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We are a leading gourmet catering company in Melbourne that combines exceptional quality food with friendly & professional service.
Spitting Image Catering understands that every function is unique so we offer a range of flexible menus at affordable rates which are perfect for any private or corporate event.
Our exciting menus range from classic to gourmet, finger food to buffet, sit down formal meals to rustic grazing platters.
Spitting Image Catering in Melbourne was established by Mark Longmuir in 1989 and is regarded in the corporate and private sector as a premium quality catering business with an outstanding reputation for consistency, customer service and value for money.
Today Mark Longmuir leads a dynamic team of chefs and event staff to create a sensational catering experience that will impress every one of your guests.
We listen to what you want and work with you to make sure it’s just the way you like it.
Our experience, proven reputation and attention to detail means our clients can relax knowing their event is being managed by a team of passionate and professional staff that deliver fresh, healthy and delicious food on time every time.
Please read some of our testimonials to see for yourself!
Mark is actively involved with the daily operations of the business and oversees the kitchen and many events on site.
His passion for catering and hospitality gained momentum from a young age at school and some of his most valuable skills were learnt whilst training at the Hyatt hotel in the fine dining room for 3 years and then at the renown Walters Wine Bar for another 3 years.
His knowledge, experience and hands on approach will help you to create the perfect function featuring the freshest seasonal food and finest service.
Mark and the team did an amazing job catering our event at Richmond Rowing Club. The night went seamless and he provided good support prior to the night and recommended a great menu and was very accommodating for any dietary requirements our guests had.
On the night Jo and Kieran were outstanding in their service and communication and we could not be happier.
We had many comments about how good the food was during the night and couldn't be happier.
Mark and his team at Spitting Image Catering Melbourne provide the catering for all my parties. From a self serve dinner party at home, to a silver service setting at our local hall, we have always had quality and generous meals that all our guests love. I love how I dont have to think of anything - they have thought of it all - Trestle tables, nappery, condiments. So easy and so good!
First class product and service at our recent function celebrating our 5 year in business. Mark could not have made the whole process simpler, the food was great (especially the crackling!), and the staff manage the perfect balance between friendly and invisible.
Used Spitting Image for a function at Melbourne City Lawn Bowls, and it was fantastic. Staff were exceptionally friendly and professional, and everything worked so smoothly. Food was tasty, and excellent value. Would highly recommend.
Absolutely excellent, this is the third time we have used Spitting Image and can't fault them at all! From service, timing, dietary requirements and the most delicious food! Thanks again Spitting Image we look forward to working with you again.
At late notice Spitting Image catered for a Memorial Service for my wife. The attention to detail and the quality of the food was first class and I would be happy to recommend their services to anyone. Price wise it was most reasonable and the old adage ‘you pay for what you get’ could not be more on display. All of this taking into account all COVID restrictions.
We've had a number of private functions catered by Spitting Image Catering Melbourne. The planning process has always been positive and resulted in delicious menus which always matched the occasion and budget. Menus offers a variety of great options from finger food to BBQ spreads (love the slow roasted lamb shoulder). Staff have always been punctual, professional and polite - easily mixing with guests to ensure everyone received ample food and drinks. Food and personal presentation has always been immaculate. Great attention to detail - often doing the extra little things to make sure our events went smoothly and were remembered by all. Pack down and departure like they were never there. Looking forward to the next party and catering by Spitting Image Catering.
Spitting Image provided a delicious dinner for our rural wedding. The service was profressional, and the staff were friendly, profressional and very efficient. We would happily recommend their service for any function!
Spitting image catered our wedding at Richmond Rowing Club last weekend. They were amazing in every way. They were so easy to deal with throughout the planning process. On the day the service was spot on, the food was ample and wonderful. We can not thank them enough. We will be using them again if we ever have another catered event .
The food was excellent and delicious. Mel and Anna were fabulous and they absolutely did an amazing job. Thank you!! We will definitely use Spitting Image Catering again.
I cannot speak highly enough of Spitting Image Catering. Mark and his team catered our entire wedding with less than two weeks’ notice and did a magnificent job. Their professionalism, communication, efficiency and attention to detail was outstanding. They were easily able to customise a food menu to meet all our dietary requirements.
The team at Spitting Image Catering went above and beyond to make sure our night was truly perfect. The food was absolutely delicious with generous servings size and was beautifully presented. All our wedding guests are still talking about our food and no one was left hungry. We couldn’t be any happier and will definitely be recommending Spitting Image Catering to all our friends and family.
From ACBC Victoria:
Spitting Image Catering provided us with efficient and friendly service and above all, their food was high quality and tasty. Their staff were great to deal with, courteous and helpful with our guests' requirements. Altogether this resulted in our most successful End of Year function in the six years we've been working with Mark and his team. We recommend you contact Spitting Image if you're after cost-effective, tasty catering!
Thanks so much for providing such excellent service for our daughter's birthday function. The food was delicious and the service by Georgia and Anna was top notch.
The guests were raving about the quality and quantity of food.
We will definitely be returning clients for future parties.
Thanks again for a seamless process.
We used spitting image for our backyard wedding on March 24th this year. They were fantastic! We have had so many compliments on the quality of the food, and especially the quantity. People were able to go grab seconds and thirds and no one went hungry all night. They also paid very close attention to myself and the groom, they bought food to us rather than lining up, they always checked in to see if we needed anything and they cleaned up everything. Highly recommend for any upcoming function!
