International Fleet Review - Laissez-faire caterers exclusively for the Navy and the Maritime Museum

Date Posted: 17/10/2013 9:21:36 AM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas

Laissez-faire Catering has hosted the biggest week yet in its history! 

Having won the tender to cater for the Navy, we set up the entire food and beverages operation of the catering services at Garden Island during the International Fleet Review that saw thousands of sailors and VIP's turn up to the Navy facilities and millions of people that flocked to Sydney to see spectacle. The Navy alone had more than 3,000 guests  over 3 days coming through.  We also happen to be the exclusive caterer and retail operator at the Australian Maritime Museum, which saw it highest attendance over a weekend with over 15,000 visitors, most refreshing and eating at our restaurant, cafe, kiosk and pop-up stores. 

Members of the Royal Australian Band perform to crowds at the tall ships International Fleet Review open day held at Darling Harbour, Sydney. Tall ships from around the globe welcomed aboard visitors during the Tall Ship open day held at the Australian National Maritime Museum during the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review.

Thousands of VIP’s gathered over 3 days to celebrate The International Fleet Review. After winning the tender to cater at these events today our chefs created enough food to sink a battle ship. Our day started with 2000 muffins, 3000 croissants, 2000 lamingtons and 4000 fruit skewers! Gallons of coffee juice and water were also available. We offered lunch for 650 Naval VIP’s and thousands of fish and chip packs for the spectators!

We like to share a few images of the day and hope to see be ready for the upcoming another 100 years, right? ;) 

Thank you to all the staff and the team to make this event so wonderful and seamless to our clients!  we broke a record of catering for over 15,000 people over one weekend.