Who We Are
Founded in 2001, Attawapiskat Catering LP (ACLP) is an award winning company and the only 100% First Nations owned catering company in all of North Eastern Ontario. We are a leader in the catering, janitorial and housekeeping services as well as full camp site design and implementation.
We were formed through the partnership of Attawapiskat Catering Inc. and Attawapiskat First Nation. (Attawapiskat First Nation is our shareholder) Our head office is located in Attawapiskat with an operating office in Timmins, ON. We are very proud to have a staff that is made up of over 75% Indigenous people.
We have a proven track record working at the DeBeers Canada Victor Diamond Mine in Northern Ontario since the beginning of 2011, preparing 3 meals a day for 600+ workers, housekeeping for 600+ rooms and janitorial of all offices, common areas, bathrooms, dining room, hallways and fitness facilities.
2.5 Million Meals Serve
900,000 Room Turnovers
Under a 2-year contract with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, ACLP provided catering/food services and housekeeping to their Mid-Canada Line Site 415 Relay Station at Cape Henrietta Maria on the James Bay coast for a 50 person crew.
Our dedication to our clients‘ experience has lead us to being the recipient to many prestigious awards over the years.
- 2017 – DeBeers Award for Outstanding Quality Customer Service
- 2017 – Northern Ontario Business Award – First Nation Business Excellence
- 2012 – Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Business Award
What We Do
We specialize in servicing large remote work camps and are leaders in creating employment opportunities for Indigenous people as cooks, food service workers and housekeeping staff.
We recognize the importance of properly trained staff, especially in the food industry. With this in mind and in partnership with College Boreal in Timmins, two courses were developed for all staff at ACLP to ensure the quality of service is upheld for all our clients.
- 2-week Food Preparation and Safety Course
- 2-year Cooks Certification Program
We pride ourselves on the high level of quality customer service we provide to our clients which is supported by the training all of our employees receive.
We have great relationships with our key suppliers whom we have been working with for many years. All of our suppliers have been cornerstones in their sectors for many years offering us stability and reliability.
Sysco: Main Food Supplier, Paper Products, Commissary Merchandise, Cleaning and Janitorial Supplies
Fortier Beverages: Soft Drinks, Bottle Water, Hot Beverages, Food Container
Foodland: Secondary Food Supplier, used for emergency situations
Staples: Office Supplies
Outland Camps: Strategic Partner