This is the second time we’ve organised our Annual Awards Night with Catering by Chefs and both have been a success.

Working with Phil and his team is an absolute pleasure. Phil caters for all types of dietary requirements and makes excellent menu suggestions based on his experience, making his food a perfect match for our guests.

Portion sizes, presentation and taste would definitely give him an immunity pin on Masterchef! We would recommend him without hesitation.

Nathalie Farner, Administration Coordinator, ATEP

After doing a few google searches to find a reputable, down to earth, helpful caterer I found Catering by Chefs. Phil was readily available and extremely helpful, as I had never used a catering service previously. We discussed the options that would be suitable to the event and my budget, making sure everyone was looked after. With just enough communication to confirm the details and make sure I was happy with everything before the day, it all went so well and all I had were compliments on the amount of food available and how tasty it all was.

The next day to not have to worry about the mess or cleaning dishes was such a relief made our day so very enjoyable.

Thanks again to Phil and your competent team for helping make everyone happy and full!

Alex, Bonbeach

Hi Phil,
We just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for your wonderful service last Saturday at our 60th party.

Katie and Bria were fantastic!!! They were so efficient and personable and cooked and served lovely food. All our guests were very impressed by both the food and the lovely service.

We will highly recommend you guys to all our friends.

Thanks again for a very special evening

Cathy and Peter, Moorabbin


Hi Phil,
I would like to thank you and your team for making my 60th birthday party a very memorable night. The food and service were fantastic, our friends are still talking about it. Quite a few people have been asking for your contact details so lucky your guys left some cards.
Thanks again


Karen and Shane - Altona


Phil was so easy to work with and completely customised our menu for us. We had a cocktail style wedding, so all of the food was varied and delicious. We had so many wonderful compliments about the food being the best people had ever had from a cocktail wedding!

Heather - Wedding – Phillip Island

Absolutely fantastic! Great service prior to the event, we had a taste testing, and fabulous service on the night from a qualified chef and fantastic waitress. They were in and out without a fuss, cooked on site, and then cleaned everything up and left the venue kitchen spotless. Every guest complimented the catering, wonderful food and very filling.


Leanne


Hi Phil,

I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how thrilled we were with the food and service provided for my husband Jeff's birthday.

Each portion was wonderful and your staff Katie and Mia were outstanding. The girls were a real asset to your company. The business cards the girls left were picked up by our guests, as they were so impressed.

Many thanks

Viv

Hi Phil,

I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful service your staff provided us on Friday night. They were friendly, efficient, the food was delicious and they left my kitchen spotless.

Well done!!


Giulia - 50 happy guests – Cocktail party in Langwarrin


Hi Phil,

A belated, but very big thank you for helping us have such an enjoyable afternoon last Saturday.

Chris did a great job with the catering and everyone was impressed by the quality of food and variety.

Thanks again for your help!

Kind regards

Michelle - Gourmet BBQ cooked on the premises in Carnegie, incorporating canapés, Moroccan chicken, salt and pepper squid, salads and dessert minis.

Hi Phil,

I could not speak more highly of the service we received on Saturday night. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. Chris and Belle arrived early and set up with the minimum of fuss. The food was well presented and handed around at regular intervals. At the end of the service time I arrived into the kitchen to find all the leftovers already laid out on our own platters so guests could continue to graze. The kitchen was left spotless. All the guests comments on the quality of the food.

Thank you once again for such a great night.


Vanessa


Hi Phil,

Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for your wonderful service last Saturday, for our 60th party in Dactyl Road, Moorabbin.

Katie and Bria were fantastic!! They were so efficient and personable and cooked and served lovely food. All our guests were very impressed by both the food and the lovely service.

We will highly recommend you guys to all our friends.

Thanks again for a very special evening

Cathy and Peter

Hi Phil,

Sorry for the delay in thanking you for your wonderful food and assistance for the 30th Birthday celebration on 21st January. We are so pleased to have found you and appreciate all your help and the manner in which you did it!

Kind regards


Rene and Andrea


Hi Phil, Thanks for the excellent job catering for my Mother’s 90th Birthday at the end of December. The food was amazing and the service by your wonderful staff was very much appreciated, plus I didn't have to do anything!!! We will definitely recommend Catering By Chefs to our friends. Thank you


Karen

I just wanted to let you know that Michael and Katie, who came to our house for our son's birthday today, were absolutely amazing. I can't speak highly enough of their service, food and just how friendly they were! I will be sure to be using you guys again it was a total hit!!

Please pass on my thank you they were both such beautiful people!

Thanks again


Sandy McDermott (Group Operations Manager)
Carlisle Homes



Hi Phil, We had a wonderful evening at Danae's 21st, the food was fantastic including the service Adam & team provided. I'll definitely be using your service again in the future. Will look at sending through a couple of photos through the week. Thank you!




I want to thank you for catering our wedding in January 2016. We had so many compliments from our guests on the quality and taste of the food, from entrees - especially the prawn cones and calamari, the mains - best steak ever and the delicious dessert spread! From first contact to completion of our celebration - Phil - you really looked after us. I would highly recommend Phil and his team to anyone! The team looked after the guests so well.

