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The 5 Best Wedding Catering Services in Calgary

The 11 Best Wedding Catering Services in Calgary

How We Chose

Qualifications – We chose wedding catering services in Calgary that have been serving food for years, duly licensed and registered.
Available Setups – We looked for wedding catering services that can offer various setups for different client preferences.
Client Satisfaction – We selected wedding catering services that have proven to satisfy their clients based on their ratings online.
Professionalism – We listed wedding caterers that are professional and receptive to clients’ requests.

1. The Graze Company

Services: Graze Boards

Website: https://thegrazecompanycalgary.com/

Contact Details: 403-465-4875

Company Address: 1502 27 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1G4, Canada

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google Reviews4.9/5
Total Reviews4.9/5
Score Consistency4.9/5
Qualifications5/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction5/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • Visual Appeal and Opulence
  • Quality and Freshness
  • Attention to Presentation
  • Customization and Personalization

Cons

  • Operating hours unavailabe

The Graze Company offers a unique and opulent catering experience, specializing in lavish Graze Boards, Boxes, and Tables that serve as the centerpiece for various events, including weddings.

We find that The Graze Company excels in creating visually stunning displays that serve as the focal point of any event, including weddings.

Their Graze Boards and Tables are opulent and lavish, elevating the aesthetic appeal of the wedding reception.

We appreciate the freshness and quality of the ingredients used in The Graze Company’s offerings.

The Graze Company pays meticulous attention to presentation, ensuring that each Graze Board or Table is beautifully arranged and presented. We find that this attention to detail adds to the overall elegance and sophistication of the wedding reception.

Couples have the opportunity to customize their Graze Boards or Tables according to their preferences and dietary requirements. This level of customization allows for a personalized catering experience tailored to the wedding theme and style.

2. Devour Catering

Devour Catering' Homepage

Services: Catering Services and Food Delivery

Website: https://devourcatering.com

Contact Details: +1 403-242-0046

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

Operating Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google Reviews4.8/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Qualifications5/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction5/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • Award-winning catering service
  • Specializes in custom menus
  • Active in helping the local community
  • Menu samples from previous weddings are on the website

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Having zero ideas about what kind of foods you would like to serve your guests on one of the special days in your life is stressful, to say the least. So, it is good that wedding catering services like Devour Catering can solve this.

Compared to others in our list, Devour is the only one that made an effort to collate and post the menus of the previous weddings it handled. 

We think this is a clever way to help clients know what food should be on their reception while being reassured it will work for everyone’s palate since other people have tried it before.

Posting the previous menus is also a clever way for Devour to introduce the type of cuisine it can serve since customized menus are its specialty. But if you want to go for the usual menu style, it also caters to buffet options and plated dinners.

We also found it noteworthy that Devour has been in catering services since 1997. It also received the Food of the Year award from Western Living in 2021.

Another thing worth mentioning about Devour is its effort to reach out to the community. For instance, it gave lunches for school children in 2020 and donated hot meals for healthcare workers in 2021, and was featured on CBC News.

Meanwhile, with regards to the client experience, most of them shared being accommodative to dietary requests and short-notice changes to schedules.

However, we discovered that Devour has minor issues in communicating the details about its menus. Although we commend its move to address it, we advise you to talk to its staff about your concerns to avoid any misunderstanding.

3. Roma Catering Services

Roma Catering Services' Homepage

Services: Catering Services and Food Delivery

Website: https://www.romacatering.ca

Contact Details: +1 403-281-7270

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

Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Google Reviews4.8/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Qualifications5/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction5/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • In business since 1969
  • Partnering with three restaurants
  • Has three types of catering services
  • Helps local charities
  • Offers barbecue and smokehouse menus

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

Being in the food business for several decades indicates that the people behind the curtains ooze consistency and passion in their work. And if that is what you are looking for at your wedding, Roma Catering Services may be the right one.

Roma is a family-run catering service and restaurant dating back to 1969. Its current owners and chefs, who have been managing the business since 1988, were trained at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

With regards to what type of wedding catering menus they offer, Roma has three: buffet, full service, and barbeque and smokehouse menu. Regardless, do not hesitate if you want a more personalized reception style because it accommodates custom menus too.

Now, if you like Italian food, we are glad to tell you that Roma specializes in Italian cuisine. We also heard that it is famous for its lasagna and stracci, so do not forget those on your food list.

