We started Cookes Catering with a focus on using seasonal, local and sustainable food, bringing farm to table and restaurant quality results to deserved clients and events. Evolving from catering to include event planning, styling and project management our experienced service now provides a one-stop-shop to our clients from start to finish.
We cater for all event types and our service includes providing beverage packaging and staffing for events all over Victoria. Our menus are driven by the highest quality produce and we use an innovative approach to menu design with no two menus ever the same. We are considerate in tailoring a menu to your event that offers a memorable experience to you and your guests. Our reputation is built upon good honest food and great service and we pride ourselves on being one of Melbourne best catering and event companies.
We would love to discuss your wedding with you and we want to know everything!
We start planning your wedding by understanding exactly what you want. We don’t have packages and therefore we can be flexible to your needs. When we have a venue in place our project managers will commence the design process and work with you to ensure the day is meticulously well thought through. Offering site visits and regular meetings our communication is open and transparent in its approach. With our trusted supplier and vendor contacts we can bring your ideas to life. We will help you budget plan and ensure that any logistics and scheduling is taken care of prior to the event day. We can arrange anything you desire; furniture, napery, props, flowers, graphic design, audio visual, entertainment, marquee fit outs, flooring and lighting.
Leave it to us to handle the details so you’re free to enjoy every single moment leading up to your big day.
Whether hosting your event in a venue or at your home our experienced project managers can come to you in the first instance to best work out the suitability of the space and provide you with a menu suggestion that is relative to what’s onsite. To obtain a quotation we will discuss and review your location, guest numbers, onsite facilities, event timings and any such budget goals you have in mind.
If you are looking for a venue check out our venues page featuring a selection of spaces available both in and out of Melbourne. If there is something not included here but you know you can bring us along for the ride we will happily accept your invitation ;)
If you are planning an event Contact us and let us know how we can help!
Catering requires attention to detail and the occasion should aim to impress by providing the best representation of your company’s philosophy. Our experienced corporate hospitality staff will ensure the execution will be seamless. We can cater breakfast, morning tea or lunch and you can select from plated or buffet style menus. If you are planning an evening event or end of year celebration we can supply you with a quote inclusive of a menu, beverage package, staffing and styling should you require adding a little more magic to the occasion. Please click on our client’s page to see some of the companies that we have worked with.
FASHION & RETAIL
We have had the pleasure of providing our expertise and services at distinguished behind the scene events. From shop openings and product launches, photo shoots and catered corporate functions; we understand the importance of branding and interpretation of key trends, from food to design. Having worked with some of Melbourne’s leading fashion and design industry brands we can work with you to conceptualize the event ensuring that everyone will be talking about you the next day!
STYLING & THEMING
Planning for a memorable event means careful consideration of all the details. Let us bring your ideas to life and ensure that the experience sticks with you and your guest long after the day is over.
Our event styling starts with carefully selected visuals illustrating the initial conceptual ideas. Once we have our theme in place we then consider possible floor plans, colour pallets, theming, lighting & furnishings.
This process is designed to help you visualize any creative ideas and to give you the confidence in knowing what the end result should look like.
We are also more than happy to provide and quote on a creative proposal as a sole-service excluding catering.
Communication, timing and logistical management are crucial to making sure every event is smooth and stress free. This is what we provide and this is what we pride our service on, making sure all the boxes are ticked so everything goes off without a hitch. Nothing is out of bounds and we are proud to offer a no repeat, no formula, anti-cookie-cutter event planning service - anything, anywhere, never too big, too outlandish or simple.
If given the opportunity we would love to propose an event for you, we will provide every service necessary to make your event is a memorable one.
Sophie and Nicole.