Sydney Catering Case Studies

Creative Event Menus

Event: Horrible Histories Pirates Exhibition Launch

Venue: The Australian National Maritime Museum

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Family friendly VIP invitation-only event for 300 guests at the Australian National Maritime Museum. The roving stand-up indoor/outdoor event featured several pop-up food outlets, including a Fish and Chip Bar, Pie Bar, Buffalo-themed Bar and Supper Canape Bar.

Some of the menu selections on offer at these outlets included:

  • Battered Fish of the Day
  • Salt and pepper squid
  • Buffalo chicken wings, ranch potatoes, ranch dressing, celery and carrot sticks
  • Crinkle cut crispy fries with a selection of truffle salt, chicken salt, shaved cheddar, grated parmesan or tomato ketchup
  • Corn on a cob served with chilli flakes and Cajun spices
  • Lamb and rosemary chipolata served on a soft bun - served with mustards and sauces
  • Large selection of gourmet pies, including beef and mushroom, chicken and leek, vegetarian, and smashed peas


Themed Experiences

Event: Vivid Festival

Venue: The Australian National Maritime Museum

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In the first year of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s participation in Vivid and their East of India exhibition, we transformed Yots into a Bollywood-themed bar offering Indian tapas in the evenings. In the following years, we have worked creatively with the venue to continue to capitalise on the volume of foot traffic around Darling Harbour and bring visitors to the Museum ‘after dark’ by incorporating the venue’s exhibition themes into the food offering, with pop-up food outlets, late night cocktail bars, a slider bar to target on-the-go families, extended opening hours, and sponsored rooftop events against the backdrop of the Vivid projections, to name just a few.

Special Events

Non-Traditional Weddings

We have been able to offer several wedding clients of different nationalities a menu design that reflects their tradition and heritage. Where no alcohol is the custom, we can devise special packages to suit.

International Fleet Review

In one of the biggest weekends in ANMM history, we catered for several VIP private events, each one unique in style and menu.

Jacobs Creek Event

This event was the largest private event in Maritime history. We served in excess of 500 guests on the Ben Lexcen Terrace. This was an exceptionally challenging event as all cultures came together to attend ‘Jacobs Creek Longest Table Lunch’.




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