All our menus are being revised. Please contact us for updated menus.

Catering

We offer Calgary catering services with award-winning menus, renowned attention to detail and 27+ years of customer-first approach.

About us

Simply Elegant, started in 1996 by a professional chef, Robert Vidra, has grown into Calgary’s all-around hospitality company. Today, our culinary artistry continues with executive chef Eric Nieto and our hard-working catering team.

Over the years, we’ve delivered unforgettable dining experiences to small and large events, including corporate functions, office catering, private parties, and weddings. We use fresh, locally grown ingredients and embrace a green philosophy.

All-events catering

Our catering services are designed to make your events unforgettable. From small groups for birthdays and anniversaries to lavish wedding catering and corporate office catering, we strive to offer the highest quality of catering food and service to our customers.

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Social

A Table for Every Occasion.
Consistent and delicious small group catering for 25 years. Home parties, backyard gatherings, friends and family get-togethers.

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Weddings

Your wedding. Your vision.
Wedding catering is made exquisite by our detail-oriented catering team. Cocktails, buffets and anything in between.

Corporate catering tile

Corporate

A to Z Corporate Catering.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet catering for companies large and small. With attention to budget, details and outcomes.

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Occasions

Catering for any Occasion.
Find catering options for holidays throughout the year. Be it Calgary Stampede or Christmas catering. We’ve got you covered.

Seasonal catering

Check our occasion-based catering options. Be it a Mother's Day, Thanksgiving or Calgary Stampede dinner, we've got you covered.

Christmas Catering

Christmas

New 2023 menu

Plan your Christmas turkey dinner with family and friends. Let Simply Elegant be a part of your holiday season this year.

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

New 2023 menu

It’s time to plan your Calgary Stampede 2023. Get your staff and clients out for face-to-face fun and networking.

Delivery and pick-up

Simply Elegant has its fleet of vehicles to cater to small and large events all across Calgary and area. We deliver, install and take down catering equipment after events. We offer pick-up services with a loading entrance for larger orders. Still have questions?

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Our corporate customers

These are just a few of our corporate customers.

Visit our location

We offer tastings at our office location, equipped with a professional kitchen and cozy dining area. Be it a corporate catering menu or a customized menu for a wedding you’re planning, stop by and get to know us in person.

Simply Elegant

3600 19 St NE #7
Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V2
Canada
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Ph: (403) 242-0598

Simply Elegant

#7 3600 19th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6V2
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FAQs

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What’s the catering cost in Calgary?

The price of catering (like the price of a car, for example) depends on a great number of things. It includes things like your party size, date and time of the event, service staff requirements, etc. Check our Menus and let us know if you’d like to customize them.

Where can I find the catering menu?

All of our menus are posted online and are updated regularly. Make sure to check our Menus section.

Do you offer tastings?

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

Do you require a deposit?

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

Do you have pricing for children’s meals?

Yes, children under 3 eat for free and children between the ages of 3 and 8 get 50% off their meals.

When do I need to place my catering order?

We usually require 48-hour notice for orders; however, we will always try to help out on short notice as long as we have the resources available.

What are my payment options?

Our preferred method of payment is Electronic Fund Transfer or cheques, but we also accept all major credit cards.

Do you offer gluten-free options?

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

Do you charge for cake cutting?

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

Do you charge gratuity?

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

Are chaffing dishes included?

Depends, on casual events; hot food comes in tinfoil and cold food on disposable platters. Quality events are presented a whole lot nicer.

Do you supply servers and bartenders?

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

Our process

View our process

1: You reach out to us
Contact us and tell us the basics of your event. We prefer to plan in advance but can work within a tighter timeline.

2: We assess your needs
We respond quickly and request additional information to prepare an Initial Assessment (IA) for you. We tailor menus to match your event’s spirit. We send our IA for your review.

3. We discuss the IA
We want to ensure you’re happy with the plan so we communicate the details of IA to ensure it’s perfect.

4. We sign the contract
Once you’re happy with the IA, we build a formal contract and share it with you. Once the contract is signed, we begin preparations for your unique catered event.

5. We cater your event
Our vehicle fleet is dispatched and arrives on time. We set everything up, service the event (if service was requested) and take everything down at the end.

Testimonials

Read how our past customer raved about the food and service.

