Looking to host a fabulous bash in the upcoming holiday season? Time to get planning! You’ve got our list of the Top Party Planners here, but the thing that’s just as important, if not more, is the food! So whether you’re looking for canapés and nibbles or full on four-course meals, you’ve got to have something to keep your guests full and happy. There are so many food options in Hong Kong but it can be hard to narrow it down to something that fits your occasion, which is why we’ve chosen our top caterers! Have a look and see which one will best suit your party hunger pang needs…
Ali Oli Bakery & Café
Want some good bread and pastries at your party? Ali Oli Bakery’s delicious goodies can now be delivered right to your door! With their catering service, Ali Oli provides delicious bites for business meetings to private parties with custom-made menus. With international cuisine and tasty snacks on offer, Ali Oli has it covered for a cute and casual get together. You can decide if you want the food to be cooked on site or in their kitchen and brought to you at the event venue ready to serve. We definitely would recommend these guys for all baked goods – they’re homemade, fresh and positively scrumptious! Read our recent review here.
Ali Oli Bakery & Café, G/F, 11 Sha Tsui Path, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 2792 2655, www.alioli.com.hk
If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated, you should definitely consider Culinart. They provide bespoke catering for corporate and private events with their focus on cocktail parties, teambuilding and fine dining dinners. Their multi-course tasting meals are delish and change every month, and their cocktail parties are a treat for the eyes and mouth. They also have connections with different venues and have event planners to assist you through every detail for your party to be a success… talk about killing two birds with one stone! Minimum order of canapés is 360 pieces and their course meals are around $1,000.
Culinart, 22B Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2580 0919, www.culinart.com.hk
At Dennis Delicious, the chefs not only consider the taste, but also the nutritional value when designing their menus. Dedicated to using market produce and the finest ingredients, they’re confident in what they do. With different packages like the Christmas Menu, the BBQ Buffet, or the NYE Junk Package, you’ve got a lot of options. They will also hire the right decorations, chairs, and cutlery for you too which is super convenient… P.S. You can even rent a junk directly from them so you don’t go through the hassle of having to hire so many companies for your party!
Dennis Delicious, M/F, 222-224 Queen’s Road West, Central, Hong Kong, 2559 0144, www.delicious-hk.com
When it comes to canapés, Gingers has plenty of options to choose from. Whether it is a cocktail party, a dinner party, or a buffet, you’ll be surprised how many varieties this fabulous caterer gives you (both in terms of menus and packages). And you won’t be disappointed with the quality, either. From start to finish, the talented chef will take care of everything. A dinner party menu is $720 or $580 per person with a minimum of eight persons. Delivery charges apply separately and you can also rent equipment from them. Book them now and you’ll see why they’re a Hong Kong catering favourite!
Gingers, A1 Lower Ground, Hing Wah Mansions, 2 Oaklands Path, Mid Levels, Hong Kong, 2964 9160, www.gingers.com.hk
How could we not mention the wonderful Go Gourmet? The very talented Chef Lori of Magnolia serves up a range of yummy finger food, from festive delights to Cajun dishes. Planning an early office Christmas party? Why not try their “Office Express” special, which is super fast and convenient, delivered right to your office. With a minimum order of 20 boxes, the sandwich box lunches come with gourmet sandwiches or wraps (and there’s a dozen of them to choose from), side salad, fresh fruit, and homemade brownies. Disposable cutlery is included and it’s $168 per box… pretty reasonable for what you get, if you ask us. Or, take the party to their 4,200 sq. ft. site in Sheung Wan where you can learn how to cook too! Sorted!
Go Gourmet Shop 5, G/F, 17 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2530 3880, www.go-gourmethk.com
Golden Goose Gourmet
If you’ve got highest expectations, Golden Goose Gourmet should be your go-to catering company. They will tailor your menu, ensuring you have a first-class catering experience. With sandwich trays, deli salads, beer & wine packs, and a variety of cuisines to choose from, you’re sure to find something to suit your party. James Fortier, the chef, is a foodie favourite due to his use of fresh ingredients and his spectacular gourmet dishes. He puts his passion on his plates and will serve it to you wherever you are… try shopping online here too. They have all the best food that can be hard-to-find in HK, so this is definitely one to check out if you’re looking for something specific.
