We’re Serving Up Brisbane’s Best Caterers For All Occasions

We’re Serving Up Brisbane’s Best Caterers For All Occasions

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 20th May 2021

You wouldn’t build a house without consulting a builder, so when it comes to cooking for your next shindig, why not leave it to the professionals? Whether you want a gourmet grazing board for your guests to peck on, or a five-course extravaganza that has them happily nailed to their seats, we’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best caterers for all occasions, locations, and budgets!

Good Lookin’ Rooster | Albion

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Home to hearty and healthy wholefoods that are packed with drool-worthy flavour, GLR is a feast for your eyes and your stomach. Their free-range rotisserie chickens are expertly seasoned with locally sourced ingredients, while their sides truly deserve their own spotlight – think deliciously fresh salads, greens, and corn cobs that kick hunger to the curb with no sense of guilt. The easy peasy online ordering system has an option for all sorts of occasions and party sizes available for pick-up and delivery. Or, if you’re feeling extra peckish, pop into their Albion store for convenient ‘grab and go’ meals, fresh soups, flavoursome stocks, and meals you can serve fresh at home!

My Alter Ego | Brisbane City

From intimate events to full-blown extravaganzas, this stellar business has been catering for Brisbane since 2012. Available every day that ends in a ‘y’, they’ve considered it all when it comes to easy and convenient catering (including the clean-up), whether you opt for their divine finger food, grazing tables, or corporate boxes and platters, all using locally sourced produce. Specialising in office and corporate catering, the team of over 20 staff will help craft the perfect choice for you, and offer their expertise to ensure your event runs smoothly and everyone is eating in style. They also offer coffee carts and bar services to wash down their mouth-watering spreads and an expansive range of tableware and flowers to complete the look!

Nutmeg and Pepper | Runcorn

Owned and run by chef Nadene Prior, Nutmeg and Pepper is a business that specialises in quality catering. With over 37 years’ experience in the industry, Nutmeg and Pepper offer a unique catering experience with locally sourced, sustainable and organic seasonal menu options, and can cater for all dietary requirements. For all events including weddings, corporate and more, this dream team provide a memorable experience. With an emphasis on Mediterranean and European styling cooking (drool), their mobile event kitchen is ready to cater your event, no matter what the location! There’s something for everyone on their menu. Good flavours and great service are a guarantee.

The Pantry on Grey | South Brisbane

Tucked away in Southpoint, you’ll find a quality and fresh array sure to make your day! Offering breakfast, morning, afternoon tea, and lunches all prepared in-house, the two dedicated chefs at The Pantry on Grey are absolute pros at creating beautiful hot or cold dishes, platters, and sweet or savoury choices that can be catered for any budget, without ever compromising on excellence. You can’t go past their stellar sandwich, wrap, and bagel selections, while their range of salads always deliver on taste and presentation. Is your dream catering not on the menu? Not a problem, as they’ll happily work with you to craft perfection. They can even complement their catering with beautiful flowers from the on-site florist!

 

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Rosalie Gourmet Market | Paddington

Whether you’re looking to cater for six or six hundred, the brilliant team at Rosalie Gourmet Market have a huge on-site pantry (aka a literal deli) at their fingertips to create culinary magic. With a vast array of options such as their signature sandwiches, gourmet chilled platters, fresh daily salads, noodle boxes, charcuterie, and sweets, you can be assured that they’re using only the best and freshest ingredients. It also means they’re equipped to cater at short notice! Their extensive range means they can cater to all sorts of dietary requirements for boardroom meetings, family gatherings, picnics, parties, and everything in between. Plus, they’re only closed on Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, so basically all your special occasions are covered!

 

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Tognini’s Café, Deli and Catering | Milton

It’s easy to entertain when you have beautiful, fresh and delicious produce to offer, and Tognini’s Café, Deli and Catering is the way to go to impress even the fussiest of guests! With a mix of modern Australian and Italian on the menu, their range of culinary dishes includes hot and cold canapes, cheese and antipasto platters, and sandwiches, including their signature club finger sandwich. Cooking from the heart, their food is flavoursome, and made fresh in store. Jump online and peruse their range of deli and catering boxes, featuring gourmet produce at competitive prices. From brekky boxes to platter boxes, rolls and wraps, and sweet treats, you’ll find just what your tastebuds were craving!

