I can’t thank you enough for being an open minded, adventurous, creative and remarkable woman and cook!
What deemed to be a difficult task in sourcing a vegan caterer, was in fact so simple. After our first meeting you eased my mind. Your passion for food and your creativity behind it, better yet your ability to find alternative substitutes for dietary requirements, was just remarkable.
Your approach to food is simple and beautiful. Creating items from scratch, sourcing quality produce to ensure full flavour and the colours! The colours are just stunning.
You’re such a proactive woman, your variety and options were endless – the hardest challenge we faced was selecting which canapés to serve! They all sounded exquisite!! This day we are faced with endless dietary requirements, however with your presence this didn’t seem an issue or challenge in the slightest.
One of my fondest memories from the evening is eating a slice of your cake as my friends departed. It was such a perfect texture and flavour - it was the perfect way to wrap up our evening.
You go above and beyond and you have just so much to be proud of with your business. You’re one of a kind Petra and I’m so grateful for having crossed paths with you. Thank you for being you and going to such lengths for my husband and I.
All our love,
Georgie & Zach
On 28 October 2016 the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canberra held its annual National Day Reception which is the Embassy’s most important event of the year. Over 200 hundred guests including ambassadors, diplomatic staff and members of the Protocol Branch of DFAT joined in the celebrations and everyone thouroughly enjoyed the delicious fresh finger food that Petra prepared to perfection and decorated beautifully. Petra was a delight to work with thanks to her professional as well as cordial approach and I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone hosting a major event. The Creative Cookery´s rich and innovative menu has been fully endorsed by the Embassy.
Kamila Elinor Lanagan, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canberra, ACT
Petra was extremely helpful, with an easily enjoyable menu and a nature that helps to run an event stress free. I will be recommending Petra to anybody who host events or parties. Not only did Petra make me feel at ease but she also was extremely helpful with the dietary needs of my family. She had solutions and she was full of ideas. All my guests were sold as soon as they saw her beautiful set up and ate her delicious food. I just want to through another party so I can hire Petra again!
Rachel Knowler - Canberra, ACT
I have promised Petra a review of Creative Cookery catering for some time. I was so pleased with the service that I imagined writing an extensive review, which of course meant the time to do so, was hard to find. So without further delay….
There are 3 reasons I chose Creative Cookery for catering at the opening exhibition of Charles Billich art at Strayleaf Gallery, Gunghalin.
1. I liked the Creative Cookery website when I was investigating catering services.
2. I met with Petra Jungmanova, the chef, and was delighted by her interest,understanding and suggestions.
3. Petra’s catering for the exhibition provided a variety of delectable delights, more than enough to ensure service through the opening and in budget! – no surprises.
It was my good fortune to find the catering services of Creative Cookery.
Camille Thomsett- Canberra, Strayleaf Gallery
The cake was sensational. Absolutely beautiful and everyone loved it including the birthday man. A huge hit, thank you so much for your talent and expertise in making our day wonderful.
Julie Pinter- Cooma, NSW
Petra from Creative Cookery recently provided the catering of morning tea for a 2 day corporate press launch event in Canberra. She prepared and presented the food in an innovative way and you can appreciate her attention to detail. She was also happy to adjust the menu to fit our budget and clients desires.
Lisa Trautmant- Sydney, NSW Teamevent - Audi Australia R8 launch Canberra
I’m a super health conscious mama with very specific dietary needs. Petra’s cooking has saved me too many times. I have bought so many cakes from Petra! Every single one has been different from the last and entirely luscious. Our family orders them for birthdays, anniversaries and simply because we feel like cake! I’ve also employed Petra to cater for events and she did a wonderful job. She takes time to hear her clients’ needs (whether it be dietary, numbers, or timing) and creates the perfect offering for every situation. On top of everything else, Petra is one of the kindest and hard working people I know. She has a great vision, and supporting her business means you are supporting someone who is working to make the world a better place.