But, if you do not have a reception venue in mind, we recommend the two locations that Roma has for wedding events: the Calgary Italian Cultural Center and Calgary Banquet & Community Hall Rental. 

Roma also offers an in-house menu at these two places.

Curious to try Roma’s delicacies before hiring it for your wedding? You can visit its three partnered restaurants, Romanos Rustic Italian, La Cantina and The Bistro–Cps Headquarters and taste and judge its food.

We also like that Roma extends help to help local charities and sports teams as a means to give back to the community.

Now, on the topic of how Roma performs in events, many of its clients stated that its staff arrive at the venue early and make sure that the event space is spotless. Its staff are also friendly and helpful to its clients and their guests.

4. Visionary Catering

Visionary Catering' Homepage

Services: Catering Services and Food Delivery

Website: https://www.visionarycatering.com

Contact Details: +1 403-264-7447 

Company Address: 2611 3 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 7W7, Canada

Operating Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM, Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sundays, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Google Reviews4.9/5
Total Reviews4.9/5
Score Consistency4.9/5
Qualifications5/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction5/5
Professionalism4/5

Pros

  • Has mobile espresso bar
  • The executive chef trained in both Western and Asian cuisine
  • Has three types of wedding catering services 
  • Helps local charities
  • Open for the whole week

Cons

  • Instances of unresponsiveness when fully booked

Coffee lovers know at their core that they would never say no to a cup of joe, whatever the occasion is. So if you love a delicious dose of coffee on your wedding day, Visionary Catering may be the right choice for you.

Among other wedding catering services in our review, Visionary is the only one with a mobile espresso bar for rent for events. But, there are areas where this feature is unavailable, so make sure to get in touch with its team before deciding.

But that is not the unique aspect of Visionary. Because its executive chef received training from SAIT and worked in South Korea, he knows how to cook both Western and Asian cuisines.

We also want to share the type of menus it has for wedding catering: buffet, small plates, and plated menu.

Knowing these allows you to have more ideas on what cuisine you can include at your wedding’s reception based on your theme or food preference. 

Another thing that makes Visionary unique from the rest is its availability hours. Its office is open for the whole week for consultation, so you can drop by personally on weekends if you are busy on weekdays.

Like Devour and Roma, Visionary is active in helping charities and organizations. 

The company donates food to the homeless at the Drop-In & Rehab Centre. In addition, it facilitates sustainable earning opportunities for underprivileged women at Collective Goods.

But, we spotted a minor setback on Visionary, specifically on its customer service when it was fully-booked. We found a rare case where a client did not receive a follow-up on their quote inquiry.

Nevertheless, if you can get their wedding catering services, you will not be disappointed. It is because the Visionary is punctual and communicative on what the most appropriate package or menu fits the situation.

5. Flavour YYC

Services: Catering Services and Food Delivery, Pickup

Website: https://www.flavouryyc.com/

Contact Details: (587) 435-2773 / [email protected]

Company Address: 4517 1 Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2G2L2

Operating Hours:

Monday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Google Reviews4.6/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
Qualifications5/5
Available Setups4/5
Client Satisfaction4/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • Gluten-free choices available upon request
  • Flavorful and accommodates dietary restrictions
  • Versatile and customizable menus offered

Cons

  • Minimum of 3 hours in terms of staff rates incurred

Flavour YYC is a company that provides clients with comprehensive and fresh catering services ideal for all types of customer preferences and occasions. Established back in 2021, they have since then been helping clients acquire good yet simple food choices for their individualized needs.

We like that their team is highly skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to various food choices and even the perfect beverages such as wines among others to make the whole meal the best and most delectable experience even with dietary restrictions.

Furthermore, we like that they also make use of the best and freshest local produce for their ingredients to ensure that clients get stellar quality at all times when ordering from them may it be for pick-up or delivery.

Note though that for their catering services, the staff rates must have a minimum of 3 hours when it comes to their rates to which other rental fees may also be included as well.

Overall, with their accommodating and professional staff members knowledgeable on the field, a wide array of excellent menu items, and versatile catering packages, we highly recommend them to clients in the area looking for such services.

