dining abode is your ultimate event catering experience offering a fully comprehensive Sydney catering service that can accommodate events that take place outside of Sydney as well.
From bespoke menus created by award winning chef, Thomas Johns to liaising with our event planner, to take care of every element. With a personal touch every step of the way, dining abode will ensure your event or celebration is an occasion to remember.
Additional services such as the set up of offsite kitchens, bar set-up, furniture hire, AV equipment hire, crockery, cutlery , glassware, floral arrangements and linen is also available through our trusted suppliers. We also have professional event stylists on hand should you require detailed styling and theming for your event.
dining abode is an accredited Gold License Caterer enabling us to cater your event at any venue, in and around Sydney.
Founded by award winning, two-hat chef Thomas Johns, dining abode offers a premium, restaurant quality event catering experience with a unique and professional approach.
Catering Menus & Packages
Catering packages are individually tailored to give your event its own signature style. At dining abode, we design and develop menus based on a theme of your choice. This could be designing a menu around a product theme for a product launch to enhance the overall experience of guests. dining abode was involved in the Pure Rose product launch for Jurlique skincare, developing a menu matching canapes both savoury and sweet, to a rose theme.
From canapé functions to product launches from dinner parties to weddings, dining abode’s extensive range of menus can be customised to ensure a seamless flow for your event. dining abode also provides a range of beverage packages, professional chefs and waitstaff with all aspects overseen by director, Thomas Johns. Additional services such as the hiring of offsite kitchens, furniture hire, crockery, cutlery , glassware and linen is also available though our trusted suppliers who we have liased with for a number of years.We also have professional event stylists on hand should you require detailed styling for your event.
For more specific details on our Sydney catering services, please visit our events catering, corporate catering or wedding pages to see how dining abode can ensure your event is flawless, seamless and ultimately, memorable.
THE DROPP is the sister company to our parent company, dining abode. THE DROPP has been created by director and award winning chef, Thomas Johns to fill a gap for fresh, seasonal quality food that replicates a deluxe canapé and buffet party with the same philosophies, care and attention to detail as dining abode without the need for chefs or waitstaff.
THE DROPP concept is to provide a perfect catering alternative for a quality yet more casual offering delivered directly to your business, home or venue. This is drop off catering at it’s finest.
Delicious, fresh everyday food that is conveniently dropped to your door for your next private party, boardroom meeting, client drinks, social gathering or family get-together. All food is packaged and delivered in contemporary, attractive packages that can go straight from our kitchen to your table.
All orders include stylish, disposable eco cutlery and napkins to accompany the food. You can choose from a wide selection of individual dishes or create your own customised spread.
Canapes: an array of canapés encompassing seafood, shellfish, meats and vegetables all skillfully morphed into appetising morsels.
Salads: colourful, tantalising, healthy seasonal salads spanning the globe with spices, herbs and dressings packaged for your convenience.
Antipasto: cured meats, salmon, pickles, cheese and mezze add a sense of fun with a great range of diverse flavours and textures.
Dessert: finish with a simple seasonal fruit salad, a freshly baked fruit and frangipane tart or a collection of mini desserts including macaroons, miniature fruit tarts, nougat and chocolates. Or a classic light, dark chocolate mousse with raspberries and pistachio praline if you don’t want to share!
5 Stars for Dining Abode for corporate catering
I was recommended Thomas at Dining Abode by Natalie & Simon at Sydney Picnic Co. From the very beginning I knew Dining Abode would be the right choice for my unique corporate function with the guest list being mostly Executive Women. Thomas immediately put me at ease in ensuring the event would be a success. He took the time out to come to the office to view the function space and sat down with me to work through a suitable canapés menu. Thomas and his team organised everything from glassware, to serving platters to even the wait staff. The day of the event, Thomas and his Chef produced amazing food. The taste, presentation and attention to detail was second to none. The wait staff were all friendly, polite and presented well which were important factors for this particular corporate event. I would highly recommend Thomas and his team at Dining Abode for any corporate function especially for high end events where you need to impress and give the big wow factor. Thanks Dining Abode!
Bronwyn Russell, Mirvac