Catering and Events

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Need to meet your Social Procurement goals?

At Meals with Impact, we believe catering can be more than delicious food. Our catering combines social impact with sustainability and quality. It’s good for you, for the women and for the planet too. 

Cooked from our Docklands cafe, our catering is perfect for short-lead corporate catering, meetings, staff events, community events, private events, morning teas, birthdays, long-table lunches or cultural engagements. We pride ourselves on sourcing high quality, seasonal produce minimizing food waste as much as possible. 

Delicious Food

With over 10 years working within Melborune’s biggest catering companies, our executive chef is dedicated to crafting the best in catering that will not only delight your guests but deliver the richness of diverse cuisines too.

Empowerment for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Our catering service provides employment opportunities, on-the-job training, customer service skills building and the development of the necessary expertise for the catering industry

Alignment with corporate CSR and ESG goals

Situated right among the corporate district, our catering serves is the perfect solution to advance your social procurement goals, get you closer to your ESG and CSR commitments and enjoy catering with a difference.

how to order

To order online, simply click on the link above or contact us directly –


Our Capabilities span from:

Corporate Meetings

With 72-hour lead times, we cover morning and afternoon tea options, sandwiches, and rolls perfect for your office meeting.

Larger Scale Community and Corporate Events:

Our team can also deliver comprehensive event management services to cater at events for groups larger than 40 guests or multi-day events.

Outdoor Events

Through our fully equipped food van, we can provide a unique and creative experience, as an affordable option for your catering needs, bringing you meals perfect for a summer event.

Frequently asked questions:

We cater to a wide variety of diets including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, nut free and low FODMAP requirements. For specific dietary requirements, please contact the team when placing your order to check if we can accommodate your needs. 


A minimum order of $500 excluding GST and delivery applies to all catering orders. We require a minimum of 2 business days for catering orders, and a 50% deposit may be requested for orders over $1000 to confirm your event. For staffed events, we’ll need at least 10 business days notice for any changes to the order. Service labor hire pricing will depend on expected numbers, location and style of service and will be charged at an hourly rate with a minimum of four hours. 

If ordering online, you can pay via credit card or invoice.

If ordering directly through us, we provid you with an invoice that will also accept credit card or bank transfer.

Unless other trading terms are discussed, full payment is required on the day of the event or delivered order. 

In the event of cancelling a catering job, two business days notice must be provided to be given a full refund. No refund will be provided with a notice of less than 48 hours. As a social enterprise with staff members that rely heavily on this income, we ask that you provide us as much notice as possible so we can rearrange our rosters accordingly.

Meals with Impact is committed to reducing our environmental impact. 

For low-food mile deliveries within Docklands and CBD suburbs, we offer a bicycle courier service to reduce ours and your carbon footprint. Suburbs that are eligible for our bicycle courier service include; North Melbourne, West Melbourne, Southbank, South Melbourne, Carlton, Kensington, Flemington, Parkville, East Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Footscray, Collingwood and Richmond. 

Please note, this is subject to availability and will only be applicable for catering orders less than 80 kg or packaged within 3 crates. 

A delivery fee of $20 – $35 will apply for this service and will be provided upon quotation and dependent on distance and the time required. Unfortunately, areas that are longer than 30 minutes in length are not available for our bicycle courier service. We also advise that for quality reasons, hot meals are not available for this service unless within 5km. 

We deliver between 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

Deliveries to Melbourne CBD and Inner suburbs will incur a flat rate of $35

Orders outside of these areas or normal operating areas may be available and will be quoted separately. Chat to our team to find out if we can accommodate your delivery times.

If our delivery windows don’t suit, we also offer pick up services from our cafe Monday to Friday between 8am – 5pm.  

If ordering directly from us, all orders will be quoted for. To lock in your order, customers are asked to approve the quote.  

Once approved, an invoice will be sent.  

For orders above $1000, a 50% deposit may be required to secure the date. 

To order online, head to our Eat First page, select the items and check out following the prompts. 

Yes! and we encourage this as it provides a training and employment opportunity for our team. Together with supervised and trained staff, we can offer staff for events that will be determined according to location, time, number of guests and service hours. 

Not just delicious or nutritious, but socially conscious

Catering from Meals with Impact is not only healthy and culturally appropriate, but it’s catering with a social difference. By choosing our services, proceeds from your order will be donated back into our program to fuel employment. Your order will also allow our team to advance their culinary skills within catering, teaching them how to prepare dishes that are both basic and gourmet and master the art of food presentation, a skill vital in events. 

Nutritious Meal Catering

With the help of our in-house nutritionist, with 6 years working within the food industry, we are committed to providing not only delicious catering but meals that are optimised nutritionally as well. To help progress us in this area, we are currently reviewing all products to fit within Nutrition Australia’s Catering for Good directory. 

Canapes or Savoury Small Bites
Our unique take on mini pides, beef sambusa, social impact pies filled with our much loved beef suqaar and chicken doro wat curries or more common finds such as mini croissants and savory muffins
Sweet Small Bites
Saffron Yoghurt Pot, Sago Pot, Apple and Date Bliss Balls, Afghani Sheer Pira Fudge, and Basbousa, a Middle Eastern semolina and coconut dessert
Sandwiches and Rolls
Ethiopian Chicken, Chopped Egg, Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder, grilled vegetable or berbere spiced beef rolls.
Middle Eastern handmade falafels with couscous and yoghurt dressing, Berbere spiced beef with freekeh, Middle Eastern grain salad and chargrilled squash with caramelised yoghurt sauce, Sumac roast cauliflower, and Afghani spiced chicken breast
Hot Dishes
Lubya, Doro Wat, Beef Suqaar, Vegetable Tagine, and Poulet Au Coco Rico
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Dietary Requirement Catering

Our menus cover a range of dietary options but for more specific requirements, contact our team to review what other options might be available. Please note that while every precaution is taken to prevent cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee traces of allergens are not present. Please advise us of any allergies ahead of the event.

Our dietary options include

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free
  • Low gluten or gluten-friendly
  • Low FODMAP
All meals provided by Meals with Impact are Halal friendly. 

Cultural food

We pride ourselves in being able to center our products around culture. As a reflection of our inclusive practices, all products are Halal-friendly using Halal-certified ingredients. 

We want you to be able to impress your guests through meals with diversity using techniques from around the world. We’re hoping that by doing this, it makes everyone feel welcome, acknowledging and respecting all backgrounds of the guests at your event. 

We’re also passionate about co-designing, which is why our products are developed alongside our team or inspired by recipes from them. 

Khalida’s Afghan Lubya
Sido's Congolese Chicken Meatballs
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Supportive Mission Catering

Every contribution from our catering services allows us to put proceeds back into our program.

Our women come with an incredible skill set, which we nurture with training through our catering and other services to support their growth as individuals no matter what their career goals are.

Within our team, the majority of women had never worked before, or have been out of work for a long time due to parenting responsibilities. Some employers see this as a disadvantage, but we recognise their strength, capacity and all the vastly undervalued, unacknowledged work that they have been doing as:

  • Mothers
  • Carers
  • Community member
  • Cooks

Book Our Catering To Make A Real Impact

Speak to our team to find out how we can cater at your next event