Simply Elegant offers catering services with award-winning menus, renowned attention to detail and 27+ years of customer-first approach.

Our repeat customers trust us with a 4.7 rating on Google, a 4.9 rating on Facebook and an A+ rating with BBB.

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About us

Simply Elegant, started in 1996 by a professional chef, Robert Vidra, has grown into Calgary’s all-around hospitality firm. 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, day-to-day lunch catering, private parties, and weddings. We use fresh, locally grown ingredients and embrace a green philosophy.

We have a 4.7 rating on Google, a 4.9 rating on Facebook and an A+ rating with BBB. We’re also an active member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Calgary.

All-events catering

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

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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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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

Be it a Christmas dinner or a Calgary Stampede breakfast, we've got you covered.

Christmas Catering


New 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 menu

It’s time to plan your Calgary Stampede 2024. Get your staff and clients out for face-to-face fun and networking.


Read how our past customers have reviewed the food and service.

Simply Elegant
Based on 142 reviews
acosta perez maria T.
acosta perez maria T.
I want to take the opportunity to congratulate Simply Elegant on the quality of the food and service ! You are 5 Stars
Sean G.
Sean G.
Simply elegant catered our Stampede breakfast this year and they were awesome! From booking and billing to service and cleanup, we had a great experience all around! Definitely look into them for your catering needs!
Joanne O.
Joanne O.
Terry and the team were amazing to work with. They were able to accommodate the last-minute changes we had. Everything from the delivery of the food to the pickup of their catering items was seamless. If this wasn't enough . . . the food tasted AWESOME! We will use them again.
Donna P.
Donna P.
We could not have dreamt up of a better setting, menu, venue or more pleasant people to work with. Jade and the entire team from Simply Elegant made our wedding so seamless and stress free, as a wedding can be. From the venue to the food, everything was perfect. Truly a day we will never forget.
I hosted our daughter's baby shower & we really enjoyed the foods that Simply Elegant prepared for our event. The hot (mini quiche, turkey sliders, mini beef skewers & honey garlic glaze chicken meatballs) and cold (caprese skewers, mediterranean skewers & fresh chocolate covered strawberries) appetizers were fresh and delicious!!Everyone that I spoke and dealt with in the company during the planning of the event was very polite, responsive, informative & pleasant :)Thank You for helping me make that day special !!
Barbra B.
Barbra B.
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 C.
Adriana C.
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 N.
Sara N.
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!

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?

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
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Ph: (403) 242-0598

Simply Elegant

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

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.