Enjoy your Party! Let us take care of everything

How often have you hosted a party only to be run off your feet all night and not had any time to actually party?

Let us do the hard work for you; we cook, serve then clean up after ourselves!

We are a mobile fingerfood catering service offering a delicious range of gourmet finger foods for any occasion and budget. Fully staffed so you can enjoy your event; leave the cooking, food service & cleaning to us!

 

We are a family owned and run business based in Sunbury, Melbourne. We service the Northern and Western suburbs of Melbourne, as well as country areas within 40km of Sunbury. We can travel further for a small fee We can work out of any venue that has a kitchen including private homes, community halls. sporting clubs & function venues.

 

We work out of your kitchen for 3-4 hours (inclusive of setup and cleaning time). Food service itself can run anywhere from 1.5-3 hours, each party is a little different. If you have specific timing constraints, please let us know. We will bring everything we need on the night, all we need is access to an oven, sink, bench space and 2x powerpoints. One staff member stays in the kitchen and continually cooks, while the other/s serve your guests cocktail party style. We keep the food flowing and always start serving at different points so that the people nearest the kitchen are not necessarily the only ones to get the food!

 

Our aim is for people to leave saying both the food quality and quantity was impressive and the service exceptional. And most of all, how much they enjoyed being able to socialise at their own party instead of being stuck in the kitchen! We get so much positive feedback about our food and service, be sure to check out our feedback and testimonials page, or reviews on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Bella-Gourmet-Catering-Group-179060328862781/reviews/

 

Time permitting, we can cut and serve your cake and/or desserts. At the end of the evening, we do all of the clean up and leave your kitchen looking like we were never there!

 

All thats left for you to do is enjoy your function!!! 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where are you located?

We are a mobile service based in Sunbury, Melbourne. We travel within a 40km radius of Sunbury including all Northern and Western suburbs of Melbourne and North West country areas. If you are located outside these areas please contact us regarding your catering needs.

 

What facilities/ equipment do you require?

We can work out of any kitchen that has an oven, sink and power. On occasion we have worked with just a pie warmer instead of oven. We will bring all other cooking equipment, utensils and serving platters with us in our portable catering kits.

 

What do I need to provide?

Absolutely nothing! The beauty of finger food catering is there is no need for plates or cutlery. We will provide serving platters, serviettes (white), and dipping sauces. If you have a specific colour theme and would like a certain coloured serviette you are welcome to provide these. Also some people like to provide small plates and spoons/forks for their cake however this is a personal choice and is entirely up to you.

 

How much food should I order?

Our base menus all include 10-11 pieces per guest, the amount we have found to be perfect for an afternoon or evening cocktail party. You then have the option to add on to these menus if you think guests will come with large appetites, wish to cater a substantial meal, or for special occasions such as weddings. We have sliders, individual fish & chip boats, potato wedges, cold canapes and dessert canapes all available as add ons. If you happen to have any food leftover we will leave it in disposable foil trays (often appreciated later on in the night!).

 

How much do you charge per head? 

The cost will depend on your menu choice and guest numbers. The more guests you cater for the cheaper the per head price becomes. Check out our menu page for our range of menu options including optional add ons. We are very price competitive yet do not compromise on food quality or service. 

Our prices are subject to change at any time. Written quotes are valid for 30 days from the date of email. Once you book in with a deposit your price is locked in. Unfortunately quotes older than 30 days are invalid unless you have followed through with a booking and current rates will apply.

 

Can I make changes to my order if my guest count changes?

Initial bookings are usually made well in advance and guest numbers are often approximated. If your guest numbers change you may make changes to your menu up until 2 weeks prior to your event.

 

What sized events can you cater for?

We cater for events of 30 - 200 guests. If you are expecting more than 200 guests please contact us so we can discuss your catering needs. We do not offer an option for less than 30 guests, sorry!

 

How many staff will I receive?

Staff are allocated as to the number of guests and menu ordered. One staff member stays in the kitchen continually cooking while serving staff work on a ratio of serving 50-80 guests each.

Generally, the following staffing allocations apply:

30 to 40 guests: 1x staff (cook only, with the option to add a waiter)

50 to 90 guests: 2x staff (a cook and a waiter).

100 to 150 guests: 3x staff (2x waiters)

150 to 200 guests: 4x staff (3x waiters)

 

What time frame do you operate within?

Staff will be at your venue for 3-4 hours (until food service is complete and the kitchen is clean). You tell us what time you would like the first food served and we will arrive at your location 30 minutes prior to that time to set up and start preparing your food. Every event is different, depending on the number of guests you have, how hungry they are, whether extra food has been ordered. Due to these factors, food service can run anywhere between 1.5-3 hours. If you have a specific schedule to follow please let us know and we can plan the food service accordingly. Following the conclusion of food service hosts often conduct speeches while staff begin to clean up. Following speeches we will serve desserts and/or cut and serve your celebration cake if you have one (provided there is time remaining within the 4 hour maximum staff shift). We will then leave your kitchen looking like we were never there!

 

I'm a little hesitant having outside caterers come into my home, do you have the relevant registrations?

Rest assured, we are Health Department registered, and all staff are trained in food handling by our food safety superviser.

We take the utmost care in your kitchen and are also covered by Public Liability Insurance.

 

What happens in the event of a cancellation?

A significant amount of preparation and cost goes into each of our bookings. You are also booking our services for a particular date at the exclusion of other potential bookings. As such in the case of a cancellation we have implemented the following policy:

For bookings cancelled within 2x weeks of the event we retain your 50% deposit payment.

If more than 2x weeks notice is given, the 50% deposit can be credited towards another event within 6 months of the original event date. Alternatively you may wish to be issued a refund, minus a cancellation fee (20% of the deposit paid).

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

 

Any other questions? Simly send us an email bellagourmetcatering@gmail.com we will be happy to help!