Archive for October, 2010

Finger food for Corporate Events

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Corporate events that give you the competitive edge… as an ambitious company, we respond quickly to our customers needs. It is important to us that you remain the character behind your event. We are therefore very flexible when it comes to being able to create exactly what you want, turning your vision into a reality.

As corporate catering event specialists, How Can We Help You? offer a one-stop hospitality service, with a whole range of corporate activities and we have the ability to accomodate even the smallest of budgets. from organising small business seminars to full-scale conferences. Taking the stress out of planning an event, with our wealth of experience in a wide range of different services, including venue sourcing, catering, atmospheric theming, team building and entertainment for all corporate events.

Our corporate clients tend to order our sandwich platters for their large departmental meetings accross the city.

Two options are listed below:

Standard Sandwich Platter

7 Varieties of gourmet sandwiches including

  • Chicken Breast Fillet with Basil Pesto and slices of fresh roma tomato.
  • Tasty Cheese, Ham off the bone & Sweet Mustard Pickle
  • Tuna, avocado, lemon, dill, and mayonaise
  • Fresh Egg, Lettuce and Mayonaise
  • Freshly roasted Beef, wholegrain mustard and roma tomato.
  • Tasty cheese, Lettuce and roma tomato with Basil Pesto
  • Advocado and sliced Turkey

All sandwiches are prepared using daily baked swiss bread, both white and multigrain varieties are used.
40 pieces of sandwhich fingers is $69.00

Gourmet Sandwich Platter

7 Varieties of gourmet sandwiches including

  • Turkey, Cream Cheese, Cos Lettuce and Cranberry
  • Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Cream Cheese and Capers
  • Falafel, Hommus, Tabouli and Tomato
  • Sopressa, Tasty Cheese, Basil Pesto and Fresh Roma Tomato.
  • Chargrilled Capsicum, sundried tomato pesto and danish fetta.
  • Curried Egg and baby spinach
  • Garden Salad, with tomato, red spanish onion, and avocado.
  • Roast Chicken, avocado, mushroom, and shaved beetroot.
  • Roast Pork, fresh coleslaw, and cream cheese.

All sandwiches are prepared using daily baked swiss bread, both white and multigrain varieties are used.
40 pieces of sandwhich fingers is $89.00

Remember to book with MrFingerFood for a great selection of hot and cold food for your event. Visit their finger food menus today.

8 key things to look for in your wedding catering menu

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

8 key things in your wedding menu

  1. It should include options for vegetarians or those with dietary requirements. You may also consider a fish dish and an alternative meat dish as a main course because an enormous number of people don’t eat fish but don’t necessarily mention this as a dietary requirement.
  2. It should provide a wide range of tastes to avoid becoming repetitive. If you have a tomato based starter you may want a cream based sauce for your main course, and if your first course is quite sweet you might like something spicy or peppery for your main.
  3. Each dish should make you smile. Many couples end up choosing a particular menu because they like the main course and they don’t dislike the rest. Each item in your wedding catering menu should make your mouth water, so if your caterer doesn’t provide a set menu which does that ask them to swap and change courses until you are happy.
  4. It should suit the tastes of your guests. There’s no point in paying for lobster if the majority of your guests would rather eat steak, but equally you don’t want to dish up novelty burgers if your guests will be expecting a top class formal dinner.
  5. It should work with your chosen wedding wine. Unless you plan on serving a different wine with every course, you might want to look for a menu where each dish works with a general wine. If you are serving a Sauvignon Blanc and a Pinot Noir, these will work with most canapés, a light first course such as a soup or cheese soufflé, and a fish based main course.
  6. It should work well with the season. Look for menus that feature light refreshing dishes for the spring and summer months, and hearty warming dishes for autumn and winter weddings. Try to include seasonal produce in your wedding catering menu; this should save on cost as well as making the dishes appropriate for the time of year.
  7. It shouldn’t be too messy. Pheasant in a red wine sauce may be a particular favourite of yours but will you really feel the same about it once you’ve got a deep red stain on your wedding gown? Your guests will have got specially dressed up to come to your wedding so don’t choose a menu featuring dishes that are likely to stain.
  8. It shouldn’t be too heavy. Your guests may be hungry after the ceremony, but they still have to get up and dance after the meal so you don’t want them to be bloated or nodding off during the speeches. If your first or main courses have rich creamy sauces, or feature pastry or cheese, try to keep your dessert light and fruity. If you have your heart set on that decadent chocolate torte for dessert, look for a salad first course and light fish or poultry main.

