Yes we do. Just place your order before 12pm and most meals can be delivered the next day. Check our online menu for any longer lead times on certain products
Our order system will ask you to select a time for delivery. However, with the number of deliveries each day and our next day delivery policy, we cannot guarantee a delivery time, but can assure you that your meals will arrive between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on your chosen day.
Yes, delivery is free for all orders over $100 that are within a 10km radius of the CBD. If you live further out, we can still deliver to you if your order reaches our minimum of $100.
10-15km from CBD – $15 delivery fee
15-20km from CBD – $20 delivery fee
20-35km from CBD – $40 delivery fee
Everyday Favourites & Sides
All meals arrive frozen (except for salads and roast vegetables) and will last up to 6 months in the freezer. Meals can be defrosted overnight in the fridge and once defrosted will last up to 6 days (vacuum-packed) and up to 3 days (foil trays).
All DIY Meal Kits arrive vacuum-packed and fresh, lasting up to 3 days in the fridge.
All Roasts arrive fresh and ready to be consumed within 2-3 days.
Our chefs take the highest care to keep allergy prone ingredients out of certain meals. However, they may still be present, as all of our products are produced in the same kitchen. Please check the dietary symbol on the website before purchase or just message us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.
Only a few of our meals contain nuts. Any meal that contains nuts will be clearly described as “contains nuts” on our website.
Small Vac Bag
Defrost pouch overnight in the fridge. Immerse pouch in boiling water and simmer for approx 9 mins or until heated through.
Large Vac Bag
Defrost pouch overnight in the fridge. Immerse pouch in boiling water and simmer for approx 12 mins or until heated through.
Small Foil Tray
Defrost meal in fridge overnight. Preheat oven to 180C, remove lid and heat for approx. 15-20 mins or until warmed through.
Large Foil Tray
Defrost meal in fridge overnight. Preheat oven to 180C, remove lid and heat for approx. 30-40 mins or until warmed through.
Just give us a call on 9690 5831 or email us email@example.com and we can amend an order for you. Please note some last minute amendments may not be possible.
Please just leave a cooler bag or esky at your front door and we will place the meals inside.
Melbourne CBD, inner city, wider suburbs and Mornington Peninsula.
Deliveries outside of the CBD will incur a delivery fee.
CBD $0 – Minimum order of $100
CBD-5kms $25 – Minimum order of $100
5-8km $55 – Minimum order of $300
8-10km $75 – Minimum order of $500
10km + Contact us for delivery charge and minimum order
Free delivery postcodes: 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3008
Delivery outside of our regular delivery window of 7:30am – 5:00pm – $55
If you are unable to meet the minimum spend, we will add on a surcharge to bring the total of the order up to the minimum spend required.
We aim to deliver hot food up to up to fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled delivery time and cold food within a sixty minute window prior. If you need to contact us on the day, give the office a call on 9690 5831
The shopping cart is open for ordering until 3pm the day prior. Your order is unconfirmed until you receive your order confirmation. If you need catering for the next day and you’ve missed the cut off, feel free to get in touch. Call 9690 5831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll do everything we can to provide your catering.
Our Office Catering food is presented in our enviro-friendly packaging with lids to ensure our food is kept fresh. Disposable utensils are included where necessary and serviettes are included with every order.
Hot food is also presented in our enviro-friendly packaging which is delivered in our hot boxes straight from our ovens to you. We can also deliver hot food items in foil trays if you would prefer to heat in your oven on site, just let us know when you order.
Items such as crockery, glassware and platters can be arranged at additional cost.
Yes, however there is a minimum spend required and a delivery charge – please contact us for a quote.
Cancellation under twenty four (business) hours of your scheduled delivery time incurs a 100% charge of your full catering order. On the last business day of the week the 24 hour cancellation window applies to next business day delivery.
If outside of twenty four hours, a minimum days notice required on specific items will be taken into consideration and a refund issued where applicable. For items with one days notice, cancellation outside of twenty four hours will incur a refund in full.
That really depends on how long your event is for. Some examples below
- Sandwich lunch – a minimum of 1.5 rounds
- Cocktail Food – 1-2 hours 4-6 canapes per person
- Cocktail Food – 2 hour event 6-8 canapes per person
- Cocktail Food – 3 hours 8-10 canapes plus a bowl dish or something more substantial
- Cocktail Food – 4-5 hours 8-10 canapes plus bowl dish or something more substantial
No it’s not a circle of sandwiches! A round is a square sandwich cut into 4 points or little triangles
Our canapés are 1-2 bites, supper items are 3-4 bites and designed to more often be eaten later at night (we call them soak food!) and our bowl dishes are rice bowl sized and are mini versions of entrée or mains
Just let us know and we can work with you to provide for all your guests. WE can also recommend how much vegetarian food you should allow for just in case you have a few surprise guests.
That is where one person gets beef and one person gets chicken. It’s a bit old fashioned but some still like the choice. We like offering shared platters instead so that guests can choose how much they want.
That’s where we place platters of delicious food in the centre of a dining table for guests to help themselves and share amongst friends or colleagues. It’s a nice relaxed dining style.
It might sound a bit daggy but a beautifully styled Bay Leaf food buffet can be lots of fun for your guests to select their meal – either stand up or sit down – from a large shared table.
It’s a little bit of a “how long is a piece of string’ question but one we can always help you with our beverage calculator. We don’t like running out of drinks so we always allow for more. Did you know that you pour 6 standard glasses from a bottle of wine or champagne?
We allow for 2-4 glasses per person depending on the duration of the events. We usually save money on glasses for soft drinks by providing little bottles with straws – more fun too!
We present out food on dinner plates, so you will need a dinner plate per person per course and you will cutlery for every course too
Usually 1-1.5 hours prior to an event depending on the size and type of event? We ice down all your drinks, set the bar, get the food ready and make sure everything is looking fab by the time your guests arrive
Of course! They will leave your home, office kitchen or event space in perfect condition – maybe even better than they found it? If you don’t want our staff on display we are just as happy hiding in a garage, meeting room or even a laundry!
Cancellation, or decrease in numbers of an event confirmed verbally or in writing by the client
within 72 business hours of the commencement of function will incur a 100% charge of food costs.
Cancellation of an event confirmed verbally or in writing by the client within 48 business hours of the
commencement of the event set up, will incur 100% charge of the total event costs.
Bay Leaf Catering takes no responsibility for acts of nature, such as weather, which may result
in the cancellation or disruption of an event and all cancellations charges apply.