Tailored Christmas In-House Party Events

Date Posted: 4/10/2017 12:37:00 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a breathtaking party in-house with LFC and wherever your imagination takes you...

Every Christmas, our kitchen is transformed with a festivity that really brings out the best of the season and we can cater any special theme from $65.00 per person. 

Our in-house Christmas parties include everything you need to celebrate in style, from Christmas décor and theming to entertainment, staffing, all-inclusive drinks options and of course a delicious, bespoke Christmas themed canape menu from our Head Chef, Florent.

christmas canapes

See our menu below:

Christmas canapes

  • Shaved turkey on rosemary toasts with cranberry compote
  • Rare roasted, seeded beef sirloin on a crisp potato cake with horseradish cream
  • Hand sliced bourbon glazed ham crostini with spiced apple chutney
  • Chicken ballotine with truffle mushrooms and parmesan crisp
  • Crisp golden potato rösti with smoked salmon & cream cheese
  • King prawn skewers with chilli and grated fresh ginger
  • Caramalised leek and cheddar arancini
  • Five spiced duck wontons, nam jim dressing
  • Asparagus and parmesan baked in filo pastry, pesto aioli
  • Crisp glazed pork belly bao with hot sauce, shredded cucumber, coriander and crackle.

Christmas bowl food

  • Turkey escalope with bacon stuffed with sage and onion
  • Macaroni and cheese with a rich cheddar sauce and truffle
  • Crisp caramel glazed pork belly, jasmin rice, pak choy and chilli jam.

Christmas is Just Around the Corner: Christmas Catering Tips

Date Posted: 19/09/2016 12:07:32 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Top 6 Work Christmas Party Catering Tips

It's time to plan this year's work Christmas party. One of the most important points to cover early is catering. Being creative can be fun, but you'll want functionality and enjoyment to be your top priorities. Knowing a few tried and true catering tips can help you ensure your party goes off without a hitch. Here are six strategies to help you celebrate your team's accomplishments and reign in the new year in style.

Farm To Table

Festive, flavorful, and healthy, farm to table foods will delight your guests' taste buds while supporting local farmers. You'll have a wide selection of meats, cheeses, vegetables and fruits to work with, broadening your menu and helping ensure you have something every guest will enjoy. Going farm to table also ensures that your menu contains only the freshest and most nutritious foods - a perfect way to keep step with the holiday cheer. A secluded stable makes the perfect rustic setting.



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Let Your Food Serve as the Decorations

Save money and setup time by having your hors d'oeuvres delight the eyes as well as the tongue. These bite-size snacks are colourful enough to steal the spotlight and set the mood for the rest of the meal. Hors d'oeuvres can range from cold meats to dips to sliders and everything in between. Farm to table cheeses, fruits, and vegetables can be served on large platters alongside flowers and decorative bowls and glasses. Have a mix of hot, warm, and cold dishes to please a variety of tastes and preferences. Potato salad, macaroni vegetable salad, wraps, and hummus are all winning ideas. You can also incorporate international cuisines such as Chinese dumplings, sushi, and English muffins to celebrate diversity.



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Stick with Tradition

There's no shortage of creative, perhaps even outlandish catering ideas, but many of these can be hit or miss. Traditional decorations have survived the test of time, and there's no shame in keeping your decor simple and recognisable. White, red, green, and silver are the colours of choice, perhaps with some gold to tie it all together. A traditional Christmas tree, lights, ornaments, bows, ribbons, and holly are all you need. Keep it clean and functional - the last thing you want is for your guests to trip on a stray pine cone.



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Go with a Buffet Style Setup

Serving a specialised meal for each guest makes for a daunting task. Instead, let your guests build their own plates on the spot. Like a buffet, you can set up stations for different categories of foods - seafood, pasta, vegetarian dishes, desserts, etc. Your guests can dictate their own portion sizes and recommend foods to one another. This setup also promotes interaction, taking the pressure off of you.



Bring Seafood into the Mix

While steak and chicken are perfectly fine, adding more seafood selections can liven up the party. Cocktail shrimp makes for a refreshing appetiser while crab, lobster, clams, and scallops add class to the main event. Match the menu with the venue and choose a building with a beautiful view of Sydney Harbour.



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Diversify the Drinks

No party is complete without drinks, and the more variety, the better. Wine and liquor are traditional favourites, and champagne is a no-brainer (be sure to prepare your toast). Have cold lemonade, iced tea, and apple cider ready for the non-drinkers. Hot drinks like mulled wine, hot toddies, or even hot chocolate provide a warm welcome.



Corporate Christmas Venues

Date Posted: 15/06/2016 5:10:19 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

Christmas Party Ideas, Interesting Venues for 2016

Do you think it’s too early to start planning your corporate Christmas Party? Think again! Most companies will already have booked their venues after their previous Christmas party and all of the details of the event will be roughly planned.

Finding it hard to start? We have a few pointers for another awesome Christmas party for you and your staff. Don’t forget to check out our Instagram account for more inspiration.


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Seal the deal with your caterer

Catering requires planning. Book your caterer before it gets busy. Remember Christmas party month is one of the busiest months for caterers. Booking in too late will make things difficult and you’ll end up with food no one wants. Plus, there are plenty of questions that need to be asked first.

When choosing a caterer, you should have some idea of what you want. Which menu style would you want? What kind of service would you choose? Will it be a cocktail party or a sit-down meal?


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Now, even if you have this entire glorious scenario mapped out in your mind, it is better to ask your caterer the questions. Going over your ideas with your service providers will help get you the best advice and the best outcome. Sign a contract only if you think everything is in place and you are satisfied.

Book an interesting venue

Ask your caterer for venue recommendations if you’re having trouble finding a place that works. They know the difference between a good venue and a great venue, and they know what will work best for your type of event. We would suggest our newest addition to our long list of awesome event venues - Hyde Park Barracks.

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks can seat 350 - 1500 people depending on the type of event you have in mind. Sit down dinners or parties may accommodate 350 while a fun cocktail party in Hyde Park Barracks can accommodate up to 1000.

This venue has a pop up marquee courtyard, customised dance floor and twilight garden. Not to mention it’s a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site used to house convicts back in the 19th century. A good conversation starter, right?

Hyde Park Barracks

Some other venue ideas for your corporate Christmas party include:

Harbour 220 Afternoon

Plan the event!

A good exercise to do during the planning stages is to imagine the event in your mind and point out any issues or possible risks. This way you can create contingency plans before anything goes wrong.

Aside from the catering and the venue, you will also need to plan invitations. Since this is a corporate party, a simple email newsletter or e-invite to all staff is the best way to do it.

It’s time to start planning for that special once-a-year event and bring together your staff for a fantastic celebration to remember.

Thinking about a Christmas dinner for you and your staff? Click on the banner below to see our  fantastic plated menu which you could enjoy at one of our venues.