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Bow Valley Gourmet

Canmore, Alberta View map

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Bow Valley Gourmet offers services ranging from casual to formal dining, Bow Valley Gourmet strives to be absoultely delicious, affordable, organic with an approachable and hospitable service. Located in Canmore, Alberta, Bow Valley Gourmet works with several locations to best accommodate you and your guests. They offer customizable menus to best suit your tastes.

Services offered

Bow Valley Gourmet offers a free consultation to discuss your tastes and decide the best menu for your special day. Their wedding package includes:

  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • All Equipement
  • Set up/clean up
  • Professional Staffing

Cuisine

Chef/Owner Michael Anderson customizes every Menu to give you the foods you want for your event. Professionally trained at the Culinary Institue of America in New York. Chef Anderson has the experience and is equipped to cater weddings of any size. Menu options include, but are not restriced:

  • Tapas - to be passed by a Professional server
  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Entrees, including Vegan and Gluten-Free options
  • Sides
  • Vegetables
  • Desserts

Other services

Bow Valley Gourmet offers cooking classes and restaurant consulting to teach you the secrets behind the dining scene. Aside from Catering services, Bow Valley Gourmet is capable of offering foods for a variety of other events. These include:

  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Corporate Events
  • Restaurant Pop-up's
  • Weddings
  • Sporting Events
  • Dinner series
  • Stag/Stagette's
  • Festivals & Food Shows

Please feel free to contact Chef/Owner Michael Anderson for your free consutlation.

Highlights

Event Services

Delivery, set up, clean up

Catering Services

Buffet, cake cutting, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, french service, hors d'oeuvres, plated, server(s), stations, tastings

Plated Service (per head)

$50

Buffet Service (per head)

$40

More information

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Cajun
Caribbean
French
German
Italian
Latin american
Mediterranean
Mexican
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten free
Lactose free
No pork
Nut free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
Open bar
House beer
House liquor
Outside alcohol ok
House wine
Premium liquor
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$20

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set up
Server(s)
Tastings
Flatware
Glassware
China
Clean up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House beer
House liquor
Bartender(s)

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    Lina H. Married on 30/04/2022
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    Great food

    Michael, the head chef for Bow Valley Gourmet was very informative and responsive to my emails. I really appreciated that he was always willing to answer my questions and work with us to get everything we wanted for our food experience. The food at our wedding was amazing and the presentation was also beautiful, we had a buffet with chicken and prime rib mains. We also has appetizers that were delicious and looked beautiful. We received many compliments regarding the food from our guests. We definitely recommend Bow Valley Gourmet for your catering needs!
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    Justin Married on 25/08/2018
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    A Fantastic Wedding Catered by Bow Valley Gourmet

    My wife and I recently chose Michael and his team at Bow Valley Gourmet to cater our big day.

    Michael was extremely professional in the many conversations and trial meal we had leading up to the wedding. He was a pleasure to deal with and we felt extremely comfortable with him as our caterer in the days leading up to our wedding.

    Bow Valley Gourmet did not disappoint, Michael flawlessly delivered a stunning 4 course meal at our wedding. Each dish was beautifully created, plated and served to our guests pleasure. The serving sizes were perfect as well.

    If anyone is ever looking for a great meal with fantastic service at their wedding in Alberta I would strongly recommend Michael and his team at Bow Valley Gourmet!

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    Evan W. Married on 21/10/2017
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    Bow Valley Gourmet catered our wedding in October of 2017. Initial meetings with Chef/Owner Michael were positive and we were left with a sense of comfort regarding the meal service at our wedding. At the food tasting we were able to try the main courses but not the cocktail hour appetizers. Overall we were impressed with the tasting / presentation of the food and although the portion sizes were small, Michael assured us there would be significantly more food on the plate at the actual wedding service.

    I cannot emphasize how disappointed we were when the food service at the wedding started. It was our mistake in not pursuing to taste the appetizers we had chosen and when they started to come out, each appetizer portion was so small (bordering on petty) that we were left embarrassed in front of our guests. Needless to say we crossed our fingers and hoped the dinner service would make up for it.

    The soup and salad course of the main meal service met all the expectations we had after the tasting with Michael, however the main course did not. Tenderloin was chosen by over 80 percent of our guests and Michael did not follow through on his promise to increase the portion size from the initial tasting. I would say there was no more then 10% additional steak on the plate when compared to the tasting. We again left feeling embarrassed which is not a feeling you want on your wedding day.

    Lastly, after initial meetings and correspondences with Michael gave us a positive feelings as he worked around our budget, was always willing to help where needed, and showed a general positive attitude. The big day was again a different story, I will cut him some slack as he and his staff seemed very stressed, but the way he treated us and in particular the bride was utterly disrespectful. Interactions with Michael on the wedding day couldn't have been more 180 degrees from the initial meetings.

    For these reasons I can not recommend Bow Valley Gourmet / Michael to cater your wedding.

