Delicious corporate BBQ catering for your next work event or party

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On a warm, sunny day nothing beats a good barbecue. From all the ingredients to someone to work the grill, we'll plan the perfect BBQ for your team.
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We cater for special events and occasions

Whatever you’re celebrating, we’ve got you sorted.

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With EatFirst, it has never been easier to organise corporate BBQ catering
Easy to use

Easy to use

Ordering catering is a breeze with our easy-to-use online platform that's currently #1 in Australia.

Every diet covered

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.

Consolidated billing

Consolidated billing

Your accounts department will love you. Get a single invoice for all your catering services, kitchen supplies and event catering.

Best local suppliers

Best local suppliers

Access to the highest-quality food from the best cafés, restaurants and caterers in your area.

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Enjoy zero-stress corporate BBQ catering

From a chef to man the grill, to decorations and fun games, let our seasoned event managers help you turn your next corporate event into a BBQ to remember. After all, we want you to relax, mingle with your guests and enjoy the party!

You’re in good hands with EatFirst as we handle all your BBQ catering needs in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.

We can help with gourmet BBQ catering packages, alcohol and sodas, sides including salads and cheese boards... and just about any other menu item you can think of.

Picnic table with various foods on it at a corporate BBQ.
Hand with tongs flipping meats on a BBQ.

We cater for BBQs of all shapes, sizes and tastes

Just because you're having a barbecue, doesn't mean it's just a whole lot of meat on a grill - and we know you don't make friends with salad! It's super easy to cater for dietary restrictions at a corporate BBQ.

Nowadays you can get some pretty tasty vegetarian and vegan burgers and sausages, not to mention how delicious grilled vegetables like eggplant, onions and corn can taste when you throw them onto a BBQ.

We don't just provide food either; our event services include equipment hire, cutlery, crockery, wait staff or a chef, entertainment, decorations, alcohol delivery and more. Plus enjoy the convenience of a single invoice for your office BBQ event. (Your accounts department will love you!)

Hear from our happy clients

We happily support offices all across Australia

Genuine service & easy ordering!

Spotify uses EatFirst for our staff lunches and pantry. The wonderful team at EatFirst makes my life easier by offering a wide range of food for staff to enjoy, as well as keeping everything running smoothly. Thank you Mel, Michael & Leanne!

We helped with: 

Staff Lunches
Meal Plans
Kitchen Supplies
Brigette Brown
Office Manager

So easy to use!

We use EatFirst for event catering and weekly fruit and milk deliveries. The website is so easy to use and offers a wide range of catering choices. We especially love the festive packages on offer each year, such as the Easter Hotcross bun boxes. Rose, our account manager, is so positive and always ready to assist us when we need something. Thank you Rose and the team for everything you do 😊

We helped with: 

Functions & Events
Kitchen Supplies
Corporate Catering
Sarah Jahn
Office Manager
Tech / Automotive

Delicious food & great customer service

EatFirst is perfect for keeping our kitchen well-stocked with food & drinks. We love the wide selection of snacks and fresh fruit. Michael from EatFirst always goes out of his way to make sure we have what we need, and to recommend new products for our pantry. Highly recommend!

We helped with: 

Kitchen Supplies
Corporate Catering
Alex Kelly
Building and Facilities Manager
Tech / Automotive

‘Delicious food & great customer service’

Order In is perfect for keeping our kitchen well-stocked with food & drinks. We love the wide selection of snacks and fresh fruit. Michael from Order-In always goes out of his way to make sure we have what we need, and to recommend new products for our pantry. Highly recommend!

We helped with:

Kitchen Supplies
Corporate Catering
Alex Kelly
Building and Facilities Manager
Health & Care

‘Excellent company to deal with, great food, great staff!’

They have a great selection of suppliers, and their customer service staff is second to none! I have had nothing but great service from them time and time again.

We helped with: 

Corporate Catering
Functions & Events
Daren Weippert
Scrum Master @ Bupa

‘It makes my job significantly easier’

Order-In is the easiest possible way to access a great variety of caterers around. It makes my job easier and allows me to have some fun choosing on the way. Thank you for all your help and support.

We helped with: 

Corporate Catering
Functions & Events
Lazarela Devrnja
Project Officer @ Equity Trustees

FAQs for Corporate BBQ Catering

How much BBQ food do you need to cater per person?

We'd recommend one main meat item per person - so a steak or burger. The same would apply for plant-based meal items: one patty per person.

It's always a good idea to have some extra smaller items, like lamb cutlets, sausages or grilled skewers on hand for those with larger appetites. Of course, these can make great meals on their own. If that's your plan, aim for two to three smaller items per person.

Do you need to supply the BBQ?

