History, Past Clients, Associate Companies
At Certainly Cinnamon we provide complete and comprehensive meeting and event planning services. Through our network of associated professionals we can suggest site selection, entertainment and décor, to expert menu planning and management, we look after every detail!
Certainly Cinnamon is one of Halifax’s oldest and largest off site catering and agenda management companies. Founded in 1989 as a small family run bakery and coffee shop.
Certainly Cinnamon now boasts a full and part time staff of over 50 people and implements foodservice programs throughout the greater HRM. Owner Terry Pottie started in 2010 as the baker, worked hard and made CEO in 2020 and in 2022 Terry purchased the business from previous owners Scott and Donna Colwell. Terry and his team are dedicated professionals whose hard work and high standards continue to make Certainly Cinnamon one of Nova Scotia’s most popular caterers. Located at 3204 Barrington street, Halifax NS
Although we do not receive any “kickbacks” from these companies, we have over the years worked with each of them and they have all performed above and beyond.
True North DJ services: www.truenorthdjs.com
Pure Quality Productions http://www.purequalityproductions.com/
Julie Cameron https://www.julievcameron.com/
Emma Rose www.emmarosephotography.ca
Nicole and Teddy http://lapierrephotography.com/gallery-landing-n-t
Candice Berry https://candaceberry.com/
Ashley OBrien Photography
Arrow & Knot http://www.arrowandknot.ca/
Decorators & Coordinators:
Katelyn Hipson. Incredible wedding coordinator. She can pretty much make anything happen. www.elegantproductions.ca/
Sky's the Limit wedding decor www.skystldesign.com
Julie K events https://juliekevents.com/
The Wedding Vouge Events https://theweddingvogue.com/
Rentals (linens etc.)
MacFarland’s Party Rental: www.macfarlandsevents.com
The wedding Vouge Rentals and Event Planning https://theweddingvogue.com/
Beautiful Linens beautifullinenrentals.ca/
Jakes Florist & Chocoltier https://www.jakesflorist.com/
Props floral design: www.propsfloraldesign.com
Associations and Causes
Certainly Cinnamon is a member of the North End Halifax Business Commission. We encourage clients to consider giving leftover food and supplies to Hope Cottage on Brunswick St. (429-7968) or Turning point on Barrington street.
BALLE Nova Scotia is a dedicated group of community-minded folks, business leaders, locally-owned businesses, and concerned citizens that are working together to support and promote the importance and the benefits of "getting it local"
Active member of Restaurants Canada who speak on behalf of all foodservice operators with government
Code of Ethics
Certainly Cinnamon believes that ethical behavior in business is a must. We believe that a strong set of values will lead to positive results in the business world and beyond. The company is committed to solid ethical practices. Certainly Cinnamon’s Code of Ethics is one that guides the company through everyday situations and larger challenges should they arise.
Trust and Honesty
We deal with our customers and employees through open and honest communication. We are sincere and candid with all interactions and believe this is the only way to conduct business.
We respect and value the opinions of others and believe that openly communicating these opinions will lead to positive discussions and decision-making. We encourage employees to participate in the decision-making process. To our business community and customers we are committed to providing open communication.
We at Certainly Cinnamon act in the most diplomatic manner. We do not act hastily and try to strike a balance in what is best for the customers and the employees. While we value the customers’ opinions we do not feel that they are always right. We will not let them abuse or take advantage or our employees and in essence our organization.
We will never take advantage of either our internal or external public including employees, customers, suppliers and the community.
To put it simply, we believe that a little bit of kindness goes a long way. Please, thank-you, and a friendly smile can change one’s outlook and “cheer up” the day.
Pursuit of excellence
We will not compromise our integrity to succeed in business. We strive for excellence through honesty, hard work and diligence, and are not satisfied with mediocrity. In this drive for excellence we will continue to build on our relationships within the community in an ethical manner.
Our code of ethics was written by Gayle Murdoch and Robert Murray as part of a project for St. Mary's University. Gayle and Robert recieved an award for their work from the university. Thank you for all your hard work!