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  We had Thistle in the Woods cater for our wedding and the food was absolutely devine. The communication, care and overall outstanding food was second to none. We have recommended them to friends and family who commented on the food and presentation.

    Ne-ara Mansfield Avatar Ne-ara Mansfield
    September 6, 2023
  • positive review  I highly recommend Thistle in the Woods! We hosted our daughters wedding and Thistle in the Woods catered superbly. The food was divine, fresh, in house made (no heating of mass produced frozen items) delicious and it kept coming all night. They ensured I did not have to think about a thing and everyone enjoyed every morsel. Don’t hesitate to book them for your next event. Thank you so very much for making our night such a success 💛

    Kylie Hunt Avatar Kylie Hunt
    March 14, 2021
  • positive review  Thank you for going over and above our expectations and creating the most perfect bridal shower for a very special friend. Everyone was blown away by the presentation and the delicious spread! Nick and Sam are exceptional at what they do, I will most certainly use them again and would recommend highly. We simply can't thank you enough x

    Hayley Sims Avatar Hayley Sims
    August 16, 2018
  • positive review  Just wanted to express my thanks for the drop off catering last week. The food was absolutely perfect and all the guests commented on the quality. Also appreciate how easy the whole process was, from quoting, ordering, any queries, through to delivery.

    Jessica Anyon Avatar Jessica Anyon
    September 16, 2022
  • positive review  I was very happy with the chocolate fudge cake I ordered for my son’s 21st. With caramel drip and the beautiful toppings including toffee and macarons - it looked and tasted amazing. I will definitely use Thistle in the Woods again for future cakes and catering.

    Meg Garrett Avatar Meg Garrett
    February 16, 2020
  • positive review  wow. thank you team for my booze box cupcakes today. the flavours were amazing. G+T would have to be my favourite... job well done team.👍

    Jodi Lorraine Avatar Jodi Lorraine
    May 10, 2020
  • positive review  I can not say enough about this company.......beautiful food & fantastic people to deal with. They made the planning of my husbands 60th so much easier, by taking some of the stress away. I would highly recommend them for any occasion ❤

    Celena Fabian Avatar Celena Fabian
    March 3, 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  I was so happy to have organised Thistle in the Woods to cater for my 50th birthday celebration. The whole process was so easy, from deciding on the menu through to the delivery. The presentation was fabulous, but also the food was just divine! Our guest were raving about the food all afternoon, from the grazing box right through to the sweets box.

    Sharyn Swanepoel Avatar Sharyn Swanepoel
    May 22, 2022
  • positive review  Wow wow wow. I was having the girls over for a birthday celebration but didn’t want to cook - step in Thistle in the Woods to stole the show with their amazing self-heat catering. Honestly, I’m blown away by the quality and care this business goes to deliver. Thank you so much, my new favourite business on the coast!

    Jillanne Leach Avatar Jillanne Leach
    May 22, 2023

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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!

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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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