About Ginger - Ginger Catering
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Our people, our produce, our passion


We deliver premium paddock to plate dining and event experiences at the National Arboretum, Canberra in a way that is Fair to Farmers, Families, and the Future.

Canberra’s own home-grown premier caterer with established local experience and a strong commitment to community.

Catering for Canberra for close to 20 years, Ginger takes care of every detail. From the finest, freshest, seasonal produce to the finishing touches for the smallest party or the largest conference, we ensure yours will be a smooth and memorable event. Under the direction of Janet Jeffs, Ginger’s experienced team provides Canberra’s premier catering service.

About Janet Jeffs

Janet Jeffs leads an outstanding team at Ginger. Her opportunities as a young chef, working alongside Adelaide’s Cheong Liew and helping Maggie Beer establish the legendary Pheasant Farm restaurant in the Barossa Valley, gave her an excellence in technique that is her hallmark. It’s a background that also ignited the strong creativity that now inspires those working in her own kitchens.

Committed to ‘Food Less Travelled’

From the beginning, Ginger Catering has been built with a ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy at its heart. Executive Chef Janet Jeffs is committed to using locally sourced, sustainable and ethical produce across all her offerings. Her dishes reflect the seasons, allowing the high-quality ingredients to speak for themselves with minimal intervention.

Janet’s close connections with local producers enabled her to become a farmer herself as she develops sustainable practices at her historic Ballalaba property. Janet’s passion for sharing the finest food and her commitment to Canberra makes her a passionate advocate for a good food economy for our region, fair for farmers, families and the future.

Ginger Catering has built a proud record of excellence in the industry since our establishment in 2002. Creativity and professionalism have shaped our approach to becoming Canberra’s premier caterer. Preferred by Australia’s best event organisers, we are the choice for high profile corporate and public sector events. Our extensive experience includes our contribution to developing the leading venues of the national capital, including the National Gallery of Australia, Old Parliament House and now, the National Arboretum Canberra.