Unforgettable wedding catering

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Sample menus

We believe in offering the best catering services Calgary offers. Our menus win awards. View our best catering menus and options. We customize it to suit your wedding.

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
(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

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)

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)

Our customers speak

Simply Elegant
4.7
Based on 103 reviews
Simply Elegant
4.9
Based on 27 reviews
April Koch
April Koch
I have used Simply Elegant many times for catering though my work. While planning my wedding this past year, I had contact them to get quotes on catering, and to my surprise they also do wedding flowers. Now, being the procrastinator that I am, I left my flower purchase until the very end and not much left to spend on them either! After many emails back and forth with Sharon, she went above and beyond my expectations and saved me loads of money, while not compromising on the quality to get the flowers that I needed for myself, my husband, 8 people in the wedding party, parents and grandparents. I believe these flowers really added the special touch (and pop of colour) that would have been missing, and my husband and I could not be happier with the outcome.I continue to use their catering whenever I can through work, and would highly recommend them to anyone one looking for exceptional quality, reasonable price and friendly staff wanting to help with any request you might have and then going over and beyond what is expected.Thank you again to all the staff (and especially Sharon) for making our Wedding Day extra special!April and Dana Koch
Sara Lua
Sara Lua
It was wonderful to have Simply Elegant cater our family wedding.I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon and Peter who were very kind, respectful and always ready to answer any of my questions.The food was exceptional and all our guests had only excellent things to say.The staff went above and beyond! Kind to all the guests, very professional and were constantly checking in to make sure we had everything we needed.I would absolutely recommend them to my family and friends.Thank you Simply Elegant for being a part of our special day.Betty.
Jennifer Cunningham
Jennifer Cunningham
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.
Victor Ryapolov
Victor Ryapolov
Absolute pleasure working with Peter and his staff! We hired Simply Elegant for our wedding and were very happy we did. Peter was very accommodating when it came down to choosing our menu; most of our tastings had to be scheduled outside of business hours, and Peter and his chefs had no issues staying late to prepare a wide variety of dishes for us. We were very pleased that we could keep some of the glassware over night and return it the next few days at no extra charge. At one point we mistakenly returned some trays that did not belong to Simply Elegant. I was very thankful that this mistake was caught by the caterer, who not only acknowledged it, but personally delivered it back, again at no cost what so ever. Food was top notch, both quality and presentation. Very professional caterer with exceptional attention to customer service and food quality. Once again, big thanks to Peter and his staff. Highly recommended.
Julie Yepishina-Geller
Julie Yepishina-Geller
Peter and the staff at Simply Elegant were AMAZING to work with - the perfect combination of professional, fun and practical. We used them for our wedding at the beginning of February 2017, and were extremely pleased with the service, the quality of the food, and their decor services . Peter worked closely with us leading up to our wedding to develop a menu and set up that stayed within our budget. He also acted as the go-between with our venue and was able to provide a lot of guidance and expertise on how to best orientate the space. We also used Simply Elegant staff to operate the bar and for the event set up and take down. They took care of everything on the day of, which allowed us to simply enjoy the day with our friends and family. We had such a great time in fact, that I think they were also potentially the only "responsible adults" left standing by the end of the night 🙂 Thank you for all your hard work and for making our day so special. - Julie & Steve
Erika Donald
Erika Donald
Had a fantastic experience with Simply Elegant for our wedding and recommend them wholeheartedly!Peter was wonderful to deal with and had his chefs create a whole Southern-inspired buffet menu at our request - all of it was delicious! To put it in context, we'd previously tried pretty well all of the Southern restaurants in Calgary and found each of them to have some good dishes and some bad. Simply Elegant's pulled pork, mac and cheese, cornbread and creamy coleslaw were definitely tastier than anything else we tried. We also requested a pistachio cake, which was delicious, and collard greens which were a huge hit.The food was definitely a highlight of wedding, just as we'd hoped, and we keep getting tons of compliments on it. I only wish I could enjoy the whole menu again! I should mention that the service at the wedding itself was also great. We've already recommended you to friends. Thank you!!
Erika Donald
Erika Donald
Had a fantastic experience with Simply Elegant for our wedding and recommend them wholeheartedly! Two weeks later, I'm still getting texts and feedback from friends and family telling me that the food was awesome and one of the best meals they’ve ever had at an event.Peter was wonderful to deal with - his chefs created a whole Southern-inspired buffet menu at our request and all of it was delicious! To put it in context, we'd previously tried pretty well all of the Southern restaurants in Calgary and found each of them to have some good dishes and some we did not enjoy. Simply Elegant's pulled pork, mac and cheese, cornbread and creamy coleslaw were definitely tastier than anything else we tried. We also requested a pistachio cake, which was delicious, and collard greens which were a huge hit.The food was definitely a highlight of wedding, just as we'd hoped, and we keep getting tons of compliments on it. I only wish I could enjoy the whole menu again! (My only constructive criticism is that the buffet was taken down before some people, including bride and groom, had a chance to go for seconds.) I should mention that the service at the wedding itself was also very good. We've already recommended you highly to friends. Thank you!!
