From meaty spreads to spectacular platters to high tea, the best catering gods in Singapore are here to help you host a top-notch event.
Ramp it up at your next soiree and let the experts handle the cooking. All you have to do is find the perfect party spot, throw on your most fabulous cocktail dress, and stick to our party planning tips. Just so you don’t break into a sweat, we’ve sussed out Singapore’s best catering services and private chefs that’ll cater to every whim.
Best catering food services in Singapore
1. The Halia (halal certified)
This Botanic Gardens spot is one gorgeous place to brunch – yes, a tropical garden setting makes us swoon. The modern-European-meets-Asian menu is simply amazing. Choose from communal feast menus or order a la carte if you want to take your pick from The Halia’s signature dishes. So yes, if you’re in love with the lemongrass and ginger prawn salad at the restaurant, you can dish it out at your next party.
The Halia, available online
2. Chilli Api
Looking for a great Peranakan catering service in Singapore? Chilli Api has you covered with feasts that your guests will love. For the festive season, expect traditional roast turkey with chestnut stuffing and tree-rific kueh salat ice cream for dessert. Oh, and check out the lip-smacking party sets available in six or eight courses with authentic Peranakan delights. You can even customise your own feasts – the possibilities are endless!
Chilli Api, #06-27, Shimei East Kitchen, Block 3015 Bedok North Street 5, Singapore 486350; available online
3. Kiss my Pans
Jeanne Chai founded Kiss My Pans to fuel her love for cooking and hosting. With a creative eye and a discerning palate for good food, there’s no stopping her beautiful cheese platters and grazing tables. Get an endless spread of delicious cheese, charcuterie, fresh fruit, wholesome dips, gourmet crackers, spiced nuts and sweets – your guests will be camping around the dinner table all day. Hey, that’s the idea anyway! Kiss My Pans also hosts home dining experiences, with Peruvian, Mediterranean, Thai and Indonesian cuisines all within a meal.
Kiss my Pans, available online
4. Lush Platters
If you’re all about the aesthetics, these folks can turn any occasion into a gastronomic adventure with luxury platters, styled boxes and lavish grazing tables. Founder Wynona Leach has a history in planning and styling perfect parties – she seriously knows her stuff. You won’t find any average cheeseboards here! Instead, Lush Platters sources premium fresh produce, artisanal cheese, charcuterie and other tidbits you can graze on. We’re in love!
Lush Platters, available online or for collection at 9 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427748
5. Violet Oon’s Kitchen
Trust the queen of Peranakan cuisine to put out the best Nyonya creations for your guests. We’re big fans of her food! Her “live” station themes include classics like kueh pie tee and laksa, alongside other non-Peranakan choices like pasta.
Violet Oon’s Kitchen, make an enquiry online
6. Summer Hill
This little French bistro in Clementi is a charmer and definitely one to check out if you were a fan of Cocotte (you’ll recognise chefs Anthony Yeoh and Christopher Soh in their new digs). They do the heavy work of putting together the meals and packing them up. All you have to do is collect the goodies and add finishing touches at home to impress the guests.
Summer Hill, #01-62, Block 106 Clementi Street 12, Singapore 120106
6. Lynnette’s Kitchen
While not a restaurant, this is one Peranakan private dining experience you should scribble onto your must-eat list. It’s cooked up by Cultural Medallion winner and long-time leader of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lynnette Seah. Keen diners can either adjourn to her abode or invite her to prepare a private feast. We’re talking dishes like buah keluak rice, bakwan kepiting soup and sayur lodeh.
Lynnette’s Kitchen, available by special request only, register your interest online
8. Jai Siam (halal certified)
Wanna spice up the party? Serving up authentic Thai food since 1999, this halal caterer offers affordable meal deals for any sort of party. We particularly like that we can pick from five sauces for the fried fish fillet, and the type of tom yum we want to be served. This is one team that knows how to keep everyone happy!
Jai Siam, make an enquiry online
Get ready for a gourmet dining experience with Clubvivre. By partnering with the best chefs to provide fully customised menus and services, this company does it all. The chefs know their way around different kinds of cuisines, from Indian and Lebanese to modern Australian and fusion. You don’t have to worry about breaking the bank either, ‘cos they’ll work with your budget to meet all your needs.
