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  • Catering in Mount Cotton

    Maximuz Party Planning

    Overall rating 100/100
    Every event, no matter how big or small, always has one problem - the host is usually too busy to enjoy themselves to the fullest. Thi..
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    Overall rating 100/100
    Pactfoods is an exceptionally motivated catering team driven by healthy produce with a treat in every meal, specialising in grazing ta..
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    Street Food

    Overall rating 100/100
    We are an exciting and new mobile catering business called Street Food. We predominately sell wood oven flatbreads/pizzas and these ar..
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    Senor Paella

    Overall rating 100/100
    Unique and stylish catering service for parties, weddings and events. Señor Paella provides your own personal chef to cook your choic..
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    Purely Sinful Food

    Overall rating 99/100
    Middle Eastern Food with a Twist! We provide quality fresh food to Corporate and Private Customers, seeking something different.... f..
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    Butler Inc

    Overall rating 97/100
    Domestic support. Romantic/special occasion breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cook & Serve small dinner or cocktail parties. •Profession..
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    Passion For Catering

    Overall rating 96/100
    We provide quality catering services for all occassions: Birthdays Proposals Engagements Christenings Cocktail parties Banquet..
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    Hospitality Staffing Solutions

    Overall rating 95/100
    With over 30 years of industry experience from fine dining, wedding and functions to restaurant cafes and fast food we have served the..
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    Nirankar Indian Restaurant

    Overall rating 95/100
    Located at 174 Queen Street, Melbourne - 3000, Nirankar Restaurant is the name that comes to the mind of foodaholic people of Melbourn..
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    Broadbean Catering

    Overall rating 95/100
    Operating in Canberra ACT, Broadbean Catering has established itself as a sought-after caterer with a reputation for delicious food an..
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    Toombul Indian Restaurant

    Overall rating 93/100
    Welcome to Toombul Indian Restaurant, certainly the most exclusive and the most happening place. It has a beautiful imposing building ..
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    Little Bug And Bear

    Overall rating 93/100
    Custom Cakes made to order... With love. We are a family run business based on the Mornington Peninsula. We specialise in handcrafted..
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    Elkat Pty Lty

    Overall rating 93/100
    Elkat started 15 years back with transport and mechanical repairs with fully equipped workshop. Elkat diversified its business in 2005..
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    Fabulous Catering

    Overall rating 93/100
    Fabulous Catering provides catering services all over Melbourne! We provide private and corporate catering such as finger food, spit r..
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    Superb Spit Roast Caterers

    Overall rating 91/100
    Complete Catering At Competitive Prices
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    Party With Alanna

    Overall rating 90/100
    Party planning and event management. Invitations. Catering.

Finding an Excellent Caterer for Your Event

Food can make or break an event. This is why most event organisers spend a great deal of effort in finding the best catering company for their function.

The role of a catering company

A caterer’s main role is to provide food service at an off-site function. They usually prepare, cook, and serve a number of dishes, including special vegan or gluten-free options, based on a client’s requirements. Caterers also do the cleaning after the event.

Along with the food and drinks, a catering company can provide wait staff, bartenders, or chefs to serve the food in a professional manner. Many caterers also provide linen, cutlery, glassware, crockery, tables, and chairs as part of their services. They can also provide mood lighting, music, or sound equipment if necessary.

Finding an excellent caterer

Finding the right caterer can be done simply by searching the web or asking for referrals from family or friends. You can look up local caterers on Oneflare to  find trusted businesses in your area that have already been verified and  hold valid licences, food handler’s permits, and proper insurance.

When researching, make sure to read customer testimonials to get an idea about their quality and professionalism. Check what kind of events they usually cover to see if they will be able to cater to your specific needs. Choose a caterer that adheres to the Food Standards Code, indicating they meet the standards for catering operations, food safety management, and sustainable practices.

How much does catering cost?

There are several factors that affect the costs of catering such as the type of event you’re organising, the venue, the number of guests and the menu

For instance, catering for a cocktail party of 20 people would definitely be much cheaper than catering for a wedding reception of 300 guests. The costs will also depend on how elaborate your menu is and the type of food service (e.g. sit-down dinner, buffet, etc.).

In general, caterers bill at a cost per head, typically with a minimum order for 10 people. Other things included in your bill are travel costs, staff fees, and other general service fees. It’s a good idea to get free quotes from at least three potential caterers and compare them, so you can manage your budget properly. 

Latest reviews

  • Penfolds Catering create the most amazing, delicious food and provide an outstanding dining experience, whether a formal or informal setting. Daniel and Rebecca are lovely people to work with and very professional. I would highly recommend them for any occasion from dinner par..

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  • Very happy with this catering service. Sandy was lovely and friendly, and listened to all of our requests. The food was delicious, and we got lots of compliments about it from thr guests!

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