Cocoa Pesto Catering

We go everywhere.


In Unprecedented Times

Update from our owner, Scott

*Updated June 25, 2020*

Cocoa Pesto Catering was established over 20 years ago for weddings, parties, and corporate events. 14 years ago we decided to open a sister company in Windsor called Cocoa Pesto Bistro in the beautiful yellow building known as The Woodshire Inn. Over the years we made many changes to accommodate dining styles and trends and it has been an amazing journey! We want to extend our wholehearted gratitude for the love and unrelenting support that our gracious clients, friends and extended family have rewarded us with.

We are all living in a world of rapid change and uncertain times. It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to close our restaurant and our Inn and vacate the property that has been known as The Woodshire Inn.

We are in the process of relocating Cocoa Pesto Catering and setting up shop to proceed in the near future with our core business of catering. The current environment is so uncertain and unprecedented that we are taking a short term pause with catering so that we may best weather this pandemic and remain a viable catering company for many more years to come.

A strong shout out of appreciation to the incredible staff that have helped mold this company and we wish them the very best. To our current staff that have chosen to weather the pandemic with us, your added support and dedication through this difficult time is immeasurable. To our valued lovers of good food and drink ... we miss you!

Scott Geddes


Our Menus

Weddings. Corporate lunches. Garden parties. Sports events. Special celebrations. We provide some of our menus here as samples only; your needs are unique. Catered menus are personalized to each occasion and reflective of the season.

Wedding Catering

Cocoa Pesto Catering can help with your special day. Full service rentals, intuitive staff and delicious food are graciously available. Whether you select a casual backyard BBQ approach, an elaborate multi-course buffet or a simple and elegant cocktail reception, we will tailor your menu to please the most discerning of palates and personalities!

Corporate Catering

Whether your venue is a landmark in Halifax, a lounge in St Margaret’s Bay, a hall in Wolfville, an outdoor space on the Bay of Fundy, a loft in Lunenburg, or your own offices, Cocoa Pesto Catering will create an event that will marry all aspects of fresh food, venue, and your corporate image.

Chester Playhouse Galapalooza, July 2015. Photo by Codey Tanner.

Outdoors Catering

Cocoa Pesto Catering specializes in tackling any extreme location conundrum. Our self sufficient, creative and efficient crew of culinary gourmands will travel to your wildest imagined sites! Whether it’s charcuterie at the cabin, lobster on the beach or prime rib on the dock … We bring casual sophistication with ingredient driven cuisine. Start planning your epicurean adventure today!

Party Catering

Birthdays, bridal or baby showers, anniversaries, sports events and any other celebratory gathering … Cocoa Pesto Catering’s passionate and innovative ideas for party catering will help with your social time. We create seasonal menus with local flare, supply traditional wine service and expertly crafted cocktails to make every celebration memorable.