A progressive corporate catering services business with flair!
Established in Queensland 1980, CT’s Catering has earned its reputation and respect in hospitality for its catering service and attention to detail. With 43 years combined experience in all aspects of catering, CT’s Catering is viewed as a market leader.
We are a multi award winning business team redefining the culinary art in Brisbane’s great south east! The company has over 15 years of event and corporate catering services experience.
Chris Stowe – Director, CT’s Catering
With an enviable breadth of experience in the hospitality industry, Chris is our “action” man.
Chris has “earned his stripes” in the hospitality industry – pursuing his passion for service since he left high school. Beginning as a part-time commix-waiter for Lou Merlot at his restaurant/nightclub ‘Luciano’s’ and subsequently working at the New York Hotel in Brisbane – the place to be in it’s Hey Day, where he became the duty manager within 3 years. In 1988, World Expo time, Chris commenced as Catering Manager of Garnishes/Court Terrace Catering working closely with business owner, well known food guru and industry icon Spiro Levanes.
Whilst holding this position and not content to sit on his laurels, Chris also worked as Corporate Catering Manager at ANZ Stadium with Brisbane identity and Broncos founder, Gary Balkin. In January 2004 Chris purchased Court Terrace Restaurant & Catering, now CT’s Catering with business partner Glenn Jones.
Chris’s extensive background in catering and event management has provided him with a wide range of skills to suit any style and size of function. During the 10 years as Corporate Catering Manager at ANZ Stadium, he worked some of the most high-profile and elite functions in the state.
“I catered for 1,000 people a day during the 1982 Commonwealth Games, corporate box guests at many of the concerts – Madonna, Billy Joel, Elton John and U2, supervised catering for 1,500 corporate guests at the Rugby World Cup, and attended to many dignitaries – Prime Ministers, Lord Mayors and Governors.”
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Chris works closely with Executive Chef Sarah Impey to ensure that CT’s meets the challenge of staying ‘fresh’ and devotes a considerable amount of time and energy to developing new ideas for new seasons.
“There is always a thirst and hunger for what is new – the challenge is to be innovative as well as maintaining the highest quality and consistency of our signature dishes.
At CT’s we are always willing to personalise our menus for our clients to ensure that their guests have a memorable experience.”
Chris credits attention to detail and flexibility as the key attributes to the business’s success and the award of “Best Corporate Caterer” in 2007 by Restaurant and Caterers Association (Qld) is proof that CT’s reputation for excellence is well-deserved.
A recent highlight of Chris’s career was providing catering and assisting Mr Kevin Rudd, MP to host his first official function as Prime Minister of Australia when hosting New Zealand counterpart, Helen Clark.