Phil is one provider who genuinely listens to your individual requirements. Phil also throws in some good suggestions along the way.

Thank you


Ann and Sean Mayo


Hi Phil My name is Debbie Lowe and you did catering for us for my husbands 60th recently. I just want to say that I can't recommend you highly enough. Everyone commented how lovely the food was and there was plenty of it . I found everything was thought of and the two girls who came Michelle and Jen were fantastic. My only request is that you provide flyers or cards on the night for me to have had to hand out as everyone was asking me for your phone number! Thank you again for making our special night that much better with your delicious food.

Debbie Lowe


Thank you very much for looking after our event on Friday – despite the horrible weather, it all went really well. The food went down extremely well and providing the takeaway boxes was wonderful – the residents accepted them gladly. Your staff were also lovely and everything went very smoothly, so please pass on our thanks to everyone involved.
With thanks


Fran - Gourmet barbecue - Cheltenham

Just wanted to thank Phil and the team for catering our VIP function recently. The guests were super impressed with the fresh ingredients, the flavours & the efficient staff that kept the food coming and served HOT!

We have catered events with the best in Melbourne who in hindsight have probably enjoyed years of referrals only to drop their standards when it matters. Look out because Phil and his team are dedicated, skilled professionals where nothing was too hard for them to please us. The event was a raging success especially the freshly cooked calamari. Massive Hit!!!!! Thanks once again Phil and team.

Sam Babalis – Birthday Celebration – Doncaster

Hi Phil, just like to let you know your staff were polite, courteous & accommodating from the moment they walked in. The finger food was delicious & plentiful & served timely to our guests who were impressed. I would highly recommend Catering by Chefs to family & friends. Once again thank you.


Yagoda Arsovska – 18th Birthday Celebration – Bayswater

Hi Phil,
Thank you VERY MUCH for the catering service provided yesterday for our engagement party! The guests thoroughly enjoyed the food and there was nothing but positive feedback for the taste and menu variety :-) Your staff were also kind and efficient.... we are grateful and happy to have used your services and will now be sharing your company details with friends & family!!!! Thanks & Kind Regards,

Maryam Engagement Party – Balwyn

Hi Phil,
Just want to say a big Thankyou !!!!! The chef and waitress were very professional and the food was absolutely sensational ... The quality, quantity and presentation of the food was outstanding and I would not hesitate in highly refereeing you or using your services again in the future . Thankyou for making my party prefect .

Karen Pulo – Keilor East

Hi Phil,
I want to thank you for all your help and to let you know that the food was amazing and the staff very friendly and helpful and the whole event went so well. A lot of the guests have asked me for the company I used so I'm going to give them your number if that's ok? Thanks again

Jackie

Hi Phil,
Just wanted to say how happy and impressed everyone was with the catering for Elyse's 21st. Everyone raved and these friends are foodies who travel and go to great restaurants.  Thank you for making our night so special and trouble free.  I am singing your praises and giving out your business cards.

Suzanne Walton

Hi Phil,
A special thank you to you and the catering team, it was a wonderful day and they were fantastic. The food was a hit for all who attended the party, I received many compliments. I will definitely be in touch for any future events.

Cindy Gillman

Hi Phil & Aaron,
I wanted to pass onto you and your entire team our thanks for making NSK Australia's 50th Anniversary / Opening Event a great success. The night went off without a hitch.  Our International guests and business partners were in awe of the space created.   The food was highly talked about and was in abundance so we appreciate that. Your team of staff working for you were extremely friendly, helpful and very professional. They should all be commended. So please pass on our thanks to all.

Andrea Farrugia

Hi Phil,
Thank you very much for providing Adam and Olivia for my party on Saturday night. The food was amazing and many of my guests commented on how much they liked it. Olivia was so lovely with my kids too -even made sure they had a bowl of chips to eat before the rest of the food was ready. I will definitely be recommending you to all my friends!

Amanda Aitken

Hi Phil,
On Saturday night the 17th October we held our Annual Presentation Night at "Sandy by the Bay” and which was catered by Catering by Chefs. We choose the 3 course set menu. The night was a success, the food was impeccable, service was FANTASTIC, ran like clockwork. The bar was quick and very professional and we wanted to thank especially Anita who set up the whole venue and whose service was very friendly, approachable & professional. And of course we would like to thank Catering by Chefs for their professional approach and delicious menu. Thank you

Lisa Koundanis - Kingston City FC.

Hi Phil,
We had a wonderful evening at Danae's 21st, the food was fantastic including the service Adam & team provided. I'll definitely be using your service again in the future. Will look at sending through a couple of photos through the week. Thank you!