Simply Elegant
4.7
Based on 110 reviews
Simply Elegant
4.9
Based on 29 reviews
Barbra Benini
Barbra Benini
We were extremely happy with the work and efforts that Simply Elegant dedicated to planning and executing our wedding at the Waterfront Park in September. Jade is the Event Production Director and she wears the role fabulously. She was quick to pick up on the big and small details that we wanted and delivered no questions asked. Mark is the catering manager and he met with us a couple times for tastings and menu revisions. He never got tired of our inquiries or requests (at least to our faces lol) and was very willing to go the extra mile for us. The team at Simply Elegant made themselves very available to us and our vendors on the wedding day and the days leading up to it. My guests mentioned how enjoyable the Simply Elegant team was on our wedding day and how they were fun, relaxed yet very organized. Thank you again Simply Elegant!
Adriana Cueva
Adriana Cueva
Simply Elegant catered and managed our wedding on site at the Christine Klassen Art gallery. From start to finish working with their team was such a great experience and they went above and beyond for us every step of the way. It was a joy to have them with us on our special night and the specially tailored menu was absolutely incredible. They managed set up and tear down seamlessly and the venue was incredibly pleased with their friendliness and professionalism. Thank you Jade, Mark, Karin, Eila and Rob! And to the rest of the team as well. You guys did a spectacular job.
Sara Noad
Sara Noad
We booked Simply Elegant Corp to cater our company event, and we were so happy with the delicious food, the customer service, and the simplicity of the process. Everyone commented on how great the dinner was. Thank you!
Simon Francis Gabas
Simon Francis Gabas
Great food!
Erin McNall
Erin McNall
LOVED working with the entire team at Simply Elegant! We booked the Waterfront Park location for our wedding. Jade and the entire team did an incredible job right from the start. It was such a relief knowing that they would take care of the set-up and take-down for us. They also created absolute stunning flower arrangements for our bouquets, archway and reception tables. The reception dinner was delicious as well. Our guests kept commenting how beautiful the venue was, and how good the food was. Thank you so much Simply Elegant!
Karin MacDonald
Karin MacDonald
Simply Elegant catered our wedding reception last Saturday, the staff was exceptional and even though it was a small event made every effort to make it perfect for us. The flowers, both ceremony and reception were beautiful and we got many compliments. We had a cocktail menu, everyone said the food was delicious and that they couldn’t eat another bite! Thanks to Jade and Peter who were very helpful and prompt to answer my many emails.
Jeff Mostowich
Jeff Mostowich
I had Simply Elegant cater an event for my family June 2022. They were professional, and provided excellent service, and a very tasty menu. Overall very very happy, and would not hesitate to recommend them.
Laura Darichuk
Laura Darichuk
We hosted 60 people for a graduation celebration. This group was a mix of adults, graduates and a couple little ones. The staff went above and beyond serving everyone with care and attention to their needs. The food was beyond description and many glowing reviews from the guests. Thank you for making our event a success.
Amber Ward
Amber Ward
We just did a food tasting for our wedding. The food was amazing! Peter was an absolute pleasure! Very excited to have them cater our day!
Leanne Northwood
Leanne Northwood
We ordered Christmas dinner from Simply Elegant catering and everything about the experience was great. The ordering process was easy and they were very responsive to questions. The quality of the food and presentation exceeded our expectations. We may never cook Christmas dinner again 🙂
David Martenson
David Martenson
Our family Christmas dinner, catered by Simply Elegant, was excellent! It was one of the best I’ve had - in terms of quality of food and creative recipes (sorry to any family members reading this who may have cooked a Christmas dinner in the past!). Our group was small but Simply Elegant was prompt in responding to our requests. I’m not one prone to writing a gushy review, but Simply Elegant deserves one! Thank you for making our dinner special.
William Van
William Van
We first discovered simply elegant back a year and a half ago while we were searching for our wedding venue. At the time they had a venue called Skyline which we really liked and fit the vision we had in mind. So to our delight we went ahead and booked with them hoping for the best. Jade was our main point of contact and she was very professional in helping us plan for our big event.Then COVID happened, and all of our initial plans were put on a hiatus. As unfortunate as it was, we believed safety was a priority and postponed our event until restrictions were lifted. All parties were on board as there wasn't much else we could do during this situation. A year later, to add more challenges to the situation, their Skyline venue closed down. As unfortunate as it was to hear, Jade and Simply Elegant put in all the necessary