What suburbs do you cater in?
We cater all over Sydney and suburbs North, Central and along the South Coasts. Please note for functions located outside of the Sydney CBD area will incur staff travel allowances. Please contact our team to obtain a quote for a more accurate costing.
Our refrigerated catering trucks allow us to transport our fresh foods further distances. NB: For functions located outside of Sydney, staff travel allowances may apply. Please call us to obtain a customised quote based on the location of your function.
For which venues are you allowed to cater?
We are fortunate to be able to cater in many venues across Sydney. We are on the preferred panel of caterers for many of Sydney’s best venues, please see our Venues for more information.
We are on the preferred panel of caterers for many of Sydney’s best venues. Please see our venues page for more information.
Do you cater for children?
Yes, we absolutely do. We have a dedicated children’s menu for any occasion.
We have a children’s menu which includes options for canapés, entrées, main meals and desserts.
What is the minimum number of people you cater for?
We don’t have a minimum for guest numbers that we cater for. It is important to note that our bookings are subject to availabilities and a surcharge for lower guest numbers is charged.
We do not have a minimum guest number however bookings are subject to availability and in some circumstances, there may be an additional fee for lower guest numbers.
Can we supply our own alcohol?
Yes, all clients can supply their own beverages for their events. It does need to be advised that some venues will charge a corkage fee. We do provide ice bags & our industry grade chilling containers as well as our overnight storage and transportation services if required.
Yes, you are welcome to supply your beverages (NB: Some venues may charge a corkage fee). European Catering can provide ice bags and industry grade chilling containers as well as overnight storage and transport of beverages if required.
Can we supply our own staff?
All our staff are accredited, fully insured & covered by workers compensation and trained to provide our quality service and align with our Gold License.
European Catering will provide all kitchen staff and professional service personnel for your function. All staff are fully insured and covered by workers compensation, as well as being RSA certified. Please refer to question below for advice on deliveries if you do not wish to hire European Catering staff.
How many staff do I need?
All quoted staff are subject to each individual event brief received and quoted accordingly to ensure that your events success. Staffing quoted is based on guest numbers, volume & complexity of your menu selection, logistics of the venue and time of your event.
Adequate staffing is a crucial factor in the success of your event. Your required number of service and kitchen staff will depend on your guest number, the volume and complexity of your menu selections as well as the logistics of your venue and timing of your function. Your quotation will include the required amount of service staff, chefs and chef assistants to ensure your event is as successful as possible.
I don’t require a chef or service staff onsite are you able to deliver?
Yes, we certainly do provide delivery only options without the requirement of staff onsite. We do not deliver warm items due to our food & safety policy we have. Our chef’s have specifically designed our cold canape and buffet delivery menus to suit these requests.
Yes, we have specially designed cold delivery menus for cocktail and buffets. Please refer to our menus page for a full list of options. NB: No warm items will be delivered; cold items only are suitable for deliveries due to food safety regulations.
The venue I have selected does not have a kitchen. Are you still able to cater?
Yes, we will be able to supply all necessary equipment for your selected menu including portable ovens, gas rings etc. provided there is an appropriate area for us to set up.
I am having a cocktail party at a venue which has a kitchen but no oven. Can you work with a microwave oven as well?
Our canapés require an oven for cooking and heating – a microwave oven isn’t adequate as attempting to reheat or cook canapés using this method reduces the quality and taste of the product. Alternatively, portable ovens, gas rings and other kitchen equipment can be hired from European Catering and set up in an appropriate room within the venue. It is important that there is clearance from the venue/building manager that isolation of the heat sensors/smoke detectors are able to be provided.