I just wanted to reach out to you to write a referral because your catering services have been super uber amazing! Great friendly service but most importantly everything has been fresh and delicious. Keep up the great work and I must say when I hear we are getting Calhoun’s catering it actually brightens up my day! Cheers!
Director of Business Development
On-Track Computer Training Ltd
usual, Calhoun's did an exemplary job on the BBQ! The food &
service were outstanding - all we have to do is enjoy ourselves!
Earth & Ocean Sciences will be looking forward to using Calhoun's
for future events.
Paul de Leon
UBC Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
never been so pleased with a catering company! We had a week long
event, and the staff at Calhoun’s were just outstanding –
friendly, helpful & ever-patient with my many requests and changes.
And the food was fabulous!! We received many compliments on the catering
from our participants. Calhoun’s really helped make our event
a success. :)
The Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada ISSNet
have enjoyed using catering from Calhoun's on several occasions. The
entire process from ordering through setup, delivery, and clean up
is very efficient with a minimum of downtime or interruption for our
staff. Moreover the guests have enjoyed the quality of the food. We
will definitely use Calhoun's again.
so much for the great food and your great service! We were very pleased
and will certainly keep you in mind for other functions in the future.
Faculty of Forestry
IEA Bioenergy Conference 2009
Calhoun's Catering provided excellent service for our event. The food was
amazing; the shrimp and dill sandwiches were a huge hit as were the variety
of fresh salads and desserts. Special platters were made just for us at our
request and they were a huge crowd pleaser. As the Project Manager of any
event I would highly recommend using this company; having high quality food
and service reduces the stress of planning enormously. Julien was fantastic
to work with and I felt totally looked after.
Project Manager, Medical Council of Canada QEII, Vancouver Site
c/o Dean's Office, Undergrad Medicine
I found out about Calhoun's sometime in 2007 when one of their drivers came by to drop off their catering menu. It was some time later that I had an opportunity to try some of their food at one of our meetings. Ever since that day, Calhoun's has been my primary catering company for our office meetings and events. The people are always friendly, the food is always fresh and now they've gone green too! I recommend the Kitsilano fresh fruit salad because it's simply wonderful and the mini crab cakes and spinach and feta phyllo pastries are a must for any occasion!
Adrienne Ho, Administrative Assistant
Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)
UBC - UVic - SFU - UNBC - TRU - UBCO
We were all very happy with the services and the quality of the food.
You guys did a great job.
Canadian Anthropology Society/American Ethnological Society 2009 Conference
I've been using Calhoun's to cater our lunch time lecture series for the past two years and am always impressed by the food (the quality and presentation of which are consistently excellent). As well, the staff are helpful, often going out of their way to make something happen last minute for us. Staff, from order to delivery are professional, cheerful and accommodating. Calhoun's is one of my favourite companies to deal with. I especially like the fruit platters, sandwiches, peanut butter cookies and I absolutely love their coffee.
Manager, Institute of Mental Health
University of British Columbia
We have always been extremely happy with the quality of the food and service from Calhoun's. It is really nice to know that we can place the order, and be confident that it will arrive exactly on time. We will definitely be back!
Michele A. Mossman, Ph.D.
Research Associate and Laboratory Manager
UBC Structured Surface Physics Laboratory
On behalf of all the staff at the Royal Bank Credit Adjudication Center,
thank you so very much to your crew and especially you for making our Year
End Lunch such a great success. We know it is not easy to feed 230 people
over 3 shifts, a hot and delicious meal; however you and your team amazed
everyone with your prompt service. The food was excellent and your service
equally as impressive. We were also extremely impressed by the biodegradable
plates and cutlery provided, that is definitely going the extra step. We
look forward to our next party caterer by Calhouns.
Peter Diniz, Chairperson
CAC Social Committee
Royal Bank of Canada
I had the task of providing all meals, snacks & breaks for 25-30 judges for
4 full days in an area of Vancouver that I am not familiar with in an event
location I knew nothing about other than how to get there.
After searching several catering companies in the Vancouver area I happened
across Calhoun's whom from the first phone contact were absolutely
incredible to deal with. We were dealing with 4 full days of catering for
25-30 very fussy judges, with a different timeline each day.
I immediately decided to have Calhoun's cater after having discussed our
options with Julien. Julien made it all come together not only with
creating menus that were all 'raved' about, which does not occur with these
judges, but also the tiniest of detail was thought of on Calhoun's part from
start to finish was a huge help & a pleasure to deal with. The service was
excellent & the last minute changes/6:30am deliveries were done without any
grief. Total professionalism on Calhoun's part from delivery to set up &
presentation is everything! Professionalism even when the designated rooms
were switched at the last minute making delivery a little bit of a
challenge. The portions were generous & there were just enough leftovers to
make a judges long day better when looking for food @ 10 pm & we were able
to accommodate. When I have the need of a catering service again my only
call will be to Julien & his team @ Calhoun's.
BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation
Western Provincial Championships Vancouver 2008
Calhoun's Catering has great food with generous portions, very reasonable pricing. Always very accommodating. They have also recently implemented a Going Green policy which is great for companies that support environmentally friendly businesses. Thank you.
Elsa Lee, Administrative Assistant, Reception
British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association
Calhoun's did a fabulous job catering our two weekend events in Feb & Mar 2008. They met all of our needs and exceeded our expectations. Some of the highlights from their service include: -early morning deliveries & late pick up and clean-up -small signs indicating specific food items for any dietary restrictions -last minute additions or deletions to our catering requirements -well laid out tables with generous portions -take-away containers for left-over food, the food was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Thank you for the great service Calhoun's...we will be back!
UBC MD Undergraduate Admissions
Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office
After using several catering companies, I have come to rely on Calhoun's for my catering needs (which are considerable).
The reasons are many: the staff are a delight to work with and always accommodating, delivery is prompt and staff set up upon arrival. With a wide variety of tasty selections to choose from, I can provide meeting participants with more than the usual soup and sandwich, at competitive prices. The result is happy people who want more from Calhouns!
Calhoun's is one of the best kept secrets on the West Side for business catering.
Provincial Health Services Authority
Calhoun's has done an excellent job for our department at UBC in all areas: online ordering, telephone ordering, pick-up service, special week-end, orders and early morning and late evening service. I am very pleased with their friendly and efficient service. Not to mention the great food!!
Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic
The University of British Columbia
Goway is a satisfied Calhoun's customer. The food is fresh, the customer service is "can do"... Great from order desk through to delivery and we like your "green" policies as well.
As part of the staff that was working in BC place all week, we really
looked forward to our lunches & dinners from Calhoun's. Providing pizza
twice a day to the army of volunteers all week, the staff was looking for
something different from our catering services. The variety that Calhoun's
provided & the quality & freshness of the meals prepared was by far the best
we had all week. I very much appreciated the meals, and the delivery staff
was always helpful & quick to give us suggestions on what dishes went with
what. We look fwd to next year's event, and we're definitely using Calhoun's
Event Coordinator /Receptionist
Vancouver International Marathon Society
Many thanks - it was a popular food service component to our event.
Van Board of Trade event for 50 hosted by Unihealth Group
Steve James, Sales & Marketing Manager