Small Event Catering

The Wingala Chef’s high quality, highly personalised approach to small event catering makes us the perfect partner for your small, intimate occasion, with home catering an ever more popular option for food lovers who want a top restaurant quality food experience, without the hassle. Our bespoke, in-home catering solutions, as with all our offerings, centre on your tastes and preferences, with a menu and occasion built upwards from that vital starting point.


Your event, your choices, our expertise

Our initial conversations set out to discover what you want out of your home catering or private catering event.

You may have a fully formed idea of what type of menu you want, or perhaps you’re looking for guidance and inspiration. Either way, we are happy and excited to work with you to find the perfect culinary solution.

Using the best in-season ingredients and with the flexibility to make the most of them, we ensure you can enjoy a unique experience as well as a stress-free one.

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Home comforts married with fine dining

Entertaining at home is one of life’s genuine pleasures. With The Wingala Chef there to take care of everything from menu planning, service and end of event clean up, even more so.

A formal, multi-course meal for friends or family at home needs to take account of tastes and preferences of the whole group, including any specific dietary requirements.

Our personal service allows us to do that down to the smallest level of detail. We genuinely love to find your culinary passions and work to deliver on them. And our flexibility and responsiveness mean whatever the request, we will be well placed to meet it.

Like when a customer asked us to devise a wine matched lunch for a Brokenwood vintage launch forced into a small home event due to COVID. Given the wines, we then worked out a seven course menu to complement them. Whatever your tastes, just ask and we can make it happen.

“Without doubt the best catering we have had for a wine lunch. Lauren’s creativity in matching the selected wines with amazing dishes was incredible. The presentation of menus and each course was first class.” – Doug.

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Corporate functions and other small events

At The Wingala Chef, we believe that every event we cater for deserves the same level of care and attention regardless of the size.

Likewise, a grazing table for an office or corporate function needs to hit the right notes both in presentation and substance.

Our bespoke service is what stands out when working with us, and we can deliver the highest quality at any venue or occasion.

“Lauren created an amazing lunch for my 20 loud and boisterous guests. The service was delightful and the food was incredible!” – Sal

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Pack up

We will leave your home or other venue exactly as we found it; you would hardly know we’d even been there.

The last thing you want to do at the end of the party or event is spend time tidying and cleaning up. There are better things to do, more stories to tell and jokes to share.

We’re there to pack everything away, clean up and leave the place spotless. It is our commitment to this precise level of service, and professionalism is a core value we live every day.

If you have an upcoming small event and you’re looking for a bespoke catering solution, end your search with us. Contact us today to start the conversation.

Our Catering Services

We provide a complete, comprehensive event catering package designed around your individual requirements, from intimate picnic boxes to special events for 100 or more guests.

Large Events

Take the stress out of large event catering for big family celebrations or corporate functions and enjoy the freedom to spend more time with your guests.

Intimate Functions

Our tailored, handmade approach makes small event catering for intimate celebrations feel indulgent, with attention to detail married with flexibility and value.

Picnic & Grazing Boxes

Enjoy the luxury of great food while on the move or at your favourite outdoor spot, with every hamper or grazing box designed and built just for you.

Our wedding food was colourful, bright and absolutely delicious! Everything we imagined and more.” – Kate Bullock

Looking for a stress-free event?

Contact us to book your end-to-end catering services, for a seamless party experience.