The Yak went and found six great catering experts for your party large and small.
Got a few friends coming over, or a few hundred? No matter what kind of event you’re planning, there is a catering company in Bali to match. From cocktails to formal dinners and everything in between, there’s no need to spend your day in the kitchen; relax, create a playlist and let the professionals do the work. You might even discover it’s cheaper to call it in. Enjoy your day, your way.
Call The Bartender: Elite Bar Solutions
The absolutely easiest way to impress your guests with a fabulous cocktail party is to call in Elite Bar Solutions. You’ll never run out of ice, limes, glasses … and everything is as easy as a phone call. By the team behind 40 Thieves and El Nacional, Elite Bar Solutions has a hit list of classic and curated cocktails guaranteed to get the party started. Wine, beer, spirits and all the accessories come with bartending staff who are not only well versed in cocktails, they are also as charming as they come. From informal gatherings to celebrations, weddings and parties of all shapes and sizes, working with your budget and your venue is part of the service. Let your hair down and enjoy your own party, pick up all the compliments and make it look as easy as, because it is. Elite Bar Solutions cater from 10 people to large gatherings.
Invite The Italian: Cibo Bali
Everyone loves Italian, and Cibo is great place to start. Chef Diego Martinelli has given up the five-star life and opened his chic little neighbourhood Italian eatery in Berawa. From family dinners (think fresh pasta and home-made sauces) to celebrations with an Italian twist, Cibo makes it easy. Festive menus are full of gourmet dishes including home-made canapés, slow braises that heat up effortlessly, lots of fresh salads and sides, celebration cakes, festive panettone, and home-style desserts. Your family and friends will love the made-from-scratch approach and you get to play the calm, cool host with the most. Cibo prides itself on personal service, so head in for a tasting and a chat and have everything delivered to your door. Gourmet Italian has never been easier.
Impress Your Friends: M&M Catering
M&M Catering is one of the island’s best. From a small gathering to large weddings, they have been catering in Bali for over 20 years. With a team led by former Hyatt F&B Director, Micheal Szarata, and bona-fide French chef to the stars, Francois Seurin, these guys are pure class. The team works out of a kitchen behind Waterbom, where they update their recipes regularly, create innovative solutions for every request and can transport an entire kitchen to the event. From cake pops to degustation dinners, from hot and cold canapés designed for visual impact to be eaten with ease to portable food stalls set up in your garden, M&M are behind many of Bali’s most glittering events. No matter how large or small your party is, they have a menu to match. The team is also behind the incredible menus at Waterbom, where the food is a whole lot better than you expect at a waterpark. They are the reason why.
Tel. (0361) 763143 www.mnm-concepts.com
French Kissing: Bali Catering Company
Bali Catering Company was created by the owners of Metis Restaurant, which gives you a little indication of the kind of catering you can expect. From takeaway menus for simple soirées to fully catered events, these guys do the lot. Phone ahead to order lasagnas, main courses like their beef bourgignon desserts or nibbles and finish it up yourself at home. You can even be cheeky and claim it as yours! This is catering the easy way. For big events, festive menus or canapés, Bali Catering Company do it all and they are always ahead of every celebration with updated menus created each year. Take all the hassle out of partying with Bali Catering Company and their Gourmet Shops. Party menus for 10 start at IDR3.8 million while dinner for four starts at just IDR1.5 million.
Tel. (0361) 4737324 www.balicateringcompany.com
Dial Up: Locavore
Considered one of Bali’s best restaurants, the team at Locavore can also cater your event with food that will thrill from beginning to end. From an intimate sit-down dinner to gourmet barbecues to a food truck experience, the Locavore team make everything in-house from their gourmet sausages to incredible charcuterie and local cheeses to a whole babi guling or even a food truck experience. The Locavore To Go team whips up succulent burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, spit roasts and other casual fare at your home, party or workplace. Order away or drop by their shops to pick up an amazing array of goodies that guarantee you’ll be the talk of the town. Every feast begins with fabulous ingredients and they don’t get better than this. Festive menus, celebration packages and more are a phone call away, all you need do is dial and enjoy, the rest is easy.
Tel. (0361) 9080757 www.locavore.co.id
Get Rolling: Sushimi
The little sushi restaurant that can turn your home into an instant uber-cool Japanese restaurant is Seminyak’s Sushimi. From sushi platters – and get a load of their sushi donuts – to sashimi platters, all the way to dialling up your own sushi chef who will roll to order, adding an element of theatre to your cocktail party. Sushimi makes it fun, colourful, affordable and perfect catering for a balmy, hot night. A la carte menus include hot and cold canapés, rolls and mains with vegetarian, seafood and meat options. What’s not to love about having a sushi chef on call?
Tel. (0361) 737816 www.sushimibali.com