Hosting a birthday party and just can’t deal with the idea of doing it all yourself? These caterers will sort you out in no time!
We parents know all too well just how much time and effort go into hosting a party. And when it’s a birthday party for your child, you want to make it extra special. But doing all that work isn’t always easy (especially if you’re a working mum!). Our solution? Hire a caterer! We’ve listed our favourites around town who will (ahem) cater to your every need, be it food, drink, cakes and more. All you need to do is kick up your heels and enjoy the party (for once!).
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, summer picnics or whatever your large-group need is! If you’re looking to serve your guests a variety of sandwiches, salads, pastries, drinks and other tasty treats, Knead will have you sorted in no time. Just tell the team at Knead what you want, how you want it and when you need it, and they will personalise a special catering menu just for you. All you have to do is wait for the compliments on securing such a fab meal!
Sassy Mama readers who make their first catering order with Knead will receive a special 10% off! Just mention the code SassyxKnead10 in your email to them.
How much: Knead is now offering catering solutions delivered straight to your door! Special junk packages priced from $85 per person. Minimum order of 10 sandwiches/salads required per order plus $60 plus delivery fee.
For the hostess with the mostess, Culinart is your full-service dream caterer come true! You can entertain in the privacy of your home without having to lift a finger – just let the folks at Culinart create a beautiful spread for your guests to enjoy. Its young, energetic crew will take care of your every need; there won’t be an empty glass or plate in the house! Your guests will enjoy delicious food while you can finally enjoy the party without worrying about whether you have enough food or if your guests are getting what they need.
Whether you’re looking for a full-service buffet spread, a bespoke menu for a special occasion, a cocktail party with canapés or something in between, Culinart will have your needs sorted. Just let the experts know what type of party or event you’re hosting and they will design a menu just for you!
Sassy Mama readers who book today will receive a 10% discount! We’ll cheers to that!
Culinart, 22B Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong; www.culinart.com.hk 2580 0919
Give your kiddos 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. Choose the gammon ham and brie rolled crepes, crab cakes with garlic aioli or Spanish caramel flans. Fancy something a bit different? Go with the Bento Boxes featuring roast duck and cucumbers in tortillas and pan-seared red mullet with linguine.
Delicious, 13 Po Tuck Street, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, 2559 0144, www.delicious-hk.com
We are big fans of Chef Tom Burney’s Invisible Kitchen. Its nutritious and healthy food doesn’t skimp on flavour, and your guests will be presented with a range of tasty canapés and mouth-watering dishes all attentively delivered by its wait staff or a personal chef. You can choose from office lunch deliveries and gift hampers to canapés and children’s buffet menus, but if you’re looking to impress with something more tailor made, the team will be more than happy to discuss menu options with you.
Invisible Kitchen, Unit 8, 24/F Honour Industrial Building, 6 Sun Yip Street, Siu Sai Wan, 2711 5788, www.invisiblekitchen.com
Tastee Gourmet goes a step ahead and provides party entertainment with delicious food. Whether your little one prefers clowns, magic shows or theme parties, you’ll be covered! The a la carte menu is perfect for kids. We’re big fans of the tapas, tortilla wraps and French bakery platter (mini croissants, Danish pastries and muffins, oh my!). Special birthday treats include rocky road chocolate cake, truffle cake and Jell-o candies.
Tastee Gourmet, Unit G, 15/F, Block 2, Kingsford Industrial Building, 26-32 Kwai Hei Street, Kwai Fong, 2409 8389, www.tasteegourmet.com.hk
Doesn’t every little one love a sweet treat, especially on their birthday? Specialising in classic birthday cakes, cupcakes and a ton of pastries, brownies, meringues and éclairs, Sweet Secrets will make your kids’ birthday party a truly delectable one! If you want to balance out all the sugary delights, Sweet Secrets offers a large selection of savoury items to choose from such as finger sandwiches, cheddar puffs and cheesy pinwheels. For those with special diet requirements, Sweet Secrets also caters to gluten, egg, and nut intolerances. Perfect.
Sweet Secrets, G/F 35 Graham Street, Central, 2545 8886, www.sweetsecrets.com.hk
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 including children’s birthday parties! The Kid’s Happy Birthday Party menu includes a variety of crowd-pleasing favourites your little ones (and their guests!) will love. Check out its kids’ birthday party menu, packed with crowd favourites from sausages and pineapples on sticks to chicken wings in Swiss sauce and jelly candies. Special, tailor-made menus are available upon request, and a discount on cake is thrown in for all birthday packages.
