Thistle in the Woods

Sunshine Coast's Favourite Caterers

Fully Qualified Chefs

Serviced or Drop Off Options

Extensive Delicious Menus

Premium Catering & Wholesome, Local Produce

Calling the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in QLD home, Thistle in the Woods is a family-owned catering business - operating with the philosophy based around providing wholesome food, in the company of friends and family.

Offering a wide selection of fully catered or drop off menu items, you'll be amazed and delighted by the quality and variety of our gourmet food - all prepared in our purpose-built commercial production kitchen right in our own back garden (literally!)

We pride ourselves on using and showcasing the very best locally sourced, high quality produce - designed to satisfy the appetites of your guests at any gathering or special event! 

We'd love to cater your next personal or corporate function - get in touch and let us know how we can serve you!

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Learn more about our premium services below - from drop off and serve yourself canapes & sweets, right through to private parties, corporate events and more formal fully-serviced sitdown menus.
Serviced Catering Sit Down - Thistle in the Woods

Serviced Catering

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Drop Off Catering Service - This

Drop Off Catering

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Grazing Platters - Thistle in the Woods

Grazing Platters

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Cakes and Sweets - Thistle in the Woods

Cakes & Sweets

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The Thistle Experience!

  • positive review  These guys were awesome to deal with and their food is amazing!

    Ang Brown Avatar Ang Brown
    August 9, 2020
  • positive review  Thistle in the Woods provided the most incredible service at a special event we recently hosted at our home for 100 people. The time and effort Nick and Sam dedicated to planning our dream menu with us, was second to none. Thistle in the Woods’ catering staff attended the night and their service was of the highest standard. They greeted all our guests with warmth and cheer. The standard of the food they served was exceptional and all our guests commented on how delicious everything tasted. We highly recommend this family owned business for any function, because there is no doubt Nick and Sam will tailor it to your needs and exceed all your expectations.

    Nakita Vandeleur Avatar Nakita Vandeleur
    January 27, 2022
  • positive review  I had cupcakes delivered to a friend for her birthday. They arrived on time and in a lovely package with a card. They looked and tasted delicious 😋 Nick was super helpful and lovely to communicate with. Would recommend to anyone!! Thank you again 🙏🏻

    Renae Michel Avatar Renae Michel
    April 28, 2020
  • positive review  we use TITW for client gifts and also personal and corporate celebrations and events and they are absolutely incredible to deal with! nothing is ever too much to ask, they spoil us with extras and the food is next level amazing!! I wouldn't use any other catering service in our local Nambour area after working with Nick & Sam!

    Megan Manly Avatar Megan Manly
    August 15, 2022
  • positive review  Absolutely the best. For my mother’s 85th we had about 15 guests. The food was so incredibly tasty that everyone kept commenting and took their details. The flavours are sensational and plentiful. The service was spot on. Can never recommend Thistle in the Wood highly enough Will be back again ( this was our 4th time we have experienced their awesomeness )

    Rachel M S Wise Avatar Rachel M S Wise
    January 23, 2021
  • positive review  Our perfect weekend big birthday celebration for my partner was made extra special by Nick and Sam from Thistle in the Woods. Absolutely stunning food that exceeded our expectations. Beautiful, caring attention to detail shows they really love their business and love making people happy. Thank you so much Nick and Sam. You are a delightful couple with a very soulful business.

    Heather Scott Avatar Heather Scott
    November 1, 2020
  • positive review  These guys are great. Our family have used their services a number of times. From when they were just starting out. They keep going from strength to strength. A small family business. 👏

    Pamela Andersen Avatar Pamela Andersen
    October 29, 2019
  • positive review  Beautiful food and presentation was amazing. The taste and quality was excellent. It made our night

    Stewart Elliott Avatar Stewart Elliott
    April 11, 2021
  • positive review  Highly recommend Thistle in the Woods. Nick was so wonderful to work with - our requests were last minute and he was only too happy to tailor something to suit our needs perfectly. The salads are still being talked about! Thanks guys :)

    Ali Jane Allnutt Avatar Ali Jane Allnutt
    January 20, 2020
  • positive review  We just had some of your cupcakes delivered for an event at the Sunshine Coast University and they were absolutely sensational!!!!

    Sarah Louise Browne Avatar Sarah Louise Browne
    December 9, 2020

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The Thistle in the Woods Story

Thistle in the Woods Family with Personality
How did Thistle in the Woods come about?

The Scotch Thistle, which adorns our inherited house name plate “Cadzow”, is our emblem, incidentally located in Palmwoods, Sunshine Coast, QLD (the “Woods”)

The concept for our business is born from two chefs who were ready to explore their own food styles, and inject their personalities into the business.

And being blessed with so many innovative small producers of exceptional products and services on the Sunshine Coast, showcasing these is one of our passions!

Nick, Sam, Will & Libby

Read the full story!

Planning an event?

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Proudly Servicing the Sunshine Coast & SE QLD

* Palmwoods based kitchen *

 Sunshine Coast Caterers
6 Collins Ln, Palmwoods, 
Sunshine Coast QLD 4555
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