A colorful spread of delicious party catering food, including sandwiches, salads, fruits, and desserts, beautifully arranged on a table.
A colorful spread of delicious party catering food, including sandwiches, salads, fruits, and desserts, beautifully arranged on a table.

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Why book a party catering service through Airtasker?

It doesn’t matter what type of event you are planning. It’s often the food and beverages that excite guests the most. The best way to anyone’s heart is indeed through their stomachs, so it’s important to knock it out of the park when planning your event’s food options. You need to meet your guests’ different dietary needs and build a menu around the event theme, all while making sure the food tastes great and feeds everyone in attendance.

To make it an easier task, you can enlist the help of party caterers with years of experience in crafting exceptional menus tailored to any taste, crowd size, and preference. Whether it's for a corporate event, wedding, or baby shower catering, you can find the perfect caterers right here on Airtasker. Simply post a task, select the caterer you wish to work with and book the service!

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Top Party Catering related questions

This will depend on the Tasker’s terms and conditions. An advance deposit might be required to procure supplies and consumables for the event, such as ingredients, as well as upfront labour fees. To ensure your expectations are aligned with the service to be provided, it is best to discuss this matter with your Tasker.

While many caterers available on Airtasker are equipped to service different types of events, it may still depend on the individual if they are willing to take on a baby shower catering request. Consult the caterer before officially booking the service or specify your needs when posting your task.

No, you do not. Caterers come equipped with a complete set of equipment including plates, utensils, and everything they will need to serve the food. They are also responsible for setting up your tables and linens. You will not need to provide anything else.

Not all the time. This depends on the catering service you have chosen for your party. Plated dining service requires a staff member as they will be serving dishes for every course. However, a buffet catering service will not always require staff.

Yes, you can! While caterers can advise on ideal food options for a given event or to accommodate specific dietary restrictions, you have the freedom to select every food item on the menu. This includes drinks, which you can also customise. If you request a specific brand of liquor, your Tasker may arrange this for you, provided you give ample time for preparation and are ready to cover any extra costs for this special request.

Yes, Taskers will need an on-premises liquor licence to serve alcohol, including cocktails. This is issued by the local government where the business is registered. In addition to this, Taskers must also have a valid business permit to operate a cocktail catering business. Feel free to reach out to your Tasker if you need to discuss this in detail.

Airtasker can cater to all your party needs from food to event documentation. You can hire event planners on Airtasker for a hassle-free experience organising your event or book a local photographer to capture those special moments.

What do party catering services include?

What’s a party without food? If you’re short on time or have hundreds of guests to feed, leave it to the experts and book a party catering service instead!

With Airtasker, hiring party caterers is now easier than ever. Taskers can assist you with every aspect, from planning and crafting a menu everyone will love, customising it to match your event's theme, serving food during the event and even taking care of after-party cleanup.

Ensure a hassle-free celebration by selecting any of these catering services for your next event:

Buffet Style Catering

Buffets stand out as a popular and versatile catering option suitable for any type of event. This is because they offer several advantages: they are more economical and easier to organise, while still delighting guests with a wide selection of food choices. Buffets are particularly ideal for accommodating large crowds and sizable events like weddings and company events, as they allow hosts to cater to various dietary preferences. This type of catering also encourages guests to serve themselves, so there’s no additional expense for servers and waitstaff.

Cocktail Catering

If you’re hosting a party centred on mingling and socialization, such as corporate networking events, cocktail party catering is your best bet. This dining style features small plates, handhelds, outdoor herbs, and other appetiser-style food options, complemented by a bar and beverage service. Guests can savour these delightful offerings while standing at high-top cocktail tables or opt for bar stools or traditional dining room table seating.

Perfect for smaller venues, intimate gatherings, and pre-events preceding larger occasions like conferences, cocktail party catering is often more cost-effective than other dining choices.

Food Stations

Setting up food stations is an interesting choice for party catering. They're reminiscent of buffets given the diverse variety of food and beverage options, but with a unique twist. For food stations, each table features a different type of food or drink. In Australia, some exciting trends include stations for tapas, taco bars and even a doughnut wall and a food art station.

Food stations can be accommodated in any venue size, small or large. The dining options can also be easily tailored to theme-specific events, making them an excellent choice for Halloween parties or baby shower catering.

Plated Dining Service

If you want to take it up a notch, consider plated dining services. This is another popular catering style often reserved for more formal events such as fundraisers and galas. Typically a fancier choice, this option also comes with a higher price tag.

Choosing plated dining requires thorough planning not only of the food options, but also the other various elements that make up the dining experience, including tableware, tables and chairs, linens, and waitstaff. With plated dining, meals are served by waitstaff to all guests at the same time. Guests can also select their dinner options from a predetermined menu provided when they RSVP to your event.

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