Aside from the ambiance, and of course, your charm as a host, your party's success depends largely depends on the food.
There’s always the choice of hiring a professional caterer to take the load off from your own kitchen, but which one?
To help you, we’ve listed down the most fabulous caterers you can hire in Manila.
25 Mushrooms Kitchen
Established in 2009, Sari Jorge’s 25 Mushrooms Kitchen is a modern cooking school and catering company. Not only does it cater special occasions, corporate parties, and other events, it also offers specialized intimate dinners right at its space in Valle Verde. 25 Mushrooms' team of professionals will take care of everything from food down to the set-up including tables, chairs, linens, glassware, silverware, and china. Social Hall, Cauliflower Street, Valle Verde 5, Pasig; 0917.827.2525; 25mushroomskitchen.com
Bizu Catering Studio
Bizu gained popularity for its French-inspired restaurants. Later on, it expanded into catering through Bizu Catering Studio and since then it’s become one of Manila’s sought-after caterers. From the perfectly braised beef to the airy macarons, Bizu always delivers an amazing culinary experience. First Midland Building, 109 Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati; 845.0590; bizupatisserie.com
Cibo di M
Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016 Margarita Forés’ Cibo needs no introduction. Her customized catering service began in 1987 and since then it has served as the go-to for private dinners, corporate parties, and other events. As with Forés’ restaurants, Cibo di M promises high-quality food and impeccable service. The Commissary @ Whitespace, 2314 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati; 729.0030; margaritafores.com
The Cookery Gourmet Catering
The Cookery Gourmet Catering specializes in Moroccan food. Its chef and owner, Michelle Tomacruz, has been at it since 1996 and has even cooked for the Prince of Morocco. Tomacruz is famous for her dishes like Iberian chicken, Korean beef stew, baked lapu-lapu in Queso de Bola cream with her most popular dish being the angus meatballs. 130 Celery Drive, Valle Verde 5, Pasig; 635.0351
Gourmet Garage Catering
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Though based in Olongapo, Gourmet Garage brings its signature dishes to Manila through its catering service. Founded in March 2011, Gourmet Garage Catering offers a mix of classic, cosmopolitan, and modern dishes. To make each event special, chef Booj Supe plans the menu according to the client’s preferences. La Suerte Compound, West Service Road, Paranaque; 0918.495.2999
As the chef behind Kai Restaurant, Cerveseria, Isogi, and Manila House, Gilbert Pangilinan is best known for his innovative dishes. And the Nobu-trained chef’s catering company, Kai Catering, is no different. One of his specialties is the kaiseki menu, a traditional Japanese multi-course meal that is rarely offered in catering. Another factor that makes Kai Catering special is the fact that you’re certified of freshly made food as ingredients are brought in raw and cooked onsite. G/F, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati; 551.4088; 757.5209
La Tasca Catering
Marilou Senn’s La Tasca has been Manila’s beloved caterer for years. Once a favored restaurant, La Tasca opened in the ‘70s and remained popular until it closed down in the ‘90s to focus on catering. It has consistently delivered quality food and service through the years. Those who have been lucky enough to have La Tasca continually rave about the cannelones, caesar salad pizza, and bibingka. 5616 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati; 896.5543
Private Dining by Happy Concept Group
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Happy Concept Group’s Happy Ongpauco-Tiu had the idea of opening her catering company after realizing how much she loved to entertain. From making her own recipes and styling tablespaces, she puts everything together down to the last detail. Private Dining offers themed cuisines in the form of guéridon, chef’s table style, and degustation or sit down. The package includes food labels, centerpiece arrangement as well as wait staff and flower arrangements. G/F Greenbelt Mansion, 106 Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati; 586.7184; privatedining.com.ph