Ditch the greasy buffets in favour of speciality and gourmet catering services that make having a house party a culinary treat. So make a phone call to our pick of chefs, who’ll take over your kitchens {or bring in cooked food} and let your hair down at your own party. We assure you, your event will be the talk of the town the following day. Here’s a list of catering services in Bangalore for you :

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Manna Hospitality

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Di’s Kitchen

Anisas Kitchen

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Mostly loaded with meaty treats {specifically Kutchi Memon} which range from Afghani kebab and mutton cutlets, starters also include international fare in the form of Spring Rolls, Spinach and Corn tarts. But her top seller is the Warqi Samosa. Known for her biryanis mentioned here, Anisa Aunty’s other offerings include curries, kourmas as well as her grandmother’s recipes for Chicken Moily, and Kadhu Ghosh. A few baked dishes, such as Chicken Lasagne and Mac and Cheese, also feature. Desserts too are priority, and range from Baklava Cupcakes and Firni to Caramel Custard and Trifle Pudding. You can also choose from her set menus.

Contact: +91 9845878300

Price: INR 250 upwards a plate {including cutlery, crockery and service staff.}

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Manna Hospitality

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If you’ve been to at least five weddings in town, it’s likely that three of them were catered by the silent yet stunning people at Manna Hospitality. Spearheaded by James and Sharat, Manna serves Indian, Chinese and Continental, so either stick to one cuisine or even mix and match. While they have an extensive menu, picking from their sample ones is the best. Think Ginger Garlic Prawn, Lasooni Tikka, Chilli Potatoes to start with, then Lemon Basil Fish, Kaju Kishmish Pulao and Chicken in Black Bean Sauce {not all together of course!}. They have cuisine specific desserts too, so you’re sorted in every aspect.

Contact: Email mannahospitality@yahoo.co.in {preferred} or call +91 9341422333

Price: INR 500 upwards for vegetarian and INR 650 upwards for non-vegetarian {including crockery, cutlery and service staff}.

Shobha Rai

Starting out with desserts {we stand guarantee for her}, Shobha’s experience of 35 years shows in her creativity. Apart from specials such as Red Velvet Cakes, Mud Pie and Crepes, she’ll even curate a menu including a few starters such as quiche and cutlets. Being Mangalorean, mains comprise Kori Gassi and Rotti, Chicken Curry with rice, roti or even the famous Fish {Mackerel} Pulli Gassi. Chicken Roast is also great and comes with potatoes, sautéed veggies and gravy. She has a few tricks up her sleeve so ask if you want anything in particular too.

Contact: 080 42048133

Price: Minimum order is INR 2,500

Mad Curry

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When the owner Juno loves cooking so much, you can rest assured it shows in her food. Mince Beef with Potatoes is the first on the menu, and that sets the tone for the wholesome and unpretentious food. Andhra Chilli Chicken, Meat Balls, Kodi Vepudu {Telugu for Fried Chicken} and Mustard Prawns are hot faves in the Indian department while Cheesy Beef Pies, Chicken Orange, Thai Curries and a vast offering of roasts and grills dominate the finds from foreign lands. Plus, salads, soups {even the Tibetan Thupka} and desserts.

Contact: +91 9663074803

Price: INR 350-500 per portion {serves 2-3}

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Di’s Kitchen

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Usually known for pint-sized portions for pint-sized people, Diya Nanjapa also does catering for adults. But expect bite-sized sweet and savoury treats, making it an easy eats party. If you’re planning a kids’ party then she has Rainbow Jelly and Doodle Doughnuts, making for great options. Then, savoury offerings like quiches, pies, burgers and pizzas. We personally recommend Sago & Coriander Croquettes and Green Tartlets {veggies and cheese}. The assorted Cookie Jar is high on popularity for a tea party. She’ll even work on décor to suit your party menu.

Contact: +91  9916265876 or mail diyananjapa@gmail.com

Price: INR 25 upwards per piece

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Colonnade Caterers

You better be on owner Huma Ali’s ‘Good’ list, as she is quite particular about her clients. We listed her as a Biryani expert too here, but her repertoire extends well beyond. Indian, Chinese, Thai and Mexican food makes up her menu. But Continental delights like Puttanesca Tarts, Zucchini Rolls, Quiches, Mini Burgers and Hummus and Pita are hot sellers too. For a single-meal party, order Khow Suey and everyone who’s had it, raves aplenty. Plus, desserts like Banoffee Pies, Key Lime Pie, Sticky Date and Walnut Pudding.

Contact: +91 9844074798

Price: INR 400 upwards per plate

Travancore Tasties

Not specifically a catering service, but delivering food in bulk {each of their dishes serves three, unless otherwise mentioned}, Tresa promises authentic Kerala cuisine. Apart from the usual suspects {Fish Moilee popped into your thoughts, didn’t it} such as Prawn Curry, Appam and Stew, Idiappam and Egg Roast, Korma, Syrian Christian specialties too make it to her menu. Beef Ullathu, Beef Cutlets and Dry Pork are prime {and delicious} examples.

Contact: +91 9980781127

Price: INR 350 upwards a dish, minimum order is INR 1,000

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Pig Out

If it’s anything from Coorg you’re craving, instantly call siblings Ambika and Anjali. We raved about their Pandi Curry here. But apart from that, soft Kadambuttus, Pork Pickle, Spicy Pork, Chicken Pepper Fry, Akki Roti and Chilkanna Pork are hot favourites too.

Contact: +91 9980210979

Price: INR 700 is their minimum order value.

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Image credits: Mad Curry