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5 top tips to ensure your Melbourne Cup catering is a success



 

1. Selecting a reputable and quality caterer for your Melbourne Cup Catering

Ordering through a reputable caterer could be the difference between an event that is talked about for months and or a potential loss of business. Ensuring that your guests receive an exemplary level of service, along with lots of yummy nibbles is always the goal but sometimes challenging to achieve. With over ten years of experience in the industry Flavours Catering has become well known for providing freshly made and delicious food options served by friendly and knowledgeable staff members who are always willing to go above and beyond for any requests that customers may have on the day.

2. Order for your audience

Recognising the make-up of your group and ordering accordingly can help to ensure that all members of your team feel included and are able to have a great time. If you are catering for a predominantly female audience, why not tailor the menu to suit. Focusing on a selection of light, protein based and vegetarian items will definitely draw more attention than heavy, deep fried carb based items.

3. Order early so you don't miss out

Each year we have more and more enquiries for Melbourne Cup day. Avoid disappointment by confirming your order early this year! If you order prior to us booking out, we can provide timely delivery, to your desired location on cup day so you will not have to lift a finger. Your catering order could be delivered ready for that 3pm gun, or for the kick on celebrations afterwards. Orders can be placed up until 2pm on Friday 3rd November (unless we book out prior), minimum order amount being $500.

4. Variety is the key

Providing a variety of different items for your guests will ensure that everyone has a great time. If there is a lot of drinking to be done it is very important that you select a menu to compliment the alcohol. Offering a selection of substantial items (sliders, salads, chicken skewers) will appeal to those drinking more and will be a big hit. Our Melbourne Cup Catering Platters offer a wide variety of items which will suit everyone.

5. Stations and set up

Add that WOW factor to your event with a themed feasting station by Flavours Catering + Events. Choose from our suggested themes or talk to one of our event managers today to customise your own. Either select one of our cup day lunch kits or an assortment of canapes and platters and let our staff take care of the rest. The theming and logistics will all be handled by our experienced and friendly events team.

 

How to Prepare for your Next Client Meeting

The success of a client meeting can mean a lot for your business. Whether you are trying to sign a new client or presenting a new idea to your boss it all may come down to that meeting. Ensuring that you have organised all of the different elements in time will go a long way to the success and flow of the meeting. To ensure that the catering is well received Flavours Catering have event managers on hand to create either customized lunch menus or drop off sandwich orders. Talk to one of our experienced event managers today about your corporate office catering options.

We can provide you with an assortment of corporate catering options that are available for next day delivery. Drop off sandwiches and other corporate catering options are all available for your next meeting at the click of a button. Order by 3pm today to receive your corporate drop off catering order tomorrow.

At an all-day meeting or conference, on many occasions, the most exciting element is the prospect of delicious corporate catering that will satisfy the attendees hunger. The meals and snacks throughout the day should keep your guests focused and productive. Not only can excellent drop off sandwich catering impress the attendees at the event, but also it can raise the level of the entire day by keeping everyone energetic and focused. Flavours Catering have a wide range of individual morning and afternoon tea items that pair perfectly with our main lunch or dinner options. Speaking to one of our event managers will mean that they can customise a corporate catering menu to suit your exact budget and taste.

It does not always need to be the same old sandwich lunch!

When planning for your next client meeting be sure to consider the items you order. Catering for dietary requirements is a very important part of ensuring the meetings’ success. Flavours Catering has a variety of different sandwich fillings which suit vegetarian, vegan and dairy free diets. Speak to one of our event managers today about coeliac/gluten free menu options and accommodating any specific requirements you might come across.

What to serve at your next cocktail party

At Flavours Catering, we have a wide array of canapés and finger foods that are sure to delight your guests. We have fantastic canapé menu items suitable for a casual gathering with friends or a formal corporate event. Whether you want to provide a light snack for your guests or a substantial meal of canapé items, we can give you exactly what you’re looking for.

