Archive for May, 2007

Children’s Party Food

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Simple-fancy is the look you
should aim for with your kids’ party.

Lots of colour and variety without worrying too much about
being healthy. If there’s one day of the year to splash out and enjoy just being a freckle-faced, grubby-mitts, I-feel-sick-because-I-ate-too-much-cake kid, then it’s got to be their birthday. And when else will you get the opportunity to scoff a whole lot of chocolate crackles, huh?

for a few ideas why not visit

www.fingerfoods,com.au

* Home made favourites
* Home delivered everything
* Search complete birthday party listings

Caterers Motto

Monday, May 21st, 2007

At All Suburbs we strive to be the creative leader in the catering services field. We continually review ourselves and our goals to ensure they meet the changing expectations of our clients and the marketplace. We ensure that only the highest quality products and services are delivered to our clients – on time.

We cover the entire metropolitan area – phones answered 24 hours a day. If you require any further information or help organising your function please do not hesitate to contact us on our Free Call 1300 368 251.

Don’t live in Sydney? No worries – we service the NSW South Coast from Wollongong to Nowra and the NSW Central Coast. For these areas you can make your bookings on Free Call 1800 354 755.

How To Have A Budget Wedding

Monday, May 21st, 2007

its very easy to get it under $10k without honeymoon, but it is a struggle keeping it under $7k! Things I have done include:

– Wedding Dress – designer’s sample
– Cake – free by friend who used to make wedding cakes for a living
– Invites – DIY with materials purchased from Ebay
– Veil/Hoop – from WC seller but as new
– Friday Wedding in Winter – Off Peak Specials, chapel $100 cheaper etc
– Bonboniere – E bay$1.20 each
– Shoes – On sale $40 not from wedding shoe shop
– Hair – Local Hair Dresser $55
– Flowers – Silk, nothing over the top – $250
– Grooms Suit – On Special, bought
– BM Dresses – On sale, $156 each
– Afternoon Tea- free, provided by friend doing cake
– Catering  – spit roast buffet or finger food try www.allsuburbs.com.au or www.fingerfoods.com.au
– Alcohol – we can supply this ourselves so no bar tab costs
– Centerpieces – very cheap from ebay, pre loved but as new
– Celebrant – shopped around alot, found a lovely lady for $250
– Photography – shopped around, found a good package
– 1 night at hotel – not the hilton or anything, having honeymoon later on

Thats just some of the ways that ive saved money

Finger Food Party 21st Birthday

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Party food with a twist

I’m having a party in a couple of weeks time for my 21st birthday. I want to serve some food that’s a bit different to just a BBQ which was the original plan. Have you any suggestions for me?
— Melanie
Answer
We have lots of ideas in on our finger food menu for parties, but why not try some finger food such as:

  • Mini pies
  • Asparagus wrapped with prosciutto and char-grilled
  • Mini tartlets filled with caramelized onions, brie and sautéed mushrooms
  • Prawns with a variety of sauces – Asian, seafood,
  • Char-grilled vegetable frittata
  • Mini burgers
  • Fish cakes
  • Satay chicken skewers
  • Tandoori cutlets with raita
  • Finger chicken sandwiches
  • or try try our chefs finger food selection for $12 per guest see www.fingerfoods.com.au

State Of Origin Fires up Spit Roasts

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

its on again next Wednesday night ,state against state ,Mate against Mate

and to help you celebrate this great night in sport we are putting on $10 spit roasts or barbeque’s

thats right get the boys and girls together at your place and we we will turn up and do a great spit roast buffet or a sensational barbecue for just $10 bucks minimum 20 guests normally $16.95 don’t delay first 50 people only at this special price If you want a stand up event instead we can do some nice finger food and help you have a great cocktail party

Finger Food Popular At Fingerfoods.com.au

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

food for a cocktail party

The expected essentials — nuts, chips, olives — are always good to have at a cocktail party. But you can make them seem extra special. Don’t, for instance, buy a jar of olives and a bag of cheese corn chips and leave it at that.

Instead go to the nut bins of the supermarket or greengrocer. Try to find unsalted nuts, and don’t mix them up. Buy one lot of brazil nuts; another of almonds with skins on; another of almonds with skins off; one of cashews; and one lot of pistachios. At home, salt them your self (if you bought them unsalted) with good quality salt flakes such as Horizon (from the Murray River) or Maldon (an English sea salt) and serve in separate bowls.

Buy pretzels instead of chips and make sure they aren’t all broken up. Stick pretzels somehow always look better than the ones that look like knots. Serve stick pretzels in an upright container so they stick out invitingly.

Go to a specialty cheese shop or David Jones Food Hall and buy a wedge of a really good Australian or French brie or camembert (expect to pay $40 to $60 a kilo). Serve it just with some muscatels. And this is not the time for Jatz — buy sourdough baguette and some wafer bikkies.

