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The 5 Best Catering Services in Calgary

The 5 Best Catering Services in Calgary

How We Picked

Catering services – We assessed each company’s quality of services based on their timeliness and deliveries, menu, food taste, and customer service.
Food preparation and arrangement – We selected companies that follow strict protocol in handling food to maintain health and safety. We also assessed the design of the overall arrangement. 
Expertise – We listed companies that have the expertise and experience to prepare, cook, design, and handle various catering requests.
Cost – Catering service rates are based on the number of heads, food choice, design, delivery fees and other charges. We chose companies that have reasonable rates.

1. Whippt Kitchen 

Whippt Kitchen

Services: Catering service, cakes and desserts service


Address: 5329 72 Ave SE #4, Calgary, AB T2C 4X6

Contact Details: (587) 471 1032; [email protected]       

Operating Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (lunch takeout); By appointment (other services)

Google reviews score4.9/5
Restaurantji reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews score 5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 4.9/5
Catering services4.9/5
Timeliness and deliveries5/5
Range of menu5/5
Customer service5/5
Food taste4.9/5
Food preparation and arrangement4.9//5


  • Eco-friendly packaging and food solutions
  • On-site staff
  • Online catering forms per service


  • Minimum number of heads
  • Some reports of reheated food

Whippt Kitchen provides a full catering service for office, event, and wedding requests. They also specialise in custom cakes and accommodating different dietary restrictions.

Clients could order a quick lunch takeout to cater for a small gathering and schedule a delivery or pickup. Note that this is only open from Tuesdays to Fridays only from 11 AM to 2 PM.

If you plan on having your event catered, you can fill out their online forms and choose which type of catering service you need, from breakfast to lunch, party food to grazing table. 

Do keep in mind that they have a minimum of 45-50 persons for catering events, so we advise you to align this with your budget before you go ahead and book.

They also provide on-site staff with their services for an organised and hassle-free dining experience.

However, when it comes to their food quality, we heard complaints about dishes that have been frozen and just reheated in a hurry, thus rendering the food bland and dry.

We also appreciate that they have eco-friendly practices, with their food packaging being 75% compostable. They also lean towards sustainable food preparation and waste disposal.

2. Urbane Culinary

Urbane Culinary

Services: Events catering, corporate events, aviation, in home


Address: 4517 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2L2

Contact Details: (403) 561-6478; [email protected]      

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Google reviews score4.9/5
WeddingWire reviews score5/5
Nice Local reviews score 5/5
Total reviews4.7/5
Score consistency 4.9/5
Catering services4.9/5
Timeliness and deliveries4.9/5
Range of menu5/5
Customer service4.9/5
Food taste5/5
Food preparation and arrangement4.5/5


  • Custom in-home chef
  • Offers complimentary tasting
  • Locally-sourced ingredients


  • Doesn’t supply linens and dishware
  • Some reports of cancelled bookings

Urbane Culinary offers to create unique menus tailored to their clients’ visions with an emphasis on food design and collaboration. 

Their services span from events to corporate meetings and conferences, cocktail receptions and family celebrations.

While we are a bit concerned that they don’t supply linens and dishware, they do assist you in sourcing any of your rental needs.

We love that they offer complimentary tasting sessions, which gives clients a preview of what to expect in terms of  quality. Clients just need to book an appointment, which is also no-obligation.

Just a heads up: the company encourages booking catering orders at least 10 days ahead for private events, 2 days ahead for corporate events, and 3 months ahead for weddings. 

This helps them maintain quality and address any food restrictions in advance.

That said, we’ve heard cases of cancelled bookings without proper explanations, even if the bookings were done 2 months before the schedule. 

We suggest going over the catering contract thoroughly to get compensation for any instances of a breach.

Clients can also avail their in-home chef to cook a custom menu for events or private gatherings.

Lastly, we were happy to learn that their ingredients are locally sourced to both help the community and ensure fresh produce and food quality for their dishes.

3. Simply Elegant

Simply Elegant

Services: Catering, venues, events, weddings, decorations, flowers


Address: 3600 19 St NE #7, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2

Contact Details: (403)-242-0598; [email protected]      

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Google reviews score4.9/5
Restaurant Guru reviews score4.7/5
Facebook reviews score 4.9/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 4.8/5
Catering services4.8/5
Timeliness and deliveries4.9/5
Range of menu5/5
Customer service4.6/5
Food taste4.8/5
Food preparation and arrangement4.8/5


  • Over 26 years of experience
  • Wide range of services
  • Readily-available rates
  • 2-day order notice


  • Some reports on contract issues
  • Some complaints on food quality 

Serving since 1996, Simply Elegant continues to organise weddings and corporate and private events – from planning to catering, florals, rentals and décor. 