effort to find alternative options for us. We ultimately decided on Studio Bell, adding on another point of contact, Peter to assist with our event.Both Jade and Peter were very professional and accommodating throughout the entire process. We were very happy to have worked together with them as both Jade, Peter and all the staff did an amazing job. In the end, we overcame all challenges together and the event I'm delighted to say, was a huge success. The venue setup and décor looked gorgeous, the catering was spot on, the food was delicious, and everything was handled so well!It took a year and a half to finally get here, but we are so glad to have chosen Simply Elegant. I highly recommend to anyone looking for their service! Thank you Jade, Peter and all SEC staff involved, you guys all went above and beyond and we couldn't have done it without you guys. Much Love!
Giorgio Giglioli
Giorgio Giglioli
We work at office and they have the best well balanced frozen food, 5 minutes into the microwave and voila!! Perfect for those are looking to have a well balanced portions
Marie Smith
Marie Smith
Simply elegant truly is an all in one company. One week ago today my husband and I worked with them to renew our wedding vows. Waterfront park is a beautiful peaceful setting perfect for our sunset renewal. The food was terrific and staff was very professional, so pleasant and helpful. How can you go wrong when one call gets you a venue, a marriage commissioner, food, beverage and staff so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy whatever you happen to be celebrating!
Linda Hollington
Linda Hollington
I recently worked with Simply Elegant to plan an event hosted for family and friends. The team was professional, caring and did everything possible to please. Everyone enjoyed the amazing food, service and decor. I would highly recommend this outstanding skillful team for your event. I will definitely be calling on them again.Thank you everyone at Simply Elegant for making our event a great success!
Melody Herman
Melody Herman
We had a very small family celebration for our son’s graduation in our backyard. The meal Simply Elegant provided was superb. And I mean that. Working with them setting it up was easy! When Chef Jeremy arrived, with a completely professional preparation of food to be cooked in my kitchen, I was able to relax and enjoyed the evening. The steak - it was so tender! My son said he could have used his spoon to cut it. Highly recommend them.
Western Site Reception
Western Site Reception
Amazing food and great service !!!
Shauna Tutty
Shauna Tutty
I can not say enough good things about the skyline venue and it's staff! We had an absolutely amazing time at our 20's themed gatsby wedding. The venue was beautifully decorated inside and our spectacular Calgary skyline backdrop was the icing on the cake. The food was superb and beyond our expectations! Peter and his staff were incredible and I would highly recommend Skyline to anyone thinking of having a memorable event! I want to get married all over again just to experience the day over again!! Much love! Shauna and Brendan Tutty
Brendan Tutty
Brendan Tutty
Couldn't possibly have gone any better! Seriously amazing location, absolutely professional staff and the food was so delicious. Very accommodating management with the covid precautions. I would recommend
Logan Hamblin
Logan Hamblin
We used Simply Elegant for our wedding June 2020.They did a grazing table and served a sit-down supper.The food amazing and many guests asked who we used.Peter and his staff came to our house in the country and made-due with what was provided. They left our kitchen spotless and the service was fantastic. Simply Elegant accomodated many of our changes due to Covid-19 and were wonderful to deal with. Our family will definitely use them for any future catering needs.
Jennifer Bird
Jennifer Bird
I had my wedding at Skyline and it was amazing. Thank you to the simply Elegant team. Thx to Sharon loved my centre pieces, thx Jade for the beautiful decor and thx Peter for the amazing food. Would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a wedding venue. Thx for making our dream wedding come to life. They were very professional, listened to my ideas and brought it to life. I absolutely loved our wedding !!!
Cheryl Maddocks-Ashton
Cheryl Maddocks-Ashton
I contacted Simply Elegant to cater a home cocktail party for us and their service was excellent! They emailed a sample menu based on our budget and it was perfect. They came and set everything up and explained each dish to us and then came back the following Monday to pick up their dish ware. Our guests were also impressed and many asked which catering company we had used.
We would definitely book with Simply Elegant for future events and would recommend them to others !
Syreeta Molsberry
Syreeta Molsberry
We had the pleasure of working with the team at Simply Elegant last night for our company Christmas Party! The entire team was such a pleasure to work with. Not only professional and accommodating but the food and service was outstanding! If you are looking for a catering company this is it! I highly recommend Simply Elegant, you will not be disappointed!
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