A degree in Business Studies majoring in Marketing is the cornerstone to the success of H&H Catering. With a sound and professional catering establishment behind her, Kerry has developed the company profile via strategic marketing and personal involvement. Kerry has 25 years experience in the food service industry including, function Coordinator, the establishment of a cafe, menu design, food service manager, purchasing, and sales. “I believe the people within our organisation make the business successful in profitability, growth, and reputation.”
Executive Chef: Mark Rashid
Mark has 30 years experience as a chef. For 18 of those years, he has been an executive chef; in both a la carte restaurant, as well as catering establishments. He has been with us at H&H Catering for 5 years. Prior to starting at H&H, Mark was the executive chef at the award winning Cowrie Catering, preceded by Cassegrain Wines at Port Macquarie.
General Manager: Ashley Fullagar
Ashley has over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry ranging from a 5-star al la carte server, restaurant manager to event sales and function coordination. She has a bachelor in science and post graduate degree in education, but customer service is the industry she has always felt at home.
Ashley has a diverse role at H&H. As the operations manager of H&H Catering and the Point Café Group she oversees staff and daily operations.
Business & Events Manager: Julia Barnes
With a Diploma in Hospitality Ryde Catering College, Julia joined the Peppers Hotel (now known as Crowne Plaza Terrigal) where she worked for 9 years, culminating in the Food and Beverage Managers role. Setting up her own hospitality consultancy agency she looked after many clients, including Mirvac and Bass Hotels. Julia subsequently joined Iguana’s Waterfront as Assistant Manager/Events Manager. After 3 years as General Manager of D’Vine Group, Julia has recently joined H&H Catering as the Sales Manager.
Rachel has over 20 years experience in the sales and customer service industries. After a decade in the publishing industry, Rach returned to her parents family business as the Functions Coordinator. Rach’s role within H&H Catering is to liaise with clients from the initial inquiry stage, arrange taste tests and work directly with clients right up to their function date. Since commencing with H&H Catering in 2008, Rach has assisted more than 1 000 clients to create their special occasion. Rachel has a vast knowledge of off-site venues on the Central Coast, the Hunter as well as Sydney and can also advise on how to get the best out of your own property.
Marketing and PR Manager: Nic Yahl
Nic started with the company in early 2011 and was hired as a barista at Point Cafe in Wamberal. She brought 10 years of cafe experience on an industrial machine and 25 years in customer service and management roles. Within the first twelve months, Nic was promoted to Cafe Manager and Functions Co-Coordinator and later transferred to manage the Point Cafe at the Japanese Gardens. Due to her intricate knowledge of the industry and assets of H&H Nic is now heads the Marketing and PR department and manages all digital communications, marketing and community relations for the company.
Our mission is to provide the freshest and most innovative menus to match our clients budget and brief – each and every time.
Our menus stay fresh and innovative by allowing Head Chef Mark and his team to form close relationships with local businesses. We are committed to sourcing items local to the services we provide and understand the positive economic, social and environmental impact the decisions we make in our supply chain can have on the local communities we operate within.
Understanding each clients needs and desired outcomes, ensures we can match the menu to the client. Understanding current trends and being adaptable to frequent changes in the seasonal market, enables us to be at the forefront of menu creation – offering the newest and best menus possible for every client.
Our Point Of Difference
Experience| Intimacy | Consistency
H&H has been a leader in Central Coast Catering for over two decades. With this experience, we bring consistency and a level of professionalism unparalleled.
H&H have demonstrated experience in catering and managing the delivery of services with qualified chefs and experienced staff.
The team at H&H work together to provide a stress-free event from your very first inquiry until we wave goodbye at the end of the event. Our interpretation of hospitality is that each function is treated as if it were our own family/colleagues/friends, resulting in consistently intimate experience.
Our functions, events, and services incorporate a wide range of function menus covering all meal types and all budgets.
Menu options include formal fine-dining or bistro style dinners; canapés, finger foods, glamorous dinners and take away picnics.
