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  My family, friends and I were in awe of the jungle animal masterpiece Sam made for my shower. Cutest cake ever ❤

    Rachel McCracken Avatar Rachel McCracken
    December 2, 2018
  • positive review  The most amazing food. They catered for a hens last week and the food was so good we would have paid double.Time to put your prices up Sam n Nick... We have told everyone how great you are . Cheers Jo

    Joanne Dalby Avatar Joanne Dalby
    October 31, 2018
  • positive review  We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary recently n had Nick n Sam cater on site for us. Nick was incredible on how he thought of everything n took care of everything so I didn’t have to do a thing. He organised chairs, tables etc as well as cooking the most delicious food. Their service is next to none and we recommend that everyone should use Thistle in the Woods for their next event. Thank you so much Nick n Sam you helped make our celebration perfect

    Sam Hofmeister Avatar Sam Hofmeister
    November 19, 2022
  • 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  I can’t recommend Nick from Thistle in the Woods highly enough. They served absolutely sensational food (the guests were raving about it) and took all the hassle out of me hosting my husband’s 40th.

    Jane Lewin Avatar Jane Lewin
    October 12, 2019
  • positive review  Thanks for the wonderful food, the cake was awesome a great time was had by all. Highly recommend Nick and Sam, lovely people and so easy to work with.

    Elaine Macleod Avatar Elaine Macleod
    August 16, 2018
  • positive review  Sam & nick catered our recent birthday party. Very personal service & nothing was any trouble. Fantastic food & excellent food service. Could not rate them high enough.

    Barry Newton Avatar Barry Newton
    April 18, 2021
  • positive review  For anyone looking to cater a party or event I don’t believe you could find better than Nick and the team at Thistle in the Woods. Exceptional food served by lovely staff.

    Therese Mary Avatar Therese Mary
    February 21, 2020
  • positive review  Prompt service and so easy to deal with. The cupcakes looked amazing and loved by all!

    Kate Middlemiss Avatar Kate Middlemiss
    July 24, 2020
  • positive review  The bestest cake ever Sam. It looked beautiful, the time and effort put in to the edible decorations too and it tasted devine. My daughter and her guests; didn’t only enjoy it they actually demolished it! 🎂😍 Great communication throughout. Great job!!!❤️

    Wendy Christides Avatar Wendy Christides
    August 24, 2019

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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?

Below are just some of our catered specialties ...


Let us take care of your catering for your next social gathering.


Looking to impress some clients, or spoil your staff? No problems!


We specialise in looking after your Big Day! Leave the food service to us!

self catered

Become a fully fledged Thistle entertainer with our delivered catering!

Need something tasty 
for your next function?

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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