Hollie B. -Braidwood, NSW Institute for Self Crafting
"Everyone loved the cakes and I felt like a rockstar when I said they were delivered from Canberra from my Creative Cookery client - and even the top French Restauranteur gave them the big thumbs up (of course)
Jen Cudmore - Sydney, NSW Enterpreneur Alignment International
We recently engaged Creative Cookery to provide catering for a function in our Canberra showroom for 100 people. As we’d worked with Petra on a smaller scale for the past year we had confidence in what she’d ‘bring to the table’.Petra did not disappoint. After briefing Petra on our requirements we were yet again impressed by her innovative approach, attention to detail and the presentation. Her styling brought a sense of abundance to our function, providing a wonderful icebreaker and talking point as guests arrived and sampled from the grazing table.We would happily recommend Creative Cookery for corporate functions.
Kirstin Ojerholm- Canberra, ACT Zenith Interiors
At the occasion of the funeral of my dear sister Sasha Nekvapil on 16th June 2014 I asked you to do the catering for a get together of friends after the funeral. I must say that the catering was excellent, food very tasty, well liked by all guests.
And the cost was very reasonable. Thank you for your outstanding efforts.
Frantisek Prihoda- Thredbo, NSW
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you Petra. You served us some lovely food over the week end. The food was so delicious. Your chocolate cake was divine! The professionals attending the workshop were very impressed and delighted. They wanted your business card so they could use your service to cater for their own events. Petra you are very professional with such a pleasant personality. It was a joy to do business with you. I will certainly use you again for my events. Thank you again Petra to contribute to the success of my workshop.
Marie Bloomfield- Canberra, Bloomfield Psychologie,
“After working with Petra at a number of events I have found her professionalism to be outstanding! When you taste her beautifully cooked meals not only will you love her even more but question if it is actually healthy…because it just tastes so good! Petra holds a passion for cooking and the added advantage of bringing together recipes from all over the world. This definitely shows in the wonderful flavours that she creates. There’s something special about enjoying food when it’s healthy and cooked with love."
Troy Roughley- Canberra, GymQuip Fitness and Spas
YUM, YUM, YUM. Petra thank you so much for the beautiful 3 birthday cakes! We had a great night despite the torrential rain and there was not one crumb left, many comments on how delicious they were-it was too even to call a favourite, however I did notice the yoghurt pistachio went first! Sally Connolly- Cooma, NSW
"Petra’s Christmas Stollen is the perfect gift for someone special! Adorned with fresh pink, crimson and fushcia coloured rose petals, the Stollen popped with colour when the box was opened. Petra cares so much about what she does. Her creations are a joy!”.
Marshall and Judy, Canberra
With the increase in interest in 'clean' eating, it's a wonderful thing that we now have Creative Cookery available to us in the Canberra region. Petra has been creating delicious cakes for our colleagues, clients and family for the past 3 years. With the emphasis on whole food ingredients, Petra has come up with innovative flavours combined with incredible presentation. Working in the design industry, innovation and style is important and Petra understands what will work for our clients. We can always rely on Petra to provide a product that not only tastes great but makes our clients feel well. Over Christmas I served family & friends a Turkish delight cheesecake created by Petra; it was described as a 'party stopper' as no one spoke after the first bite until they finished - all were too busy savouring the incredible combination of flavours. One of our children birthday cakes was provided by Petra - the chocolate flavoured cake was not only delicious but the 26 children attending were not sent wild after eating the cake as it was free of additives and preservatives - adults in attendance all enjoyed generous slices and asked for the recipe. Our latest round of workplace birthday cakes included a Lavender, pineapple and honey cake with a creamy icing - who would have come up with such a combination? The flavour was exquisite! Our brief to Petra was for something light, not overly sweet; Petra listens and takes into account a clients desires, style of function & requirements and delivers. Colleagues have already stated which one of Creative Cookery cakes they would like for the coming year! We are also looking forward to having events catered by Petra; her gluten free range is of particular interest as it's a regular request when asking our clients their dietary needs.This style of catering is long overdue in the ACT. I would highly recommend Creative Cookery.
Kirstin- Bungendore, NSW