A couple of weeks back, we recommended a few restaurants that offer intimate spreads right at your doorstep. Now, we’re looking a little bigger (emphasis on little) – small group banquets, spreads and parties thanks to some luxury caters for some much-needed reprieve in stressful times.

We aren’t advocating for wanton partying – social distancing and basic sanitation is still a must. But while we ride out the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep living: be it a baby shower or birthday, significant events can be commemorated responsibly. At the same time, it’s helping to keep the food industry afloat.

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Michelin-trained luxury caterers

Take Tim’s Fine Catering for example. The eponym is a Michelin-trained chef that hails from the Netherlands. His experience in vaunted culinary institutions is legendary: he’s had a stint in two three-starred restaurants, Oud Sluis and Auberge de I’ll, and a two-starred restaurant, Sketch. Chef Tim Meijers was also head of catering at Saint Pierre in Singapore for two years.

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He brings contemporary French cuisine with a touch of Japanese influence and years of professional experience to Tim’s Fine Catering: everything, down to the cutlery, ingredients and service, adds to the final gastronomical experience that seeks to bring fine dining to the comfort of home.

As such, expect a meal more akin to sampling a tasting menu than a buffet – with delights such as Boston lobster cannelloni, slow-cooked wagyu ribeye with rainbow ratatouille and a dark chocolate sphere topped with edible gold.

Catering Small Group 2020 TIm's Fine Catering in text

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Of course, you can trust the catering company to craft a bespoke menu that suits your dietary requirements and preferences – simply tell your personal co-ordinator and butler that’ll make running any event a breeze.

It’s unsurprising then that the catering company was nominated for Caterer of the Year 2020 by the World Gourmet Summit. You can find out more about the menu here.

Here’s our pick of luxury catering services for intimate gatherings and convivial soirees with people that matter the most: expect themed buffets, cocktail canapes and live stations. Here’s to good food, good wine and most importantly, good health.

Other high-end catering services