Posts Tagged ‘wedding catering’

What Kind of Catering Service You Need for Your Wedding Party?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

DIY planning for wedding parties in Sydneycan be very challenging. This is especially true if you have had no inkling on where and how to start.

wedding-catering-buffet

One of the most important parts of the wedding party is the catering service. However, you have to be aware that there are many different types catering services. You need to choose beforehand what type of service you want to make it a lot easier for you when searching for caterers in Sydney.

Two of the most common choice for wedding catering services are sit-down catering and buffet catering. Before jumping into the final decision, find out first the pros and the cons of each service.

Sit-Down Catering

Sit-down catering is the most formal catering service you can get for your wedding party. However, the trouble here is that you have to be careful in arranging the seats. Often, it is a dilemma for the bride and the groom when creating the seating charts as guests may not go along well with their tablemates.

green-wedding-catering

Also, the seating assignments alone can make some family members feel bad. It often happens when relatives come without notice or unexpected. Nevertheless, sit down catering means less food waste. Depending on your menu option, sit-down catering can be less expensive than buffet catering.

Buffet Catering

Buffet catering is quite traditional seen as casual and not so formal. However, it offers more flexibility for both the hosts and the guests. With buffet catering, picky eaters are no longer a problem since there will be a lot of food options on the table.

wedding-caterer

Among the drawback of buffet catering is the long line. Guests will have to spend time lining up to finally get their food. Buffet catering is also more expensive and more food waste, especially if you had the wrong estimates.

The Bottom Line

Either catering service for wedding parties in Sydney is great. Nothing can be handled with good planning. Whether you go for sit-down or buffet catering, you can still come up with a kick-ass wedding party. All it requires is your creativity and of course, finding the right people to work with.

Wedding caterers in Sydney like All Suburbs specializes in both sit-down and buffet catering service. Whatever your choice is, you can always ensure that it would be worth your money, and your guests will surely love it.

On a budget? Get the best services at affordable rate from caterers at My Caterer. They serve all Sydney suburbs including Bankstown, Central Business District, Bondi Beach, Chatswood, Liverpool, Manly, Newton and anywhere in Sydney. Best wishes!

Wedding Parties and Caterers

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Big life celebrations such as a wedding in Australia require a lot of planning. And because the world has become so rigid about a wedding being so perfect, every single detail must really be taken care of. From the tiniest parts up like hair accessories to the big ones like the food preparation, all of these have to be faultless because the harsh reality in preparing for celebrations like this is that, there is no room for flaws.

wedding

Food is a very important component of every event, especially a grand celebration like an Aussie wedding. With this, the menu should consist of dishes that do not just have a very pleasing presentation but more so, a truly palatable taste. This is where the importance of getting a reliable and experienced food catering service to take care of delighting the guests through the foods prepared with all grandiose and splendor both in appearance and in taste.
Remember that food is a great determinant whether or not an event is successful. As the bride and groom-to-be, it will be your responsibility to sit down and talk with your food caterer in Australia regarding your food preferences.

wedding-caterer

Let them help and guide you as you choose the appropriate combination of dishes during your special day. From the appetizers down to the dessert, all of them have to be selected and paired carefully.
In addition, inform your food caterer how long the wedding reception will last so that they can also prepare some tasty finger foods whenever your guests will feel hungry in the middle of the dancing and playing part of the wedding party.

Want some spit roast on your wedding menus? Make sure you choose the best Macarthur – Liverpool Spit Roast Catering

Must-Ask Questions to Your Wedding Caterer

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

If you want the wedding to be very extra special, then you should not hold back in your budget. Basically, you will be spending a lot on the party food than anything else. With this, you should perform due diligence when looking for Sydney caterers. Here are some questions you need to ask before you finally decide on hiring a wedding caterer:

wedding-caterer

Is there any food or service you specialize? If so, then they must be able to provide you with the list of menus or services that they are good at.