If you have a particular idea of items you would like to serve, but don’t see them on our menu do not fret! Flavours Catering can provide a bespoke selection of canapes that are tailored to suit your groups budget and taste. You will work with one of our event managers to ensure that the menu is exactly what you are looking for and a guaranteed hit on the night.

Selecting canape items that suit your group is extremely important to the success of the event. Providing items that accommodate your guest’s different dietary requirements will allow them to feel included and will ensure they have a great time. Flavours Catering has a variety of cocktail party packages that include a mix of vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free finger food items that are as great-tasting and great-looking as our regular finger food items.

Themed stations will add a bit of fun and a “wow” factor to your event and make the cocktail canape menu selection an easy one. Flavours Catering have a variety of different themed “stations” that can be set up with all of our cocktail party packages and individual canape items. As well as our standard menus we have tailored menus including Mexican, Asian, Indian and BBQ cuisines (just to name a few) that have been created to suit and impress your guests at your next cocktail party event.

Flavours Catering can also provide a range of themed beverage stations which can be dropped off for guests to help themselves, or staffed for that extra special service and experience. When selecting your cocktail party package, we can match a beverage station to suit your menu of choice and event style. Our in house event managers will be able to suggest a perfectly complimenting beverage menu for your canape package.

Cocktial Party Catering

How Drop Off Sandwich Catering can take the Hassel Out of your Next Corporate Event

Flavours Catering has in-house event managers who are here to take the stress out of catering your next corporate event for you. If you place your order by 3pm each day, we can deliver corporate drop off sandwich catering to your nominated address in Sydney the following business day at the time and place of your choosing. Just a single email or phone call and all of your catering needs will be taken care of by experienced and friendly staff.

Flavours Catering can provide an assortment of corporate catering options that are available for next day delivery. Our gourmet freshly made sandwiches are seriously tasty and will ensure that your guests do not go hungry at your next corporate event. Our experienced and friendly event managers will be able to recommend a menu selection which caters for dietary requirements as well as your particular budget.

Providing a selection of gourmet sandwiches for your next catered event is always well received. As standard, Flavours corporate sandwich catering includes six gourmet sandwich fillings. In every sandwich order we include a variety of meat and vegetarian fillings. If you have dietary requirements to accommodate do not fret! Our event managers can customise a menu to suit your particular group and budget. We can create tailored packages that accommodate specific dietary requirements and are friendly on your wallet too!

Are you on the hunt for sandwich catering in Sydney? Look no further than Flavours Catering & Events. Our selection of fresh, healthy and delicious ingredients for sandwich fillings are teamed with a gourmet selection of different bread types. We know you won’t be disappointed.

For your next all day corporate event why not order one of our all day catering packages. Morning and afternoon tea items will be delivered in combination with corporate drop off lunch sandwich platters and salads, along with beverages if required.

Flavours Catering can provide drop off or staffed sandwich catering options for your next corporate event. Our event planners will work with you to determine exactly what’s appropriate for your particular group and provide menu options to match.

Sandwich Catering Sydney

Why Your Next Corporate Event Should be a Cocktail Party

Cocktail parties are a great way to show case a caterer and all of their menu options. If you are thinking of using them for a large event in the future, ordering a selection of canapes for your next in house event is the perfect solution.

Another great reason to host a cocktail party is for the flexibility of the menu. So many people these days have allergies and intolerances, so finding a menu that suits is always a challenge. Flavours Catering cocktail menus include loads of vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free finger food items that are as great-tasting and great-looking as everything else on our menu. Once advised of the requirements your guests have our in-house event planners can customize a cocktail canape menu to suit your groups specific budget and taste.

Flavours Catering + Events have several impressive corporate cocktail catering packages that contain fresh, nutritious and delightful foods which are sure to hit the spot for your guests. An elegant and well thought out catering spread leaves a positive, long lasting impression on the invited guests. Everybody likes delicious food, and corporates are no exception.

