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.

WEDDINGS

HEAR WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT STIR CATERING & EVENT MANAGEMENT


The attention to detail and customer-centric process that Zana and her team at Stir Catering brought to our wedding was second to none. From the get go, Zana quizzed us about not only our favourite cuisines and types of food but went as far as incorporating spices we enjoy and use at home, cultural influences, and cooking styles for inspiration. She was able to use all of this to custom tailor a fabulous meal that reflected who we are as people.

The experience Stir Catering provided to our wedding, from the wonderful tasting turned romantic date-night in Stir’s cafe-esque dining room to the impeccable and delicious meal on our wedding day, gave us something that was very important to us: the coming together of family and friends. Months after the wedding, our guests continued to make a point to acknowledge how wonderful the food was, many of them remarking that it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding. This is especially remarkable considering our wedding had a challenging remote outdoor venue.

Stir Catering simply blew away our expectations. With Zana and her team, you receive far more than simply a meal for your wedding or special event.

You receive a unique experience that is designed at every step to ensure your special day is perfect.
— Elyse + Brent , July 2016
Delicious food was such an important factor for our wedding. We have a lot of “foodies” in our family and plenty of meat eaters so it was important for us to find the right fit. When we started interviewing caterers it was the same process with each one- not many offered variety or a competitive edge; which was disappointing. We would meet, explain what we’re looking for, and they’d list prices.

But with Stir Catering it WAS different, they were a breath of fresh air! You could tell that Zana was passionate about cooking and impressing her customers with her unique ability to put flavours together, her down-to-earth approach and flexibility, as well as her kind staff. I am also a big supporter of small businesses rather than franchises. I found it wonderful that she started out with a survey of the foods we liked, ingredients we didn’t, whether our cooking was influenced by any ethnicity; once we filled that out she created a menu from scratch for us!

The best part was she offered a tasting. I was blown away with the way she put everything together. She had set up a dining table for us and our parents with little touches here and there to make it perfect. She goes the extra mile for sure! It was definitely one of the tastiest meals I’ve ever had. She also asked after we tried it all if there were any changes I wanted to make- she took my feedback with pleasure.

Our guests at the wedding raved about the food, they loved the little appetizers during cocktail hour and the way the meal was served really surprised many. It was family style, trays came to us directly and we got to have as much as we wanted of each menu item!

Throughout the rest of the night the staff at the bar created a fun atmosphere, they were welcoming and engaged our friends and family. I was complimented many times and Stir Catering was a big part of that.
— Genna + Reid, June 2016
Our venue recommended Stir to us and we are so glad we listened! From the first look at their website, to meeting Zana, to the day of our wedding, we were repeatedly impressed.

Zana met with us and our planner to go over foods we like and dislike. From there, she created us a custom menu for our Cocktail Hour and Reception. Just reading the menu made our mouths drool! Next step was a dinner party at our house. Zana came - with a server - to our house and cooked and served us every item on the menu. We were blown away!

The day of our wedding was perfect. We used Stir for the food, service and bartenders. They even brought all the mix needed for our bar and perfected our signature cocktails we requested.  Zana was also a huge help throughout my planning process, helping me decide how much alcohol to buy.

At Cocktail Hour, servers brought our appetizers (bruschetta and mini hotdogs) around on silver trays. They were a hit! Dinner was served family style, which we had never seen before, but really loved it. For dinner we had a caesar salad course, followed by 2 main options- sesame sirloin and pesto goat cheese chicken with baby roasted potatoes, garlic mash, carrots and horseradish beets. The meal was accompanied with herb bread and butter. Yum! Stir also provided vegan meals for a few of the guests at no extra charge and did an amazing job accommodating my mom’s egg allergy. Dessert was their take on creme brulee and even though I was full I definitely enjoyed that.

Throughout the meal, the servers were so efficient and discreet, that I barely noticed my water glass being filled or dishes being cleared. The bartenders were fast and friendly.

Our guests still talk today about how amazing the food and service was at our wedding.  Zana is amazing to work with and her staff is of top quality. I highly recommend Stir to anyone wanting a custom menu of delicious, fresh food. Thank you so much to Stir and Zana for helping make our dream wedding come true.
— Bonnie + Joe, 2016
We could not have found a better caterer to trust with our wedding meal. 

Zana worked alongside my husband and I throughout the process of menu selecting, the tasting, and then final details before our big day.  We were always provided great suggestions and feedback in regard to which dishes worked well together, or what items were in season.  Her knowledge in the food industry shows with her ability to pair dishes together and provide a gourmet taste.  Zana strives to provide as much locally grown, fresh, in season food as possible and one can taste the difference quality makes. 

Our guests were very pleased with the family style dinner and her staff were extremely professional and accommodating for a large group of 300.  We trusted the team at Stir to use their knowledge and experience to put together an amazing meal on such a busy and important day for us and could not be happier with our meal.
— Carli + Dallas, November 2015
Zana and the staff at Stir Catering did an amazing job in preparing and serving a meal for more than 300 guests. Being at a venue with no kitchen, the high quality and professional service exceeded our expectations.  

