Char Baby is one of Brisbane’s favourite caterers operating from a shiny blue food truck. Owned by chef Nicole Noble, Char Baby produces beautiful gourmet catering to events all over southeast Queensland. 

The Char Baby concept came to me during a break between owning busy suburban cafés and I was looking for a new challenge. I’ve been a chef for more than 20 years and worked in some amazing places, among them as a private chef in Switzerland, Turkey and Greece. Travel inspires my palate. The world is an amazing and big place and if I could travel to a different destination every time I felt hungry, I would be the happiest woman in the world. That’s how I feel about food. I want spicy, sour, sweet, soft, salty, smooth, crunchy, chewy, juicy…chin wipe-ingly delicious…I want the world on a plate!

So, I created Char Baby as a food truck – a moveable feast. This allows me to share my love of the flavours of the world with as many people as possible. Book Char Baby for your next event and I’ll make one simple promise to you: the food is so good it will leave you wanting more. If you have a specific event in mind or would like to explore what we could do together, I’m creative and I love a challenge! Let’s talk about how I can help make your event a unique, standout experience.

Nicole Noble
Founder, owner and head chef


From gourmet breakfasts, lunches and dinners to picnic hampers, canapés and cakes made of cheese, Char Baby caters for workplace lunches, boardroom meetings, backyard BBQs, engagement parties and weddings, birthdays, reunions, product launches and opening nights, sporting venues and game days, events, markets, festivals, corporate carpark parties, team building exercises, social gatherings and more!

Take a look at your delicious sample menus below. If you don’t see anything that takes your fancy, we can create something that will!

View Stand Up Feasting Menu  //  View Buffets, Street Stalls and Hawker Stations Menu

“Yummy, delicious, tasty food made fresh and served with a smile. Char Baby catered our wedding and they did a fantastic job. Every guest raved about the food and service.”

Happy Customers

“It was such a pleasure working with Nicole and the team from Char Baby. They catered and served our Uber Gold Coast First Anniversary party and it was a massive hit with the 200+ crowd in attendance. Nicole is also super creative and talented when preparing a beautiful menu. I highly recommend the team at Char Baby.” Carly O’Connor, Uber Qld

“We recently used Char Baby to cater for our Campos Coffee Qld Christmas event and it was fantastic! The selection of food was incredible and the quality even better. It was definitely the highlight of the event and our guests couldn’t stop talking about the food. Nicole was friendly, on time and a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely recommend Char Baby for your next corporate catering event.” Eugene Phua, Campos Coffee

“Nicole from Char Baby catered for my husband’s 50th birthday party and the food was simply amazing! With a fusion of modern Australian and Asian flavours, our guests were treated to a gourmet delight! Nicole was brilliant to deal with and was innovative and creative in her ideas to ensure that the food matched the theme for the evening. Nicole and her staff really went out of their way to ensure that the party was an outstanding success – I cannot thank her enough!” Joanne Keen

“We first met Nicole when she owned and operated, Laloopa, a cafe on Racecourse Road, Hamilton. There, her food presentation enticed us, and the promise was kept with the taste – delicious! During this time, she catered privately for us on several occasions. The most amazing work was done, and creative food presented, for my husband’s French- themed 70th birthday celebration for over 100 guests – all was perfect and perfectly French! In all our dealings with Nicole, we have found her to be professional, – co-operative, punctual and reliable – whilst producing delicious and wonderful food.” Andy and Allison Hegh

My husband and I first met Nicole when she was at Cafe La Mer at East Coast Marina. We were looking for a high quality chef or catering outfit to assist us do the catering for our busy and growing yacht charter business. Nicole worked with us for five years as our sole caterer and I can easily say that her food, creativity and versatility wise, made our business the success it was. People judge their experience through their stomachs and our guests were always fed superbly. When Richie and I decided to marry in 2006, it seemed natural to ask Nicole to cater the wedding. We had hired a beautiful beach house overlooking the ocean at Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Coast and were expecting some 80 guests. Nicole and her team did the most amazing job and all our guests were raving about how good the wedding was due to the food and location. Nicole is a rare find in a caterer. She is very talented at creating some of the most delicious things I have ever eaten, she’s a stickler for excellent service and customer satisfaction, she’s professional and demands high quality, and she’s terrifically positive when challenges present themselves. I spent time with her selecting the menu, discussing how the food would be served (we opted for stand up finger food to increase the mingle factor) and making sure I’d hired sufficient staff to support the food and beverage service requirements. She’s a consummate professional and I have absolutely no issue with recommending her. Whether you are doing something traditional (sit-down in hall, church, house) or something really different (like a wedding in a park, on a beach or an odd location), Nicole is able to deliver across the deck.” Kellie-Ann Robinson

“I hired Nicole from Char Baby for a recent gathering I had in my garden for friends to welcome in spring. The passion Nicole has for her job is evident as soon as you meet her. She was so lovely and willing to help anywhere she could to make my garden party a complete success. Her passion for great produce and wicked flavour ideas was a real inspiration and my guests are still talking about how beautiful the food was. I had a hard time trying to decide what dishes to order, as the menu options were far greater than I expected. The food was nothing short of divine, Nicole you are a genius! I am glad I decided to have my event catered as all the stress was taken out of it and I was able to just enjoy my day with my friends. She even popped the dirty tea towels in the wash! Every dealing I had with you Nicole was easy going and fabulous and I will definitely call upon you for my next party. Many thanks.” Keridee Bailey


To request more information about Char Baby and what Nicole can do for your next event, please complete the form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.