NO event is too big or small for Coral Coast Catering – just ask David Young.
The business co-owner is regularly on the road, whether it’s serving up a scrumptious feast at the Mayor’s Maroon Community Ball in Cooktown or feeding the hungry masses at Cannon Park during race day.
“We enjoy cooking for large numbers of people and being part of a big function,” David says.
“Every day is different and so are the menus, locations and how many people. You name it, we’ll go there.”
Starting Coral Coast Catering nine years ago with chef extraordinaire Peter Farr, David says the Cairns-based business has grown exponentially across Far North Queensland, averaging about 150 events per year.
“When we first started, catering to 50 people was a decent sized function. Now we don’t even blink if we’re doing less than 300 people,” he says.
“We can do four or five functions in a day. We’ve catered for up to 1500 people in the same day.
“It’s all about forward planning.”
Weddings also form a big part of Coral Coast Catering’s clientele, with that industry alone worth $100 million to the Far North’s economy.
David’s personal highlights include catering for a gathering of Hawaii-based scientists at Trinity Beach for the Cairns lunar eclipse in 2014 and a function held in honour of a famous Australian astronomer at Lakeland near Cooktown.
David sees a bright future Coral Coast Catering, Far North Queensland’s premier catering company.
“We just want to keep keeping adapting and evolving,” he says.
“We like the travel aspect and seeing people come to the region and enjoying themselves.”