Eat Drink Events Pty Ltd
5/70 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Also Services: Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Byron Bay
EatDrink is a leading Byron Bay catering service, specialising in beautifully prepared, high quality event catering and wedding catering menus, specially tailored to your occasion. From elegant beach weddings to a chic corporate event, an intimate party with friends to a classic country shindig, the EatDrink catering team will create the catering menu to make your event unforgettable.
Inspiration is drawn from across the globe, taking our favourite flavours and dishes the world has to offer. Keeping abreast of the latest culinary trends also ensures a contemporary cutting edge is delivered. Classic favourites are tweaked to showcase Byron Bays' best produce, and with a renowned organic farmers market and the freshest seafood on our doorstep, every dish is ensured a unique Byron influence.
EatDrink recognizes every catering event we perform is unique, whether as your wedding caterer, event caterer or personal chef for the night. Your personal consultation with owner Simon Ruffell, will ensure your wedding menu or catered event is designed specifically to all your requirements. All aspects of your venue, style, timing and budget are considered to provide a framework for a seamless event.The EatDrink catering team then work together to ensure all expectations are not only met, but also exceeded. We pride ourselves in delivering one of the finest byron bay catering services on offer.
EatDrink catering services cover Bryon Bay, Northern NSW, South East Queensland and the Gold Coast.
Our Team Profiles
Simonsâ€™ extensive hospitality background grew from managing fine dining restaurants and upmarket bars, into catering for exclusive private functions and the corporate boardrooms of Sydney: his formula for success is not just about the quality of the food, but also a recognition for excellent service and a keen sense for creating & maintaining the ambience.
EAt Drink was featured in Hello May's wedding blog for Zoie & Mikes Byron hinterland wedding. http://hellomay.com.au/article/a-byron-bay-wedding-zoie-mike/
Please note that the following testimonials are collected, supplied and maintained by Eat Drink Events Pty Ltd.
Just wanted to write and say a very big thanks to you for all your efforts in helping making our wedding an amazing experience.
Everyone commented on how good the food was and all your staff were extremely friendly, in particular Jackie, the co-coordinator, who was brilliant - our MC said she was an absolute lifesaver! She helped helped the day flow perfectly.
All in all we couldn't have asked for a better day and you and your team played a huge part in making it so good, so for that we will forever be grateful - honestly! Wishing you all the very best and hopefully our paths cross again sometime in the near future.
Josh & Nikki,
Dear Simon and Staff at Eat Drink Catering,
It's been almost five weeks since our Wedding and are are back home from our travels, Arron and I just wanted to say thank you and send you some photos.
Thank you for helping to make our wedding such a fantastic day, we would like to express our most sincere appreciation of your catering services.
We cannot speak highly enough of your beautiful food, its meticulous presentation, quality & quantity, your attention to detail, approachability and above all your professionalism.
We received so many comments about how great the food was and the service hummed away without a second thought, we felt very lucky to be in your capable hands.
Aaron and I had high expectations for all aspects of our wedding and you well and truly surpassed these, for which we are delighted.
Thank you again for adding to such a terrific day.
Kelli and Aaron Tapp
12 October 2013
Deux Belettes, Dalwood NSW
I can not thank you enough for the amazing job that yourself and your entire team at Eat Drink did for mine and Andy's wedding a couple of weeks ago..
The actual wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to you and the rest of your crew who were working there that day. I loved having you as my wedding coordinator!! It was such a nice surprise as I already felt super comfortable with you.
Kelly Adams my photographer, was actually really chuffed as well, that you called her on the morning of the wedding just to touch base and tell her if she needed anything to let you know. She said she had never experienced that before - a wedding coordinator calling her beforehand - at any other wedding and totally appreciated it. Such a lovely simple gesture that really made an impression :-)
As soon as I saw your menus over 2 years ago I knew the kind of wedding that I wanted - just a chilled out atmosphere with great company and loads of yummy food!! Something that everyone would have positive memories about.
I loved the idea of the food stations as they were a point of difference to any other wedding I had been to, and they looked absolutely amazing!
