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Alpine Catering

Calgary , AB

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Calgary, AB CA
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Debbie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
Can't say enough about Alpine. Flexibility? We had a crisis 3 weeks before our wedding and our caterer bailed on us - we contacted Alpine and they were all too happy to accommodate us for our date! Value? Unbelievable! The fact that they include the flatware, dishes, glassware, etc, etc, etc saves a ton on having to rent. Quality of Service: Freddie the chef, and Edith were AWESOME!!!!
Responsiveness and Professionalism: Rick Luft was easy to work with, accommodating absolutely everything we asked for. The staff set everything up and cleared everything away. The food was top quality and cooked perfectly
Alpine Catering ROCKS!!! We would recommend to anybody having a function whose looking for high quality food and service at an affordable cost. Thanks Rick

Debbie & Rob
Can't say enough about Alpine. Flexibility? We had a crisis 3 weeks before our wedding and our caterer bailed on us - we Read more...
Can't say enough about Alpine. Flexibility? We had a crisis 3 weeks before our wedding and our caterer bailed on us - we contacted Alpine and they were all too happy to accommodate us for our date! Value? Unbelievable! The fact that they include the flatware, dishes, glassware, etc, etc, etc saves a ton on having to rent. Quality of Service: Freddie the chef, and Edith were AWESOME!!!!
Responsiveness and Professionalism: Rick Luft was easy to work with, accommodating absolutely everything we asked for. The staff set everything up and cleared everything away. The food was top quality and cooked perfectly
Alpine Catering ROCKS!!! We would recommend to anybody having a function whose looking for high quality food and service at an affordable cost. Thanks Rick

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Krystal
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick and the rest if the staff went above and beyond to make sure our wedding went as smooth as possible. From the quality of food to the professionalism of the staff, we couldn't have asked for anything better. I would highly recommend Alpine Catering to everyone.
Rick and the rest if the staff went above and beyond to make sure our wedding went as smooth as possible. From the quality Read more...
Rick and the rest if the staff went above and beyond to make sure our wedding went as smooth as possible. From the quality of food to the professionalism of the staff, we couldn't have asked for anything better. I would highly recommend Alpine Catering to everyone. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
They out did themselves !!! It was so mouth watering. They where so friendly. Great customer service. Bartender was super friendly and went above and beyond what she needed to do.
They out did themselves !!! It was so mouth watering. They where so friendly. Great customer service. Bartender was super Read more...
They out did themselves !!! It was so mouth watering. They where so friendly. Great customer service. Bartender was super friendly and went above and beyond what she needed to do. Read less
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Kiera
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Alpine Catering for our wedding reception and it was probably the best food I have ever had at any function! We are still hearing from guests all asking for the caterers info for their future events. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. I couldn't have asked for a better catering experience. I would and will highly recommend Alpine Catering to everyone and plan to use them in the future!
We used Alpine Catering for our wedding reception and it was probably the best food I have ever had at any function! We Read more...
We used Alpine Catering for our wedding reception and it was probably the best food I have ever had at any function! We are still hearing from guests all asking for the caterers info for their future events. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. I couldn't have asked for a better catering experience. I would and will highly recommend Alpine Catering to everyone and plan to use them in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Rick and his team from Alpine were great. Food was really good and Rick allowed me to bring in a couple of side dishes of my own. Pricing was fair and all in all we were very pleased. We will use them again for future events.
Rick and his team from Alpine were great. Food was really good and Rick allowed me to bring in a couple of side dishes of Read more...
Rick and his team from Alpine were great. Food was really good and Rick allowed me to bring in a couple of side dishes of my own. Pricing was fair and all in all we were very pleased. We will use them again for future events. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.4/5.0
We were very happy with the service we received from Rick and his team at Alpine Catering! We had the chicken cordon bleu buffet and it was some of the best I've every had! Guests were raving about it to our parents! Rick was helpful in setting the menu and responsive to any questions or changes that we had. The staff in attendance at the reception were quite professional and helpful. Alpine Catering offers great value for your money and it's always nice to support a local family business!

The only complaints we had were with respect to the few gluten free and vegan meals we requested. The gluten free chicken appeared to have been overcooked and was quite dry as a result. With respect to the vegan meals, we did not receive confirmation that these meals were, in fact, vegan (no animal products used) and not just vegetarian (no meat used) since we specifically requested vegan meals and Rick referred to them as vegetarian meals in his emails.
We were very happy with the service we received from Rick and his team at Alpine Catering! We had the chicken cordon bleu Read more...
We were very happy with the service we received from Rick and his team at Alpine Catering! We had the chicken cordon bleu buffet and it was some of the best I've every had! Guests were raving about it to our parents! Rick was helpful in setting the menu and responsive to any questions or changes that we had. The staff in attendance at the reception were quite professional and helpful. Alpine Catering offers great value for your money and it's always nice to support a local family business!