Alanna Murphy
Alanna Murphy
We had Simply Elegant as our caterer for our wedding on Aug. 5, 2017. Right from the get go Peter was such a pleasure to deal with!! He was always in communication with us and made sure he had answers for any and all of our questions. The food was absolutely outstanding and we received many compliments from our guests. We served our guests pan seared chicken and braised boneless beef short ribs...both were delicious, moist, and hot! The bartender was very attentive and made sure the wedding party had a little extra attention. We couldn't be happier with how our event was catered and would highly recommend Simply Elegant! Thanks for making our wedding such a great event!
Maureen
Maureen
I have been a client of Simply Elegant for many years. Peter Schwarz and his team are fantastic to work with. I have used them for corporate catering at breakfast events, lunch events, and receptions. They are diverse, accommodating, and the food is always fresh and delicious. Their staff go out of their way to accommodate our needs and we have never been disappointed in the service provided. Their prices are competitive and Peter and his staff go the distance. If I were planning a personal event like a wedding or a garden reception I would use Simply Elegant in a heart beat.
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 !!!
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Bev Brodie
Bev Brodie
Jade created an atmosphere for my wedding that was pure magic! Exceeded my expectations in every way. Again and again I’d hear the comment “This is so beautiful” from guests. Thank you Jade for being creative, professional, reliable and a pleasure to work with.
D.E. Laird
D.E. Laird
Simply Elegant catered our wedding on August 28, 2021, and they were AMAZING!! The entire team was awesome to work with from the first day we met. From the initial meeting, the team created an experience we’ll never forget. They are professional, accommodating, helpful, and go above and beyond to create a wonderful and unforgettable experience!"
Derek Latif
Derek Latif
We worked with Simply Elegant for planning our wedding, and were extremely pleased with them. Planning during COVID-19 was really tricky, but the team was helpful through the process, and was very flexible in making sure we had the wedding we wanted. Peter and Jade are very professional, always went the extra mile, and were very respectful of our wedding budget in helping us plan. I would absolutely recommend Simply Elegant.
Olivia Dupuis
Olivia Dupuis
We had our wedding on August 8th, 2020 at Simply Elegant's skyline venue and it couldn't of gone more perfectly. A HUGE thank-you to Peter, Jade, Rob and all of your wonderful staff at Simply Elegant for putting on the wedding of our dreams. Jade and Peter were extremely accommodating through our wedding planning with Covid and ensured that our guests felt safe, comfortable and everything was set up for social distancing. The ceremony went seamlessly, our dinner was fantastic, nobody waited more than 3 minutes for a drink to be served to them, it was INCREDIBLE. The venue itself was decorated beautifully and they captured my vision perfectly. The bridal suite (pictured below) was one of my favourite parts. Thank-you to everyone at Simply Elegant for all of your hard work and for ensuring we had the best and most beautiful wedding.
Stacie Murray
Stacie Murray
I cannot say enough good things about the service at Skyline Room. COVID really threw a wrench in our original wedding plans, and Skyline was so incredibly accommodating with our forever changing plans, reduced guestlist and reduced budget. They definitely made the entire COVID transition seamless for us and went above and beyond our expectations. In order to keep ourselves and guests safe, we implemented a few COVID safety practices. First off, we limited our guest list to our core people, so immediately family and best friends and we request that everyone guest get tested for COVID the week before the wedding, and then asked that they limit their exposure to the outside world. We also incorporated a pin system, where any guest could wear one of the pins provided and that would signify that they would like to maintain 6 feet of distance when chatting to another guest. There was also hand sanitizer available when guests first walked into the venue, on every table as well as a mask for every person. Skyline also provided table service for all drinks to avoid any gatherings at the bar. All in all, every guest at our wedding felt safe and are still raving about the service provided by Skyline. Thank you Peter, Jade and the rest of staff for pulling off a safe COVID wedding for us.
Andrea Johnston
Andrea Johnston
After a disastrous experience with Pop-Up wedding, my fiance and I went to Simply Elegant for help planning our wedding. What a difference! Simply Elegant was professional, caring, enthusiastic, and responsive. They made us feel so cared for and got us so excited for our special day after we were feeling forgotten. We could not recommend Simply Elegant more! They are the best of the best and your one-stop shop for any event you're planning. 5 stars all the way!!
Cheryl Ryan
Cheryl Ryan
My experience with Simply Elegant was outstanding. Starting with creating my vision to the day of the Wedding. I would recommend Simply Elegant in a heart beat. Everything was beautiful and I didn't have to worry about a thing on my wedding day. Everything was taken care of with so much attention to detail.
Kaitlyn van Bakel
Kaitlyn van Bakel