Put out a plate of smoked salmon garnished with salted capers. Serve with slices of brown sourdough bread and unsalted butter.

Buy three different sorts of olives from a good deli. One sort should be green; one marinated with herbs or chilli; and one sort should be tiny Ligurian olives (if you can find them). and if its all too much and you would rather sit back and relax just visit www.fingerfoods.com.au

Happy entertaining!

All Suburbs Catering Helps Epping Boys High School Celebrate 50th Birthday

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Epping Boys High School turns 50

The cover of today's special anniversary souvenir..

NEW principal Peter Garrard will concentrate on raising the academic standard of Epping Boys High to even loftier levels.

The school has produced some “outstanding” results, but some girls school students have begun outperforming boys in many areas.

Mr Garrard said the key was to understand the role of young men in society, and to value them.

“How can we make young men want to strive for excellence?” Mr Garrard said. “They need to feel good about themselves.

“If they feel good about themselves, they will work hard and achieve results.” Mr Gerrard is only the ninth principal of Epping Boys, which was opened by the Education Minister in March 1959, although the school had already been operating for two years.

The school’s great traditions were established early.

The school houses, of Darvall, Harris, Midson and Terry, were named after early landowners and pioneers of Epping and Eastwood.

The motto “Strive to Achieve” was chosen in 1959, and the school song in 1960, later modified by Col Byrnes in the early 1990s.

The school flag was sewn by the girls’ needlework mistress.

The first principal, Hector McGregor, was head of a small staff, which taught 275 boys, as well as 130 first year girls, who left for Cheltenham the next year.

Within three years, there were 838 pupils, 42 staff and two clerical assistants.

Today there are 1070 students, 70 teaching staff and 16 School Administration Support Staff.

The original barren, rocky site of almost five hectares was also improved and augmented with land purchased next to Vimiera Rd.

By 1960, the school sat on nine hectares and Parsons’ Pathway commemorates the work of one Manual Arts teacher and a team of boys who cleared a path through the scrub so that students could board buses in Vimiera Rd.

An old orchard had been bought by the Education Department and parents for sporting fields, on which Epping Boys have since won a hard-fought reputation for excellence.

Mr Garrard said scholarship goes hand-in-hand with achievement on the sporting field, in cultural pursuits and by community service.

He attributes the present success of the school to the “very hard work” of the staff.

“There’s also a very positive relationship between staff and students,” Mr Garrard said.

Mr Garrard started teaching 33 years ago, working mainly at schools in western Sydney, including a stint at Asquith Girls in the mid 1980s.

He was appointed a principal in 2002, working at the co-educational Doonside High School.

He said while Doonside High served a more disadvantaged community, the educational challenges were just as great in the leafy northern districts.

Chefs & Waitresses Wanted For Weekend Work

Monday, May 7th, 2007

All Suburbs Catering  is now hiring   our Sydney branch is flat out with  dozens of        spit roast parties ,cocktail Parties and Barbeque’s, We are looking more  hospitality staff to help with the work load if you are looking for a great life style  email your resume to  Jeff@allsuburbs.com.au

Free Footy Tickets From All Suburbs Catering

Friday, May 4th, 2007

We have managed to secure 20 tickets to this great game to see if the roosters can keep winning

To get yours free just send Jeff an email jeff@allsuburbs.com.au

and if you cant get to the game why not organize a spit roast or bbq at your place and invite your friends over

The easiest way to get to Parramatta Stadium this Saturday night when the Roosters take on the Eels is on the club’s supporters bus, only $10 for Tricolour Members and $15 for Non-Members. Tickets for the bus and the game can be purchased at Sydney Gameday, Bondi Junction Mall. If you can’t make it in before Saturday, simply call Roosters Marketing on (02) 9386 3222 to reserve your seat.

The bus will depart Easts Leagues Club at 3:30pm sharp.

The Roosters are ready to make it back to back wins against the Eels and we want you there to support the players.

Remember seats are limited, so purchase your ticket or reserve your seat now, on the Rooster’s supporter bus from Sydney Gameday!

All Suburbs Catering invited to Fine Food fair

Friday, May 4th, 2007

This year the Fine Food show returns to Sydney and will be bigger than ever. There will be around 1000 exhibitors with the latest food, drink and equipment. All Suburbs Catering is honored to be asked join this wonderful event

Food service buyers will love the huge range of new food and
equipment ideas. They can literally try out all the new trends. They can also network and learn at the Sydney Culinary Challenge.

Retail buyers will love all the new packaged food and beverage
products. They can also see retail equipment and impulse lines in the special Convenience World section.

Of course the show is well known for its international visitors and exhibitors. This year there will be 12 international groups including new groups from Belgium, Cypress and the USA.

The show runs from 24-27 September at Darling Harbour.