Melbourne has more than its fair share of restaurants and cafes, many of which offer catering services.
We know the sheer number can feel overwhelming, and that’s why we’ve done the hard work for you. We've rolled up our sleeves, slipped on our aprons, and dug into the task of vetting our massive network of over 1,000 catering partners across Australia. We've taste-tested, quality-checked, and gathered valuable feedback from our wonderful customers.
Now, we’re thrilled to serve you up a curated platter featuring the top ten best caterers in Melbourne. Whether it’s for a casual team lunch or your grand end-of-year party, each of these gastronomic geniuses has proven themselves time and time again. These catering partners have risen to the top with their creativity, quality, and impeccable service. Ready to whet your appetite?
10 of the most delicious and trusted caterers in Melbourne
This family-centric food haven started with a single, simple craving – the founder Bao’s yearning for his mama's hand-rolled rice paper. As an adult, Bao felt a calling, not just to savour this home-cooked goodness, but to share it, exposing Aussies to Mama Hoang’s tried-and-tested, multi-generational recipes.
Roll’d was born in 2012 from this desire, serving up fast, fresh Vietnamese food packed with explosive flavour. Now, even after flinging open the doors to 125+ locations, Roll’d Chadstone sits comfortably in our list of the best catering in Melbourne. From soldiers and Bánh Mì to stirring up a Phở, they pour generations of love and heritage into every dish.
For EatFirst customers, they offer packages boasting an assortment of mini and standard-size banh mis, rice paper rolls, and more with exciting fillings like BBQ chicken, roast pork and crackling, lemongrass beef, and tofu.
Errol's Cafe and Catering
At the heart of North Melbourne’s picturesque Errol Street, you'll find the eclectic charm of Errol’s Restaurant and Bar. A sibling to the famed Agraba, Errol's is a modern Australian café blending Italian and Lebanese influences with Aussie hospitality.
This vibrant foodie hub serves up quality, delicious, and most importantly, wallet-friendly eats to offices around Melbourne. Their delightful range of pastry chef-crafted desserts can easily become your favourite accompaniment to your morning coffee.
One customer perfectly and simply summed up their experience, saying, “The fruit cups were great, the quiches were great and the salads were great.” With diverse offerings from breakfast rolls to kafta lamb skewers, Errol's has something for everyone, regardless of dietary needs.
So Pho So Good
Born from a dream to bring the essence of Vietnamese food to the heart of Glen Iris, So Pho So Good is a delightful blend of tradition and modernity. Their food is a culinary journey through Vietnam, starting with simple yet delicious banh mi and navigating towards more complex treasures like banh cuon (steamed rice crepes).
Their MSG-free menu is tailored to suit a variety of palates and dietary needs, boasting a wealth of vegetarian-friendly options. The experience So Pho So Good offers is a nod to their core belief: food should be comforting, exciting, and above all, good for you.
They serve up an assortment of starters like pork wontons, spring rolls, rice paper rolls, and prawn dumplings. Their main courses are a festival of tastes with banh mis and fresh salads starring some unique flavours like rare beef and papaya.
Out of Thyme
Out of Thyme is your one-stop shop for gourmet grazing boxes and tables. They pride themselves on their commitment to fresh, seasonal produce sourced from local Melbourne markets and make every grazing box an artwork of local, quality food.
As early birds at the South Melbourne and Prahran Markets, Out of Thyme ensures your event is filled with the freshest, locally-grown ingredients.
One customer gushingly noted, it was “...absolutely amazing. The staff were so professional and did an amazing job. The grazing platter looked so beautiful and had so many great options for every one of our guests. I would definitely use this company again for future events. 10/10.”
Whether it's an intimate get-together or an elaborate affair, Out of Thyme is set to impress with its stunning presentation and exceptional food.
Aptly named, Hella Good is a cut above the rest when it comes to Greek souvlaki in Australia. They bring the authentic flavours of Greece to your doorstep, with each order freshly sliced and prepared from their store before delivery.
The secret lies in their use of premium quality, A-grade meat and homemade dips and sweets, crafted from 40-year-old recipes'. As one satisfied customer raved, "The lamb was extremely tender and flavoursome... Will definitely order again".
