Specializing in Catering & Private Chef Services

Bow Valley Gourmet the Catering/Private Chef the locals choose in the Bow Valley.

Below are testimonials from people that our Chef and Owner Michael Anderson has left an impression on with his food, service and experiences. We hope that you will choose to add your Testimonial to the list of impressed guests after we have the opportunity to cater your event.



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  1. Frank Cain

    Bow Valley Gourmet provided us with our Wedding dinner. This experience was the best dining we have ever had in Canmore. Chef/Owner Mike Anderson was quick to reply to emails, open with the Menu & the food was out of this world! His staff was friendly and flexible all in the luxury of our Hotel room. It is the true Canmore experience we were looking to have. We will highly recommend Bow Valley Gourmet to everyone who is coming to Canmore – Thank you Chef Mike!

  2. Yacine

    We had a lovely wedding, this speaks to your talent, creativity and skill! Thanks for being professional and adding to our wedding experience with your enthusiasm and great personalities! Consider yourselves HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by the parents of the bride.

  3. Katie and Richard

    Mike recently catered our wedding for us and it was AWESOME! Due to our limited budget and small guest list (only 20 people), we had originally planned to self-cater, but a savvy friend suggested we contact Mike to see what he could offer us. Completely willing to work within our budget, Mike created a beautiful menu for us that our family is still raving about! The wonderful food and relaxed demeanor of Mike and his staff helped us foster the intimate and no-stress environment we hoped to create at our wedding. We would recommend Bow Valley Gourmet to anyone!

  4. Crystal Siudy

    An absolutely delicious meal! The most tender and flavourful beef I’ve ever had. Amazing service and presentation. Also, Mike and his assistant put up with 8 crazy wine drinking women which is the biggest accomplishment of them all. Thank you for a delicious meal and amazing service.

  5. Chris Whitten

    My family came on vacation in March 2019. We have a variety of seasoned palates and we were hoping to all enjoy a dinner together in the relaxation of our rental home.
    We came across Bow Valley Gourmet and contacted Chef Michael Anderson. He replied within 24 hours and we ironed out a menu that had us all excited! He arrived with 2 staff members and from start to finish we could not ask for anything better! He blew us away right off the bat with his home made Gnocchi. The Entrée consisted of Rack of Lamb with Gratin Potatoes. I thought my mum was going to kiss him – it was absolutely the BEST dining experience we have ever had in Canmore! We highly recommend Bow Valley Gourmet & Chef Michael Anderson.

  6. Justin Wallingford and Robin Isnor


    Robin and I wanted to once again say thank you for the amazing food and service on our special day. Everything was truly flawless.

    Right from the start you were fantastic to deal with. We had plenty of guests raving about not only the food but the professionalism of your staff. With that being said the food was beyond our expectations.

    It goes without saying that both Robin and I would highly recommend your services to anyone we know in the Canmore area.

    Thanks again and all the best!

  7. Alyssa Fischer

    Nick and I just wanted to send you our gratitude for the amazing catering you provided for us on our special day!

    You made the process flow smoothly, and blew us away with the incredible food.

    I had so many of our friends and family wanting us to send compliments to the chef on how fresh and moist the salmon was, and how much they enjoyed the sides & salad as well. You outdid yourself by helping deliver plates, ensuring we were enjoying the food, and beyond.

    We will hands down be recommending you to any of our close friends who choose to marry out in Canmore.

    Thank you again and we hope to see you soon,

    Alyssa and Nick

  8. Dean & Alice Conniff

    After doing much research and planning of the catering option available for our wedding taking place in the Bow Valley, we were greatly disillusioned. None of the businesses we contacted were able to meet all our needs. We were even considering doing all the food preparation ourselves until we met Mike Anderson of Bow Valley Gourmet. Mike immediately relieved all our worries with an initial consultation.
    Mike was very understanding of how we pictured our wedding reception to be and worked with us in planning all the logistics. He was able to accommodate our budget with multiple options of menus and service. Mike went out of his way to meet with the owners of the venue beforehand and ensure the set-up would be perfect.
    During the event Mike provided catering service that was unobtrusive yet essential for the success of our wedding reception. The timing and atmosphere was brilliant, but most importantly the food was phenomenal. We couldn’t have made a better choice of caterers. Bow Valley Gourmet not only catered our wedding, but all our needs.
    Dean and Alice Conniff

  9. Darren


    The meals, service and added touches of humour more than exceeded our expectations.

    The flavours and use of seasonal ingredients were top notch, and your ability to adapt to the “unique” serving options was admirable.

    Will certainly look for future opportunities for us to enjoy your talents.

  10. Ainsley & Jessie

    Thank you so much Michael for the amazing food and evening! Your staff were very attentive and did a great job serving the guests. It was a big part of a special day!

  11. Alaina Fraser

    We were looking forward to a new and exciting culinary experience, and we got it in our very own home! After a busy day, and a busy week – there was nothing better than being met by our own personal chef when our work was done. Our 4 course meal was amazing, and soon after we were finished, Mike was all cleaned up as well! Mike did an excellent job and we definitely recommend having a ‘night out, but stay in’ with Bow Valley Gourmet! You will be glad you did!

  12. Anna Broadrick

    Mike, thank you so much for cooking the lobster dinner for my boyfriend and I it was delicious and set the celebration mood perfectly. You’re food is amazing!

