About Us

With my love of making people happy though food, combined with my professional business life managing events and functions, I felt it was time to take the next step in my career, and JA Catering and Events was created.

I was born in Ballarat and moved to Darwin in 1995 where I was a franchisee of two Baker’s Delight stores. In 2001 I returned home to be closer to my family and began managing the Ballarat Bakery. In 2010 I began a challenging role in the Hospitality, Conferencing and Catering Department at The University of Ballarat (Now Federation University). Up until the early part of 2017 I was manager of the Fed Uni Store at the Mt Helen Campus.


After a whirlwind 12 months since we started up, I have been overwhelmed by the support the Ballarat and district community have shown us. We have received glowing reviews and many new bookings just by word of mouth. I am proud to use my knowledge and experience to give you the peace of mind you expect from a professional company, and I can assure my staff and I will go that extra mile to make your function amazing.

From birthdays to anniversaries, weddings, engagements or baby showers…an elegant sit down meal or funky street food, we have the expertise to deliver an unforgettable experience you and your guests will treasure. Our incredible Grazing Platters and Boards are the talk of the town and are skillfully assembled by my talented staff. They are a work of art, with something to tempt everyone.

Club and corporate functions are also a specialty. We can deliver freshly made sandwiches, wraps and pastries for morning tea, lunch or a conference. Not forgetting our delicious Grazing Giftboxes, packed with goodies which are sure to please the boss, staff members or clients.

Your place or ours, formal or casual, I am delighted to be a part of your celebration.


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