Doreen

Hi Phil,
We are so glad we asked Catering by Chefs to cater for my husband’s surprise 60th birthday party. Everyone said how great the food was. I was able to have a personalized BBQ menu which was cooked on the spot. The salads were so fresh and so delicious and the amount of food was amazing value for the price. The chef was an absolute delight: punctual, friendly, everything set out attractively and then cleaned up with absolutely nothing for us to do. I would not hesitate to recommend Catering by Chefs to anyone looking for a Caterer who delivers both a personalized menu and delicious food. Great food means everyone enjoys the event.

Christine Berry

Hi Phil,
Just a quick to say thank you. The food was fantastic and your team were great! Very friendly and hospitable, thank u so much!!!!!! Your team arrived on time and there was heaps of food. As you said there were leftovers for the next day. Your team cleaned up after themselves very well and we were all very impressed, especially with Olivia, who was excellent with our clients. All the food was really good! In particular the mini chicken parmigiana, the chicken and avocado on sourdough, Mini burgers and gnocchi were our favourites. :) We will definitely be using you for future events! Thanks again Phil :)

60 Guests

Hi Phil,
I would highly recommend Catering by Chefs. They catered for 70 guests at our daughter’s 18th birthday party. In our situation, it was a case of "Phil to the rescue" as unfortunately I had left organising food to last! I found that Phil had excellent communication skills, his work was prompt, efficient, professional, well presented and delicious. It was fresh, reasonably priced and of good quality. The feedback from the guests was all positive, and even the parents of the teenagers that attended the party relayed back to me how they'd heard how great the catering was. The two staff on site arrived early to set up, and were charming in nature. When they left, the kitchen was immaculate and they removed all the rubbish out of the kitchen. All in all it was very successful.

Ken

Hi Phil,
Just want to let you know how pleased we all were with your delicious bbq on Saturday. Chris was very friendly and just fantastic. We will definitely be using your company for our future sales events. Thanking you for your great service & quality of

Grace Angelica

Hi Phil,
On the 18th of July we celebrated our son Ray's 21st, and the catering for 100 guests was done by the team at Catering by Chefs. Aaron, Karly and Camille arrived on time and did a very professional service. We had enough food for everyone and everyone got to have all the options. Our guests were very happy with the food and we had plenty of leftovers for the next day. We thank Phil for his professional service and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. We are happy customers and have promoted his name to many of our friends.

Chamie & Shyamie Fernando

Hi Phil,
I want to thank you for the great service & food you provided on my 60th Birthday Party. Your staff not only knew their job but were very polite and courteous to our guests and it was a pleasure to have them here. When you said we would not run out of food, it was an understatement, for that I thank you! I would not hesitate to recommend Catering by Chefs, and will certainly use you for future occasions.

Arthur

Hi Phil,
A big thank you from Paul and myself for the wonderful food and service you and your lovely staff provided for Laura's 21st Birthday. There were compliments from everybody, the food was absolutely delicious and there was an abundance of it. Your staff were delightful and did a fantastic job! We will definitely highly recommend you to anybody that is thinking of getting a caterer for their parties or functions. If we have anything to celebrate in the future we will be sure to contact you. We had a great night, great company, lots of laughs and drinking and top quality food.

Paul & Lily Pettenuzzo

Thank you Phil,
The food was amazing and all the guests thought every morsel was delicious. It was a very very successful kitchen tea. Once again a big thank you to you and your team.


Kathryn

Hi Phil,
In mid February I held a party for my 50th birthday for 80 guests. Catered for by 'Catering by Chefs', multiple positive comments were made throughout the night about the food and friendly service. The food was "bite sized" to make it easier for people to eat it on the go, it was full of flavour and had a great texture and presentation, the variety of cuisine and hot and cold food selection allowed people to choose from a range of different foods to suit the atmosphere. One guest said "the food was great and just kept on coming!" No one went hungry! Overall the evening was a great success and the ample food had a huge input.Thanks again catering by chefs for the lovely food and great service.

Kerrie - Hampton

Hi Phil,
I just wanted say a quick thank you to you and your crew. We had a perfect 21st party. The food was so fresh and tasty and plentiful! It lived up to all our expectations! Many guests were complementing the quality of the food and were asking us how we found you guys. Please thank your staff as they did a great job keeping up with our hungry guests. Thank you for being so helpful leading up to our function, I will be happy to recommend Catering by Chefs to all our family and friends.

Mary and Nunzio Carnevale

Hi Phil,
What an excellent evening Nealle and Bria provided, I have to say, it was a slick and professional performance. I was totally disorganised; they were exactly the opposite, and 20 minutes early. I can't remember if I mentioned, but one of my friends is a qualified chef, her comment was “the food was excellent!” (That's extremely high praise coming from her!). The presentation and the flavours of the food were outstanding and there was plenty of it. To top off a great night your staff left my kitchen very clean as well.

Paul-Birthday Party – Port Melbourne

Hi Phil,
From the first phone call I had with you working on our menu and pricing, I was impressed. Your friendliness, professionalism and willingness to help were outstanding. My main concern for our wedding was our guests getting enough food. But I needed hadn't worried! Everyone was well and truly full with very delicious and well presented food. Your staff were also very professional and very helpful, even after working in a hot kitchen on a 37 degree day! Any functions I organise in the future will have you as the caterer.

