About XS Food


XS food are fast establishing a reputation as the best caterer in the Hastings Region. From an intimate dinner party for 2, to a major event with over 2000 guests, we can design a menu to suit your needs and budget. With over 50 year’s combined industry experience, we are passionate about delicious, fresh and beautifully presented food. We source local produce and prepare food on-site or in our own commercial kitchen and patisserie. XS food are specialists in offsite catering. We regularly cater at local vineyards, surf clubs, function centers, private residences, corporate offices, community halls, conference centres, marquees – anywhere !


Craig Freudenstein is the Co-owner and force in the kitchen behind XS food. Craig has a true passion for transforming fresh, seasonal and local produce into beautiful and delicious dishes.

Craig has 23 year’s hospitality industry experience across international, regional and metropolitan locations. Most recently he was Catering Manager/Head Chef at Port Macquarie Race Course (2.5 years). Prior to that he was the Head Chef of multi-award winning Restaurant Splash for 4 years (2007 NSW Tourism Restaurant of the Year).
Craig had a pivotal role in successfully securing and executing the catering contract for the Ironman Australia, 2011 & 2012 held in Port Macquarie.

Rachel Freudenstein is the Co-owner and Manager of XS food. Rachel loves all things culinary and believes that food holds immense significance when celebrating milestones and special events.

Rachel has 24 year’s hospitality experience across regional and Sydney locations.
Career highlights include the successful organisation and management of 2008 & 2009 Port Cup Racing Events and successfully securing and executing the catering contract for the Ironman Australia, 2011& 2012 held in Port Macquarie.

Get in touch with us to discuss your next event. We guarantee your guests will be raving about the food!


“A huge thank you to you and your staff. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our celebration and your support was greatly appreciated. We have all highly praised your service to anyone who has listened.”

“May I thank you also for the catering service and the quality of the food received at Friday’s seminar. Prue Mellor indicated that the food was excellent. You made it easy for us and we will be in touch next time.”

“Many thanks for the wonderful food. The bacon and duck pies were especially popular. And several guests took home containers of the main dishes because they enjoyed them so much too.”

Thankyou so much for your lovely service and fantastic cuisine. Everybody was very impressed with the quality and the service from your staff. Hopefully see you next year !!!!!

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