 

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Wine & Dine’m Catering | Woolloongabba

Are you looking for a Brisbane caterer who will push the boundaries and bring a creative flair to your food? With the premier full-service caterers, Wine & Dine’m Catering, your wedding, private and corporate events are sure to be seamlessly curated. As part of their online Express Catering offering, the team have developed delicious bite-sized canape packs for you to enjoy, wherever you happen to be. Set up your party in a flash when you pop open The Canape Shop box filled with pre-made trays, ready to present and enjoy. The boxes come in eight different options and are a perfect treat without the hassle of cleaning up!  Feel free to pretend you made them—they won’t mind.⁠

Boheme Events | Fortitude Valley

Simple, fresh, uncomplicated: that’s the mantra of this boutique luxury catering and events company. With a passion to create extraordinary culinary experiences, the team at Boheme Events offer only the best produce in season, using sustainable practices. Their love of food is showcased in their craft, where dishes are brought to life in creative, tantalising ways. From grazing boards, to fettuccini made from scratch, hearty, warm curries and freshly baked sweet treats, this team is able to create bespoke menus, no matter what your event, taste or budget. Take your pick from their menu selection online, or simply allow them to design something to suit your specific needs – no matter what you have in mind, this team deliver on taste and quality!

Chez Nous Catering | West End

This boutique, family-run catering company have spent the past 15+ years delivering exceptional service in and around Brisbane’s inner city. As the exclusive caterer for West End’s The Joinery and a go-to for Brisbane corporates, Chez Nous Catering are renowned for their commitment to quality, professionalism and attentiveness. While they specialise in drop-and-go catering options, they also have extensive experience in catering a diverse range of events, from gala dinners to corporate conferences, and Christmas parties. They’ve even expanded their service to include Chez Nous to You – a take-home range designed to deliver comfort and convenience straight to your door, with a hearty home-made menu featuring soups and family pies, meaty mains and sides, classic desserts, and even special occasion gift boxes.

Crema and Cream | Stafford

Italian flavours, aromas of Europe, and the comforts of Nonna’s kitchen are the building blocks of this northside family oriented Italian restaurant, cafe and catering business. Using only seasonal ingredients, Gracelyn and her team make magic in the kitchen, whipping up cakes and desserts, grazing tables, platters, finger food, and plated meals. Their menus are flexible, and can be customised to suit your budget, preferences, and dietary requirements. Order a grazing table and treat your tastebuds to handmade arancini balls, mini sausage rolls, quiches, house-made focaccia, and slow-roasted vegetables, or take your pick from their plated meals (if you can choose!), which includes mouth-watering options such as slow cooked beef in Pedro Ximenez sherry, Osso Bucco with creamy soft polenta, or veal scallopini alla Marsala. So good, you’ll swear you’re perched somewhere along the Italian coastline.

 

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Cuisine on Cue | Spring Hill

Great catering comes down to great ingredients, and only the best is used at Cuisine on Cue. Whether you’re dreaming of a delicious three-course celebration, a sophisticated canape event, or a casual backyard family feast, Cuisine on Cue can deliver impeccable catering and event services across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and the Scenic Rim. Only the freshest local and seasonal cuisine are used by their professional and experienced chefs, who can create a smorgasbord of dishes. From delicate, hand-crafted canapes, to rustic mains, salads, side, and beautifully plated dining dishes, there is something to suit your style and event. Their attention to detail is what sets this team apart from the rest, and their expert event coordinators will work closely alongside you to ensure every aspect of your event is seamless. Have something particular in mind? Their executive chef is happy to create custom menu items.

Dalton Catering | Fortitude Valley

With over 18 years’ experience in the catering business, Dalton Catering offer some of the best food and service in the industry. With a menu full of punchy, modern Australian flavours, and fresh ingredients, everything plated up by Dalton is more delicious than the last. Their signature fire dome menu is a must – as the first caterer in Brisbane to cook over open fire, they have the art of smoky flavours mastered, and the process is an experience to witness! Consider this caterer a fine dining restaurant, where only quality ingredients are used to create comfort food with a hint of luxury. With everything made in-house, from the bread to the cured meats and dairy products (with the exception of cheese), Dalton promise an unforgettable experience.

DannyBoys | Kelvin Grove and Brendale

Anyone who’s experienced the rockstar offering at DannyBoys knows their range of sandwiches, soups, and baked goods will no doubt be a crowd pleaser. Their catering menu is fully customisable for your liking, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and even carb-less options – just tell them your requirements and they’ll make it happen. From their bread to their sauces, cupcakes, and brownies, everything is made in-store. The bestselling Superstars Platter is a sure-fire way to keep a crowd happy, with 24 of their signature sandwiches and fast delivery for a very cheap flat rate in the Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs. Just do yourself a favour: no matter the event, you NEED the broccoli and cheddar soup.

 

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Gathar | Multiple Locations

Planning a ‘gatharing’ is simpler than sipping bubbly: all you have to do is choose or create a delicious menu, tell them when, where, and how many, and voila! It’s no wonder it feels effortlessly amazing – it truly is. Whether you opt for an elevated BBQ, French classics, modern Aussie favourites, or to savour Italy, your chef will arrive at your place with everything they need to cook, serve, and leave your kitchen sparkling afterwards. They even offer divine grazing and tapas journeys, as well as luxe additional extras such as an amuse-bouche course, French cheese course, or oysters. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and for any occasion, but you can’t go past the butter-poached lobster tortellini, refined Aussie Vovo, or the brûléed triple cream brie, oh my!

 

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Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.

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