So you’re standing there in the kitchen, swearing as perspiration trickles down your face, mixing bowls and ingredients scattered, all in a mess. It’s too late to cancel whatever event you’ve been planning for months, you think in despondency.
Fret not – here are some catering options that will save you the time and trouble, so you can have a relaxing holiday instead.
1. Orange Clove
Orange Clove is one of the more popular catering companies for corporate events, but they also do weddings, cocktail receptions (with or without butlers) and breakfast packages as well.
Prices range from $14+ per person for the standard Buffet Package, to $21.99+ per person for the basic Wedding Package. Orange Clove also does Executive Bento Set Meals, Seminar Packages and Sit Down Menus.
Best for: Corporate events and weddings.
(Source: Orange Clove)
Neo Garden Catering is great for big home parties because it offers a wide variety of packages, ranging from local dishes to high tea platters. Since its packages cater to different budgets and group sizes, Neo Garden Catering is quite an economical option for larger groups.
The Regular Buffet Packages also include table set up with food warmers, table skirting and disposable cutlery, so you pretty much don’t have to lift a finger (only to sign the bill, maybe).
Prices start from $6.50+ per person for the Mini High Tea set, to $9.99+ per person for a Regular Buffet package, to $58.80+ per person for one of their premium buffet packages (think a 19 course meal, including live stations with chefs on site).
Best for: Big parties or gatherings.
(Source: Neo Garden Catering)
3. Table At 7
Table At 7 is by no means cheap, but they do have top quality food that will definitely impress your guests. Make no mistake here – this is no mass catering joint with bee hoon carelessly tossed into a plastic tray. Table At 7 is tai tai-worthy, yo.
Whether you choose the canape or buffet menu, you can be sure that you’ll get the good stuff at Table At 7. Think Duck Liver Pate on Crostini (sounds fancy already, doesn’t it), Seafood Paella and Sticky Date Pudding with Whiskey Butterscotch Sauce. Oh, and if you’re planning a Christmas party, we hear they do a mean Roast Beef too.
Best for: Impressing your guests.
(Source: Table At 7)
With its many branches all over Singapore and wide menu selection, it’s no wonder that TCC is a familiar favourite. The catering menu includes party platters (both sweet and savoury canapes included), as well as buffet and sit-down packages.
If you’re having a smaller or more intimate gathering (tea party anyone?), order some of their party platters which come in trays of 20 or 24 canapes (instead of a per pax charge). You can also opt to pick up the party platters at any of their outlets to save on the delivery fee.
Prices start from $35 per platter of canapes.
Best for: Party nibbles, and quick and easy pick-ups.
At only $9.80 per person for the basic buffet menu, House of Catering is a good option for those who are on a tight budget. While the menu is not very extensive or innovative (think simple dishes like fried rice and spaghetti), the prices are definitely not something to complain about.
Best for: Tight budgets.
(Source: House of Catering)