Amanda & Brendan (Wedding - Parkdale)

Hi Phil,
Just a brief note to thank you for the catering you provided for my daughter's wedding last Saturday in Eltham. We had eighty guests with many "foodies" amongst them(!) and every one I spoke to was impressed by the quality of the food. Your staff were great too, efficient, obliging and unobtrusive. It helped make the day truly memorable.

Mike

Hi Phil,
Thank you “Catering by Chefs” for catering my 50th birthday party! I would like to sincerely thank Phil and his wonderful staff for a great night. The food was of the highest quality and an amazing variety. It was being served all night, so no-one was left hungry. I was getting compliments all night about the fantastic food and service. And nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They even remembered which of my guests were vegetarians and served them accordingly. From our first phone conversation to the end of my party, Phil was nothing but professional and accommodating. His ideas and suggestions were fantastic. He clearly loves what he does and that shows through in Phil wanting your party/function to be the best. I have no hesitation in recommending “Catering by Chefs” to anyone I know (or don’t know) and I would definitely use them again whether it be at a venue or my house.

Jo (Beaumaris)

Hi Phil,
We would like to thank you for an amazing evening!!!! It all started with your lovely approach and understanding as well as your patience! Then we met Adam the chef and he asked us to do nothing but enjoy the evening ...all the rest is history!!! The food was great, fresh and well displayed! Our friends and family were pleased and enjoyed the evening very much, thanks to the delicious tastes, smells and full tummies ; - } We wish you good luck with your business, we would definitely love to recommend you to others!

Moran Kagan

Hi Phil,
I had the best day on the 6th of December for my party. Neil and the wonderful food he presented was a good part of the success along with a beautiful combination of family and girlfriends. Everyonbe without an exception was so impressed with the food and my granddaughter especially liked the Bailey balls!! There were quite a few cards handed out and I have given your details to many other friends. The male members of the family and friends husbands have insisted that next time I have a party they must attend because it sounded like too much fun was had. Thank you once again for the attention to detail and the superb food and please pass on my thanks again to Neil. He was wonderful.

Lynn

Hi Phil,
Just a short note to express our appreciation and sincere "Thanks" for the wonderful job your organisation did for my wife's 50th birthday party. The food was plentiful and all our guests commented on the quality and taste on all the dishes. Both Adam and Ruby were really helpful and went about their tasks in a most professional manner. They were great and again, most of our guests commented on how helpful our waitress Ruby was. Phil, our experience with you and your catering business was a pleasure to deal with and you were most obliging and helpful in helping us select the menu. We will no doubt engage your business should we need catering when the occasion arises in the future.

Geeva Ramanathan

Hi Phil,
What an enjoyable evening! Fantastic staff and awesome food! From the first phone call with you, I knew I had made the right decision. The whole occasion was effortless for me and your staff Aaron and Ellie never stopped bringing the food around. What a delight! Thank you again, it was amazing.

Deb – Glen Iris

Dear Phil,
To "Melbourne's Premium Catering Company". I must stress this is the biggest understatement. It should really read "Australia's Premium Catering Company". Phil your handling of our planned 70th Birthday event from day one has been fantastic. Your staff Adam and Nicole were exquisite, polite, helpful and delightful, and of course the menu was amazing. Our guests were also very impressed with the food and the charming service and as for Andrew and I we experienced the most relaxed hosting of a party . Adam and Nicole packed up and left our kitchen in a beautiful state. We shall not hesitate to recommend you to our friends. Once again thank you Phil for making our event very memorable.

Kathie Page-Robertson

Hi Phil,
WhJust wanted to say a big thank you for the catering you provided for the Hen's Party on Saturday, it was fantastic and all the girls loved it! Everything was really delicious. Much appreciated for all your assistance.


Penelope

Hi Phil,
I just want to start by saying thank you to you and your team of catering by chefs. You and your team worked tirelessly, from the flexibility in the pre planning of the event, right through to the flawless execution of all food and BBQ elements. The stress free planning deserves an A++++. From my perspective you did an amazing job, and the response from our guests confirmed this. The feedback from the whole event has been fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better catering company to join us on our night.

Thank you so much, We look forward to having you join us at another of our events in the future.

Rebecca Fujto

Hi Phil,
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for helping making my 50th Birthday party a real success.
From the moment I contacted your company, you and your staff showed superb professionalism and class. My guests still speak about how fantastic the food was, especially the seafood, which was divine. This was the first time I used a catering company and I was so glad I chose you guys; the whole process was seamless and effortless, so well done to you all and I look forward to the next event.