What sets them apart is their Coeliac Australia Accreditation, making their gluten-free options 100% safe. Catering trays, snack packs, baklava fingers, and healthy options – Hella Good accommodates all dietary needs.
Mad Mex South Melbourne
The crux of Mad Mex's philosophy is simple - you should never have to choose between a quick meal and quality, healthy food. Born from a love for authentic Mexican flavours, Mad Mex serves up fast meals with home-cooked quality, made entirely of real ingredients, low on preservatives, oils, and sugars, and big on taste.
The mantra is straightforward: Simple is Good and Fresh is Best. So, whether you're fuelling up before a day of adventure or refuelling after, Mad Mex is ready with burritos, bowls, quesadillas, and more. Plus, with their commitment to freedom of choice, every order can be fully customised, catering to every dietary preference or allergy.
More than just an ordinary caterer, SMXL infuses personality and innovation into the Melbourne food scene. Their mantra? Attention to detail without compromise, providing the finest taste sensation in new-age food products.
With offerings crafted from fresh ingredients, often organic, SMXL is reinventing the classics in response to our multicultural society. Be it a grand event for a couple hundred or a working lunch, SMXL caters to all with an unwavering commitment to quality and service.
One happy customer says, "Thank you for the beautiful salads, quiches and perfect scones. It was great to be able to provide such a VIP lunch and have it delivered to us so smoothly." From breakfast to gourmet platters, and lunch packages catered to various dietary needs, SMXL truly makes the ordinary extraordinary.
Dolce Vita Premium Cakes
In the bustling heart of Central Melbourne, the Dolce Vita family is tirelessly crafting the sweetest temptations. Their offerings? Exquisite cakes, tarts, slices and more, crafted from scratch using the finest quality ingredients.
Dolce Vita is not only about providing delectable sweets but also ensuring health and safety standards with their full HACCP certification. They work exclusively with reputable Australian suppliers who share their commitment to quality.
From catering large functions to satisfying your personal sweet tooth, Dolce Vita's wide selection of sweets including friands, macarons, and unique flavoured cakes ensure an indulgent experience that is always a 'sweet life'.
Sushi At Work
Making your workdays a delight with their scrumptious offerings, Sushi at Work is more than just a sushi delivery service. With a 10-year strong presence in Melbourne, their experienced chefs are committed to delivering the highest standards of fresh, healthy sushi for all corporate functions and events.
From board meetings to cocktail parties, Sushi at Work serves handcrafted sushi favourites and rice paper rolls made fresh on the day of delivery. They boast a wide variety of sushi options and cater to all allergy needs and dietary requirements.
One customer stated, "Delicious sushi and rice paper rolls, plenty of food for everyone, a very happy and satisfied team." Sushi at Work is 100% committed to bringing you the best quality sushi that is not only fresh and healthy, but also memorable.
11 Inch Pizza
11 Inch Pizza is a symphony of traditional Italian techniques combined with unique methods and ingredient combinations that create unparalleled pizza experiences. Their deep-rooted passion for pizza reflects in the care they pour into every inch of their pies, from the lovingly kneaded dough to the homemade sauce.
As they say, "We pour our heart and soul into every inch of pizza we serve." The team at 11 Inch Pizza ensures that you enjoy every aspect of your experience with them, intending to inspire good thoughts, laughter, and a feeling of home.
A happy customer commented, "Delicious! Arrived right on time and should have ordered more. 11 Inch signature pizza was the hit!" With a wide range of pizzas for meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans, alongside salads and dessert pizzas, 11 Inch Pizza aspires to make every moment in Melbourne's big city memorable and enjoyable.
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How can I place an order?
You can place an order directly through the EatFirst portal. Enter your delivery address in the search field and click the ‘Search Nearby Caterers’ button to get a list of corporate caterers delivering to your area.
Once you’ve made your menu selection, click on the checkout button at the top right-hand corner of the browser.
How far in advance should I place my order?
To ensure availability, we recommend that you place your order at least 2-3 days in advance. However, each supplier may have different lead times and some individual menu items may require a longer lead time. Lead times are indicated on each menu page.
What are the payment methods accepted?
We accept all major credit cards and your card will be charged the day after your order has been delivered.
Are there any delivery charges?
Delivery charges may vary based on your location and the caterer. Many of our catering partners offer free delivery or there may be a fee based on distance.