Posts Tagged ‘party catering’

Spit Roast beef from Sydney Caterer

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

How to Carve Beef
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A freshly prepared roast beef is indeed tempting. However, it is very important that it carved neatly. The method that you follow to carve beef plays a vital role in enhancing the flavor. This article lists some simple steps on how to carve beef to perfection.

Tools Needed for Carving Beef
A cutting board
A carving knife
A meat fork

Steps to be Followed for Craving Beef
After you take out the roasted beef from the oven, allow it to stand for about 15 minutes so that the juices inside it can settle and spread evenly making the tender than before.

Sharpen the carving knife to carve the beef smoothly. Some quick swipes of the knife on the knife sharpener tend to point the blade to make it at optimal quality.

Hold the whole beef firmly using a meat fork before you begin carving.

Carve the beef across the grain by keeping the knife at a regular angle for every slice of meat. If you carve across the grain, the juices of the beef roast will remain within the roast. Thus, you will end up eating extremely tender slices of beef.

Tips for Carving Beef
Use a sharp knife with a pointed tip to carve beef. This will help you to carve neatly and accurately.
Care for your hands and obtain a better grip for keeping the meat stable while carving by using gardening gloves.

Party Catering Sydney

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

You’re having a party!

Do you really want to deal with juggling donated dishes between friends and all the fuss that goes along with turning your kitchen into a temporary food warehouse? Wouldn’t you rather be shopping for a new outfit? Party Catering from MyCaterer is just what you’re looking for!

MyCaterer is Sydney’s premier on-site catering service. MyCaterer specialises in spectacular hot and cold finger foods, perfect for any party setting. Party Cateringshowcases the best of finger foods along with on-site cooked Spit Roasts sure to delight all your guests.

The Party Catering team of experts at MyCaterer can put together a menu with something for everyone making the overall spread appropriate to all tastes and dietary needs from Asian to Greek and vegetarian to diabetic. And the best part is all you do is chat with a Party Catering consultant from MyCaterer, make a few decisions and voilla! You’re off to the shops to find a new frock and matching shoes!

MyCaterer menus can be customised for your particular assemblage of guests whether you’re seeking Party Catering for a family birthday or Corporate Catering to impress your boss and important clients. The point is, beyond making the initial plans and selections with the staff at MyCaterer, the rest of your Party Planning time is freed up for other things.

MyCaterercatering services and menus are extremely flexible. From morning teas to full course dinners, hot hors-d’oeuvres to cold platters, Party Catering menus can be tailor-made to suit your taste and budget.

Party Catering from MyCaterer services all Australia areas.

Whatever you’re planning, start with MyCaterer.com.au and you’ll be amazed at how easily your party comes together.

Cheap barbecue catering

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Cheap Barbecue Catering

Barbecuing is very visual and the smell is invigorating.

The Whole Hog has a selection of different barbecues, gas and charcoal to suit different menus and functions.

Cheap Catering offer the full barbeque catering service, including our very popular Hog Roast and Lamb Roast.

To barbecue is a way of cooking rather than a type of food, so almost anything can be cooked on them.

We can provide a range of services to really finish your event, and will listen to all your needs and requirements to help you to create exactly what you want.

Ideal for Company open days and corporate entertainment.

Stylish Barbecues Menu by Cheap Catering.com.au
*10% GST to be added to all menus

MENU ONE

  • Tender minute steak
  • Thin sausages
  • Continental bread rolls and butter portions
  • Choice of 4 freshly prepared salads
  • Condiments and dressings

50 guests $14.95

Also available with dessert, tea/coffe or finger foods $1.95 per guest

MENU TWO

  • Gourmet Sausages
  • Chippalatas
  • Meat & Checken burgers
  • Checken Kebabs
  • Sliced Onions
  • Continental bread rolls and butter portions
  • Choice of 4 freshly prepared salads
  • Condiments and dressings

50 guests $16.95

Also available with dessert, tea/coffe or finger foods $1.95 per guest

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Add:

  • Marinated Octopus & Grilled Prawns $3.95 per guest
  • Marinated Steaks & Lamb Chops $4.95 per guest
  • Vegetable Burgers $2.00 per guest

Call cheapcatering.com.au for a quote for barbecue catering – FREE CALL – 1300 727 843

Catering for 21st Birthday Parties

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

21st Birthday Party Catering

A person’s 21st birthday is one of the most important birthdays of them all. For that reason why not make it a day to remember by organising a reliable caterer to do the party food. My Caterer will provide you with 3 competitive quote for top caterers who specialise in Birthday Catering in the catering industry.

