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"Very professional and personable Obviously very competent in this role. Awesome Miriam "

Catering service

$280

"Alysha is a very capable and professional photographer. She made my guests feel at ease when taking candid shots throughout the event. The turnaround time was quick; I was given the final photos (which are 100) in 2 working days. I will definitely keep Alysha in consideration for my next corporate event!"

Photographer needed for corporate event

$250

"An absolute pleasure to work with. So happy with all the images! Very responsive throughout all communication. Read and took on all instructions with ease. I look forward to working with you again Lavana! Thanks so much for capturing a magical night! "

Gala Dinner Photographer needed - 25 Oct

$500

"Thanks so very much for everything you did to make my 30th complete!! Will definitely use again and highly recommend you to everyone. You helped out not only on the night but weeks leading up to the party. "

Bartender/cocktail maker

$200

"Luke was simply exceptional! Did an outstanding job, went over and above and was a delight and joy to have at our home. Thank you Luke, you made the evening a huge success "

BBQ cooking and Cleaning

$80

"Tahnee was fantastic! She turned up on time, took charge of the prep and serving of the catering and was a very friendly and great helper. Would totally recommend her for serving events. "

Serve drinks/food at baby shower

$100

What's the average cost of a caterer

$120 - $260

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$260

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It’s shocking to know how many hours and how much energy goes into preparing a delicious meal, especially for a big group of people. Don’t worry, though! Airtasker can connect you to professional catering companies in just a few taps. There’s no need to ask for recommendations or send messages to caterers for quotations.

Finding food catering near you starts with putting up a task. What kind of catering services do you need? Is it for a wedding, a conference, or a simple gathering in your house? Make sure to include details like locations, dietary requirements, number of pax, and budget.

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Top Catering related questions

Taskers offering event catering services already have the equipment needed to prepare the meals you ordered. They may also already have a system for buying and preparing the raw ingredients for the food they need to serve. However, if your preferred menu has a specific ingredient, you can tell your Tasker to include it too!

Ideally, you would have booked a month before the event. For peak months like June for weddings and November to December for holidays, it may be best to book earlier, up to three to six months ahead. Some couples book a caterer a full year in advance if that caterer is quite popular in the area. For smaller events, give the caterer at least two to three days lead time.

Yes. When you hire mobile catering, much work is removed from your list. This includes cleaning up the cookware, the kitchen used, and even the dishes. However, the event venue or your home isn’t included in the cleanup. If you need a pre-or post-event cleaning service, you can also find a Tasker for that!

This depends on the caterer and the size of the event. Hosts of smaller gatherings prefer a buffet for the guests to freely get their food, while more formal or bigger events require wait staff to serve the plated meals. If you need a wait staff with your catering service, make sure to check the inclusions in the offer sent to you and clarify.

Airtasker offers an easy payment system with our Airtasker Pay. This secure payment feature allows you to pay for all your needs with your credit or debit card connected to your Airtasker account. Once you accept an offer, we charge the fee to your card. However, we only release the payment to your Tasker after completing the task. It’s cashless, contactless, and hassle-free!

Yes. Peak seasons may require an additional helping hand for your business. Try working with a Tasker instead of worrying about staffing and going through dozens of applications. This allows you to easily manage your costs during the busy months and lower them back when bookings start to slow down.

Taskers offering event catering services already have the equipment needed to prepare the meals you ordered. They may also already have a system for buying and preparing the raw ingredients for the food they need to serve. However, if your preferred menu has a specific ingredient, you can tell your Tasker to include it too!

Yes. When you hire mobile catering, much work is removed from your list. This includes cleaning up the cookware, the kitchen used, and even the dishes. However, the event venue or your home isn’t included in the cleanup. If you need a pre-or post-event cleaning service, you can also find a Tasker for that!

Airtasker offers an easy payment system with our Airtasker Pay. This secure payment feature allows you to pay for all your needs with your credit or debit card connected to your Airtasker account. Once you accept an offer, we charge the fee to your card. However, we only release the payment to your Tasker after completing the task. It’s cashless, contactless, and hassle-free!

Ideally, you would have booked a month before the event. For peak months like June for weddings and November to December for holidays, it may be best to book earlier, up to three to six months ahead. Some couples book a caterer a full year in advance if that caterer is quite popular in the area. For smaller events, give the caterer at least two to three days lead time.

This depends on the caterer and the size of the event. Hosts of smaller gatherings prefer a buffet for the guests to freely get their food, while more formal or bigger events require wait staff to serve the plated meals. If you need a wait staff with your catering service, make sure to check the inclusions in the offer sent to you and clarify.