For great wedding catering for your perfect day visit: All Suburbs Catering

Catering for Corporate Events

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Corporate Event Catering

Corporate events can give you the competitive edge… as an ambitious company, All Suburbs respond quickly to our customers needs. It is important to us that you remain the character behind your event. We are therefore very flexible when it comes to being able to create exactly what you want, turning your vision into a reality.

As Corporate catering event specialists, How Can We Help You? We can offer professional and smart staff to wait on your event. We can even arrange a great chef to cater for your event. No matter what you require for your catering needs we always strive to give you the best serivce we can.

Visit Office Caterers to check out their great menus for your business event.

MrFingerfood caters for all types of events

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

From arranging the correct lighting to sourcing the appropriate props and scenery, we can assist with any theming idea that you may have since we have seen it all before. Here are just a few examples of occasions that we have catered for:

– Promotions & Product Launches
– Weddings & Celebrations
– Exhibitions
– Christmas Parties
– Awards Ceremonies
– Conferences
– Family Fun Days
– Charity Balls

However quirky your event may be, we have the knowledge and expertise to make the catering for your event a success! Check out Mr Fingerfood’s menu options and start planning! Some of our customer’s hot platters finger food favourites are:

Chicken Satay Skewers

Chicken thigh oven baked in tasty home-made satay sauce and served on skewers. Beef, pork, lamb also available on foil platters with dipping sauces.

Heat your self $39 medium $59 large or delivered hot just add $8.00 per platter.

Mini Chicken Dim Sims

Cocktail sized chicken pieces mixed with a variety of vegetables and wrapped in a traditional Dim Sim pastry casing. On foil platters with dipping sauces.

Heat your self $39 medium $59 large or delivered hot just add $8.00 per platter.

Chicken Bites with Garlic

Delicious golden crumbed breast chicken with cheese &garlic centre

Heat your self $39 medium $59 large or delivered hot just add $8.00 per platter.

Spicy Malaysian Rendang Meatballs

Tasty mix of lean beef and Malaysian spices which are formed into meatballs and cooked to perfection. On foil platters with dipping sauces.

Heat your self $39 medium $59 large or delivered hot just add $8.00 per platter.

Corporate team building event ideas

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Corporate events are always a great way to motivate and reward your staff as well as to help build strong relationships with your clients. Experience a unique, unforgettable event by selecting one of the many activities we suggest for your company.

Teamwork is essential for the success of all forms of business, therefore it is important to improve this in the workplace. Boost team spirit, discover hidden talents and encourage your staff to work together more successfully. An aim of an activity day is to provide you with an event that is enjoyable, perhaps challenging, something that fires the imagination, but most definitely fun. The opportunity to participate in things you had never imagined doing before. Provide staff with an incentive, build unity, revitalise their spirit and inspire the people who shape your company’s destiny. Encourage communication, leadership and a shared vision. Demonstrate your gratitude and thank your people for their commitment to the cause.

Activities which you may want to consider for your corporate staff day out:

Assault Courses Sporting Events Quiz Nights
Blind Driving Coasteering Go Karting
Golf Days Horse Racing Laser Clay Shooting
Mini Racing Paintballing Race Nights
Sailing Training Courses Military Days
Health Farms Hot Air Ballooning Target Shooting
Murder Mystery Quad Bikes Hovercraft
Sky Diving Yacht Racing Off Road Driving
Helicopter Charter Flying Experiences  

How about ordering some platters to be delivered in the morning of your day so that you can have some food an then go to your planned event? See for the menu options.

