Private Catering - Events & Menus

Cocktail parties

 

 

The cocktail party

Create your own menu from our vast selection of canapés or allow us to create a bespoke seasonal menu perfect for your occasion. Our selection includes a wide range of seafood, meat and vegetarian options, plus gourmet sandwiches and sweets.

Our team are here to assist you with all types of occasions including cocktail parties, celebrations, finger food platters, corporate functions, weddings, birthdays, celebration of life, funeral and wake services.

Canape catering starts from $36 per person, minimum 20 people, with a menu designed in consultation with our chef to suit your event.

We can also pre-prepare delicious platters of canapés and sandwiches for small or large groups, which you are welcome to order and collect from our premises in Elsternwick.

Our catering services cover Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

View our seasonal canapé and cocktail menu

 

 


 

 

Dinner parties

 

 

The dinner party

An intimate dining experience

We take the hard work out of your dinner party and put the fun back in. We’ll pour you a drink so you can spend the time mingling with your guests rather than slaving in the kitchen. Our chef will prepare in consultation with you a bespoke menu designed for your tastes. Our experienced waiting team will serve you and your guests and then clean up afterwards, leaving you to enjoy the evening and wake to a clean house the next morning. Bliss!

Click below to view our menus or call us to discuss your requirements. Our chef can tailor a bespoke menu to suit your tastes, dietary requirements, and your personal preferences.

View dinner party menu 

We can also take care of your table preparation, providing the tableware and floral arrangements you need for an elegant dinner service.

Our catering services cover Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

 

 


 

 

Lunches

 

 

Lunches at home

How lovely to host a lunch at home

We will take the hard work out of the day so you can just relax and enjoy the special time with close friends or family.

Our chef will prepare in consultation with you a lunch menu designed for your tastes. Our experienced waiting team will serve you and your guests and then clean up afterwards, leaving you to entertain your guests and enjoy the afternoon.

Click below to view our menus or call us to discuss your requirements. Our chef can tailor a bespoke menu to suit your tastes, dietary requirements, and your personal preferences.

View lunch menu

We can also take care of your table preparation, providing the tableware and floral arrangements you need for an elegant seasonal lunch.

Our catering services cover Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. 

 

 


 

 

High Tea

 

 

High teas

Afternoon tea is a lovely indulgence especially when you can enjoy the privacy of hosting your group of ladies at home or at a venue of your choice.

Ribbon sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and cream, warm savoury pieces and delightful petit-fours served upon a stylish three-tiered stand, complemented with a selection of teas and a glass of French champagne.

Gather with your girlfriends or family and enjoy a wonderful afternoon. High Teas are a lovely way to celebrate milestones such as baby showers, hens parties, kitchen teas, birthdays or just because occasions.

It gets even better! For a truly indulgent afternoon our High Tea also includes one of our experienced waiting staff members to stay for two hours, prepare and serve your food, tea and champagne and tidy up afterwards! 

The Dody Oliver High Tea is $59 per person, minimum 15 people, delivered and served in your home or selected venue.

Please note: price per person includes 2 hours of waiting staff, High Tea and a glass of French champagne for each person, serviettes and tiered stands. Host to provide plates, cutlery, glasses and tea cups. For an additional cost we can also take care of your table preparation, providing the full tableware and floral arrangements you need for an elegant High Tea. 

View high tea menu

 

 


 

 

Wedding Bells

 

 

Wedding bells

On your special day you want everything to be perfect. So do we.

With over 15 years experience Dody Oliver catering is the perfect partner for your special day. Every wedding is unique and our approach is to tailor the day around you. We deliver sophisticated and abundant catering full of flavour.

Whether your day is classic, traditional, casual, flowery or flamboyant we design a bespoke menu according to any preferences and requirements. Dody will personally meet with you to talk about your requirements.

Food is at the heart of our business. We combine the best service experience whilst showcasing the finest ingredients of fresh, locally sourced produce. We take pride in knowing all our suppliers personally.

Our menu has been refined over years of experience to include new seasonal offerings, as well as our most loved range of taste sensations. Each item has been designed to deliver a unique taste experience for your guests.

Once the menu has been agreed you can relax knowing you’re in good hands. We take care of the details so all you have to do is celebrate your day.

Looking for a special venue for your big day? We work with some of the best and most beautiful venues in Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula and would be happy to discuss venue options and ideas with you.

If you would like to find out more Dody would love to meet with you.

Contact Dody to arrange a meeting about your special day

 

 


 

 

Funerals

 

 

Funeral, wake or celebration of life

Compassion and care

There’s no easy way to say goodbye to someone that you love. With compassion and care, Dody Oliver Catering can assist you with making sure that your guests are tended to in the most tasteful of ways at the funeral, wake or celebration of life for a loved one.

Our chef will compile a menu to suit your tastes, dietary requirements and budget.

Our catering solutions are delivered with simplicity and a minimal amount of fuss. We work with a number of funeral service venues across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula to provide a fully serviced function. Or we can simply deliver and serve at a home or venue of your choice.

As part of this service we can also provide some pre-prepared packaged meals for you to leave with loved ones so that you have peace of mind that they have meals in the fridge ready to eat during this difficult time.

View bereavement catering menus