Planning a party, a corporate event, a special occasion or just a dinner at the office with your colleagues? We’ve got you sorted with this ultimate guide to custom caterers in Shanghai. Whether you’re putting together a buffet, a sit-down meal, a cocktail party or an internal event at your company, it’s always good to work with an experienced caterer so you can focus on running your event and interacting with your guests.
Shanghai-based startup WoowBow.com is a unique online catering delivery platform for corporate catering in China. The platform puts together Shanghai’s best catering offerings to fit every budget from the city’s finest restaurants, bars, caterers and chefs in one place. You’ll be glad to know they even have a free concierge service and will help you organize sweat all the details for your next office gathering, company meetings, or office happy hours with bartender, cocktails and DJ right in your office.
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Ginger Catering started in 2005 and known as one of the preferred catering service in Shanghai. Their canapés are prepared using only the freshest ingredients with a combination of flavors from across Asia. Share your idea with the Ginger team and they’ll work with you to deliver your catering needs.
// 91 Xingguo Road // 兴国路91号
// [email protected] // 34060599
If tapas is what you’re after, new Spanish restaurant Cabra on Wuding Road has got you sorted. On their menu: ham, veggie and cod croquets; iberian, ham and cheese platters; chorizo on the wine, sailors clams, meatballs in black sauce, salmorejo, huevos rellenos, Spanish tortillas, pimientos tio Ricardo, and paella.
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// 2/F, 991 Wuding Lu (near Jiaozhou Lu) // 武定路991号2楼 (近胶州路)
// [email protected] // 5266-8620
Indonesian restaurant Bumbu is able to cater to events of all sizes, from intimate parties to large gatherings to celebrations that fill venues. Choose your service style and menu, whether it be pass-around canapés and finger foods, ready-to-eat lunch boxes, or a full-on buffet of your Indonesian favourites. They’re also equipped to provide professional setup, providing delivery, decor, serving dishes, flatware and service, as needed.
// B1/F, 555 Nanjing Xi Road, near Chengdu Bei Road // 南京西路555号B1楼, 近成都北路
// [email protected] // 6222 7693
Spanish restaurant Avenue on Hengshan Road can cater to events of every budget and size up to 500 people. Their canapes like smoked salmon with caviar, chicken and quail eggs with baguette, ham with melon or Spanish gazpacho are very popular, and so are their sweets like vanilla puff, chocolate cake and fruit sandwich.
// 844 Hengshan Road, near Tianping Road // 衡山路844号, 近天平路
// [email protected] // 6441-0126
Saucepan, the go-to place for people looking for a better and much healthier food option in Shanghai specialises in hearty Power Bowls & Salads packed with good-for-you ingredients and delicious flavors. Whether they start with quinoa, rice or barley as the base, their new bowls are filled with a lot of love! Special deals start with orders of 10 people or more: perfect when for a meeting, or for a meal with with colleagues at the office.
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Whether you need to fuel your tired employees during lunch time or provide your event’s guests with simple but delicious and filling snacks, Pierogi Ladies has got you covered with their five flavors of pierogi, ranging from ￥44 to ￥52 for a set of eight:
#1 Classic pierogi Ruskie with potatoes, cottage cheese and onions plus deep fried onion and bacon topping
#2 Pierogi with feta cheese and spinach served with olives
#3 pierogi with beetroots and goat cheese
#4 Malibu pierogi – with cocoa dough stuffed with mascarpone, shredded coconut and a few drops of Malibu rum
#5 Pierogi with sauerkraut and mushrooms
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The Home Grill
Everybody loves BBQ! Wanna have an outdoor barbecue party, but don’t want to spend all your time at the grill yourself? With The Home Grill’s highly convenient service, they’ll bring over the grill and the chef, so you focus on enjoying quality time with your guests. Starting from ￥168 per person with a minimum booking for 20 people, you can have your BBQ party started in a snap. Corporate prices and sets for bigger groups are also available. Drop-off catering is also available, and you can get everything from tapas, baked main and side dishes to marinated raw meat, all delivered to your door step.
// Call owner Theresia Ivanne at 15002123347 for more info
// Wechat: thehomegrillshanghai
Taste & See
If you have a special celebration that needs professionalism, but also some tailored love and affection then look no further than Taste & See. These guys bring food, service and decorations to wow your guests and have built a solid reputation as the team to go to when a good impressions matter. They specialize in full service caterings for afternoon and evening cocktail receptions, but also have ‘comfort food value packs’ good for family gatherings or last minute team meetings in the office.
// 99 Taixing Road, near West Nanjing Road // 泰兴路89号张园内, 近南京西路
// 5283 1977
Latin favorite Azul can provide canapes, buffets and fine dining experiences for events from 20 to 250 guests. Minimum catering charges are ￥8,000 for weekdays and ￥10,000 for weekends, and average prices can range from ￥200 per guest to ￥2,000 for the more exclusive fine dining experiences. They can also take care of everything from set up to decor of your event space.
// Ferguson Lane, 8/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai’an Lu // 武康路378号8楼, 近泰安路
Asado Conrado BBQ Catering
Asado Conrado’s BBQ catering brings friends, colleagues and clients together with their generous, tasty and succulent hormone-free and charcoal-cooked beef and lamb cuts, sourced from the best Angus and Wagyu farms in the Americas. Prices start from ￥99 per person for 1/2 kilo of imported grain-fed beef, and there’s even a money-back guarantee.
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// 52735713 // 17740815413
Kairos Events creates special moments by bringing the chef to your kitchen, along with all the necessary cooking utensils, freshly-bought ingredients, spices and seasonings and even beverages. They’re well-placed to help with any of the following: cooking classes for adults and kids, wine tasting sessions, farewell parties, gala dinners and corporate team building sessions.
Pizza Taxi specialises in creating menus by tailoring their services to your specific needs, respecting the tastes and dietary requests of your guests — vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or meat-lover! So confident are they of the quality and taste of their food that they’ll even organise a free tasting session for you.
// 447 Wusheng Road // 武胜路447号
// 63337181 // 13122169767
Pie Society, the purveyor of lovingly handcrafted, gourmet British pies, offers buffet-style catering and street food-style meals with pies and sides served in their signature boxes. Tailor your menu with a tempting selection of canapés, pies, accompaniments and puddings to choose from. They’ve got lots of experience catering to events large and small and with their friendly and flexible approach will work with you to ensure the smooth running of your event is as easy as pie.
// Unit B102, 381 Panyu Lu // 番禺路318号幸福里B102室
Happy Buddha has been busy providing vegan and vegetarian solutions to Shanghai for quite time now and going from strength to strength with the launch of its central kitchen for outdoor catering, and soon will open its doors at its new location on Shaanxi Road.
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// 13818700753 // 159 2139 3436