The Story Of H&H Catering
H&H Catering is a family owned business based on the Central Coast. Our story began almost 20 years ago with Alan & Kerry Harman launching their business from a small outlet in Gosford.
Each wedding was an intimate affair with both Alan & Kerry at the helm every weekend. Most clients were locals, hosting their functions in local venues across the Central Coast.
In the twenty years since H&H began, we now travel further afield, with functions catered in venues in Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter Valley.
H&H has catered more than 1,000 functions. With the help of over 100 local staff, we have catered for weddings, 1st Birthdays end of life celebrations and everything in between.
Alan & Kerry have instilled a passion and sense of intimacy in all of their staff, to ensure every celebration is cared for as much today, as it was in those early years.
From the initial enquiry to the event itself, H&H understand that food plays such an important role in family celebrations. We work with individual clients on a level that ensures your thoughts and ideas are interpreted to reflect you and your event.
We hope we can assist you in your own event
History Of H&H Catering
Created in 1995, H&H Catering are leaders in the food services industry, servicing the Central Coast as well as Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Our sister business, The Point Cafe Group, located at both Avoca Beach and Japanese Gardens, East Gosford, are a part of the collective family of H&H.
H&H have a family of staff, many whom have been with the company since the beginning. The business has always been changing and evolving, the team behind the brand has always been the backbone.
H&H Catering has been recognised for our continual delivery of excellent service and we take every possible opportunity to create lasting memories for our clients and their guests, with emphasis on maintaining the highest quality of attention to detail.
About The Point Cafe
On the Waters Edge of the famous Avoca Beach, is the Best Kept Secret of the Central Coast “The Avoca Point Café.” Our Avoca Beach location is a community institution, serving locals and visitors for over 10 years. With beach front views and award winning menus, it’s hard to go wrong.
Seasoned travelers would have to travel the world extensively to find a better place than where The Point Café is situated. White sands, blue ocean, a natural rock pool where children play, and the regulars of the Avoca Point Café watch the surfer’s battle with the waves or the whales and dolphins riding underneath them.
The menu is extensive, with something to please the most discerning customer. The food is both innovative and fresh with attention to detail and service is always with a smile. The Point Café Avoca offers an all day breakfast as well as lunch 7 days a week. Our motto is “great coffee, great food, friendly service, with something for everyone.”
Our passion for food and service now extends to the Japanese gardens and Edogawa Art Galley of East Gosford. A completely different atmosphere from Avoca, the Point Cafe Japanese Gardens are amongst the surrounds of tranquil gardens, which reflect peace and serenity.
Our menus change on a regular basis but our motto “Great coffee, great food, great service, with something for everyone,” extends to this hidden gem where weddings, private functions, and long lunches are common.
Awards & Accolades
H&H is currently a finalist for Savour Australia TM Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence in 2 categories:
- Wedding Caterer Regional (Central Coast), 2017
- Corporate Caterer Sydney Metro, 2017
Previous Awards and Accolades:
- Event Caterer Regional (Central Coast), 2010
- Finalists Wedding Off-Site Caterer, 2011
- Finalist Wedding Caterer in 2011/2012
Avoca Point Café has been awarded Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence in:
- Best Breakfast Restaurant Central Coast, 2009
- Best Breakfast Restaurant Central Coast, 2011
- Best Breakfast Restaurant Central Coast, 2013
- Best Restaurant Café Central Coast, 2009
- Finalists in Best Restaurant and Best Restaurant Café in 2015
Point Cafe Avoca Beach
10 Vine Street, Avoca Beach, 2251
Point Cafe Japanese Gardens
36 Webb Street, East Gosford, NSW 2250
H&H Catering Central Coast
Suite 1, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford, NSW 2250
H&H Catering Sydney
Suite A, Level 10, 20 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000
H&H Catering Commercial Operations
Level 1, 71 Howarth Street, Wyong, NSW 2259