Catering Downtown Edmonton
“To eat is a necessity, to eat well is an art”
François de la Rochefoucauld
One of a kind catering services in Downtown Edmonton
We start each dish we prepare with the utmost essential ingredient - locally sourced, supporting Alberta's ethical food suppliers and producers. At Stir, we strive to provide delicious food, presented carefully and thoughtfully. If you are ready to plan an event, we're ready to hear from you. We work alongside our customers to develop a menu that suits their event and guests for the best catering downtown Edmonton.
Unique Options, Delicious Food
Looking for excellent catering Downtown Edmonton? Stir Catering has been providing exceptional service to the downtown core of Edmonton since 2013. Support a local owned and operated catering company which creates delicious food and unique catering menu choices.
Whether you are looking for a slow roasted roast beef, chicken salads, a hearty chili, or other smoked meat, rest easy knowing our covid 19 response has included due diligence on our meat suppliers. Request a quote today and see how our years of experience will ensure your event is tied to the memory of delicious food.
We offer an array of services and work alongside our clients to provide them with the service that best fits the event. Our variety of catering services includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, buffet style, or home style. We also take special orders which include dietary restrictions and food allergies. Take a look at our online store and gallery to get a sense of our catering style.
Although Downtown Edmonton is typically bounded by 109 Street to the west, 105 Avenue to the North, 97 Street to the east, and RossDale Road to the South, we at Stir Catering have served numerous events in the downtown Edmonton core including surrounding neighborhoods such as Oliver, McCauley, and Rossdale.
Edmonton’s downtown core boast the Arts District and Churchhill Square. In addition are award winning institutions such as the Francis Winspear Centre for Music and the Citadel Theatre. Inlcuded in the area are the recent additions of the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Stanley A Milner Library – the main branch of Edmonton Public Library.
Churchill Square is the main downtown square in Edmonton – the heart of the arts district. It is bordered on the north by 102A Avenue, the west by 100 street, and on the south by 102 avenue, aka Harbin Road. On the East (99 Street) – Rue Hull.
Moving north through the arts district, Jasper Avenue sits where 101 Avenue would otherwise be. Combined with 100 Avenue, 104 Street, etc, the Jasper West area has become one of the major hubs of retail, entertainment, and living in the city.
Ice District & Roger’s Place – a $2.5 billion project opened in September 2016. Located between 101 and 104 Street and 103 and 106 Avenue, the area includes the Stantec Tower, a Marriot hotel, and many more future projects to come. Stir is excited to be offering exceptional catering services and delicious food to the downtown Edmonton core as it goes through this exciting transition and grows for all Edmontonians to enjoy.
Neighborhoods Serviced Within Edmonton's Mature Sector
Calgary Trail North
Calgary Trail South
King Edward Park
University of Alberta Farm
The Stir Pantry
Looking to go contactless? Besides being a top choice for catering downtown Edmonton, we also offer a wide variety of ready to go meals, desserts, and other pantry items which are available to order online via the Stir Pantry. Recently, we began a new online store initiative to help Edmontonians with easy access to delicious restaurant quality meals throughout the pandemic.
Our mission is to make high quality food that incorporates local fresh ingredients both affordable and convienent for northern Alberta. We know how important the quality of the food is to our customers.
Enter the Stir Pantry
This widely varies, depending on the type of catering options: the event, the menu chosen and the service requirements (drop off vs. sit down celebration). Lunches can start as low as $15 per person and go upwards to around $30. Weddings, because of the service staff required on site, start at $50 per person.
It depends on the event.
We generally do not offer refunds on wedding deposits; however because of COVID, we’ve since adjusted our approach to the option of a partial refund. It’s important to understand that wedding deposits are not just a payment method for upcoming events (but of course when all goes well, that is the most seamless way to use the funds). The other use for a deposit is a promise to fulfill the contract, even in light of circumstances that cause a downsize, reschedule or use it in an alternate way. So when we get other inquiries into a date, if we have the deposit, we can confidently turn down other business. Being a small business that values quality above all else, this is an important tool to ensure our future success because we purposely limit weddings to one per weekend.
Corporate events are often held on weekdays, which are in less demand. In this case we would consider refunds as long as ingredients and staff costs have not yet been incurred.
It depends on the event.
As a general rule, we do not charge for gratuity for serviced events of groups over 80 guests. Because weddings are such a large cost to families, we do not charge gratuity on weddings, regardless of size.
Other costs to consider are rental of plates, cutlery, glassware and linens. This is something that we can arrange, or we can advise our clients what they need to arrange separately.
We have travelled as far as 1.5 hours outside of Edmonton. Any further would require hotel accommodation and additional fees for time away from our families. We service the entire Edmonton metropolitan area including Sherwood Park, St Albert, Leduc, Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan, and Spruce Grove. We’re located in South Edmonton in Ellerslie (Summerside), and offer free food delivery to the area via our online store.
Yes! We make everything from scratch and can accommodate any dietary restriction.
Outside of pandemic times, we don’t tend to book events with less than 20 guests on weekends, which are usually in high demand. During COVID, we are more flexible on mimimums.
It depends. We are currently booking 1-2 years in advance for weddings – weddings take the longest amount of time for planning. For smaller events such as lunches, we only need 48-72 hours notice, if the date is available. If the event falls on a weekend during the months of May-October, the more notice given the better, due to the high demand. Some events, such as annual fundraising galas, will reserve our services 1 year in advance.
Yes! For weddings especially, but also for anyone looking for something out of the box or in particular, we are happy to use our creative side to come up with one-of-a-kind menu options resulting in delicious food dishes.
Getting From Downtown Edmonton to Stir Catering
From ICE District Edmonton, Alberta to Stir Catering at 1116 74 Street SW, T6X 0N7, Edmonton, AB.
Ready to Plan your event?
Tell us all about your event. Fill in the following simple form to request a quote. Keep in mind we offer both full service catering and drop off catering.