Joe Brogno

Hi Phil,
Just wanted to thank you for catering for our sons 21st. The food was excellent and commented on by all. All ran like clockwork & the service/chef provided were a delight to have on board. The whole experience (from ordering to delivery) was a pleasure. While all the food was excellent, a particular hit with the group were the mini parmas with baby spinach leaves & the mini gourmet burgers with tomato relish & sesame bun - This is to be expected as the crowd were mainly 21~ year old lads! The attending grown ups were particularly impressed with the chicken san choy bow, individual cups of gnocchi bolognaise & parmesan and Greek style meatballs. Again, every dish was beautiful & enjoyed by all. We really appreciated your attention to detail & the ease of engagement.
Thanks again! Will definitely be in touch for our next function.

Midge & Peter Mongor

Dear Phil,
Many thanks again to you and Aaron: the food was undoubtedly exceptional last night! You were terrific and exceedingly professional to deal with throughout the whole experience. Keep up the great work: no doubt more to follow!


Jacqueline Harrison MIMR-PHI Institute

Hi Phil,
The team here at Just Flues would like to thank you and your staff for catering at our grand opening. The food was marvellously created and utterly delectable. From the start, you were easy to talk to and helped organise everything. We would highly recommend you to anyone who has needs of catering and will be using your catering services at every possible opportunity.
Thank you once again

Anna Raddino & Team at Just Flues

Hi Phil,
I recently used Catering By Chefs for my 40th birthday party which I held at home. I didn't want the hassle of buying, cooking and serving food, not to mention having to do dishes. I decided to use catering instead and so glad I did. I emailed Catering By Chefs and within minutes my email was answered with a phone call. I was wowed over by the very efficient and professional service by Phil. We discussed the options for food which made it so easy and stress free. On the night, I didn't have to do anything other than mingle with my guests. All the food was eaten and so many of my guests commented on how tasty and terrific the food was. I would have NO hesitation in using Catering By Chefs again and would highly recommend them.
Thank you

Gourmet Cocktail Party Bacchus Marsh

Hi Phil,
Just wanted to say thank you for last night. The food was excellent and you guys were really friendly - I had a lot of great feedback.
The left-over's lasted about 10 minutes in the staff kitchen this morning!
Thank you

Katherine Walsh AMA Victoria Ltd Stand-up Buffet - Parkville

Hi Phil,
I would like to thank Phil and his staff for catering for our engagement party. Everything looked beautiful and elegant and it was all the guests could talk about. He helped us chose the items we would like and was happy to make any changes we needed to suit our guests. Phil even added some special touches of pink to some of the food items which made them look so pretty! We are so happy we chose to have Phil Cater for us as everything ran smoothly on the day and couldn't have been better. Lets face it...the food is the most important part, and we all left happy with plenty of food to spare.
Thanks again Phil!

Ashleigh and Yossi Engagement Party - Brighton - 150 guests

Hi Phil,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your WONDERFUL STAFF that were here on the 7th June. I have never experienced such helpful, obliging and considerate people. They have gone above any of my expectations of caterers - you have a great team, any occasion I have in the future YOU will be the one I call and I would like those same boys back. I will pass on to all my friends the excellence and caring that your staff have demonstrated. The food was amazing, our guests absolutely enjoyed it!
I cannot wait for another party as I know I have one less thing to worry about.
Thank you

Tania Bryson

Hi Phil,
I wCatering by Chefs made having my 40th birthday party at home so easy and hassle free. The food was amazing and plenty of it.I would definitely use you guys again.
Cheers
Thanks again Phil!

Sarah Younger Aspendale

Hi Phil,
Thanks once again for a great evening. Your service was A grade. We had some very good feedback from our guests. Everyone enjoyed your food and the service staff were fantastic. We would definitely use your services again. I will highly recommend your business to anyone who needs exceptional catering.n!
Cheers

Barry Hasturk - Managing Director - Australian Builders Network - Tullamarine

Hi Phil,
Catering by Chefs catered for my 50th Birthday Party. It was great Phil could help us put a great menu together and they were on time which impressed me. The food was very tasty and no one went hungry, which was our concern, but Phil and his team definitely saw that would not happen!
Catering by Chefs took the hassle out of throwing a good party, with great food and when they left the kitchen was left spotless.
Would I use them again , yes at a drop of a hat.
Regards

Andrew Smit

Hi Phil,
Once again, thank you for your help last Saturday with our party for Hans' birthday. We all had a lovely night and the food was terrific. The guys all arrived on time, they were helpful and friendly and the food and service were great. Not to mention they left the kitchen absolutely spotless. Much appreciated, and although we are not planning any more parties any time soon, we certainly would be happy to get in touch with you again!

Alex Kent (50 guests – Fairfield)

Hi Phil,
Catering By Chefs catered my 21st Birthday Party and my Grandmother's wake. My family and I could not have been more impressed with service and food that they provided. The staff were incredibly professional and friendly, making a conscious effort to remember what food people liked and ensuring everyone was well fed. The quality of food was impeccable, in regards to both taste and appearance. At my 21st the guests raved about the food, claiming it was the best they had tasted at a party. As a result Catering By Chefs was a key piece of the puzzle ensuring my party was the best it could be. The night ran smoothly and we had nothing to worry about due to the efficiency of the Catering By Chefs team. In the future we whenever we require a caterer we will be calling Catering By Chefs and we couldn't recommend them more highly.