The menu was prepared by Zana with our Italian background in mind. As picky as we are, after the tasting we never altered one item from our five course meal. The meal was served hot and on time! The staff were impeccable! Everything was very well communicated throughout our catering experience and Zana was easy to get ahold of for any questions or concerns. The entire night was the best we could have asked for! Zana and her team handled everything for us and did a fabulous job.  

We will definitely use Stir Catering again for any future needs.
— Sarah + Chris, September 2015
Working with Zana and her team at Stir Catering was an incredible experience!

When my then-fiancé and I were planning our late August wedding, we both wanted our wedding food to be memorable and an integral part of our special day. Stir Catering exceeded our expectations hugely!!! It has been five months later, and our friends and family still continue to talk about how amazing the food/service was.

The Stir catering team was absolutely lovely to work with! The food was beautifully presented, and cooked to perfection. The servers had warm engaging smiles, rolled with the last minute venue change, and met the needs of our guests in fantastic ways. The family style service helped make our large wedding seem very cozy and intimate. Zana was incredibly accommodating, and knowledgeable. She offered beautiful ideas, and really took the time to understand us, and help build the vision for our day.The resulting menu was a warm, cozy, feel-good-in-your-belly, type of delicious food!

Stir Catering fed our people, and they fed them well.
— Amanda + Daniel, August 2015
My husband and I had the extreme privilege of having Zana and her team at Stir Catering cater our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception in July. In fact, we chose our wedding date based on Stir’s availability.

The Stir catering team surpassed every one of our expectations. Zana is a true talent who is incredibly passionate about her work, and this showed time and time again. She was extremely attentive, flexible, supportive and provided us with an incredible and creative menu that fit within our budget. Her team was organized and accommodating, working so hard to make everything perfect and even stayed late to clean-up the venue.  

My husband and I believe that the team at Stir Catering prepared the best wedding dinner we have ever had (aside from my sister’s in 2014, which Stir also catered). To this day, we still have guests rave about the meal. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Stir Catering and I would recommend their services to any and all looking to host a seamless event with brilliant food.
— Brittany + Cam, July 2015
Zana and the team at Stir Catering are incredible. Through the entire wedding process, Zana offered great advice, suggestions and ideas that enhanced our entire experience.

When we started looking for a caterer, we knew we wanted the food to be the star of the show. We fretted over the selection in the city, finding some caterers too expensive and others unappetizing.

Finally, we found Zana and couldn’t have made a better choice. Not only did she work within our budget, but Zana developed our perfect menu. Each component represented us as a couple and our families. A dash of Ukrainian flavours tickled the groom’s side, while the bride’s family were thrilled with the flavour profiles of the savory main dishes.

If you’re looking for a catering who is one of the kind, look no further. Zana and Stir Catering are absolutely sublime.
— Leah H.
Zana, thank you so much for the absolutely amazing experience you and your staff created for our wedding. Beginning with our first meeting you put us at ease with your professionalism, experience and commitment to putting together a menu that was personal to Geoff and me. I would imagine that catering for 150 people at a lake cabin would be a tough task but you wouldn’t have known it by the quality of the food and the calmness of you and your staff.

Each time we speak with one of the guests at the wedding they rave about how absolutely incredible the food was and how the family style service made the experience seem even more personal. And since our event we have continued to rave about Stir and recommend you to anyone who is looking for a fantastic food experience. We can’t wait to attend another event you are catering.
— Cheryll B.
Stir Catering, under Zana Murray’s leadership, did an exceptional job in catering our wedding this past weekend. Prior to having selected Stir for our event, Zana was extremely helpful and creative in developing a great menu of various hors d’oeuvres and table foods for our appetizer-style event. She was professional, responsive, organized and diligent, which served to significantly increase our confidence with the quality of her food and overall services for the event.

We received rave reviews all night regarding the food that was served, and her servers were particularly diligent in feeding us (bride and groom), as well as paying attention to various special requests such as those of our vegetarian guests. In addition, she hired sufficient catering staff to ensure our guests were well taken care of throughout the course of the evening.

Thank you so much Zana! You were a huge part in making our wedding day a success. =)
— Charlene & Chris P.
We will never forget how amazing it was to work with you Zana. You had our best interests in mind right from the beginning stages and you had such an instant understanding of what we were envisioning for our wedding. From the first meeting until last bite....you went above and beyond. Your attention to detail was impeccable and every part of the meal you provided was beyond the best . Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have received rave reviews over and over!
— Allison & Andrew
We met Zana from Stir Catering through the amazing meal she and her team put together for Allison & Andrew’s wedding in the spring. We eat a lot of wonderful wedding meals but Stir blew the roof off our expectations. We enjoyed and savoured every bite so we were thrilled when Zana asked us to come document her team in action at a backyard wedding this month. Once again we were not disappointed. Even the pouring rain on an outdoor venue didn’t dampen the experience.

We don’t often have recommendations for other vendors in the wedding industry but I can say from experience that Stir is always a good choice.”
— Bri V., Detour Photography

Stir Catering & Event Management, 2013.