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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Thistle in the Woods Gift Card

Gift Cards now available!!

We are so pleased to be able to offer Gift Cards for purchase. 

Perfect for if you're wanting to send a gift to a loved one, or someone who's doing it a bit tough at the moment ... or maybe just give as a Thank You for a job well done?
Your Thistle in the Woods Gift Card can be purchased for any amount, and can go towards any of our delicious catering options.

Easy to use and redeem - just let us know you have a Gift Card when discussing your order, and we'll apply the Gift Card value.

To purchase your Gift Card today, simply click the button below which will take you straight to our Square payment system's Gift Card Page, where you can place your order!
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The Thistle Experience!

  • 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  Absolutely amazing guys. Such beautiful food. Thankyou and will definitely use again 5* ☺

    Victoria Anne Avatar Victoria Anne
    June 13, 2020
  • positive review  Ordered a grazing platter for my daughters 21st. Fantastic communication throughout the ordering process, delivered straight to my door in beautifully presented boxes. The platter was amazing with a variety of different foods, including vegan options and such good value. Highly recommend and will be ordering again. A great local business. Thanks so much

    Angie Rawlings Avatar Angie Rawlings
    May 13, 2020
  • positive review  Sam and Nick catered our wedding. The food and cake was absolutely outstanding. They were so supportive through all the rescheduling and changes due to current events. Would highly recommend them for any event.

    Lewis Elliott Avatar Lewis Elliott
    December 1, 2020
  • positive review  Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sky Peever Avatar Sky Peever
    June 18, 2017
  • positive review  Cupcakes for work colleagues today😁 - AMAZING! Thanks Team!

    Jodie Black Avatar Jodie Black
    December 9, 2020
  • positive review  I highly recommend Thistle in the Woods. They catered for my birthday picnic & this weekend for a ladies retreat for 8 people; they blew us away! Amazing food, great menus & wonderful service. Thanks guys!

    Vickie Marchele Johnson Avatar Vickie Marchele Johnson
    August 30, 2020
  • positive review  On behalf of my husband and I we would like to say a huge thankyou for creating our beautiful wedding cake. It not only looked amazing it was absolutely delicious. The team was extremely friendly, easy to contact and very professional. We would highly recommend Thistle in the woods for any upcoming celebrations. We look forward to order more cake in the near future, from Mr and Mrs Rice.

    Alysha Rice Avatar Alysha Rice
    October 23, 2020
  • positive review  Our daughter got married on 13-05-2021. Thistle in the Woods done a wonderful job. From presentation to taste to easy directions on how to reheat food. This made there day a little less hectic. Thank you to all the staff, chefs etc involved. We highly recommend Thistle in the Woods for all your catering needs. Once again Thank you ( also the wagu cheeseburgers with onion rings are the bomb ), the donuts and dessert box ( to many things to remember) where heavenly. Omg who am I kidding the whole selection crab tacos, rice paper rolls and the arancini rolls were amazing

    Elizabeth Maree Willows Avatar Elizabeth Maree Willows
    March 19, 2021
  • positive review  Amazing professional chefs Beautiful tasteful food.

    Tina Melville Avatar Tina Melville
    May 2, 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?

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 *

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