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A Note from Chef Anna McCabe.

Thank you for considering The Simple Chef Catering for your special occasion. As the owner and chef of the company, I take great pride in my business. I think about food all the time; it is my passion, it is my profession!

At The Simple Chef Catering we love to provide exquisite cuisine and professional service for your important life events, from intimate dinner parties to formal receptions to boisterous family reunions. We bring an elegant, sophisticated & discerning aesthetic with great attention to detail, and we employ the most gracious and professional servers in the Flathead Valley.

As a full service Flathead Valley catering company we can assist with all events from corporate events, dinner parties, art openings, showers, fundraisers, graduations, birthday parties, weddings, and any other reason you might wish to add food to a gathering. We offer a broad range of menus and are happy to honor special dietary needs, such as gluten, soy or nut free options. 

Living in a community with an abundance of beautiful local foods provides a constant source of creativity and fun for me as a chef, and an unmatched experience for you as my valued customer.  I am truly inspired by Montana-made farm-to-table ingredients. Using thoughtfully chosen ingredients from local organic farms helps me create flavor – sophisticated  food made from scratch. When building ingredients to create a menu, I put as much thought into the flavor pairings as the presentation. We want our food to showcase the colors of the season and illuminate the style of your event. 

As caterers in the the Flathead Valley for the past 20 years, we pride ourselves on years of knowledgeable experience. Event planning and rental coordination is a constant part of our job and at your disposal. 

I want all of my clients to have their expectations exceeded.  You are the host of your occasion and by design we are here to help you shine.  It’s our mission to create a unique, stress-free, and memorable event for our clients and their guests. The Simple Chef Catering excels at helping you be part of your event while we oversee the details. 

- Anna McCabe

  Owner & chef


Vegan & Whole Food Focus

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What is Vegan?

Vegans eat a plant – based diet, with nothing coming from animals.

It’s Healthy, Good for the Environment & Delicious!

Eating vegan meets many current healthy eating recommendations such as eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and consuming less cholesterol and saturated fat. Balanced vegan diets are often rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber and can decrease the chances of suffering from diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers.

Switching to a plant-based diet is a more sustainable & environmentally conscience way to eat. Vegan diets can produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than meat-based diets. Plant-based diets only require around one third of the land and water needed to produce a typical Western diet. Farmed animals consume much more protein, water and calories than they produce, so far greater quantities of crops and water are needed to produce animal ‘products’ to feed humans. Farming animals and growing their feed also contributes to other environmental problems such as deforestation, water pollution and land degradation.

Eating plant based is DELICIOUS! Traditional meals are transformed into the delicious vegan favorites we crave today. Try some of the favorites:

  • Caprese Salad

  • Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with Ginger Peanut Sauce

  • Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

  • Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Flathead Cherry, Coconut, Oat Bars

  • Caesar Salad

  • Macaroni & “Cheese”

  • Lentil Shepard’s Pie with Butternut Squash

  • Eggplant Bolognese

  • Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpeas with Green Tahini Sauce

  • Winter Mash with Miso Mushroom Gravy

  • Moroccan Chickpeas & Carrots

  • Braised Tofu Enchiladas

  • Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Tomatoes & Herbed “Ricotta”

  • Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes with Cilantro Pesto

Let the creativity of The Simple Chef showcase the amazing way eating plants can have you coming back for seconds!

Thank you for celebrating compassionately!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

- Hippocrates
Thank you for considering The Simple Chef Catering for your event. Our philosophy is based on providing you with excellent food, superior service and above all, a worry free event that will not only meet, but will also exceed your expectations.

Schedule an appointment for in-person event planning at our kitchen in Bigfork, Montana.
You can also sample our creations at the Taste of Bigfork each April!

The Simple Chef Catering prefers to see each client as an individual with individual needs. Rather than present you with a set of fixed menus, we engage in personal consultations to assess the style, needs and preferences for your occasion. We are happy to advise on all aspects of your occasion and provide
 a wealth of past experience insights at your disposal.

Prices are based on the number of guests. Please let us know your budget and we will work with you to create the best menu within your price range.
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