What’s one thing that will always come up after you attend an event? In our experience, “How was the food?” is a guarantee, and you want your guests to be answering with an exuberant “AMAZING” every time. So when you want to get it right, your catering choice is a big deal, and who you call has a lot to do with the type of event – is this a high-end gala, or a more casual affair? – as well as the format – seated dinner, or mingling with food? – and guest count.

Lucky for you (and us) we’ve worked with a whole range of top caterers in Calgary, and we’ve collected a list of five very different but equally delicious options for you here.

Fork + Farm Catered Events
This experienced and creative team is not only going to make food that will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds, but they’re committed to using local, Alberta-grown ingredients whenever possible. You can even see a list of the farmers they work with on their website.

What makes them stand out:

  • This crew is always looking to do something new and fun – same old, same old is not a thing
  • They will customize their menu to meet your needs
  • Simply put, the food is always, always outstanding

Get more:

  • See how the Fork + Farm team made lobster corn dogs a thing in our Stampede series

Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts is a locally owned and operated boutique hotel with a unique vision to support and enhance arts, culture, and tourism in Calgary. They also have a very talented and creative in-house culinary team to cater your Hotel Arts event, or events around the city.

What makes them stand out:

  • The Hotel Arts team has an impressive array of high-end equipment, which they know how to put to good use
  • The team is extremely innovative and can run with any idea you might have, as well as bring you ideas you haven’t even considered
  • They are a preferred caterer for many venues in Calgary

Get more:

  • See how the Hotel Arts culinary team gave a western classic an eastern spin in our Stampede series
  • Check out our full Hotel Arts venue profile

Hyatt Regency Calgary
Hyatt Regency Calgary is a renovated historic building with over 33,000 square feet of event space to choose from, and their culinary team is a great resource for high-end food.

What makes them stand out:

  • The staff at Hyatt are very professional and a pleasure to collaborate with
  • The culinary team is super creative and loves to come up with new options for you
  • The Hyatt is a great choice for higher-end events where you really need that five-star experience

Get more:

  • See how we took a ballroom full of guests to NYC, without leaving the Hyatt, for the NCPC Gala

Our Daily Brett
The website promises “good, honest food” and that’s exactly what you’ll get from this cool, fun team. In addition to their dine-in and takeout offerings, Our Daily Brett does pick-up and drop-off catering, as well as in-house events.

What makes them stand out:

  • Everything? This is a hip take on catering that feels fun and local
  • If your event needs creative comfort food, your search is over with Our Daily Brett
  • Our Daily Brett really shines for smaller gatherings

Great Events Catering
A Calgary institution for more than 25 years, Great Events Catering has a very experienced team who will come through every time, even for large guest lists. In addition to their regular catering services, they’ve recently launched Rare Cut, a BBQ trailer.

What makes them stand out:

  • This is a longstanding and experienced team – whatever you throw at them, they now how to handle
  • Great Events Catering is an excellent choice when you’re working on a large-scale; they will not be fazed by your numbers

Since you’ve got food on the brain, be sure to scroll through the delicious and unexpected ways that these and other of our catering partners took up our Stampede challenge this year, reinventing classic Midway and western food and drinks for this post. For more Top 5s, check out our Top 5 Corporate Event Venues in Calgary.