Testimonials

Weddings

"Last summer we were looking for a cake for my sister's bridal shower and one of our concerns was that cakes typically look beautiful but they don't necessarily taste as good.I approached Nicole from Emelle's Catering and she reassured me that they have an in house pastry chef that not only creates extremely creative cakes but also cakes that taste very delicious so when it came time to the day of the event first of all everyone was just wowed by the design of the cake. The colours were the theme of the event which was pink and black and it was a three tiered cake absolutely gorgeous and when it came time to people actually sitting down and eating the cake they were blown away by the taste of it all. I would have absolutely no hesitation to recommend Nicole from Emelle's Catering for all of your catering needs."
- Sheetal
(Bridal Shower)

Thank you is an understatement
"I wanted to pass along that not only were the bride and groom thrilled with the service and attention delivered by your staff, but a number of guests also commented on the quality of service and the food. Your team went over and above and made such a great impression on everyone there. I heard a lot of "best wedding ever" in the crowd throughout the night, and that can only be attributed to the fabulous team we put together. Your staff made my job effortless, and for that I am truly grateful. Thank you is an understatement."
- Kiri from DreamGroup Productions
(Hycroft Wedding)

Amazing job making custom items for us
"Emelle's Catering, specifically Nicole, was amazing and understood our Carnival theme and what we were looking for instantly. Everyone LOVED the food at our wedding. Emelle's did an amazing job making custom items for us that fit with our carnival theme: corn dogs, mini donuts, funnel cakes to name few!"
- Sandra & Tyler
(wedding – as featured on UBC Boathouse blog)

Emelle's exceeded our high expectations...
"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."
- Leora & Gareth
(wedding reception – as featured on weddingwire.com)

The presentation was elegant and simple
"I am recommending emelle's to everyone i know planning an event! I wanted to acknowledge your contribution to our wedding reception. We contacted you late and you were able to meet our needs. The presentation was elegant and simple. Many of our guests commented on the selection of canapés and taste profile . I also want to thank you Nicole, for being so lovely and professional from our first phone call, through to the event and our last interaction. Your care and open communication helped with feeling taken care of. As I said to you on the phone, I'm glad a wedding only happens once."
- Michael & Ruth
(wedding reception)

They weren't happy until we were happy...
"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."
- Tanya
(wedding – as featured on weddingwire.com)

Couldn't have asked for a better wedding!
"Thank you so much for everything – our wedding went off without a hitch on Saturday and your service staff are to thank! We received so many compliments on the service, the wonderful food, and how everything was set up. The Harbour Room at the Rowing Club looked beautiful all done up. Couldn't have asked for a better wedding. Thank you for helping us plan our special day, and for always having time to deal with the latest issue."
- Kayleigh & Trevor
(Wedding July 2011)

Thank you again for your friendliness, professionalism and enthusiasm
"I just wanted to send along a quick note to say thanks to you and your staff for a wonderful day last Friday. I hear that you were busily at work setting up and I appreciate everything you did. It felt like I was surrounded by a bunch of magic fairies who managed to take care of everything! The food and service were amazing! We've gotten lots of positive feedback about the meal and the cheesecake and we keep hearing praise for the service – both at the bar and the buffet. We will certainly spread the word about Emelle's and, should we ever decide to organize a huge party again, we'll certainly be back. Thank you again for your friendliness, professionalism, and enthusiasm both on Friday and in the months leading up to our wedding."
- Alana
(Wedding)

Raves galore for the food!
"It was a great day and you were awesome. Your staff was so great and the room looked beautiful. We received so many compliments on the tables and even more on the food. Raves galore for the food! I feel bad that I didn't get a chance to properly thank the staff for their hard work. They were incredibly good. We never noticed that the buffet was broken down at the end of dinner and then suddenly there was cake being served. Did I mention that everyone was raving about how good the food was? ... Thank you for all of your calmness and help. You certainly made everything smooth and easy."
- Barb & Steve
(Wedding)

It was decadent and divine!
"WOW!! Wow, Wow! The food was such an amazing compliment to an already fantastic day. And the cake – the cake got endless compliments. It was decadent and divine! Compliments to the chef for coming up with something so amazing that accommodated all those difficult allergies! Success!!! All your staff were absolutely wonderful, considerate, professional, and polite. Thank you for making such an important element of our wedding day such a wonderful experience. I think all of our out of town guests were blown away by being served fresh BBQ BC salmon!"
- Anna
(Wedding)

I have been blown away by everything
"Nicole, I want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for the UNBELIEVABLE service, amazing food, amazing people...just everything. From our very first encounter with you guys to our very last, I have been blown away by everything. We received soooo many compliments from people about the food being delicious, and I think the best compliment I can try and tell you guys about is my best friend's little sister is the MOST picky eater you will ever find... Needless to say when I was going around to tables and approached her, she had half a plate left with food and told me that the dinner was all delicious and that this was actually her second helping, and that she was wishing her outfit wasn't so tight as she wanted to go for a third!!! This is the highest praise I can pass on!!!! I was literally blown away when Rajesh and I had our own people to serve us and was so taken by the really charming server who helped me. I couldn't be live he carried my dinner all the way to my table, as i was worried I'd somehow manage to spill on my sari!!! Rajesh, i know too, was also loving this service and i think it is these kind of touches that just makes us fall in love with you guys all the more. I will happily recommend you guys to anyone and everyone, and am so happy that we FINALLY came to our senses and came to the caterer we should have been speaking to from the beginning."
- Farah
(Wedding)

