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Catering Melbourne - Delicious Fresh Food

Fresh, healthy, delicious corporate catering, Melbourne style!! Our corporate catering menus offer flexible options perfect for any occasion including office catering, conferences, formal celebrations and casual meetings.

Catering Melbourne - Event Management

Essential Catering and Events understands that every wedding is unique, that is why we offer a range of flexible wedding catering solutions at competitive and affordable rates to make your wedding a truly unique and memorable occasion.

Catering Melbourne - Flexibility and Service with a Smile

No matter what type of event you want, we deliver a highly personalised experience your guests will love, with premium event coordination that leaves you feeling looked after by an event management team you can rely on.

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From flawless execution to professional and engaging staff, our Melbourne catering offering is a full service experience, providing a distinctive experience for every event. Our culinary team is full of energetic people, die hard foodies with an artisan philosophy who insist on the best. The planning, co-ordination and delivery of your catering event, along with our attention to detail ensures that your event runs seamlessly, which is why our clients keep coming back!

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Rave Reviews

Just wanted to let you know how awesome both your service and food was. Not only was the food beautiful and tasty, the guys serving went above and beyond. So lovely! Thank you, for making our night so great!

Amy & Josh

We would like to thank you to your team for ensuring our very special day was a very special day. The food was great, the service was excellent, and the staff were superb. We would highly recommend you and your team for any event requiring professional caterers.

Dee & Graeme

Hi Sean, Just a quick email to Thank you and your team for the fantastic job you did on Saturday night. Everybody made comments on how professional you all were and how nice the food was. Dealing with you has been nothing but a pleasure, everything was so smooth and planned very well. Once again Thank You very much.

Judy W

Ruth, I’d just like to thank your employees on site last weekend for their great work and great service. The food was fantastic and while I received many positive comments about the day, it was the food that everyone commented on. Thanks again to all.

George M

Thank you so much for doing a great catering job for us and our wedding couple & guests. All went very well and there were some nice compliments about the catering. Thanks again.

Rhonda & David

Good morning Sean, Thank you so much for making Fran & Ben’s wedding so special. It is a compliment to you and your team and Julia & I are really appreciative of your efforts and kindness. Kind regards Dominique

Dominique P

Hi Sally and Sean, Thank you very much for putting on a memorable catering experience for our event. We thoroughly enjoyed the service and so did our guests. The whole process was smooth and easy with your company. Thank you once again. Jimmy and Tessa.

Jimmy W

These guys had such an amazing variety of food, and were able to deliver a perfect evening, despite the crazy number of food allergies on our list. They were easily contactable and offered free tastings. The servings were extremely generous and delicious, and the shared platters worked well.

Lucy N

The team arrived at our home and were so wonderful with their customer service and attention to detail. The tapas was amazing and the guests were really impressed. Even after the wedding the guests commented on the food. In particular our vegetarian and special diet guests. I would highly recommend!!!

Michelle R

We had the Gourmet carvery and the food was absolutely scrumptious! Guests were raving about the lamb as well as serving beautiful salad options instead of all that very standard fare. Their staff were a complete delight, very professional and stealth like. I was incredibly impressed!!

Liza H

WOW! I cannot reccommend these guys enough. Amazing food, excellent staff, super easy to talk to. Sean helped us organise our reception timings and was flexible in making changes. Very supportive of all dietry needs of our guests and our friends were in awe of the quality of the buffet!

Daena H

Highly Professional company. Could not fault Sean and his team. Ever so patient with our requests and helped personalise our wedding. Guests were very impressed with the food selection as were we.

Celia T

They did a pop up kitchen. It was called a standing BBQ.They were awesome. The bartender was great as well.

Sally R

Fabulous food and service! We had so many compliments!!

Lauren K

Great food served by great people! They were able to cater to every different dietary requirement that we had without any fuss. No one went home hungry!

Craig B


Yes, in addition to wedding catering, corporate catering, office catering and event catering, Essential Catering and Events absolutely loves to do private catering and party catering. We offer the very best exquisite gourmet cuisine catering options, for your own private dinner in the privacy of your own home for groups as little as 10. If it’s party catering, you are looking for we do everything for you! We are here to help plan your ideal menu and can, if required, provide full event planning to help produce an experience, you and your guests will long remember.

The Essential Caterer also provides Beverage packages to compliment the catering of your event. Need hire equipment? We work closely with many suppliers and can arrange what you need to complete your planning.

We have mobile kitchens which allow us to cater in many different spaces. We will go over the logistics of your event including bringing in equipment when we discuss the event details with you.

We will work with you to design a menu and style that suits your event best. Call to discuss what you have in mind. This could be based on theming, service style or cuisine.

Yes we do. We will do our best to provide a similar item, but sometimes we may need to substitute the item depending on what the dietary need is. In the case of drop off catering we will package separately and label.

Once you have received our quotation, we will offer you a complimentary private tastings for two.  Please call our sales team on 9761 4188 to schedule a time. Consultations and tastings are held at our office.

To confirm your booking we require a deposit and signed Terms & Conditions form. Final guest numbers and balance are due 10 days prior to the event.

All forms of payment are listed on the invoice. We accept, MasterCard, Visa cash/cheque and EFT.   A 1.5% surcharge applies to credit card payments.

Essential Catering and Events offers a caring and professional funeral catering service in Melbourne. We are respectful to your situation and provide the perfect funeral catering and wake catering services, to help you honour and celebrate the life of your loved one.
We also understand the urgency of organising catering for a funeral or wake. Please call us directly on 03 9761 4188 to discuss your requirements.

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