Book these top-notch caterers and personal chefs-for-hire when you're throwing a birthday celebration, baby bash, wedding reception, christmas party, and corporate seminar event
Holding a big get-together but don’t have time to cook? That’s when caterers are a godsend (cue the Hallelujah chorus when they arrive at your doorstep). Problem is, there are hundreds to choose from in Singapore, and not all are made equal. Well, wipe that sweat off your brow now, busy bee! We’ve sussed out the city’s best catering services and private chefs that’ll cater to every whim and fancy.
Online catering platform CaterSpot.sg brings top catering options for your next office party or gathering. From Cedele and Swissbake to Copper Chimney and House of Dim Sum, find hundreds of options for food your office will actually love from party platters, mini catering, and finger food to cocktails stations with CaterSpot.
Get ready for a gourmet dining experience with Clubvivre. By partnering with the best chefs to provide fully customised menus and services, this is one company that can do it all. Their chefs are also equally adept in different kinds of cuisines, be it Indian, Lebanese, Australian, or fusion. You don’t have to worry about breaking the bank either; they’ll work with your budget to meet all your needs.
Violet Oon’s Kitchen
Trust the queen of Peranakan cuisine (also known as Singapore’s food ambassador!) to put out the best Nyonya creations for your guests. Her “live” station themes include classics like kuih pie tee and laksa, alongside other non-Peranakan choices like tacos and pasta.
Violet Oon’s Kitchen, 881 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 279893, p.8533 1122.
If expense is no object and it’s an absolutely lavish feast you want for a party or corporate event, Sakura Forte’s ‘Grandeur’ menu is one that’ll please. The buffet offers gourmet selections like seafood on ice, sushi, Hokkaido scallop in garlic sauce, and even a carving station with roast sirloin beef. For an additional charge, you can add on a charcoal grill, teppanyaki, or tempura station to your buffet.
Sakura Forte, 9299 0880, e. email@example.com.
My Private Chef
Being specialists in events like cocktail parties and dinners, My Private Chef focuses not only on a customised menu, but also on the finer details that go along with it. You’ll be able to spend time with your guests and enjoy a wonderful evening without lifting a finger! With a stable of 14 chefs, each proficient in a different cuisine, like French, Peranakan, Italian, and Chinese, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.
This is your go-to caterer if you’re after chi-chi canapés. Whether you have a buffet-style party in mind, or a corporate event to organise, trust Fine Palate to put out the premium stuff (think cous cous salad, smoked salmon, and chocolate lava cake).
Fine Palate, 51 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187969, p. 6463 1671.
Tung Lok Catering
Our pick for traditional Chinese delights, Tung Lok Catering has everything you can think of, from oatmeal prawns and braised homemade beancurd to sweet and sour pork. If you like (and we highly recommend it), choose the “live” station add-on – particularly the Peking duck with crepe option
Tung Lok Catering, #02-01, 26 Tai Seng Street, Singapore 534057, p. 6337 2055.
Personal Chef Singapore
Treat yourself to international cuisine or classic and modern French dishes at Personal Chef Singapore. They do private functions, birthday parties, romantic dinners, casual BBQs – heck, they’ll do it all! But to ensure quality food and an exquisite dining experience, keep your headcount below 20.
It’s time to bring the bevy of diverse and complex Asian flavours from Chef Samia Ahad’s kitchen at CHIJMES back to your humble adobe. From fresh rich noodle salad to soft shell crab with salted egg yolk sauce, the dishes from this award-winning restaurant will impress your guests in no time.
Coriander Leaf,#02-01 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street Singapore 187996, p. 6837 0142.
In addition to their broad selection of buffet packages, Orange Clove offers a lighter ‘cocktail butler’ reception with impeccably plated canapés and the addition of a butler service. If it’s a sit-down affair you prefer, Orange Clove does a luxe sit-down, four-course menu that’ll be a treat for your most esteemed guests.
Orange Clove, p. 6515 0991, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shiok! Kitchen Catering
This Halal-catered service has come a long way in the last 12 years, starting out specialising in Thai cuisine but has since expanded to dish out Western fare and a number of other Asian favourites. Their value buffet menus even go as low as $8 per head (minimum 80 pax)!
Shiok! Kitchen Catering, #05-03, 211 Henderson Road, Singapore 159552, p. 6411 4994.
Get your kebab and mezzeh (these range from cold hummus platters to hot falafel platters) sorted with Middle Eastern restaurant, Kazbar. Their party platters range from $55 to $150, while their lunch boxes (for smaller gatherings) cost $20.50.
Kazbar, #01-03 Capital Square 3, 25 Church Street, Singapore 049482, p. 6438 2975.
You get a bit of everything with Purple Sage’s colour-themed buffets menus – for instance, their Lavender Menu dishes out meat platters, Japanese chicken katsu, 72-hour Angus beef cheek, Chinese dishes, Italian pasta and more. Purple Sage even assist in creative set-ups and food presentation, great if you’re hoping to play up the “eye candy” aspect a little more!
Purple Sage, 157 Pandan Loop Singapore 128355, p. 6396 6990.
Neo Garden Catering
Have guests with more traditional, less-adventurous appetites? Local dishes are Neo Garden’s specialty. Mee goreng, fried bee hoon, you tiao – these are all available on the different buffet menus. Don’t forget their signature ‘curry bomb’ (a fluffy bun packed with their special curry chicken), so don’t leave that out.
Neo Garden Catering, 1 Enterprise Road, Singapore 629813, p. 6896 7757.
Deli Hub Catering
Did Neo Garden make you hungry? Muslim friends can also enjoy similar offerings with its Halal-certified sister branch, Deli Hub. Also serving mouthwatering, authentic local cuisine, their live stations will feed your famished guests with faves like a piping-hot bowl of laksa.
Fancy an Italian spread? Garibaldi gets the job done. They do catering for sit-down dinners and lunches, but we can’t help but salivate over their canapes selection, which includes stuff like sicilian tuna tartare with grey mullet roe tartelette, salmon carpaccio with orange, zucchini and smoked caviar, and pizza with tomato mushrooms and turkey ham.
Garibaldi, #01-02, 36 Purvis Street, Singapore 188613, p. 6837 1468.
Psst…tipplers, these list of alcohol delivery services might come in handy too. You’re welcome.