Our Team

Director of Business Development
Executive Chef



Our Story

Many years ago, an aspiring chef by the name of Alan Serour went to work with Harvey Leavitt of ETMO Catering.


After having worked with Harvey for over a decade, Alan took over the company in 2010 and began taking the Montreal kosher catering scene by storm, rapidly developing a reputation for his inspired cuisine, excellent service and easygoing rapport with his clients.


In the summer of 2013, ETMO had outgrown its current facility and was looking for a new home at precisely the same time that Giorgi Romano of Tradition was preparing to ‘pass on the torch’.


Giorgi immediately recognized that Alan’s energy & passion, combined with his incredible culinary & interpersonal skills would make him the perfect person to properly serve the loyal client base that Tradition had built over the years.


The two joined forces in October of 2013 and after a year of working together closely, with the support of an incredible team, the time had come for Alan to finally launch his own brand…and so BESO Montreal was born.


Today, BESO Montreal is successfully managed by Alan Serour, Avi Serour and Connor Stacey and the BESO name is recognized throughout the community. The BESO brand is associated with delicious, fresh, high-quality food as well as stunning presentation, exceptional service and outstanding events. BESO is known for both traditional and innovative offerings and the BESO Boutique on Robert Burns is THE place to drop in to pick up its famous Challah as well as delectable cakes, pastries and prepared foods for Shabbat.


This is the story of how BESO came to be, and we remain at your service, ready and waiting to help you develop your own story at your next milestone event.