Some of the catering platters do we offer
Just some of the benefits to using EatFirst for your platter catering
From fresh Italian to spicy Asian food, we have a catering option for every occasion, taste and budget.
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We have corporate catering platters to suit every taste
No matter what meal you're catering for, there will be a platter fit for your needs. Our catering partners offer breakfast platters with bacon and egg sliders or fruit salads, lunch boards with sandwiches and salads and grazing platters packed with cheese and meats.
And not just can they suit any taste, they'll also fit just about all budgets. Platters for a group are almost always a more affordable option than ordering individually packaged lunches.
Fresh, tasty and on-time delivery guaranteed
We know how important it is that your events go smoothly, whether its nibbles for casual business meeting or gourmet canapé or grazing platters served at a corporate awards night.
That's why we only work with the best caterers in Australia, and to us, that means you're getting freshly prepared meals that are delicious and delivered when you need it.
All of our partners are vetted by our team before we add them to our marketplace, and we display a customer rating our of five (if available) alongside each caterer.
Some of our top picks for platter catering:
Luxurious Grazing Adelaide
Sushi At Work
My Alter Ego
South Terrace Catering
Golden Fields Catering
Foodie Del Mar
Cosmic Coffee and Catering
The Broadway Eatery
One Pot Catering
Delisse Catering North Point
Top Nosh Caterers
Why platters are my go-to
If you just want something that's quick and easy but that also shows that you put some effort into it, food platters are the way to go. They're a quick and easy way to cater to a group of people and require minimal clean-up, especially for informal office gatherings.
My favourite thing about have food platters is that you can have a wide variety of options on just one plate while still catering different dietary requirements, like vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and more. This helps to ensure that all guests feel included. As a vegetarian myself, I really like being able to pick and choose which bits I do and don't want.
What platters I get when I'm hosting
Cheese platter are certainly my favourite kind of platter. Every time I need to put together a spread when I'm hosting, I quickly preparer a cheese and dips platter with some fruit, and everyone is always pleased and impressed.
A great way to end any kind of event is with a sweets platter. It's available for people to serve themselves and network before wrapping up for the day. A platter with some fruit, brownies, caramel sweets and mini cupcakes are always a crowd pleasure.
We offer a huge range of platters
With more than 20 cuisines available, we offer a huge range of options in our catering marketplace.
If you're looking for something a little bit different for your next event, or just for some inspiration, here are some of the most popular food platters:
What is it? A Mediterranean-style platter that often has cured meat, cheese, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, grilled eggplant, artichokes, roasted capsicum and other typical cold Mediterranean side dishes.
Where to get it: CNI Catering (Western Sydney), Corella Fine Foods (Sydney), Cookery Nook (Brisbane), Corporate Platters (Adelaide), Cougars Cafe (Perth), Five Sisters Gourmet Catering (Brisbane)... and many more!
What is it? All your breakfast favourites, including sandwiches, banana bread and muffins. Some places will also do individual yogurt cups and DIY smashed avo toast (with plenty of delicious toppings!)
Where to get it: The Catering Dept (Sydney), Charlie and Franks (Sydney), Hello Sarnie (Adelaide)
What is it? A selection of hard and soft cheeses, usually paired with biscuits, fruit and spreads like a quince.
Where to get it: Say Cheese (Brisbane), Corella Fine Foods (Sydney), Dine Catering (Adelaide)
What is it? Smaller portions of a selection of sweet treats, like bite-sized tarts, brownies biscuits, macarons and mini cupcakes.
Where to get it: Yummy Box (Perth), Sugarless Bakery (Perth), Little Birdy Co (Brisbane)
What is it? Plenty of cured meats, like salami and prosciutto, paired with fresh bread, olives and spreads or served as part of a cheese board.
Where to get it: Cougars Cafe (Perth), CNI Catering (Western Sydney), Cookery Nook (Brisbane)
What is it? Middle Eastern appetisers, including grilled vegetables like eggplant and zucchini, falafel, kibbeh and plenty of dips and bread.
Where to get it: LHM Catering (Sydney), Corella Fine Foods (Sydney), Luxurious Grazing (Adelaide)
Sandwiches and wraps
What is it? A catering classic, get bulk orders of sandwiches and wraps on sourdough, baguettes, wholemeal and other breads. Gluten-free and vegan options are available at most caterers, too.
Where to get it: Pita Pit (Sydney), Fabulous Catering (Melbourne), JustEat (Perth), Hello Sarnie (Adelaide)
FAQs about platter catering
How much food do I need when ordering platters?
Wherever possible, our menus will note how many people a platter is best suited for. You can see this noted on the menu item itself, or within an expanded description of an item.
If it's not mentioned, we usually recommend 1.5 sandwiches per person for sandwich and wrap platters. Sushi platters with average-sized pieces would usually have about 10 pieces per person.
For events, or when platters are meant more for grazing than as a meal, it can get a bit tricky. We generally recommend:
- Less than an hour: 2 items per person
- One-two hours: 3-4 items per person
- Two hours or more: 5-6 items per person
Still not sure? Get in touch with our friendly customer care team and tell us the size of the group and what sort of food you'd like and we can help you with portions.
How much does a catering platter cost?
While it really does depend on how many people you need to serve and what type of food you're going to offer, most platters will be in the $10-$15 per person range.
On the more cost-effective end, you'll find cheese boards, sandwiches and hot finger foods, such as sausage rolls and party pies.
Are special-diet platters available?
If you need items that are gluten or dairy free too, this can easily be arranged either by ordering items that naturally don't contain either (sushi and rice paper rolls are great!) or by giving us a call.
What kind of food platters are there?
You can get just about any food on a platter... well, maybe not soup. But platters are a great way to share a crowd, with either full-size meal options prepared in bulk or with smaller nibbles that will let you try a few different items.
Some of the most popular platters that we sell include:
- Antipasto platters
- Breakfast platters
- Cheese platters
- Dessert platters
- Fruit platters
- Charcuterie/cured meats platters
- Mezze platters
- Sandwich platters
- Seafood platters
- Sushi platters
- Tapas platters
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Spending much of the last decade juggling eating her way around the world and working within the travel and lifestyle content marketing space, Alex joined the EatFirst team in 2022. With 15 years of experience under her belt, she specialises in content strategy, SEO, writing and editing. Some of her favourite eats include Japanese, Thai and Italian, and she’s a firm believer that pineapple has no place on a pizza.