All of our guests (on the night and since then) has been raving about each of the courses - the mezze platter, canapés, noodle bar and ice cream parlour. Each having their own favourites, though everyone saying that they LOOOOOOOVED the noodle bar - even down to the chef, the ambience, and how it was set up. I have had nothing but positive feedback about all of the food and the service of ALL of the ED staff on the evening.
Andy the supervisor was fantastic! He and the rest of your staff were very professional, though also had a super relaxed attitude which all of the guests loved and felt very comfortable with. Several of them even commented to me how awesome the staff were. If I could have the day all over again (and I wish I could!!) I wouldn't change a thing!
So thank you thank you thank you S!! I appreciate all of the effort and hard work that you put in right from the start, helping me create a perfect wedding day for Andy and I. Giving us beautiful memories that will last a lifetime...
Gemma & Andy
26th October 2013
Byron Bay Surf Club, Byron Bay NSW
Thanks so much for your fabulous work on and at our wedding!
We both had the most fantastic day, and our guests all raved about the FOOD, the set-up of the venue and the decor etc. But the FOOOOOOD! I have had endless comments, and Jeremy and I loved the spread too
Thanks so much, you were a pleasure to work with and we all had the most amazing time from start to finish, loved every minute!
Jeremy and Laura - Hunt ;) ;)
3rd November 2013
Dune Room Belongil, Byron Bay NSW
Hi Simon!! We want to say a huge thank you to you for your amazing service at our wedding "Ben and Toni (12/11/2011). We were so happy with your service in SO many ways. You really helped to make our event. You were more like a wedding planner than just a caterer. A little joke amongst us was when I (Toni) would say Simon says...implying we should probably do it. From the DJ to the lighting, the very stylish Florence Broadhurst print cushions, ostrich feather arrangements, hire furniture and timing of the day -if you said it we put a lot of weight on your advice. You inspired confidence from the beginning and even went beyond our high expectations of you. Great work on the position for the beach and the set up, the styling and the little touches like taking notice of the bride as she emmerged from her room and taking the time for some gentle words of advice for the day. You were responsive, prompt and meticulous in addressing our requirements at every step of the way. The food was spectacular. It was fresh, tasty, and so well presented. Your "food moments" were so well considered and kept interest throughout the day. You and the chef as you said added a theatrical touch and your talented friendly staff added the finishing touches to those little food experiences. Thank you so much Simon. You are an inspiration. Toni & Ben
Hi Simon I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for the sensational food and service and catering and … and …. everything!! You were a LIFESAVER!!! You made our day perfect. You really did. You and your organising and your wonderful staff and scrumptious food. Everyone raved about the food. I have been telling everyone who raves about your food that you are happy to cater in Brisbane if they need catering. I hope that's okay! Simon, thank you so, so much. You must feel really good knowing you have made people so happy. Our day was perfect because of you and your team. I can't really thank you enough. I wish we could get married all over again - just so we can have another EatDrink party!! We hope you have a super duper Christmas and a very, very happy new year and we wish you all the very, very best for a very successful 2012 because you sure deserve it. Love Jen and Steve
Dear Simon, Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the amazing job you and your staff did for our Wedding last weekend. Everything ran so smoothly and the food was just divine!! Everyone raved about it - how good it looked, how great it tasted, and that there was plenty of it. All the staff did such a great job - they were professional, efficient and a pleasure to have in our home. We really appreciate all their hard work. And Simon, what can I say...? From our very first meeting you made me feel completely at ease and I knew everything was in such good hands. You worked tirelessly throughout the whole process and I can't thank you enough for playing such a significant role in making our wedding such a fun and successful night. I will definitely be recommending Eatdrink to others. Best wishes, Jane and Chris
Dear Simon, I am just writing to thank you and your team for the most wonderful evening at Puri Pantai on 17th November for my son-in-law's 40th Birthday dinner. The food was exquisite and the staff very friendly, efficient and not at all intrusive. We had enough leftovers for a second helping the following evening! Mo even poured me a surreptitious pre-dinner gin and tonic which was delicious! Thank you again for all your help and a really good overall package - we couldn't have done it without you. Best wishes Faith
