While we love to power through the 9-5 grind, nothing makes an office feel more humdrum than passing around soggy sandwiches and shrimp balls during what should be epic celebrations. But hope is on the horizon! No longer is gourmet just reserved for dining out; many of your favourite Brisbane eateries are catering now too. And we can’t thank some enough.
Wilde Kitchen ǀ Teneriffe
Can’t decide between throwing a lazy brunch or hosting a fancy soiree? No matter what you decide, Wilde Kitchen has got you covered! Well known for their healthy wholefood brekkies and bone broths, Wilde Kitchen has foodies going crazy over their breakfast, lunch, and salad packages, not to mention their clean treats platters as well! If you want to host a smashing party that can’t be tamed, check out Wilde Kitchen’s amazing selection.
Miss Bliss ǀ West End
If you’re after food that caters to all of you (inside and out!) and your workmates, why not try clean eating Queen Miss Bliss’ menu? Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian… whatever diet your guests have, Miss Bliss can provide for! For epic salads, bliss balls, breads, awesome whole vegan cheesecakes and baked goods that not only taste great and look apple-pealing, be sure to consider Miss Bliss for your next get-together.
Banoi ǀ Bowen Hills
If your favourite appetizers are rice paper rolls and Asian bites, why not look at Banoi as your future caterer? King Street’s Asian sensation, Banoi is about satisfying all your wonton needs! Rollin with the rice paper rolls are steam BBQ, veggie, and custard buns with flavours so succulent flavours it’ll leave your guests impressed.
Chester Street Cake Shop ǀ Multiple Venues
Sweet dreams are made at Chester Street… and who are we to disagree! A feast for the eyes and stomachs, all the hors d’oeuvres on offer seem too good to be true. If cakes and delectable desserts are your jam, then you’ll love their mini strawberry fields, rainbow cake jars, banoffee tarts and ‘Death by Chocolate Truffles’. It’ll take you to heaven with just one bite.
Red Hook ǀ Brisbane City
Loved just as much for its laneway atmosphere as for its food, Red Hook is now bringing the good vibes straight to your doorstep thanks to its venturing into catering! Those with All-American slider addictions won’t be able to get over Red Hook’s New York inspired menu, whose Uptown Funk Burgers and wings are the definition of finger-licking good.
Coyotito ǀ Brisbane City
Hard taco or soft taco? Why not both! For an office party with a Mexican twist, don your sombreros and serve your amigos Coyotito’s authentic al pastor tacos! Filled with smoky chargrilled achiote pork, carmelised apple, pineapple, capsicum and queso, al pastor is just one of the many deliciously unique taco options on offer. Their ability to perfectly pair tacos with Antojitos (which means little cravings – so cute!), makes Coyotito is the perfect caterer for your next fiesta.
Wintergarden ǀ Brisbane City
Want to be a host that can provide all the goods? Head over to Wintergarden in Brisbane where not just one, but five eateries can cater to your office party! Henry from human resources loves his greens? Soul Origin or Spudbar sounds like the place for him. Jenny from the block can’t get over her Banh mi addiction? Time to call Ms Chi Qi! With Guzman Y Gomez and Fantasia also offering catering, you’re simply spoilt for choice at Wintergarden!
Vanilla Pod ǀ Ascot
Whether it’s a wedding, party and office promotion you’re celebrating, put a cherry on top of your special event with Vanilla Pod, arguably Brisbane sweetest café! Their sugary gourmet menu boasts amazing vanilla pod cupcakes and petite tarts, savoury options like fresh quinoa salad, and all your finger food favourites as well (cheese platter anyone?).
Coppa Spuntino ǀ Brisbane City
Aperitifs AND Spuntinos! Who could ask for more? To class up your annual office shindig or birthday gatho, look no further than Coppa’s Spuntino Bar and Restaurant. Located within the CBD, Coppa’s elegant arancini and croquette dishes and delicious Prosciutto di Parma platter are the perfect accompaniment to a night (or day) of celebration and fun!
So long soggy sandwiches! Gourmet catering is here to stay.
Words by Jacqueline Pon