The word “Elvebredden” translated to english means literally “riverside”. When the company was founded in 2003, our kitchen and preparation facilities were located on the bank of the river Akerselven and for this reason the first company vehicle was in fact a small boat for making deliveries to boats and locations along the Oslo harbor.
Today, over 10 years later, Elvebredden Catering is one of Oslo´s largest catering suppliers and employs between 20-30 people, depending on the season. Since the very beginning our team of drivers, cooks, servers, and office workes have been an international group of people from just about every corner of the world. English is spoken and understood by nearly everyone here, so we are more than happy to take your call or email in english.
Our menu includes Norwegian party-food staples, but we are best known for tapas and a contemporary continental selection of dishes for fine dining and informal events.
In addition to catering services, we also manage a local beach bar on one of the islands in the Oslo fjord and use these facilities for events in the summer season. Read more about Langøyene on our website.
In 2012 we had a total turnover of approx. 27 million NOK and employed 30 people full-time.
Our primary area of business is the city of Oslo and surrounding areas. This accounts for the vast majority of our deliveries. However, on occasion we venture out to events all over the world. We have travelled with film and TV crews on location on such productions as 71 Grader Nord, and countless other filming locations. In addition, we have served traditional Norwegian food at locations such as the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Havana Cuba. Our client base is approx 40% private customers, 30 % communal and state, and the remaining 30 % private sector business.
Here at Elvebredden Catering, we have had the fortune to work for a great number of distinguished clients. We take all clients, and every assignment as serious as the next one. Big or small in scale. We enjoy serving repeat customers again and again and feel this is the best testament of our commitment to quality catering services. You may view a list of some of the companies that use our services on regular basis here: elvebredden.no/om-elvebredden/referanser
We are very serious about conducting business in a respectable and honest manner. This includes sourcing Fair Trade and ecological goods where possible. In addition we are committed to not making unnecessary impact on the environment. We have in place a number of routines and guidelines to help reduce waste and schedule smarter deliveries thus by reducing fuel and emissions.
Elvebredden Catering was founded in 2003 by Espen Mikal Gryt. Espen is a native of the northern village of Skjerstad just outside of Bodø. Espen is a classically trained chef with experience from Grand Hotel in Oslo, Rica Nordkapp and La Maselan in Togo on the west african coast. Espen founded Elvebredden Catering in 2003 and is today the general manager and sole proprietor of the company.
Our english speaking staff are happy to assist, should you wish to place an order or have questions in general about the goods and services we offer.
Call (+47) 22 67 91 80 and press 8 for our English menu.