Exceptional private catering for every occasion

Using the best local produce on the Sunshine Coast

Savoured and remembered forever by you and your guests

 Outstanding Catering On The Sunshine Coast

– An Exceptional Culinary Experience – 

Welcome! I am Chef Santosh, located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.  As the owner/operator of Talking Turkey, I provide exclusive private chef services to locals and visitors to the Sunny Coast! My team and I create amazingly fresh, delicious menus with flexible options perfect for any occasion that will be savoured and remembered forever by you and your guests.

Whether you’re hosting a special celebration or themed party or need appetisers and finger foods for a wine tasting or corporate function/event or wedding, you have come to the right place. Cooking is an art form and the act of preparing a meal for friends and family is an expression of love. Talking Turkey provides personal chef and mobile catering services in the comfort of your home, holiday accommodation or venue.  With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, we use only the best local produce from the Sunshine Coast.  Each plate is a delicate combination of flavours designed to have your tastebuds wanting more!

“Santosh is the ultimate professional with a passion for his craft and provides a unique experience for his clients.” – Jenny Stokes


“His flavours and combinations are 5 star…”

You can taste the passion Santosh has for cooking. His flavours, combinations and presentations are 5 star. Each and every dish has been carefully planned and prepared to deliver the best. I cannot wait to celebrate an occasion at home and for Santosh to come cater. Thank you for such an enjoyable evening!

Kristyn Williams | April 2017

“We had the best experience with Santosh….”

We had the best experience with Santosh at a private house in Noosa recently. He made amazing tapas dishes for us and then a chicken curry to die for. He made our experience fun and entertaining, he was very professional and he cleaned all the mess and left us with a clean kitchen. Need to book again next year for our annual get together. Thanks Santosh.

Michelle Leese | April 2017

“….it was an incredible experience.”

I recently attended a degustation evening with Chef Santosh and I would have to say it was an incredible experience. The food was absolutely delicious as he is able to combine the different flavours in each dish to perfection. Everyone who attended had an amazing time and Santosh was just the most humble and down to earth person you could meet.

Jarrad Bayliss | April 2017

“Best idea for a dinner party ever!”

Santosh is a great guy and an awesome chef!! He turned up and took care of everything, cleaning up included!! The food was amazing, hard to pick a favourite but his pork belly is amazing! I could have eaten the whole thing if he let me. This was a first home chef experience for us and I can see now why famous people have them full time. Best idea for a dinner party ever!

Mr Canavan | December 2016

Our Promise to You

We promise an exceptional culinary experience.  

We are sure that you will become one of our happy clients, like so many before you.

Why Talking Turkey

Our philosophy is all in our name. Talking Turkey means talking honestly and that is what we are about; putting honesty back into cooking and honesty in the way the food is grown, prepared, cooked and presented. We are an owner operated business and everything we cook is prepared fresh on premises. There is absolutely no bulk cooking from a centralised kitchen. If you appreciate good quality food made with passion, love and care, we are the right choice for you!

What’s Included

We are more than just caterers, we are creators. Everything is made from scratch in front of your eyes with fresh and local produce using exceptional techniques. We specialise in global cuisine. Each menu is carefully planned and themed to your tastes and requirements. Our service includes menu planning, shopping, preparing, cooking, personalised table service and cleaning. Our menus and prices are completely customised to our clients’ needs.

Areas We Cover

Our catering and private chef services for all functions are offered primarily on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.  Based in Buderim, we travel the coastline from Caloundra to Noosa, and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland (we love to zip up to Maleny and surrounding areas as often as we can). We regularly travel to Brisbane and inland for functions too.  If your function is outside of these areas, get in touch with us. No matter where you are we are always on time for your function.

Choose your experience


Degustation is a careful, appreciative tasting of various foods that focuses on evoking the senses, in particular all facets of the sense of taste. Degustation involves sampling small portions of signature, high culinary art dishes which we serve to your guests in seven or ten courses.


It can be called mezze, tapas, appetisers, hors d’oeuvre, finger food or cocktail bites depending on what part of the globe you are from.

Whatever you call it, canapé is an assortment of small dishes with a variety of flavours served to accompany drinks so guests can mingle without the necessity of formal sit down dining.


Love dinner parties, good food and great company but worried about the cooking & cleaning? Let your private chef do all the dinner party catering for you, leaving you free to entertain your guests and enjoy amazing food in the comfort of your own home, holiday accommodation or venue.

Or contact Chef Santosh on 0429 535 734

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