Delight your guests with Northern Beaches caterer Chef by the Sea. Menus are personalised to your event, always well researched, use only high quality ingredients and all dishes are made from scratch and with love.


Reliable, seamless and professional. This is the service that this Northern Beaches caterer provides. Cooking all over the world, in fishing huts and galleys to large commercial kitchens for 20 years, we know how to get the job done.


Make your event one to remember. This Northern Beaches caterer’s food is sure to get your guests talking. Imaginative, vibrant, produce driven dishes, presented with flair and attention to detail, to enliven everyone’s senses.


Clare’s meals are simply sumptuous! Her approach to food is modern, intuitive and flexible. When you choose Chef by the Sea you are guaranteed deliciousness – and she delivers refined and polished dining as easily as shareable and substantial plates. Whether catering a long, casual (but milestone) birthday, a fancy Palmy Summer party, or for a group of 50 adults and kids camping, everyones’ hearts and bellies are made full thanks to her beautiful food♥️

Clare cooked a delicious lunch for 16 people that we all loved. I had guests from the UK, Japan, NZ and interstate, one of whom is celiac, and the food wowed them all. She delivered everything to my door at exactly the right time, and her professionalism, clear communication, flexibility and attention to detail freed me up to focus on being a good host. Thanks again Clare I’m so grateful to you.

Thank you so much for all your hard work both in the lead up and during the (wedding) day! The food was everything we hoped for and more, so many of the guests were raving about it and everyone had more than enough to eat!! We will keep you in mind for any future catering opportunities. Thank you again.

Hiring Clare to cater our Engagement Party was the best decision we made! We had a mix of canapés and a grazing table – both were amazing! The grazing table was so beautiful that my fiancé and I spent a lot of time photographing it before the guests arrived. Everyone raved about the canapés (those croquettes were delicious) and the waitress working with Clare was so friendly and remembered who was vegetarian and who had food allergies so she could make sure those guests had access to the right canapés. We had such an amazing day thanks to Clare and we’d hire Chef by the sea again in a heartbeat.

A very big thank you for all that you and your team did on Saturday night to make our event run so smoothly. The food you provided was absolutely delicious, on theme and there was more than enough to go around. Everyone I have spoken to have been so complementary on the girls that were there to help. It was so nice not to worry about topping people’s glasses up, making sure they had eaten enough and then to tidy up and clean throughout the night was a huge godsend the next day. You guys really made our night (and next day) easy and I know a few people who are already saying that next time they have parties they will do exactly what we did. I’ll be sure to recommend you.

I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything on Saturday night. The food was absolutely fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking for caterer in the area, thank you again!

Thank you soooo much. The girls absolutely loved the food, and really appreciated how you were able to come in and out so seamlessly. It was a god send not to have to do too much washing up the following day!

Our family and guests all commented on the food and the particular ones they liked and as you know Peter was thrilled with how the night went. So our thanks for a job so well done.