Will there be a free taste test? A caterer who offers such means they are confident about their services and the food they serve. You have to grab this opportunity and set a schedule before you hire them. Offering the free taste test alone is not enough to be impressed. It is a must that you taste the food yourself before they are being served on the party.

What’s the price range? It is important that you make it clear with the caterer the cost of the food and the service. Are they inclusive of taxes? Will I pay for the linens? Always ask for the prices in written form.

How do you get involved in the reception? You need to know if one can play like a wedding coordinator that will help you arrange the seats or when the food is served. If not, you may consider getting a separate wedding coordinator.

Are you going to provide the tableware? Chairs? Tables? And many others? You have to make sure if they offer such things so you don’t have to rent all these from another company. It is always best to hire an all-in-one service provider so you can be confident that everything compliments with each other.

Who should I contact? While you deal with the catering staff on your reservation and planning, a different staff may be working with you on the event day. It is always best to see the same person whom you made transaction with on the wedding day just in case troubles arise, you have someone to blame or ask for emergency assistance.

wedding

There are many other questions that you need to ask your wedding caterer to make sure that your wedding party is a breeze. However, the above mentioned are the most important ones. Don’t miss them when you seek potential caterers for your wedding party in Sydney.

Are you looking for your wedding catering in Sydney?

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Are you looking for a wedding caterer for your special day? Mr Finger Food (www.mrfingerfood.com.au) offers a delicious range of wedding finger food options., from canapes to cocktail deserts through to high end gourmet BBQs and sit down buffet dinners! If you are after high quality wedding catering in Sydney, look no further than Mr Finger Food.

wedding caterer

Our huge selection of wedding finger food options you will be amazed, we cater for anything from seafood options to miniature hot dogs or hamburgers. Whatever you decide, all of our wedding finger food and catering dishes are absolutely delicious.

Every wedding is unique and the timings of the your special day need to be adjusted by our unique quoting system. For a free quote please call 1800 251 440
(more…)

