Can’t deal with the idea of catering all by yourself?
We know all too well just how much time and effort goes into hosting a party, whether it’s for yourself, for the office or your kids. For parents, when it’s a birthday celebration for your child, the pressure is probably the most intense as you want to make it extra special (and kids are tougher than even the pickiest clients!). But doing all that work isn’t always easy. Our solution? Hire a party caterer! We’ve listed our favourites around town who will cater to your every need, be it food, drink, cakes and more. Some of these catering companies in Hong Kong even go beyond party food and offer tableware, wait staff and party planning services, so all you need to do is kick up your heels and enjoy the party.
Catering In Hong Kong: Party Food For Kids And Adults
Ever heard that French kids don’t throw food? Introduce your kids to the amazing eating habits of the French with this traditional takeaway, La Rotisserie. With ingredients imported from France, all dishes are homemade and are MSG-free (important when you’re feeding hungry little mouths!). Other than the famous French rotisserie chicken, you can opt for kid-favourite hot and cold sides (mashed or roasted potatoes, ratatouille, etc.), bite-sized veg quiches and lasagnas, pasta and more. If you are planning a celebration for adults, the caterer also has great wine and beer deals. With one-click ordering, catering for large groups is hassle-free and there are great discounts for larger orders. You can choose to pick up directly from its stores across the city or opt for home delivery (free for orders over $1,500).
Shamrock is well known for all things catering in Hong Kong. Its mini pizzas and “ants on sticks” are some of the most popular choices on its extensive kids’ party menu. And if you’re looking to really make it the kids’ party of the year, consider throwing in a cotton candy machine or a chocolate fountain! Shamrock can even take care of providing games and entertainment for your birthday babies. Don’t worry about the adults – there are a ton of options for them as well!
Give your kids a reason to brag on their special day and hire the chefs who did the backstage catering for Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Clockenflap and more! With a goal of making events delicious, Chef Dennis and Chef Anouska turned a small café into one of Hong Kong’s largest catering company. Your children are sure to love the kids’ party menu with gammon ham and brie rolled crepes on sticks, beef burgers on colourful buns or fresh fruit skewers with marshmallows. The adults will favour the Bento boxes, BBQ and spit roast menus and more.
Introduced by the popular local Tsui Wah chain restaurants in Hong Kong, Supreme Catering prepares and delivers high-quality dishes to a variety of events from birthdays to weddings and everything in between. The Kids Happy Birthday Party menu includes a variety of crowd-pleasing favourites from ha gau to Hawaiin pizza. Special, tailor-made menus are available upon request.
We are big fans of Chef Tom Burney’s Invisible Kitchen. Its nutritious and healthy food doesn’t skimp on flavour and holds the title of one of Hong Kong’s greenest caterers. Present your guests with a range of tasty canapés attentively delivered by its wait staff. Or, opt for a buffet menu and add on the children’s menu (minimum order of 15 kids and must be ordered alongside regular packages). With kid-friendly food options like fried rice, cheese straws and pita pizzas, your littlest gourmands are sure to be impressed.
Sassy Mama tip: Looking for something even more intimate and tailor-made to your tastes? Check out Tom Burney’s Hong Kong Personal Chef service that’s previously catered to the likes of Keanu Reeves, Chris Hemsworth, Kylie Minogue and the Sassy Mama team. We can guarantee that you’ll be in pro hands!
For those on the search for themed party ideas and creative custom cakes for kids, look no further than Ali Oli! Established in 1986, it’s more than experienced in providing customers of all ages with homemade style catering for all occasions. Whether you are after simple sandwiches or varied international cuisines (Italian, Moroccan and Indian, to name a few!), Ali Oli catering will be able to help. And if you’re still looking for a venue, you can host your party at its cafe too!
Catering In Hong Kong: Party Food For Adults
Founded in 2005, Relish has since grown to a “concept to completion” events and catering company. Today, it specialises in décor, production and event planning, with exceptional food made entirely with fresh, seasonal produce at the core. This means that you can let them handle all the cooking, washing, lifting and organising while you sit back and have a great time. Look at the Relish at Home offerings if you’d like to plan a birthday picnic, high tea or any other type of unique celebration.
If you’re hosting an intimate family gathering or a large event party, Gingers has you covered with its range of international flavours offering everything from sandwiches, tarts and canapés to full-scale buffet lunches and dinners. Gingers can cater for your party either with or without a chef to prepare your food.
You may have seen Habitu dotted around town, and maybe even stopped for a little caffeine fix. But did you know it also caters? Bringing rustic, bespoke European flavours, you can indulge in its bakery box full of delectable pastries, or order a sharing platter and pass the nibbles around. Did we mention it offers a butler service to set up tables, serve food, look after guests, take photos, and more?
One of Sassy Mama’s favourite sandwich shops (and go-to lunch spots!) now offers healthy, delicious and full catering meals for junk boat parties, office get-togethers and summer picnics. While Knead is most suited to parties for adults, it has a wide variety of finger food – sandwiches, brownies, skewers and other tasty treats – that will be devoured by kids alike.
Since opening way back in 2011, Pomegranate has become popular for its modern take on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. It can cater to any sort of event, from corporate lunches to junk boat trips. It also has the perfect venue for private dining (venue charges are waived if Pomegranate is catering for the occasion).
Healthy food = brain food and if you are looking for nutritious choices for your next corporate event, opt for Nosh’s fuss-free buffet catering for between 30 to 500 people. Best known as a meal plan and office lunch delivery service, it serves only organic quinoa, grass-fed beef, hormone-free chicken, and the freshest ingredients, making sure your guests are getting the quality they deserve.
More Catering Choices In Hong Kong
Whether you want elaborate catering for a special, traditional occasion or prefer to lay out a grazing table for potential customers at a pop-up, there are plenty of Hong Kong caterers that can provide what you need.
Hotels, restaurants and cafés that offer catering services:
Ta Pantry (boat catering)
Catering companies in Hong Kong:
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2018, updated in November 2019, with a further update in June 2021.