Catering on the menu for dynamic duo Stratford Deli Catering

CityLife Edge Hill

Catering on the menu for dynamic duo
Stratford Deli Catering

Words by Stacey Carrick

The faces behind some of Cairns’s most iconic and popular restaurants are proud to have added a catering arm to their well-established hospitality portfolio.

Stratford Deli Catering is now owned by the leading local restaurateurs behind NOA, Guerrilla, Mama Coco and most recently Palooka in Stratford Village.

Sam Byrd and Davy O’Rourke recently acquired the catering company, with the aim of bringing their fresh, fun and creative approach to food to the forefront.

The dynamic duo will continue to offer all of your catering favourites, whether it be for a social, private or corporate event.

Stratford Deli Catering will have a new base in Edge Hill Village behind NOA at 1/132 Collins Avenue.

Think fresh, think delicious, think convenient – Stratford Deli Catering has the perfect option to suit every occasion, from birthdays, celebrations, weddings and baby showers to upscale corporate events. They will also have a range of Christmas boxes available.

The deli’s grazing boxes are the perfect accompaniment to your upcoming event.

One of the most popular offerings, the antipasto box, features deli meats, gourmet cheeses, dips, tropical fruit, water crackers, bread sticks, fruit paste, baked bread, olives and chocolate.

Other boxes include wraps and sandwiches, breakfast, morning tea, fruit and cakes and sweets.

The deli also serves a large variety of sandwiches, gourmet baguettes and lunch packs.

There is a range of sizes and prices to suit everyone, and dietary requirements are catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Sam said Stratford Deli has a strong name in the market and they are enjoying continuing this tradition by assisting Cairns residents with their catering needs, whether it be private or corporate.

They are currently catering for a range of pre-existing clients, including Queensland Health and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

“We saw the potential to continue and expand this catering service in Cairns,” Sam said.

“We look forward to building on the success of the deli and creating memorable moments for Cairns and the greater community.”

Stratford Deli Catering offers the convenience of an online store, just one day’s notice is required and delivery is available upon request from Palm Cove to Edmonton.

Sam and Davy have owned and operated several highly successful restaurants in Cairns over the years, including NOA, Guerrilla, Ozmosis, Hopscotch, Mama Coco and most recently Palooka, which Sam describes as ‘contemporary European’.

“I really enjoy creating and opening venues,” Sam said.

“I like to focus on suburban areas. It’s not just about food and drinks, it’s about quality service and a great venue in a suburban setting.

“Going out is not just about dining, it’s an experience. It’s about personal interaction and getting to know regulars by name.

“Things are forever changing, so it’s important to keep your business new, fresh and consistent, which is what we are planning on doing at Stratford Deli.”

For further information, phone (07) 4032 3878, visit, email or scan the QR code on the ad to view the website and order. Special offer – order a grazing box in the month of December to receive a complimentary NOA or Palooka coffee voucher!