Grace McCormack, 21st Birthday Party – Brighton

Hi Phil,
I booked Catering by Chefs services for my son’s 18th Birthday party for over 100 guests, ranging in age from 2 years to 80 years old. I, like many people, have been used to catering successfully at home over many decades. However each party or event I have organised has eventuated in me being totally stressed about the normal concerns: will there be enough food, will the oven work and what about the quality and the practicalities of preparing, storing, heating and serving?

So this time I googled caterers. I spoke directly with Phil for a considerable time discussing what I wanted for the night in terms of food and logistics. Immediately I was impressed. Phil is extremely personable, professional and flexible. Most importantly he listened to what I wanted and my plans for the evening. At no time did I feel pressured, in fact, we hit it off immediately – Phil is like having a trusted friend or family member who has everything in control without any sign of stress – he made me relax from the moment of our initial phone call, during the lead up and on the night. Phil also finished a full professional clean up of the kitchen facilities at the venue hire.

I can’t praise Phil and his team highly enough. Everyone was professional, cheery and courteous. Spotless presentation, divine, fresh and delicious finger food, creative and flexible menu selections to choose from. I still have cravings for the succulent salt and pepper calamari with herb yoghurt dressing and the exquisite caramalised onion and brie tartlets. Thanks so much Phil for your amazing catering, fun and professionalism. The night was a great success. Most importantly I relaxed for the first time, at an event I organised. Would highly recommend Phil Azzi at Catering by Chefs and will not hesitate to use Phil and his services in the future.

Kindest and warmest regards

Maree Hodder

Hi Phil,
I recommend Catering by Chefs for any occasion, they catered for my 50th and the food was fantastic. The chef and wait staff were professional and courteous. It was completely stress free from the initial conversation and quotation to the end of the party.


Jennys, 50th Brunswick bowling club

Hi Phil,
I engaged Phil and the Catering by Chefs team to cater for an on-site office launch for about 100 clients and staff. Right from when I first contacted Phil with my enquiry I found him to be professional, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. He kept in regular contact with me and made sure every aspect of the catering was looked after. He was really accommodating in terms of budget and dietary requests and even came for a site visit and brought samples for me to try! He was also very flexible in working with the slightly restrictive access and on-site facilities at our building. Service on the night was fantastic. No one was ever without something to eat and the wait staff were really friendly and helpful - and they made sure I was looked after while I ran around organising the night! Everyone loved the food and even the men couldn't resist the profiteroles! Phil was also very helpful in recommending a great mobile bar service. I would have no hesitation in recommending Catering by Chefs or in using them again for future events.

Vikki, Melbourne CBD

Hi Phil,
Thank you for your amazing catering and attention to detail at our daughters Bat-Mitzvah. The food quality was simply outstanding and the quantity was plentiful. Not one guest went home hungry, in fact by the time our guests had eaten their entrees they were already full. But when the main courses were served, the meals looked so good that they just had to try it all and then push through the delightful desserts. Our guests, friends and family raved about the food then; and still do to this day. Congratulations again on your quality, caring and attention to detail, that helped make the night one of our most memorable. All the best

Leon & Family

Hi Phil,
Thank you for catering for our reunion. Very favourable reports from guests and the committee. Everyone had a good night and the food was great too, so thank you for all your help, it was a night to remember for our club.


Rob

Hi Phil,
I just wanted to thank you for Mum's surprise party on Saturday night. The food was delicious and I received so many complements from the guests about it. You guys did a wonderful job!

Rachel

Hi Phil,
Hi Phil happy new year to u !

I can't even begin to describe how blown away we were with all the food, the staff and the attention to detail !!
Everyone was so impressed , and we certainly had enough food , we r so grateful for the exceptional job u all did!

Kind regards Noula and tony (New Year's Eve celebrations, gourmet finger food and deluxe seafood selection) . (Mount Martha)

Hi Phil,
Thanks catering by chefs. Wonderful food as usual for our Saturday nite! Everyone just loved all the delicious food! Great flavours , presentation and heaps of it.
Thanks again,

Debbie Finemore (mentone premix)

Hi Phil,
Hi Phil happy new year to u !

I can't even begin to describe how blown away we were with all the food, the staff and the attention to detail !!
Everyone was so impressed , and we certainly had enough food , we r so grateful for the exceptional job u all did!

Kind regards Noula and tony (New Year's Eve celebrations, gourmet finger food and deluxe seafood selection) . (Mount Martha)

Hi Phil,
I just thought I would drop you an e-mail about how Greg's night went on Friday. Wow!!! The food was amazing!!! It looked great and tasted great. Your staff, Andrew, Chris, Daniel and Olivia were very friendly and professional, lots of people commented on them. I think everyone mentioned how great the food was and PLENTY of it!!! Desserts were a hit too!! So Thank you very much in making our night very special and I will definitely be recommending you to everyone I meet.

