Posts Tagged ‘birthday catering’

Big Parties Not a Problem!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Planning for a big birthday party in Sydney can be a daunting task. This is especially true if you have never hosted a party as big as what you plan now. Of course, the main concern is that you don’t want to run out of food on that day, but you also don’t want to be end up keeping a lot of party leftovers. You might find yourself caught in a very confusing situation when you start to calculate the food portions you want to serve on your party.


Good thing though that you can avoid these situations if you sit down and take time to follow these simple steps in estimating the food quantity for the party. With this, you don’t have to worry about sending you guests home with half full, half empty stomach nor your fridge suffer the leftover bulge.

1. The general rule is always to round UP the estimates.

2. Always prioritize food menus that are more popular to your guests. Go for big servings on this food selection.

3. The more food choices on the table, the smaller the portion you need on each individual menu.

4. Always assume that guests would want to taste everything that is served but in small portion. Conversely, fewer choices mean greater consumption.

5. For a sit-down party, serve more bread to cover up some hungry spots. For cocktail parties in Sydney, trick the stomach with plenty of pretzels, nuts, olives and anything that guests can nibble.

Suggested Serving per Guest

Hors D’oevres

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• If before a meal, 6 bites would suffice
• If IT is the meal, prepare 4 to 6 bites per hour
• This means the longer the party is and the more guests you expect, the greater the quantity of food menu you must offer.

Main Course


• 6 ounces for meat, fish and poultry
• 1.5 ounces for grains as side dish
• 5 ounces of potatoes
• 4 ounces of vegetable
• 2 ounces of beans if served as side dish
• 4 ounces of pasta if served as main dish, 3 ounces as first course, 2 ounces for side dish
• 1 ounce for fresh green salad



• 5 ounces for ice cream
• 4 ounces for mousse or pudding and other creamy desserts
• 1 slice of cake, pastry or tart
• When serving 2 kinds of desserts, cut each food serving by half

Whether you want a sit-down catering, buffet or some fingerfood to munch on, you can always count on My Caterer. We serve Bankstown, Central Business District, Bondi Beach, Chatswood, Liverpool, Manly, Newton and anywhere in Sydney.

Party planning shouldn’t be stressful, it must be fun!

Healthy Desserts for 60th Birthday Parties in Sydney

Friday, July 5th, 2013

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Some of the most challenging events to organize include birthday parties in Sydney for our dear relatives who are 60 years old. You want to surprise them and make them happy but at the same time consider their dietary requirements and limitations. Birthdays are almost always synonymous to sweets but you have to be extra careful in serving any type of sweets. You would not want to offer sugar-filled desserts to people who are suffering from diabetes, zesty gastronomic delights to individuals with tummy gastric issues, or chicken to people who are allergic to them. Here are a few tips on some healthy desserts that you can serve for 60th birthday parties in Sydney.


You can healthy deserts by starting with fresh fruits that they can chomp. You can also place sliced fruits topped with honey dip on small cups. You can boost the nutritional value of your desserts which is best for matured people by using low fat dairy and wheat flour instead of the white kind. Use natural sugars and replace the refined kind. With that, you can make healthier strawberry parfaits, baked apples, and lots of healthy fruit tarts.

You can also serve healthy refreshing drinks like strawberry and raspberry yogurt, watermelon smoothies, and even lemonade.

With reduced fat and sugar coming from the new ingredients readily available in the store, you can now enjoy traditional favorites with nothing to fear on the possibility of increasing blood sugar levels. Some of these healthy versions of our favorites that can be served in birthdays of 60 year olds include oat cookies, vegetable brownies, whole wheat carrot cake, pumpkin pie topped with chocolate, and pudding sweetened with maple syrup or honey.

You can have a worry-free 60th birthday celebration bash with healthy servings of food by getting reliable birthday party catering from

Going Heart Healthy on Your Next Birthday Party

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Friends always wish you good health on your birthday. In order for you to achieve such, you have to start a healthy diet on your birthday party in Sydney so you can make it to another year alive and kicking. How? It’s as simple as going for heart healthy menus. Doing so allows you not only to make your party a lot more memorable but also to encourage your friends to do the same.

Preparing heart healthy foods on your party is very easy. This is especially true if you have a good cooking skill or at least a passion for it. Healthy catered meals are undeniably the best means to avoid diseases like cancer and heart-related problems.

Many people may discourage you from doing because they think healthy foods are always bland and boring. This is not always true. It basically depends on how you prepare it and your choice of ingredients.
Here are some tricks you may consider when going heart healthy on your next birthday party.

• Set-up a salad bar.


Offer a variety of vegetable selection. Include the leafy ones, carrots, mushrooms, peas, bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber and other vegies your guests might like. Also, add some bite-sized fruit cuts like watermelon, berries and apples. What’s great about these food options is that they contain lots of vitamins and minerals that are good for the body.

• Serve lean meat.