Your fabulous reputation was obviously reiterated on our wedding day
"Our day was absolutely perfect. We loved the venue set up, the food and the exceptional service from Emelle's staff. My Dad especially loved everything (which was really important) and even Dennis' SUPER picky mother had seconds (a first for her in the nearly 5 years I have known her). We loved all the food, and appreciated that we had appetizers put aside as they were my personal favourite. Harumi (our wedding planner) did say she was really happy with everything. She had already had excellent things to say about Emelle's when we hired her, so your fabulous reputation was obviously reiterated on our wedding day. Thank you for all of your hard work in coordinating all the details of the day, for your constant communication and for ensuring that we had absolutely everything, exactly as we wanted for our BIG DAY!"
- Jessica & Dennis
(Wedding)

Special Events

"Our best experience with Emelle's was just a couple years ago; we'd changed locations and we wanted to get existing clients into our new showroom, you know, to see the upgrades, to see our new equipment in the back and give them a tour of the new facility. There's a lot of intimidating stuff involved in doing something like that but definitely one of the easiest parts, one of the smoothest was working with Nicole. She came up with a plan, we were able to talk about options for food and drinks, she was able to work something out that was within our budget; we were able to have beer and wine because they can arrange a license and it really added a level of polish to the event that I don't think we would have been able to achieve on our own. People were asking me, "Who's your caterer?" This is amazing, and there's no better compliment than that. I think for Emelle's folks were coming to my event and people wanted to use her for their events as well."
- Kenn

Sure know how to help people have a great party!
"Thank you again for everything. It was an absolute delight getting to bask in the Emelle's caring and thoroughness...you all sure know how to help people have a great party! And the food it was tasty & pretty, both high on our priority list.

And the delivery guys were very helpful. Through the heat and complexity of having TWO drop-off locations in the bracing sun they maintained their good humour and helpfulness...lugging things hither thither and yon, and ensuring we had all that we needed. And then when they came by yesterday to pick up I didn't even know...they were so smooth.

There's been talk by some of us doing this bday party more frequently than once every 125 years...and we'll know where to go for the catering when the time is right."

Mary Ellen
(private birthday party)

Really impressed with the quality of service
"Everything went great with our party. Most of the food was gone by the end of the night, and the sliders were definitely the highlight for the majority of our guests...I personally loved the mango ball with prosciutto. I wish I had had the foresight to get more pakoras, but that's only because I just found out that I love pakoras.For the delivery and set-up, I was really impressed with the quality of service...the gentleman who arrived Saturday evening did everything quickly and very professionally. His timing was great, too. Only 10 minutes after he left, the first few people started showing up and noticed how great the food looked. I think most people were surprised that we would go to the trouble of getting a caterer and rented glasses for a house party, but they also recognized that it made complete sense, as we wanted to relax and not have to worry about cooking food ourselves. The guy who arrived on Monday morning to pick up rentals was also really friendly and quick. He was in and out of there in 5 minutes.I really appreciated your flexibility in adjusting the menu based on our budget and being able to accommodate other minor changes quickly. It was such a pleasure to read a menu, point out a few things, and then let others do all the heavy lifting...The other reason we used Emelle's was definitely the big menu with tons of options that were also gluten-free. I can't help it if my guests can't have gluten, but I can certainly control which caterer I hire to provide great gluten-free food.It was a great experience. Thanks for making it an easy and delicious event for us!"
- Tony
(Private – House Party)

Would recommend Emelle's to anyone
"Emelle's Catering staff were very professional, and attentive to the mood of the party. For example, although we had originally planned to serve dinner at 7:30, guests were still arriving at that point and hadn't had time to settle in with a drink. The staff asked if we wanted to postpone the service. We did, and 20 or so minutes later, we served dinner at a more appropriate time... they kept a very open line of communication with me throughout the night. The staff did a great job in clearing empty drinks and plates in a timely manner.
I received a lot of feedback about how spectacular the food was. There were more than enough options for everyone, and an employee who is gluten-intolerant received some delicious gluten-free chocolate cupcakes. The cake was as impressive as it was delicious...I was completely impressed with the service, and would recommend Emelle's to anyone."
- Marin
(Demonware 10th Anniversary BBQ)

grateful for the remarkable response time of your team...
"I am particularly grateful for the remarkable response time of your team. As our prior arrangements fell through the day before, it was a truly incredible feat that you were able to arrange such a tremendous assortment of hors d'oeuvres for the 250 guests who attended our event. To do this with barley 24 hours ‘ notice was unprecedented in my experience. Moreover, the quality and presentation of food you provided was noted by many. I personally received more than a dozen positive comments from our guests, and our other volunteers members also mentioned that they too had received very positive feedback. "
- Shawna Williams
(TEAL Charitable Foundation Fundraising Event)

