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Catering Calgary

Simply Elegant is one of the top catering companies in Calgary, Alberta. We’ve catered events & weddings since 1996. Read on to find out why we’re different.

Catering is About Service

Our clients give us rave reviews – and we’ve earned it! From our knowledgeable catering staff to our event expertise and creativity, we go the extra mile to give our clients a memorable experience. Let us know how we can help you with your catering needs for weddings, corporate events, private home parties and more.

Corporate Catering

Corporate Catering

Having an important meeting, client reception or a team party at work?  We provide fresh produce catering from local suppliers and make everything in-house from scratch for your event.  Ask about our florals and décor services as well.

Wedding Catering

Wedding Catering

Beautiful weddings are all about the details! We can provide the catering, decor, flowers and planning. Let us take the stress off you so that you and your family enjoy your day. We know how to make your wedding special.

Home party catering

Home Party Catering

We can work with you to come up with a plan to wow your guests and make sure all the catering details are considered! Let us create a memorable private party or corporate event with our catering menus and other services.

Calgary Stampede & BBQ Catering

Stampede Catering

Stampede entertaining is a Calgary tradition. We can provide catered  food as well as décor and entertainment all in one-stop! It’s best to book for this popular time of year in advance, but we can help you even if it’s short notice.

Event Management

Our event management services include planning or anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, corporate cocktails, holiday celebrations or any other special occasion.
We can provide expert management of your event including special catering and a décor theme.

Catering Reviews

Simply Elegant has been our ‘go to’ caterer for the past seven years. Whether serving a BBQ lunch to a crowd of 600+ or an intimate Board function, they have customized their menus and service to meet our exact needs. Hospice Calgary wholeheartedly commends Simply Elegant as a caterer of choice.

Hospice Calgary

Hospice Calgary

I recently contracted Simply Elegant to do the catering for my wedding and from the first step a year prior and right until the end I was completely satisfied with my service. Peter was incredibly helpful and offered so much advice and let me customize and then change my menu a few times with no problems, he even remembered me mentioning my husband had dietary restrictions and accommodated his needs without being asked. Everyone I spoke with was friendly, professional and very helpful. They day of my wedding with off without a hitch in regards to the role Simply Elegant played. They knew exactly what they were doing and I was able to enjoy my day with confidence that no issues would arise.
If you’re looking for catering, definitely choose Simply Elegant.

Jennifer Cunningham

We selected Simply Elegant as our caterers for a cocktail function of 250 people. They were flawless. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent and they were a “one stop shop” for us taking care of linens, table rentals, alcohol, etc. We are a non-profit and they worked within our budget which we greatly appreciated. They were flexible with changes and were extremely professional throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend them for an event of any size.

SARIMS Chapter

SARIMS Chapter

At Astoria Homes we use Simply Elegant Catering when we require a business lunch. The service is fantastic, courteous staff, excellent food and great value.

Maureen Ross

Astoria Homes

Excellent service for a small gathering. Showed up on time and catered to our needs. Staff was able to go with the flow when needed – food was excellent and house was left spotless. Can’t thank you enough – such a great experience.

Michelle Crone

After speaking with a number of other caterers, we were referred to Simply Elegant by the catering consultant at SAIT. It’s great to hear other industry members make such impromtu referrals and Peter was fantastic to work with. He understood the scope of our event, our guests, and worked to make every detail a simple one. The onsite staff were efficient and very helpful. Set up and tear down was very well executed and the food was delicious. They dealt with a small prep and service area and delivered a great experience.
In an industry with mandatory auto gratuities, Simply Elegant leaves that up to the client based on service received. This is a group that deserves over and above.

Brenda Rains

Decor Services

Simply Elegant is proud to offer Calgary decoration services as a stand-alone service or as a part of your complete event package. We have a professional decor artist on staff who can talk to you about various decoration-specific projects for your event. We take your vision and make it a reality.

Order Catering Today!

Browse our online catering Calgary store, pick and choose what you need and add to cart. Then submit the order and we'll get back to you. It's that easy! If you have questions at any step of the way, feel free to call (403) 242-0598.

