Catering Calgary Weddings & Events Since 1996

Recognized by the industry and trusted by customers for over 25 years as one of the best catering companies in Calgary.

Catering menus

Simply Elegant offers the best catering options for a variety of events. Check our packaged and custom catering menus for any event type in Calgary.

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2021 Christmas Catering

Plan your event with family and friends and include the best Christmas catering options in town. Check the details of the three menu options and pricing for each.

Our menus

We believe in offering the best catering services Calgary offers. Our menus win awards. View our best catering menus and options. We customize to suit your wedding, corporate event, business meeting or private party.

Cocktail Menu

COLD SELECTION

Vegetable Shooters
green goddess dip
(G/F, V)

Canadian Smoked Duck Rillettes
bacon jam, crostini, seedlings
(D/F)

Falafel Hummus Bite
craft pickled cucumber, roast pepper hummus, crisp kale, seedlings
(G/F, D/F, V)

Halibut Carpaccio
charred orange, tomato, seedlings, truffled ponzu, seedlings
(G/F, D/F)

Asian Spiced Duck Breast
Asian slaw, brioche loaf, seedlings

Chicken Bacon Taco
tortilla, cilantro
(G/F, D/F)

Chicken Guacamole
avocado, tomato, cilantro, corn bread, seedlings

Lobster Roll Cup
scallion, parsley, mayo, brioche, seedlings

HOT SELECTION

Chicken Gyoza
ginger soy dip
(D/F)

Fried Shu Mai Skewer
sweet chili glaze, sesame, scallion
(D/F)

Chicken Wing Shooter
carrot, celery, blue cheese dressing
(G/F)

Smoked Brisket & Potato Croquette
brown butter bbq hollandaise, seedlings

Caramelized Onion and Feta Tartlets
puff pastry, caramelized onion & fig jam, torched feta
(v)

Mini Beef Wellington
beef tenderloin, mushroom duxelles, puff pastry

Honey Glazed Chicken Tsukune
sweet chili aioli, sesame, scallion
(G/F, D/F)

Fontina Arancini
Truffle aioli, grana Padano, seedlings
(v)

Beef Slider
horseradish aioli, caramelized onion, cheddar, on brioche

Pulled Pork Slider
house bbq, crisp shallot, slaw

Pork Belly Corn Dog
mustard pickles

Lamb Meatball
hibiscus & rose harissa glaze, pistachio crumble, seedlings
(D/F)

Bison Meatball
saskatoonberry bbq
(D/F)

PLATTERS

From Farm to Fork
assortment of charcuterie & pate, grilled vegetables, cheeses, craft pickles, chipotle-apricot jam, candied nuts, crisp crackers

Canadian Dairy
mild Swiss, aged cheddar, smoked gouda, jalapeno havarti, creamy brie, organic grapes, craft pickles, dried fruit, candied nuts, crisp crackers
(V)

Antipasti
speck prosciutto & calabrese, house-made hummus, roasted peppers, balsamic-rosemary roasted cremini scented artichokes, craft pickles, house savouries, grilled pita bread
(D/F, V)

Sea
poached prawn, wine steamed mussel & clam, crab claws,
salmon trio, house pickles, grilled lemon, sauces, flat breads
(D/F)

Charcuterie
speck prosciutto, salumi, cured sausage, pate, craft pickles, house mustard, fresh baguette
(D/F)

Nosh Trio
Vine Ripened Tomato Bruschetta w/ toasted baguette
Bacon jam, & torched chevre w/ grilled naan
Spinach, Artichoke& Asiago w/ toasted pita points w/ craft pickle

GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE AS REQUESTED

Buffet / Sit-down Menu

SOUP SELECTION

Chicken & Orzo soup
(G/F, D/F)

Smoked Tomato Bisque
Basil oil, seedlings, ciabatta crouton
(G/F, D/F, V)

Roast Butternut Squash Bisque
coconut milk, cilantro
(G/F, D/F, V)

Roast Forest Mushroom veloute
herb, truffle crema, seedlings
(G/F, D/F)

Roasted Corn Chowder
Sweet chilli oil, seedlings
(G/F, V)

SALADS

Artisan Green
artisan lettuce, cherry tomato, carrot, watermelon radish, house vinaigrette
(G/F, D/F, V)

Butterleaf & Balsamic-roasted Strawberry
chevre, toasted almonds and berry vinaigrette
(G/F, D/F, V)

Gnoccheti
grilled asparagus, peas, Asiago cheese, pesto vinaigrette
(V)

