Here’s a caterer for those who want to have a good time without killing your arteries. Famed for hearty bento box lunch deliveries, Grain also delivers wholesome meals for big groups, with seven to 11 courses each. On the menu are dishes like gyudon and Samsui chicken: steamed chicken with ginger purée, chilli and dark sauce so you can take a cheat day without going over your calorie limit. Each meal is served buffet-style and is Halal – prices range from $10 to $25 per person, with a minimum spend of $450.
’Cue up the meats
Organising a barbecue can be taxing: multiple trips to the supermarket, marinating meats overnight and then realising on the day itself that you forgot the charcoal. We’ve all been there. Enter Hungry BBQ, a premium barbecue service that helps make planning your party as fuss-free as possible. It promises that nothing is frozen – instead, its food items are prepared fresh in small batches. A package of local favourites like satay, sambal stingray and chicken wings start from $7 a person, and more upscale bundles, which include scallops, lobsters and wagyu, are also available.
Nothing screams ‘decadence’ quite like an oyster bar set up just for your soirée. The sleek, silver bar itself, designed by the Singapore-based WE Craft, looks like a work of art. And we haven’t even come to the actual food. For $1,000 (hey, decadence will cost ya), you’ll get a hundred oysters of different varietals, two dedicated shuckers, and condiments like mignonette and cocktail sauce. If that’s not enough, you can order whole lobsters, prawns and tuna tartare, among other seafood items, to ensure your bar is dressed to the nines. Wines and champagne from Luke’s restaurant are available upon request.
Ever wondered how Kim and Kanye live? You, too, can have a taste of the fine life with your very own personal chef. Clubvivre works with over a hundred trained chefs, including Jean-Philippe Patruno of Dehesa, to whip up any cuisine, from Italian to Indian, in the comfort of your home. The chef arrives with all the necessary ingredients, prepares the meal in less than 2 hours and, perhaps most importantly, cleans the kitchen after. Dinner menus start from $80 per person while barbecue sets start from $67 per person.
Cocktails at home
Instead of filling a cooler with ice and an army of canned drinks, turn to the pros to make your party stand out. Drinkdings sets up a mobile bar at your party and serves guests a free flow of cocktails, mocktails, beers, wines, champagnes and more. Not sure how to mix the perfect martini? Don’t sweat it – Drinkdings also sends over bartenders who will pour and shake your cocktails. Prices range from $10 to $15 per person for 2 hours of drinks, with a minimum spend of $300 for a mocktail bar and $600 for cocktails.
For those looking to inject some whimsy to your party, call on Scoopy’s and Cream. It doesn’t just scoop up gelato imported from Europe – it does so from the back of a Volkswagen Kombi and other vintage vehicles. Scoopy’s also arranges nitrogen ice cream-making workshops if you’d like to include some hands-on fun in your bash. Besides ice cream, there are also popcorn and cotton candy machines to clinch a bona fide carnival vibe. Depending on your choices, prices range from $5 to $20 a person, while the workshops clock in at $45 a head.
Saybons eschews the notion that nibbling on French food has to be a fancy affair. Instead, it perks things up by setting up live stations where a chef prepares everything to your specification, à la minute. Get the chef to stuff your crêpe with savoury favourites like ham and cheese, or spread some dark chocolate and sprinkle berries over the pancake. Each person gets two crêpes each, with a basic package starting from $10.50 per person (you need a minimum of 30 guests). For fans of hotel breakfast spreads, recreate it at home by getting breakfast catered – live egg station included.