Laissez-faire gets creative with seaweed at unique conference

Date Posted: 4/07/2014 2:33:37 PM
Posted By: Moira Saunders

Last month Laissez-faire and Australian Technology Park (ATP) hosted a very unique conference – all about seaweed.

The Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology was on site to showcase seaweed and algae and all its applications. The event ran over four days and included a welcome soiree in the atrium that Laissez-faire was asked to design an exclusive oceanic themed menu for.

Head chef Clinton Brown and his team put their thinking caps on and came up with a delicious and creative cocktail menu that included different types of marine produce.

The savoury canapés included native angais oyster with mermaid’s necklace & green apple foam, waygu, wakame and Asahi pie, salt & pepper ulva calamari, fresh lime and pickled Hana Tsumomata and Moreton Bay Bug tails with spicy Sichuan chili oil.

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The dessert got even more creative with surprisingly delicious seaweed macrons and fig & walnut duileasc chocolate truffles to top off the evening.

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Laissez-faire hosts amazing Phantom of the Opera themed wedding at the Cell Block

Date Posted: 4/07/2014 11:19:26 AM
Posted By: Moira Saunders
A few pics from the amazing Wedding we hosted a few months back.  The nuptials took place in the courtyard of the Cell block Theatre (this was an old Prison many years ago) and is now a National Art School in Darlinghurst).   

The Ceremony took place in the courtyard surrounded by all the lovely old sandstone blocks, followed by drinks and then an amazing dinner in the cell block with a Phantom of the Opera inspired theme.

Large candelabras twinkled on three long grandeur tables all in white and silver and accompanied by amazing lighting and sound!  The bride and groom even put on a dramatic dance on stage which then transformed to a dance floor into the early hours of the morning - what a night!


Laissez-faire partners with Gold Soiree dinner for a good cause

Date Posted: 4/07/2014 11:10:50 AM
Posted By: Moira Saunders

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The inaugural Gold Soiree at Mercedes Tynan was a beautiful evening. Laissez-faire partnered and supported the event that catered to over 250 guests. 

A special menu was designed by our head chef Clinton Brown and was enjoyed by all. 

The Gold Soiree aimed to raise $50,000 for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation to fund an education study for patients who have suffered from cancer.

Due to the fantastic generosity of all guests, this event raised an amazing $80,000, which will make an incredible difference to children like Maria, whose story was heard on the evening, and many more like her.

“On behalf of the 78,000 patients, and their families, who pass through the Hospital's doors each year, thank you for your outstanding support of the Gold Soiree at Mercedes Tynan, and of Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation.” Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO Leanne Warner said.

Unique in every sense - new space to open at the Maritime Museum

Date Posted: 4/11/2013 2:12:56 PM
Posted By: Craig B
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On 02 April 2014, the Australian National Maritime Museum will gain an exciting new event space available until the end of October 2014 as a specialty event venue.
The venue has a capacity to seat up to 300 guests, has a harbour side location, water views, a separate entrance (to that of the main museum) and has high curved ceilings; unique to the Australian National Maritime Museum. It will be the perfect Darling Harbour event venue suitable to conferences, product launches, award dinners, trade shows and weddings. Invite your guests to enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the water promenade of the museum and take in the stunning views of the city.

Waterside entrance
In-house audio system
Lectern and microphone
Ceiling-mounted data projector

Dinner     250
Cocktails                                400
Theatre                                   400

Interested to hire this unique city venue? Enquire now

Vikings - Beyond the legend - Exhibition Opened on the 19th of September

Date Posted: 20/09/2013 3:46:16 PM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas

Last night we had the Grand opening of the Vikings - Beyond the legend exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum. With over 500 VIP guests the museum put on a show with dozens of people dressed in authentic Viking costumes recreating a traditional medieval battle to launch the new exhibition.

Dont miss it! and when you come stop by the Yots Cafe to try our special Viking Menu. 

More info below on this link about the exhibition: Vikings - Beyond the Legend

Hundreds of treasures reveal how they really lived.

Warriors, invaders and plunderers or explorers, traders and farmers? Beyond the myths and legends, what do we really know about the people we call Vikings?

The fascinating world of Vikings is revealed in the international blockbuster Vikings - Beyond the legend - open for a limited season.

This must-see exhibition draws on recent archaeological discoveries and nearly 500 rare artefacts to shed new light on the Viking way of life while challenging stereotypes of Vikings as ferocious, plundering pagans in horned helmets.