6. Fork + Farm Catered Events

Fork + Farm Catered Events' Homepage

Services: Catering Services and Food Delivery

Website: https://www.forkandfarmcatering.com

Contact Details: +1 403-457-9931

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

Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Google Reviews4.7/5
Total Reviews4.7/5
Score Consistency4.7/5
Qualifications4/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction5/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • Offers chef action station catering
  • Has five types of catering services
  • Award-winning company
  • The kitchen is open for visits

Cons

  • Relatively younger company
  • Closed on weekends

If you want to end your wedding day with something unique, Fork + Farm Catered Events has something others do not have if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind reception with your loved ones and guests.

Unlike the other wedding catering services on our list, Fork + Farm is the only one with a chef action station. If you have not heard of it, this trendy service style is where the chef cooks a dish in front of guests based on their preferences.

However, chef action stations are only viable for lesser than usual guests. But do not worry because Fork + Farm has four other traditional catering styles: plated meals, family style, buffet, and passed canapes.

So, whether you want to have intimate or grand dining with your beloved guests, you will have many options.

Now, if you want to take a bite of Fork + Farm’s foods, we are glad to share that its kitchen is open for client visits from Mondays to Fridays. Just make sure to set a proper appointment so the staff can accommodate you accordingly.

But, unlike the other wedding catering services on our list, Fork + Farm is the youngest. 

Although some clients may take this as a big deal on the business side, it is worth sharing that its head chef has over 25 years of experience in catering services. Avenue also awarded Fork + Farm as the best wedding catering in 2020.

Similar to Devour Catering, we are glad to share that Fork + Farm is known by their previous clients for being responsive and receptive to requests and even short-notice changes.

7. Great Events Catering

Great Events Catering' Homepage

Services: Catering Services and Food Delivery

Website: https://greateventscatering.ca

Contact Details: +1 403-256-7150

Company Address: 7207 Fairmount Dr SE 2nd floor, Calgary, AB T2H 0X6, Canada

Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google Reviews4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Qualifications5/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction5/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • In business since 1982
  • Has four types of catering services
  • An exclusive caterer of an events venue
  • The website has venue suggestions

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Choosing the ideal venue for your wedding reception is exciting. But it can also be stressful if you are unsure whether your caterer can operate at the place you selected or not. 

Gladly, Great Events Catering takes these troublesome matters off your shoulders.

Great Events has 29 suggested venues on its website where it can function as your wedding caterer. We consider that feature a plus point since it saves the bride and groom from the back-and-forth communication with the caterer.

When it comes to service style, although it offers reception catering as its main service style, plated dinners and buffet are also included on the list of options. Like Roma Catering Services, it also has barbeque as part of its catering services.

We also want to share that Great Events has been providing catering services since 1982. Knowing that a business has helped more than two generations of Calgarians in special events puts reassurance to clients

Meanwhile, in terms of the level of service, clients praised Great Events for being game with requests, particularly in the incorporation of dishes not usually included on its menu.

In addition, its customer service is known for providing quick yet detailed responses to queries.

8. True Spirits Mobile Bar

Services: Bar and Bartending Services

Website: https://www.truespiritsmobilebar.com/

Contact Details: +1 403-860-0964

Company Address: 1899 45 St NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0B2, Canada

Operating Hours:

Google Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5
Qualifications5/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction5/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • Personable and exemplary staff
  • Comprehensive range of drinks served
  • Accommodates all types of events 

Cons

  • Liquor and license not included in services

True Spirits Mobile Bar is an enterprise that provides clients with a comprehensive range of various glasses and mixes one could ever dream of in bars and also in a mobile setting at that as well.

Equipped with both the knowledge and products when it comes to the field of bartending, they have had a wide range of experience when it comes to handling various events may it be both personal or corporate in nature.

Past clients have commended them for their professional demeanor and for being an excellent communicator throughout the whole process which ensured that the event went smoothly and with little stress for the client.

Note though that they only provide bartending services to which clients need to provide the liquor license and the alcohol itself for their desired service that they avail of.

Overall, with their wide range of experience in the field, versatility when it comes to the type of drinks that they are able to serve and high bar mobility features, we recommend that interested clients check them out.

9. BlackSalt Catering

Services: Wedding and Corporate Catering

Website: https://blacksaltbistro.ca/

Contact Details:

Company Address: 1211 14 St SW, Calgary, AB T3C 1C4

Operating Hours: Everyday: 8:00 – 20:00

Google Reviews4.7/5
Facebook Reviews 5/5
Total Reviews4.85/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Qualifications5/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • Customized Menus
  • Full Bar Services
  • Variety of Menus
  • Can accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions
  • On-site service and delivery options

Cons

  • Maximum number of guests they canaccommodate is unknown

Blacksalt Catering is a premier wedding catering service that understands the significance of your special day and strives to create an unforgettable culinary experience for you and your guests.