Caesar
hand torn romaine, torn crouton, asiago-bacon vinaigrette
(V)

Roast Butternut Squash & Arugula
shaved fennel, farro, chevre, ginger vinaigrette
(D/F, V)

Winter Salad
Tuscan greens, endive, radicchio, shaved radish, torn crouton, sherry-pomegranate vinaigrette, seedlings
(D/F, V)

Ancient Grains
blend of ancient grains, baby carrot, herb vinaigrette
(D/F, V)

Mandarin Berry Almond Spinach
house raspberry vinaigrette
(G/F, D/F, V)

Compressed Watermelon & Charred Peach
arugula, feta, shallot, seedlings, mint-yogurt vinaigrette
(G/F, V)

STARCH OPTIONS

Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes
(G/F, D/F, V)

Creamy Roasted Garlic or
Leek and Applewood-Smoked Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
(G/F, V)

Potato Lovage Tart
(G/F, V)

Lemon & Olive Oil Potato Ecrassé
(G/F, D/F, V)

Creamy polenta, Chevre & Gremolata
(D/F, V)

Braised Red Potato
(G/F, D/F, V)

Wild Rice Blend Pilaf
(G/F, D/F, V)

Steamed Basmati Rice
(G/F, D/F, V)

VEGETABLE OPTIONS

Fennel Roasted Cauliflower
(G/F, D/F, V)

Bomba Honey Roast Carrots
(G/F, D/F, V)

Elote: Mexican Street Corn
cotija cheese, lime, chili powder, cilantro, mayonesa
(G/F, V)

Local Honey roasted Beets with Chevre
(G/F, V)

Steamed Broccolini & Lemon-Avocado oil
(G/F, D/F, V)

Oven Roast Yellow & Green Bean
roasted red pepper, toasted almonds
(G/F, D/F, V)

Ratatouille
(G/F, D/F, V)

Chef’s Vegetable Medley
(G/F, D/F, V)

PASTA COURSE

Pan seared Gnocchi Saltimbocca
Crisp Speck Prosciutto, sage brown butter, truffle honey, grana Padano

Pan Seared Gnocchi Caponata (Veg)
-Sicilian sweet and sour version of ratatouille
(D/F, V)

Spinach & Ricotta Manicotti
corn puree, parmesan, basil oil
(V)

Baked Trofie
tomato & parmesan cream, chili flake, mozzarella
(V)

ENTRÉE SELECTION

Beef, Pork, Lamb

36-hour Braised Short Rib
(Plate suggestion)
grilled aspargus, charred tomato, potato lovage tart,
grilled radicchio & arugula insalata
aged balsamic demi
(G/F)

AAA Alberta Beef Ribeye
(Plate suggestion)
roast baby carrot, crisp kale, candied tomato
leek and Applewood-smoked cheddar mashed potatoes
rosemary jus
(G/F)

AAA Alberta Beef Tenderloin
(Plate Suggestion)
potato lovage tart, carrot puree, peasant beans
roast cocktail tomato, vin cotto demi
(G/F)

Beef Brisket Point Pot Roast
(Plate suggestion)
in-house smoked, caramelized onion, blistered cherry tomato
braised red potato, roasted root vegetables
(G/F, D/F)

Pork Tenderloin
charred grapes, smoked gorgonzola demi
(Plate Suggestion)
leek and applewood-smoked cheddar mashed potatoes, chef vegetable medley
(G/F)

Rack of Lamb
herb & pistachio crust, minted demi
(Plate Suggestion)
Lemon & Olive Oil Potato Ecrassé, bomba honey roast carrots,
roasted cocktail tomato
(G/F, D/F)

Poultry

Roasted Chicken Supreme
forest mushrooms, fried parsley and black truffle demi
(Plate suggestion)
grilled aspargus, charred tomato, potato lovage tart, seedlings
(G/F)

Chicken Breast
fresh herb seedlings & lemon zest, natural pan jus
(Plate suggestion)
roasted Yukon gold potatoes, steamed broccolini & lemon-avocado oil,
roast cocktail tomato, seedlings
(G/F, D/F)

Boneless Chicken Thigh
(Recommended buffet only)
roast cremini, rainbow carrot, candied tomato, roasted pan jus
(G/F)

Vegetarian Options (Plated)

Stuffed Bell Pepper
rice blend & pinto bean, smoked tomato puree
(Plate Suggestion)
Wild Rice Blend Pilaf, vegetable medley
(G/F, D/F, V)

Grilled Vegetable Mille Feuille
(Plate Suggestion)
Wild Rice Blend Pilaf, vegetable medley, balsamic glaze
(G/F, D/F, V)

