(Update: for a more complete list of the Best Caterers (with downloadable menus), read my new blog post The Best Catering Services in Manila!)
There is only one thing most adults care about in a birthday party: FOOD.
And it cannot be just any food, it has to be good, delicious food. And so, I find that with most of my clients, even before they book me to style their event, they have already booked or decided on which catering service they will avail (and also most times, on the venue as well).
Having been in the business for quite a few years already (4 years, to be exact), I’ve had my share of good and bad experiences with catering services. The list below is by no means exhaustive; just treat it as my general opinion based on my own experience as an event stylist.
Arranged in no particular order:
This renowned shop known for its sumptuous cakes and pastries also runs a very respected catering service. Food is delicious and consistent, price is a bit on the above average though. Service is impeccable. Range of package is somewhere around P550-740 / head.
Here’s a tip: get a package that is high enough, and they’ll throw in ghost chairs for FREE. Trust me, the chairs are worth it!
Download their menu below:
Probably the most prolific and popular catering service, Verleo offers packages that start at the very affordable range of P260 / head. They also have packages that are as high as P890 / head, so don’t think of this catering service as just for cheapskates, either.
One thing that makes Verleo one of the most successful catering service around in Manila is the wide variety of choices of food available, the quality of the food (which is not sacrificed no matter the price of the package), AND the generous servings of food provided.
Check out their menu below:
GOLDEN CAPE CATERING
Now this is a hidden gem! Before I encountered this catering service in one of the parties I styled, I’ve never heard of them. After I tried their food, though, I immediately asked my client the price of the package she got. According to the client, the package she availed of was around P350 / head, but it tasted like P500 / head! Now that’s a first impression!
Check out their menu below:
K BY CUNANAN
One of the leading caterers with an established presence in the wedding industry, K by Cunanan’s main value proposition is its marriage of catering service + event styling in one complete package. They offer you food, with dainty table centerpieces and table tops as a bonus. With the advent of event styling, this bonus is becoming more important in the client’s eyes, now more than ever.
Click on their menu below:
This catering service is another lesser known shop, but nevertheless still worthy of consideration.