Good food has the power to enrich any occasion, be it a private or a public one, and it's a crucial factor which determines whether an individual is satisfied or not. It is what helps you create a memorable experience. So why not entrust the professionals to prepare, design and serve mouthwatering food to your guests? Explore the wide range of caterers listed on Yellow and book your preferred caterer for the upcoming party, wedding or conference. Your event will be remembered as a great culinary experience and your guests will want to experience it over and over again.
A number of catering companies on Yellow are in a position to provide outside catering for any occasion which may arise. From casual parties to formal dinners, seated and standing receptions, kids parties and adult get-togethers, private and public functions, you can have your event catered for by professionals.
Private party catering
Are you organising a party to celebrate and commemorate a special occasion? Be it a baptism, Holy Communion or Confirmation party, a hen night or bachelor party, baby shower, graduation, engagement or birthday party, catering companies can provide a large selection of food types and services to choose from.
Hosting a party is very time-consuming and stressful, so why not leave the catering aspect to the food specialists? Apart from just ordering party food, you may also choose to book a number of waiters to take care of the preparation, heating and serving of the food. Hence, you can dedicate your time to your guests, rather than having to get up every few minutes to heat and serve food.
Organising an intimate dinner at home or on a private yacht for family and friends? Need a private catering service for Christmas Day, Easter or Mother's Day? Consider booking a personal chef for a private fine dining experience at home, rather than going out to the usual fancy restaurant.
BBQ season coming up? Some companies offer BBQ catering which means that they provide their own equipment and cook delicious BBQ food for you while you enjoy a relaxing evening at the beach. Say goodbye to burnt sausages and burgers and take your BBQs to the next level.
Corporate & events catering
Along with private parties, catering services can be booked for corporate events, such as conferences, business lunches, staff parties, product launches and seminars.
Exclusive functions like presidential gala dinners, grand openings, political events, fundraisers and exhibitions also require a reliable caterer if you're shooting for an impactful experience.
Has the question been popped? Choosing your wedding caterer is one of the first things which needs to be ticked off from the planning list as soon as you determine the estimated number of guests you'll be inviting. Some caterers only work for small weddings, while others have the resources to cater for larger scale weddings with hundreds of guests. Having a seated or a standing wedding is another factor you need to consider as the food served would be different. Seated wedding receptions are usually synonymous with banquets, while gourmet finger food is more associated with standing receptions. The chosen caterer will guide you in choosing the best food and the right number of items for your wedding. Having food stations is also popular, with the most common being wine and cheese tables, Asian, Maltese and pasta tables. Additionally, coffee tables and candy tables are also widely found. The wedding cake may or may not be included with the catering package so do check accordingly. Be careful as some caterers work only in exclusive venues, while others may be used freely in any venue.
Some caterers offer contract catering for healthcare establishments, hotels, school and work canteens and airlines. Office catering is renowned in various local companies, which may provide breakfast, lunch or brunch packages to their employees.
What food is available?
No matter what your food preferences are, catering companies can offer a diversity of traditional and contemporary food items. Be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, caterers can provide the requested food items and dishes in a buffet, multi-course meal or finger food format.
Organising a party? Most caterers offer a variety of party menus to choose from. These would include a mixture of hot and cold snacks, such as sandwiches, canapés, sausage rolls, ricotta and pea cakes, arancini, and a diversity of meat, poultry and seafood items. Menus with kids party food are also available. You can also choose a specific cuisine such as Asian or American and choose to have your food delivered in frozen, precooked or ready to serve formats.
Don't feel like cooking lunch or dinner? Some caterers may provide packed lunches and ready-made dinners which you can heat and dig into in no time.
Cakes for all occasions
Looking for a themed cake for an upcoming special occasion? Most catering establishments produce customised 3D cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, graduations, weddings and any other occasion. For that extra personalised touch, some may also offer photo printing on cakes.
Drinks & Beverages
Apart from food set menus, some caterers also offer drink packages, which include soft drinks, beers, wines and any other alcoholic drink. Mobile cocktail bars can also be booked.
Party menus can usually be adjusted according to your budget and your tastes in order to include your favourite items. Some companies may cater for specific dietary requirements and offer gluten and lactose-free packages, healthy menus, vegan and vegetarian packages.
Some additional services which caterers offer include bartending, food styling, tasting sessions and food delivery. If you're searching for a holistic service, you can book private, on-site chefs, waiters and kitchen helpers.
You may also be provided with all the necessary catering equipment such as bistro tables, plates, glasses, mobile sinks, warmers, cutlery, and anything else which you may require.
Are venues available?
Certain companies may have exclusive venues which you can book in conjunction with the catering services, while others with a mobile kitchen can provide catering in any indoor or outdoor space which is requested of them, be it your personal home, a boat, a rented farmhouse or a public space, such as a beach or a public garden.
How much would a catering service cost you? It depends on several factors: number of guests and items, type of food and drinks served, number of booked waiters, chefs and other personnel, equipment used and overtime charges. No matter what your budget is, you can customise a catering package which suits all your requirements and expectations. Most caterers have whole price lists for each food item uploaded on their website in order to facilitate your planning.
How to place a booking
We recommend you book weeks in advance to avoid disappointment, especially for Christmas parties and any events being held in the peak summer months. Other events can be booked even a few days before.
Wedding catering should preferably be booked 2-3 years in advance, especially if your mind is set on one of the biggest catering companies or if your wedding will take place in summer or on a public holiday. Caterers may not accept more than one wedding in a single evening.
Explore the vast selection of professional caterers across Malta and Gozo and help your guests embark on a memorable culinary experience.