Is a Buffet or a Sit-Down dinner more expensive? Can the wedding cake be used or should we have other desserts also?
Catering can be a large portion of your budget depending on your preferred choices. While a Buffet is a Sit Down dinner service guests will be asked to come to the buffet to make their own meal. Plated Dinners and Share Platters offer service to guests at their tables. While the cost per person may only vary slightly on your selected menu, additional staff will be required for the service and clearing to follow. Why do I need more staff for a plated meal? Service levels can vary for each function, the level of service required will depend on the number of staff required.
Desserts...yummy...while some guests can't wait to have dessert and ask to take one home for their children, it is not always everyone's favourite course. Desserts can be your Wedding Cake, separate dessert or maybe you would like to have a donut wall or cheese platter. Anything is possible these days. We do cater for wedding receptions that have wedding cake as well as plated desserts, some don't have desserts at all. We recommend having some dessert or sweet option for guests. Even if it is a nice cookie for Grandma to have with her cup of tea. She will appreciate it!
If I want something different for my catering, can I have a custom menu for my event? When do you need my deposit?
Catering for your event is a personal choice and only you know what you would like to have. We have had many requests from additional items to the menu to a complete style working in with special events or themes. If you have ideas or personal favourites let us know, we are happy to help.
Jason our chef has been classically trained and has a extensive knowledge base for specific requests. Our menus online are our most popular selections however we know each event is unique and personal.
From Cocktail style to Sit Down Dinners we have had many requests. American Themed Event? Menu that is completely Gluten Free? Mexican style staff party? Large graduation event for students that require numerous dietary requirements? No problems, we have you covered. These are just some of the questions we receive and can tailor options to suit you, your guests and the style of event you are organising.
Looking for individual boxed dinners or large morning tea with yummy sweets and savoury options, corporate events are welcome and happy to tailor our menus to suit.We work with you to ensure the menu is complimentary for all guests.
To secure a booking a deposit is required, this is generally around 25% and locks in your booking date. You are welcome to contact us at any time to assist with planning, additional questions or changes to your booking.
What is the estimated cost of catering for my function on the Sunshine Coast and are there any extra charges not included in the menu price?
We include a price per person for each menu on our website for our catering services however additional charges also apply. As a mobile caterer we travel to your location or choice of venue location. A Travel & Booking Fee is applied, this will vary depending on the location as we cater the whole Sunshine Coast and beyond.
Additional Staff are quoted to suit your event. Some styles of catering are designed to be self service with staff required for setup and cleanup however others including Finger Food, Talk & Fork, Share Platter and Alternate Drop are designed with full service which does require additional staff.
Contact us with your event details or upcoming event ideas and we can tailor a menu and quote for you. Staff are organised through an external agency so let us know your needs and can provide a quote, this can vary for catering and bar services, the number of guests onsite, date of function (public holidays and Sunday have a surcharge applied) and the location and travel required.
Our Catering Bundles are a great way to package catering styles and receive additional complimentary options.
Safehands Fresh Noosa Catering since 1999
Different Catering Styles for your Wedding Celebration Dinner on the Sunshine Coast, Safehands Share Platter Menu might be what your looking for!
Looking for catering for your Wedding Reception?
Safehands Catering is here to help. We have a range of different catering options to ensure the perfect catering for you and your guests.
Finger Food Canapes is a great way to start your event with platters of freshly made catering walked around to guests.
What style of catering do I serve next? Looking for a sit down dinner where guests remain seated rather than buffet style?
Share Platters offer the perfect solution and best of both worlds when it comes to plated service yet offering choice for you and your guests. Alternate Drop plated meals is a traditional choice yet many feel that is it quite limiting when it comes to choice. Share platters provide a range of different meats, salads and or vegetables so your guests can mix and match to create their own meal. If you prefer red meat no problems, chicken, we have you covered. Sides - hot/cold, not sure? Choose both!
Share Platters are designed to be served to the center of guest tables for a fun and interactive dinner service. Eat as much as you like of what you like!
Simple :) All catering is made fresh to order with fresh locally sourced produce from award winning chef.
Contact us today!
Share Feasting Platter + Dessert
Lavish feasting platters served directly to guests tables to share
8 Finger Foods
3 Mains and 3 Sides
Select 4 desserts
$85 per person
Fresh Catering Noosa by Safehands
Having Guests with Allergies, We have Catering Menu Options for all Dietary Requirements, Call us for friendly Advice on Your Function!
Maybe you have just starting planning for a function, work event or wedding reception.
Not sure on what style or type of food to provide?
Send us an email with initial ideas and the date of your event, we can always give you a phone call to run through ideas and options to suit the venue and number of guests.
We work with you to understand your ideas to ensure our catering compliments you and the setting. Catering options can be mixed and matched working in with any formalities or run sheet. Finger Foods can be a really good idea to start your event while guests settle in and enjoy a refreshing beverage.
Needing a Sit Down Dinner or more Cocktail Style catering? Let us assist you with menu options and service ideas. Our Share Platters, Plated Dinner, Gourmet Buffets and Cocktail Style Talk & Fork are great options to look at.
Dietary Requirements? Not a problem. We always suggest to cater for your group as a whole and let us take care of any dietary requirements. Guests will let you know with RSVPs, once we have these we will ensure all guests are catered for.
Last Minute Questions? There can be many details to bring together with planning. We always provide our own cooking equipment, plates, cutlery, platters and service ware as required. You are welcome to email, SMS or call to ensure we can help you with any last minute questions or any changes required.