Heart healthy catering does not mean you must serve all greens. Of course, the body needs protein as well. The best sources are lean meat cuts such as skinless chicken breast and sirloin lamb, beef or pork. If you opt for a buffet-style catering, serve them in small portions. With this, they will be able to conscious of their consumption. 3 ounces of meat per person is great.

• Go for the whole grain.

If you want to serve some bread to add some bulk on your guests’ stomach, go for whole wheat bread. Alternatively, serve some whole-wheat pasta. You may also serve some food bites for them to munch on such as low-fat cheese and some whole grain crackers. Most importantly, go for the brown rice. These food options have high fiber content that is definitely healthier.

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Poor cooking skill? You don’t have to sweat doing all these stuff. Healthy food caterers in Sydney like can provide you all of these heart healthy foods whether you want it served as buffet or finger food.

Going for heart healthy menus make you guests worry free. It is a fact that many people come to the party, eat their hearts out and end up feeling guilty. With these healthy food options, everyone’s healthy and happy!

Mom: Kid’s Party (Pooper) Planner

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Here’s an interesting confession from a mom who learned her lesson after messing up her kid’s birthday party.

Last year I was in a thrifty mode. I saved everything. I used coupons for almost everything. I even decided to save on my own son, Luke’s birthday party. Instead of calling in buffet catering services like I used to for my older daughter’s parties, or what my mom used to when throwing parties for me, I decided I want to cook. I know buffet catering services are a dime a dozen and everyone use them for parties and other important events so I really do not understand what came over me.


Cooked for the 80 guests made up of little kids around the neighbourhood and Luke’s schoolmates as well as their chaperones sounded like no biggie at that time. I thought I’ll whip up some spaghetti, fried chicken, meatballs, ice cream and cake (homemade! How brave…) like magic. I thought, how hard can it be? I cooked spaghetti and chicken all the time for my kids. I overestimated myself. I am no cook, especially for such number of guests and on such a tight schedule. The only reason everything got prepared was because my adrenaline was so high I really thought I became superwoman for a day.

Unfortunately, most of the food was wasted. My spaghetti was bland, my chicken was overcooked, and my cake was mushy. Homemade ice cream has got to be the worst decision I made in my life. I never done something like that before, and I relied on some recipe I found online. The result was some salty goop that no one in my family liked to look at, let alone eat. Good thing though, my husband saw the result even before the guests arrived and bought tubs of ice cream at the grocery. At least the kids enjoyed some ice cream.

The kids were too busy playing they barely noticed the taste of the spaghetti and chicken, but the adults certainly did. I got so many snide comments I literally wanted to vanish into thin air. That would have helped if I can, it would have add some magic to my kid’s party. How I wished I just dialled that number and called in the buffet catering services, they are always more than prepared to cater to parties and events, and they always have good choices of foods too! If I called in the buffet catering services, I am sure they would have not thought of serving boring foods on spaghetti and meatballs, too. Quite the original, I am.

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This year though, I do not plan on making the same mistake on Luke’s 7th party. It does not mean I plan to spend all out and splurge. Maybe I’ll hire some clowns or magicians though. Definitely, however, I plan to revert back to my buffet catering days. There are many catering services out there that are affordable and yet offer delectable foods both kids and adults will enjoy. This year, there will be no showing off of my cooking skills. Let’s have the experts take over the food!

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Finger Food For Party

Monday, June 11th, 2012

To see the deal click here: Finger Food Deal of the Month 51% Saving

The deal of the month from could possibly be their best one yet! Save a massive 51%!

A Chef special deal – normally $35 now only $14.95!!

So make sure you book your finger food or cocktail party today. Your package will include 12 to 15 items per guest of the following items:

    • Warm turkish bread strips served with the following dips:
      • Spicy capsicum
      • Hommus
      • Avovado
    • Tomato, bocconici, garnished with freshly chopped basil leaves and dizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
    • Cabanossi, tasty cheese and a selection of dips
    • Tender formed chicken portions encased in a crunchy golden coating served in bite-sized portions – very tasty!
    • Cocktail sized chicken pieces mixed with a variety of vegetables and wrapped in a traditional Dim Sim pastry casing.
    • Authentic Thai fishcake created by mixing a unique combination of Thai spices in a traditional style fishcake.
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Mr Finger Food Saves You Money

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

To see the deal click here: Finger Food Deal of the Month 51% SavingThe deal of the month from could possibly be their best one yet! Save a massive 51%!A Chef special deal – normally $35 now only $14.95!!So make sure you book your finger food or cocktail party today. Your package will include 12 to 15 items per guest of the following items:TURKISH BREAD WITH TRIO OF DIPS Warm turkish bread strips served with the following dips: Spicy capsicumHommusAvovadoBRUSCHETTA Tomato, bocconici, garnished with freshly chopped basil leaves and dizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.CHEESE, DIPS & CAPANOSSI Cabanossi, tasty cheese and a selection of dipsSPICY CHICKEN MUNCHIES Tender formed chicken portions encased in a crunchy golden coating served in bite-sized portions – very tasty!MINI CHICKEN DIM SIMS Cocktail sized chicken pieces mixed with a variety of vegetables and wrapped in a traditional Dim Sim pastry casing. (more…)

Birthday Party Catering Sydney

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

21st Birthday Catering from
What’s a party without great food! How does that old saying go? Good food, good wine, good friends, good times!