Supreme Catering, Unit A, 3/F Yau Tong Industrial Building, Block 1, Shung Shun Street, Yau Tong, 2357 9222, www.supremecatering.com.hk
If you’re keen on keeping your kids’ birthday parties clean and healthy, Relish introduces its unique menu made entirely with fresh, seasonal produce. Let them handle all the cooking, washing, lifting and organising while you sit back and give your kid the best birthday party ever! Its casual menu is ideal for kids’ birthday parties and includes grilled salmon, beef tenderloin and BBQ specialities. It also has a petite pot dessert menu and muffins, scones and cookies. Don’t ignore its whole cakes menu; our personal favourite is the Relish Signature Whipped Chocolate Ganache Cake.
Relish, 128 2nd Street, Sai Ying Pun, 3481 1924, www.relish-kitchen.com
Give your kiddos a taste of international cuisine on their birthday with Gingers’ kid-friendly menu. You can get the food delivered to your home and also rent its equipment for the day – everything is taken care of! Whether it’s sandwiches, tarts, canapés or chicken pot stickers, the folks there know just how to make your tiny tots happy. If you’re hosting an intimate family gathering or a large event party, Gingers has you covered with its range of international flavours. Offering up a diverse menu for your selection, it can cater your party either with or without a chef to prepare your food.
Gingers, A1 Lower Ground, Hing Wah Mansions, 2 Oaklands Path, Mid Levels, 2964 9160, www.gingers.com.hk
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. Holding a party for your teen and need something more sophisticated? The goat cheese, lemon zest and beetroot tartines and the truffle cotto ham and melted cheese tea sandwiches will have your pretty miss or suave mister sipping their teas with their pinkies up. Finish it all off with one of Habitu’s cakes. Did we mention it offers a butler service to set up tables, serve food, look after guests, take photos, and more?
Sassy Mama Tip: Look out for Cateriege, Habitu’s newest one-stop online catering platform launching in September 2018! You’ll be able to organise a full party, from venue and catering spanning multiple cuisines to MC’s and photographers and even decorators and florists.
For those on the search for themed party ideas and creative custom cakes, 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. With Ali Oli, you’ll have the chance to chat with the executive chef in regards to your menu, and the chefs will even design themed cakes in a variety of designs, flavours, and toppings! Let one of Hong Kong’s oldest catering companies work its magic and take care of everything you put on the menu. And if you’re still looking for a venue, you can host your party at its cafe too!
Ali Oli Bakery, G/F, 11 Sha Tsui Path, Sai Kung, 2792 2655, www.alioli.com.hk
As the caters of playgroup Baumhaus, Sausalito’s staff is more than well acquainted with working with, and catering for, our precious tots. With lots to offer on its menu from special coffee blends to refreshing salads, its simple but incredible combinations of ingredients are sure to satisfy any guest. Our favourites include the Thai Chicken salad and turkey deluxe ciabatta.
Sassy Mama Tip: If you need a venue to hold your party, the birthday party package at Baumhaus covers everything from entertainment to catering in conjunction with Cafe Sausalito! With playgroup classes for kids 0 to 5, and an open coffee bar, it’s great for kiddos and parents alike.
G/F 201 Tai Nam Street, Sham Shui Po, 3689, 3292, www.cafesausalitohk.com
Specialising in children’s party catering – its menu items include mini pizzas and “ants on sticks” – check out its extensive choices on its kids’ parties menu, or request something off the menu to suit all your event needs. 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 kiddos.
Shamrock Catering Group, 19/F Leader Centre, 37 Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, 2547 8155, www.shamrock.com.hk
If nutrition and choice are equally important to you, you’ve found your match with Nosh’s fuss-free buffet catering. 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. We like the sound of the roasted potato and corn salad and the cauliflower mac and cheese for the younger kids, and the jerk chicken salad with sweet chilli dressing and the sweet potato mashed with honey mustard sauce for the mamas and papas. Don’t forget to indulge (it is a celebration after all!) with some cheesecake or a green tea tart.
Nosh, 2388 1999, www.nosh.hk
Featured image sourced via Getty Images; Habitu courtesy of Caffe Habitu, Ali Oli courtesy of Ali Oli via Facebook, Shamrock courtesy of Shamrock Catering Group, Delicious courtesy of Delicious, Tastee courtesy of Tastee Gourmet via Facebook, Sweet Secrets courtesy of Sweet Secrets via Facebook, Supreme Catering courtesy of Supreme Catering via Facebook, Relish courtesy of Relish Kitchen via Facebook, Gingers courtesy of Gingers via Facebook, Cafe Sausalito courtesy of Cafe Sausalito via Facebook, Nosh courtesy of Nosh via Facebook, Habitu courtesy of Habitu, Invisible Kitchen courtesy of Invisible Kitchen via Facebook
Brought to you in partnership with Knead and Culinart (photos courtesy of Knead and Culinart)