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With over 40 years catering experience, To Catch a Chef has been catering within the Melbourne Jewish community for Bar & Bat Mitzvahs since 1995. Separating them from the field is the complimentary event management which comes with any fully catered function. Not only does this save the client valuable money from their budget, but replacing the event manager means clearer communication at the event and ultimately a smoother running function.


When you’re paying for the venue, band, catering, drinks, decorator and entertainment the last thing you want to squeeze into your budget is the event planner. By taking over this part, To Catch a Chef gives a much needed relief to both the head and the pocket. There is nothing worse than running around at your own event instead of enjoying your special celebration, so give To Catch a Chef a call, let them run the night so you can be a part of the function you’ve spent countless hours working towards.

"Thank you so much for the beautiful functions you made for my son Nathan's Bar Mitzvah on the weekend.  Everyone at the Friday night Shabbat dinner raved about the food, the service and the setup of the room.  My Dad stood up at the end of the dinner and declared it the best Shabbat dinner ever!  And he has been to a lot of Shabbat dinners in a lot of places.


The Kiddush on Saturday was perfect!  The food was divine and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you for your advice on how to decorate the room for both functions.  I took all of it and enjoyed preparing everything myself.  The room looked beautiful.


I have received many compliments from family and friends about how beautiful both functions were.


I will certainly recommend To Catch a Chef to my family and friends, as I have done in the past.


- Karen Lutchner


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"Dear Annette, Moishe, Tash and everyone else at To Catch A Chef,

I must have spent at least 4 sleepless nights working out the best way to focus on my job and have a successful function.  We made an appointment to see Annette, aware of her reputation from Mandy’s wedding but still not totally of the extent of the services offered by To Catch A Chef.  It is now more than 3 weeks since that appointment and I am still marvelling at the way the entire process was conducted, I also have to say what a waste of 4 nights I should never have lost that sleep. Annette removed all the stress and handled the function as though it was her own.


I thank you ALL for a fabulous  function handled with care, efficiency and a generous supply of food. Comments all round were positive about the presentation and the taste of the food, I personally think a complaint would be really hard to find.  I loved the way you displayed the food, it way exceeded my expectations.  Also that you had so many hands on deck to ensure a timely set up with all details accounted for.

Annette at the end of the function I expected everything to be whipped up and removed, but there again your professionalism manifested and you took my guests into account prior to your needs, leaving the tablecloths so they could continue to party, and continue they did, Karaoke then became the entertainment of choice. This was indicative of the great atmosphere generated and confirmed that providing lots of great food, well presented makes people feel welcome and happy. I have always believed that the extent and quality of the food at any gathering determines the outcome.

I cannot adequately express my gratitude and delight with the way the whole function worked out and I know without any doubt that I could not have presented a function of this calibre without your amazing assistance and care."

-Bev, Cyril, Brett and Jordana.

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