Greg and Kylie Conlan

Hi Phil,
My husband had his 50th birthday celebration recently and Catering by Chefs were amazing. The food was in incredibly tasty and unique. Each finger food item had its own style and presentation which made it more special. Andrew the chef and Chris our waiter for the evening were delightful and delivered with expertise. A flawless night with great service and delicious food.


Lucette, Elsternwick

Hi Phil,
Phil and his team were a pleasure to work with for our annual AWA Thanksgiving dinner. Professional and quality of food was enough to make me not miss home! The pumpkin pie was better than grandmas with the candied walnuts, flaky crust, and cinnamon cream. I would highly recommend Phil and Catering By Chefs for your next event. American women's association.

American women's association (thanks giving dinner)

Hi Phil,
I could not have asked for my wedding to go any better…numerous guests have mentioned that it was the best wedding ever, and that was largely due to the venue and the atmosphere it created. Nothing was too much trouble. Communication between Phil the owner / chef and myself was spot on. The view at night overlooking the bay was spectacular. And the food…delicious. All guests requests were catered for, and the meals were scrumptious. Portion sizes were extremely generous and presentation was beautiful.
I would like to thank everyone involved for making my wedding day loved by all.

Sam Cooke

Hi Phil,
Just wanted to say how we enjoyed my 50th Birthday held in October 2013. The finger food was great, the variety suited young to old, lots of compliments and calamari standout. The menu selections were made really easy with your input as there were lots of choices. Good quality and fair price. The catering allowed everything to run smoothly and I could concentrate on my guests at the venue. I would certainly recommend you for future catering events.

Sandra Godeassi

Hi Phil,
I just want to say a big thank you to you and your team at Catering by chefs, you made my mother in laws wake a pleasure to finish off what was a very hard day for our family. I would recommend you and your team to anyone that wants a care free day I have had you cater on 2 occasions now and both experiences have been care free for me.

Thank you once again

Nikki Laskowski

Hi Phil,
Thank you Catering by Chefs for providing our sporting club fundraiser with beautiful food, for a great price and in a timely manner which resulted in a successful fundraiser. Phil was extremely helpful with dietary requirements and made sure everyone was catered for. The night ran smoothly and the wait staff were friendly and helpful on the night. I highly recommend Catering by Chefs and would use them again.

Zoe Lawson-Project Manager

Hi Phil,
I am emailing you in regards to our function dinner that we had for the School Nurses Conference. I am proud to say that everyone enjoyed each dish. Of course may favourite without a doubt was the desert which consisted of Lemon Tart and one of my neighbours on my table added to my excitement placing a brandy snap into the tart. The entrees where a big hit as well as the main courses. What came out of it for me personally is that I would not think of going anywhere else for a function and have your staff cook up a storm for us. Thank you once again for providing an excellent cuisine after such a busy day at the conference and we were spoilt with your dishes.

Tony -First Aid Coordinator -Brighton Grammar School

Hi Phil,
Recently I organised a 40th Birthday for my husband and was recommended Catering by Chefs. From the moment I made contact with the company I was met with very friendly and professional service. I was listened to and helped all the way through choosing my menu. The chef and wait staff arrived on time and left my kitchen as they found it.
The food that was served on the night was delicious. It also looked top notch and was very appealing to the eye. I had many comments during the night and in the following days of how good the food was. For me the calamari was melt in your mouth. Thanks again Phil and his team at Catering by Chefs.

Angela

Hi Phil,
Able Australia is a disability service provider that supports people with multiple disabilities including deafblindess. On Saturday 27 July, Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron hosted over 100 people including 40 deafblind people at their annual Able Day on the Bay.

Catering by Chefs was a huge success and our thanks go to Phil for his support of our event and for the quality and quantity of his food. Some of the comments we heard about his potatoes can’t be written down but believe me…many people thought they were amazing. The selection of meats, potatoes’ and salad’s where first class and delicious…thanks Phil.

One of the people we support with deafblindness sent an email to say how much she enjoyed the day.
“I was so happy to see you all very much last Saturday at Able day at the Bay Xmas lunch in July! Many many thanks, Ken and Jan Flude, Antoinette, Gary Daly, Catering by Chefs, volunteers, Beaumaris Yacht Squadron Club staff for magnificent job and lovely lunch with excellent food and drinks! Like 5 star dining area with lovely view of the bay! Should have it again every year.” - Kathy Wise

Thank you Catering by Chefs.

Tony -First Aid Coordinator -Brighton Grammar School

Hi Phil,
Just a note to say how you and the team at Catering by Chefs made a challenging time so very easy and delightful.
Given only 1 days notice to prepare a wake luncheon for 65 people in my family home, very late on a Monday night I rang the mobile number for “Catering by Chefs”, thinking no one would answer. Surprisingly, you answered and went straight into action when I gave you the timeline of 1 day to prepare. Nothing was too much for you and the team, the whole process was so very simple, regardless of how many times I changed the number of guests, you continually delivered. The food presented beautifully and tasted delightful, your wonder staff made the our luncheon progress smoothly and without any concerns. We could not recommend you and the team enough, Catering by Chefs exceeded our every expectation.

