Emelle's Catering

Vancouver , BC


177 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC CA V5Y 1L8 (map)




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From 2 guests to 2500: Emelle's Catering Vancouver can make your event a successful reality. Our professional team of chefs, servers and event designers bring exquisite cuisine, a wealth... Read more
From 2 guests to 2500: Emelle's Catering Vancouver can make your event a successful reality. Our professional team of chefs, servers and event designers bring exquisite cuisine, a wealth of experience, and unparalleled outstanding service.

It is into every Emelle's signature dish that President and Executive Chef Mary Lee Newnham - 'ML' - puts that extra bit of love.

Truly, ML's great passion is catering. With her background rooted there and our location's terrific existing facilities, it was easy to blend the two business components. Since 1999 our catering division has grown from simple boat cruises and drop offs to a fleet of delivery vans and a major special-event division for conventions and incentive programs. From this great combination of caterer meets urban diner, we are able to enjoy the best of all worlds, visiting with regulars, designing menus for groups large or small and constantly reinventing the wheel (of brie).

House or office party, convention or soiree, Emelle's enjoys being a part of any unique occasion. We are the party specialists!

Exquisite cuisine and unparalleled professional service put us in a category all our own. As we are a vertical operation, you only have to make one call. We can provide outstanding signature menu items and service to suit any budget, and if you like, we will customize something completely different and tailor it to your specific food and budget preferences.

From simple daily deliveries to theming and producing complex events, your corporate catering, social gathering or wedding is in the best hands. Read less




What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
of course! give us a call or e-mail us and you can sit down with our catering team to discuss menu ideas and options, and we'll customize a tasting to your liking.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
our pastry chef is an artist with sweets and desserts and can certainly come up with the cake of your wedding dreams.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
our catering staff is happy to cut and plate the cake if it is provided by the bride, for no additional cost
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
we are licensed to sell alcohol at our location on west 7th avenue
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
yes we allow outside alcohol. the corkage fee is $1.50/person, which covers the cost of ice, garnish and bar equipment
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
we organize and take care of rental items for you, so you don't have to be bothered with the worrisome details about what needs to be rented, in what quantity, delivery/pick-ups, etc.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
yes. we have our own professional team of friendly trained service staff
What is your maximum catering capacity?


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Emelle's did a lovely job for our Stanley Park wedding. Nicole was extremely professional and personable and took great interest in making sure we were totally satisfied. Emelle's was keen to incorporate any favourite dishes. We decided on a Scottish dessert and they did such a great job of figuring out their own recipe - we loved it! The braised beef was very good as was the vegetable medley which was very fresh. The mini chicken pot pie appies were also a hit. Wait staff was very professional and kept everything running smoothly. We opted for family style service which everyone enjoyed. Late night snacks were also a hit but I think we ordered too much and next time would have listened to Emelle's suggestions for lesser portions (we just didn't want anyone to go hungry!) Highly recommend Emelle's!
Services Used: Catering
All our guests complimented our food and cake. They did an amazing job!
Services Used: Catering
It was a pleasure to refer Emelle's for my niece's pre-wedding welcome cocktail reception. As we were entertaining over 100 guests finding the right caterer for a standup reception for our out of town guests was quite the task. We wanted them to experience the "best of Vancouver" in terms of menu selection, atmosphere, presentation and taste.

Nicole was delightful to work with. She knew exactly how to fine tune the menu so that it accommodated the family's request for healthy options as well as wowed the guests with a balance of hearty, tasty & trendy appies.

Both the bartenders and servers were friendly and accommodating.

And let's talk desserts! they were show stoppers! we had to try them all, and there were lots! The Passion fruit dessert stole the show.

Everything turned out as perfectly as we expected...and would not hesitate for a minute to refer the team at Emelle's Catering.
Services Used: Catering
We really enjoyed working with Melissa and the team at Emelle's.

We asked Melissa to help us pick the perfect vegetarian menu -- it needed to be tasty and imaginative to impress our non-vegetarian friends and family -- and she delivered! We got lots of compliments on the food and on the service that Emelle's provided.

We were so impressed with Emelle's in the lead up to the wedding that we asked them to cater our rehearsal night dinner too. Emelle's exceeded our high expectations at both events.
Services Used: Catering
Nothing but good things to say about Emelle's. First of all, Nicole the event manager is simply amazing and probably my favourite vendor I dealt with. She was so accommodating in helping me find the perfect food for our wedding. We had several tastings and they weren't happy until we were happy. Very refreshing. I should also probably mention that the food and their staff were awesome.
Services Used: Catering
Lead salesperson Nicole was a pleasure to work with. Her experience and bubbly personality was a perfect match for me - the nervous bride! She counseled us through the entire process answered all our questions, gave us advice and even prodded us a bit when we needed it.
The food and service on our wedding day was just amazing! We had many of our guests remark on everything from the irresistible chorizo poppers, the lovely raspberry vinaigrette, the mixed vegetables, the perfectly cooked baron of beef and even the attractive waitstaff! I particularly enjoyed the salmon - perfect texture and flavouring. The team provided friendly and superior service to our family and friends, and everyone enjoyed a great meal experience. Weddings are inherently a bit chaotic and the Emelle's team was on top of it all, making sure that our vegetarians received their special meal add-on, the ladies' wine glasses at the head table were kept full, and everything was neatly wrapped up to go for us at the end of the night.
Emelle's also excels at cake and desserts and our cake was awesome! We already knew it was tasty but our custom print and the added decorative icing turned out perfectly!

Cheers to you Nicole and the entire Emelle's team for a job well done!
Thank you!!
Services Used: Catering


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