wedding Ideas From Sydney Wedding Caterers

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

www.myweddingcaterer.com.au Questions to Ask : •
How many years have your wedding caterer been in business?
• What percentage of your wedding caterer business is dedicated to wedding receptions?
• Does your wedding caterer have liability insurance?
• Is your wedding caterer licensed to serve alcohol?
• When does your wedding caterer require the final head-count?
• What is the ratio of servers to guests for your wedding caterer?
• How much gratuity does your wedding caterer expect?
• What is the cake-cutting fee of your wedding caterer?
• What is your wedding caterer bartending fee?
• What is your wedding caterer fee to clean up after the reception?
• What is your wedding caterer payment/cancellation policy? Questions to Ask Wedding Caterer :
• What type of food items do you recommend for my budget and number of guests?
• What type of service, sit-down dinner or buffet, would be best?
• Discuss menu selections, ask the cost per person.
• Do you provide linens? Is there an additional fee?
• Is there a color selection?
• Do you supply glasses, plates and silverware?
• Is there an additional charge?
• Do you handle all rental equipment such as tables, chairs, serving pieces?
• Would it cost less if I handle the rentals myself?
• How much time will you need to set up?
• Can we go over the table locations and seating arrangements ahead of time?
• Do you handle clean up? Rental returns? • Will you personally handle and attend my reception?
• If not, what is the name of the person who will?
• Do you make arrangements for flowers, decorations, and music?
• Do you provide the wedding cake?
• If not, is there a cake cutting fee?
• Do you charge extra to pour coffee?
• Will you provide the groom’s cake, if we want one?
• Do you provide the liquor?
• What is the per drink cost?
• Is it cheaper if we provide our own liquor?
• Do you charge a corkage fee per bottle if we provide our own wine and champagne?
• Do you require a guaranteed number of guests?
• What is the latest date I can give you a final guest count?
• Do you have a contract?
• When will you provide the final per person cost?
• What is the payment policy?
• What is the deposit to hold the date?
• What is your refund or cancellation policy?
• Are gratuities already figured in the total price?
• If so, what percent is being charged?
• Do you provide food for the photographer, videographer or musicians?
• Is this an extra per person fee?
• Will you pack a to-go snack for the bride and groom?
• Will you pack the top tier of the wedding cake? Questions to Ask :
• How many years have your wedding caterer been in business?
• What percentage of your wedding caterer business is dedicated to wedding receptions?
• Does your wedding caterer have liability insurance?
• Is your wedding caterer licensed to serve alcohol?
• When does your wedding caterer require the final head-count?
• What is the ratio of servers to guests for your wedding caterer?
• How much gratuity does your wedding caterer expect?
• What is the cake-cutting fee of your wedding caterer?
• What is your wedding caterer bartending fee?
• What is your wedding caterer fee to clean up after the reception?
• What is your wedding caterer payment/cancellation policy? Questions to Ask Wedding Caterer :
• What type of food items do you recommend for my budget and number of guests?
• What type of service, sit-down dinner or buffet, would be best?
• Discuss menu selections, ask the cost per person.
• Do you provide linens? Is there an additional fee?
• Is there a color selection?
• Do you supply glasses, plates and silverware?
• Is there an additional charge?
• Do you handle all rental equipment such as tables, chairs, serving pieces?
• Would it cost less if I handle the rentals myself?
• How much time will you need to set up?
• Can we go over the table locations and seating arrangements ahead of time?
• Do you handle clean up? Rental returns?
• Will you personally handle and attend my reception?
• If not, what is the name of the person who will?
• Do you make arrangements for flowers, decorations, and music?
• Do you provide the wedding cake?
• If not, is there a cake cutting fee?
• Do you charge extra to pour coffee?
• Will you provide the groom’s cake, if we want one?
• Do you provide the liquor?
•What is the per drink cost? • I
s it cheaper if we provide our own liquor?
• Do you charge a corkage fee per bottle if we provide our own wine and champagne?
• Do you require a guaranteed number of guests?
• What is the latest date I can give you a final guest count?
• Do you have a contract?
• When will you provide the final per person cost?
• What is the payment policy?
• What is the deposit to hold the date?
• What is your refund or cancellation policy
? • Are gratuities already figured in the total price?
• If so, what percent is being charged?
• Do you provide food for the photographer, videographer or musicians?
• Is this an extra per person fee?
• Will you pack a to-go snack for the bride and groom?
• Will you pack the top tier of the wedding cake?

The Ultimate wedding guide

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Wedding Caterer

Let us help you with one of the most important days of your life. 

We can offer you our ultimate wedding catering packages are personally designed for your wedding day, engagement party, post ceremony drinks or a belated wedding celebration with friends and family! We will make certain every aspect of your event is covered from drinks on arrival to ensuring champagne glasses are filled for toasts and speeches.

Book your wedding food catering at Sydney Wedding Caterers and they will take care of you and your requirements.

On Tap Beverage wedding beverage caterer recognised and accredited by the Australian Bridal Service who run Australia’s largest wedding exhibition and directory service!

They offer free wine tastings and samples can be organised on request or why not ask us about out our personalised wine labels that you can use at your wedding or as special gifts to your guests. All wedding catering beverage packages are tailored to your function, we work with you to ensure you receive a magical and exceptional service that will leave you and your guests free to enjoy your special day.

Don’t wait any longer and get your wedding catering sorted today!

Choosing a wedding wine

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Choosing a wine list for your wedding doesn’t have to be as daunting at all! Sydney Wedding Caterers have created a guide for you so here are things to bare in mind:

Quality

Wine is a very special part of the reception which can help to spoil your guests and be a great addition to your wedding dining experience.

Many reception venues will allow you to bring your own wine but this may have a corkage fee – remember to check.

Variety

When planning your wedding reception the bride and groom must consider the amount of guests that will be attending and they remember they will have different tastes and preferences. The solution to this is to provide plenty of variety.