Corporate Catering for your Office Party

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

If you’re considering having an Office Christmas staff party then we all know that one of the largest costs of the event will be the catering. There are four initial considerations when deciding what level of service and what format you would like for your company’s annual Christmas event.

  1. Number of guests to attend the Christmas Party
  2. The chosen venue
  3. Budget for Catering
  4. Previous Christmas Party formats and the levels of expectation of your staff

Once you have finalized what your guests require from their Christmas party and have established that the chosen Christmas party venue is large enough for a sit down meal of either format, there are two types of buffet options and several options for a three course served sit down Christmas meal.

  • A Formal seated Buffet is a good medium option, it allows a full set up for the tables which adds to the look of the party venue, allows for networking at table level, as well as allowing your staff to choose the type and portion of festive food on their plate. Staff costs for this format will often be equal to the three course sit down meal, with waiting staff laying up the tables, serving at the buffet and clearing crockery, the same numbers of events staff are often necessary. Christmas meal service can also be slow in this format, calling up staff members to a serving station to choose their food can be very time consuming, if you’re the last table called all of your wine is most likely to have been consumed. Always ensure that the venue has adequate numbers of serving stations to avoid unnecessary queues.
  • An informal seated buffet is probably the most cost effective Christmas party idea but comes with negative points as well as positives. The informal seated buffet is very popular with companies who really like to party at Christmas. The lack of lay up on the table can often make the venue theme look a little sparse and collecting your plate and cutlery from the end of the serving station can be more school dinner than Christmas dinner dance. On the plus side, informal Xmas buffets often provide much more choice; catering for all tastes, allowing large portions and often provide a second service for the really hungry. If you are a company of varied tastes this option could be ideal for you Christmas party.
  • A three course served seated meal is the most common Christmas menu serving option and has a perceived value with your staff members. It is the end of the year, it’s the Christmas party, and this is your thank you to them. This format will ensure that all of your staff are served similar portions, that quality is the same across the board and that networking with workmates is an integral part of the evening. The downside of this service is that, given waiting staff numbers, it can be costly, therefore taking away from other elements of the Christmas Party entertainment. Three Course seated service can also lead to some elements of staff feeling uncomfortable in their environment, if you have a range of skills throughout the company e.g. a large shop floor and large amounts of office staff, their requirements from the Christmas event could differ.

There are variations on the service options for your Christmas event. You could have silver service waiting staff, two courses served and a dessert buffet or chocolate fountain, out of hand food served off trays around the venue, a finger buffet or buffet with occasional seating that runs throughout the night.

Whatever your decision with regard to the Christmas party food service the most important elements are the first four points, if you know your staff and venue and the caterers are experienced then the rest should naturally fall into place.

Book the catering for your Christmas party with Office Caterers – the leaders in the business!

Your Christmas Party Meal Just Got Better!

Get it all booked today! Organise your drinks catering with OnTapBeverage for professional bar hire for your event.

Wedding Buffet ideal for all tastes!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Wedding Caterer

Organising a wedding can be stressful since there are so many parts of it you need to consider! A common question which is asked is:

Whether to have a Fork buffet or Finger buffet?

These types of buffet catering are fairly self explanatory. A finger food buffet consists of food that can be picked up and eaten using fingers and a fork buffet includes food using cutlery.

  • A finger buffet is in some eyes the less formal type of the two and guests can choose whether to eat whilst standing up and mingling or to sit down at a table and eat. In a finger buffet, guests will tend to refill their plates several times over a period of a few of hours. Therefore having a finger buffet is mostly suitable for evening receptions.
  • A fork buffet commonlt includes hot dishes with sauces and a selection of vegetables and side dishes. Guests help themselves from the buffet and then return to their space at the table to eat. This makes a fork buffet more suitable for day tiem as the timing is neater and easier to fit around speeches and cake cutting. Guest usually only fill their plates once or twice so the time that they spend eating is much shorter.

If you know which you would like or still unsure and want to be advised which to use then give All Suburbs Catering a call for wedding buffet food.