Caterforce Catering is an award-winning full-service caterer: Specialising in Weddings (All Catering Styles), Seated banquets, Casual events, Cocktail parties, Buffets, Finger food, Conferences, Funerals, BBQ’s,  Corporate & Industrial. Whatever the occassion, our Catering team of menu planners, chefs and wait staff will manage every detail for catering, of your function. Based in Thornton, we work throughout the Maitland, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Port Stephens regions.


For over Twenty Five Years, Caterforce has set the standard in mobile catering in the Hunter Valley. We have earned a respected reputation for producing innovative and modern cuisine with ingredients sourced from local and regional producers. Our food is simply delicious, and our service is professional and utterly reliable. Call 4933 5119 to book Caterforce for your next event.

Covid safe
Brides Choice awards


  • Seasonal quality produce prepared fresh on the day
  • 26+ Years experience catering locally
  • Select from our popular menus or create your own
  • We never compromise on quality, quantity or service
  • Guaranteed to never run out of food
  • We work to your requirements, schedule and budget
  • Catering events from 40 to 5000+ guests
  • Uniformed catering staff and all catering equipment included in menu pricing
  • Discount for advance bookings
  • Fully insured; Strict food handling and safety standards
  • Award winners: Restaurant & Caterers Assoc NSW & Brides Choice Awards




Thank you Guys – They  Loved it-

Lockdown grazing box for 7 brunch style with croissants ( not shown in pic)

Grazing box brunch

Lockdown grazing box brunch sweet style local delivery hunter valley Port Stephens , Newcastle

Robyn Richards, Sunday 15th August 2021

Hi Cathie –

Thanks for your & your helpers assistance to make our functions very successful.

The food, service and attention were first class.

Regards John

Latitude 1 Port Stephens

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Xmas in July 2021

John Latitude 1, Saturday 31st July 2021

Looked Delicious-

She messaged me and was very happy

Thank you again,

Lockdown grazing box

Delivery local Maitland Birthday gift

Hi Cathie

We just wanted to thank you so much for the lovely morning tea following our mum’s memorial service yesterday.

Everyone commented on how nice the food was.


Kathy, John & Alison

Dear Cathie,

We just wanted to thank you and your team for the professional and compassionate way you provided the catering for us last Friday.

The food and service was just great, and very much appreciated by us all.

Many thanks,

Christine and Chris

Funeral catering

Hi Cathie,

Dylan and I would just like to thank you and your staff so much for the absolutely incredible food you provided for our wedding!

The food was SO delicious! All of our guests couldn’t stop talking about the amazing service and how great the food was. It truly felt like such a sweet, family, warm meal for us all to sure.

We so so glad we chose your company to cater food for our wedding, so thank you so so much!

Redhead Surf Club

Will highly recommend you to everyone!

Take care and all the best,

Bria & Dylan xxx

Cath – Thank you so much for our boxes yesterday; That was just perfect and took so much pressure away Will save you know for future times Thanks again Deidre-  Pre wedding grazing boxes

Grazing box

Caterforce catering grazing boxes throughout Covid

Hi Cathie,

I just wanted to send through an email to say thank you very much for the weekends catering, I have received much praise for the catering.

Looking forward to working with you again.

#@ Isnt it lovely events & styling

Grazing Box delivery –

Thanks so much … very happy & went down well .. Merry Christmas!


Grazing Box

Savoury grazing box

Maitland Craft Brewer, Friday 18th December 2020


Thank you very very much for you beautiful luncheon you put on for my beautiful husbands memorial yesterday

It is so so appreciated

Thanks again

Mrs Faye Chapman

funeral catering

funeral catering All saints Woodville

Hi Cathy, thank you for yesterday 7/12/2020 we were very pleased with the catering, the meals were excellent also your staff did a wonderful job, our group spoke very highly of you.

Regards Lee,

Tennis Club Thornton.

Lee Thornton Tennis Club, Monday 7th December 2020- Thornton

Good morning Cathie

Thank you to you both for your great service and delicious food.  It was so lovely to finally meet you (and so good that I could relax and enjoy the day too!).

Hope to see you again (my son’s 21st is next June – so expect a call from me again).



60th Birthday

Thanks so much for the platters yesterday. I missed you when you left! The food was absolutely beautiful & there was none left at the end of the night. Cheers & Thanks Again Cath


Elisha & Evan

Hi Cathy and Steve,                                                          Just a note to thank you for the catering service you both provided us today for our dual celebration at “Woodlyn”.  The catering you provided was excellent and carried out with a minimum of fuss and in a courteous and professional manner.

The quality of the food provided for the luncheon was commented on by many present as being first class. It was lovely to be able to enjoy the company of our guests and not have to worry about preparing and serving meals.

Thank you again for your professional and caring service.

Best regards.

Chris and Robert.

Robert & Chris Richardson, Sunday 04th October 2020 Gresford

Dear Cathie and Crew
I just wanted to take this opportunity to Thank you for the catering for our Mums farewell.
The food was lovely your staff were professional and considerate.
In such awful circumstances it was an absolute blessing that we had one less thing to worry about.
God Bless and please know we will definitely use your services again hopefully for a more uplifting reason next time.
Kindest Regards
Bernadette and Dennis Collison

Bernadette &Dennis Collison, Monday 29th June 2020 Gresford

Wow thankyou Cathie for a prefect evening of great food and service. Our musician mick fetch from hunter valley wedding entertainment said you are the best caterer he has had the pleasure of eating. Best food ever he said xx. He took some of your cards to hand out to clients xx
Have a fabulous week and I hope you get some more business through Mick also xx
Michelle Bultitude

Michelle B Cessnock, Saturday Sept 2018

Morning Cathie, just want to say a big thank you to you for a wonderfull job you did delivering, warming and taking care of the finger food for Sandy’s 70th surprise, all the ladies enjoyed your dishes and there was plenty to eat.
You are a very professional operator and I would highly recommend your service.

Am happy for you to put my comments on your web page/face book. I am not on face book myself. Again thank you Cathie.

Kathy Schmierer

Kathy Quarrobylong, Saturday 06th June 2020

Hi Cathie,

I really appreciate your efficiency and help.

We will be sure to refer you to friend etc – your efficiency has blown me away!

All the best with your business, I know times have been tough for business owners so praying for Gods blessing on all you do.


Amanda Metford, Friday 05th June 2020

Thanks Cathie.
Your staff did an incredible under ridiculous conditions.
The food was awesome.
Will be sending you and the staff a thank you email once get sorted.
Can’t thank you enough.

47 degree day 🙂

Steve & Tasmin - Wedding Pokolbin, Saturday 01st February 2020

Dear Cathie,

Thank you so much for the wonderful meal supplied by you for the Jenny MacLeod Retirement Village last Saturday. The food was amazing and as usual prompt and impeccably served.

May we please book for next year, Saturday 5th December, same time, same place and hopefully the same old people!

Happy Christmas,


Xmas catering Caterforce

Xmas Party - Jesmond, Saturday 07th December 2019

Good morning Cathie

On behalf of the residents of Banksia Grove, I would like to thank you for making our Christmas Party the success that it was.

As you undoubtedly know, the quality of the food served at these functions contributes greatly to their success.

As we have in the past had some unfortunate experiences with caterers, I asked our residents their opinions of the meal they were served.

Their overwhelming response was that they were very impressed with the quality and quantity of food, also that it was served hot, under what must have been difficult conditions for your staff.

As you know, there is always someone who is hard to please, but even the person I expected to find fault, had nothing but praise.

Please thank your staff, again, for a job well done.

We will have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone looking for caterers, and will, hopefully, see you again next year.


Xmas Party - Williamtown, Saturday 07th December 2019

Hi Cathie

Once again Caterforce was a real hit at our Xmas event. Thank you for your service and excellently organised team.


Kind Regards

UON Xmas party - Jesmond, Tuesday 03rd December 2019

Hi Cathie,
Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely meal and super staff last night for St. John’s, Maitland. Much appreciated.

Year 6 Farewell - Maitland, Tuesday 03rd December 2019

Hi Cathie

Thank you so much for your efforts with our wedding on Friday! You and your team did a fantastic job and the food was delicious!

Kind regards

Wedding - Mount Rivers, Friday 22nd November 2019

Just a thank you for the wonderful service that you provided on Saturday at our 60th party.

