We’re Serving Up Brisbane’s Best Caterers For Your Next Shindig
Here’s the dish!By Style Journo | 9th June 2023
Cooking up a storm in the kitchen to serve a delectable feast to your guests sounds like a great idea in theory, but if it means spending the evening slaving over a hot pot while your guests mingle about without you, then it’s a theory debunked.
An alternative might be heading out to a local BYO restaurant, or perhaps sitting down to some fancy French fare, but there is nothing quite like entertaining in the comfort of your own home, then rolling straight into bed. So, if you decide to instead delegate the task of preparing five-star food for a crowd of hungry mouths to a team of the best caterers in Brisbane while you float about stress-free, then we think that’s a very smart decision!
Whatever event you’re planning, be the hostess with the mostest without the mess of the kitchen, and let the pros take care of the culinary action. Here, we’ve collated a list of the best caterers in Brisbane, who’ll bring the good times to you – all you need to do is join the party.
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
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Rosalie Gourmet Market
Transforming fresh, quality ingredients into salads, sandwiches, canapes, sweet treats, and sharing platters on the daily, these deli superstars always serve up a hit! Rosalie Gourmet Market’s in-house catering team are known for crafting delicious boxes of gourmet goodness that are available for pick up or delivery for your convenience. Catering to a wide range of dietary requirements – including vegetarians, vegans, dairy free, and gluten free – their extensive menu offers something for all occasions and palates, with a world of flavour across the deli, grocery, and cheese counter. They can even whip you up a bespoke menu – simply place your order online, over the phone, or via email.
With a passion for food captured in unforgettable culinary experiences, this boutique luxury catering and events company certainly knows how to create a memorable moment. Seamlessly blending innovative cuisine with extraordinary hospitality, the Boheme Events’ philosophy is one of simple, fresh, and uncomplicated fare. The talented team will work collaboratively with you to craft tailored menus designed to reflect the emotion or theme of a celebration, while using sustainable practices and sharing a love of local produce. From grazing boards to canapes, and sit-down feasts, every dish plated is as tantalising to the eyes as it is to the tastebuds. With food this good, your guests will be cherishing their experience long after the event is done!
Feast your eyes on the exquisite catering services that DALTON Catering offers to Brisbane’s most discerning foodies, plating up delectable bites and exceptional service. With a menu packed full of punchy, modern Australian flavours, everything is presented by these world-class chefs using classic European techniques which will elevate your next event to new heights. As the first caterer in town to offer catering cooked over open fire, their signature Fire Dome option is a must. DALTON has cooking over coals at your place mastered to perfection, so enjoy dinner and a show as they infuse smoky, robust flavours into five-star produce. But it’s not just the food that has Brisbane talking – DALTON promises an unforgettable experience with an unsurpassed level of quality and elevated service standard equivalent to a fine dining restaurant. And it’s not just the major life events they’re good for – up the ante at your next casual event with their boxed and delivered options available via their website.
Cuisine on Cue
You’ve locked the perfect location, your outfit is on its way, and the invites are out, now it’s time to nail the menu. Cuisine on Cue are full-service caterers with over 27 years of experience running all events of all sizes and types. From an intimate birthday party to the work Christmas party or a wedding for hundreds, Cuisine on Cue can provide staff, food, and catering equipment to help keep your guests fed, and your event on the right track. Offering completely customisable menus for all dietary requirements, their team of chefs can create canapés, share style dining, buffets, grazing tables, plated dining, and even pre-made delivered meal and beverage packages. Catering to all from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast, Scenic Rim, and everything in between, they never shy away from a challenge or a journey.
As one of Brisbane’s gold licensed caterers who’s been plating up fresh and sumptuous food for over 20 years, you can count on Garnishes Catering to help you host a successful event. From private to corporate events, Chris and Sarah Stowe are renowned for bringing out new and exciting flavours in a dish, and you’ll be sure to find the perfect menu to compliment your occasion and bring your vision to life. The behind the scene drive and enthusiasm of the collective Garnishes team is harnessed to deliver an unrivalled standard of service. From cocktail events to plated functions and large scale events at corporate venues, art houses, and parklands, as well as in your home, and even on-board yachts, Garnishes will always create the perfect offering to suit your time, taste, and budget.
A family of food lovers based in East Brisbane, Pure Catering brings exceptional catered events with a personal touch with food that is beyond your expectations. Catering to Brisbane, Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast, you’ll be hit with an array of creative and delicious bites from this tight knit team who are passionate about fresh ingredients that pack a punch. From canapes to fine dining options, breakfast catering, and grazing stations, Pure Catering can accommodate your every need. With Michelin-star trained chefs, a dietician, and nutritionist on board, this team is the creme of the crop of catering. Plus, with stylist and event planners on hand, whatever function or event you’re planning is guaranteed to go off without a hitch when you enlist the help of this experienced team.
Chez Nous Catering
This boutique, family-run catering company has spent over 15 years delivering exceptional service in and around Brisbane. 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.
Connecting you with more than 150+ passionate culinarians, Gathar is like an online dating service for food, setting you up with excellent food based on your requirements. From canapes to caviar, wine matching, and even equipment, this team is the middleman that makes things happen. Choose from a range of their packages online designed by Gathar head chefs which are then created by select culinarians across the country, coming together to collaborate and create a spread unlike any other. It’s a match made in foodie heaven!
