Since 2002 Piquant Catering has been delivering outstanding events across the corporate & private sectors
Caterer Sydney: Our company name “Piquant” means: “having a flavour or taste that is spicy or savoury, sharply stimulating or refreshingly interesting”. Our company motto: “It’s about the food”
Piquant Catering is an Award Winning boutique catering and food management business that specialises in innovative and exceptional food.
Our food is contemporary and stylish and we only use the freshest, seasonal ingredients from trusted suppliers. We strive to keep up with the latest in food trends whilst delivering menus that are inspiring and delicious.
Our team are passionate and committed when it comes to delivering five-star dining.
We understand that each event is unique and we are flexible in our approach so that we can meet the individual needs, budget and objectives of our clients.
Every event will be handled with the utmost precision and professionalism and we will ensure that every job is a success no matter how big or small.
Piquant Catering caters for a range of events, including:
- Cocktail parties
- Dinner parties
- Boardroom lunches
- Product launches
- Harbour experiences on luxury charter boats
- Major event catering
- Wedding receptions
- Morning and afternoon teas
- School events
At Piquant Catering, our offering doesn’t stop at Sydney or even Australian shores.
We’ve sent chefs all over the world to cater for our high profile clients, from Los Angeles to Argentina. Bringing back a wealth of knowledge and experience about food in these parts of the world, knowledge which we are delighted to share.
We are a member of the Restaurant & Catering Association of NSW and are a recognised Gold Licence caterer. We also hold a liquor licence with the NSW Government Liquor Administration Board.
In conducting our business we adhere to the high industry standard in food safety policy and work safety procedures and we have a quality assurance and HACCP plan implemented throughout our company.
Piquant Catering is owned and run by Carl Nicholls with his wife Justine Nicholls. Together Carl and Justine have over 40 years experience in all facets of the hospitality industry including boutique and large hotels, some of Sydney’s well-known restaurants and other high-end catering companies.
After completing his apprenticeship, Carl worked with Serge Dansereau while at The Regent of Sydney, before travelling extensively overseas to further his career and training.
Carl’s widespread experience in a variety of cuisines has allowed him to be creative with menus and has assisted in developing his signature style, as seen throughout the Piquant menus.
Carl spent 5 years with the Truffle Group, one of Sydney’s premier catering and events companies at the time. While at the Truffle Group, Carl worked as Head Chef and then Operations Manager.
His catering and operational knowledge lead him to project manage large events like Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, Myer Store Opening, Chanel Fashion Show and numerous large charity events such as Sydney Children’s Hospital Annual Gold Dinner and Sydney’s biggest event, the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games catering for major sponsors such as Nike and Samsung and numerous SOCOG events.
Piquant Catering was launched in 2002 and has continued to provide clients with innovative food, premium beverage and stellar events ever since. We have been privileged to cook for and serve some of the world’s most prominent figures.
Our business has grown organically through word of mouth and repeat business. We have won a number of industry awards in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017. We are preferred caterers for many venues, companies and decision-makers in and around Sydney.
Past and Present Clientele:
Since 2002 Piquant Catering has provided the catering for, not only, some of Australia’s finest personalities, corporates and private clients, but also for many visiting International guests, including and but limited to;
Celebrities and High Profile personalities: Jamie Oliver, Whitney Houston, Rhianna (singer), Chris Brown (singer), Wil Farrell (actor), Orlando Bloom, Maggie Tabberer, George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice
Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, John and Janette Howard, “Top Gear” Team Lisa Wilkinson (TV Host) Peter Fitzsimon (Author) Andrew Denton & Jennifer Byrne.
Private and Exclusive Charter Vessels: MV Quantum, MY Corroboree, “Two of the Best” ( AQA & SOTA) “Motor Yacht Charters”, ( Ariston & Pisces), Sydney Super Yacht Marina, MV Caterina, MV Flying Fish, MV Enigma, MV Ghost, MV Illusion, MY Phoenix.
Organisations: Australian Turf Club, Sydney Children’s Hospital, David Grant, Special Events Hannaford’s Events, POSH Events, Liberal Party, Eastern Suburbs District Rugby Union Football Club, Hunters Hill Sailing Club, Vaucluse Yacht Club, NSW Waratahs Rugby, National Rugby League, The National Art School.
