Our Story

With over 26 years of catering experience
in the Calgary area, it's likely that we've "been there, done that" already.

Started by Elizabeth & Marlon Olsen in 1994. Following their retirement in 2019,  Stephen Gillette has taken ownership of An Affair to Remember and continues to watch our small company grow to one of the largest
and well known within the Calgary area. 

Still being a family business is an integral part of our success as we
treat each client as one of our own family.

This affords you with an advantage of knowing your caterer can adapt to the environment and make your event a success. We are familiar with all venues within the city area, making us even more familiar and prepared for your upcoming event.

We are a diverse group of catering professionals that can adapt
to any type of event under any circumstances  

Our Management Team

Stephen Gillette

Stephen Gillette
CEO & Owner

Stephen started his catering career in 1993 as an event worker. Moving in a different direction he decided to move into a sales career. In 2000, Stephen offered his services to An Affair to Remember to expand company sales. Over the past twenty years he has helped An Affair to Remember grow and expand from a company of 6 to now having 20 full time employees and 70 plus casual catering staff. Stephen is now a part owner and runs all aspects of the company with the exception of food production.

Stephen Gillette

Pierre Berard
Head Chef

Pierre found his love for food early in life and has been in the hospitality industry for the last 20 years. He received his Red Seal in 1991 and has being working in the Head Chef capacity since 1996. Prior to joining An Affair to Remember in 2005, Pierre was the Executive Chef at the Lynx Ridge Golf Course. Pierre is responsible for our hot food production and everyday kitchen requirements. He has helped keep An Affair to Remember current and is a true pleasure in the kitchen.

Stephen Gillette

Matthew Pierson 
General Manager

After finishing high school with Stephen in 1995, Matt decided to try out Catering as a way to make some extra money. He continued on for years being part time along with his other career at the time. His original career direction brought him to his family business in Funeral Services. In 2007, Matt made a decision that he wanted to be around a little more life and became the newest member of our management team. Matt handles event calls, event preparation and is also a fantastic event lead. He has full knowledge of events from start to finish and is a wonderful liaison for our clients to have.

Stephen Gillette

Troy Walker 
Kitchen Lead/Baker

Troy is a true staple in our kitchen having been with us since 1996. Troy is in charge of our bakery department and general cold food preparation. After many years with us Troy has full knowledge of all company operations and is able to take the control in the Kitchen when required. He truly is an asset and a genuine part of our success.

Stephen Gillette

Tammy Newman 
Head Event Coordinator

Tammy started catering events with An Affair to Remember in November 2005 exploring her passion for serving the public. In 2010 she started in the office adding staffing, scheduling, and décor to her job description. Ensuring every event is a success from start to finish. Outside of work Tammy enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Stephen Gillette

Dyna Moench 
Office Manager

Continuing with Elizabeth’s legacy after she retired from An Affair to Remember, Dyna is the newest member of our management team having started in July 2019. With 15+ years of full cycle accounting experience, Dyna has been handling all the accounting and payroll. After meeting Stephen 8 years ago, and prior to joining An Affair to Remember, Dyna was an essential part of the Finance Department for 5 years at a highly reputable home building company. We welcome Dyna as she definitely steps outside of the typical stereotyped box of the accounting world. Who knew numbers could be so fun?!