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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 with all of the events we cater!

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

I just wanted to take a minute and give a huge thank you to your team for everything they did on Saturday! Not only did we get endless compliments on the food, I had multiple of your staff come up to me throughout the night and compliment me and the wedding. You couldn't have better staff!! I was slightly hesitant when Paul originally said he brought tables up to the buffet himself, but WOW that was so efficient and quick!! I don't know why every caterer doesn't do that?! Also, when we put out our late night lunch, your staff watched the platters and kept the area clean, which is BEYOND what we would have expected and that little bit of added work just blew mine and my families minds. That was so awesome to see!! I am very glad we switched to your services, it was an amazing experience and I thank you!!!
- Alyssa & Todd
We would just like to give the Sawmill Team a huge thank you! You have all been great to work with for setting it up and the actual wedding day itself seemed to run smoothly. The staff that came to help set up were all friendly and set up quickly. We received many compliments on how delicious the food was. Everyone moved through the line quickly and efficiently. The chocolate fountain and taco bar were both amazing. The serving staff and bartender were all amazing. All this contributed to making our wedding day less stressful and run very smoothly all day from front to back. We didn't have to worry about anything on your end as it was all taken care of. All your hard work was much appreciated.
- Jaylene & Andrew W.
Everything was wonderful for Mother’s 100th birthday Celebration! Amanda and Erika were fantastic. They had all the delicious food out on time and replenished it when required. They cleaned up and left the kitchen tidy. They even helped us take family pictures. Thank you very much for helping to make it such an incredible day.
- Pat S.
The Sawmill team did a great job at the dinner last night. What a fantastic job getting that 1000-person group dinner in an efficient and timely manner. The ladies directing the lines at the tables were lovely, they were doing such a good job directing people and were super friendly while doing so. The food was terrific as always. Please let your team know they do an exceptional job. We attend a lot of events and they impress me every year.
- Sasha M.
Just wanted to let you know that the staff had a wonderful lunch today!! The food was delicious and we didn't run short on anything. People went up for seconds and there was plenty if they wanted for more. The Sawmill staff was great and I can't thank you enough for the wonderful service!! It's always a pleasure dealing with you and your staff.
- Rose P., Sister Annata Brockman Elementary Junior High School