider arts, food, music and community.

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