The diversity of their services makes them an all-in-one hospitality company, which is beneficial for clients who prefer to just hire one supplier for these services. It also makes it easier to monitor and makes everything cohesive.

We are impressed by the variety in their menus, from the usual Canadian favourites to even an East Indian selection. 

Clients also have the option to discuss a customised lineup and other preferences.

It also helps that their rates are readily available online for their set options, and other menu choices are up for negotiation based on the client’s budget.

However, we heard some complaints about the food preparation and quality, specifically with their meat dishes.

Additionally, we spoke with clients who had issues with their catering contracts and had unpaid deposit refunds. Apparently, the company asked them to terminate the contract due to their incapacity to continue with the request.

Clients are advised to be firm and insist on getting compensation to avoid escalating to legal intervention.

On a better note, the company only requires a 2-day order notice, unlike the usual week-long notices from their counterparts. But they also accommodate short notices as long as their resources are available.

4. Devour Catering

Devour Catering

Services: Parties and celebrations, corporate, weddings


Address: 538 42 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1Y6

Contact Details: (403) 242-0046; [email protected]    

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score4.8/5
WeddingWire reviews score 4/5
Facebook reviews score4.7/5
Total reviews4.5/5
Score consistency 4.5/5
Catering services4.9/5
Timeliness and deliveries4.5/5
Range of menu5/5
Customer service4.9/5
Food taste5/5
Food preparation and arrangement5/5


  • 48-hour order notice
  • Accepts individual guest orders
  • Free consultation
  • Offers many types of cuisines 


  • Some reports of late quotations
  • Slightly pricier than counterparts

Devour Catering specialises in catering and wedding planning, with their chefs having been in the industry since 1997 and 2005.

They offer a diverse range of cuisines to cater to as many client preferences as possible. Their popular choices include Italian, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Mediterranean and Chinese.

You can ask for a free consultation to discuss your specific needs and budget so that they can give you tailored recommendations.

But do note that their prices are slightly higher at $120 per head. While this is inclusive of serving staff, tabletop rentals, and nonalcoholic beverages, it’s relatively high compared to $50-$100 rates from other companies with the same inclusions.

We are pleased with their 48-hour order notice and 5-day notice for custom requests, compared to the 7 to 10-day notice requirement of their competitors. 

Another thing we love is that they accept individual orders from guests with the help of their online request forms. This helps avoid missing out on any allergy concerns and assures that each guest gets what they want.

Although, it has come to our attention that there are reports of late and unanswered queries, especially during peak season. 

5. Roma Catering Services

Roma Catering Services

Services: Events catering, wedding venues


Address: 2626 23 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8L2

Contact Details: (403) 281-7270

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Restaurantji reviews score4.9/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 4.9/5
Catering services4.6/5
Timeliness and deliveries4.7/5
Range of menu4.3/5
Customer service4.9/5
Food taste4.6/5
Food preparation and arrangement4.8/5


  • Over 53 years of experience
  • Readily-available rates
  • Provides venues


  • Limited choices 
  • Some reports on needing to improve food quality

Established in 1969, Roma Catering Services is a family-run business offering a variety of different menus. These can be customised to meet client preferences with an assortment of food selections.

Aside from catering, they can organise facility bookings, entertainment and decor — saving clients from all the stressful preparations.

They were able to gain loyal clients, having catered for their for weddings, office, and private parties on multiple occasions. This is a testament to their food quality and well-organised services.

It’s also good that rates are available for most of their menu options, and custom orders can be negotiated according to client needs and capacity.

As for their delivery and pickup services, we are pleased that they only require a minimum of 5 persons for any in-home events, with rates that only range between $15 to $30 per person.

Unfortunately, their food selection and custom orders are limited to mostly Italian cuisine. 

And despite focusing on a single cuisine, there are apparently still complaints regarding the taste of their dishes and the need to improve the overall quality.

That said, we think they’re an ideal choice for small and budget-friendly gatherings to ensure the quality of the food.

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