Head on the 11th November... Dear Simon, I just wanted to thank you and your staff for a fantastic day on the 11th of November. The food was amazing, so well presented and your staff were outstanding. We had so many compliments about the catering, and some people asked for your details to pass onto other couples getting married in the area. Thank you for all of your recommendations in the lead up to the big day. You were so helpful. Best regards, Emma
Hi Simon, Hope you're well. Sorry it has taken us a while to get onto you. We have finally settled back into real life after our lovely break & wedding in Byron & honeymoon in Bali & we wanted to say a HUGE thankyou to you & your team for all you did for us on our wedding day. You were very helpful with the planning of our menu & we are so happy we went with the canapes & noodle bar. Thankyou for all your help with the organising. You were such a pleasure to deal with & made the whole process easy & uncomplicated. The food was absolutely delicious. We had so many great comments on the day & everybody really enjoyed it. From the mezze platter & the canapes, to the delicious noodle bar & the dessert selections. Everything was fantastic! Your staff on the day were absolutely amazing. They were so lovely, friendly, helpful & professional. From bringing extra drinks down to our bridal party on the beach while we had photos taken, to giving breadsticks from the mezze platter to the Mum's with small children. One of your team members had to remind me to have dessert so that I could try my wedding cake & I'm so glad she did. I was so caught up with guests on the day that I would have missed it. That reminds me, the macadamia ice-cream was a real hit too. People are still raving about the food & we are soooooo glad we chose you as our caterer. Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Jess & Mike.
Simon and the EatDrink crew....Thank you for such a magical 30th Birthday at Margeritaville!!! Everything about it was AMAZING!!! Best birthday EVER!!! xxx Tahlia
Hello Simon I didn't want the opportunity pass without letting you know that the food and service you provided at Jilly and Austin's wedding was excellent - thank-you. I also very much appreciated the advice you gave along the way about the layout of the tables, the lighting, the ceremony site and the umbrellas ( these provided a lovely garden party atmosphere early in the celebration)…and the heaters - so glad we had them at 2:00am - Mudgeeraba is always cooler than the coastal strip! We have received many, many comments about the quality of the food. It was superb. Your staff were also very appropriate - very professionally presented and attentive to our guests' needs. Everything appeared to happen very seamlessly and effortlessly - no doubt due to your co-ordination. All in all Simon - well done! My sincere thanks once again for your contribution to making Jilly and Austin's wedding day so very special. Please pass on my thanks to your staff as well. You are a good team. Colette
It was an amazing wedding. In every detail there was a strong presence of love and dedication. Both families worked really hard, and with incredible attention to detail, Ed’s Farm was shaped into a spectacular venue to welcome and stun 171 guests. Tim’s brother, Bill, was the best man, his toast was a huge success and definitely unforgettable. In between moments of deep meaning and sentiment there was a ton of dancing and going crazy. It was such a treat to all of us to dance to the music of the band, they were just phenomenal and had the dance floor full for the entire wedding reception! Catering was impeccable. Dinner was a memorable feast, food was delicious and staff was faultless, I loved the idea of Ange and Tim selecting a few guests to carve the meat, it added a family dinner feel to the event. Genius. The men looked sharp in dinner suits. The ladies looked amazing especially after heels were ditched and replaced by gum boots. Tim and Ange, thank you for inviting me to your warm-hearted event. It was an absolute honor to capture it for you. Pat
Dear Simon, I can't believe it has already been over a month since our wedding. I finally just got a hold of Stephen's photo's, and it brought it all back in a big way... I wanted to say thank you so much for the perfect evening you served up for Justin & I, and all our guests. We had so many compliments on the food. Lucie and Michael were just fantastic, (I didn't have an empty glass the whole night!) and once again, our guests complimented, this time the service - they were just brilliant. I also wanted to thank Jeremy (nice clean dishes!!) even though I didn't get it meet him. The only down point to the whole evening, was that we didn't get to feast on all the canapes during the photos.. If I had a suggestion to anyone getting married having you as their caterer, it would be that if they have the time, have an early ceremony, get the photo's done, then mingle with your guests and enjoy your food (and drink of course!). So thank you for saving some of the delights when we arrived back from the photo's. The rest of the meal was divine, delicious, right on cue - you obviously know your stuff! We want to wish you and EatDrink the best of luck with your business, although something tells me you won't be needing it.