How We Began
CarmEli Catering is a fully licensed caterer specializing in gourmet finger food, canapés, tapas & beverage catering, located in Melbourne, established in 2012 under the name CarmEli Old Fashion Cooking as a "chef to your door" service.
CarmEli is a combination of my grandparents' names, Carmela and Eli, my passion for food and inspiration behind CarmEli Catering has grown while spending much of my childhood with both.
Our logo was created in 2013 using the original photo of my grandparent's wedding 🥰 and represents our values and beliefs.
Half Spanish half Moroccan family, life means being dedicated to spending time at family gatherings, holiday dinners, cooking delicious food together and hosting HUGE events such as weddings, birthdays, and others. We take pride in catering quality food and drinks.
My love for nature and art is expressed through my beautiful food creations, and my cultural background is the key to the flavours and aromas of our delicious food.
We are an environmentally friendly business with catering services designed to provide you with an impressive catering experience at minimal waste.
My experience, love for all humans, skills and our incredible team will make your Wedding day, corporate event or private event extra special.
With over 27 years of experience in the hospitality and events industry, I have much to contribute to your special event and guarantee you won't regrate choosing CarmEli Catering because we are all about bringing people together 🤗
Mobile Bars & Beverage Catering Melbourne
Because every event starts with a drink 🍻🥂🍷🥃🍸
CarmEli's Tapas & Taps is a secondary service to CarmEli Catering, specialising in mobile bars and pop-up bar hire services, offering bar hire options Melbourne-wide.
We are the first and original © to provide a fully tapped beverage catering experience from our mobile caravan bar Eddie the craft beer van 🍻 catering some of the best craft beverages brewed, aged and distilled by local independent businesses around Melbourne.
Three tap systems are installed on our mobile caravan bar with a total of eleven taps to serve beer, cider, wine, bubbles, cocktails and spirits. Wherever our gorgeous caravan bar can't fit, we offer alternative mobile bar hire solutions and mobile beer tap systems for hire, providing you and your guests with an impressive, unforgettable beverage catering experience.
Catering To You A Food Experience From Around The World
CarmEli Catering offers catering options for all taste palates,
Whichever menu you choose to go with, finger food & canapés, tapas or grazing, we assure you your guests will enjoy a catering experience of the highest quality.
Our handcrafted gourmet finger food, canapés and tapas are made from scratch using high-quality ingredients, bringing you flavours from around the world, and for those with a simple taste palate, we got you covered as well.
Mastering nine different cuisines, we have options for absolutely everyone 👍🏼
A fun fact about making the food from scratch is that special requests are always welcome, plus we know what's in every single bite!
Food Styling And TV Productions Catering
CarmEli Catering offers food styling services for photoshoots and TV productions.
We have proudly done food styling work for a few known Australian tv shows such as Bad Mothers and Playing For Keeps (season 2), the Victorian government's 'A Taste Of Harmony' TV campaign and countless amounts of other independent productions.
Apart from food styling, we offer catering for the production crew and cast, catering options vary from personal packaged meals, large spreads, grazing, finger food, tapas and beverages.
The best thing about hiring our styling services is that the food is actually edible 😋
What can I say. My expectations were exceeded enormously. Quality of product, and presentation were great. Pleasant to deal with, and just got on with the job of pumping out great food to feed the customers. Comments were all positive everyone was surprised the quality would be so high. Easily would use them again, and recommend them very highly. Very satisfied, Thanks for all your great work. See you again soon.
— John G