delicious food. flawless events.
from a team of friendly experts.

AT ESSENTIAL CATERING AND EVENTS...

We understand the ins and outs of delicious food and flawlessly run events. No matter your occasion, venue choice, menu style or dietary requirements, our friendly team of experts have the hands on experience and knowledge to build you the perfect food experience.

catering for all events

your special occasion is in safe hands...

Whether it’s a Wedding, Private or a Corporate event, you can rest assured that when you partner with Essential Catering and Events Melbourne, that your guests will be served by friendly and professional staff and the food will be of the highest quality.

a wide range of menu options

Tailored packages to suit your style and budget

about us

at essential catering and events

We understand the ins and outs of delicious food and flawlessly run events.

No matter your occasion, venue choice, menu style or dietary requirements, our friendly team of experts have the hands on experience and knowledge to build you the perfect food experience.

it's easy to get started...

1. chat with us

Our friendly team of experts know all about good food and running a smooth event, so you don't have to!

2. confirm catering

You'll receive a tailored quote from a team with hands on experience. You can expect transparency and detail. (No hidden nasties!)

3. relax

Your business is our business, so you can relax. We'll be on time, and ready to deliver a food and service experience that you'll love.

Frequently asked questions

Do you do private & party catering?

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.

What related services do you provide?

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.

Are you still able to cater for an event if there are no kitchen facilities available?

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 he event details with you.

Can I customise my menu?

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.

Do you cater for dietary needs?

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.

Do you offer menu tasting?

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.

lets chat.

Let us know a little about your event needs, and one of the team will reach out to chat further

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what our customers say...

Amazing food! The waiters are so accommodating and were very nice to all my guests. My guests said they were so happy with the quality of food and the waiters who served them. A stand out was Caroline on my wedding day. She was so lovely and attentive! Would definitely have any event catered by them in the future

Vidi Pudman
Melbourne

Organised a morning tea for a dozen people at work with very little notice. The service was delightful & the whole experience very simple and no fuss. The food was delicious - super fresh & tasty. A great variety of yummy sandwiches and lovely pies & cakes! Will definitely use Essential Catering again should the need arise! Thanks to all concerned. Very happy customer!

Sheryn Bellsham
Melbourne