FAQ - Menu ideas for your staff Christmas catering on the Sunshine Coast 2022! Including corporate catering
Christmas is always a busy time of year for most businesses. If you are planning a work function or private party contact us to assist with your catering needs. We work with you to ensure a stressfree and seamless event for you and your staff or guests. On the day we provide all catering equipment required along with all the buffet platters and serviceware. Everything is taken away with us for cleaning.
We provide a beautiful buffet setup or Finger Food Cocktail style service. This not only looks great but provides a great selection of catering inclusions for all guests including dietary requirements. Contact us with details on your upcoming event!
Corporate Buffet + Dessert
Perfect for Small or Large Corporate Events
Dietary Requirements Catered for
Select 4 Desserts
$55 per person
Talk & Fork Catering is a cocktail style of service which doesn't require formal seating. Guests can walk around and socialise while enjoying our catering as Finger Foods and Talk & Fork Mini Meals are walked around to guests to enjoy. No seating required.
It is always nice to have seating available for guests, especially for parents or grandparents or mothers with children.
We ask if you can provide 1-2 tables and cloths for our catering service, depending on the location and number of guests. While platters are walked around it is always great to have a secondary point of food for guests.
It is always beneficial to have bins and bin liners available where guests will be, there is always rubbish and this helps guests and staff to keep the area clean throughout the service. A separate bin for bar rubbish including recyclable bottles is also recommended.
Our Bundle 3 is a very popular catering option for Cocktail Style events and functions. We offer a substantial catering service with choice for guests served over several hours or to suit your run sheet.
Talk and Fork
Talk & Fork is the ultimate catering option where seating is limited, cocktail style.
Chefs Selection of 12 Finger Foods
3 Talk and Fork Mini Meals
Guaranteed to impress your guests
$75 per person
Having your Wedding Reception at your home or private property creates a special atmosphere for your special day. There can be many things you need to think about as opposed to a venue however when it comes to the catering - we are here to help. We work with you to make everything as easy as possible during the planning and on the day also.
Cocktail Style, Sit Down Dinner - Combination of both??
All is possible :) There are catering options to suit all of the above.
Cocktail Style - This can be Finger Food Canapes to follow your Wedding Ceremony or combined with our Talk & Fork catering for a complete catering package
Sit Down - Bundle 2 with our Finger Food Canapes combined with our Gourmet Buffet is our most popular catering for Wedding Receptions. It offers the best of both catering styles, no compromise on quality, quantity or choice. We provide plates, stainless steel cutlery, all platters and service ware.
Gourmet Wedding Buffet
The ultimate Catering package with substantial choice and quantity
8 Finger Foods + Gourmet Buffet
+ 2 Bonus Sides
= 23 choices
$75 per person
4 Dessert and Cake Plating
for $6.50 pp
We are always asked if we need access to your kitchen at private properties. This is lovely for people open their homes for us however as we provide all our own catering equipment this is not practical space wise.
The garage is the best place for us onsite, sounds strange to some however this is why...
It is close to parking, offers a sheltered undercover area with access to power, lighting and water, has space for our onsite preparations and is within walking distance to where guests will be.
No matter what you decide you would like for catering there are options to suit and ensure guests are well fed.
Your Sunshine Coast wedding caterers
Frequently Asked Questions
Finger Foods or Grazing Table
Which do I choose for my wedding??
I am asked this question a lot since COVID restrictions are easing and share catering is now permitted again.
While we have always had our catering options for the Grazing Table on platters rather than spread onto a table I always prefer Finger Food service. As someone who works behind the scenes in preparation as well as onsite with service I have learnt the most popular for all functions is Finger Food Canapes. Why is this you ask?
Finger Foods offer the flexibility for staff to walk platters of food around to guests to enjoy. This allows guests to relax, have a drink and conversation without the worry of missing out on eating. Lets face it, wedding and event days can be busy with getting ready and travel so by the time its time to relax you are hungry. Very hungry, and with the mix of alcohol it is important for guests to know they will be well fed.
I see this all too often at functions; guests start chatting and don’t want to break a conversation to move to the food table or station. Finger Foods allow guests to move around freely and enjoy time with friends and family with platters of catering walked around to guests. When guests know they will be well fed they relax and really enjoy themselves.
We will always ensure guests are fed!
Catering package with substantial choice and quantity
8 Finger Foods + Buffet One
+ 2 Bonus Sides
$70 per person
SafeHands Catering Bundle 1 is a perfect option for Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Events that are looking for a filling catering option served over a period of time. Service begins with our Finger Foods Canapes walked around on platters on guest arrival or to follow your Wedding Ceremony. This allows guests to relax, enjoy a drink and delicious food while socialising cocktail style. Bridal Party packs are provided to enjoy during your photographs at Weddings. We appreciate it is a busy day getting ready so ensuring you eat is very important.
A beautiful buffet display not only looks and smells amazing, it really sets the mood for the second part of your event. Guests can be seated knowing they will be well fed and catered for. Our buffet settings are designed for guests to flow either side of the table to ensure a social yet smooth and efficient service. This will be ready for service at a preset time for your event or on your return from Bridal Party photographs.
Served in style with an abundance of freshly made catering options including Meats, Salads, Vegetables, Bread and Fruit.
Your Catering Experts in Noosa and Surrounds
Safehands Catering is a Award Winning Wedding and Event and Function Catering company based in Noosa, we cater to all regions from the Gold Coast to Brisbane Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie.