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Spare Chef Catering & Events

Readers' Choice 2023 - Regional


Norm Jordan Pavilion, Coffs Harbour Showgrounds, 123 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour NSW

17 Reviews

About Spare Chef Catering & Events

Create the perfect occasion without having to lift a finger with Spare Chef Catering & Events, based in Coffs Harbour. This onsite catering company services social and corporate clients on the Mid North Coast of NSW, whether for business or pleasure – from elegant cocktails and canapes to a full dinner, wedding or backyard barbeque. Location is never an issue as the restaurant comes to you, with Mod Oz menus to suit any celebration and impress all guests. Think canapes like seared scallops with crispy prosciutto and picada dressing, through to spicy lamb filo parcels with pimento relish; while for the main affair delve into beef l’entrecote with café de Paris butter and salted kipflers. Finish with indulgent sweets such as a chocolate tasting plate, with toffee crumble and crème Catalan.

Location & Map

Norm Jordan Pavilion, Coffs Harbour Showgrounds, 123 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour 2450 NSW - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos

Opening Hours

10am - 4pm Monday to Friday (Note:- Hours vary with client demand and on-site bookings)

Groups & Functions

Spare Chef is the coast's premiere and most sought after caterer for a range of functions and events, in fact that's what we specialise in. From small home parties, to high end weddings, and large major events, our range of menus and extensive experience in this area means we're the first choice for any successful function.

  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (17)


I can’t speak highly
Enough of! We had spare chef cater for a corporate dinner and the entire process was flawless, extremely delicious and an overall perfect service. Thanks again to the whole team.


Made Mums Day with their Breakfast Box delivered. She said the quality of the food was fabulous and the


Superb, cannot recommend enough
Had the most amazing meal from Spare Chef Catering last night. Texan BBQ pack, arancini and prawn twists, and all the trimmings.

Everything was beautiful, very fresh, very flavoursome and tender as. The ribs especially were awesome - the meat just fell off the bone.

Would recommend this to anyone. It just added so much brightness to our Covid19 night....

Also very well priced.

Congratulations to Corey and his team - we will definitely be ordering again.


If I did it again I wouldn't change a thing!
Spare chef provided a most excellent catering service. Everyone at the event commented on how delicious and well presented the food was and the chef's professionalism allowed me to enjoy my party and my guests without worrying about anything! Corey was fantastic leading up to the event, answering all my questions and giving me much needed advice. If I did it again I wouldn't change a thing! Thank you to everyone at the Spare Chef Team for delighting my guests' taste-buds and making my evening run so seamlessly.


Absolutely top notch
Absolutely outstanding catering service. !! From the very beginning of planning our daughter's wedding, Corey was obliging and reassuring. Nothing was too much trouble. The Food was amazing !! The Chef and team were fantastic! The wedding was at our home at Upper Orara and the first time they had been on location. Everything went so smooth and simple. But no doubt they all worked non-stop behind the scenes. Our sincere thanks to Corey and his team of professional staff who made the day a dream come true!
Jen and Stewart Ahrens


Great service and food. Highly recommend this team



Spare Chef Coffs Harbour five out of five
Wonderful service and marvellous food. Would hire again without hesitation


Amazing food, professional staff, exceptional planning, couldn’t recommend them more!


A perfect experience for my wedding day
Corey and his staff catered my wedding on May 4th, 2019. I recommend Spare Chef VERY highly.

Corey was fantastic, communicating with me in the long lead up to the event. Answering every question that I had with patience, care and consideration. I could tell that this was a company that cared as much about my big day as I did.

The food was incredible. We opted for grazing tables and canapes, and could not have been happier with the quality. The portions were great! You do not need to worry about having enough food with these guys :-)

The service of the wait and bar staff was impeccable. Friendly and professional, they did the rounds of all of our guests and never forgot the wedding parties (we kept forgetting to eat, haha). The groom and I worked in hospitality for more than 10 years and we noticed the cleanliness and organisation of each member of staff on this team. Not a glass was left sitting, rubbish was whisked away quickly, boxes of stock were stacked out of sight.

I can't recommend this company highly enough. Book them.


Office Catering done right!
Spare Chef Catering recently catered our office opening. They were very easy to deal with right from the begining. The Chef sent to us (Jay) was lovely & despite a few on-site challenges, just made it work. The food was beautifully presented & extremely tasty. looking forward to left-overs for lunch the following day - but no luck. There simply wasn't a morsel left & that's unusual.

Almost all of our guests were asking who I'd used to cater & I would have no hesitation in recommending Spare Chef Catering to anyone.


Fantastic Food and Staff
5 Stars - would highly recommend and would use again. Corey and his team catered for my Birthday Party and did a superb job. Carolyn Eames


Spare Chef Catering provided salads for my daughters wedding in January.All of her guests commented on how delicious they were. The service from Spare Chef was friendly and professional and the salads were ready on time for me to pick up.I would highly re


Exceded expectatons in every way
We used The Spare Chef for catering for my husband's milestone birthday buffet lunch recently.
The menu selections were interesting and innovative and sounded very inviting.
As we do not live in town the spare chef had to travel an hour each way to reach us, and use their mobile kitchen on site . Their pre-preparation seemed perfect, they were punctual in arriving, and everything worked like clockwork.
The canapes were delicious, and beautifully presented, and really wowed the guests from the outset and the buffet lunch certainly exceeded expectation in terms of quality and quantity. It was generous in the extreme. We could not have asked for more.
We highly recommend The Spare Chef.


Amazing catering!! 5 star food and service!
Absolutely love love loved having Corey and his highly professional team at Spare Chef catering for our wedding!!
Was so easy working with Corey on the details to develop the perfect menu, as he is great with communication and very thorough!
The food was nicely presented and was so delicious, leaving all our guests full and very satisfied. Definitely recommend! Thanks Corey for the wonderful service.
-Christy and Daniel Streets