We can provide lunch or evening corporate catering options for your next corporate meeting or networking event. Our event planners will work with you to determine exactly what’s appropriate for your particular group and provide menu options to match.

Cocktail Party Canape Catering Sydney

We offer dishes that cater to a variety of dietary needs, such as vegetarian, gluten-free and health-conscious for your next corporate event. Talk to one of our event managers today about customising a menu just for you. Flavours Catering + Events is very aware of the importance of food presentation. We believe that food exists not only to satisfy the appetite but also to entertain the mind. That’s why we recommend cocktail party style catering for your next corporate event. Elegantly presented, individual, mouth-watering items served one after the other while you relax and enjoy the event. After working with us just once, you will be dazzled by our food and level of service for not only our Corporate cocktail catering packages but for all our catering options in general.

Reasons to Offer a Catered Corporate Lunch

Offering a catered corporate lunch for your employees or clients is a simple and easy way to impress and boost morale. It is also fully tax deductible so a plus for the end of year balance sheet. Take the stress out of organising a lunch and chat to one of our event managers about a menu to suit your particular group. We can create customized packages that accommodate particular dietary requirements and are friendly on your wallet too!

If you are providing corporate lunch catering for your employees in lieu of longer lunch breaks this will result in higher productivity across the board. If you are able to cut their lunch break by even 5 minutes this saving might cover the catered lunches themselves. Providing nutrient rich, healthy lunch options for your employees will result in healthier, more productive and happier employees.

Sandwiches are the go-to staple for your corporate catering needs!
Sandwiches are the go-to staple for your corporate lunch catering needs!

Many people are now very discerning when it comes to what food they eat, where that food comes from and how it is packaged and delivered. Providing nutrient rich, healthy catering options for your corporate meetings will impress your clients and leave a memorable impression. Flavours Catering uses only fresh ingredients when preparing their meals daily.

Ensuring that you keep your employees morale high is key to a happy and productive team. When employee morale is high most employees feel loyalty towards the companies that they work for – in other words “the grass doesn’t look quite as green on the other side of the fence”. This loyalty will in turn produce a lower staff turnover rate. One of the easiest ways to do this is to provide a catered corporate lunch. If you can’t justify the cost initially for every day even if it is only once a week having gourmet sandwich catering delivered to your office will be a perk that is not forgotten by the staff.

For your next all day conference why not order one of our all day catering packages? Morning and afternoon tea items will be delivered in combination with sandwich platters, salads as well as beverages if you would like. ‘Three thirty-itis will be a thing of the past!

5 Festive Cocktail Party Ideas to Impress Your Friends This Winter

Christmas in July – treat your staff to a mid-year celebration with all the trimmings. Flavours Catering has both traditional buffet menus and customized cocktail party packages to suit any budget and taste.

Christmas in July Cocktail Parties

Winter Wonderland – It’s not cold here for too long so why not make the most if it while you can?! Creating a winter wonderland for your next event is sure to be a memorable highlight for your guests and a talking point for years to come. Flavours Catering can provide cocktail party packages to suit your winter wonderland theme. Chat to one of our event managers today about how we can create the perfect event atmosphere.

Après Ski party – don’t let the cold get the better of you this winter. Gather your friends and your chicest ski outfits and celebrate the snow in style. Flavours Catering can customise a menu that will be sure to keep you warm all night with beverages to match. Talk to one of our event managers today about creating a menu to perfectly suit your event.

Frozen – make sure the kids have as much fun as you when you plan their next birthday event. Flavours Catering has a selection of cocktail party packages to suit all ages and can be tailored to suit your event theme. Custom cupcake toppers, bespoke beverages, and theming that will transport you to Arendelle for the day.