We think that a theme makes the night more memorable since it gets people involved and makes the party distinctive. It helps with decisions about food and music. It can be used as a means of self-expression since it could bring out the personality of the party boy or girl. Just use your imagination! Here are some suggestions:

  • Casinos are a good theme because you can organise themed activities and games. Activities eliminate the boredom that mixed with alcohol leads to trouble.
  • Hollywood – Get some guests to be paparazzi outside and take photos of people as they arrive. Present a video of the guest of honour later and introduce it like a movie premiere.
  • Colours make good themes, so do letters of the alphabet. Usually the initial of the party boy or party girl’s first name.
  • 60s/70s/80s themes are good fun. Easy for everyone to costume and the music selects itself. The year the person was born is another possibility.
  • Pool parties, cruises and discos are popular. Here are a couple of more outrageous options: wedding theme, sci-fi, car rally, sleaze, progressive party…
  • Fancy dress (well obviously) but note that this might not work if everyone plans to party on afterwards somewhere else.

Don’t forget the cake!

This is probably the last birthday that you can put one candle for each year of age on the cake without hiding the cake completely. Go for it! Don’t forget, as well, the tradition of the “key to the door”. You could use this as a decoration, or even bake a cake the shape of a key.

party bar hireHow about a Party Bar?!

Featuring on the right is On Tap Beverage‘s very own patented mobile event bar is a modern and stylish bar complete with a stainless steel servery ledge and work bench that looks great with the built in LED lights on or off. Its totally self contained and comes with an ice well and speed racks to increase service speed and efficiency. It is constructed of a light weight metal, so its not only solid but can be delivered to ANY venue, no matter how tricky the access. It can glow to a range of colours, can come with personalised graphics or logos and will be the hub of activity at any function! This will give your event that “wow” factor… for a 21st to remember.

Don’t wait any longer! Checkout My Caterer for great prices for top quality 21st Birthday Party Catering.

Cocktail party catering service

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Cocktail party catering service
Mr Finger Food have a great amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to providing catering for all kinds of cocktail parties. Whether it be a small private party at home to a large charity event or even VIP corporate events in prestigious venues for over 500 people! Mr Finger Food has even catered for the X Factor After Party. Call them today to book your cocktail party.

  • Everything planned right to the finest detail
  • They will make a few suggestions for a venue if they know the area well
  • Supply everything including kitchen equipment, staff, drinks, glasses, serving platters and cocktail napkins
  • Provide you with choices for your menu selections checkout their site: finger food for cocktail party
  • All food is prepared using quality ingredients
  • Good staffing levels to ensure all guests are looked after properly

Like what you see? Take a look at Mr Finger food website for some great finger food options.

For great drink service see ontapbeverage.com.au

Barbecue Catering

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Barbecue Catering

Want a great funtion at your place ever thought of getting a caterer to sort it all out?

Barbecue Catering is great for ensuring your guests don’t do hungry!

Take a look at www.mycaterer.com.au to retrieve 3 great competitive quotes from top caterers.

1: Traditonal Aussie BBQ

  • Chipolata sausages & caramelized onions
  • Sesame Beef Kebabs with red capsicum and spanish onion
  • Prawn skewers marinated in chilli and garlic
  • 4 fresh salads
  • Seasonal fruit platters
  • Damper Rolls and butter

2: Gourmet BBQ

  • Marinated Baby Lamb Cutlets with Mint Pesto
  • Whole Atlantic Salmon
  • Beef Tenderloin Kebabs
  • Cajun Chicken Breasts
  • Char grilled Vegetables
  • Barramundi Skewers
  • 4 fresh Salads
  • Seasonal fruit platters
  • Damper Rolls and butter

3: Seafood Delight

  • Lemon Pepper Calamari
  • Prawns Skewers marinated in chilli and garlic
  • Char-grilled Baby Octopus
  • Whole Atlantic Salmon
  • Vegetarian selection
  • 4 fresh salads
  • Seasonal fruit platters
  • Damper Rolls and butter

We cater for all kinds of events:

  • Boardroom Meetings
  • Morning & Afternoon Teas
  • Seminars & Conferences
  • Luncheons & Dinners
  • Product Launches
  • Exhibitions & Special Promotions
  • We can also cater for all your private functions … Wedding, Parties, Anything!

