Melinda Paletta

Melinda Paletta is a gourmet epicure born in Montreal Quebec. She was raised in a family business with expertise in the food industry, customer service, business and marketing.

Over the past 22 years she has worked on customizing and carving out her own niche in the culinary world.  Melinda has a degree in Hard Work and hates it when someone tells her she can’t do something!

Melinda is a self taught chef who loves different food cultures. Melinda has a distinguished palate and an infectious attitude about her love of food.  She is classy, intriguing, stylish, outgoing and most importantly loves life. Melinda also had her Event Planning business in Toronto Ontario where she brought her eccentric style to each event she put together.

She has a knack for seeing new and upcoming culinary ideas, and she is always ready to try something new once, Melinda thinks out loud and tells it like it is.

At least fifteen of her professional years were spent working at her family business.  During that time Melinda moved to the southern United States where she learned a great deal about southern cuisine.

Throughout the years she has mastered her skills in a wide variety of different cuisines including vegetarian. Melinda’s curiosity about other cultures sent her on a food-quest to explore their recipes and origins.

Book Your Next Event With Us

At Drummond Manor we have the ability to accommodate groups from 20 to 200 people. Our historic venue was built in 1896 and has over 123 years of refined history within its walls.

Our luxurious Apple Orchard is the perfect setting for any occasion. Our preferred caterers will work together with you on any type of menu for your occasion to fit your budget.

If you’re looking for a venue that’s unique, historic, and beautiful in Waterdown, look no further! Let Mode Hospitality Inc. and Drummond Manor be the apple of your eye for your next corporate event or unforgettable wedding.


Call Melinda at 905.802.6320 or email

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