Thank-you Phil to you and the team for making our very short notice luncheon an lovely afternoon.

Karen Moore,
Complex Problem Resolution & Quality - TCE, Global Support Delivery (GSD), Customer Solution Centre (CSC), Technology Services, Enterprise Group

Hi Phil,
We held our wedding on 6th April 2013. We wanted to treat our guests to a meal that they not only enjoyed, but would remember (for the good reasons). We have gone to many weddings ourselves where we either have not enjoyed the meal, or gone home hungry. This was definitely not the case for ours!

The selection of meals we could choose from was amazing and in the end we were able to choose a menu that we knew that everyone could enjoy- and believe me they did!

Sophie Del Brocco, Administration Manager Victoria

Hi Phil,
Just a quick thank you for you food and service last week at our ‘Christmas in July’ function in Beaumaris. It was all delicious and plenty of it. Thanks for being so easy to deal with too.

Robyn Svojtka, Bruce Edmunds & Associates Pty Ltd

A belated thank you for the great food and service you provided for my 50th recently. We had many comments from guests on the great food and friendly service. The guys (Andrew & Chris) did a fabulous job – totally hassle and mess free. Would definitely recommend Catering By Chefs to friends and family for any events.

Many Thanks again

Marg & Scott Caithness

Catering by Chefs were our caterers in March 2013 for our at home wedding.

What an amazing experience we had, the food was absolutely delicious, all our guests commented on this and still do. So many weddings we had been to previously had been great but it was always the catering side that was the downfall. The staff at Catering by Chefs were also great, the food was brought out at the times we asked and no one was left hungry! A great range of cocktail choices also to please everyone.

We both definitely recommend Catering by Chefs for your next event!

Robbie and Mel

Thank you Phil and team, I am still on "cloud" 9 about the success of my 80th birthday party on 23rd June in Sandringham.

When you called I had just composed my thank you card to the attendees and in it I said "What a day, what a venue; what great food and wine. Thank you for helping me celebrate".

This is a reflection of the accolades that were floating around from the guests immediately after the function. I have just received a letter from one of the guests who reinforces the feeling he said "The food was fantastic, the staff and wine were excellent and you created a friendly and happy environment"

I certainly recommend Catering by Chefs on the basis of their professionalism, quality and service.

All the best from Brian Doyle

Dear Phil,
CI am so grateful for your efforts regarding my 80th birthday celebration last Friday evening.

Not only was I thrilled with every aspect, but many of my guests have written or rang since. Universally they were wrapped in the venue, with amazing sunset and views, the food (which you helped me select), the beverages and the friendly staff.

Altogether it made for an amazing and most enjoyable evening. Many thanks and keep up the good work.

John "Ginge" Monohan

Dear Phill
Thank you for supplying us with your delicious food for our event. Not only was it presented beautifully it tasted absolutely delicious. The entire process from ordering to picking up of the empty dishes was so easy and everything ran smoothly. Thanks again


All the best from Brian Doyle

Phil was so easy and helpfull to work with, we were able to cater for our wedding in a ways that suited our needs and taste. His recommendations and ideas were spot on and we had lots of very happy guests at our wedding reception.





There was plenty of food and guests all had positive comments regarding the variety of finger food provided. Thanks Phil for providing a great finger food selection at or cocktail recepton, we wll definately be using your catering for future receptions.



Tanya and Maurice

Phil, how can we thank you enough for fantastic food service and bubbly and friendly personality. Every one was blown away. you made it seem so effortless simply fantastic. Grazie a thousand times



Ciao Antonella

Thanks Phil for last night, it was great, food and staff top rate




Sonya

Thanks Heaps for the sensational spread, the family loved it all





Cheers Scott Palmer

Dear Phil, just a note to say thank you so much for all your pre wedding preparation and support. Our wedding was a great night and the food was yummy and plentiful. Our thanks




the Kenteras

I cannot thank you and your amazing staff enough, sunday lunch christening at our house. Jay very friendly and bubbly what an asset to your team. The food was delicious and colourfull, and your waitress erin was very attentive and friendly. The mini fish and chips were a winner and the mini bagel with chicken waldorf was our favourite. My sister georgia already wants to use you for her 40th Birthday.

Thank you again Phil for organising a great day.

Penny & Jim

Thank you for the fantastic food and exceptional service you provided for our corporate dinner function. Our company was celebrating 30 years in Australia and the grand opening of a new Heavy Industrial Solution division in Melbourne, and we had many people in attendance including state government, dignitaries, customers and suppliers. Every single person we spoke to at the event commented on how delicious the buffet dinner was and how beautifully it was displayed! We appreciate the time and effort your team and yourself put into the event! We will definitely be recommending you’re catering services to others and look forward to the working with you again.

Kate & Samantha, SEW-EURODRIVE Pty Ltd

My partner and I would like to sincerely thank you Phil for the amazing food served at our Engagement party. Excellent service, delicious and visually stunning.


Regards, Dylan