Corporate: HSBC Bank Australia Limited, Fairfax Media, Louis Vuitton, Moet-Hennessy, Macquarie Bank, Origin Energy, Ferrari, Mazda Australia, Porsche, Hassell, Macquarie, Goodman Property Services Profile, Ray and Berndston, Middleton Lawyers, Gadens Lawyers, Rider Levett, Bucknall Terrace Tower Holdings, Subaru Australia, AMP Australia, Alto Group, Foxtel, Network Ten Pty Ltd, Amway Australia, Austereo Network Sydney, ID Australia, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Adhesive PR, Australian Ballet Ambassadors, Bell Partners, Macquarie Bank, Channel Seven, Rider Levett Bucknall, Bosch and Neff SMH Good Food Month Dinner.
Sydney Catering: Areas We Service
Piquant Catering services the whole of Sydney. Find your area below and our expert catering specialists will reach you quickly to run through an initial quote all the way through to a successful event.
Caterer Eastern Suburbs
Banksmeadow, Bellevue Hill, Bondi Beach, Bondi, Bondi Junction, Botany, Bronte, Centennial Park, Chifley, Clovelly, Coogee, Daceyville, Darling Point, Darlinghurst, Dawes Point, Double Bay, Dover Heights, Eastgardens, Eastlakes, Edgecliff, Elizabeth Bay, Haymarket, Hillsdale, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Mascot, Matraville, Millers Point, Moore Park, North Bondi, Paddington, Pagewood, Phillip Bay, Point Piper, Port Botany, Potts Point, Queens Park, Randwick, Rose Bay, Rose Bay North, Rosebery, Rushcutters Bay, South Coogee, Surry Hills, Sydney South, Tamarama, The Rocks, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay, Waverley, Woollahra, Woolloomooloo
Caterer Hills District
Annangrove, Baulkham Hills, Beaumont Hills, Bella Vista, Box Hill, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Cattai, Dural, Glenhaven, Glenorie, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Leets Vale, Lower Portland, Maraylya, Maroota, Nelson, North Kellyville, North Rocks, Norwest, Rouse Hill, Sackville North, South Maroota, West Pennant Hills, Winston Hills, Wisemans Ferry
Caterer Inner West
Annandale, Ashbury, Ashfield, Balmain, Birchgrove, Camperdown, Croydon, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park, Leichhardt, Lewisham, Lilyfield, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, Rozelle, St Peters, Stanmore, Summer Hill, Sydenham, Tempe
Caterer Northern Beaches
Allambie Heights, Avalon Beach, Balgowlah, Bayview, Beacon Hill, Belrose, Bilgola Beach, Bilgola Plateau, Brookvale, Church Point, Clareville, Clontarf, Coasters Retreat, Collaroy, Collaroy Plateau, Cottage Point, Cromer, Curl Curl, Currawong Beach, Davidson, Dee Why, Duffys Forest, Elanora Heights, Elvina Bay, Fairlight, Forestville, Frenchs Forest, Freshwater, Great Mackerel Beach, Ingleside, Killarney Heights, Ku-ring-gai Chase, Lovett Bay, Manly, Manly Vale, McCarrs Creek, Mona Vale, Morning Bay, Narrabeen, Narraweena, Newport, Oxford Falls, Palm Beach, Pittwater, Queenscliff, Scotland Island, Seaforth, Terrey Hills, Warriewood, Whale Beach, Wheeler Heights
Caterer Sutherland Shire
Alfords Point, Audley, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bonnet Bay, Bundeena, Burraneer, Caravan Head, Caringbah, Como, Cronulla, Dolans Bay, Dolls Point, Engadine, Garie, Grays Point, Gymea Bay, Gymea, Heathcote, Illawong, Jannali, Kangaroo Point, Kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Loftus, Lucas Heights, Maianbar, Menai, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Port Hacking, Sutherland, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point, Warumbul, Waterfall, Woolooware, Woronora, Woronora Heights, Yarrawarrah, Yowie Bay
Caterer Western Suburbs
Blacktown, Blaxland, Camden, Castlereagh, Colebee, Cranebrook, Emu heights, Emu plains, Erskine park, Fairfield, Glenbrook, Glendenning, Glenmore Park, Harris Park, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Jamisontown, Kingswood, Kurrajong, Liverpool, Mays Hill, Marsden Park, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Mulgoa, North Richmond, Parramatta, Penrith, Quakers Hill, Richmond, Riverstone, Rooty Hill, Rosehill, Seven Hills, Silverdale, St Marys, Toongabbie, Wentworthville, Wetherhill Park, Windsor