Spitting Image have catered a number of our work functions for us and have always done a great job. Terrific food, always on schedule and helpful staff. Great value too!
Absolutely stunning food. Everyone at my wedding was raving about the food. It was above and beyond my expectations. Couldn't fault anything. Every single staff member I dealt with throughout the whole experience were extremely lovely. I will definitely be using them again. Highly recommend them
Spitting image catered for 100 guests to our wedding. We had a gourmet BBQ, and have nothing but praise for the business and their staff. I really appreciated the professionalism and friendliness of their staff. Food was excellent too - and generous amounts.
We hired Spitting Image to cater for our team corporate event recently held at Melbourne Bowls. With prompt response time to queries, friendly, profession and attentive staff and amazing food there really is nothing to fault!
Highly recommend and will defiantly be working with Spitting Image again in the future for staff and client events.
Spitting Image Catering are the absolute best. Professional staff and chefs with an incredible list of food and drink options. The Spitting Image team ran an unbelievably great operation at my 40th birthday with all of our friends raving about the range and quality of the food as well as the friendly staff. Could not recommend Spitting Image highly enough. Thanks again
Thanks to Brad and Pam from Spitting Image Catering who catered for our opening of our new store. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional . Thanks for making it a great night
Topgear Cycles Tgr
Great food cooked to perfection, very pleasant to deal with, the meat and salads were enjoyed by all, would highly recommend.
Thanks to Spitting Image for another great BBQ at Albert Park Lake on Tuesday evening. The food was great, service efficient, and all of our customers very happy! We couldn't expect more. Trent Harlow
I have used Spitting Image Catering twice now. Once for my son's 18th bday party and once for a football club Presentation night. On both occasions I had numerous positive comments on the quality and quantity of food provided. The staff are also a pleasure to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Well done you guys! Big thumbs up for the incredibly professional Michael and Hannah who made my wedding bbq such an easy breezy affair, with plenty of compliments on everything from service to quality of food.. And my MIL commented that the kitchen was so clean, it was as if no one used it at all! So quiet and discreet as well. Definitely will keep you in mind for future parties x
A huge big thank you to Mark, Melissa and your great staff at Spitting Image for helping to make OIGFC Auction Dinner Dance at Collingwood Town Hall last Saturday such a great success.
Nearly 200 people looked after with a menu of pre dinner drinks & several canapés, a choice of two mains, a desert platter, a cheese platter tea and coffee. Also our vegetarians, G.F. and F.I. were catered for.
The tables looked great and silver ice buckets were a great finishing touch.
We had many compliments on the delicious finger food and a lot of ladies loved the chicken main and especially loved the desert platter.
You do such a great job of catering for our home games every season and I'm sure the committee will be wanting you to do our future functions.
Nearly 200 people and no complaints says it all.
Well done Mark and your team.
Tricia and Graeme Woods
We used Spitting image catering for a 60th birthday on Sat 16.1.2016 we were so impressed with the meat and salads would highly recommend Spitting Image for all your catering needs. I arranged all the catering on the the phone plus emails from the Snowy Mountains to have the party in Melbourne, i had lots of chat with Melissa yes i was worried as well that something may go wrong,she assured me all would be great. Well thank you to Melissa for everything, i would use Spitting Image again also i would say to anyone arranging a function use Spitting Image fantstic. The staff we had to serve and set up were amazing no fuss so caring and Helpful clean up was done amazing ..THANK YOU all very much Spitting Image...
Thank you Spitting Image for helping to make our barbecue safety event at St Kilda beach a great success! Such a great team - easy to work with and delicious food.
Energy Safe Victoria
From booking online and then speaking with Mark and Melissa, our function went extremely well, thanks to the delicious food and the professional staff from Spitting Image. We would be very happy to recommend them. Thanks Spitting Image for a great night
Well done tonight. Please thank your Staff for doing such a great job - I know that's your usual standard, but we do appreciate it. The food was great too! Rod and the Chairman were very pleased with the whole evening - so thank you for the part you played to help make it so successful.
Ivanhoe Grammar School
...a big thanks to you and your team for your work and professionalism at last nights Supreme Court reception. Food and staff were brilliant! I know it's not the easiest venue to work at so I really appreciate your flexibility and hard work in bringing all together and helping to run a seamless function.
Law Institute Victoria
Thank you! The catering was great for the ICAA corporate games last Sunday! I look forward to working with you in the future.
It was very well received actually with many going back for seconds! Once again thank you to yourself and your wonderful staff.
Racing Victoria Limited
At Melbourne City FC we have been using Spitting Image Catering for our functions for the past couple of years and they have never let us down. Customer service is second to none and are always flexible to suit our needs.
Melbourne City FC
I received excellent feedback on the service, quality of food and the variety! Happy campers all round and I look forward to working with you in the not so distant future.
Thanks for helping make yesterday another successful day... James and Liana were both fine ambassadors for Spitting Image, so please convey our appreciation to them for doing an excellent job on such a hot day.
Ernst & Young
I just wanted to let you know that Sunday was a great success and the feedback on the food was great, everybody was really happy with it. Unfortunately the boys didn't make the finals but they really enjoyed the day. So thank you very much for organising it all for us.
I can’t thank you both enough. The level of professionalism that your staff have shown is immense. Especially for a wedding... the day was already perfect, but they added extra value. I had guests ask for takeaway bags, and there was more than enough food that was still delicious the day after!
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