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After searching the laneways and out in the suburbs, we've found the best Melbourne corporate catering.

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Freshest corporate catering Melbourne has to offer

Whether you're in Melbourne CBD or the surrounding suburbs, on the Morning Peninsula or in the Yarra Valley, there's plenty of mouth-watering corporate catering options you can order online through us.

In Melbourne alone we have more than 100 catering partners with unique menus ready to serve up fresh, tasty breakfasts, lunches and so much more. Plus, our on-time guarantee lets you rest assured you'll get your food delivered when you need it and it will meet your expectations.

From gluten free cakes for office birthday parties to sandwiches for you next meeting with a top client, there are no events (or special dietary requirements) that we can't attend to from our one stop shop for catering. Delivery locations included.

Coffee and croissants, which can be delivered as breakfast or morning tea catering in Melbourne.Toasts with toppings including egg, avocado and tomato
Crostini with savoury toppings.Sourdough sandwich with grilled chicken, avocado, tomato and onion.

Catering Melbourne businesses with food that makes a difference

We want to bring you as big of a variety of suppliers as we can because we know what one workplace looks for in a catering company isn't the same as another. Some may just want the fastest delivery while others want to ensure everything is locally sourced, and we're here to help.

Keen to avoid food waste and sourcing produce from Epping Markets, The Catering Company is all about sustainability from farm to plate. The corporate catering company has also removed cling wrap from use in its kitchen, swapping it for a 100% biodegradable alternative.  

Bunji Catering is a proud Aboriginal catering company crafting meals inspired by traditional produce. Damper scones, salads with native spinach and salt bush and barramundi.

With a huge focus on sustainable eating, Golden Fields Catering makes delicious meals that aren't just good for you. They're also good for the environment. Local suppliers and support of the local community is all part of its mission.

"Melbourne may not be known for it's beautiful weather and pristine beaches like many other Australian cities, but we sure make up for it with an unrivalled food scene.

Tucked into laneways you'll find some of the city's best cafes serving the country's best coffee, while local eateries in Melbourne's suburbs cook up dishes from specialty cuisines around the world, like Greek, Middle Eastern and Mexican.

All that deliciousness pours into Melbourne's classic catering companies, too. You won't find any boring sandwiches here."

Lisa Markovski is Senior Partner Manager at EatFirst
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Why use EatFirst for your corporate catering in Melbourne?

EatFirst has been helping businesses in Melbourne with all of their corporate catering, kitchen supplies, office catering supplies and event catering needs for about 20 years.

We've worked with suppliers and clients to make the ordering process for corporate catering is as smooth as possible. Whether through our online marketplace or customer service team, we've simplified the process to minimise the time you need to spend organising your catering, so you can spend more time enjoying it.

Some of the corporate catering services we offer in Melbourne:

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we've got your Melbourne staff meals covered

Breakfast meetings, team lunches or after-work cocktail parties are all in our wheelhouse. Our roster of Melbourne caterers can provide just about any meal of the day (plus snacks!) so you can feed your team or guests right when they need it.

Get catering platters in Melbourne that's are perfect fit for your business

Size doesn't matter when you're ordering catering with EatFirst. We're happy to cater all businesses big or small with low minimum orders with many of our partners - with some not requiring one at all!

Caterers such as Out of Thyme can craft delicious platters for as few as two people or large grazing tables for 20 or more.

We offer affordable catering solutions in Melbourne

Not only do we have a huge range in menus, from cost-effective catering basics to luxurious gourmet eats. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly solution or the best way to have a delicious spread without breaking the bank, we're here to help.

We're also the experts on portioning and can help you figure out exactly how much to order so no food goes to waste.

We can make your Melbourne Cup events sparkle

From bottles of bubbles to creative canapés, our catering team has the expertise to craft perfect menus for big events like Melbourne Cup.

Whether you're needing to work on the public holiday and are looking for the perfect celebration during a short break, or are hosting a full-on party, we've got you covered.

Find out more about Melbourne Cup catering

Browse our menus from a wide range of cuisines

Not sure what kind of food to order? We think variety is the spice of life. And we know everyone has different tastes. So we offer a great variety of delicious catering options in Melbourne to best suit the tastes and needs of your business.

Some of Melbourne's most popular catering choices include:

We're also able to help with hire equipment and staffing for your event, if needed.

Platters with wraps, croissants and other catering items.

Find the best corporate catering Melbourne has to offer

We've carefully vetted all the corporate catering options we list on our platform before sharing them with customers, and we also have a rating system on each listing.

You'll see a pink star with a number next to it on all our our catering listings when you search using your address. This is a user-generated rating (out of five) for how previous clients have found the service to be.

