Our Catering Blog

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

Your event planner is very aware of how significant the quality and presentation of food is to you and your guests. No matter the size of the occasion, the menu choices at your event are extremely important. At Simply Elegant we know that the rush of flavor and the...

Special Considerations for Corporate Catering

Corporate catering needs a lot of special considerations when compared to a traditional catered event, like birthdays and parties. A corporate event usually means that it is related to a business gathering where one company is trying to impress the representatives of...

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 useful 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...

Choosing Your Catering Menu by Event Type

When hiring a catering service in Calgary, it is important to understand the distinction between the various types of catering menu available. Basically, the menu that you choose has to coincide with the type of event that you need catered. There are so many different...

Choosing the Best Caterer for Your Event

There may be no other choice that is more influential to a successful party than that of the perfect caterer for the event. Therefore, careful research and interviewing techniques should be used before making the final selection of any professional catering services....

Choosing a Catering Menu from Simply Elegant

So, you are going to hold a party and needs catering services that will suit your needs, requirement, and budget? We’re confident that your search will end at Simply Elegant. Planning the catering menu is essential. Whether it is an elaborate wedding reception, small...

Setting the Food Mood with Catering at Events

The catering you serve says a lot about you, about your company, and how you feel about your guests.  What you serve and how you serve it is setting a mood. So how can you ”food  mood” to set the stage for your event’s success? Know your guests. Are they predominantly...

Planning the Food for Holiday Office Party

Your holiday office party planning starts with 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 separate stations...

6 Simple Ways to Save on Corporate Event Planning

Corporate events can help your company improve morale, disseminate important information to employees and encourage camaraderie in a relaxed setting. Although the Alberta economy is not at its peak condition, you can throw a corporate event on a budget and reap the...

8 Simple Questions to Ask Your Calgary Caterers

One of the most important considerations in making an event successful is to find the best and most reliable caterer. It is the job of Calgary caterers to offer well presented and tasty foods during the event. However, you have to consider that caterers got a lot of...

10 Tips to Save on Wedding Catering

One of the largest checks that you’ll be able to cut on your wedding day will be the cost of the wedding catering. Food and beverages can definitely eat up the budget and usually accounts for about 40 to 50 percent of the entire wedding budget. It’s quite unbelievable...

Simple Rules to Size your Portions for Event Catering

One of the most difficult aspects of catering your party is to know how much food you should order. Whether it is a wedding reception, birthday party, fundraising event, small networking function, or any other event catering, ordering foods for your event is not...

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