private Event Catering in Melbourne

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. Full event planning, to collaborative partnerships with other vendors. We are all about SERVICE – and with a smile!

Front-of-house…back-of-house. We’re there when you need us, with an experienced event supervisor at every event ensuring its success. Our team are professional event experts trained in Responsible Service of Alcohol for your peace of mind.

Attention to detail is our passion.

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we can cater for any private event, including;

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Engagement Parties
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Equipment & Event Sourcing

Cutlery, crockery, plates, glassware (Beverage packages only) and flatware are all included in our offering.

  • Marquees

  • Furniture

  • Promotional Events

  • Audio Visual

  • Transport

  • Theming

  • Security

  • Espresso Coffee Carts

  • Mobile Coolroom & Kitchens

  • Florists

Full event planning

Planning any special event can be stressful regardless if it's a small or a big one. But, you don't have to tire yourself out because we can take that off of your hands. From the smallest details to the custom-made dishes, we got your back! We have the pleasure of working with other great vendors to ensure that your event will go as planned. We have a team of professional event supervisors to make sure that nothing can ruin your celebration for your peace of mind. All you have to do is arrive and enjoy your party all night!

Custom-made dishes 

We understand that every celebration is unique, so we will always consider you and your guest's food preferences. It doesn't matter if it is medical, traditional, dietary, or other reasons, we got you! Just talk to us right away so we can take note of your special considerations and requests. If you are thinking of a specific dish in mind but it's not on our menu, no worries, we can still do it for you! Our team of professional and highly skilled chefs can make any of your preferred meals. Let us know your favourite dishes!

Unparalleled customer service

With great food comes great customer service. All our friendly staff works with the mindset that customer satisfaction always comes first. So aside from the guarantee of bringing you great food, we also ensure that your full event experience will be unforgettable. Every one of our staff is fully equipped to accommodate you and your guest's needs during the event. We want you to go home with full stomachs and happy hearts. Call us for enquiries.

Our event catering partners

We don’t just refer anyone, check out some of our great collaborators that we highly recommend.

Customer satisfaction

Essential Catering & Events goes above and beyond to give you the best. We believe that good service comes down to more than just great food, which is why we always deliver with a smile. You will love working with our friendly staff and your guests will love them too. Rest assured that each meal, drink and appetiser will be accompanied by a warm and welcoming member of the Essential Catering & Events team. From elegant table service to casual buffets and platters, we have got your needs covered. Choose from our extensive range of menu options or custom design your own - either way, you won’t be disappointed. We aim to accommodate the needs of each guest and can work with a range of dietary requirements to ensure that everyone is well and truly satisfied. Get in touch today for a quote and enjoy a complementary tasting session for two.

Essential Catering & Events provide quality, full-service catering for events across Melbourne.

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...

We ordered from Essential Catering for my husband’s 50th birthday. Sean answered all of my queries and suggested that we reduce the number of platters that I had selected as it would be too much food. Most importantly everyone at the party loved the food!

Rose V
Positive: Professionalism, Quality
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Smooth, easy, delicious food, and we didn't lift a finger! Eight delicious finger food platters were prepped on-site and passed around - then everything cleaned up and all we were left with was our sparkling kitchen once again. Nathan and Renee were wonderful!

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