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The Canadian Museum of History is a renowned cultural institution that hosts a wide range of events each year. With its unique architectural features, outstanding collections and world-class rental facilities, the Museum is certain to leave a positive and lasting impression of your special event.

Whether you are planning an intimate banquet, cocktail reception, conference, meeting, or even a dream wedding, your guests are sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Options include our internationally renowned Grand Hall — with its large indoor collection of totem poles and house fronts — and the elegant circular Hub in our new signature gallery, the Canadian History Hall.

Catering Services

Distinction by Sodexo

Meet Chef Michael Lasalle

Michael Lasalle, executive banquet chefMichael Lasalle is the executive banquet chef for Sodexo at the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. He has more than 20 years of culinary experience in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

After obtaining his diploma from the prestigious culinary school Le Cordon Bleu, he worked for Epicuria for five years on many important events, particularly for embassies. His exploration of tailored cuisine inspired by different cultures led to his management of major banquets in many Ottawa conference venues.

Michael later became head chef at Gatineau restaurants Edgar and Odile. The culinary team at Odile won the regional Gold Medal Plates award and went on to compete nationally in the Canadian Culinary Championships.

Following these successes, Michael joined the Sodexo team at the Museum of History and War Museum. He has also served as a professor of culinary arts at La Cité collégiale, and as a judge of the final exam for Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts students. Twenty years after launching his professional career, Michael is a highly skilled chef who now evaluates the skills of the region’s future chefs.


For all your food and beverage inquiries, please contact the Distinction by Sodexo team at 819-776-7012 or by email at


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Canadian War Museum

Renowned as one of the country’s architectural gems, the Canadian War Museum sits near the banks of the Ottawa River and offers a unique experience, with its world-acclaimed architecture, scenic vistas, impressive halls, intimate conference rooms and state of the art theatre are guaranteed to ensure the success of your special event.

Canadian War Museum Facility Rentals

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