Xu pronounced Zoo


At Xu Catering, we bring a sense of adventure to our food. Our food has been inspired from the places we've explored across the world, fused with flavours of our local seasonal produce. We create custom menus for our clients, as well as the staff, entertainment, drinks and decor for your event or special occasion.

Curious tastebuds

Our curiosity with bold and inventive flavours takes your tastebuds to places they've never been before. Our dishes are unique and always changing and evolving as we find new ways to create delicious mouthfuls with high quality local produce.

Unique approach

We're always on the hunt to bring in influences from all over the world to make our offering truly unique, giving you an unforgettable event an unparalleled atmosphere and flavours that will keep your guests talking for months, maybe even years!

fresh ingredients

We source all of our ingredients from local suppliers and work with fresh produce that is in season at the time. This keeps menus exciting and allows us to let the high quality ingredients steal the show.

innovative Menus

This is where we let our creativity run wild! We create custom menus after we understand your event requirements and base our approach on the desired outcome of your event. If you wish to see certain elements on the menu, we can include those too!

Specially curated menus for each event


From the initial meeting, we curate menus based on your event needs, seasonal produce and inspiration from around the world. Our events are charged per person and are dependant on the level of staffing, equipment and decorations required.

  • Homemade Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

    infused with maple molasses, thick slab maple bacon on buttermilk waffle
  • Grandma Moon’s Deviled Eggs

    with sweet pickle relish & smoked paprika
  • Farmers market Caprese Salad

    Heirloom Tomatoes, Chapel Hill Creamery Buffalo Mozzarella, Garden Basil, roasted Garlic, Balsamic Fig reduction
  • Blue Crab and Lobster Stuffed Wild Mushrooms

    roasted with garlic, lobster with herb butter drizzle
  • Zucchini and Mozzarella Fritters

    with pan roasted garlic and lemon poppy seed sauce
  • Old Bay Beer Boil

    Shrimp with homemade horseradish cocktail sauce, lemon, corn on the cob, sweet sausage, potatoes, snow crab
  • Loaded baked potato bites

    Italian four cheese, rosemary, hickory smoked bacon, garden herbs, sour cream, butter
  • Homemade Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

    infused with maple molasses, thick slab maple bacon on buttermilk waffle
Hear from our past clients

Hear what our clients have to say

I have been running events for over 25 years! When I was introduced to XU Catering over 14 years ago it made my life of running events so much easier for me! Not only did the team at XU make me look amazing to my clients but all of the food choices were spectacular! I am always able to focus on my clients/friends and Kenton and team made sure every detail was handled from start to finish. It is very difficult to find catering companies that can transform your space into the theme that you want and be able to prepare and present 5 star quality dishes! The team is so professional and they take the time to understand the type of guests that are attending your event and they handle them with such amazing care. After a few times hiring them you will feel like family!

Andrea Szigethy Founder, The Investment Institute, LLC.

Our process


1. Initial contact

We have an initial chat to see what kind event you're planning, what you like and what you don't like. This ensures we kick off on the same page and manage expectations from the beginning. Clear communication is always our aim with every new client.

2. Brainstorm

From the initial contact, we will have a good idea of what you want. We then go away and put our heads together to come up with the perfect approach for your event and a few ideas for you to choose from.

3. taste test

Let us host you for a tasting of selected menu items you've chosen. You will get to sample our best dishes and see if they are right for your special occasion. Come with an empty stomach!

4. the event

Once menus are agreed and dates confirmed, we source the best ingredients and prepare for your event alongside staff, entertainment and decorations. During the event you'll relax knowing we've got everything covered, including the clean up!

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