Meet the Chef

When an opportunity presented itself for Trent to study abroad at the California School of Culinary Arts in L.A, he grabbed it with both hands. This stint in the City of Angels, which included working for Joachim Spichal of the Patina Restaurant Group in L.A, saw Trent catering events at the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall and working under the direction of US celebrity chef and restaurateur, Wolfgang Puck, at the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001.

After L.A, Trent headed to London where a two rosette-awarded restaurant at The Hemple Hotel in Bayswater provided fine dining experience.   From there he joined Princess Cruises, which took him from Mexico to the Baltic Seas and consolidated his skills in catering for the masses.  "From working in the main galley feeding up to 2000 people for a breakfast, lunch and dinner service, to working in their speciality dining restaurant, where you can do up to150 meals in a service, is all in a day's work" - Trent.

Trent returned to Australia to work at the Park Hyatt Sydney in Circular Quay, before he was back across the Pacific for another stint with Patina Group in Los Angeles, running their pre theatre-dining restaurant, The Roof Top Grill, at the Hollywood bowl.  In 2008, he found his way back to the Gold Coast, where he worked as the Head Chef at Domanis Restaurant in Main Beach, as well as Head Chef and consultant at East Restaurant and Lounge Bar in Broadbeach.  A short period later and seeing there was a niche in the market for restaurant quality catering, Trent started up Progressive Catering & Events with his fiancé Shandy.
Today Progressive Catering & Events brings with it a fresh and creative take on modern cuisine. “My vision is simple. To provide my clients with food that is fun and flavourful, with a professional and friendly service to match” – Trent 
Progressive Catering & Events looks forward to catering your next event. 


Catering Brisbane, Gold Coast & Byron Bay

Call Progressive Catering NOW  (07) 5528 6378 or 0424 304 002  for a FREE ONSITE quote
For your next dinner party, holiday event or special occasion, leave your menu needs to the catering services of Progressive Catering Gold Coast. We can prepare a unique menu for events of any kind including corporate parties, birthday parties, graduation parties, engagement parties, business luncheons and turn-of-age tea parties.

Our Catering Team

Our team of experienced professionals are experts in corporate catering, wedding catering, event catering, party catering & finger foods. We feature an experienced team of professional chefs who bring together the best ingredients to create mouth-watering foods with exceptional catering services. Whether you are planning a feast for a wedding or a small intimate dinner for friends, Progressive is available to serve you impeccable food options with five-star quality service, all on a budget.  Our chefs are experts in wedding catering, party catering, gourmet catering, corporate catering and finger food catering.
When choosing Catering Services you should want a one-of-a-kind menu to impress your guests. At Progressive Catering we offer just that. Forget the mundane choices of catering services that offer pre-planning menus and step into our world of creative menu development. Everything about Progressive Catering Gold Coast is designed to impress even the most particular clients. Here at Progressive Catering we are more than just great food. We offer unique and exceptional catering services.  Our team is devoted to making every event, no matter how small or big, the best that it can be. We offer a full range of catering services including coordination and planning, staffing and budget flexibility.
Menus & Catering Gold Coast Services

Catering Brisbane, Gold Coast & Byron Bay

Our catering Gold Coast menus are one of a kind. Consider offering delicious smoked trout or marinated mussels in a tomato-coriander salsa as entrées at your engagement party. Perhaps an antipasto platter with grilled vegetables, feta cheese, salami and a variety of homemade dips will be more pallet pleasing for you. We also offer a great selection of platters for bridal showers, baby showers and luncheons for the best Catering Gold Coast experience!

Some of our popular platters are:

  • Coffee & Tea Service
  • Coffee & Tea with Cake of Sandwich Selection
  • Fresh, Handmade Sushi Platter
  • Cold Cut Platter
  • Antipasto Platter
  • Seafood Platter
  • Salad Platter
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Platter and much more.
No holiday party would be complete without a mouth-watering buffet selection from Progressive Catering Gold Coast. As part of our fully catered buffet service you will enjoy stainless steel chafers, salad bowls, utensils and portable cooking equipment that will impress all of your corporate guests. Our buffet menu features unique items such as Moroccan spiced chicken strips, gourmet sausages, oven roasted potato salad and herb and garlic marinated prawn skewers. All in all a most memorable Catering Gold Coast experience! So if you are looking for an outstanding catering Gold Coast experience you have certainly found it.

One of the best caterers in Gold Coast:

Catering options from Progressive Catering Gold Coast also include cooking classes. Join our experienced chefs in a culinary adventure that will tantalize the taste buds and teach you how to create a gourmet meal in the comfort of your own home. Everything you need to create a unique meal for your family and friends will be provided.
We invite you to browse through our extensive website listing of catering services for weddings, showers, parties and corporate events. Please do not hesitate to contact Progressive Catering Gold Coast with any questions you may have. We are always happy to assist you.
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Happy Clients

Dear Trent and Staff 
Just a quick email to say a very big thank you again for catering for our wedding on 4 January 2014. You were an absolute delight to deal with and made organising a wedding in 4 weeks a breeze. Your professionalism, great communication, amazing food and delightful staff left all of our guests, as well as ourselves, raving about you, your staff and the food. Thank you for everything!
Kindest regards
Jae and Flavio Rosano, Gold Coast