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Something For Catering has a following around these parts—and for good reason. One of the most sought-after catering companies on the Sunshine Coast, the three guys behind it, along with their team of professionals, travel all around South-East Queensland, keeping stomachs full and thirsts quenched at weddings, festivals, private parties and local events.
From exquisite appetisers and mouth-watering share plates dishes, to high-end cocktails that look too good to drink, it’s clear Something For Catering have perfected the art of being the hosts with the most.
Being purveyors of great food and wine, we thought it was high-time we caught up with owners Sam, Brent and Drew to find out where these locals eat and drink on the Sunshine Coast.
Where’s your favourite breakfast spot and what’s on your plate?
Sam: I’m one of those unhealthy coffee for breakfast types…
Brent: Harvest Breads in Maroochydore. Coffee and sweet potato savoury waffles with zucchini, feta, bacon, poached egg and a chilli maple glaze. If they offered lamb cutlets, I’d swap them out for the bacon!
Drew: Double espresso and banana smoothie at The Velo Project.
Who’s your go-to for a quick coffee and what are you ordering?
Sam: Padre Noosa, long black. Best in the business.
Brent: Padre Noosa, long macchiato.
Drew: Padre Noosa, anything black.
Perfect spot for a long lunch with mates?
Sam: I love getting out to Kawana farmers market on Saturdays. Buy a bunch of locally produced and grown goodies, swing by a bottleshop for some liquid sustenance and pull out a rug on some sand or grass with a good view.
Brent: Locale in Noosa. They have a great wine list, innovative, local and seasonal menu, and the service is always top-notch.
Drew: Hard to get an invite as the list is long, but wine with the Duke on the BBQ pontoon.
Sam: My local fish and chip shop Ray Jays in Mooloolaba, live music on weekends and BYO. I can sip on a few bottles of sparkling whilst putting away some local snapper and then stumble home.
Brent: Spice Bar in Mooloolaba, it’s never let me down. If I’m feeling like a bit more of a casual dining experience, you’ll find me at Dirty Moes.
Favourite bar for a boozy night or nightcap, and what are you drinking?
Sam: Brouhaha Brewery in Maleny, definitely worth a visit to sample some of their seasonal and limited brews.
Brent: Your Mates Brewhouse—guaranteed great vibes. Then get a cab to Kiki Bar & Eatery to sample their scotch range.
Drew: Double Jameson at Bluebar.
What’s inspiring you right now?
Sam: Getting wine in bottle with my other project Konpira Maru Wines. The journey from grapes on the vine to wine in a bottle is such a special and rewarding process, one I will never tire from.
Brent: Assisting in the management and set up of the Creative Precinct in the new Maroochydore City Centre.
Drew: My business partners.
Podcasts, books or TV series—which will it be and what’s taking your fancy?
Sam: Antiques Roadshow, the ultimate meditation.
Brent: Between my wife Aimee and two children, I don’t get a look in!
Drew: Happy, Netflix.
Image credits: Lindy Yewen, Bec Smith, Timothy Birch, Skye Stott / Supplied by Something For Catering