The Fullest Buffet Catering Melbourne Has To Offer

Our buffet catering will fill you and your guests right up

Our chefs and staff will put on a tantalising display in front of you and your guests. Our Melbourne based team of chefs use only the freshest ingredients and butcher all our meats, go to market for specialty seafood, prepare all sides and menu items. Our buffet catering is a great, casual way to entertain whilst you mingle with friends or even corporate clients. Once your mouth watering package is cooked to perfection, you will be invited to dine with the buffet in beautiful polished stainless steel bain marees. These keep the menu items at optimal temperature. Your chosen selection of hot and cool sides are then complimented aside the main buffet with sauces and condiments alike. It is great entertainment, great food and a day to remember.


With this package we provide a fabulous chef(s)* to cook and wait staff* to serve your guests. We bring platters, napkins, bain maree equipment, plates and cutlery.*


Want to add a few Canapés? Our Canapes on Arrival menu can be added as a casual entrée/starter before guests enjoy the main Buffet. These will be circulated around by our staff and you can select a combination of cool & hot options to really get your event started and give your guests a taste of what’s to come.

All of our amazing canapés and menu items are designed and hand made by us. Meaning you will be fed and fed great flavoursome food.



  • Power 10amp power outlet (standard domestic supply)
  • Domestic cooking facilities
  • If an oven is not available, Going Gourmet can hire at minimal cost

*Please note: chefs, wait staff, serviceware and equipment are itemised on your quote depending on the number of guests attending your event.
Buffet Service style is flexible and can be perfect if you have limited space or want to offer your guests the help yourself scenario. If all this talk of food has made you hungry, then please contact us on (03) 9543 8810 or send us an email email so we can start getting your catering organised for you!



Gourmet Oven Cooked Buffet Menu

Buffet packages allow you to select 2 Mains or 3 Mains and then 3 Sides to
compliment for your guests to enjoy. All Buffet’s come with dinner rolls and butter.




All of our beef cuts are sourced as locally as possible
– Grass Fed “Angus” Beef Porterhouse (GF)
Served with steamed green beans & Chimichurri sauce


Our lamb cuts are Victorian pasture fed
– Roasted Gippsland Rump of Lamb (GF)
– 8hr Slow Roasted Western Victoria Lamb Shoulder (GF)
Served with Garden pea puree, parsley, mint, shallot & hazelnut salad


– Herb roasted Free Range Chicken Breast & Confit Leg (GF)
Served with crisp black cabbage, tomato & tarragon vinaigrette


Sustainably Sourced Australian Fish, all fillets are boneless skin on
– N.T. Humpty Doo Barramundi fillet (GF)
– Tasmanian Huon Atlantic Salmon (GF)
Served with sweet corn puree, red miso & young ginger vinaigrette, fresh lime



Cold Sides


– Baked Ricotta, candied walnuts & iceberg lettuce, pickled breakfast radish & lemon vinaigrette (V, GF)
– Honey and Lemon Roast Pumpkin Salad with hummus, pepita seeds, pomegranate, fetta and olive oil (V, GF)
– Grain Salad with du puy lentils, red quinoa, chickpeas, soaked currants, rocket leaves, pine nuts, herbs and Dijon dressing (VG, GF)
– Mixed Garden Salad Leaves, oven dried cherry tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette (VG, GF)
– Crisp Broccolini, cauliflower rice, buttermilk dressing, toasted almond & pomegranate syrup (V, GF) 


Hot Sides


– Roasted Chat Potatoes tossed with tarragon & parsley butter, sea salt (V, GF)
– Roasted Green Beans on hummus, cumin spiced macadamia & oat granola (VG)
– Baked Mozzarella Polenta Chips, paprika salt, salsa verde, crisp garlic (V, GF)
– Steamed Nicola Potatoes, salsa agresto (VG, GF)
– Roasted Sweet Potatoes with grilled scallions, red chilli, dried figs & tahini yogurt dressing (V, GF)


Canapes on Arrival

Canapes on Arrival

Our fabulous Canapes on Arrival menu allows you to add canapes on as a starter/entrée for your guests to enjoy before digging in to the main BBQ Buffet spread!


Select 5 Cool / Hot Canapes


Cool Canapes

– Rare Beef Tataki, tonkatsu sauce, daikon & sesame on a cassava cracker (GF)
– Herbed Blinis with onion jam, dried prosciutto and Meredith goats curd (GF)
– Savoury Mini Cone, Vietnamese chicken salad, crispy shallots
– Salmon, Cucumber & Pickled Ginger, burnt chilli kewpie on prawn cracker (GF)
– Smoked Rainbow Trout tortilla, Tassie salmon caviar, dill (GF)
– Prawn, Flying Fish Roe, avocado mousse, chilli sugar salt on wonton crisp (GF)
– Caramelised Onion Scroll, Pulled Chicken, parsley & shallot salad
– Yuzu Kingfish Ceviche with Szechuan on sushi rice, wakame salad (GF)


Hot Canapes

– Steak & Polenta Chip – grilled rare sirloin steak, crisp polenta chip, ‘bearnaise’ mayo (GF)
– Arancini – pumpkin & taleggio – chorizo & mozzarella – green pea, lemon & fontina (V)
– Crystal Bay Prawn & Lemongrass Gyoza, spring onion & burnt chilli dipping sauce
– Mac n Cheese Croquettes – harissa aioli (V, GF)
– Mini Grilled Zucchini Charcoal Bun Slider, siracha kale & red pepper (V)
– Warm Savoury Crab Donuts, fennel, rosemary salt, preserved orange & chive aioli
– Beetroot Tarte Tatin, whipped fetta, vincotto onion (V)
– Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in pancetta (GF)