Food was wonderful, the staff were professional...
"On behalf of everyone at Science World, I would like to thank you for the fantastic contribution that Emelle's made to our Sneak Peek VIP event...The food was wonderful, the staff were professional, competent and friendly, and the event was a success thanks to the support of companies such as Emelle's. It means a lot to us to know that Science World has your support, and we hope that you will also be able to enjoy providing catering to customers in our much improved and expanded facility. Thank you very much indeed."
- Telus World of Science
(special event)

You were great to work with and things ran smoothly.
"Feedback on your work at SVI Vancouver has been great! ... You were great to work with and things ran smoothly. I can attest to the fact that the food was great. And ironically, I was at wedding this weekend that you catered at the Stanley Park Rowing Club. Again, really well done. Food was great. Paced nicely. And your server was wonderful! ... Look forward to working with you in the future.
- Leslie
(special event and wedding)

You made this an absolutely outstanding event
"We were absolutely thrilled with your catering! I was personally very impressed by the creativity of your food and it was even more delicious than it was beautiful. The vegetable "garden" was absolutely beautiful and a very clever way to display what is often a boring tray of veggies. I heard particular raves about the mini-greek salad cups, mushrooms, tomato-mozzarella skewers, and of course the dessert. Our guests were actually delighted by the dessert tray — people were excited to see what you came up with after tasting the hors d'oeuvres — and they were not disappointed. Your staff was gracious and friendly. We had been quite concerned if we would have enough food with passed hors d'oeuvres, but I heard many people say that your staff came by so frequently that they felt full. You made this an absolutely outstanding event of which my group was very proud."
- Donna
(Conference & Networking Evening)

We simply could not make our themes come alive without your amazing attention to detail
"I can't thank you enough for your generous sponsorship of yesterday's Chinese New Year themed Annual Assistant's Lunch. We simply could not make our themes come alive without your amazing attention to detail: from special drinks to the buffet display all made for a special lunch for some very hard working special people. As always the food was delicious and elicited many rave reviews from our guests. Also please extend my thanks to your staff for their help in the planning and execution of the event. Your on-site staff's friendly demeanour and extraordinary service during the event ensured our guests were comfortable and happy, for which we are truly grateful."
- Sharla
(Hospital Luncheon)

Corporate

You're the BEST!!!
"Just a note to say thank you to you and your staff. Your team did a fabulous job! the feedback I've received has been nothing but "glowing" regarding everything from the set-up, service and friendliness of the staff. The event went off without a hitch thanks to their organization and professionalism. Everyone raved about the appies as well.
You're the BEST!!!"
- Karen, Business Product Launch

Your staff came to my rescue...
"Your staff came to my rescue beautifully today! My boss decided at the last minute to serve lunch at one of our meetings. I made a frantic phone call to your office. (They) very calmly helped me out and voila! 11 people got fed with the (as always) wonderful repast from Emelle's. Please extend my thanks to your staff who made it possible for me to look good by delivering to us right away (within one hour of my phone call!!)."
- Bee, Vancouver Coastal Health

Your staff are very pleasant and professional
"We're receiving positive feedback on the food from our pilots and it is indeed disappearing always a good sign! Personally, I thought Monday's veggie sandwiches were very tasty, and the penne was good yesterday. Can't seem to snag a cookie as they're snapped up right away by our trainees! Your staff are very pleasant and professional as well and have been delivering on schedule, which is appreciated."
- Nicky, CHC Global Operations

The food is always fresh and delicious
"Thank you so much for providing us with excellent food and service over the past year and a half. The food is always fresh and delicious and the delivery team is always punctual and professional. Your services have made our meetings infinitely more enjoyable and we hope that in the future we will be able to work with you all again."
- The OHSAH Team

You have made our various dietary restrictions seem like no trouble at all
"Thank you so much for your help arranging the catering for our meetings these past months. Our orders have not always been the simplest but you have made our various dietary restrictions seem like no trouble at all and you have provided great solutions every time we've run into problems. I will happily and highly recommend you and Emelle's to everyone I know."
- David

Restaurant

Delicious, gourmet lunch.
"I love this place. The staff are super friendly, it feels like you're walking into Cheers. My favourite part is that the menu is different every day, up on the chalk board, along with the old faithfuls. They have tons of yummy salads, and they even have daily fancy water – they put mint and raspberries, or watermelon, or lemon and lime, or what have you in it daily. There's a cute little patio out front perfect for a beautiful sunny day – but you really have to know when to get there as it's usually full (the patio). It's right by my studio and I love going there for a healthy, delicious, gourmet lunch. It's affordable too!
- Victoria
(as featured on Yelp)

Always willing to deliver exactly what you want
"I love the Turkey sandwich with the home made cranberry sauce. Pure comfort food. I have that all year long. And when I'm craving veggie only, the grilled veggie sandwich is heavenly. Their soups are excellent too and the staff makes the experience even better. Always friendly, always willing to deliver exactly what you want. They are also very mindful to people's allergies. That's why I love Emelle's Cafe. Oh and the art work on the walls creates a great atmosphere! I believe it changes almost monthly.
- Ozzie
(as featured in the Vancouver Sun)