Don’t wait a minute longer see www.mycaterer.com.au to get 3 competitive quotes from top caterers.

Tips for a successful 21st Birthday Party

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Mr Finger Food has provided us with some tips to help you plan a special 21st birthday party. They presume you are organising a twenty first party for 40 to 100 people. For a larger event you might need a professional venue, security and perhaps a professional event organiser. Although day time parties are commonly easier to manage. Make sure that you check that the date doesn’t clash with other friends events or major concerts!

1. Food service

With a 21st birthday party it’s important that food is served as soon as guests arrive. This will put some limit on the impact of the alcohol. Serving finger food throughout the evening works very well at reducing any over-indulgence in alcohol. Its always important at a 21st for people to mingle and finger food works great for this while keeping catering costs under control. Mr Finger Food has some great finger food party packages which will be ideal for your party.

21st birthday party cateringTHE GET TOGETHER

8 items – $10.95 per guest
Minimum 30 guests – $328.50

Just add $10.95 per guests for extra guests

Add 10% GST

  • Vegetarian spring rolls
  • Mini beef pies
  • Mini sausage rolls
  • Cocktail chicken dim sims
  • Mini pizza ham and pineapple /supreme
  • Grilled meatballs
  • Bite size chicken drums
  • Crispy fish cocktails

8 items of finger food per guest
A nice selection of finger food to please all the guests.

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2. Tips on a theme

A theme makes the night more memorable, gets people involved and makes the party distinctive. It helps with decisions about catering and music. It can be used as a means of self-expression by the party boy or girl. Are they outdoors types or intellectual types? What is their taste in TV/music/movies? Do they have a particular cultural interest or hobby that could be a theme? Use your imagination! Here are some suggestions:

  • Hollywood – Get some guests to be paparazzi outside and take photos of people as they arrive. Present a video of the guest of honour later and introduce it like a movie premiere.
  • 60s/70s/80s themes are good fun. Easy for everyone to costume and the music selects itself. The year the person was born is another possibility.
  • Fancy dress (well obviously) but note that this might not work if everyone plans to kick on afterwards somewhere else.
  • Colours make good themes, so do letters of the alphabet. Usually the initial of the party boy or party girl’s first name.
  • Casinos are a good theme because you can organise themed activities and games. Activities eliminate the boredom that mixed with alcohol leads to trouble.
  • Pool parties, cruises and discos are popular. Here are a couple of more outrageous options: wedding theme, sci-fi, car rally, sleaze, progressive party…

 

3. Preparations

Reduce stress: organise things well in advance. Book with a trusted caterer remember the sooner the better. Mr Finger Food has some great finger food deals which will be ideal for your party so book quickly to avoid disappointment. This includes all the catering and entertainment but also things like the memory board (a pin-up board full of photos) and the web page, if you’re putting one together. A 21st blog will help build excitement and can be used to host baby photos and party photos. Get all-inclusive quotes for everything (music, food, security, entertainment, equipment hire…) in writing well before the event.

 

4. Briefing your son/daughter/parent

Successfully navigating the 21st requires parents and the 21 year old to agree terms. The best time to do this is before a decision to proceed is made. The 21yo will want the parents to fund the event. The parents will want to be sure the party does not end in the Emergency Department of the local hospital or with the Police Tactical Response Group using tasers on the guests.

 

Points of discussion usually include the number of guests, ending times, ground rules for speeches and sometimes include discussions about drug use. If the focus of the event is ‘a fantastic party with family and my best friends’ the conversation about numbers is irrelevant. It just needs a list of best friends. Hopefully your birthday son or daughter are among those mature enough to see beyond a contest to see who can throw the biggest party. The conversation about the party should be ‘how can we make this fantastically memorable without relying on alcohol or drugs’.

 

The fact is, most kids by age 21 will have been to parties with alcohol or drugs, so if their 21st is to be special, it should be different to the normal parties they go to. The real difference is, this party is about them in particular, about their special friends and about becoming an adult.

