A Guide To Brisbane’s Best Caterers

A Guide To Brisbane’s Best Caterers

Some things are best left to the professionals.

By Gracie Clough | 31st May 2020

When it comes to hosting events, there’s an overwhelming amount of details that have to be considered. From organising the perfect venue and finalising the guest list to organising food and beverages, there’s a lot to do! To ensure your event runs smoothly from start to finish, it’s best to leave things to the professionals. So, whether you are hosting a surprise yacht party, an intimate afternoon picnic, corporate event or casual morning tea, we’ve found Brisbane’s best caterers!

Dalton Events & Catering

For over 15 years, Dalton has been offering sophisticated catering services to bespoke events across Brisbane and beyond. The team consistently exceeds customers’ expectations by creating each exceptional dish with plenty of love, passion and care. While Dalton are canapé masters and can offer you an extensive standard menu, they will happily create you a customised menu for your special event. Plus, they can also offer additional services such as cooking for 200+ guests on a custom open fire dome, Chinese BBQ, Charcuterie, Raclette and live oyster shucking stations, beverage packages, equipment hire and so much more! From catering to yacht parties, private homes and event spaces such as The Tivoli Theatre, Dalton can do it all.

Cuisine on Cue

From casual birthdays in the backyard to weddings and corporate functions, the professional team at Cuisine on Cue will take the stress out of your entire event. Not only will the company serve you up an extensive array of delicious culinary offerings to perfectly suit your events, such as canapés, banquet dinners and high tea, but they will also take care of all the hard decorating decisions for you. That’s right, they’ll decide between the roses or peonies and ecru or white napkins for your table. Don’t live in Brisbane? Cuisine on Cue can cater to all of our Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay friends too!


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Hawthorne Garage

Nestled amongst Hawthorne’s leafy main street lies Hawthorne Garage, a fresh food market with wide range of gourmet deli items and garden-fresh produce. Located in what was a 100-year-old garage, owners Dan and Andy have maintained the rustic architecture that perfectly complements the excellent service and delicious produce. The kitchen is dedicated to creating top-quality spreads, and with only 48 hours’ notice required, is perfect for any last-minute plans. With the store open early until late, you are given a flexible window of opportunity to place your catering order, which can be done in store or online. So, if you’re seeking experts in the kitchen who craft platters for all events and dietary requirements, this local Grocer is the place for you.


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Chez Nous Corporate

Boutique, family-run catering company Chez Nous Corporate have spent the past 15+ years delivering exceptional service in and around Brisbane’s inner city. As the exclusive caterer for West End venue The Joinery and a go-to for Brisbane corporates, Chez Nous Corporate are renowned for their commitment to quality, professionalism and attentiveness. While they specialise in drop and go catering options, they are no strangers to catering a diverse range of events. From gala dinners and corporate conferences to Christmas parties and cocktail events, Chez Nous Corporate relish in customising catering concepts beyond the usual offerings.


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Mr T’s Bakery

Keep the masses happy and very well fed with Mr T’s catering service that only takes a few easy clicks to get into your plates. Your office, family or friends will be sure to thank you when you provide them with delicious food made from scratch with the best quality ingredients. Dietary requirements are easily met with Mr T’s extensive menu that includes breakfast, sandwiches, fresh salads, finger food, AM and PM teas or drinks. Even the pickiest eaters will find something they want to munch on whether it’s a slider, cheese, quiche, pie, roll, scone, cake, slice or tart. Plus, if you order before 3pm, Mr T’s Bakery can get your feast to you for the next day!


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All across the world you'll find one common cuisine: a good ole' sandwich. And, although it sounds simple, a good sanga can be really hard to find. That was until DannyBoys launched. Specialising in soups and sandwiches, DannyBoys has become the hub to all things delish. From their themed combos to breakfast specials, flat grills and soups, there's something for even the fussiest eater, including those who are going carb-less! Try their lettuce wraps which are heavy on taste and fillings and light on the carbs! The DannyBoys team offer catering too for the ultimate work feast (tried and tested by Style HQ) from both their Brendale and Kelvin Grove locations. An insider tip: go for the broccoli and cheddar soup – you won't be disappointed!


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Al’Fresh Co

Founded by chef Alastair McLeod, Al’FreshCo Catering creates bespoke, restaurant quality meals to suit your taste, style and budget. The team has experience in events, having coordinated some of Queensland’s top launches, charity events and countless weddings and dining experiences across southeast Queensland. They are preferred caterers at Lightspace, Loyal Hope of the Valley and The Bromley Room.  Al’FreshCo assists with complete event management including mobilising a wonderful team of food and beverage service staff and organising hire equipment.  Hosting your own event has never been easier!


