Scholar's Catering

2525 West Mall V6T 1W9 Vancouver (British Columbia) Map
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About Scholar's Catering

Scholar's Catering is UBC's catering company. They cater weddings at the UBC Vancouver campus. Food is their passion. No matter how large or how small the event, they cook from the heart. Their focus is on freshness, quality, local ingredients and exceptional customer service. Menus are customizable and range from casual barbecues and canapés to lavish plated and family-style dinners. Plus, they have food trucks available!

Services offered

Couples can choose from several different catering options such as a buffet, plated, family style, cocktail reception, dessert action station, Chef attended action stations. For the convenience of the future newlyweds, tastings are available.

Cuisine

They love good food! It is their committment to make food the highlight of your event. Their seasoned culinary team will work with you to create an incredible menu that reflects your tastes and the very best ingredients from local producers like UBC Farm.

Venues they work with

From award-winning modern architecture and unique historical buildings to outdoor spaces with sublime natural beauty, they have the perfect venue for your event. They can often host your event anywhere on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Other services

In addition to their event planning and catering services, their industry-leading vendor list includes florists, musicians, photographers and decorators to help you create the wedding you imagine. Equipment and amenities vary by venue. Talk to a Scholar's Event Planner to find out more.

  • Event Services Delivery, set up, clean up
  • Catering Services Buffet, cake, cake cutting, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake,…View more
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 40.00
  • Buffet Service (per head) C$ 40.00
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More information about Scholar's Catering

  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    British
    French
    Indian
    Italian
    Latin american
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Middle eastern
    Southern
    Southwestern
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten free
    Kosher
    Lactose free
    No pork
    Nut free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Limited bar
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    Open bar
    House beer
    House liquor
    Liquor license
    Outside alcohol ok
    House wine
    Premium liquor
    Signature cocktail
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 35
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 15
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Delivery
    Set up
    Tastings
    Clean up
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 7
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Bartender(s)

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11 Reviews for Scholar's Catering


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Response time 4.6
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  • Kelsey

    Kelsey Brailsford · Married on 26/07/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Delicious food and excellent service

    We have a family of foodies and everyone was wowed by the menu that Scholars served. Surprisingly, everyone raved about the vegetarian menu selection. Also, they were more than happy to accommodate our allergies and a change to the style of chicken on our buffet menu.
    Robert was also lovely to work with and all of the staff were just wonderful, including and especially the bartenders.
    Wedding food can sometimes be sub-par because they're being prepared in such large quantities, but we got so many compliments and we've been to a ton of weddings and can genuinely say our food was just outstanding, which makes us very happy.

    Sent on 02/08/2019

    Scholar's Catering's reply:

    Thanks so much Kelsey for your kind words. I means a lot when a bride/groom takes the time to provide feedback. We are very proud of our food and our team for the level of service we provide. Wishing you and your husband all the best!

    thank you from Scholar's Catering,

    Kerensa Wotton
    General Manager, Scholar's Catering
  • Eric

    Eric Kai · Married on 06/05/2018

    1.4
    • Quality of service:
      1.0
    • Responsiveness:
      2.0
    • Value:
      2.0
    • Flexibility:
      1.0
    • Professionalism:
      1.0

    Unorganized, inflexible, charged extra 6 months after wedding

    Scholar Catering is very hard to deal with. They have monopolized all UBC venues. The venues may look nice, but Scholar Catering cannot take credit for that. During wedding planning, when everyone planning the wedding are stressed, Scholar Catering takes 3-10 days to respond questions. We had to get managers involved eventually. They are not flexible, meaning you cannot bring anything on site, not even water. Everything has to be purchased through them, and you are looking at about $3,000 for a 100 people event with light snack/water. Worst of all, I found a charge of $150 from them that's not on our contract 6 months after I receive my deposit from them. It adds an extra layer of stress to the wedding when we are forced to use them for wedding inside UBC.

    Update: I have contacted Scholar Catering and their General Manager, Kerensa has informed me that the extra charge came from the food my wedding planner ordered for planning staff on the day of the wedding. I agree that’s something I should pay for and Scholar Catering did not leak my credit card information, however, I’d advise them to be more organized.

    Sent on 02/12/2018
  • Cindy

    Cindy Chen · Married on 28/05/2017

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The coordinator was very responsive and experienced. The food was good, the desserts were very pretty, and the staff were very professional and courteous. During party hour, I asked the bartender to add additional drinks on the menu and he was happy to do so. The downside is that the food was quite expensive. The prices listed on the menu are only for the food and don't include service and cooking fees, we had to pay extra for the hourly wage of servers, bartenders, supervisors, cooks, attendants etc. It's quite misleading to not mention this on the menu pricing. We also had to pay extra for tableware rentals and external dessert charge.

    Sent on 18/07/2017
  • Peter

    Peter Mankowski · Married on 26/10/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Outstanding food and service!

    We just got married at Cecil Green and can’t believe how amazing it was. Cecil green works with their UBC catering partner Scholar’s catering and they also did an unbelievable job. Our representative Colin was knowledgeable, kind and honestly very supportive and helpful with decision making and carrying out our vision. Additionally, Scholar's was extremely creative and flexible in the food they offer allowing us to fully customize the experience. The food was fantastic and I still have relatives talking about the delicious mushroom farfalle!

    Sent on 13/11/2019

    Scholar's Catering's reply:

    Hello Peter, Thank you for taking the time to share such lovely feedback.

    I am so happy to hear that you were happy with your special day and our services. I will be certain to share your feedback with all of our staff especially Colin. They will be delighted to hear they have contributed to your day.

    Kerensa Wotton
    General Manager, Scholar's Catering
  • Singleton

    Pamela · Married on 27/07/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Excellent service, delicious food!

    Scholar’s Catering was amazing to work with. We were able to customize our cocktail hour canapés and buffet items to our liking, but make compromises that didn’t affect the price too much. They prepared separate food for vegan and gluten-free guests, and Marc was so kind to respond to us promptly despite our frequent and panicked emails.

    On the day of the event, Marc checked in to make sure all was going well and brought me and my husband a platter of appetizers to ensure we ate while we were busy with photos. Gary, lead wait staff, was a dream. He was by my side the entire night to make sure my wine was topped up, and so I didn’t even need to leave my table to get more food. All in all, the food was a hit with everyone and the service was more than we could have hoped for. We have only great things to say about Marc and Gary - they made the whole experience so easy. Guests to this day still talk about how good the pork baos and seafood pasta was.

    Thank you scholar’s!

    Sent on 09/11/2019

    Scholar's Catering's reply:

    HI Pamela, I'm very sorry that I have not replied sooner. I didn't see your response. We are so happy to hear that Marc, Gary and team made your day special and what you hoped for. Thank you for being so kind to make mention of Scholar's Catering.

    Kind regards,

    Kerensa Wotton
    General Manager, Scholar's Catering

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