Stir Catering and Event Management

An Edmonton-based boutique caterer & event management service

Welcome to STIR - we cater intimate dinners, corporate cocktail parties, business meetings, luncheons and conferences, weddings and family celebrations. We believe that outstanding food is integral to providing memorable experiences.


It’s been a while, so I’m just gonna state the obvious:  

I’m terrible at social media.  

There is no “we” in this.  It’s totally me.  

Staff are always taking pics at events, my partner in life designed this website, clients generously send pics and permission to share.  

Yet I…..ugh.  I just struggle.

I’m not indifferent.  I need to know that our food and service is appreciated (hopefully loved!).  But posting the subsequent review takes quite a while for me.  This feedback feeds my soul; but posting it feels so contrived. 

I will.  I mean, eventually.  I’ve got a business to run.

I’m surrounded by youthful energy: entrepreneurs, artists and students make up the majority of our team.  They all know the value of this stuff.  I follow YEG businesses that post beautiful things every day. 

I do strive.  I really do.  But if you don’t hear from me for a while.  This might be why.



I don’t post often because I’m fairly sure what I have to say isn’t all that ground-breaking. 

I guess I don’t post also because I’m busy.  Plus Plus Plus.  There is always an excuse.

I do love to write but I don’t do it nearly enough.  It’s only when there is time.  And there is never enough time.

I have a business that is constantly changing and evolving; children entering the ‘teens and otherwise challenging periods; a partner who is incredibly busy himself.  We have a gentle beast of a dog who needs a good run every few days, and an 18-year old cat in the twilight of her life and for whom I’m trying to spoil the crap out of in these last few years.  

I’m occupied with these commitments.  Friends are casualties, except for the most resilient.  When I find time to write, I don’t want to mess it up because I want to be perfect.  And so I don’t often write.

I’m messy and completely imperfect. 


Home Sweet Home

This was my first full weekend off at home since May.  

I was so excited - had no real plans other than looking forward to how the “others” lived - enjoying a weekend, a Friday night sleep free from thoughts about the upcoming event and a Saturday where pyjamas are worn after 9pm (ok: maybe 8pm).

This Saturday saw a quick stop for mediocre coffee and muffin en route to my daughter’s volleyball tournament with 6-year old son in tow.  5 HOURS later, it finally ended (those benches aren’t comfy).  

One hour later, took said 6 year old to hockey practice.  Sat in cold arena and watched little tykes flail on the ice (well, that part is kind of amusing).

I started to wonder if my time is better spent on a Saturday with amazing company and working towards an event for clients with whom I'm so excited to be a part of their big day.  Watching others be active isn’t my thing; and this day was far from self-indulgent, which I thought I had earned.

However, a stop at the store after hockey practice found us with a whole chicken, potatoes, veggies, not to mention the lemon, herbs and various condiments at the ready in our fridge.  And in that hour+ my kids and husband commented on the wonderful smells and excitement for dinner. 

I putted about the kitchen, and I was totally happy.  


Stir Catering & Event Management, 2013.