At The Wild Rabbit we’re passionate about creating beautiful food for any occasion. Our kind of food is simple and delicious, and focuses on the yum factor without the fussiness.
The Wild Rabbit is headed by Lucy Novak and based in Newcastle, NSW, servicing the Hunter Valley & Port Stephens (Nelson Bay) and Central Coast areas. We source local, seasonal & fresh produce to create unique & memorable food experiences, with a personal touch.
Think canapés & finger food, lavish & abundant banquets, grazing stations, high tea or even a garden picnic. Whatever the occasion, big or small, our menus are tailored to your vision, and help make your unique event feel extra special for you and your guests. Our customised approach, and attention to our client’s individual requirements means you can relax, knowing you can enjoy yourself too.
The wild rabbit caters for a wide range of events including, but not limited to:
- Cocktail Parties – celebrating engagements, weddings, birthdays, hen’s & buck’s nights or house warmings or a great way to host a charity fundraiser
- High Tea – great for birthdays, baby showers, hen’s parties…or any excuse to enjoy a summer afternoon
- Dinner/Lunch Parties – for weddings, birthdays, long lunches, or a night in with friends….
- Grazing Stations – our signature grazing tables are a great relaxed way to kick off your event, or as the centre piece styled beautifully to impress your guests
- Paella Parties – a great festive feast with spanish flair
- Garden Parties – kid’s parties, christenings, baby showers, birthdays, engagements, weddings…for a perfectly relaxed celebration
- Weddings – whether it be a cocktail style celebration or a sit down shared banquet feast with friends & family
- Picnics – a relaxed celebration for birthdays, baby showers, hens parties, christenings or engagements
- Corporate Catering – for boardroom lunches, product launches, christmas parties, charity fundraising events or just a treat to thank your employees
Our mission is to bring yummy food to you and provide a fully flexible service that will meet all of your needs….and tantalise your taste buds.
Want something a bit different? Just ask and the wild rabbit will work with you to create a unique event just for you.
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“Thank you so much for everything Lucy, what an amazing and delicious spread! Everyone was full and delighted, thank you so so much!”
– Erin (April 2017)
“Lucy thank you so much for everything! You were a huge huge part of Saturday being such a success. So many people complimented the food, and it was all incredible, the taste, amount and presentation. Your staff were incredible also, so polite and lovely and so hardworking. Everything ran so smoothly, it was an absolute dream”
– Constance (April 2016)
“Daniel and I cannot thank you enough for the delicious spread you put on for our Wedding! Thank you so much Lucy and The Wild Rabbit team, the food and presentation was outstanding! I cannot express how impressed our guests were. Everyone was raving about their delicious meal; I and many others absolutely loved the grazing table. Thank you again, you made our day very memorable and personal, especially with accommodating our lamb in the menu. Nobody forgets amazing food!”
– Hannah (November 2015)
“The food was an absolute stand out. We really wanted the food to be a talking point of the evening and thanks to your efforts it absolutely was. Our clients are still raving about the cheeses and honeycomb and the delicious ham rolls. It was a great success! “
– Tara, Fifityfive5 (April 2015)
“I want to say a huge thank you to The Wild Rabbit for the amazing spread they put on for my daughters baptism garden party. The food, the presentation and Lucy and her staff in general were just outstanding. I was actually blown away with how it all turned out. I was so excited to have The Wild Rabbit on board for my event from the very beginning. Lucy accommodated every request I had and the menu was perfectly personalised for my theme. Thank you again, you guys made it a very memorable day for my family and friends. Nobody forgets great food. I cannot wait for the next one!”
– Sibel (october 2014)
“Thanks very much for doing such a fantastic job, the food was fabulous. Apart from the delicious food the other thing most people commented on was how unobtrusive your team was and how well you all worked together. Your role contributed to a great celebration.”
– Jenni (november 2014)
“I cannot thank you enough for such great food – great everything, actually.
Ever since seeing our agreed menu, I was so excited, and on the day, the canapés, platters and substantial bites totally exceeded my expectations – it was all so delicious, and perfectly presented. Your girls were fantastic – they were really lovely, and still managed to serve with a smile on their faces, even when the boat was rocky. All of our guests commented on how amazing the food and service was.
We felt completely at ease knowing that you were on the job. I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family, colleagues, anyone! I will be definitely be in touch with you for our wedding. Again, thank you!”
– Danielle (january 2014)
“The Wild Rabbit provided the catering for our Melbourne Cup lunch event which was for about 65 people. Given everyone was into the race the main topic of conversation on all tables was how amazing the food was – both in it’s presentation and flavour. The dishes were simple, refined and so so tasty and the service was effortless. We would absolutely recommend Lucy and the team at Wild Rabbit and will be using them again for sure in the future.
– Matt Clarke, Head of Business Management , 303Lowe (november 2013)
“Sydney University Australian National Football Club wishes to extend its thanks to you for your contribution to our recent Ladies Day event. The feedback we have received from those that attended on the day regarding the hampers you provided has been nothing short of exemplary. In terms of the event, our focus was on providing a day that the Ladies really enjoyed, whilst providing a platform to raise awareness and funds for White Ribbon. Your company, The Wild Rabbit Catering, played a huge part in both these outcomes being achieved.
– Tim Air , Commercial and Community Operations Manager, SUANFC (may 2013)
I just wanted to say a really, really big thank you for the wonderful, delicious catering at our wedding. We had so many comments about how great the food was and I will be sure to pass your details on to anyone that asks. Thanks also to your wonderful wait staff- you were all so professional and friendly. We had such a great day!
– Louise & Luke (december 2012)
We hired The Wild Rabbit to cater for our Christmas party – a picnic BBQ for 250 was required and was exactly what we got. Lucy and co were cool, calm and collected on one of the hottest days of the year and exceeded our expectations with the beautiful gourmet food they produced. Nothing is too much trouble for Lucy and her food is outstanding – less fuss, more yum – we couldn’t agree more!
– Gail – Aussie Farmer’s Direct (december 2012)
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