The only complaints we had were with respect to the few gluten free and vegan meals we requested. The gluten free chicken appeared to have been overcooked and was quite dry as a result. With respect to the vegan meals, we did not receive confirmation that these meals were, in fact, vegan (no animal products used) and not just vegetarian (no meat used) since we specifically requested vegan meals and Rick referred to them as vegetarian meals in his emails. Read less
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crissandjess
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.7/5.0
Alpine Catering Catered our wedding on September 3 2011.
The food and the service we recieved was outstanding. The staff was very friendly and professional and really made our day feel special.
The food was yummy and lots of our guests went to the buffet for seconds and thirds. I got nothing but great complements from my guests.
I am going to book them again for my parents 40th aniversary next year.
Alpine Catering Catered our wedding on September 3 2011.
The food and the service we recieved was outstanding. The Read more...
Alpine Catering Catered our wedding on September 3 2011.
The food and the service we recieved was outstanding. The staff was very friendly and professional and really made our day feel special.
The food was yummy and lots of our guests went to the buffet for seconds and thirds. I got nothing but great complements from my guests.
I am going to book them again for my parents 40th aniversary next year. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/2/2011
3.4/5.0
You cannot discount the pricing at Alpine Catering. Pricing was much more inexpensive versus other caterers in Calgary by far. We choose to do a fun BBQ meal (8oz NY Striploin) for our wedding and paid an additional $5/person to have glass dishes (rather then paper) due to the BBQ not being a traditional wedding meal. Due to the venue not having a kitchen, and Apline being a total mobile catering company, this worked really well with out set-up.

The manager responded to email inquiries in a good amount of time and we had a good meeting with him (although they do not offer taste tests).

We think there are alot of areas that were missed during our actual wedding though...

1. Had garlic bread with our meal. Half were burnt while the other half were soggy.

2. Had chicken fingers and fries for the kids meal. 1 guest had to have a discussion with a serving staff when they were informed only 1 kids meal per table. Absolutely ridiculous (and if this is true, never communicated to us) and thank fully they did bring the additional childrens meals without too much fuss.

3. After the salads, serving staff removed some guests forks with their salad plate but did not bring them an additional fork to use with their main dishes.

4. Did not provide steak knives which made cutting 8oz steaks quite problematic.

5. No rhyme or reason to serving. Some guests had to wait quite awhile to finally get served.

6. Asked about when serving steak, what happens when customers want a well done or rare steak? Told the serving staff would ask guests/guests can make the requests during the salad serving. Heard from guests that steaks were either overcooked/undercooked but that requests were not honored. Although in the same breathe, come guests said that their steak was perfect.

7. Paid an a midnight lunch. Just placed on an empty table haphazardly with no cutlery to butter buns etc... No cheese for buns even though part of the package. Extremely disappointed as looked like no preparation (second room was appointed for midnight lunch).

8. Also paid for the Alpine bartenders. Had an open bar and communicated the importance of a well stocked bar. Bar set-up was far from acceptable. Only had pop and cranberry juice. More than 1 guest had to tell the bartenders that they needed orange juice/clamato... Told that they need to run to the store to get the proper supplies and was told back that they can only get supplies from their warehouse (which was about a 15 or so minute drive away). They finally went and got the additional juices when complaints continued. Another bar issue was that after dinner is done, their bar service only includes plastic cups. Who wants to drink wine out of a plastic cup that early in the evening? Had to pay extra for glass cups for guests to use rather than plastic (plastic was fine after midnight).

Overall, we thought there was alot of misses with the meal but was a good price and essentially people had fun...

Was at a wedding 2 weeks later with Alpine catering the event and the meal/lunch was great so consistency may just be the issue.
You cannot discount the pricing at Alpine Catering. Pricing was much more inexpensive versus other caterers in Calgary by Read more...
You cannot discount the pricing at Alpine Catering. Pricing was much more inexpensive versus other caterers in Calgary by far. We choose to do a fun BBQ meal (8oz NY Striploin) for our wedding and paid an additional $5/person to have glass dishes (rather then paper) due to the BBQ not being a traditional wedding meal. Due to the venue not having a kitchen, and Apline being a total mobile catering company, this worked really well with out set-up.

The manager responded to email inquiries in a good amount of time and we had a good meeting with him (although they do not offer taste tests).