Yes. Peak seasons may require an additional helping hand for your business. Try working with a Tasker instead of worrying about staffing and going through dozens of applications. This allows you to easily manage your costs during the busy months and lower them back when bookings start to slow down.

What do catering services include?

Professional chefs often say that the secret to a delicious meal is time, but we understand that not everyone has hours to spend in the kitchen. All that chopping, boiling, baking, and cleaning can eat up a big chunk of your schedule. Let Airtasker connect you with catering services near you so that you can get more done.

 

Whether you need only need cooked food delivered to your home or a full setup for an event, there’s a Tasker who can do it for you. Get free quotes from local catering near you when you put up a task on the platform. This makes transporting food and equipment easier and faster. Plus, a local Tasker would know the fresh ingredients available and the popular recipes in your location. Here are some types of catering that you may want to book via Airtasker:

Event catering

Special events, grand or intimate, always require good food. From birthday parties to weddings, turn it into a feast with the help of an experienced caterer. Airtasker also allows you to find catering packages within your budget. Make sure to indicate it right away so that Taskers also know how much you’re willing to pay and if they can accommodate that rate. This way, you can shorten the process of going through offers that do not match.

 

After you’ve found the right caterer, you can start searching for other suppliers you need for the event, like singers, bands, performers, and even magicians. You don’t even have to leave the site!

Dessert catering

Speaking of special events, another type of catering that has become more popular over time is dessert catering. This can complement your menu or serve as a stand-alone spread for smaller and shorter programs like bridal showers, kiddie parties, or after-office activities. Airtasker is a great place to find a baker who can create a banquet of sweets, pastries, and fruits for you. You can even request a chocolate fountain for a centerpiece!

Food truck catering

Food trucks have become trendier over the last few years because of the variety in taste and the convenience of hiring them for big venues. You can hire food truck catering near you for concerts, school fairs, informal corporate events, or even weddings. They create a relaxed and casual vibe where guests can choose which food tickles their taste buds. It can be a trip worldwide through different cuisines, with tacos in one truck and pizza cones in another.

These are just a few of the catering services that you can find on Airtasker. Be as detailed as you want when you put up a task and watch Taskers send you offers!

Recent Catering tasks

Cocktail bar tender

$210

Sydenham VIC, Australia

18th May 2022

We require a bar tender for a private party with cocktail experience. Cocktail experience is essential - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 28 May 2022. From 7pm til late

Clean my Weber bbq please

$50

Seven Hills NSW 2147, Australia

18th May 2022

Baby q Weber bbq in need of a clean please externally and the grill plate if needed. - Due date: Flexible Cost: Flexible

French catering 28 May Prahran 11pax

$1,000

Prahran VIC, Australia

17th May 2022

I need someone to cook preferably French food for my mums 80th 11 people including 2 kids Canapés plus entree and main (we will provide dessert) 28th May with guests arriving at. 5pm In Prahran - I have a fairly decent sized kitchen and large fridge

Kitchen staff, catering assistant needed

$100

Brisbane QLD, Australia

2nd May 2022

I am looking for kitchen super stars to help me with a private party on Saturday evening. Approximately 3 hour shift with food. Fast paced fun work.

Azi what a pleasure it was to have you working with us last night. The kitchen ran so smoothly I can’t recommend Azi enough.

Caterer for Party

$250

Woolwich NSW 2110, Australia

20th Apr 2022

Am looking for a friendly and experienced chef/caterer to heat, prep and serve food that has been pre-prepared over a 4-5 hour period at a private party in Hunters Hill. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 30 April 2022

Sam did an amazing job of making the food at our party look and taste so good. She prepared beautiful salads and lovely crusted eye fillets and timed perfectly the serving of pre-made casseroles as well as preparing nibblies and fruit platters plus cleaning up the kitchen AND even washing some cocktail glasses before she left. Sam was so calm, friendly and accommodating and was invaluable to me as the host of the evening. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a professional caterer and or food service co-ordinater. Totally a five star effort.....Thank you very much Sam!

