Exanimo Events is the brainchild of Anastasia K. Nakis, its president and founder, and was created in 2007. The company is a reflection of its founder in every way, with each event being put through the proverbial ringer until it achieves creative greatness and perfection. Anastasia’s background in Theatre, Film, Literature and Communications, combined with a lifetime in the restaurant and bar business, complete with a crazy Montreal based restaurant and bar family, informs her every creative decision, whether it be a simple bite or a lavish décor.

Anastasia only chooses friends to work with her and hopes that that friendship will shine through and illuminate each happening. She only works with the best.

She has catered events for political fundraisers, charitable organizations, and awards alike, including the Diamond Jubilee Awards in 2013. Not to mention New Year’s Eve, Halloween, and St-Patrick’s Day Events.


It is difficult to pen a corporate philosophy when one is anything but. Exanimo’s raison d’être, as its theatrical mask would dictate, is much simpler. It is to suspend reality, whether it be a stale routine or difficult time, and let the creative spirit elevate us in celebration, as it were; to steal a perfectly blissful moment in time, with the staff, food, drink, music and décor, setting the stage for an evening to remember.

Each event is treated as an only child: a free and unique entity unto itself that is given wings to fly. Whether it be a meeting of the minds in an uplifted boardroom setting or cocktails and tapas in a brilliantly transformed chinese garden, Exanimo’s team of dedicated, creative professionals will ensure that nothing is left to chance and you and your guests leave the event enriched from the experience.

Remember: Exanimo means "from the heart". In the words of William Shakespeare, "My heart is ever at your service".

Thank you. Exanimo will donate 2% of every catered event to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Services we provide you!

  • Weddings
  • Champagne Fountain
  • Birthday Parties
  • Tent Wedding
  • Graduations
  • Private Parties
  • Baby Showers
  • Music
  • Balloons
  • Deco
  • Holidays
  • Salmon Cakes


  • Melpa Kamateros
    "It was my pleasure to have worked with Exanimo Productions on three instances; for a medal presentation ceremony, a party and a political cocktail event. On all three occasions Anastasia and her team were quick to prepare and serve, making sure that delectable delicacies we're bring circulated, used plates and napkins were quickly disposed of and that wine glasses were constantly refilled. Her menus were innovative , highly delicious and visually very appealing. The presentation of the buffet table elicited many oohs and ahs by the guests at all three events. The food prepared was of the finest and freshest ingredients. As such I would like to express my total satisfaction with Exanimo and my desire to keep on working with them in the future on many other events."
    - Melpa Kamateros
  • Valerie
    "The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation recently used Exanimo Events Catering for two cocktail receptions. Despite the challenges of the venue, Anastasia and her team were able to provide our guests with fresh, delicious, and varied menus that proved to be very popular. Being ever mindful of costs, we were delighted that the quantities were perfect, and our budget needs were respected. The quality of the food and presentation received rave reviews, particularly the smoked meat sandwiches and the jumbo shrimp. Anastasia is a pleasure to work with and has a clear understanding of her clients’ needs. We heartily recommend Exanimo Events Catering."
    - Valerie

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