While wedding guest lists have gotten shorter and venues smaller this year, the food-and-drink component of your ceremony is not one to skimp out on. For your attendees, sitting down to enjoy a lavish banquet remains one of the highlights of the night, whether they are trading stories about how they know the couple-to-be with a tuna tartare crostini in hand or listening to the best man’s toast in between bites of filet mignon.
If you are planning a wedding for the near future, take note of some operational adjustments that Singapore’s top food vendors have made in light of the pandemic-induced mini-wedding trend. While some have lowered their minimum order restrictions—now, you can order luxe catering packages for a party of as few as 10 attendees—others have begun offering individually packaged gourmet meals that will reach your guests in their own homes, to be enjoyed over their laptops while they watch your wedding on a livestream. Whatever your requirements may be, Vogue rounds up Singapore’s best caterers, who will supply your nuptials with an unforgettable array of dishes.
For couples who want to serve their guests a taste of the French countryside, Luxe Catering’s decadent menu of traditional quiches, coq au vin and beef bourguignon complements their refined presentation and top-notch service, complete with tuxedo clad butlers. The business embodies showmanship and grandeur—look out for their live flambé and carving stations as well as mini French pastry bars. While current safety measures are in place, your guests can enjoy Luxe’s social packs or boxes, which are filled with Parisian favourites like ratatouille nicoise and chicken a la provencale.
Grain’s millennial-friendly appeal stems from their socially-conscious ethos, as well as their unconventional menu of modern, innovative dishes like blue coconut rice and codfish tofu bites. While they are not currently serving large parties in the interest of public health and employee welfare, couples planning to throw intimate micro-weddings can order their buffet-to-go, which serves small parties with dishes arriving in disposable thermal containers—biodegradable, of course. You can also opt to send your guests individually-portioned bentos stuffed with menu favourites to enjoy in their own homes. For on-location weddings, Grain offers a number of top-up services like customised wedding florals and signages.
Boutique catering service Amici offers a bespoke experience for each couple, whether you are looking for sit-down fine-dining, buffet spreads, or live cooking stations. Their in-house crafted and halal-certified menus expertly fuse Eastern and Western cuisines, and are as flexible as their services. Their customisable buffet line-up, for example, may include a 5 Treasure Chinese cold appetiser alongside a roasted sirloin, allowing your guests to expand their palettes and enjoy flavours from different parts of the world. With a number of established clients like Bvlgari, Rolls Royce, and Singapore Airlines under their belt, the team at Amici prides itself on impeccable service and presentation, regardless the size of your party.
Renowned for dishing out authentic Peranakan fare at their restaurants, a lesser-known service Violet Oon provides is event catering. Whether you are hosting a low-key canapes-and-cocktails reception at home, or a full-scale banquet at an external venue, their team has a track record of consistently delivering robust flavours alongside elegant table presentations. With a diverse menu ranging from the traditional ayam buah keluak to the more inventive meatless rendang meatballs, Violet Oon catering is a brilliant choice for couples who want to make an impression with heritage food.
My Private Chef
True to its name, My Private Chef offers its clientele personal chefs for hire. But these are not just any chefs—the portfolio of culinary masters available for booking on their portal are armed with Michelin-star credentials and years of premium catering experiences. Stephan Zoisl, who has catered for international events like the Formula 1 races and Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments, is part of the star-studded list. Better suited for smaller parties, the service allows customers to engage these top-tier chefs to set up shop at their venue of choice and whip up gourmet meals ranging from Cantonese to French cuisine.
Tim’s Fine Catering
With dishes as delectable as they are stunning, Chef Tim Meijer’s strong reputation in the catering scene is bolstered by several stints in Michelin-starred restaurants and years of experience in the culinary world. His menu blends contemporary French cuisine with a hint of Japanese influence to create unique, upscale dishes fit for any fine-dining restaurant. From butler-served hors d’oeuvres like foie gras and Hokkaido scallop, to premium courses like Boston lobster cannelloni and slow-cooked wagyu beef, Chef Meijer takes diners on an extravagant culinary journey with his artistic approach to food. For couples looking for a one-stop wedding experience, Tim’s Fine Catering also offers services like professional photography and invitation printing.