Help washing dishes after big family dinner

$100

Hawthorn VIC, Australia

15th Apr 2022

We need someone to help during a large family dinner to wash dishes and also help cleaning up afterwards Expected time is 8pm to 11pm Gloves will be provided - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 April 2022

Thank you Michael, you were amazing last night with all of your help and nothing was too much

Dishwashing after dinner function

$100

Sydney NSW, Australia

10th Apr 2022

Need someone from 5pm - 9 pm ( might need an hour extra ) in sydney city Assistance on the day and assistance with cleanup and dishes after dinner

Awesome work and great attitude

Coffee Van Hire

$500

Ashgrove QLD, Australia

18th May 2022

Looking to hire someone with a coffee van to service coffee and hot chocolates to families and the community of our school. Required to attend between 7am and 8:30am on the 9th of June. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 9 June 2022

Cocktail Waiter / Bar Tender

$250

Newtown NSW, Australia

18th May 2022

We're looking for a cocktail waiter / bar tender for a small gathering (approx 30ppl) this Saturday night. All drinks, equipment supplied. Must be able to mix simple drinks, serve drinks, wash and clean up. Venue - House Time - 6.30-11.30pm Dress - Double Denim! Rate - $50 /hr Over 18 only - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 21 May 2022

Waitress/ waiter for a small dinner - Hunters Hill

$150

Hunters Hill NSW, Australia

6th May 2022

Small Mother’s Day dinner at our home in Hunters Hill. Looking for a waiter/waitress to help serve food, collect plates after dinner, wash up, leave kitchen very tidy so that we can all relax with mum! Would require you to be with us for about 2 hours. 5:30pm-7:30pm

Cannot recommend him enough! Book him now!

Waiter needed for long/dinner party

$200

Double Bay NSW, Australia

30th Apr 2022

I'd love someone to help me with set-up, preparation and serving for a long lunch for my partner's birthday on Saturday, 7th May from 1pm to 6/7pm. We have 14 guests and require someone experienced so that we can relax and enjoy the time with your help! The key tasks I am looking for assistance with are: - Setting the table beautifully; - Heating and putting together canapes; - Heating some of the sides for lunch and plating up on serving platters; - Keeping on top of the dishes; - Serving of food and topping up drinks. Please bid if you are a dinner party extraordinaire!! - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 May 2022

Katherine was amazing!! She arrived and quickly got stuck into the prep, set the table beautifully and even tidied the house a bit!! What an absolute gem, 18 people for a dinner party was a breeze with Katherine in control. It was so nice to relax and enjoy myself whilst Katherine looked after everyone with food and drinks and clean up. Thank you so much for helping to make it a really special birthday for Chris!

Bbq cleaning

$100

Curlewis VIC, Australia

20th Apr 2022

4 burners bbq. Outdoor service - Due date: Flexible

Thanks for the job.

Kitchen hand / catering assistant

$180

Sippy Downs QLD, Australia

12th Apr 2022

Need a few kitchen hand and catering assistant for this weekend catering job. It’s between 2-8pm. We will provide all training required such as portioning, chopping, plating, chopping and cleaning. Experience are preferred but if you don’t have one we can still consider.

Thank you you’ve been great

Catering for a party

$1,000

Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia

18th May 2022

I'm just looking for quotes at this stage. Finger food/canapes for 35-40 people from roughly 3-6pm. The event is being held in a communal dining room in an appartment complex. It has access to a microwave, oven and stove top in a galley style kitchen. Could you please let me know via your quote if you are providing/dropping off the food (for me to serve) or if you are preparing some food on site and if the quote includes you serving some of the canepes. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 23 July 2022

Waiter for catering services

$35

Adelaide SA, Australia

18th May 2022

always looking for waiter for private catering functions in Adelaide - Due date: Flexible

Help with catering at a private function

$180

Double Bay NSW, Australia

18th May 2022

Looking for someone with catering experience to heat and serve some food for a party of 60 at a private function on Friday 27 May from 5pm-9pm. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 27 May 2022

Headshot and corporate Photographs

$300

Wentworth Point NSW, Australia

3rd May 2022

Team of 4 need headshot photos for website and marketing in addition to some team photos Must be experienced and have a quick turn around Day of job: Thursday 5th at 12:00pm in Wentworth Point

Fantastic to deal with would highly recommend! Extremely accomodating and lovely nature not to mentioned very skilled

Waiter for private dinner

$125

Toorak VIC 3142, Australia

28th Apr 2022

Need someone trustworthy and responsible to help with a dinner for 13 people. Plating up and serving food, topping up drinks, clearing up plates and washing dishes/glasses.

Great work

Washing Up Person For Dinner Party - 3 hours work

$100

Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia

16th Apr 2022

Require an experience washing up person for a dinner party this evening - 3 hours work - from 7.30pm to 10.30pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 April 2022

Catherine was a huge help in the kitchen with washing up from a large dinner party. She was extremely professional and pleasant to have in the home. Would definitely use her again and recommend her services.

Bartender Mixologist to make fun cocktails

$300

Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

11th Apr 2022

Hoping for about 4 hours of cocktail making for a party of 25 people from 5-9pm at a private residence. Must have own equipment and be able to provide ingredients list etc ASAP please. Probably want someone to offer about 5 or 6 cocktails ideally

Amazing work from Rod