  13. Diana Jensen

    My daughter recently got married in Canmore. There were a number of logistical problems organizing this event from Nova Scotia. However the one area that was easy was the food. Michael worked with us to provide the menu my daughter wanted and the food was delicious. I heard nothing but good things from people and I enjoyed the food very much myself. Recommend without reservation.

  14. Grant Searcey

    Your professionalism and amazing presentation really took my event from being good to GREAT! Thanks so much for doing such a great job. All night long I heard nothing but positive comments from my guests about the taste of your food. I appreciate you being such a key aspect of my party and making it one to remember. I’ll be recommending you to everyone I know! Sincerely,

  15. Amanda & Cori

    Thank you very much for making our wedding on October 12, 2013 at Solara Resort so perfect!The turkey dinner was delicious and the guests loved it (especially because they didn’t have to cook their own turkey that weekend!). Your team was amazing and so professional. You took care of every little detail, including having extra appetizers for the wedding party 🙂 Thank you again for all your hard work and the outstanding food and service! We will be recommending your services again and again!

  16. William & Maria Thompson

    Thank you for the meal you made for our wedding. You are great to work with and the food was fantastic. We felt blessed to have you and your team for our reception.

  17. Micaela Clark

    We wanted to send a BIG thank you to you and your team for making our
    wedding such a delightful and memorable experience!!

    From day one of our interaction to you, we were blown away by your
    customer service! When I had initially contacted you for pricing and
    other options, you responded in less than a day (I am still waiting to
    hear back from some of the other caterers I inquired to over a year
    ago). When we went to Canmore for our tasting with you, we were so
    excited by your menu ideas, creations and talent!! You continued to
    impress us with your vendor referrals, follow up, management of the
    liquor license, and then of course on our big day! Everything went off
    perfectly and people were so impressed with the food!

    They say that as long as you have great food and enough alcohol,
    people will think your wedding was a success!! It definitely was a
    success and we have you to thank for that.

    So thanks again for everything you did! You took so much of the
    ‘worry’ that comes with planning a wedding off of our shoulders. I
    only hope that others who live in or plan to get married in Canmore
    will have the opportunity to experience “Bow Valley Gourmet”.

    Yours very truly,
    Micaela and Brad Clark

  18. Colleen Henderson

    Thank you so much for making the birthday party a huge success. The three things that stood out for me:

    1. The food. Fabulous, every bite was delicious and there was plenty for everyone.

    2. The quiet way you work. I still can’t believe you were cooking in my kitchen because it was like you weren’t there. You have a quiet and elegant way of working that blends so well into the party.

    3. The service. You and Michelle were gracious, friendly, light humoured. I continue to hear nothing but praise from my guests about her friendly and attentive way of serving.

    Thanks again,

  19. Johanna Sauve

    Michael put together a fabulous meal for our 150 person event. His prices were very reasonable, and the food was mouth-watering (the most tender roast ever, we cut it with a fork). And he accompished this on a very tight timeline. I highly recommend him for your event or private dinner.

  20. Emily Bacani-Ponce


    Thanks for the lovely dinner! The food are amazing and the service just wonderful. All the guests were commenting how they love all your creations. You made my wedding dinner so memorable.

  21. Linda Weiner

    Chef Michael Anderson of Bow Valley Gourmet surpasses one’s expectations. Chef Mike recently catered our company’s 100th Anniversary for approximately 100 people. Mike and his staff’s expertise and professionalism was of the highest calibre. The food was pleasing to the eye and more pleasing to the palate.
    Our highest recommendation is extended to anyone considering the culinary services of Chef Michael Anderson.

  22. Skip & Caro Moss

    Before leaving Vail, Colorado Mike and Sara invited us to an amazing meal at http://mezzalunavail.com/ where Mike was the executive chef. Wow! This guy really knows his stuff and the preparation tasty fare Mike prepared will never be forgotten. Anyone who works with Mike will instantly appreciate his level of professionalism and skill in the culinary arts. It was no mistake Mike was the head of operation at this slope side, successful fine dining establishment. We will attest to Mike’s skills and professionalism and know your event will be a big hit with your guests if you hire Mike.

  23. Andrew Heaton

    Mike your food is absolutely amazing! Thanks for catering the birthday party in my home. Be calling you again soon.

  24. Lydia S

    Thank you so much for a stress free evening , My guests were more than impressed .I look forward to the next dinner party with your help .

  25. Helen Heaton

    Mike: Your job sounds like it fits you exactly. You could fill my refrigerator or cook my meal anytime. The ribs you cooked at our lawn party were fabulous.

  26. William Heaton

    Mike, your the best man, all that good food and I didn’t even have to clean up!

    looking forward to next time!

  27. Jeanne Butler


    You’re a wonderful, talented chef! Your food is delicious!!

  28. Beth Searcey, Certified Holistic Health Counselor

    How do you do what you do?! Your flavor combinations & beautiful displays are a true work of art! Amazing what you were able to do with my request for a “very simple” menu plan. Thanks a million! You will be hearing from me again.
    ~Beth Searcey, Certified Holistic Health Counselor

  29. Stephanie C.

    The best Super Bowl meal I have ever had!

  30. Joan Broadrick

    Mike, Your food is wonderful. I look forward to the next time you make a meal for us. Thanks, Joan

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