Christmas catering in Melbourne
Make your 2023 office Christmas party one to remember with the best food and drink options delivered straight to the celebration.
Cold Christmas lunch ideas
Whether you're just looking for something light and fresh or are hosting an outdoor party and don't want hot food on a warm summer day, cold nibbles for Christmas make a delicious lunch.
Luckily, cold doesn't have to mean boring. Consider poke bowls from Nosh, sushi platters from Sushi at Work or a few classic seafood platters.
Traditional Christmas lunch
Roast chicken, turkey, ham or lamb - is it Christmas without a roast? Treat the team to a perfectly cooked traditional lunch with all the trimmings delivered right to your office.
Fabulous Catering is serving up the ultimate Christmas carvery banquet complete with crispy potatoes, four salad, a bread basket and a cheese platter.
From just $52 per person you can choose to pair this with a 16-hour slow-cooked beef brisket, a whole lamb shoulder and even a free-range suckling pig!
Make your events shine
EatFirst's top-rated corporate catering services are how we got started, but we can offer so much more than just great food.
Wait staff, bartenders, crockery and cutlery, glassware, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, decorations and more.
Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Glassware, crockery and cutlery
Food Types & Cuisines for Any Occassion
Finish the year with the ultimate work Christmas party, catered with all the holiday classics or opt for some of Melbourne's best eats.
We can offer up to 100 different Christmas catering options. From sandwiches to seafood and party pies to poke bowls, no matter the budget you'll be able to find the perfect nibbles or meal for your hard-working team.
The hardest part is just choosing what to order!
Every diet covered
Nobody goes hungry on our watch! From gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and halal, we have special diet options to suit all needs.
Best local suppliers
Access to the highest-quality food from the best cafés, restaurants and caterers in your area.
From product launches to annual conferences, our team can cater to just about any corporate event.
Wide range of menus with a-la-carte style options available for the perfect catering solution for your needs.
Do Melbourne caterers offer special menus for Christmas?
A bunch of our Victorian suppliers are offering special menus for Christmas this year, but they're still perfecting them. Here's a sample of what they were offering last year. (But of course, all of our regular menus are also available).
- Appetite Catering: Hot and cold Christmas lunches with classic menu items or BBQ meals, plus a selection of of desserts including mini tarts, cupcakes and raw brownie bliss balls
- Black Truffle Catering: Seasonal buffets with roast turkey, ham and creamy gnocchi mains with sides like roast vegetables, grain salads and a selection of desserts
- Blahnik: Baked Christmas treats including traditional mince tarts, “Christmas trees” (conical croissants filled with vanilla custard), gingerbread men, raspberry croissants and festive cronuts
- Bunji Catering: Multi-course holiday meals with options for vegetarians or festive lunch boxes with holiday sandwiches
- IQ Catering: With the classics on hand, you can also order barbecued Christmas feasts, including beef burgers, lamb and rosemary sausages, satay chicken skewers and sides to match
- Little Cupcakes Bakery: A selection of Christmas cupcakes with vanilla, Belgian chocolate, red velvet and salted caramel flavours
- Sutsa Cake Bar and Catering Studio: Gingerbread houses, mini cupcakes, macaroons and candy canes
- Top Food and Events: A choice of three buffet packages with Christmas classics like ham and turkey along with plenty of prawn dishes and Christmas desserts
Do Melbourne caterers supply vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free/dairy-free food for Christmas?
They sure do! We've made it easy to find items catering to dietary requirements on our menus.
Keep an eye out for the green symbols G, D, V and Vg next to to menu items. G = Gluten Free, D = Dairy Free, V = Vegetarian and V= Vegan.
How far in advance do I need to order catering for Christmas?
The earlier the better, but if you have left it late - try not to worry. There's probably still something available.
Some of our caterers can turn around an order in as little as 24 hours if they aren't booked out for the day. All of our caterer pages, which also display menus, note the turnaround time at the top right.
You'll see a clock symbol and the number of hours you're required to order in advance listed there.
Can catering be delivered anywhere in Melbourne?
Yes! If you’re having your Christmas party outside of the office, as long as you’re in the Melbourne area, you’ll be able to get the order delivered to your venue of choice.
Is catering available on Christmas Day in Melbourne?
We understand that not every Sydney business can close on public holidays, but unfortunately, that does mean catering options are likely going to be very limited.
So if you do have staff working on that day and want to treat them to something special you will still have options. They just may be quite limited. Alternatively, your best bet may be to opt for items like sweet or savoury pastries, cakes and muffins that can be delivered a day or two in advance.
Is catering available on Christmas Eve in Melbourne?
Yes, but your options are likely going to be limited - even in Melbourne. While Christmas Eve isn't a public holiday, like many businesses, some caterers do shut down during the holiday season when offices they usually feed aren't as busy.
Plus, Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday in 2023. We'd recommend booking early to avoid disappointment and to make sure you're able to lock in an order.
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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.
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