Studio Neon specialises in creating memorable food and drink experiences.

Whether it’s an intimate dinner, corporate soirée, family celebration or large festival for thousands, we approach every event as an individual occasion, treating your guests to a unique, out-of-the-box culinary adventure.

From first meeting to the day of service, Studio Neon makes the planning process informative, accessible and approachable – you can choose to be involved in every step, or trust in our capable hands. We believe the sharing of food and drink is the ultimate expression of community and communication: no question is too silly, no idea too outlandish. 

To Studio Neon, catering is not about rehashing the same old dishes for every event. Each occasion is unique and our reputation is built on interesting, creative food. Our bespoke menus showcase origin-traceable, local, seasonal, sustainable, free-range and foraged produce wherever possible. In short, that means the emphasis is on quality and deliciousness, whether we’re preparing cocktail canapés, ballroom banquets or festival fare.

Location is no barrier. Sydney-based Studio Neon is completely mobile, travels Australia-wide and internationally and will rise to any challenge – from far-flung outback settings to glittering reception rooms. As a gold-licenced catering business, we handle the logistics of floor staff, beverage service, liquor licencing and more – right down to the supply of quality glassware from our sponsor, Riedel. 

The link below offers a taste of our capabilities. To learn how we can make your event truly one-of-a-kind, contact Studio Neon Catering today.

who we are.

 
Founder / Creative Director Aaron Teece

Aaron Teece

Internationally renowned chef Aaron Teece is the talent behind Studio Neon Catering. Born and raised in the Northern Rivers near Byron Bay, he spent the formative years of his career in Brisbane. Feeling the lure of London, he travelled to expand his knowledge and build his résumé.

After a long stint at London’s prestigious Harvey Nichols’ 5th Floor Restaurant, Aaron turned to the private chef path. Employed by Lady Margaret Thatcher in her retirement years, he was privileged to serve the Queen on several occasions. He also cooked for many UK celebrities, among them Kate Moss and Keira Knightley.

On his return to Australia, Aaron was welcomed into some of Sydney’s finest establishments, including Astral, Sean’s Kitchen, EST., Felix and Manly Pavilion. He eventually set up his own business, Studio Neon, an eclectic warehouse space that functioned as a photo studio and corporate events space by day and chic dining venue by night. A pioneer of the foraged food movement in Australia, he swiftly became the go-to chef for food education workshops and tours.

That business has morphed into Studio Neon Catering, operating from a purpose-built state-of-the-art kitchen facility in Sydney. He fields requests for his services not only Australia-wide but from the UK, Europe, New Zealand and exotic Pacific resorts. His corporate clients include Grey Goose Vodka, Louis Vuitton, Channel 7, Qantas and Tourism Australia.

 
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Lauren MacDougall / Hopscotch Collective

Hopscotch Collective is a boutique Sydney-based events agency specialising in the hospitality and lifestyle industries. From concept and design through to production, management and logistics, the Hopscotch team is a full-service agency that creates beautiful, memorable, bespoke events that are synonymous with quality. 

Founder Lauren MacDougall established her career as an acclaimed event and marketing specialist producing and managing high-profile events across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Lauren and her team are renowned for their creativity, attention to detail, and working closely with their clients to create unique, carefully curated, events with maximum impact to exceed expectations.

 

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DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT.
 

these guys know how to cook,
seriously!
— Luisa Brimble host of Kinfolk magazine

The Slowpoke - Online Journal, Broadsheet - Blog, Open Food Magazine - Food Service Magazine,  AU. Review - Food, Lifestyle, Music, Arts Blog, Sydney Morning Herald - Newspaper (Good Food), Sydney Morning Herald - Newspaper (Good Food), Daily Addict - "Get in early" guide to what's on in your city, The Significant Space - Exceptional wedding venues, Kate Gibbs - Food, travel and design blog, The Cool Hunter - Design, stylist, food, art blog, If You Build It - Creative agency,  Luxe Houses - Unique event venues and luxury holiday rentals, Hospitality Magazine - Hospitality industry news and updates, Lara Hotz - Photographer, Air Spaced - Short term retail/office space/warehouse rentals, Four Square - Location based social networking site, PM Photo - Contemporary portrait photography, Images By Kevin - Wedding, portrait and special event photography,  Backyard Opera - Sydney-based online publication, Stacey Clark - Event stylist, Veritas - Event organisers, Sarah Wilson - Author, TV host, blogger, Mind Food - Hos- Design, stylist, food, art blog, Habitus Living - Design Creative Blog.