HC Catering

5.0  ( 63 reviews ) · All locations across Victoria · Show Phone
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Our motto is to go above and beyond to make your wedding perfect. Gourmet Food paired with delicious beverages without the stress.

HC Catering (formerly Hot Coals Catering)

We are a family-owned business catering to weddings and functions for decades. We're passionate about bringing the best gourmet food and beverages to you and your wedding party, no matter where you are in Victoria. Unlike other caterers, we travel with a complete executive kitchen and cooking facilities. No reheated food with HC; we'll prepare and cook it on-site in your venue or the middle of your dream farm location off the beaten track. 

It is time to stop stressing about the food and beverages and leave it to HC Catering. With our experience and friendly team who know how to serve your guests with the utmost professionalism yet still be approachable and fun, there is no better team. Our experience suggests that organising your venue, food, and beverages first is the best way to ensure a successful wedding for everyone. The food is what guests talk about after weddings — mainly if there isn't enough. We know how much to cater and can ensure every guest is satisfied with our delicious executive chef-designed menu options. 

  • We will take the time from when you decide to work with us and constantly communicate to get your menu right for any taste or occasion. 
  • We partner with several venues as their preferred caterer, so if you're struggling to find the ideal location, please ask as we're happy to introduce you at no obligation. 

Working with HC Catering, you can look forward to:

  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Over 30 years of professional industry knowledge and experience.
  • We bring fresh ingredients, and we cook on-site.
  • The option of attending one of our famous tasting nights to sample our food before you decide. With ticket price coming off your booking when you proceed.
  • Customised quotes to suit your needs.
  • We'll personalise your menu to the dietary needs of your wedding party and guests.
  • Catering Services: Fingerfood, Table Service, Platters to Table, Banquet, Grazing Tables & Buffets (Savoury & Desserts).
  • Complimentary cakeage


HC Catering is a husband and wife led team of professionals bringing decades of catering experience to the wedding industry.. Tania and Richard have significant experience in running some of the biggest function centres in the world. It is these experiences that influence the flavours offered in their menu. You can be sure of their friendly and caring attention when it comes to your wedding.

Tania & Richard Dovile


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No, your deposit only confirms Hot Coals as your caterer for your special day! You can change your menu, your service types, everything as many times as you like, until you have the pefect event planned!

Of course we do! We can cater to any and all dietary requirements, just tell us what you need and (for a small surcharge) we can come up with delicious food for your friends and family so they don't feel excluded or go hungry at your event.

Yes of course! HC Catering is happy to create a great menu for our event, using the facilities available at your venue. But more often than not, we will also bring our woodfire oven to your event. 

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March 2023

We had finger food for a cocktail style wedding as well as bar staff. The process from the very beginning was above and beyond. We went to a tasting night before locking HC in as our caters and were able to experience the high level of service and quality of food. All of our guests were well looked after and all commented on how delicious and beautiful the food was! The entire team was friendly and easy to work with

Steph S.

HC Catering

Ah Steph we have so much enjoyed working with and we thank you for taking the time to tell us how pleased you are with our food and service. We are so glad you and your family all had an amazing day, and we wish you all the bes! for the future.

April 2022

Gourmet, affordable, with huge variety! Hot Coals Catering were incredible catering for our Wedding of 85 guests at a winery in Yarra Valley. Can't thank Richard, Tamara, and the team enough. They offered a tasting night that was included with our booking and from there we were hooked. The food was always to be the main star of our reception for our guests and HC Catering executed it flawlessly. We served half a dozen different types of Wood Fire Pizzas and several types of hot and cold canapes, and hot jam donuts for dessert- and all our guests raved about the food. The servers were attentive to every guest, and everything was delicious. Also, a fraction of the price when looking at any other wedding caterer/ venue with a set menu for easily triple the food. HC offered ultimate flexibility, can not recommend highly enough for your event.

Louie H.

March 2024

The best food! Catered to exactly what we were after including dietary restrictions and our crazy pizza wedding cake and drinks. Happy to jump on board and support with anything on the day and every staff member were so happy and kind.

Abby G.

July 2022

These guys were amazing from start to finish! We went to one of their tasting nights and all of the food was delicious and we knew they were the perfect crew to feed our hungry guests. They were also amazing in communication all the way up until the wedding and also on the day. The day came and they worked so hard and made sure everyone was looked after, especially our food allergy guests. They also surprised us with a beautiful engraved chopping/cheese board with our names and wedding date on it which just added such a special touch to the service they provided us. When they say "above and beyond" they really bloody mean it!! You will not be disappointed when you book these guys.

Ashleigh D.

HC Catering

Hi Ashleigh, thank you so much for your beautiful kind words about our food and service. We are so pleased you were so happy with everything on your day, and glad you liked the board too! All the best for the future, who knows, we may see you again!

July 2022

Fantastic service, down to earth people, great food. Guests loved the menu and they really enhanced our wedding.

Ben L.

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Do we need to cater meals for our wedding suppliers?

Hi there. Wondering if we're supposed to cater meals for our wedding suppliers, and which suppliers are typically included? Need to factor into our budget.

HC Catering

Many people do choose to feed their suppliers, sometimes you'll find it is even part of your contract! It's entirely up to you to decide, whether they will get the same as everyone else, or maybe just a plate of main course, or something simpler. As HC Catering often have woodfired ovens onsite at events, we find our customers often opt to provide woodfired pizza for their suppliers; these are a great cost effective choice.  It's up to you, the customer, to decide based on the arrangements you have with your suppliers, and also the relationship ytou have with them!

Late-night snack ideas for our wedding

Hi! We love the idea of the midnight snack at our reception for the late partygoers. What are some unique/fun ideas that our guests will love?

HC Catering

So many couples are now optiong to provide supper, after their main event!

Pizzas are always a great way to end the evening. We can easily provide these as an addition to your total wedding package. Alternatively, cheese boards are also a popular option. Or, If you want to go down the path of desserts, either trays of our delectable mini desserts, or we could serve your own favourite ice creams to finish the night.

Please feel free to give us a call on 9056 5585 if you have any further questions.

What do we need to have organised before we book a caterer?

HC Catering

Not alot! In an ideal world, it would be your chosen venue and your perfect date. But with HC Catering, even changes to those things can be worked with - subject to our avaiability if the date changes. We often suggest people secure us for thier date with a deposit, and then leave perfecting their menu till closer to the date once they've lcoked in other aspects of the day, Celebrants, DJ, Photographers etc.

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