Wine & Dine’m
Up the ante at your event with some of the best caterers in Brisbane, Wine & Dine’m. These premiere caterers have won a bevy of awards in their 20+ years of operation for their exceptional catering. Taking things to the next level with their passion, service, and outstanding dishes, their menus are a testament to their success. With an ever-expanding network of venues and suppliers desperate to work alongside this unstoppable team, expect nothing but the best when you lock in Wine & Dine’m for your event. Big on sustainability, this team brings colour, creativity, and quality to every meal with grazing tables, food stations, formal dining, and cocktail menus, so you can be sure only fresh, gourmet produce will be served to your guests. Want to knock their socks off? Here’s how…
Philip Johnson Catering
Opening his iconic and award-winning restaurant e’cco Bistro in 1995, Philip Johnson is one of Brisbane’s most celebrated chefs, and better yet – his delectable food is ready and waiting to serve your guests. Renowned across town for his perfect flavours and unrivalled skills in the kitchen, Philip and his team of award-winning chefs research, design, and prepare innovative seasonal menus using only the freshest local produce. Catering for all event types across corporate and private functions, you’ll notice the difference in experience when you have such a prolific team such as this working their magic in the kitchen. With a catering team that includes chefs, waiters, and bar and cocktail specialists, your event is guaranteed to be a total hit.
Great food is one thing, but delish margaritas served out of a vintage 1972 lemon-yellow VW kombi? Well, that’s a surefire ticket to a good time! Margarita Margarita is the cute-to-boot cocktail catering service, driving straight to the doorstep of your event with the tastiest shaken margaritas ready to flow well into the night. From classic combos to watermelon, chilli, and more, ‘Stanley’ the kombi van is the guest you want at your next event. Slinging cocktail after cocktail for the entire duration of your booking, you and your guests will love the good vibes Stanley brings to any occasion. Yeah, we’ll cheers to that!
For food that comes with theatrics and drama, make Firebird Catering your point of call. Combining passion, character, and culinary cooking, David Fiumara and Laura Hidalgo are the literal meaning of ‘dinner and a show’ – delivering a unique fine dining catering concept unlike any other. With a menu that can accommodate all from exquisite finger food and office catering to gourmet BBQ and fine dining options including their signature gold plated Tomahawk, Firebird is renowned for bringing the heat. Delivering dishes with unlikely combinations that melt in your mouth, this is one theatrical catering performance you’ll be in awe of.
My Alter Ego
When it comes to caterers, you can’t go past My Alter Ego. Since 2012, My Alter Ego Catering has been — well catering, for pretty much every event you can think of. From corporate catering and office catering in Brisbane, to first birthdays and weddings, their small yet mighty team will whip up the perfect grazing table for your event using locally sourced produce, fresh ingredients, and personalised customer service. They’ll work with you to build the ideal grazing table to feed your guests by considering specific budget, guest list, and of course, dietary requirements, so your event goes off without a hitch and everyone leaves well fed.
Gourmet, fresh, and straight from the kitchen, tick all the boxes for an amazing event with Tognini’s Catering. Feeding Brisbane for over 30 years, Tognini’s has everything covered from corporate lunches and large conferences through to cocktail parties, grazing tables, private events, and more. All of their catering is made fresh daily in their Milton kitchen available for delivery or pickup. Check out the full range online or call for a chat about your event – they love talking about food!
William Wallace Group
Take your event to the next level with the help of this premium catering business. William Wallace Group is known for their elegant and indulgent menus, ideal for both intimate events and large-scale celebrations. From Dinner party catering to private events, corporate functions, weddings, and more, you’ll love their contemporary menu where fresh produce and flavour are never compromised. Take your pick from their extensive cocktail menu with refined canapés, a multi-course shared feast or degustation menu, and ensure your event is the talk of the town.
This rustic inner-city cafe is no stranger to feeding the crowds (just visit around brunch on the weekend!), which is why their catering offering is the go-to you’ll be chuffed about ‘til the last crumb is gone. With a seasonal menu of sandwiches, salads, charcuterie, and baked goods, your guests will have a veritable smorgasbord of Farmhouse favourites to devour. Championing local and regional farmers and providores in the produce-driven menu, the fare is crafted by topnotch chefs – from the focaccia baked in-house to the house-made sauces. Requiring at least 48 hours’ notice for all catering orders, Farmhouse also offers custom catering packages for your convenience. Homely and hearty, a Farmhouse box of goodies ensures that no one leaves hungry!
Delivered directly to your door with an abundance of fresh flavour, these caterers certainly know how to impress the palate. With a particular flair for corporate catering, as well as executive-styled degustations and private events, BG Catering dishes up everything from all-day menus to breakfast packages, afternoon tea platters, and a huge variety of hot foods to satisfy all occasions and crowds. Tailoring to your needs and dietary requirements to ensure perfection, the team at BG Catering are dedicated to ensuring the entire process is smooth and enjoyable. They also know that schedules, menus, and guest number’s can change with a moment’s notice, which is why they’re always happy to help with last-minute requirements.
What’s better than one sandwich from Joe’s Deli? A whole box of sandwiches from Joe’s Deli! The cult-fave sanga slingers have officially launched their catering packs in Brisbane, ensuring everyone is taken care of including veggo, vegan, and gluten-free dietary requirements. Whether you know what you want or opt for the Joe’s Favourite Combos which is packed with all the best sellers, one box feeds 12-18 people, starting from$186. Throw in some delish sides like crisps and pickles, their oh-so sweet Hollywood two-tone cheesecake, or even a bottle of Lofi Wines, and you have yourself a drool-worthy spread. Simply pick up from Joe’s Deli Brisbane City (or their Gold Coast location), with only 24-28 hours notice needed. Or, if you really want to impress your guests at your next event, talk to the team about a pop-up Joe’s Deli, where their Famous Dogs will come to you.