Small wedding specialist.
Melbourne-based culinary whizz Elia Donati specialises in fresh, vibrant food that lends itself perfectly to celebrating.
Elia will design your wedding menu with your input. Whether you're envisioning a meat-heavy feast or creative plant-based fare, Elia and his team of professional chefs will deliver an unforgettable dining experience every time.
Elia brings an impressive backing of knowledge and accolades, his experience extends to virtually every kind of cuisine imaginable. Elia's sincere passion for food shines through in his work as a private chef and special occasion caterer. Elia also brings a special interest in barbeque cooking techniques, having competed in some of the main BBQ competitions in Melbourne.
As a special event caterer, Elia Donati can bring much more than an incredible dining experience to your wedding day. Elia can also organise a romantic acoustic guitarist and a photographer to capture the festivities (and the food!). Each wedding catered by Elia Donati is a tailored occasion approached with utmost diligence and a can-do attitude. Start designing your dream wedding culinary experience with Elia today.
"We attended an engagement dinner catered by Elia. The food was delicious, the cocktails were absolutely delightful, the staff were friendly and helpful, and we appreciated the care and attention paid to the dietary requirements. Would recommend in a heartbeat. Thank you for a wonderful night, Elia Donati!" - Amy M
What you'll love about working with Elia Donati for your Melbourne wedding:
- Experienced in menu planning for small groups up to 40 people. Elia and his team bring the experience and knowledge required to artfully produce high numbers of delicious dishes with consistency. You'll love the creative ideas Elia brings to the table, elevating your wedding's dining experience tenfold.
- An interactive experience. Elia genuinely loves food and shares the joy of cooking with others. He'll happily interact with your guests, talking them through each dish and making sure each individual is catered for.
- A tailored culinary journey. Elia will take the time to discuss your food preferences, must-have dishes, and the unique requirements of your wedding celebration. Elia will listen carefully to your input and suggest dishes from his repertoire to match your vision.
Highlights of working with Elia Donati for your Melbourne wedding:
- All set-up and pack-down taken care of
- The finest ingredients sourced from local family businesses
- Uncompromising food health and safety standards
- Entertainment services are also available
- Photography services are also available
"What a fantastic experience with Elia Donati. From the moment Elia walked in the door, his professionalism and charisma shone through to what was set to be an amazing evening of Japanese cuisine - he put together a menu that catered for all my guests, and the food was incredible. If you want a professional, hard-working and quality chef to cook for your next function, I highly recommend Elia’s services and food. He left our kitchen immaculate, with nothing left to do but eat and enjoy. Thanks, Elia, we will be using you again soon!" - Carlo C.
Hi! I'm Italian but have been living in Australia since 2013. My parents taught me that food is precious and must respect ingredients; most importantly, food brings people together. When I understood that, I realised it was what I wanted to do for a living. Melbourne has given me a chance to learn from great chefs and butchers, and now I get to use my skills at your wedding. I will ensure your wedding will be the best because if I were you, I would want my wedding to be the best.