Vegetable Tikka Masala
(Plate Suggestion)
Wild Rice Blend Pilaf, vegetable medley, pappadum, seedlings
(G/F, D/F, V)

Seafood Options

Olive Oil Poached Salmon Fillet – chipotle hollandaise
(Plate Suggestion)
Lemon & Olive Oil Potato Ecrassé, peasant beans, blistered cherry tomato
(G/F)

Pan-seared Salmon – beluga lentils and fennel cream
(Plate Suggestion)
roasted Yukon gold potatoes & chef vegetable medley
(G/F)

Pan-Seared Trout with Pancetta Caponata Butter
(Plate Suggestion)
roasted Yukon gold potatoes & chef vegetable medley
(G/F)

Late Night Snacks

Assorted Pizzas
Margherita, Pepperoni & Hawaiian
2 slices per person
Includes disposable plates & napkins

Build your own Bunwiches
Sliced cheeses & assorted cold cuts served with freshly baked buns & condiments
Includes 2 buns per person and disposable plates, cutlery & napkins

Pad Thai
Rice noodles and choice of chicken, shrimp or tofu tossed on traditional Pad Thai sauce, chopped scallions, cilantro, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts and lime wedges, served in Chinese to-go container
Includes noodle boxes, chopsticks, cutlery & napkins

Hot Dog Bar
Includes buns, ketchup, mustard, grilled onions, jalapenos, chili, sauerkraut, haystack fries & shredded cheese,
Includes disposables plates, cutlery & napkins

Build your own Tacos
Includes hard & soft shell tacos, taco meat, cilantro, shredded cheese, salsa, jalapenos and sour cream
Includes disposables plates, cutlery & napkins

Noodle Box
Beef yakiniku, gochujang chicken, sweet chili tofu, braised napa cabbage, shredded house pickled vegetable,
sweet pea seedlings, tare sauce, creamy miso soy dressing, served in Chinese noodle box
Includes noodle boxes, chopsticks, cutlery & napkins

GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE AS REQUESTED

Desserts

STATIONARY SWEETS

Mini Confections (2pc)
Squares, Tarts & Mini Cakes

European Pastries (2Pc)
delicate cream puffs, luscious tartlets, dainty cakes

HOUSE-MADE MASON JAR DESSERTS

Rum Chata Limon Cheesecake
gluten-free graham crumb, lemon curd
(G/F)

Salted Caramel Budino
Oreo cookie crumb, salted caramel

PLATED DESSERTS

Flourless Chocolate Ganache Torte (H/M)
raspberry coulis, Chantilly, berries

Baked New York Cheesecake
Individual baked creamy cheesecake on graham cracker crust.
(Chocolate, Key Lime, Vanilla, Lemon, Salted Caramel, and White Chocolate/Raspberry)

Chocolate Mousse Dome

Strawberry Mousse Pyramid

Coconut Brownie Mousse Pyramid

Sticky Toffee Pudding

German Chocolate Cake

Granny Smith Apple Crisp Tart

ALL MENUS ARE SUGGESTIONS, WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE MORE CHOICES AS REQUESTED

East Indian Fare

COCKTAIL APPETIZERS

Veggie Samosa
potato, green pea, cilantro-mint chutney
(D/F, V)

Onion Pakora
tamarind chutney
(G/F, D/F, V)

Sheekh Kebab (lamb)
(D/F)

Tandoori Chicken Kebab
shaved red onion, cilantro
(DF)

Aloo Tikki
cilantro chutney, sweet chilli oil
(G/F, V)

SALADS

Kachumber Salad
(G/F, D/F, V)

Indian Street Corn Salad
(G/F, D/F, V)

Spiced Carrot Salad
(G/F, D/F, V)

VEGETARIAN

Aloo Gobi
(G/F, D/F, V)

Chana Masala
(G/F, D/F, V)

Shahi Paneer
(G/F, V)

Masoor Dal Tadka
(G/F, V)

MEAT

(3 oz per person)

Chicken Tikka Masala
(G/F)

Butter Chicken
(G/F)
Fish

Goan Fish Curry
(G/F)

Tandoori Salmon
(G/F, D/F)

SIDES

Steamed Basmati Rice or Jeera Rice
(G/F, D/F, V)

Grilled Naan
(G/F, D/F, V)

Roti
(G/F, D/F, V)

Condiments available: Cucumber Raita, Mango Chutney, Mint Chutney, Achaar, Pickled Onion

DESSERT

Gulab Jamun
(V)

Simply Elegant catered our wedding on August 28, 2021, and they were AMAZING!!