You'll have the option to sort from highest to lowest if you're hoping to get the best Melbourne caterer appear up top.

We're catering Melbourne's special dietary requirements

Just like we offer a range of cuisines in Melbourne, we also cater for a range of diets because we know not everything is going to suit everyone's needs.

We make it easy to find allergy-safe catering options. You can either use our search filter at the top of the marketplace to find caterers that have dishes that match those restrictions, like in the first image below

Example of where you can filter in our marketplace.

We tag all common dietary restrictions on individual menu items for Melbourne too. As in the example below, you can see these fruit cups are gluten free (G), dairy free (D), vegetarian (V) and vegan (Vg).

FAQs for Melbourne

FAQs about Melbourne corporate catering

How much should you budget for catering in Melbourne?

Catering prices can vary depending on where you're ordering it from and what meal you're serving for your team or guests. As an estimate, here's a rough guide on what you can expect prices to work out to per person.

Morning or afternoon tea will likely cost between $10-$15 per person. It will be on the higher end if you're wanting to serve any hot items and on the lower end for the more basic fruit and pastry-style service.

Lunch catering will probably cost a bit more in comparison as it's a full meal, so we'd recommend setting a slightly higher budget of $15-$20 per person. If that's a bit tight, you can get more basic catering, like sandwich platters, salads or pizza in the $10-$15 range. However,  if you'd like any specialty cuisines like Thai, Sushi or Indian, expect it to be a bit pricier.

Grazing platters and finger foods can cost you as low as $10-$15, but that's depending on the quality of meats and cheeses you'd like to serve - they can get pricy!

Is affordable catering available in Melbourne?

With dozens and dozens of options in Melbourne, we have catering that suits all budgets. Depending on what you need, you can cater your event for as little as $10 per person if you stick to the basics like salads, sandwiches and share platters.

If you have a specific budget to meet and aren't sure what you can get for that, please get in touch with our team on 1300 851 900 and they can walk you through everything.

Are there minimum order amounts in Melbourne?

Yes. Most Melbourne caterers do require a minimum amount, but it does start quite low at about $50 for a good handful of suppliers. That's about what you'd spend to cater for five people, so the changes of you covering the minimum costs are high.

Do you need to pay for delivery of corporate catering in Melbourne?

Sometimes; it depends on which caterer you order from. That said, there are more than 50 partners in our marketplace that don't charge anything for delivery of corporate catering in Melbourne. And that includes food options like Italian, Middle Eastern, salads, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese and plenty of traditional catering options.

Do you do coffee catering in Melbourne?

Of course! And we know Melbournians expect nothing but high-quality brews, too.

Check out our partners like Tempus Espresso Labs or Coffees Are Us. Both of them will brings portable coffee carts or vans, along with an experienced barista, right to your space.

My office is outside of the CBD, can I still get catering delivered?

Of course! We don't ask for your address to be nosy... Entering your address into our marketplace search will help you by only showing you the caterers that deliver to your location.

If nothing is showing up, get in touch with us. We may be able to make a special arrangement for you.

What are the benefits of using EatFirst in Melbourne?

With EatFirst, it has never been easier to organise your corporate catering needs

Best Local Suppliers

Access to the highest food quality, variety and presentation from local suppliers

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Find the best solution fast, including last minute and low minimum catering orders

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Start to finish order management for fast, reliable delivery

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Using our passion for food, we'll work with you to meet your exact catering needs

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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 😊

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How EatFirst makes corporate catering simple

With over two decades in the catering biz, our service is unmatched.

Customer Care

Always just a phone call away to help you with last-minute fixes, incidents or catering advice.

Account Managers

Located all over Australia, we're your local, dedicated corporate catering experts.

Supplier Relationship Managers

Working with our network of local cafes, restaurants & caterers to deliver the best quality.

Tech Support

Your local team for assistance navigating and troubleshooting the EatFirst platform.

We bring the widest range of suppliers to you

From locals to crowd-favourites, we have the best variety in-market.
Local small business

Promoting the best fresh & locally produced options.

Charity and social enterprises

Supporting through promotion, charitable & food contributions

Indigenous suppliers

Showcasing fantastic suppliers preserving history through food

We are committed to sustainability

Helping you make a better choice on sustainable catering
Recyclable kitchen utensils

Opt for trays, cutlery and napkins that are recyclable, compostable, & sustainable.

Locally sourced ingredients

Local and vetted Australian businesses, providing fresh, high-quality food.

Supplier sustainability ratings

We rate our suppliers on important criteria, and showcase this to you.

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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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Our corporate catering experts will work with you to craft the perfect experience, based on your individual requirements across budget, food type and dietaries.

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