From the Blog

Viva la vida local! Simply Elegant & the Local Food Movement

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Napkin Folding

We at Simply Elegant know that an important part of ensuring that your event is a success has to do with paying special attention to the details. Those small finishing touches can make a big difference. And that’s why this week, we’re going to look at napkin folding....

Should I Hire a Professional Caterer for my Seasonal Party?

You have finally decided to throw that Big Holiday Bash! There are a million decisions that need to be made, and deciding whether or not to hire a professional catering service is tops on your list. You also have to select a date, determine a budget, decide upon the...

Office Christmas Party Food

At the heart of any successful company or office Christmas party is great food and drink. Usually the hardest part of planning a party is what to serve. Some parties feature appetizers, some offer full sit-down meals, and others will have a buffet that could include...

5 Rules to Rock your Corporate Catering

Those in charge of organizing and planning corporate catering services know that it's tough to keep things fresh and unique time after time. However, with the company relying on you to make events run seamlessly, it's usacceful to keep up with new corporate catering...

Considerations for Successful Corporate Catering

From a simple deli sandwich to an executive boxed lunch; a hot breakfast to a buffet lunch for large training sessions – corporate catering in Calgary requires careful planning. Understanding your guest demographics and meeting time frame will help direct the menu...

Readers Choice Award 2017 Finalist Badge

National Finalist for Catering Services

We are honoured to be a finalist for the category of Catering Services at the Canadian Special Event Industry Awards this year. Thank you to everyone who supported us!

Floral Design

Our floral department offers a wide range of styles to choose from to enhance your style and personality. Because every event is unique we tailor the arrangement to suit you! Browse through the site and let us know if you have a certain idea in mind. Contact us if you have any questions about our arrangements or if you have something specific in mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge for cake cutting?

No, we don’t charge a cake cutting fee, only for the rentals for plates and forks.

Do you charge gratuity?

No, we don’t pre-charge gratuity. We leave that to our clients’ discretion.

Are the menus posted on the website customizable?

Yes, all menus are ideas and suggestions only and can easily be changed to your liking.

Do you offer tastings?

Yes, once we sent you a quote and you like what you see, we can certainly sit down discuss details and have a tasting at the same time.

Do you have children’s prices?

Yes, kids under 3 eat for free and kids between 3-8 for 50% of the meal.

Are chaffing dishes included?

Yes, hot food comes in chaffing dishes so it stays warm, cold food comes on decorated disposables platters.

When do I need to place my order?

We usually require 24 hours’ notice, however we will always try to help out on short notice as well.

Do you offer gluten free options?

Yes, we can prepare most food items gluten free, please ask when placing your order.

Where can I find the catering menu?

All of our menus are posted online at

I have other questions—who do I contact?

One of our catering experts will be happy to assist you. Place your order online or call the office at (403) 242-0598

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, we require a 35% non-refundable deposit to secure all services for you.

How do you accept payment?

Our preferred method of payment is EFT or checks, but we also accept all major credit cards.

Do you have an environmental policy?

We are committed to environmentally sustainable practices in our work place. We have a full recycling & composting program at our kitchen. Please view all of our policies here.

Do you supply servers and bartenders?

Yes, servers are $30/hr and bartenders $35/hr for a minimum of 4 hours including travel time.

Do you have tents?

Yes, we have pop-up tents to protect the buffet line from rain, and we can also help you with larger tents. Here’s one of the events we did that had lots of tents.

Do you supply tables and chairs?

Yes, we can help you with all necessary rentals for your Stampede event. Check our online store for available inventory.

Are you insured?

We are fully licensed and insured for product and liquor liability.

Do you offer décor and entertainment?

Yes, we can help with that as well and can offer many offer many options depending on your budget. Please check with our Decor division‘s website for more details.

Visit our Online Store

Be it catering, event rentals, special event products or event florals. Browse, add to cart and make your order right through our online store. Our staff will respond immediately to confirm your order and organize the delivery for your event.

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