Do you break out in a sweat when you’re tasked with ordering corporate catering, and you need to cater for special diets or a food allergy? When it comes to ordering corporate catering for guests with special dietary needs, it doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you’re an expert in ordering special dietary catering, or you just need to impress your lactose-intolerant boss, we’ve got you covered with our wide range of catering menu options.

Check out some of our dairy free catering options and ideas below and if you’re really stuck for ideas, you can always speak to the corporate and events catering gurus at EatFirst. We’re the experts in office catering and special dietary requirements, and we’ll ensure no one goes hungry at your next corporate breakfast, working lunch or company event.



Kick-start your day with a delicious and healthy smoothie. Using dairy free yoghurt, coconut milk or almond milk with a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, smoothies will fill up your tummy and help get you through to lunchtime.

Protein balls

For the ultimate breakfast on the go, or as an afternoon pick me up, dairy free protein balls are perfect bite-sized energy boosters. They’ll help keep you focused and keep the tummy rumbles at bay.

dairy free catering ideas - raw vegan protein ball

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Morning or afternoon tea

Spring rolls

Spring rolls are easy, crowd-pleasing finger food items that everyone will enjoy and they're perfect for people with a special diet. Whether you're catering for vegetarians or for meat lovers, they’re tasty and so easy to eat.


Look to Indian catering menus for samosas. There are lots of different filling combinations you can try including spiced potato, onions, peas, lentils minced lamb or beef. They’re perfect as a snack, in a lunch box, at a corporate BBQ, picnic or corporate event.

Sweet treats

Throw the perfect morning or afternoon tea with these delicious special diet and dairy free sweet treat options:

  • A decadent espresso and hazelnut cake or slices from Annie Makes Cakes
  • Specialising in healthy desserts and treats, Raw Passion has a delicious selection of vegan, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free sweet treats. We especially love their bliss bites and Snickers cake!
  • Karma Cupcakes have a decadent range of dairy free and gluten free cupcakes, including chocolate merciful mudcake, chocolate mint and raspberry and vanilla flavours
  • Try the vegan dessert package from Sutsa Cake Bar, which includes a yummy selection of cake slices, bliss balls, raw slices and chia pudding
  • We love the peppermint cacao and coconut slice from Cremorne Street Bakers
Vegan banana cake from Looma's - dairy free catering

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Try these yummy dairy free dips that are perfect for munching on at working lunches, afternoon tea and corporate parties. They're delicious with veggie sticks or dairy and gluten free bread and crackers.

  • Tzatziki – made with dairy free coconut yoghurt, garlic, mint and cucumber. Have it with gluten free and dairy free naan bread, pita bread or crackers
  • Hummus
  • Sun dried tomato spread using cashews, sundried tomatoes, garlic, onion and basil
  • Healthy spinach dip – using cashews, garlic cloves and baby spinach
  • As an alternative to the traditional hummus, try a tasty pumpkin hummus
  • Baba ganoush



Dumplings are one of the easiest and most satisfying foods to eat. They’re a filling and hearty snack for afternoon tea or lunch. They’re perfect finger food for corporate events too. They come in a variety of fillings to suit everyone’s tastebuds or dietary restrictions.


Sushi catering is the perfect choice for special diets. The options are endless and there’s enough variety to satisfy everyone’s needs, including vegetarian, vegan and dairy free.

sushi catering - dairy free food ideas


Make your own taco and pile on whatever you want! Tomato, lettuce, fish, pickled onions, beef, salsa, chicken - the sky’s the limit! A make your own taco bar is perfect for working lunches or a staff lunch as it lets everyone decide on what they want. Order from Guzman Y Gomez at Australia Square, Newtown, North Point and more today!

Check out our short video below on how to make the best guacamole to go with your tacos with our awesome Mexican caterer, Pablo's Kitchen.

Poke bowls

Hailing from Hawaii, poke (pronounced poke-ay) is a simple salad bowl but with a sushi twist. It’s a healthy and super tasty lunch that come in a variety of flavours - such as sashimi, avocado, carrot and cucumber on a bed of rice. Poke bowls are an ideal choice for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and dairy free diets.

Grain bowls

Colourful, delicious, healthy and filling, grain bowls can be made with a variety of grains, such as quinoa, rice or farro. They’re so versatile, making them perfect for any special dietary restrictions, which means you can include an assortment of vegetables and meats to it to suit your tastes.


For a hassle-free office lunch that’s also dairy free, it doesn’t get much simpler than skewers. Whether you’re ordering lamb, chicken, beef or veggies on skewers, make sure it’s served with lots of sides, such as salads for a well-rounded and filling lunch.

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