Offer two varieties of sparkling, white and red wine. Therefore the guests will arrive, offer them a sparkling white and sparkling rose so that when first course is being served you can move on to still wine varieties. Guests who like crisp, refreshing and young white wine will enjoy Pinot Grigio and others who prefer something with a bit more weight to it will like the fruity flavour to a creamy vanilla Chardonnay.

It’s best to offer two contrasting red wines such as Merlot which boasts of a smooth and soft texture with subtle red fruit flavours and then we have Shiraz which is a more robust and fruit forward style red wine with a cherry flavour.

Offer white and red wine throughout the wedding reception so that your wedding guests can make their own rules so that perhaps they would prefer a red with their chicken or fish and a white with their steak.

Sydney Wedding Caterers offer a great selection of food TO GO WITH YOUR CHOSEN WINE – from moreish spit roast buffets to deluxe surf & turf buffet. Get your wedding catering sorted today and checkout www.sydneyweddingcaterers.com.au for more information.

Need drinks? If you want drinks catering for your wedding contact ontapbeverage.com.au they will make certain every aspect of your event is covered from drinks on arrival to ensuring champagne glasses are filled for toasts and speeches.

Mr Finger Foods most popular wedding package

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

wedding catering package
Have you ever wondered what the most popular wedding package is? Mr Finger Food have provided their most popular wedding catering package:

~Menu~

Selection of 4 Canapés

  • Cold
  • Selection of wood fired bread and dips
  • Sesame and soya Tuna and Salmon tartare tartlet
  • Prawn and BBQ pork rice paper rolls
  • Roasted butternut pumpkin and goats cheese tart
  • Mini Spanish fritta topped with rocket and cashew pesto
  • Mini ginger and chilli jam chicken noodle box
  • Tequila lime and coriander oyster spoon
  • Smoked salmon and zesty ricotta roulade
  • Duck and shallot rolled pancakes
  • Hot
  • Cream cheese and chive wontons
  • Pappadum coated prawns with tandori aioli
  • Tempura cod with mint and lime syrup
  • Mini char grilled beef and tomato tartlet
  • Coconut-crusted chicken with sweet pineapple rolls
  • Baby open burgers with onion jam
  • Salt and lemon zest peppered squid with
    a coriander and chilli aioli

Fancy any of these on your wedding day? Just visit Mr Fingerfood for some more wedding catering ideas or to make your booking.

Wedding Catering Brisbane

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Make the wedding party a memorable event for your friends and families by selecting a good catering for weddings in Brisbane. Food and drink plays a pivotal role in making a successful reception party, as good food and beverages stay in the minds of guests for long. The moment you fix the venue of the wedding, you must start looking for wedding caterers in Brisbane to find one that can serve best food, wine and beverages fitting your budget.

There are a number of caterers for wedding in Brisbane and selecting one that best suits your style, taste and budget is not quite an easy job. You can start with a few references about good caterers in Brisbane from your family and friends and even search online. You can shortlist a few of them according to your needs and requirements. It is always advisable to meet a few caterers personally before taking the final decision. Tell them about your requirements and expectations, and also give them the detailed menu including the dessert that you wish to serve in your wedding buffet. Sample taste a few dishes to get the idea of the type food they intend to serve for the wedding. Also inquire about other things, such as if they prepare food from frozen or fresh products, where will they cook the food and how many waiters will they provide for the services. Based on these you can select a caterer that suits best to you.

Catering company may also give you certain suggestions to make your wedding party memorable. It is aware of the latest trends in catering and can help you decide the menu, courses and the beverages that will go well the menu you select. With their help you can give a theme to the party you are organizing, but do not forget to get a detailed price quote for every item planned for the party. At times, they also rent out a few equipments that you may require during the party and if you have a choice, you can hire these items from the catering company itself, as it costs you much less in comparison to what you need to pay to some other company specifically for these items.

Look no further since All Suburbs catering cover the area of Brisbane and offer fantastic catering service. They offer all sorts from seafood to a delicious roast which makes them the most reliable Wedding Caterers when it come to parties! Just check out their testimonials!

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