Simply Sensational Catering and Events has been a caterer of choice for many business owners and operators, private event hosts, and public event managers, since it commenced operations in Melbourne in 1994.
Since 2017, the business has been owned and operated by me, Mauro Felici, with the help of a great team of chefs, kitchen hands, and food and beverage service personnel.
I purchased the business from the founders, who had built the business up from scratch into a successful, reliable, and innovative catering business, over a period of 23 years.
When they wanted to retire, they approached me, as their former head chef of 13 years standing, and offered me the opportunity to purchase their business, as a going concern.
It was an opportunity I could not allow to pass, and whilst the first 12 -18 months was a steep learning curve, my decision to purchase Simply Sensational Catering & Events has proven to be a wise one.
We have continued to build on the business’s reputation as highly experienced, innovative, and professional Event Catering Specialists and in May 2019, the business became a trading arm of an incorporated entity; Simply Sensational Group Pty Ltd.
Here at Simply Sensational Catering and Events, we offer catering for all types of Corporate Functions and Larger Private Functions.
We also provide catering services under contractual arrangements to four Local Government Authorities; City of Glen Eira, City of Kingston, City of Stonnington and the City of Monash.
We generally provide our sensational catering to events hosted by clients in the Bentleigh, Ormond, Glen Huntly, Carnegie, Chadstone, Elsternwick, Caulfield, Malvern, Toorak, Camberwell, Brighton, Hampton, and Moorabbin areas of Metropolitan Melbourne.
Our menus are extensive and varied to cover the full gamut of Corporate Events as well as being fully flexible to allow total customisation for special private events like weddings, anniversaries, engagement parties, cocktail parties.
We are situated in Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly, a location which allows us to readily service our clients hosting events in any of our service areas.
We offer menu tastings to help you to select the items that will best suit the requirements of your guests for innovative, fresh and healthy food, as well as satisfying any special dietary requirements they may have.
Our premises are entered via an inviting, street facing, tasting room that then leads through to our award winning, fully equipped, commercial kitchen and our cold storage areas.
It is in these areas where the preparation action all takes place on the actual day of your event (unless you have booked an early morning breakfast delivery, where, by necessity, preparation will be completed late on the day prior to your event).
Our experienced team will prepare your catering order from scratch, utilising only the freshest of ingredients, sourced locally, where and whenever possible.
We also hold a liquor licence and if required, we can provide beverages and beverage service staff, to relieve you from that additional workload.
Our focus is on the delivery of innovative fresh and healthy food options that cater to all dietary requirements that your guests have expressed.
To ensure freshness, all our deliveries are made to your venue in our refrigerated vans, and deliveries are timed to ensure freshness is not lost because of food sitting around for too long, before service is scheduled.
Since the change of ownership of the business in 2017, the City of Glen Eira have conducted three annual reviews to assess our compliance with food safety standards.
We were successful in being awarded their coveted 5 Star Food Safety Award in 2017, 2018 and just recently in 2019.
We pride ourselves on our personalised service and Karlie, our experienced and highly competent events manager (she is also a great chef), would love to talk through any aspects of your catering requirements with you, before providing a formal quote for your special event.
You can contact Karlie during business hours on 03 9571 6861.
The following are but a small sample of the recommendations Simply Sensational Catering & Events have received from current and past clients. We trust that these recommendations will provide you with the peace of mind required to entrust us with catering for your next Corporate or Private function.
Once again the team were fantastic and the food delicious. Thank you to you and your staff for making my life easier by doing such a fabulous job. The entire Board enjoyed everything that was served.
Well, thank you to Simply Sensational Catering. The food was fantastic and everyone commented on it, making me look good. You worked out the perfect menu and amount. The timing was brilliant. It could not have worked out any better. The guys you sent to run it all were superb. Very easy to deal with, professional and nothing was too hard or a problem. I had many many comments about them after the party. So all in all it was terrific success and I get all the brownie points.
Everything went perfectly thank you. The food was a huge hit, not a thing was leftover! Thank you for all your help.
The engagement party was ‘Simply Sensational’. A beautiful evening, delish food, great speeches and an inspiring group of young adults. Thank you for your help in making the night memorable. Your gorgeous food was enjoyed by all – I could have ordered double the quantity of pizzas! Kind regards and we look forward to working with you again …
I would highly recommend Simply Sensational Catering & Events to anyone organising an event where delicious food and professional reliable staff are a must. Excellent service always, all dietary requirements catered for and fresh and delicious ingredients used in a contemporary and nutritious menu. From small cakes, business lunches, canapes and dinners, the food is always beautifully presented.
Thanks, Karlie, the catering was fabulous – especially the muffins, lots of praise for those. Almost everything was eaten too which I haven’t seen for a while. Cheers!
Dear Mauro and Karlie, Thank you so very much for all you did to make Richard’s 70th party a wonderful success!! The food was all absolutely perfect – the service and friendly care and also clean up by Katie , Karen & Adam were outstanding, and your advice throughout was spot on!! Richard said “there was seamless transition of everything, the food was great & made it a wonderful night! Your business is well named!” We’ve both had lots of emails from friends saying how fantastic the food was! My GF friend said “A special thanks for all of the GF options, the food was lovely” So take a bow! And please pass on my thanks to Katie, Adam and Karen. Cheers, Margaret
A BIG thank you to Simply Sensational for, not only providing senstational food and service, but also for accommodating our ‘last minute’ attendees. The feedback from guests on the Opening Night was excellent. Thank you to all for helping make the evening such a success.
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