Many of the artefacts have never been seen in Australia such as the oldest known Scandinavian crucifix, finely crafted bronze and silver jewellery, exquisite gold and silver pendants, small statuettes of Norse gods, and Viking swords dating from 700-1100AD.

Visitors can also see an eight metre replica of the Viking boat Krampmacken, and step on board the Jorgen Jorgenson - a newly restored reconstruction of the late 9th century Gokstad ship


Laissez faire catering at The Maritime Museum - Australia’s Longest Reserve Table by Jacob’s Creek

Date Posted: 29/07/2013 2:26:29 PM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas

Jacob’s Creek hosted Australia’s Longest Reserved Table at the Australian Maritime museum with more than 550 people enjoying a long lunch 

Being such the multicultural country, Australia and its people are rich with stories of provenance; whether you’ve come from a different country, state, town or even suburb to Sydney.

In celebration of Sydney’s rich cultural provenance story, Jacob’s Creek and celebrity chef Pete Evans hosted Australia’s Longest Reserve Table on Saturday, 27 July 2013 featuring a long table of hundreds of guests 

The lunch took at the Australian National Maritime Museum guests were invited to prepare and bring a dish that represents their culture and to share their provenance story with hundreds of other food and wine lovers.

Antipasto platters , salads and dessert platters were provided by Laissez Faire catering 






and this is what the client had to say......

"Just a quick not to say a ginormous THANKYOU to you and your amazing team for our Jacob’s Creek lunch on Saturday.
You were both a pleasure to deal with, and very were both amazing to work with and got all our million requests done quickly and ensured each guest received the right meal to their very specific requirements, which I know was a challenge in itself!
Thanks again for helping us to create such an amazing event, we would never been able to do it without your team.
Thanks so much and look forward to working together in the future"

Event Producer 

1920's - what a night!

Date Posted: 7/09/2012 9:23:18 AM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas

City 2 Surf - 4 corporate marquees, 1,800 guests and strong winds

Date Posted: 14/08/2012 9:04:19 AM
Posted By: Craig B

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With over 80,000 people on the 14km journey from Hyde Park in Sydney's CBD to Bondi. City2Surf is the world's largest run and Sydney's favourite sporting event. Laissez-faire Catering hosted 4 corporate marquees at City 2 Surf 2012. The 14km journey at 40km/h winds....was no picnic, however it was a successful BBQ. 
In addition to our corporate clients, Laissez-faire catering is the proud sponsor for the runners raising funds towards the Children's Hospital of Westmead. It's the third year in a row and we had over 500 participants attending this year. Combined with the 4 marquees Laissez-faire catering hosted over 1,800 runners and guests. 

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Exams in the morning - Awards dinner at night. Watch how we can turn this room around

Date Posted: 13/07/2012 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

Rodd Island for your event?

Date Posted: 11/04/2012 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

How you ever considered Rodd Island as a venue for your next event? 

We just hosted a wedding at this this amazing spot in Sydney, which is available for functions and events. Please contact us to request more information about this venue. 

Rodd Island is a small island in the centre of Iron Cove, between the suburbs of Drummoyne, Russell Lea, Rodd Point, Haberfield and Leichhardt. Today the island is uninhabited, and forms part of the Sydney Harbour National Park. The island has had various other names over its history: Rabbit Island, Rhode Island, Snake Island and Jack Island.

Coordination is the key to ensuring your wedding day flows just as planned! You've seen wedding reception coordinators welcome to the new era of wedding ceremony coordinators that will ensure your wedding day is simply perfect in everyway. We recommend you contact Circle of Love for your next ceremony. Contact Dejana on - 0410 561 236 -

Rodd Island, venue, catering

Rodd Island, venue, catering

Rodd Island, venue, catering

Rodd Island, venue, catering

Rodd Island, venue, catering

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Mojitos at the Maritime Museum

Date Posted: 5/04/2012 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas

“Enjoy a Passionfruit Mojito with a view!  Maritime staff serving with a smile!”


Marc & Justyna Celebrate their Wedding at the Maritime Museum

Date Posted: 21/02/2012 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas




The Cell Block at the National Art School

Date Posted: 16/02/2012 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas
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Just came back from a site of the Cell Block at the NAS.....what an exciting space! For those who never been and/or are looking for something really special, call us so we can take you in. This is a unique space perfect for special events. And the best, Laissez-faire can take care of all the catering for you. 

Learn more:  NAS 


Date Posted: 17/10/2011 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas
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The CERTIFICATES arrived.  

Tasting at ATP

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering


A little surprise to a special client

Date Posted: 31/08/2011 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering


Prawns or Oyster bar perhaps....? 

A little surprise to a special client