D.E. Laird

Local Guide with 27 Calgary business reviews on Google.

Wedding catering

Simply Elegant is one of the best wedding catering companies in Calgary. We cater to engagement parties, wedding receptions and dinners. We’re professional, experienced and put our customers’ needs first.

Check our menu packages and let us know if you’d like to customize.

View our wedding catering photo gallery. Read our customer testimonials. Learn about wedding catering from our Resources section.

Still have questions? Check our FAQs or send us a note.

Curious about what your wedding catering cost might be? Get a free quote. Tell us your wedding catering vision and let us help you create the best catering menu for your event.

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Professional, prompt and perfect! I don’t look for anyone else anymore. I always call Simply Elegant!

Laurie A. Fitzherbert

Ordered business meeting catering on a short notice.

Corporate catering

We cater to one-time business events and meetings, or regular breakfast and lunch catering. From value meals to exquisite plated dinners, we have a selection of menus to meet your business catering preferences.

We strive to be the best catering company in Calgary. View our customers’ testimonials. Read our corporate catering articles.

Still have questions? Check our FAQs or send us a note.

Request a free quote below to get a specific price for business catering for your next meeting or event.

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The team was professional, caring and did everything possible to please.

Linda Hollington

Ordered party catering for a family and friends event.

Private party catering

We cater to private parties like birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers. Be it a backyard party, in-home catering or a small family party in your living room; we make your event special. Check our small party catering menu options including BBQ catering.

Check our Christmas catering packages.

Our aim is to be the best catering company in Calgary for every single clients. Read what our customers say. Check our private party catering ideas in articles.

Still have questions? Check our FAQs or send us a note.

Request a free quote and get the exact cost for your affordable private party catering.

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Monthly Specials

Each month has a few special days. View the best catering options and prices to celebrate your special day. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are asking for patience and more time in placing your catering order of at least two business days.

Breakfast

Canadian Classic – $16.75 per person

Chive scrambled eggs, oven roasted potatoes, maple pepper bacon, grilled Spolumbo’s chicken apple sausage, mini croissant.

Simply Continental – $8 per person

Mini croissants, muffins, scones, Danishes & seasonal fresh fruit, farm butter, peanut butter & jams.

Cold Lunch Selection

Slow Roasted Alberta Beef Sandwich – $10.75 per sandwich

Aged cheddar, greens, horseradish aioli, onion hoagie bun.

Olive Oil Herb Albacore Tuna – $11.75 per sandwich

Pickled Red Onions, Arugula, Schiacciata Roll.

Sundried Tomato Roasted Turkey – $10 per sandwich

Mozzarella, Basil Aioli, Herb Focaccia.

Hot Lunch Selection

Brown Butter Sage Pork Schnitzel – $12.50 per person

Garlic Scallion Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley.

Peppered Ginger-Garlic Beef Stirfry – $10.75 per person

Jasmine rice.

Curried Vegetable Strudel – $13 per person

Wild rice pilaf, roasted field vegetables.

Salads

Alberta Caprese Salad – $12.50 per person

Dinner sized local tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, balsamic reduction & basil oil.

Dijon Herb Potato Side Salad – $5 per person

Baby red skin potatoes with a creamy grainy mustard dressing.

Tuscan Pasta Side Salad – $5.50 per person

Tri-colored rotini pasta with a white wine herb vinaigrette.

Please note

Includes chafing dishes for warming and service utensils
Minimum order is for 8 people
Orders must be received by 12:00pm two business days prior
GST and delivery not included

 

All-in-one Hospitality Firm

Simply Elegant has been one of Calgary’s best catering companies for over 25 years. We bring clients peace of mind. Get ALL the event-related services from the same company.

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the catering cost in Calgary?

Price of catering (like 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 requiremnts, etc. Check our catering menus and let us know if you’d like to customize.

Where can I find the catering menu?

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

Do you offer tastings?

Yes, once we send you a quote (request 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, we require a 35% non-refundable deposit to secure all services for you.

Do you have an environmental policy?

We are committed to environmentally sustainable practices in our work place. We have a full recycling and composting program at our kitchen. Learn more.

Do you have pricing for children’s meals?

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

When do I need to place my order?

We usually require 24 hour notice for orders; however, we will always try to help out on short notice as long as we have the resources available.

How do you accept payment / 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 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.

Are chaffing dishes included?

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

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

I have other questions—who do I contact?

Our team will be happy to assist you. Place your order online or call the office at (403) 242-0598.

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