    Bow Valley Gourmet's reply:

    Wow - I'm surprised to say the least! As none of this was mentioned to me the night of your event.
    I came out of the kitchen during Dinner service and received several handshakes from Guests and your Father-in-law, who mentioned to me how much they all enjoyed the food.
    Lastly, after Dinner your Bride greeted me with a hug and told me how great everything was...
    I would hope in the future if you have an issue, you would bring it to the forefront and find a solution. I have and will remain professional & approachable at every event.
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    Shawn M. Married on 09/09/2017
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    Our Wedding was catered by Bow Valley Gourmet and we could not of asked for anything better.
    It started with emails and timely replies from him. The Menus he offered were all within our budget and we could sense his professionalism.
    The tasting we had was excellent and the food on the Wedding day was perfectly executed! Chef Michael floated around the room observing his staff. We had many guests compliment us on the food!
    The full experience of having a professional caterer and great food is exactly what we wanted. This is what Bow Valley Gourmet delivered. We will recommend everyone to Bow Valley Gourmet, as Chef Michael is a true professional.
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    Erin G. Married on 26/08/2017
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    Bow Valley Gourmet catered our wedding reception of about 100 guests at the Canmore Miner’s Union Hall. First of all, the food was truly excellent. But the other great thing about Bow Valley Gourmet is that Michael is so lovely to work with. He is professional, an excellent chef, and has a real calming presence that makes you feel completely at ease. Once we met Michael and had the tasting of our wedding menu a couple months before the big day, we had complete confidence that everything would be perfect (food-wise), which it was.

    With Bow Valley Gourmet, we were able to choose appetizers, a dinner menu, and a late-night snack that were custom for our wedding. All the courses were delicious. We had many compliments from our guest, both during the reception and for several days afterwards. Michael also took the time to check in with us (and other tables) during the reception to make sure we were enjoying everything, which we certainly were.

    Overall, we could not have been happier with Bow Valley Gourmet – both the amazing food and how great Michael is to work with.
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    Andi Married on 27/07/2013
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    Michael and his team did an amazing job! The food was amazing and a huge hit at the wedding (probably one of the highlights). So many people commented on how good the food was and were so impressed! Most people even went for seconds.
    Michael was great to deal with and so easy going and accommodating. And the cost was very reasonable!
    We hired a bartender through Bow Valley Gourmet, and she was great. All his staff were friendly, professional and efficient. The buffet was great quality and quick...tables hardly had to wait. The fact that our venue was pretty remote didn't effect the quality of the food one bit.
    I would absolutely recommend Bow Valley Gourmet to anyone needing a caterer!! I have nothing but great things to say about Bow Valley Gourmet!
    The only thing I am disappointed about is that Michael doesn't have a restaurant that I can go to on a regular basis to enjoy his gourmet food at a price I can afford.
    No exaggeration, Bow Valley Gourmet is AMAZING and was the best vendor I hired for our wedding.
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    Frank A. Married on 25/08/2012
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    Our Wedding event was small but formal and we also had a budget. We looked around Canmore area and were shocked to find such restictions and hidden fees with most Catering companies.
    When we first contacted Bow Valley Gourmet, our reply time was a matter of hours! We sent him our guidelines and what we were looking for, Chef/Owner Michael Anderson created 4 seperate menus for us. He is a former Fine dining Chef that could be the best Chef in the area!
    We selected our menu and enjoyed our Tasting, which is included for free. The staff was professional and attentive, but the food is what all our guests were commenting about.
    We were blown away by Chef Michael Anderson and his food! He comes highly recommended and now we know why.
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    Kjersti E. Married on 18/06/2011
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    Michael and his staff were very professional and the food was excellent. We had many compliments from our wedding guests. They dealt with the limitations of our venue and fit their prices to our budget. I would recommend Bow Valley Gourmet to anyone!
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    Lindsey J. Married on 24/07/2010
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    In looking for a Catering Company in Canmore we ran across a variety of options. We chose Bow Valley Gourmet for a number of reasons.
    Chef/Owner Michael Anderson has been in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years and graduated from culinary school. It's amazing if you ask - Has your Chef attended Culinary School, how many catering companies will say "No" Bow Valley Gourmet allowed us to pick the menu we wanted and then tweak it to fit us. We gave them our budget and we got everything we wanted within our budget. The food was amazing, the idea that brought me to this review.
    We highly recommend Bow Valley Gourmet for any event.
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    After having our wedding caterer cancel on us less than two months before our wedding, I ended up contacting Michael to inquire as to his availability. Upon speaking with Michael, he was able to accommodate us on such short notice, plus he charged us less money than my original caterer! Michael provided a buffet dinner for 120 people, supply two bartenders, wait staff, coffee/tea, and a poutine late night snack.

    The day before the wedding reception I met Michael on site for the first time as he started to bring in his equipment. Since I was based in Edmonton and him in Canmore we did not get a chance to meet or sample the food prior to our wedding event so we were going in blind so to speak. Michael and I went over the series of events that were going to take place the next day and proceeded with his setup.

    When the bride and I arrived at the reception, dinner was ready and served to us. We had roast chicken and prime rib options with salads and vegetables. Everything that Bow Valley Gourmet cooked was fresh and exceeded out expectations. Michael even made sure that pretty much everything was gluten free so our celiac guests would not be excluded. The girls working the bar were amazing. I knew they were busy as our families know how to make a dent in an open bar!

    All in all, it was a great event. The food was more then we could have asked for and the professional chef and support staff really helped to bring the event together. Chef Michael has many years of experience in the food industry and it shows through his dedication and passion for his work. He stands by his food and he is able to deliver a quality product for a reasonable price! Highly recommended for anyone looking for catering services in the Canmore area. Keep up the good work guys!

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