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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

Thank you so much for another wonderful event on Saturday. The food was amazing and the staff were really fantastic to work with. Look forward to working with you again on our events in the next year.
- Brittney P., Boys & Girls Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area Society
I just want to thank you all for your part in an excellent Grad Banquet. I would say this one was the smoothest yet. All the work in advance really paid off. Your organization provided superb service. Thanks and we will talk in advance of our next Grad date!
- Wes M., Strathcona Christian Academy
I love working with you and your tram so much! Everyone is so organized, helpful, personable and always rock big ol' smiles! Thank you!
- Erin, Alzheimer Society
Just wanted to say thanks again and to send a shout out to you and your staff. When you saw that Stacey was on crutches, you immediately enlisted a young lady to follow me with a plate and fill it and deliver it to her. Totally appreciated and a nice gesture from a class operation!
- Doug G.
Our entire party had a wonderful time at Mother's Day! The servers were totally amazing and I don't think our water, juice or coffee ever got below half full. Our server was so friendly and extremely attentive to all of us. We're already looking forward to next year!
- Shannon R.