 

5. Security – Minimising risks

Invitations are a necessity. They should be produced at the door. Names should be crossed off a list. Alternatively, send a security bracelet (a tamper-proof security band) with the invitation. This makes it easy for someone to control admission and drinks service. If you consider the security risk high, engage a professional security outfit. Ideally they would employ ex-police officers who understand how to handle conflict resolution. Invitations should specify a closing time. Remember that if you specify midnight, people will generally leave between then and 1AM.

  • Lock all doors.
  • Remove valuables from sight
  • Keep the entertainment going. Tips: dancing is great. Karaoke is great. Videos of the 21 year old are great. Gather everyone in for the speeches. Then let them spread out, then gather them in again for the cutting of the cake. It sounds mean, but regular interruptions reduce the risk of people getting up to mischief.

 

6. Choosing a venue

Home is cheap and may be your preferred option. But professional venues do clean up and they have a fixed closing time. It’s harder to get people to leave a domestic premises. Some venues will allow you to use your own caterers; others will insist you use theirs.

 

7. Tips on managing emotions

There are two sets of emotions to worry about here. The parents and the 21yo. Parents are often pre-occupied with the preparations of the event but on the day, when it comes time to give a speech, they are sometimes unexpectedly emotional. If you are uncomfortable with that, ask your 21 year old if you can practise your speech in front of them. Doing it privately a day before the event will let you be emotional without the onlookers and on the big day you’ll be less likely to break down. As a caterer for many twenty firsts I frequently see the birthday girl in tears at her own 21st birthday party. Before the event, she needs to read this:

 

It’s a party, it’s not a test of your popularity. It doesn’t matter how many people turn up; it doesn’t matter who fails to turn up or who turns up with who’s boyfriend. The significance of this event is your adulthood. If anything goes wrong, you get to handle it like an adult, smile like a princess and move on to the next admirer. It’s not about THEM, it’s about YOU.

 

8. Formalities

The Key

The handing over of the birthday key is a 21st tradition, symbolising the freedom to open new doors and accept new responsibilities. You can get a fresh key cut and put it in a nice presentation box or have one set in a necklace. Some people do the birthday cake in the shape of a key.

 

The Gift

Sometimes parents arranged a birthday gift and want to surprise their child at the event. The presentation would normally be made at the time of the speeches.

 

The Speeches

This lends a sense of occasion and again, makes the night stand out as something special. These days the format of the speeches is often less formal. It doesn’t have to be a long speech and should only be that if the parent is a very good speaker. One of the parents may want to mention the achievements of their child, what makes them special, what made the parents proud and publicly congratulate them on making it to adulthood, say that they love them and that they’ve done the best job they knew how as parents. It’s not necessary to tell funny stories. If the twenty one year old is sensitive about what might be said in the speech they should make that clear before the night. The birthday girl or boy should respond (brief is okay) by thanking the parents for emotional, financial support.

9. Drinks Catering

It’s time to party, you bring the guests – On Tap Beverage Catering will bring the drinks! 

Drink catering packages are now a very popular choice as hosts look to remove a few of those headaches when organising private catering for their function. Impress your guests and be the envy of your friends by having professional bartenders serve drinks in your home, hall, park, beach, surf club, front yard, back yard or roof top! Get a Drinks Catering Quote Now!

10. Volunteer helpers

One thing people often do at twenty firsts is enlist family and friends as support in the food service. There’s no doubt this is a great way to lower costs and it helps people mix. Passing around a tray of food gives the older generation an excuse to get to know some of the younger people. But here’s what happens: the family have three volunteers and hire one professional staffer through the catering company. The volunteers get caught up in conversation and because they’re volunteers, don’t worry too much about passing around the finger food! The professional staffer is run off her feet and guests complain about the food being absent or cold. If someone volunteers, get them to agree to work certain hours at 100% or hire an extra catering person.

 

11. Remember to have fun!

Employ professional people where you can afford them, plan well in advance, have clear communication with each other up-front and trust each other’s intuition. Congratulations!

 

More questions??

Just checkout Mr Finger Food website to make a birthday catering booking and a member of their professional team will assist you Mr Finger Food has some great finger food party packages which can be adapted for your party.