Sharon is the wealth of knowledge you NEED if you are looking to plan a wedding or social event!I recently took a Social Event and Wedding Planning course at Mount Royal which was taught by Sharon. I have taken many courses in my school career and I can 110% say that this was the best course yet! I was blown away by Sharon’s experience as well as her fun and honest personality. She’s a rare gem that is truly willing to go the extra mile to make your experience fantastic. Not only does Sharon's demeanour make her a great instructor and event producer, but it also speaks to the corporate culture at Simply Elegant. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a genuine experience. You’ll be in great hands!
Mandy M
Mandy M
If you sincerely want to enjoy the experience of your own wedding, please hire Sharon Barwick for your own wellbeing. Believe me, I never care to write reviews online, but I know I am doing future brides a favour by telling everyone else that she is a “wedding fairy godmother.”I mean, where do I start? She is incredibly intuitive. I was shocked how she “got” my vision in an instant, and she could finesse the details seamlessly. She is hyper-organized even for my standards— and yes, that’s saying a lot. She’s also so darn honest. Even when everyone else says your lipstick looks “stunning” she can spot how you might look a little “off” and kindly help you achieve the look you know you want deep down inside. And get this, with her expertise, Sharon even saved me money while we were planning the décor and floral arrangements. Did I mention she stayed under budget?Having said all that, I ultimately I love her because she innately has a good, vibrant, and sincere energy to her. I think that is essential for every wedding. My entire family fell in love with her. That’s why I made sure her picture is part of my wedding album. I just wished I hired her when I first planned the wedding. She made this horrid planning experience fun! Yes, I said it, it was fun with Sharon!Anyway, I am so grateful she serendipitously fell into my life. Now I am paying it forward by introducing Sharon to all of you. Good luck!
Sheila Gair
Sheila Gair
Peter and staff's professionalism and attention to details, from start to finish, was very reassuring. Simply Elegant made the catered portion of our son's wedding absolutely worry-free and the meal was delicious. Thank you so much. I would highly recommend their services and would definitely hire them again. Cheers - Sheila
Cassandra Hiltz
Cassandra Hiltz
Very knowledgeable event planning associates. They will ensure that your wedding or event will be clean, organized and successful.
Rhonda Richardson
Rhonda Richardson
Simply Elegant, the name says it all. From start to finish service was executed at a very high standard. Despite the weather Rob, Peter, Jade and the rest of the Simply Elegant team were fabulous in putting things together and seeing it run smoothly for our June 25th event. Great eye for detail and were in tune to what we were looking to achieve. Sharon, "Dame Extraordinaire". Merci beacoup! Mere hours before our ceremony last minute request were being sent and she was able to make it happen. Words are not sufficient to describe our gratitude nor the the quality of service we received. Whether your event is on a small or large scale these are the people you go to. They make visions a reality.
Kerri Jenkins
Kerri Jenkins
Simply Elegant catered my girlfriend's wedding last weekend - I can't say enough positive things about the 3 lovely ladies who went above and beyond helping out. They were a big help and were just absolutely phenomenal. The little extra touches went a long way. Highly recommend them.
Feriel O
Feriel O
"I like to call her the wedding fairy"I had the privilege to have Simply Elegant manage our wedding. This business is comprised of a team of extremely talented professionals that will truly treat you nothing short of a princess or a prince.Our wedding was a large wedding of 600 guests! I had a vision of a Parisian glamour themed wedding and was very worried a size this large of a wedding would quickly turn into a nightmare. Let me tell you, I was wrong!Enter the Wedding Fairy, Sharon Barwick and Simply Elegant owner, Robert Virda.Sharon is everything you would dream a wedding planner to be. She is empathetic, a great listener, an excellent problem solver (she actually foresees problems before they occur) and an extremely talented artist all in one. Her approach is so refreshing, she will not let you panic, provides creative solutions and is always there to listen to any concern you have, no matter how many you have!Sharon designed my floral including my bouquet, my bridesmaids’ bouquets, the groomsmen's boutonnieres, floral at the venue, tables decor, cake table, our wedding party table and much more. All this while providing ways to cut on cost without compromising our vision. Did I mention we had 600 guests?Sharon and Rob were there for us the entire time helping us plan and providing us with valuable insight. They also learned about our culture and how to address everyone in our family.On our big day, Rob and Sharon had become a part of the family. Rob came and congratulated us and we felt like we were in great hands.Sharon was there reminding me to enjoy every moment, look up and smile while going down the stairs and walk with grace, she helped us stick to our schedule to the minute. Really she was my angel guardian that day.Due to my outfit changes we had a tight schedule, she made sure everyone was where they needed to be at the right time and let me tell you; that is no easy task when there are this many individuals to manage!She even managed my aunt who came from overseas and only spoke French! Yes, Sharon speaks French as well :)I could honestly go on and on about how amazing Rob and Sharon are as well as their talented team who always smiled when they saw us and treated us like family.If you are thinking about Simply Elegant for your wedding, don’t hesitate. It will be the best decision you made after getting married of course :)Cheers!Feriel
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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 requirements, etc. Check our catering 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 monthly specials 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.

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.