Event Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Event Catering Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.4%

Revenue for the Event Catering Services industry has fallen over the past five years, due to reduced real household discretionary income and rising competition. In particular, external competition from cafes and restaurants, which can provide events and catering together, has reduced demand for industry services. However, increasing consumer demand for premium-quality food and food service has limited decreases in revenue over the period. This premiumisation trend has increased prices as consumers have become more willing to pay for on-trend food. Overall, industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 1.8% over the five years through 2019-20, to $3.3 billion. This includes anticipated negligible growth of 0.1% in the current year. Growing de...
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Event Catering Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Event Catering Services industry is forecast to grow its revenue moderately over the next five years, as demand for premium catering continues to increase. However, rising competition from other hospitality industries, particularly from cafes and restaurants, is projected to limit industry revenue growth over the period. Industry revenue is anticipated to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Demand and profitability Demand for industry services is forecast to remain strong over the next five years, supporting revenue growth. The popularity of gourmet food in Australia shows no signs of slowing, with cooking shows like MasterChef contributing to a growing enthusiasm for fine dining. Consumers are keenly...
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Event Catering Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 3,404
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 15,236

Biggest companies in the Event Catering Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Event Catering Services in Australia industry include Spotless Group Holdings Limited and Compass Group (Australia) Pty Ltd.

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What is Event Catering Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms provide event catering services. The industry excludes food prepared for resale, contract catering services and food van operations.

Industry Products and Services

  • Private events
  • Corporate events
  • Weddings
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Corporate event catering
  • Household event catering
  • Wedding catering

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms provide event catering services. The industry excludes food prepared for resale, contract catering services and food van operations.

Main Activities

  • Corporate event catering
  • Household event catering
  • Wedding catering

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Hosting events at restaurants is an alternative to hiring caterers. Furthermore, restaurants are increasingly providing catering services and directly com...
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Demand from restaurants
Real household discretionary income
Number of marriages
Business confidence index

Current Performance

Competition
Profitability
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Challenges
Opportunities
 Table: Event Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Event Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia
Dairy Produce Wholesaling in Australia
Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling in Australia
Temporary Staff Services in Australia



Products & Services

Event catering companies cater for corporate and private events. A significant portion of industry revenue also comes from weddings, which typically gener...
Businesses and organisations
Government and education providers




Demand Determinants

Demand for the industry's services is influenced by a range of factors such as price, discretionary income, reputation, business confidence, menu offering...
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Major Markets

Businesses and organisations
Government and education providers





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Event Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Event Catering Services industry is characterised by low market share concentration, with the three largest players expected to account for just over ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Event Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Event Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Spotless Group Holdings Limited is an Australian business services company that provides facilities management and asset maintenance services, including l...
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Spotless Group

 Table: Spotless Group - financial performance

Compass Group

 Table: Compass Group - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Event Catering Services industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital costs, it is estimated that $10.04 is sp...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Event Catering Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Event Catering Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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