Catering companies that won’t let your taste buds down
Every year, my family and relatives come together for a gathering. It became a tradition that we started many years ago. As all of us are such foodies, we usually hire different catering companies every year for a change. Soon enough, we managed to compile a list of catering companies that met our expectations. Together with recommendations from some of my peers, here are 12 catering companies that can help ease the burden of your party-hosting journey.
Note: This introduction was written prior to COVID-19.
1. Royal Cuisine
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Royal Cuisine Group is your one-stop option for catering, tingkat delivery, and meal planning needs. For their catering services, expect international spreads starting at just $10.90+ per person, when you order for a minimum of 40 people. There are eight different menus to choose from, and each allows you to choose between dishes across nine or more different categories. Get your pick of proteins, carbs, fried food, desserts and more. All of these are prepared by award-winning World Chef God, Chef Chan.
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Depending on the menu you choose, you get to opt for items including Pumpkin Croquette, Hainanese Chap Chye, Mediterranean Grilled Chicken, Steamed Chawanmushi, and plenty others to wow your guests with. All dishes are made with no MSG, less salt, and less oil, so rest assured that the offerings are healthier as well. Their dishes are also Muslim-friendly, and can accommodate vegetarian diners!
2. Purple Sage
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Purple Sage offers catering services ranging from typical buffets to fancy cocktail buffets. A basic lunch or dinner setup costs $25+ per person for 10 dishes, with a minimum of 30 people required. Dishes you can get include laksa, beef bulgogi, and tempura prawns. It also comes with two desserts and fruit punch! Prices go up by $5 to $10 for more lavish packages.
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For something a little more fancy, check out ClubVivre. They offer a variety of cuisines, including Italian and Japanese. There’s also a category called “Western Fine Dining”, where you can order dishes such as Yuzu Wasabi Crab, Tasmanian Oyster, and more. There are seasonal menus for special occasions such as Christmas and Chinese New Year. Chefs are sent to your event to whip up the food, and they’ll clean up the kitchen afterwards! Prices start at $64 for a three-course lunch, for a minimum of 15 people, under their “Boardroom Lunch” menu.
4. Personal Chef Singapore
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Personal Chef Singapore is a catering company to hit up if you require a tweak in your dishes to suit various dietary restrictions. They have service butlers who can fully customise a menu to suit your guests’ tastes and preferences. Apart from that, they also offer European BBQ (from $60 per person) and private dining (from $80 per person) services if you are looking for something more atas.
5. Neo Garden
Neo Garden is one of the more high-profiles ones on this list. Upon selecting their regular buffet menu (from $9.99+ per person), you can opt to have a live station where your guests get the chance to either prepare their own food, or have it done by a skilled chef on the spot. If you are the type of person who prefers to make your own roll of popiah, Neo Garden has a DIY service too! They offer options such as Popiah set ($88 for 15 to 20 people), Laksa set ($5.80 per person, with a minimum of 20 people), and more.
6. Sakura Forte
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Sakura Forte is a halal-certified catering company well-known for their Japanese buffet (from $22.80+ per person), which comes with a spread of sushi and mains such as udon and teriyaki salmon. They cater for corporate events (from $30+ per person) as well, with a variety of cuisines including Japanese and Western for you to choose from.
7. Orange Clove
Orange Clove is one of the few catering companies in Singapore that offer vegetarian menus. Their “Vegetarian Package” (from $13.80+ per person) includes dishes such as Vegetarian Spring Roll and Vegetarian Bee Hoon. For those who are hosting important guests, Orange Clove also has a “Sit-Down Menu” (from $55+ per person) that serves four-course meals to leave them feeling satisfied.
8. Stamford Catering Services
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Stamford Catering is a halal-certified catering company under the Select Group. They provide catering services for corporate functions, wedding banquets, home parties, and more. Their buffet is relatively affordable with prices starting at $10+ for an eight-course buffet. They were picked to cater for events such as the Youth Olympic Games.
9. Manna Pot Catering
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Manna Pot Catering is one of the more affordable catering companies in Singapore. Their value-for-money buffet packages, which come with a minimum of nine dishes, are all priced at less than $15 per person. This is a catering company to consider if you want to save yourself from burning a huge hole in your wallet.
Address: 3015 Bedok North Street 5, #06-16/17, Shimei East Kitchen, Singapore 486350
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 7pm
Tel: 6853 1568
10. Chilli Padi
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Chilli Padi specialises in Peranakan cuisine. Their Peranakan Fiesta Buffet is priced at $21+ per person, for a minimum of 25 people. It comes with 13 dishes including seafood curry fried rice, mee siam, kueh pie tee, and a grilled seabass with house-made sambal. They also have a restaurant tucked away at Joo Chiat.
You can now cater grub from halal-certified restaurant Halia, thanks to their new Communal Feast. Priced at $280+ for groups of five and $535+ for a party of 10, this special menu features 14 scrumptious dishes including Halia’s Signature Lemongrass and Ginger Prawn Salad. The restaurant’s famous Chilli Crab Spaghettini takes a twist in this feast and has been refreshed into a Chilli Crab Gratin featuring pignolina pasta. If the dishes on the Communal Feast don’t entice you, they also offer a la carte dishes for you to mix and match your own catering buffet line-up!
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Garden, 259569
Tel: 8444 1148
12. How’s Catering
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How’s Catering shows you how themed parties should be done. They cater for events such as weddings (from $13.80+ per person), kids’ birthday parties (from $20+ per person), and more. They also have “healthier choice” menus where healthier oil is used and only one deep-fried item is served. Get ready to whip your phones out for Insta-worthy shots as they’re known to present their food according to the theme of the occasion!
Catering companies to help you plan your next party
If a potluck or BBQ is too much of a hassle, these catering companies are just eight digits and a phone call away! Feel free to comment with your favourite catering company if we missed it out.
For more party food ideas in Singapore, check out our review on Sunday Roast, a BBQ catering company providing premium meats and a personal chef.
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This post was originally published on 23 May 2018.