It was so relaxing not to have to scramble that evening and the next day
To tidy up either.
The food was great.

Regards Jeannine O’Riley

Marmong Point 60th Birthday , Saturday 09th November 2019

Hi Cathie, Just wanted to say a big Thankyou to you and your team for catering our function last Saturday night.

The food was amazing and your staff where incredible. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or use you again, the service was extremely professional and I was amazed that by the time your team had left you wouldn’t have known they were there at all.
Many Thanks

Hazel Craig

Gresford Fundraiser , Saturday 09th November 2019

Good Afternoon Cathie,

We would like to thank you again for your catering.

It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and there was more than ample food. Am very grateful for your effort today

Kind Regards,

65th Wedding anniversary Gillieston Heights, Sunday 27TH October 2019

Hi Cathie,

Everything was so good.
We had a lot of compliments on the food.
Everyone said the food was the best buffet wedding food
they have ever had. No word of a lie. I think that’s awesome!

Courtney & Blake

Wedding Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Saturday 09th November 2019

Hi Cathie,

Just wanted to say thank you again to the polite and professional crew that catered for our family get together


Family gathering Clarencetown, Saturday 05th October 2019

Hi Cathie
Hope all is well
This has been a long time coming and sorry for the delay Just wanted to thank ya’ll for the fantastic job and food served at Tizzana and Chases engagement party We had wonderful feedback and everyone loved the food – no one went home hungry that’s for sure Dad was so excited to see you to to know he will be getting a good feed lol ( he is soooo darn picky)

Anyway was great to catchup and thanks again

Cheers for now
Julie x

Engagement Party Aberglassyn, Saturday 31st August 2019

Just wanted to say thank you and it was lovely to meet you on Friday.

I appreciate your help and I wanted to let you know that the cakes and sandwiches that were left I took them back to the East Maitland office and everyone said they were lovely and enjoyed them. I did too

I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Everything went amazing and the family were very very happy.

Thank you.

Kind Regards.

Christie Avery


Fry Bros Funerals Raymond Terrace, Friday 11th October 2019

Hi I was the groom last night.

Thanks for the great food last night. It was amazing.

So much food. Absolutely wonderful.

Vaughn Payne Groom

Katrina Thorpe Bride

Wedding - Woodville, Thursday 10th October 2019

Thanks Cathie & Caterforce team.

We cannot recommend you enough.

Everything you did and the service and food was impeccable X

Lisa Reid – Snelson

Wedding - Medowie, 12th October 2019

Hi Cathie

Craig & I would like to thank you & your staff for all your effort yesterday. The service was professional, friendly & polite. You all were pleasure to work with & made the day enjoyable.
The food was absolutely delicious & we had so many people comment on how lovely it was.
We will definitely be recommending your services to others.

Thank you again.

Kind regards

Wallalong Hawaiian themed Party, 21st September 2019

Foods fantastic!! staffs a blast !!
and amazing service
thanks so much :))

Glenn Burrell

Aberglassyn, 04th September 2019

Hi Cathie,

John and I would like to thank you for the wonderful meal you gave us on Sunday night.

We thank you for making it look extra special for us, and appreciate what you did for us.

Regards ,

Vicki & John Warden

Closebourne Village Morpeth, 60th Wedding Anniversary 11th August 2019

Hi Cathie,

A big thanks for all of the beautiful food yesterday. It made for a relaxed family birthday, just as we had hoped.

Thanks again,


Wangi Wangi

Sarah, 70th birthday 04th August 2019

Afternoon Cathie

Sorry I didn’t see you before you left Saturday night… Thank you so so much for a wonderful meal and service.

I have no hesitation in recommending your business.


Lochinvar House

Wayne Hart, 60th birthday 03rd August 2019

I want to thank you & your staff for doing a wonderful job last Saturday, despite the difficult set up you had to work in. I have had numerous comments about how lovely (and warm) the food was which I want to pass on to you!
My apologies for the extra people that ‘dropped in’ at the last moment. You were gracious and completely in control.
We had leftovers for lunch yesterday and it was great.
I have no hesitation in recommending your business to anyone – thanks again!