What’s great about them is their customized menus that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Their extensive selection of appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages allows you to create the perfect menu for your special day.

In addition to this, the catering service offers a variety of menus, ranging from classic comfort foods to unique gourmet dishes, allowing couples to choose a menu that perfectly reflects their vision and preferences.

What sets them apart form others is the fact that they are able to provide full bar services, offering a wide selection of beer, wine, liquor, mixers, garnishes, and glassware.

Apart from this, they can also supply bartenders and servers for your event, adding convenience and professionalism to the overall experience.

Do take note to remember asking them what the maximum number of customers or clients can they cater to.

10. Brie & Banquet Wild Catering Co.

Services: Catering

Website: https://brieandbanquet.com/

Contact Details: +1 403-874-7006 | [email protected]

Company Address: 524 42 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1Y6, Canada

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google Reviews4.7/5
Facebook Reviews 5/5
Total Reviews4.85/5
Score Consistency4.7/5
Qualifications4.5/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • Unmatched Experience and Styling
  • Local and Luxury Inclusions
  • Ease of Ordering and Price Transparency

Cons

  • Can Be Hard To Book During Peak Seasons

Brie & Banquet Wild Catering Co. made its mark on the Calgary catering scene in 2017, introducing an abundant and wild style of event food that was unprecedented in Canada.

As Western Canada’s first grazing caterer, they offer an unmatched experience, impeccable styling, and an unwavering commitment to providing the best local and luxury inclusions.

Brie & Banquet’s pioneering approach to food sharing and display, coupled with their impeccable styling, ensures a visually stunning and memorable culinary experience for wedding events in Calgary.

The company’s commitment to providing the best local and luxury inclusions underscores their dedication to offering high-quality, thoughtfully crafted, and artful event food, making them a compelling choice for those seeking a unique and approachable catering experience.

Brie & Banquet’s emphasis on ease of ordering and price transparency, with all pricing displayed on their website and ordering done online, streamlines the booking process and ensures clarity for clients, eliminating the need for back-and-forth emails and confusing quoting.

Just make sure to book with them in advance. They can be pretty busy, especially during peak seasons, so it’s ideal that you get in touch with their team weeks or months before your wedding.

11. A Certain Flair Catering

Services: Catering Services

Website: https://flaircatering.ca/

Contact Details: 403-863-8635 | [email protected]

Company Address: 524 42 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1Y6, Canada

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google Reviews4.7/5
Facebook Reviews 5/5
Total Reviews4.85/5
Score Consistency4.7/5
Qualifications5/5
Available Setups5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5
Professionalism5/5

Pros

  • Experience and Expertise
  • Wide Range of Services
  • Quality and Attention to Detail
  • Customized Menu Options

Cons

A Certain Flair Catering boasts a second-generation family-run business with extensive experience in catering for various events, including weddings, luncheons, receptions, corporate parties, and graduations.

With over 25 years of experience, we’re impressed that their Red Seal certified chef and skilled staff can create a menu tailored to meet the needs and preferences of clients, ensuring a memorable culinary experience for wedding celebrations.

From event planning to in-house catering services, A Certain Flair Catering offers a comprehensive range of services to assist clients in organizing and executing their wedding events seamlessly.

Whether clients require assistance with menu planning, venue selection, or staffing, we love that the experienced team at A Certain Flair Catering is dedicated to relieving the stress associated with event planning and ensuring a stress-free experience for clients and their guests!

A Certain Flair Catering prides itself on providing superior quality, service, and attention to detail, which are evident in their reputation for excellence.

Their commitment to delivering exceptional service extends to providing experienced staff, including professional bartenders and servers who are ProServe licensed and trained to cater to every detail of the event, from set-up to clean-up.

With the guidance of their experienced chef and culinary team, we like that clients have the opportunity to create a customized menu that reflects their preferences, dietary restrictions, and budgetary considerations.

Whether clients desire a formal sit-down dinner, a buffet-style reception, or interactive food stations, A Certain Flair Catering can accommodate their culinary preferences and elevate the dining experience for wedding guests.

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