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OUR TEAM

Maria Baert

Maria Baert

Office Manager

Office Manager Maria Baert is an invaluable member of our team. Having been with the Sawmill Restaurant Group for over 10 years, her commitment to quality is unmatched.

Maria’s goal is to always provide an exceptional guest experience right from the first point of contact and through to paperwork and invoicing.

Maria is a pleasure to deal with whether in person and over the phone and she always represents the Sawmill brand with style and panache.

When not at her desk, Maria will be found on the open road between here and the Gulf of Mexico with her husband.

Melissa Doucette

Staffing Coordinator and Administrative Associate

In her role both as Staffing Coordinator and Administrative Associate; Melissa Doucette believes providing superior guest satisfaction is what we are all about.

Her attention to fine detail and implementation of careful planning, makes each event flawless and stress-free. Having started as a server and later transitioning to office and management, Melissa has honed a unique insight into the needs of each client and their guests.

When she isn’t working hard at ‘staging’ special events for our guests, Melissa can often be seen on local stages, showcasing her love of musical theatre.

Paul Doucette

Paul Doucette

General Manager

General Manager Paul Doucette is the ultimate host, both in his own home and especially here at the Sawmill Banquet and Catering Center.

With a mantra of “It’s not just business; it’s personal”, Paul firmly believes that “Service is not an industry; but rather it is a state of mind.”

It is with this mentality, that Paul’s passion for an exceptional dining experience radiates through every event we are a part of. Paul’s appreciation and respect for our guests as well as every person in our organization is perhaps only matched by his love for a glass of fabulous red wine.

Paul goes above & beyond to accommodate every guest, driven by the knowledge that there is nothing we can’t do or accomplish together as a team!

About Us

The Sawmill Catering & Banquet Services is an experienced catering company, with the ability to serve many sizes of groups ranging from 25 to 5000 guests for any occasion.

Apart from our fabulous staff who are always there to ensure your event goes off without a hitch, our greatest strength is the variety of food we offer. We encourage you to specifically design a menu that will accommodate your tastes, and any dietary needs you or your guests may have. Our promise is to provide every one of our guests with consistently great food, an inviting atmosphere and memorable hospitality.

Want more info? We’d love to chat with you! Call us at 780-468-4115 we would be happy to talk about what we can do for you, and how we can be the perfect fit to your ideal event. Here at the Sawmill Banquet and Catering Services, we guarantee to provide a genuinely great people experience.

12165 Fort Road NW | Edmonton, AB T5B 4H2 | ph.(780) 468-4115 | fx.(780) 469-8123

Hours of Operation:

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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What Our Customers Say

Directly from my first contact with you to getting my quotes, to the entire event, food and service; everything was perfect.
- Shawna C., Edmonton John Howard Society
On behalf of the Canadian Football League, I would like to thank you and your team[...] for providing exceptional service to the Commissioner's Gameday Lounge presented by Total Quartz Engine Oil during the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw hosted in Edmonton... [Continued]
- C. Seguin, Senior Director of the Grey Cup
...From our very first meeting, you listened attentively to our needs... And presented a strong and detailed plan to ensure that the Commisioner's guests would receive the best experience. We received a tremendous number of compliments from our guests and senior staff members, which speaks to the quality of food and service from your entire staff.
- C. Seguin, Senior Director of the Grey Cup
I enjoyed a lovely meal that you catered. Thank you for the hot meal and the pleasant staff that were serving. If I ever need a catering event in the future I will recommend Sawmill Restaurants.
- K. Sarsfield
Your staff was so helpful & professional. I was so impressed with how efficiently & quickly staff were able to keep guests moving through the buffet line.  I’ve been to many weddings where the meal was buffet style & not one buffet line moved as efficiently as yours!
- Karen S.