Birthdays are all about celebrating the Big day with our friends and family. Finding a convenient location, planning the activities, dressing up the birthday boy and finding the perfect caterer for the party.
Mainly we all just eat and chit chat with each other, thus the food is what sets the mood of the party especially if the food is good! This time, with Christian’s first-year birthday party we decided to go back with our trusted caterer who partnered with us for our confinement food catering – Chilli Api Catering aka www.chillipadi.com.sg/Catering.
Our party happened on the last Sunday of May at Bove by Spring Maternity again (READ here for our first-month party article with BOVE as well.)
This time we occupied the new space in BOVE FUN & BOVE TASTIC rooms. Chilli Api/Chilli Padi is one of their partner caterers which means we are only allowed to choose from the list, as rental of venues are not allowed to bring in outside caterers.
SO WHY CHILLI API?
Our decision was straightforward because their buffet spread delivers good quality food and service! Especially they were my confinement catering caterer as well. And I missed the taste and smell of the freshly cooked Nonya food every day, which timely arrived at my doorsteps. I didn’t need to worry about what to eat or what food to cook. Every dishes were very well cooked and well delivered. All I had to do was to wait for lunch and dinner, and I’m happy. And I have to say, we loved how generous the food portion was, that it was more than enough to feed the hungry and busy husband aka my confinement nanny too! I tried a few confinement food trials and none caterers can do the same!
Hoping to combine quality and affordability, we texted Bing Cheng, the person in charge of Chilli Api Catering and Chilli Padi Confinement Food Catering to propose a menu with their signatures. The next day his team came back with a menu of yummy dishes we absolutely would order for ourselves!
Though we did change one or two dishes, the process of ordering for our buffet menu was no hassle at all! And after working with them previously, Bing Cheng offered to give me a theme package with balloons and bears on top of the buffet we decided on!
We were so comfortable with him, we just left him to do his thing on the day itself. The crews came early and set up was done in a jiffy! My husband and I seriously had no expectations at all, and they did such a good job decorating the whole place, made us a really happy customer! Even the baby blue theme fits Christian’s Shimmer and Shine theme well!
They also specially set up a dessert table with balloons for the birthday boy – he was delighted to see so many of his favorite balloons decorating the entire spread!
Take a look at the fruit tarts ladder, it was so beautifully decorated! For those who are not looking to get your own dessert table, this is already a bonus set up! Seriously!
Our menu got thumbs up from all our guests, no one gave a bad review! It felt like our third child, when we asked around how’s the food, everyone just gave their rave on how many rounds they have had. Secondly, the portion was perfectly catered, it was enough for our 80 pax though we still had to da-pao a few staples liked the rice and laska. Otherwise, we didn’t have anything to complain about!
DIY NONYA LASKA – SIGNATURE! MUST ORDER!
BAKED CHICKEN SHEPARD PIE – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
BRAISED ZHAP CHAI WITH MUSHROOM
GRILLED YAKITORI – SUPER SAVORY!
PAN-FRIED HOMEMADE YAM KUEH
SWEET & SOUR FISH FILLET
FRIED RICE WITH LUNCHEON MEAT
They had plastic covers to keep the food warm instead of the usual metal covers.
DESSERTS includes ASSORTMENT OF MOUSSE CAKES
COCKTAIL FRUIT JELLY IN LIME CUP
Bears were dotted around our venue!
FRESH LIME JUICE FOR BEVERAGES!
We had a mixed fusion menu, a specially customized for Christian’s birthday with Chilli Api Catering, so if you are looking for something similar for your children’s birthday celebration, don’t hesitate to get in touch and quote what you saw on our party post for possible promotional items!
Preferring Chilli Api Catering to the rest, what we appreciate the most was their friendly and prompt responses from the sales team. No delay met when we had any questions. To value add the services, we will always receive a final confirmation phone call before our invoice was sent to us. Other than what we suggested above, do also check out their Peranakan Fiesta Buffet for dishes for the Singaporean’s taste with menu options such as Laska, Kueh Pie Ti, Fried Mee Siam and more!
For baby shower menu, please click here for menu options.
For kids party menu, please click here for menu options.
Many thanks to Chilli Api Catering for the great buffet again!