Golden Goose Gourmet, 40 Wong Chuk Hang, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2372 0981, www.goldengoosegourmet.com
Hong Kong’s favourite private chef, Tom Burney, has recently launched Invisible Kitchen, a brand new catering concept. The experienced chef will deliver high quality gourmet food with fresh and nutritious ingredients to suit your occasion. With signature dishes such as Monkfish Fillet with chorizo-roasted potatoes, Lamb Cutlets with Asparagus, Moroccan spiced Quinoa, Tagine sauce and Roasted eggplant dip and a Greek Salad Wrap, you know you’re going to be getting top quality food. Average spending per person ranges from $110-$1,000, so it’s pretty reasonable considering he’s cooked for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Keanu Reeves, Chris Hemsworth, Karen Mok, Lady Gaga, and Tiger Chen! Definitely somewhere if you’re looking for high quality dishes to suit your budget.
Invisible Kitchen, 3665 1000, www.invisiblekitchen.com
In case you didn’t know, one of our favourite French chicken take-away shops, La Rotisserie, also does catering! All the chickens come from France and are grilled to perfection. These heavenly chickens are ideal for any casual gatherings or parties, in and outdoors. We know for sure that the juicy, fragrant, crispy chicken is a crowd pleaser, and don’t forget to try their side dishes and quiches too. Their catering menu is simple but delicious, consisting of chicken, side dishes, desserts, bread and drinks – everything they do best. Try it if you’re looking for a casual but tasty meal!
La Rotisserie, Locations in Shueng Wan, Sai Ying Pun, and Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3857 0818, www.larotisserie.com.hk
With the most impressive client list, Manna has a reputation for providing top-notch catering. They will work with you to consult you with the best options for various functions and make sure you get exactly want you want. Manna is most suitable for private events of all scales, and they’re used to catering for VIPs. Minimum spending is $8,000 so this is really one for special occasions.
Manna, 8228 8900, www.manna-catering.com
It goes without saying that the quality of MO catering will be exquisite. Bring the romantic dinner you had at the hotel into your home – talk about convenient. Under the leadership of Chef Uwe Opocensky, MO catering team will create amazing bespoke menus and serve it right at your dining table. You can choose between Asian or Western and you even have choices for breakfast! And best of it all, you can bring their famous afternoon tea to your party venue… you know we can’t resist a good afternoon tea!
Mandarin Oriental 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4821, www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong/hotel-venues/catering
For some Mediterranean food, head to Pomegranate Kitchen. Their flavourful cuisine will definitely get people talking. Like most others, they cater for all different kinds of events: junk trips, corporate events, family events and even picnic baskets! They open up their venue for small group bookings on Thursdays only, so you can enjoy their soulful food right out of the kitchen. Why not try out their academy where you can learn how to cook with your friends and of course, munch on some delicious food? Pomegranate are all about working closely with their customers, so you know that you’ll be really taken care of it you choose them to cater your party.
Pomegranate Kitchen Unit 4B, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2580 0663, www.pomegranate.com.hk
How could we not mention Relish Kitchen? This is truly a Hong Kong fave when it comes to catering. Their team has everything covered – not only do they make delicious food, but they also specialise in fab presentation… yes, that means pretty-looking food! They can have the canapés delivered to you or prepare them on site, and trust us, whether it’s a casual dinner or a wedding, they’ll make everything look stunning and mouthwatering. Their homemade jam, dressing, chutney, and other side dishes are also something to look into if you’re in a need of gifts for the guests.
Relish Kitchen, Shop F & H, G/F, Hoi Sing Building, Block 2,128 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 3481 1924 or 3481 1979, www.relish-kitchen.com
Shamrock may specialise in sandwiches, but they will delight your taste buds with other scrumptious Asian and Western inspired dishes too. Perfect for junks or BBQ parties, Shamrock will whip up a huge selection of comfort food that everyone will enjoy. If you’re organising a more high-end event, you can take advantage of their “Spoon Premium Catering”. The chefs for this package have experience in Asian, French and Mediterranean cuisine, and have worked in various places around the world. They will provide waiting staff, entertainment, and equipment – you just have to sit back, relax and enjoy!
Shamrock, 19/F, Leader Building, 37 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2547 8155, www.shamrock.com.hk
Delicious Conquests Catering
Delicious Conquests Catering is a small and sweet bespoke catering company that can create everything from Asian delicacies to Western treats. Not only can they customise menus, but they also cater for numerous food allergies to make sure your party is perfect. Everything is made from scratch and no shortcuts are taken, ensuring you get a delicious meal without all the chemicals. DCC also hosts a private kitchen, accommodating up to ten people a night for a very special dining experience. Tammy, the founder, also has a beautiful food blog, check it out here!