“You catered for our wedding, it was amazing. Everyone loved the food! Such a novel idea and it will leave a lasting impression on our families. The food was perfectly cooked.” Chantelle Hernandez-Butterworth

El Chivi offers a unique and gourmet experience for your party or event adding that special touch to spoil your guests.

Our friendly and professional team provide 2 hours of food service to your guests, we cook everything fresh to order from our rustic food van inspired by the houses of Colonia, Uruguay adding rustic charm to your wedding or event and the perfect prop to your theme.

We pride ourselves on everything being fresh and locally sourced – our bread is delivered on the day of trade from our artisan baker, steak sourced from the Gippsland or Northern VIC regions, vege and salad ingredients from a local green grocer and sauces homemade to add our own twists on classics.

We have the ability to cook and serve up to 100 Chivitos an hour. Our team are extremely good at what they do – large crowds are where we thrive the best.

El Chivi is available to hire for large scale events or smaller intimate functions.

How would you like to serve your guests? what style of dining would you prefer?

Traditional food truck window service  –  Guests order at the window and wait for their names to be called, a unique experience and something that is becoming quite popular at weddings as the Melbourne food truck scene grows.
Prices are charged at menu price (Please see “Our Menu”) Starting at $15 per person
This gives your guest a traditional size Uruguayan steak sandwich otherwise known as a chivito – we have 4 steak options or our very popular and scrumptious vegan for the plant eaters with the option of french fries added to each serve for $3 per person. Gluten free and kids options also available.

 Sliders and service  –  One of our friendly waiters will roam your crowd offering a platter selection of your choosing of our sliders & sides menu. Adding that special touch, we take care of everything while you mingle with your guests and food comes to you, causing less disruption and allowing the party to go on without a designated meal break.
Our sliders are a smaller but not bite sized version of our traditional chivitos.
Slider selection:
El Chivi – Tender scotch fillet steak, tasty cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion, El Chivi Sauce and green olives.
El Americano – Tender scotch fillet steak, tasty cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion, dill pickles, El Chivi mustard sauce

El Vegan – Fried Falafel, hummus, chimmichurri, lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion, roasted capsicum, dill pickles & green olives.

Options available to suit any budget or party: 

1. x1 Slider and a small side of french fries – $15 per person

2. x2 sliders, small side of french fries and Jalapeno poppers – $25 per person

3. UNLIMITED Sliders, french fries & Jalapeno poppers –  $35 per person

  Extras to accompany: 
– Olive Bar $8 per person
– Antipasto Platters $10 per person
– Cheese & fruit platters $10 per person
– Petite and regular size dessert selection, starting at $7 per person
* Accurate prices available upon request at time of booking*

Add ons:

– Travel greater than 50km from Ringwood*
– Additional hours of service if you would like longer than 3hrs
– Additional waiters if you would like more than 1 roaming with platters $40 /ph
(Please note all of our packages have a minimum spend of $1500+gst off peak, 3hrs includes set up and pack down, please contact us for accurate pricing during our peak periods as prices do change during the months of October to April)

For more information on how we can cater for you and tailor our packages to suit your event, please contact us to check availability and discuss options further 

What we need… Access to 2x 10mp outlets, a large open area as our van is 2.4m deep x 5.4m length x 3.3m height so we will need clear access to your space with no overhanging cables, branches or trees – please ensure your space is big enough as parking on the street is not allowed under council regulations. We can park on all private property – driveways, front yards, carparks, loading docks.

“You MUST hire El Chivi to cater your next function.
The staff are friendly beyond words, efficient and and an absolute pleasure to deal with but most importantly (sorry guys!) the food is AMAZING!  We are a family of food lovers and I have never eaten anything so delicious in my life. These guys know what they are doing and they’re passion for their trade is evident in every darn bite.
Thank you for making yesterday stress free and so very enjoyable. Xx” Rae Willingham 

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