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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


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.

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Frequently asked questions

What event services do you provide?

Set up
Clean up

What catering services do you provide?

Cake cutting
Cocktail reception
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Latin american

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten free
Lactose free
No pork
Nut free

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
Open bar
House beer
House liquor
Outside alcohol ok
House wine
Premium liquor
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

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What is the average catering price per person for stations?


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

Set up
Clean up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

House beer
House liquor
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Reviews for Bow Valley Gourmet

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
14 reviews
95% recommend it
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
Audrea Sent on 05/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious, personable and caring

So thankful with Michael. He did amazing. The salmon was to die for and many commented on the amazing food.
Brittany S. Sent on 20/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful experience for our day

Mike was easy to talk to and professional. His team was fantastic all the guests couldn't stop talking about how delicious everything tasted. Mike made sure everything went smoothly and was so accommodating. Couldn't have asked for a better culinary experience on our special day! Thumbs up all around!
Marty J. Sent on 20/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service

Michael was amazing from start to finish. The communication, the tasting, the final product. They went above and beyond and all our guests raved about the food!
Melissa M. Sent on 20/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond our expectations

Chef Mike is incredible to work with!

After two postponements and what seemed like a million emails back and forth, the food came out absolutely incredible!
He very efficient and the food came out hot and ready to be served!
He was very cautious with the Gluten Free recommendations I needed as well!
Our guests expressed how amazing the food was!

Mike is extremely transparent and professional as it was something I needed to make the decisions easier for our way!
He’s understanding and communicative!

I would absolutely recommend Chef Mike @ Bow Valley Gourmet a million times over!!
Lina H. Sent on 26/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Justin Sent on 04/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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!

Evan W. Sent on 10/11/2017
2.2 out of 5 rating
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.
Shawn M. Sent on 26/12/2017
4.8 out of 5 rating
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.
Erin G. Sent on 09/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating
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.
Andi Sent on 08/08/2013
5 out of 5 rating
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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