A catered affair: Wedding caterers in Vancouver

It’s the day your closest friends and family bear witness to your love and commitment — a day of celebration, of honouring two special people. A day of delicious food. At an event as significant as a wedding, excellent food is key to the satisfaction of the guests (all that emotion and champagne can make you famished!) With any of these local wedding caterers, you can focus on love and a great party, all with a full stomach.

The Lazy Gourmet Inc

1605 5th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1N5

One of Vancouver’s premier caterers with over 35 years of experience, the Lazy Gourmet is a popular choice among Vancouver’s soon-to-be-wed set. They’re familiar with numerous venues and can adapt to your style and choices. Whether you’re looking for a streamlined buffet or a more formal plated meal, the ingredients and resulting dishes are exquisite, a reflection of the beauty and perfection of this special day.

Culinary Capers

1545 3rd Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1J8

Another Vancouver stalwart, Culinary Capers brings an effortless elegance to your wedding day with beautiful passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, abundant platters, food stations, a buffet or a plated dinner. They’ll even work with the bride and groom to design the couple’s ideal wedding cake as well as edible treats for guests to take home with them. Reliable yet innovative, classic yet adaptable, Culinary Capers will ensure the food is at least as memorable as the day itself.

Emelle's Catering Ltd

100-177 7th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L8

Its Westside Kitchen on 7th and Columbia may be the lunchtime cantina of choice for the cops from the nearby station and local workers in the neighbourhood, but Emelle’s also does wide-ranging catering for events around the city and surrounding areas. Affordable menus customized to your liking feature fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared simply and can range from the very casual (family-picnic-style barbeque) to the more refined (roasted lamb or grilled wild sockeye). Service is also super friendly and efficient.

The Butler Did It Catering Co

620 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3H8

Voted best catering company by the Georgia Straight for four years in a row suggests that The Butler Did It will not disappoint when it comes to satisfying your guests on such an important occasion. Their in-depth planning and consultation process means they’ll know exactly what type of couple you are and what look and feel you hope to achieve with your wedding menu. Beyond food, they also help to define the tone of your wedding and will present important questions that you may not have considered. Of course their main focus — the food — is fantastic, too.

Roaming Dragon

1441 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3K9

For something a little different, consider hiring a food truck for your wedding meal. Easy to manage, a novelty for guests and the perfect note of casualness on an otherwise very special occasion, catering from the Roaming Dragon is customizable and always tasty. Pan-Asian flavours come together in bite-sized “spoons” for the perfect appetizers and delectable sandwiches round out the substance of the meal – excellent fuel for hitting the dance floor. The best part? At the end of the meal service, the window closes and the entire operation rolls away, dishes and all.

Savoury City Foods Ltd

3925 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4E5

The elegant-rustic vibe of Savoury City is sure to appeal to modern, stylish and eco-conscious couples who also have a passion for food. Priding themselves on the local and sustainable ingredients in abundance in our region, Savoury City pulls together menus that showcase some of BC’s best local produce, fish and meat, all while remaining affordable and flexible. They even have some great tips for throwing a “green” wedding, from the food on down.

Railtown Cafe

397 Railway St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1A4

For a genuinely Vancouver catering experience, consider one of the newer companies on the scene. Railtown Catering stemmed from two acclaimed chefs who wanted to provide Vancouverites an alternative to corporate-style dining at their events. Railtown’s foodie roots show in their unique and flavourful menus, all of which will be customized for you and the style of your big day. Casual and friendly but never to the detriment of professional service or impeccable food, Railtown Catering is an excellent choice for the urban foodie couple whose wedding meal is a top priority.

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