Food is the deal maker of any party. Good food says you hosted a good party. Great food seals the deal, guaranteeing your party and success as a host will be talked about for years to come. Isn’t that what you shoot for when you plan a 21st birthday bash? Something more than just memorable? Thought so.

21st Birthday Catering by Birthday Party Catering Sydney is totally perfect for the 21st birthday party because the tempo of the party is already set. Whether your plan is to pop champagne corks or roll out a kegger (or even both!) the theme is upbeat and energetic! So – what better food than finger food? And how easy!

Birthday Party Catering Sydney has been organising off-the-wall successful 21st Birthday Catering for several years and can show you how it’s done. No company is better or has a more professional, experienced, quality staff who deliver competent advice, prepare outstanding foods and give nothing short of excellent service. You just can’t go wrong with Just Finger Foods.

Birthday Party Catering Sydney menus for 21st Birthday Catering offer a huge variety of carefully selected and prepared gourmet finger food platters, including the ever-popular spit roast platters which can either be prepared off-site and delivered cooked, or cooked on-site complete with attending cook and servers. The menus themselves incorporate the different cuisines which define Australia’s multicultural personality so there is quite literally something for everyone – and you get to choose what’s perfect for your particular crowd. How good it that!

21st Birthday Catering foods are prepared daily and from only the freshest ingredients. Just Finger Foods can even adapt special menus to accommodate dietary requirements for guests who might be vegetarian or lactose intolerant.

There’s nothing low-key about a 21st birthday bash so don’t settle for anything less than the best. Make it an event to remember! Make it_Birthday Party Catering Sydney

Cheap caterers

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Are you after cheap finger food catering? in Sydney or Melbourne can provide for all your cheap finger food catering needs. cheap catering was established, with a passion for creating budget cuisine with exceptional service at a reasonable price, and with this in mind cheap finger food has become a large part of our catering service.
As a Sydney based cheap finger food caterer, we can design cheap finger food packages to suit your requirements, private or corporate, or design your own package from our cheap finger food selection. Our professional team are available to assist you with designing a cheap finger food menu to suit your style, taste, event and budget.
As professional cheap finger food caterers, we can help with as much or as little as you decide, tailoring packages that include not only the food, but staff and equipment hire, entertainment, décor and layout design and venue selection. Furthermore, our catering services are not limited to just cheap finger food catering, we also offer many other catering packages including, but not limited to, buffet, bbq, formal, canapés, morning and afternoon tea, sandwiches, salads, and other platters.
Cheap finger food catering is suitable for many types and styles of functions, and we can successfully cater to any size and style of event, including, but not limited to; engagement parties, office party catering, weddings, birthdays, christmas parties, corporate days, product launches, formal dinners, cocktail function, meetings, seminars and training events,

Sydney Caterers Spit Roast & Finger Food

Monday, March 26th, 2012 provides news and updates about the Sydney catering scene, plus free advice and guidance on how to make your functions and parties a great success.

If you’re in the process of planning a party or function, we have listed several Sydney caterers who we have worked with and who we can highly recommend.

They offer menus that range from $7.95 to $29.95 per guest, and include spit roasts, finger food, bbqs, buffets – any function from 20 to 2000 guests.

  • 1300 368 251 – All Suburbs Catering
  • 1300 368 453 – Fabulous Finger Foods
  • 1300 368 539 – Mister Finger Food
  • 1300 368 512 – Able Caterer
  • 1300 727 843 – Cheap Catering Sydney
  • 1300 368 913 – Dial A Spit Roast, Sydney

Caterers clients get free tickets to state of origin

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

what a night it was the night the blues were awesome to level the series
There’s no better way to watch a State of Origin match than in the luxury of Gold Class at Event Cinemas. And as a VIP Member, you can win two hospitality packages to the gold lounge to watch the big game
Your two hospitality packages includes 1 ticket, to see the game 1 beer, glass of house red or white wine, soft drink, water or low alcohol beer on arrival followed by mini hamburgers a hot dog, large portion of fries and a midi popcorn served in cinema.
Here is how to win two free tickets send your email adress to you don’t win tickets we will send you a $100 catering voucher for your efforts send comments and your mailing address for prizes to Winners will be selected for each of the two remaining
Origin games, and will be posted on the site and notified by email. There are 10 hospitality packages each in NSW and QLD to be won for every origin match. Game Game Three Wednesday July 6 So enter now for your chance to win.
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