Themed Station – wanting to create that WOW Factor at your next event but not too sure how? We have exactly what you are looking for with our Themed Catering Feasting Stations. Flavours Catering & Events Themed Catering Stations will have your guest amazed and offer an interactive experience like no other. Our themed stations range from a Mexican Inspired Fiesta, Asian Street Market, Build Your Own Burger Bar, and of course something for the sweet tooth in our Envy of All Stations. If you don’t see the theme you are looking for we can customise a cocktail menu and decorations to match your next event this winter. Either staffed or just dropped off, our themed stations can include your design ideas executed by our friendly and experienced staff.

Build Your Own Burger Bar - Comfort Food

Catering for Melbourne Cup Day

Make sure you put your best foot forward this year when thinking about catering for the race that stops the nation! Inviting customers and clients to a social event can be a great way to network and further develop relationships; and what better way to network discussing matters over a bottle of crisp, chilled champagne and expertly prepared canape items.

Selecting a reputable and quality cater can be the difference between an event that is talked about for months and the potential loss of business. Ensuring that your guests receive an exemplary level of service – along with lots of yummy nibbles is always the goal but sometimes challenging to achieve. With over ten years of experience in the industry Flavours Catering has become well known for providing freshly made and delicious food options served by friendly and knowledgeable staff members who are always willing to go above and beyond for any requests that customers may have on the day.

The Turf Club BBQ 250x250

Flavours Catering will provide you with a dedicated Event Manager at the time of event confirmation who will take you through the booking process step by step ensuring that all you will need to worry about is: what you are going to wear and how big your fascinator will be! With years of experience in operations as well as events planning our dedicated events team will take the stress out of planning and make sure that your guests are ‘wowed’ on the day.

Whether you are planning a small ‘office do’ or a ‘never to be forgotten Melbourne Cup extravaganza’ Flavours Catering has the experience and reputation to ensure that your event is the talk of the town for months to come. We are now accepting Melbourne Cup catering bookings so get in contact with us today to make sure that you do not miss out!

View our menus online here

 

Catering for your St Patrick’s Day Catering celebration

St Patrick's Day Catering in Sydney

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe celebrate St Patrick’s Day, a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland.

It is an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, beer, and of course, special foods and a whole lot of green and fun.

The Flavours Catering & Event`s Leprechauns have been very busy this week coming up with a delicious, traditional St Patrick’s Day Catering menu so whether you’re planning on a lunch at the office, a dinner for a few friends or want to throw a full-on parade, we have you covered.

We are really into the spirit this year with our modern take on a traditional Irish menu including Corned beef sliders with cabbage slaw and Guinness Mustard, Irish pub pasties and the Traditional Irish stew! And of course, we didn`t forget the sweets that are definitely a must try all.

Our St Patrick’s Day Catering menu is available Sydney wide for both drop off catering and staffed events.

You can view our complete St Patrick’s Day Catering menu below, order online here, or contact our event managers on 1300 368 605 to discuss your specific requirements.

To make your St Patrick’s Day Celebration the talk of the town we have a few suggestions below that teamed up with the best St Patrick’s Day Catering in Sydney, will ensure your gusts are entertained all day!

  • Playing Irish music (and dance)
  • Have everyone wear green
  • Chocolate gold coin treasure hunt
  • Best Irish accent imitation prize

Corned Beef Sliders

St Patrick's Day Catering Menu 2017

Corned Beef Sliders
with cabbage slaw & Guinness mustard

St Pats Mini Pancakes
Topped with spinach & onion mousse (v)

Potato Cake
Topped with Guinness & cheddar dip, fried shallot (v)

Petite Pies
Topped with mushy peas

Irish Pub Pasties (v)

Traditional Irish Stew
Served with colcannon in mini foam bowls

Cocktail Potato & Beef Pies

Pesto Chicken Sliders

With avocado mayo & baby spinach

 

Something Sweet to Conclude

Mini Irish Cup Cake Collection

House-made Marshmallow Bites

Green Macaron Pops

St Patricks Day Menu

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