Hot Coals Mobile Catering Services

HOT COALS Catering has been supplying tasty, authentic mobile catering services throughout Melbourne & all over Victoria, since 2008. Our mobile catering team can cater birthday parties, anniversaries, weddings, corporate functions, Christmas parties, fundraisers, events, festivals, & much more! We bring our purpose built trailer-mounted wood-fired oven to your event, or if you prefer, we can use your facilities. Our team can serve our tantalising finger foods to your guests; we can prepare a stunning buffet for your guests to serve themselves, we can provide share platters to the tables at your event; or we can serve a sit-down meal. We can also cater at events and festivals; talk to us! We understand that our customers want to be part of their event, & enjoy it without stress or hard work! Hot Coals can plan your event from start to finish, keeping it stress free! We can be involved as much, or as little, as you’d like. We have a network of suppliers and providers so whatever you want at your event, we can organise it. Richard and Tania have been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. Their passion for cooking stems from their parent's European culinary skills. Tania’s parents are German and French, and Richard’s are Italian; this combination brings the best from their rich culture, as well as adding their own flare to come up with dishes that will tantalise your taste buds!

Give Richard, Tania & the Hot Coals team a call


Venue Hire & Accommodation - Hurstbridge Haven

In conjunction with our mobile catering, we have a Nillumbik homebase venue called Hurstbridge Haven.  The main building is an amazing architect designed venue containing our dining room, & amazing hi-tech kitchen facility. Whether you want to simply hire our venue for your event; or you'd like to host your event in our venue with us providing all the catering & staff for you, anything is possible! Call us to discuss what you would like & we will do our best to provide! In our smaller building at Hurstbridge Haven, we offer relaxing studio accommodation in a tranquil setting on the edge of the Yarra Valley. It's a private fully furnished apartment for up to 4 guests, within walking distance of the Hurstbridge township and train station. Guests can also have the opportunity to enjoy some of Hot Coals Catering's delicious cuisine - in your room, in our home with us, or in our Bali hut outdoors - by prior arrangement - whilst enjoying the surrounds, bird-life and the resort style heated pool and spa. Available on request: Yarra Valley wine and food tours; wood-fire pizza master-classes, pasta making and many other cuisines. Ask us what else we can provide.


I recently had Hot Coals cater our home function. They were fantastic! Greeting me on the night with reassuring words that I was to relax & enjoy the night; they would take care of everything! And they certainly did! Plentiful food all around the house, lovely smiles & conversations with guests! Our gluten free & vegetarian guests were very well looked after! As we opted for the external woodfire oven, there was no need to use my kitchen, and the food just magically appeared! They cleared glasses, bottles & plates as they worked the rooms and even helping cutting and serving of desserts and dips and nibbles that I had supplied myself! Could not fault them, would highly recommend Hot Coals!



September 2019

Hot Coals is an outstanding catering company. They are forthcoming with information and questions are answered without delay. The food is absolutely amazing, didn’t even have leftovers to enjoy at home, and this event was a 16th birthday party. The staff are so lovely and the young adults that are employed to wait are very happy and polite. I couldn’t recommend them more for any occasion or event, absolute perfection.



March 2019

We use Hot Coals for our school fete each year. They are the first people I lock in. Excellent communication, very professional and always deliver as promised. Highly Recommend.



May 2019

I’d like to thank Hot Coals for the attention to detail and professional service you provided to our Linfox Government & Defence Team for our annual Christmas get together. I have been inundated with positive comments from my colleagues around how good the food tasted (nobody was left hungry!) and how friendly & responsive the service team were. Special thankyou to Richard, Mia & Gayle who looked after us superbly on the day. I highly recommend Hot Coals for any function you may have and I look forward to using your services again in the future. Thanks again!


Essendon Fields

December 2018

THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS. We hired Hot Coals to cater our large cocktail wedding in Nov, 2018 & right from the word go, they were fabulous! We found their quote reasonable compared to other companies, & after going to the Tasting Night (highly recommend going to this!!), we were sold! The food is INCREDIBLE - everything they cook goes through the wood fire oven; the staff are so lovely & full of great advice in the lead up. I was an absolute rookie planning my wedding/event; whenever I had a question, Hot Coals were there with the exact answer I was after. On the day of the wedding, I was well fed – apparently something most brides are not on the day of their wedding, & the staff even made sure I had a drink at all times. The guests were all talking about how good the food was the day after, and they even took special care of our ‘GF’ and other dietary requirement guests – they felt very special and well looked after on the night! I would hire hot coals again and again, and I will highly recommend Hot Coals to anyone! Big shout out to Jacqui at Hot Coals – legend. I’ll never forget how well she looked out for me on the day & ensured I was fed, happy & drinking! THANKYOU!!


Wandin North

November 2018

We had so many compliments on the day about the fantastic food and service, catering for all needs Would use your company again without a second thought! :)



July 2018

As a corporate company who host a few events per year, we are always drawn back to Hot Coals not only because we know they are amazing in service & quality but because over the years they have handled everything we have thrown at them. Hot Coals consistently exceeds our expectations each & every time. Thanks again from the team at Platinum Travel Corporation



July 2018

We recommend HOT COALS. We had a family Christmas Lunch and they all wanted Pizza. What a Success!! Delicious finger food to start followed by pizzas and yummy salads. Beautifully presented. Efficient and kind staff/ they looked after the odd funny request. Then everything was left immaculate. Thank you.


South Yarra

December 2017

Thank you so so much for everything leading up to our wedding and on the day! We have had so many compliments on how good the food was and that everyone was so lovely to talk to! We even saw a photo of liam in the photobooth so it was great to see everyone having a good time! Thanks so much, We have been recommending you left, right and centre!



January 2018

The most amazing catering team to work with! They made our wedding care free and their food was absolutely amazing! Their service was outstanding and I could not recommend them highly enough for anyone thinking of using their services for any event or function.



January 2018