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Gathar is the freshest home catering platform to be served on Brisbane tables and there is simply nothing like it around town. Understanding that no one really enjoys the stress associated with entertaining, Gathar is a catering platform that connects you with talented cooks and chefs that will do all the hard work for you at your next event including chop, cook, serve and clean. Simply choose your menu and get ready to enjoy your recovery brunch, long lunch, afternoon grazing table or an indulgent dinner party like never before.


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Sina’s Kitchen

Founded by Sisina Masinello, Sina’s Kitchen is one of Brisbane and the Gold Coast’s most in-demand boutique caterers, and after one bite of their food it’s pretty easy to understand why! Dedicated to taking the stress out of your event, Sina’s Kitchen can offer an extensive range of delicious bites that burst with flavour, including the likes of Lebanese lamb pastries, turkey, cranberry and brie bites, porcini and mushroom arancini and Italian meatballs – just to name a few. Whether you’re after luxe canapés, feasting stations or the most decadent grazing installations, Sina’s Kitchen can whip you the ideal spread for your event.


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Handcrafted Cuisine

Inspired by European, Southeast Asian and American culinary delights, Handcrafted Cuisine expertly creates every element of their menu in-house, by hand. The team is passionate about plating up flavourful food of the highest calibre, which is why they will always create every sauce, dressing and loaf of bread they plate up from scratch. You name it, they hand make it! Handcrafted Cusine’s multi-award winning founder, Laky Jayawardena’s expertise and love for creating delicious food has even seen him cook for the likes of Robbie Williams, Stevie Wonder, Michael Crawford, just to name a few! Here in Australia, Laky has also won several culinary and wine awards from 97.3FM and Channel 10’s culinary competitions, so rest assured your food is in the best hands. While these boutique caterers are masters in catering to authentic themed functions (think: Italian or French), they also offer scrumptious stand up canapé, buffet and platter options, plus so much more! From specialised corporate conferences and events, these caterers can do it all.


The Pantry On Grey

Did you know that Brisbane’s ultimate gourmet grocer, deli, florist and butcher can also whip up fresh, mouth-watering food for your next event? That’s right, for your next morning tea, casual office lunch, picnic or formal occasion, The Pantry On Grey can make you the delicious food of your dreams! With an array of fresh sandwiches, bagels, salads, fruit plus cheese and cold meats platters, The Pantry On Grey can cater to everyone’s taste!


Wine and Dine’M

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, your wedding, private and corporate events are sure to be seamlessly curated. As well supporting farming practices and sustainably sourcing local ingredients for their inventive menus, Wine and Dine’m places focus on helping their client’s choose the perfect event venue. So, if you want to host a high tea at JoJo’s, lunch at Lightspace or indulge in canapés overlooking the Brisbane River from many of the venues available, Wine & Dine’m will help you wildly exceed your event expectations!

My Alter Ego Catering

As pioneers in creating luxurious grazing boxes, it’s no surprise that My Alter Ego Catering nails serving up the most mouth-watering food spreads! Whether you are planning on indulging on your own or you are hosting a party, conference or corporate event, these grazing table specialists will expertly style premium seasonal food spreads, boxes and BBQs! Feeling thirsty? My Alter Ego offers coffee carts and bar services to wash down all the delicious food. Give them a call on 0416 511 838.


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Events By Wallace - William Wallace

Take your event to the next level, without the stress, with this innovative and highly skilled team from Events by William Wallace. Founded by accomplished chef, William Wallace, this company works tirelessly to make each client’s event memorable and unique with bespoke menu’s designed by William himself. No matter whether you are planning a dinner party at home with friends, hosting a business event or celebrating in an extravagant venue, Events by William Wallace will treat each event with the professionalism and care it deserves. With menu options of koji-cured kingfish, butterflied chicken with chimichurri sauce and leatherwood honey cheesecake, your tastebuds are sure to be delighted!


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Article by Gracie Clough

Gracie is a Journalist and beauty-devotee who drinks her weight in tea daily. She appreciates the colour peach, minimalism and spends too much time talking about anything to do with beauty. When she isn’t watching Harry Potter (for the one millionth time), she is lurking photos of baby German Shepherds or choosing a new shade of nude lipstick to purchase.


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