Generally, yes, unless you're ordering pre-cooked food or if you're hiring a food truck as those come with cooking facilities onboard.

Is the price of a chef included?

Unfortunately not. If you're looking for. someone to cook the food fresh for you at your event, you will need to hire them for a few hours. It's usually offered by the same catering company supplying the food, but if it's not, we can help you out with a cook. (And include it all on one, easy, consolidated bill!)

Everything to know before having a corporate BBQ in Australia

Must-haves put on a corporate BBQ menu

A barbecue is so much more than just juicy burgers and gourmet sausages. Don't forget to consider these important items ahead of your corporate BBQ.

  • Meats: For feeding a group in bulk, cook up some sausages, burgers, chicken skewers or minute steaks. They're all generally quick to cook and are easy to eat on a bun or with your hands. If you have any attendees who keep Kosher or are Halal
  • Vegetarian/vegan-friendly options: Consider brands like Beyond and Impossible, which offer vegan meat alternatives, or grill up some veggie skewers.
  • Salads: Make it a well-rounded meal by pairing your proteins with some fresh salads, whether lettuce-based ones or BBQ favourites like pasta and potato salad.
  • Sides and snacks: While your food is on the grill or for some pre-/post-BBQ nibbles, consider a few bowls of chips, veggies and dip, charcuterie boards and other easy-to-eat snack items.
  • Desserts: Is it even a BBQ without some fresh, cool melon? Have a few fruit platters on hand and, if you have the means to keep it cold, some ice lollies can go a long way on a hot day.
Man in a denim apron cooking on a charcoal grill.

Beyond the food, here's EatFirst's corporate BBQ checklist:

  • BBQ and gas bottles: Bring more than you think you'll need, especially if it's a windy day or if you're cooking for a crowd.
  • Chef and wait staff: If you have the budget for it, let everyone relax and bring in others to man the grill.
  • Tables and picnic blankets: If you're hosting the BBQ in a park or public space, make sure there's enough seating for everyone - or at the very least some. Not everyone will be comfortable sitting on the grass and it could be a bit wet depending on the weather.
  • Cutlery and crockery: These can be disposable or re-usable depending on how casual the event is and the budget. If you do opt for disposable, there are plenty of environmentally friendly options out there, including ones made of wood and bamboo.
  • Mobile bar: No BBQ would be complete without drinks. We can provide a full range of beverages, including cold beers on ice, chilled wine, soft drinks, juice and mineral water that should keep everyone well hydrated. We can also provide glasses, ice and ice buckets to keep it cold.
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol: It's important to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all staff members.
  • Permits for gatherings at public spaces: If required, it's an important detail not to forget! Depending on the size of your event and location you're keen on, you may need permission first. Check with your local council beforehand.
  • Marquees or tents: A great solution for both for shade if the day is going to be hot, or shelter if it's going to rain, a marquee can be a real life saver in any weather.
  • Access to toilets: Be sure that your guests don't have to walk too far.
  • Garbage: Make sure you have a plan to where you will dispose of the rubbish.
Read more about the must-haves at a corporate BBQ

Catering to dietary restrictions at a corporate BBQ

Not everyone eats meat... or dairy... or gluten... or nuts... the list goes on. But that doesn't mean you can't plan a fantastic BBQ event for your team.

Vegetarians and vegans

There are plenty of high-quality meat substitutes available in all shapes and sizes. Pick up some plant-based sausages, burgers and skewers for those who don't eat animal products.

Of course, there's also the option of delicious grilled veggie skewers - always a winner!

You'll also need to consider what side dishes, toppings and buns are bring used. Cheese on burgers will be a no-go for vegans, but plant-based cheeses are a great alternative. Brioche buns do contain egg, so you'll need to have a vegan-friendly bread option available.

Coeliacs and Gluten-free diets

Fortunately, there's no gluten in meat itself, but often marinades do contain it so you'll need to pay attention to the additional ingredients, recommends For example, soy-based sauces and marinades usually contain gluten.

Lactose-free diets

Just like when you're avoiding gluten, it's about avoiding certain marinates and sauces than it is about avoiding the meat itself.

Milk or yogurt is sometimes used to marinade and tenderise meat, and cheese is a common topping on burgers. Avoiding both is super easy. Ensure you're ordering meats that aren't marinated with any dairy products and consider either a lactose-free or plant-based cheese as a topping!

Nut-free diets

It's best to double check the ingredients on any marinated items. Popular BBQ flavours like satay have sauces that are packed with peanuts.

Depending on the severity of the allergy, you'll want to make sure there's no cross-contamination on the grill too. If you've just got the one BBQ, it's a good idea to cook the nut-free items first to ensure there's no unwelcome surprises.