The VRC has accredited five of Melbourne’s leading caterers to provide a range of catering services to members in The Rails, The Nursery and The Domain. The Club’s accredited caterers will take care of all of your race day catering requirements, including food, beverages, wait staff service, equipment, site theming and site pack down. 

During the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival, a dedicated area of catered Car Sites in The Nursery will be available. Catered Car Sites can also be organised in The Rails and The Domain. Please note unaccredited caterers are strictly prohibited.

For further information contact VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 or email

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Peter Rowland have been the official caterer at Flemington for over 25 years - our offering is bespoke to the needs of what we know too well, you - the punter!

From Car Boot catering to a Super Site takeover, we have you covered for all things delicious and fun. Peter Rowland can cater to all styles and budgets. We can't help you back a winner but we can ensure you' hit the trifecta with your catering, beverages and styling needs.

  • Hamper boxes with tasty brunch, lunch, sweet and savoury fare delivered to your site
  • All-day cocktail grazing menus from the first until final race
  • Gourmet barbecue packages
  • Drinks packages & beverage handling to keep things festive
  • Site equipment hire including glassware & barware
  • Personalised site styling, furniture, floral and theming

We’ll look after everything from drop-off and collection to providing fabulous staff and uniforms.

Contact Rebecca Wills on (03) 9825 0033 to discuss your requirements, receive our brochure and personalised quote. Trust us to bring your track-side event to life!

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Hello. We’re the Big Group.

We’re hospitalitarians extraordinaire.

We have a big creative vision with an even bigger passion for making people happy. And we do that through delivering personalised experiences that bring people together.

  • Having a Car Park party? Tell us more.
  • Need some inspiration? Let us inspire you, we're not going to box you in.
  • Need a hospitality partner for the day? Get in touch; we will make your Car Park planning as fun but as simple as possible.

We will bring the food and the staff – just sit back and watch us create magic on your site. From set-up to pack down, our always helpful, always reliable and skillful team will ensure an amazing race day experience for all.

Give Sophie Christie a call on (03) 9429 0910, we can help transform your ‘day at the races’ into an unforgettable and unimaginable experience. Because with us, big thinking is always better.

A serving of catered food by Libby Reid Catering.

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Libby Reid Catering continues our long-standing tradition of on course catering, event management and styling at Flemington Race Course for the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2019. Let us work with you to enjoy a fun filled and unforgettable day at the races for you and your guests.

We offer a range of tailored packages to suit all styles and budgets;

  • A stylish all-day Gourmet BBQ grazing menu in your Super Site or Car Park Site.
  • Our Matched food and beverage packages to keep you and your guest fed and hydrated throughout the day, including of course, our legendary chicken sandwiches. All delivered to your site in environmentally friendly packing.
  • Our Last Race Home menu for those ends of day quick fixes before heading on to the next event.
  • Full site setup and pack down service including personalized design, flower arrangements and hiring packages for all Super Site and Car Sites.

Talk with us and we can also organize all your hiring from a simple market umbrella to a completely styled Super Site or Car Site, trained service staff, tailored beverage packages to beautiful spring flowers to enhance your site.

The Libby Reid Catering team will work with you to create a unique package to ensure that you and your guests have an unforgettable day at the races. Please call Nicole Bokma on (03) 9428 1872 to discuss your requirements.

Lamb cutlets by Ed Dixon Food Design.

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Showcasing our passion for fresh, creative and delicious food, our stylishly presented catering packages will make you the envy of the track! From the first glass of champagne to the last race, relax, enjoy and let Ed Dixon Food Design help you celebrate the carnival in style. 

Our trackside offering includes:

  • Picnic boxes filled with elegant and substantial canapes, dainty sandwich points and an array of sinfully delicious sweet treats
  • Our sought after Grill Grazing menu- brimming with tasty offerings straight from the barbeque
  • The ‘pull all the stops out’ Ultimate Experience – lobster rolls and French bubbles anyone?
  • Creative, chic furniture and styling packages for Car Parks and Super Sites
  • All-inclusive packages: simply arrive at your site to find the drinks on ice, stunning furniture and flowers and our smiling staff ready to pour your first champagne

Allow us to create a scrumptious, fun filled and hassle free Melbourne Cup Carnival for you! Contact Carli Lombardo on (03) 9419 4502.

Scallop canapes by Blake's Feast.

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With a history steeped in Melbourne’s high-end food scene Blake’s Feast raises the bar, delivering tailored trackside experiences; whether it’s a private client Car Park or a corporate Super Site.

Now in our 8th year at Flemington we know what works. We have thoughtfully put together four levels of catering, from a not-so-standard ‘hamper’ to a sit-down lunch with a focus on sustainably sourced scene-stealing food.

You can engage us for food only or let us take care of your whole event. Furniture, floral, staff, cocktails & wines from a family-run business with a truly personal approach.

To discuss your requirements please call Neredah Blake on (03) 9885 2777.