East Maitland

Elizabeth Curran, 60th birthday

Amazing! The staff were so professional and organised and there was load of food and it was so so so so good. There was not one hungry person in the venue and everyone couldn’t stop raving about how great it was. Really budget friendly too and they can literally cater anywhere!

Stanley Park – Fullerton Cove

Lauren & Luce, 18th May 2019 Wedding

Caterforce did an a amazing job yesterday.
We could not have asked for better food and service.
Thank you so much, your staff are fantastic

It was all perfect for us.
Made so much easier because of your wonderful company.

Steven Lane - Corranbong, 6th April 2019 Wedding

Hi Cath

Just wanted to say a big thanks for Saturday. Your staff were fabulous and the food was terrific. The graze table was a huge hit!!


50th Birthday

All Saints - Woodville, 12th January 2019

Hi Cathie,

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did in regards to the catering at Rosay Park. It was amazing!

Wishing you a merry Christmas and s happy new year.

Thank you,

Roseary Park School - Branxton, 5th December 2018

Cathy just letting you know the feed back after your meal for our seniors on Mothers Day Luncheon has been 100% positive by any one I have spoken to also all of our committee ! Of course it would not be anything else but just thought you would like to know xxxx

Maitland Senior Citizens, May 2017

Hi! Just wanted to send a message and say thankyou for catering our wedding at all saints Woodville on 9/9/17, everyone was saying how lovely the food was! Also I think one of the ladies working took some photos of us entering is there any chance you’d be able to send those photos through if there was any? We don’t have a lot of photos as of yet and would love to see what was taken thanks again so much!

Rochelle, All Saints Woodville Sept 2017

I would like to say a big thank you to you and your staff. For my first experience with a catering company, I have found you and your staff to be amazing.  Firstly, the ease of booking and choosing a menu, and payment. Then your staff that attended on Saturday were pleasant,  professional and friendly,  introducing themselves (which was great). The food was delicious and enjoyed by all who attended.  Thank you for providing the vegetarian patty, I didn’t expect that and was grateful to be able to provide that to my guest. I will recommend you to everyone, and should I need catering again, you will be my first choice.

Thank you again for helping to make my birthday special.

Melissa Saggers

40th Birthday, Heddon Greta - 6th July 2019

Cathie, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you & your staff on Saturday night. Our guests are still raving about the food …your staff were amazing they just blended so well with our guests &added to the relaxed atmosphere of the evening. a good night was had by all & I truly appreciate the work & effort that must have gone into preparing the food for our hungry guests . Thank you again!!!

Penny, August 2018 30th Birthday

Hi Cathie,

I am so sorry … I meant to email earlier and thank u and the team so very much for the wonderful job you did with mum’s party.

She had a wonderful time and everyone was very complimentary about the food and how wonderful it was. And they were right. It was absolutely delicious.

Also I wanted to thank the team of lovely ladies who after a long night’s work still came and wished mum a happy birthday. It was just such a lovely touch.

I cannot thank you all enough for how easy it all was … it made the party an absolute success.

Thank you again so much.


Lyndell (Weston ), 21st August 2018 80th Birthday

Hi Cathie,

I would just like to say what a fabulous job Steve & Kylie did at our function on Saturday night!

So many people asked me who I had catering as they were very impressed with the service & the food. We will definitely be keeping you guys in mind for any future events and putting out recommendations ?

Thank you so much!


Julie Randell (Thornton), 26th May 2018 21st Birthday

Hi Cathie,

Steve and Liv were great on Saturday night. And there were lots of comments about how delicious the food was.


Regina (Lochinvar), 12th May 2018

Hi Cathie!

I just wanted to quickly email to you to say thank you for your wonderful service!
The lovely ladies who came on Saturday night (forgive me, I can’t remember their names) where absolutely amazing and I’m so happy I went with Caterforce for this occasion. The food was absolutely delicious and everybody was left with full bellies and a huge smile! The service was impeccable!

Many thanks,

Lucy Smith (Pokolbin), 28th April 2018

Fantastic job the other night. We had a great deal of feedback on how wonderful the meal was .
Thanks again to you and your team.

All the best and thanks again

Greg Briggs (Corranbong), 11th November 2017

Hi Cathie

I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with the catering on Saturday night.

Everything went off without a hitch.

