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For events that get
talked about



About Us

The Canape Project caters to the Sunshine Coast and brings professional service and fine food to your next event.

For us – food is about flavour. Packing punches with every bite. We don’t eat for fuel, but instead we design our lives around awesome experiences that are totally food centric. Because food makes people happy and we love being a part of that.

Matt Yurko designed this baby on the back of loads of friends asking him to create something amazing for some party they were throwing. Because creating and eating food is our life – he was happy to oblige… but his full time gig as a chef always got in the way. So it’s easy to see why The Canapé Project was born.

He worked in in world-class European and Australian restaurants for 20 years before making the beautiful Sunshine Coast home. And we’re here to stay.

Matt works with you to create a ‘lip-licking experience’ that will have you and your guests talking for months after your event is over.

All of our chefs are fully qualified and have many years of experience so you can rest easy – knowing we’ve got you covered. Check out our menu options and choose from menu’s already laid out for you (we’ve picked our faves, plus the ones our customers can’t live without) – or create your own from the full menu listed.

Our Team

Our chefs are all fully qualified and world class.  But don’t trust us – book a function and we guarantee your taste buds will party harder than your feet do.  

When you book a chef with us for the evening, often Matt will be the man who arrives. But as he’s a popular guy, we can’t guarantee that he’ll be the guy in white. Sometimes another function needs his 4wd, or might just need his loving touch. In this case, someone who cares equally as much about your party being a huge success will cook for you instead. You’ll know ahead of time if that’s the case. Final chef for the event is locked in the week before.  Sound fair?

We work with some amazing wait staff. Matt will let you know how many people you’ll need to carry food, and he can help with bar staff if you need them too.  You’re welcome to provide your own wait staff, however, we recommend using ours as they know the food, are covered by our insurance, and ensure your event runs smoothly.  Cost for wait staff hire is $38 per hour, including GST, for a minimum of three hours.

If you’ve worked with us before and have a favourite waitress – please ask for them!  They’ll be flattered and we’ll do our best to accommodate. 

Venues we love

The Lake Terrace, Montville
Tranquil Park Resort
The Old Dairy, Maleny
Capriole Estate
Halfmoon Hideaway
Lake Weyba Cottages
Maleny Retreat
Magical Malindi

Any field, backyard, beach or mountainside – the trusty Hilux is always keen to get her feet a little dirty! 

Who loves us?

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