We think there are alot of areas that were missed during our actual wedding though...

1. Had garlic bread with our meal. Half were burnt while the other half were soggy.

2. Had chicken fingers and fries for the kids meal. 1 guest had to have a discussion with a serving staff when they were informed only 1 kids meal per table. Absolutely ridiculous (and if this is true, never communicated to us) and thank fully they did bring the additional childrens meals without too much fuss.

3. After the salads, serving staff removed some guests forks with their salad plate but did not bring them an additional fork to use with their main dishes.

4. Did not provide steak knives which made cutting 8oz steaks quite problematic.

5. No rhyme or reason to serving. Some guests had to wait quite awhile to finally get served.

6. Asked about when serving steak, what happens when customers want a well done or rare steak? Told the serving staff would ask guests/guests can make the requests during the salad serving. Heard from guests that steaks were either overcooked/undercooked but that requests were not honored. Although in the same breathe, come guests said that their steak was perfect.

7. Paid an a midnight lunch. Just placed on an empty table haphazardly with no cutlery to butter buns etc... No cheese for buns even though part of the package. Extremely disappointed as looked like no preparation (second room was appointed for midnight lunch).

8. Also paid for the Alpine bartenders. Had an open bar and communicated the importance of a well stocked bar. Bar set-up was far from acceptable. Only had pop and cranberry juice. More than 1 guest had to tell the bartenders that they needed orange juice/clamato... Told that they need to run to the store to get the proper supplies and was told back that they can only get supplies from their warehouse (which was about a 15 or so minute drive away). They finally went and got the additional juices when complaints continued. Another bar issue was that after dinner is done, their bar service only includes plastic cups. Who wants to drink wine out of a plastic cup that early in the evening? Had to pay extra for glass cups for guests to use rather than plastic (plastic was fine after midnight).

Overall, we thought there was alot of misses with the meal but was a good price and essentially people had fun...

Was at a wedding 2 weeks later with Alpine catering the event and the meal/lunch was great so consistency may just be the issue. Read less
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deb27
Wedding:
2/12/2011
4.6/5.0
Alpine Catered our wedding on Feb 12 2011.
I realy want to thank them for making our day memorable.
We got so many comments from our guests how good the food was and how friendly their staff was.
Alpine Catered our wedding on Feb 12 2011.
I realy want to thank them for making our day memorable.
We got so many Read more...
Alpine Catered our wedding on Feb 12 2011.
I realy want to thank them for making our day memorable.
We got so many comments from our guests how good the food was and how friendly their staff was. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.7/5.0
Food was good, hot and there was more than enough. Staff were friendly. I recommended them to my sister and also to my co-worker.
Food was good, hot and there was more than enough. Staff were friendly. I recommended them to my sister and also to my Read more...
Food was good, hot and there was more than enough. Staff were friendly. I recommended them to my sister and also to my co-worker. Read less
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Shar138
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.2/5.0
Oct 10 2009.
Rick and his staff are awesome, We had the Roast Beef and The Boneless Chicken Breast and both were realy tender. The gravy is verry tasty.
The staff wore black and white I do not know what the other reveiw was saying.
Oct 10 2009.
Rick and his staff are awesome, We had the Roast Beef and The Boneless Chicken Breast and both were Read more...
Oct 10 2009.
Rick and his staff are awesome, We had the Roast Beef and The Boneless Chicken Breast and both were realy tender. The gravy is verry tasty.
The staff wore black and white I do not know what the other reveiw was saying. Read less
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Jess1978
Wedding:
8/8/2009
2.2/5.0
Food was pretty good, but staff was not as professional as I would have liked.
Food was pretty good, but staff was not as professional as I would have liked.
Food was pretty good, but staff was not as professional as I would have liked. Read less
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August 8th Bride
Wedding:
8/8/2009
1.9/5.0
The food was good. But the service I thought was a little unprofessional. The catering staff serving wore t-shirts and jeans. I didn't think that was appropriate attire for serving at a wedding. Also they tried to charge us for four kids, but there were four kids under three which were supposed to be free. They sorted that out fine.

Their linens were not the best, we ended up renting from another place for linens and chair covers.
The food was good. But the service I thought was a little unprofessional. The catering staff serving wore t-shirts and Read more...
The food was good. But the service I thought was a little unprofessional. The catering staff serving wore t-shirts and jeans. I didn't think that was appropriate attire for serving at a wedding. Also they tried to charge us for four kids, but there were four kids under three which were supposed to be free. They sorted that out fine.

Their linens were not the best, we ended up renting from another place for linens and chair covers. Read less
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