Everyone thought the food was excellent.

Thanks again for making it very easy for me.

Kim Millburn (East Gresford) , 24th March 2018

Hello Cathie,

Thanks again for a superb meal and service on Saturday night.

We will definitely be contacting for your next catered event.

Kind regards,


40th Birthday

Anne Krautz (Branxton), 03rd March 2018

Hi Cathie

just a quick email to thank you and your staff for catering our wedding last Saturday 10th February.
The food was fabulous and staff very friendly. It helped to make our day very special.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.
Job well done, thank you.

Sharon and Attla

Sharon and Attla (East Seaham), 10th February 2018

Thank you so much again my love for catering for our wedding! we had such a great time you and the staff you have are absolutely beautiful! and the food was so amazing!!! thank you so much again! the picture says it all of how much we loved you guys ! <3 🙂

Wedding  30th Sept 2017

Georgia Mansfield (Pokolbin Hall), 11th November 2017

Hi Cathie,

All went well last Saturday! Just wanted to thank Christine & Kylie for the day, they were lovely, great service & everyone enjoyed the food! Thanks again for all your help!

Have a good week 🙂


Cath Stephens (Blackhill), 27th January 2018

Hi Cathy

Thank you for providing a great experience for our guests – I was also (as you know) included in the email to you from Brian Davis. The family made several comments to Steve and I following the lunch on Friday and as we know its all about happy customers.

Cathy, I won’t hesitate in recommending your company to our guests in the future.

Kind regards

(Blue Bush Estate Hunter Valley), 26/01/2018

Hi Cathie
Thanks so much for the catering for last Saturday at Kelman for Community Healthcare.

Food and service was fantastic.

The discount was very appreciated too thanks.. as a charity every dollar helps.

Much appreciated and Have a wonderful rest after this silly season is over.

Merry Christmas

Yvonne McCann (Pokolbin), 09th December 2017


Everything was wonderful on Saturday and was just as good for leftovers today (:

Many thanks

Ebony and Brody (Mulbring), 18th November 2017

Hi Cathie

Food and service was great as usual. All guests enjoyed the food immensely and we even had enough leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day. A few people asked me who the caterers were as they were so impressed and I gave them your details.

Thanks again

Leanne Dolja (Valentine), 25th March 2017

Hi Cathie,

Thank you so much for your excellent catering service at our Bridge Club Melbourne Cup function.

Your organization and unobtrusive delivery of the food made the day a great success.

I also appreciated your advice regarding salad selection etc.

Kind regards

Ruth Perris (Maitland Bridge Club), November 2017

Hi Cathie

I have been meaning to get in touch with you, but since I have returned from my honeymoon things at work have been chaotic to say the least.

Firstly I would like to thank you, Steve and all your staff for a job well done. The food was sensational and the service exemplary. The young gentleman you also had attending to our bar was fantastic and really helped with the atmosphere of the event. The little girls loved him and the men all enjoyed chatting with him.

I really felt that Steve went out of his way to make sure we were happy with everything from the set up to the serving time etc.

Honestly I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Caterforce to anyone for their event.

I really appreciated all your assistance in the lead up to our wedding and 40th also. From helping me source tablecloths to the RSA that was required by council you made everything a breeze.

Cathie, I can’t thank you enough for all your help and your staffs wonderful service on the day. They were so quiet and efficient, that when my new husband was making his speech he turned to also thank Steve and the staff only to realise that they had already cleaned/packed up and gone.

P.S. Had trouble with your form in softcopy so I decided to write this instead.

I’m sure to deal with you again in future.



Supply Chain Manager
Marathon Tyres

Jessica McIntosh (Walka Water Works), 2012 From the Archives

Cathie. Thank you for your very professional service. Everyone commented on the menu and the quality of the food. I would recommend you to anyone. Thanks again

Brian Davis, 26th January 2018

Hi Cathie,
Thank you so much to you and your team, the refreshments were just perfect. The estimate of 60 was a fair guess (thank goodness) which just a small amount of leftovers which I sent home with one of the bereavement team who was a close friend of my father’s.

My brother in law has paid the invoice this afternoon on behalf of the family.

Best regards

Debra Hinton (Morpeth), November 2017
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