Clubvivre, make an enquiry online
The online platform brings top catering options for your next office party or gathering. From Cedele and Swissbake to Copper Chimney and House of Dim Sum, you’ll find hundreds of options for food your colleagues and friends will actually love. Check out the party platters, mini catering items, finger food and cocktails stations.
CaterSpot, order online
11. Sakura Forte
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 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, order online
12. Orange Clove
Now, this we like the sound of this. Orange Clove offers a lighter ‘cocktail butler’ reception with impeccably plated canapes and the addition of a butler service. Check out its festive favourites like the seasonal six-course feast with items including a fine selection of cheese, cinnamon roasted turkey breast with hazelnut chocolate sauce and more. The Lumiere Adore box is a fancier option for a Italian spread. If it’s a sit-down affair you prefer, Orange Clove does a luxe four-course menu that’ll be a treat for your most esteemed guests.
Orange Clove, make an enquiry or get a quote online
13. Personal Chef Singapore
Treat yourself to international cuisine or classic and modern French dishes with Personal Chef Singapore. These folks do private functions, birthday parties, romantic dinners, casual BBQs… heck, they cover it all! But to ensure quality food and an exquisite dining experience, keep your headcount below 20.
Personal Chef Singapore, make an enquiry online
14. Coriander Leaf
Bring the complex Asian flavours from chef Samia Ahad’s kitchen at Chijmes back to your home. From canapes to soft shell crab with salted egg yolk sauce, the dishes from this award-winning restaurant will surely impress.
Coriander Leaf, #02-01, Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996 or make an enquiry online
15. Tung Lok Events Catering
Our pick for traditional Chinese delights, Tung Lok has everything you can think of. Dishes range from oatmeal prawns and braised homemade beancurd to sweet and sour pork. We highly recommend the “live” station add-on – particularly the Peking duck with crepe option. The cater to vegetarians too, so don’t worry about your veg guests!
Tung Lok Events Catering, #02-01, 26 Tai Seng Street, Singapore 534057 or make an enquiry online
16. Shiok! Kitchen Catering (halal certified)
This halal service has come a long way in the last 12 years, starting out specialising in Thai cuisine and expanding to dish out Western fare plus a number of other Asian favourites. The value buffet menus and bento sets even go as low as $6 per head!
Shiok! Kitchen Catering, #05-03, 211 Henderson Road, Singapore 159552 or make an enquiry online
Get your kebab and mezzeh cravings sorted with Middle Eastern restaurant Kazbar. Yup, we’re lookin’ at you, hummus and falafel platters. Party and lunch boxes (for smaller gatherings) are available, too. Got a crowd of 50 or more? Go all out with the shawarma live station!
Kazbar, #01-03, Capital Square 3, 25 Church Street, Singapore 049482 or order online
18. Purple Sage
You get a bit of everything with Purple Sage’s Chinese and Western buffet menus. The team also assists in creative set-ups and food presentations, which is great if you’re hoping to play up the “eye candy” aspect a little more!
Purple Sage, 157 Pandan Loop, Singapore 128355 or order online
19. Neo Garden Catering
Love traditional local dishes? This caterer’s got the goods. Mee goreng, fried bee hoon, you tiao – these are all available on the various buffet menus. Don’t forget the signature ‘curry bomb’, a fluffy bun packed with curry chicken!
Neo Garden Catering, 1 Enterprise Road, Singapore 629813 or order online
20. Deli Hub Catering (halal certified)
Did Neo Garden make you hungry? Muslim friends can also enjoy similar offerings with its halal-certified sister branch, Deli Hub. Also serving authentic local cuisine, the live stations will feed your famished guests with faves like a piping-hot bowl of laksa.
Deli Hub Catering, order online
Fancy an Italian spread? Garibaldi restaurant gets the job done. The resto offers catering for sit-down dinners and lunches. We can’t help but salivate over the canapes, which include fried saffron rice croquette, dory fillet in Mediterranean sauce, and pizza with tomato mushrooms and turkey ham.
Garibaldi, #01-02, 36 Purvis Street, Singapore 188613 or make an enquiry online
The next time you need an extra hand with party planning, hit up this list of catering services in Singapore!