Director: Kerry Harman
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.
Business & Events Manager: Julia Barnes
Julia received her initial training and Diploma in Hospitality at Westpac Banking Corporation through Ryde Catering College.
Joining the Peppers Hotel (now known as Crowne Plaza Terrigal) Julia worked for nine years as a manager in al the Food & Beverage departments, culminating in the Food and Beverage Managers role. During this time Julia completed her Post Graduate in Hotel management.
Setting up her own hospitality consultancy agency she looked after many clients, including Mirvac and Bass Hotels.
After three years as General Manager of a catering start up business, Julia joined H&H Catering as the Business & Events Manager where she has spent the last two years looking after corporate clients.
Function /Sales Coordinator: Rachel Hicks
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.
At the core of H&H is catering. Whether it be on a grand scale at the wedding of your dreams, a casual breakfast with the family on the beach at Point Cafe Avoca or a business lunch for the team at Point Cafe Japanese Gardens, we love to feed people. It is the heart and soul of our business.
Executive Chef, Mark Rashid, and his team of chefs put their love of food on the plate everyday. There is no function too big or small for this team. Backed by the support of business owner Kerry Harman; our team of chefs, event coordinators & managers, and professional front of house staff will be with you every step of the way in the planning and execution of your event.
You can work with our experienced event coordinators to design the perfect menu to suit your bespoke event, or choose from a range of catering menu options and styles that Mark has already customised considering all the current trends in catering.
H&H mission is to create an event by exceeding expectations with innovative cuisine, exceptional service and creative presentation.
The relationship between our client and H&H is the key to our success:
Trust, confidence and industry experience creates the bond that keeps our clients coming back.
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.
Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence:
- 2018 Winner (NSW Regional) Wedding Caterer
- 2018 Winner (NSW Regional) Venue Caterer – Japanese Gardens
- 2018 Finalists (National – to be announced in October) – Wedding Caterer & Venue Caterer
Previous Awards and Accolades:
- 2017 Bronze (National) Wedding Caterer
- 2017 Winner (NSW Regional) Caterer of the Year
- 2017 Winner (NSW Regional) Wedding Caterer
- 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