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Sidewalk Catering was established in 1998 by Ivan and 
Rosemarie Melia.

Ivan developed his passion for food while working in New York 
and on his return to Ireland he saw that there was a gap in the 
market for a hi-quality, customer based catering company. 

While their reputation is built on providing excellent service to
their larger corporate clients they have also become the caterer of choice for the home market by delivering their core quality and 
service into small and medium sized home events such as Christenings, Communions and Birthday Parties.

All their prime meats are cooked in their state-of-the-art production
kitchen in Dunboyne and many hours are spent resourcing 
ingredients from the Top Suppliers in Ireland.

Sidewalk Catering has been delivering and continues to deliver a
‘Best in class catering service to a wide variety of industries.’ 
In particular they specialise in providing catering to the 
Irish and British Film Industry as well as RTE, BBC and various production companies such as Garlands Film Productions, VK Five Productions, Red Rage Films, Playground UK and Big Fish productions to mention but a few. 

We’ve just finish catering for “The Man Who Invented Christmas” and the excellent “Innocent”and “Little Women” series and currently catering for the “The Rhythm Section” and looking forward to an exciting calendar of future productions that will have the pleasure to serve.

Sidewalk have also the honour provided catering for both President Obama’s visit in 2010 and the Queens’s visit in 2011.The Rhythm Section

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Testimonialswhat people say about us


I have worked with Ivan & Sidewalk catering for over 7 years. I have always found the staff to be friendly and efficient. The food is always a high standard with a good variety. They are always on time and when last minute changes occur they always endeavor to do their best to be make it work. I would highly recommend them as film caterers.

Helen Hayden

I have worked with Sidewalk Catering on numerous occasions over the years and they are currently our 2nd Unit Caterers for Vikings. I can say that I have not come across such a willing crew in catering and they are always a welcoming sight on set, Ivan and Rosemary clearly keep it running as a family business and genuinely care that the crew are kept well fed. Many of our crew have said that they look forward to working on the 2nd unit days so that they can get looked after by Sidewalk Catering.

Anneliese O’Callaghan
Production Manager - VK Five Productions
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I was the Line Producer on The Man Who Invented Christmas, a Feature Film which shot in Dublin for 6 weeks from 2nd December 2016 to 22nd January 2017, starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce. I had worked previously with Ivan Melia and Sidewalk Catering on two occasions for short projects but this was my first time to do a full feature film with them. The experience was wonderful and rarely have I had so many producers, cast and crew continually tell me from start to finish how good the catering was. We shot for twenty-eight days over the winter and every day Ivan and his team prepared and served a very impressive array of food choice and all with great finesse and good humour. Days were long and Sidewalk were always prepared to start extra early or do a late meal break if required, even at short notice. They sourced great quality food and were able to feed very large numbers of extras on big days, without compromising the quality and serving time for the core cast and crew on those days. Without hesitation, I would recommend Sidewalk Catering as a great company to work with and a company that will go to extra lengths to keep everybody happy and still stay within the agreed budget levels. I hope to work with them on my next project.

Patrick O’Donoghue
Line Producer -
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Just wanted to drop you a quick line of thanks to you and all you team for a great job on Little Women. Yours is a thankless task sometimes but we all know an army marches on it’s stomach and you kept everyone marching which is no mean feat so I’m very grateful to you for all your hard work and dedication and great food. Thanks on behalf of everyone at Playground UK.

Noëlette Buckley