COVID-19: An Update to Our Approach

Date Posted: 7/04/2020 11:33:46 AM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

COVID-19 An Update to our Approach

In line with increasing restrictions and regulations around meeting in public places and the closure of a number of our venue partners, namely the Australian National Maritime Museum and the State Library of New South Wales, Laissez-faire Catering has moved operations to working from home where possible. 

Our café at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst remains open.

The best way to contact us during this time is via phone +61 2 9209 4810 or

Once it is deemed safe to return to normal operations, and our venues open, we will provide further updates on our website, social media and in direct communication to our clients. 

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We wish all our community, clients, staff and general public a healthy and safe period ahead.


Tips for Catering for a Successful Training Day

Date Posted: 31/03/2020 9:00:00 AM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

 Training Day - Feature Image

When it comes to catering for corporate events, it's important to get it right. One common corporate event is a training day. If you want to cater a successful training day, working with a professional catering service can be the answer. That way you give your team the food they need and enjoy, while still keeping them on track. You also don't have to worry about making any kind of food yourself, or purchasing food from another location. When it comes to catering Sydney has options for everything you need, and Laissez-faire Catering is here to help your training day go right

The Importance of Food for Your Training Day

Anytime people are asked to spend a day in training, it can be a very exhausting time for them. Due to that, the food they're served is often a highlight of the experience. If you want to keep your team focused and interested, providing them with plenty of great food can help. Additionally, the catering choices you're making are a reflection of your company. You have to ask yourself some questions before you make a decision on Sydney corporate catering. These include questions such as:

  • Do you want to choose a catering service that offers and advertises sustainable business practices?
  • Do you want to select a high-end dining experience for your team on their training day?
  • Would you prefer to choose a casual affair, making it far easier for your team to mingle?

All of those options say something different about your company, and the kinds of values it has and holds. If you're looking for the best catering Sydney has to offer on your training day, you'll want to look at much more than just the cost of the catering. The sustainability of the company's practices, the quality of the food, and the style and options available all matter. When you select Laissez-faire Catering, you can choose from a wide variety of foods and options to make your training day easier on your team and more successful, overall.

Trends for Your Training Day Catering Needs

If you're interested in "culinary globetrotting," you'll want to select a company that offers that in their menu. Catering for corporate events can be much more enjoyable and interesting when there are a number of unique food selections. By picking a catering service that specialises in national dishes, you can get some excellent options to get your team talking. Some of these might include:

  • Spanish Paella that allows your team to serve as much as they want.
  • Vietnamese food with rice-paper rolls providing a shared experience.
  • Middle Eastern cuisine like falafels and shwarma, which can also accommodate Halal and other dietary restrictions.
  • Brazilian barbecue for a unique flavour profile.

You can also consider street food. The vendors of these foods have revolutionised their sector within the last decade. Because of that, the service, food, and delivery have all advanced to a level that's appropriate for Sydney corporate catering. A number of healthy and exciting options are now provided, making it easier than ever to have great food at your company's training day.

Don't forget to think about health-focused catering for corporate events like your training day. There's recently been a renewed focus on healthy eating, and a number of caterers are starting to offer a wider variety of vegetarian and vegan options. That gives them the chance to work with a wider client base, but can also provide good health benefits to people who might not typically eat these kinds of foods. A lot of Sydney corporate catering options will accommodate dietary and allergy concerns, including intolerance to items like gluten and dairy products.

Different Ways to Eat at a Training Day

To help everyone at the training day event get to know one another consider shared platters, canapes, and grazing tables. That provides a constant flow of food, and gets your team socialising and mingling. You can also pick a venue where you want to dine, and Laissez-faire Catering partners with a number of different places such as The State Library of NSW, the Australian National Maritime Museum, Urban Winery Sydney, and Harbour 220.

Ready to take your Sydney corporate catering to the next level? Make an enquiry today. Contact us online or over the phone, and make sure you plan early for the best catering experience. We can be reached at (02) 9209 4810 or online through our contact page. We're here and ready to help your training day be a big success.

How Event Catering Will Change in 2020

Date Posted: 16/12/2019 9:44:43 AM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering


2020 is approaching. What corporate events are you planning moving into the new year? Event catering changes from time to time, bouncing between trend to trend. If you want your catering for corporate events to be fresh, unique, and exciting, you need to take a look at the new and emerging trends, and find the trends that are going to work for you.

What trends were new in catering in 2019?

2019 saw a lot of farm fresh goods, locally sourced products, and seasonal goods. People are returning to nature, getting excited about ingredients, and looking for whole, healthy foods.

Many are looking towards catering as art, and "full table" spreads became very common. Foods now have to be "picture worthy," as social media is starting to play a huge role in whether an event garners buzz.

Apart from that, people are also paying more attention to creative, unique cocktails, and cocktails, teas, and other beverages have remained an important part of the entire catering experience.

As a whole, at Laissez-faire, we saw that event catering, decoration, and general planning is having a more "whole" feel, with all elements being tightly integrated, often through unique themes.

What are emerging trends in catering?

For 2020, we can expect some trends to stay the same. A lot of people still love from-scratch, farm fresh food, and that's probably going to continue for a long time to come. At Laissez-faire, we work with local producers to make sure we always have the best seasonal goods.

Reduced food waste and increased sustainability are going to remain important. Caterers are moving towards things like metal straws or paper straws, and eco-friendly food options. More and more, people want to make sure that their food has been ethically sourced.

People are also moving into more experimental food, such as meat substitutes rather than red meats, and unique flavour infusions. Themes are going to remain a powerful way for corporate events to connect their decor to their food and their entertainment.

As far as locations go, corporate events are likely to start being a little more innovative about locations, and start to combine their locations with their theme. At Laissez-faire, we have a complete list of the best locations around Sydney, for all sizes of party and all venue needs.

Rather than full meals, many corporate events are moving towards serving small bites and canapés, as a way to allow guests to sample a large variety of foods. Today, people are moving away from large, full meals in general, and towards a more ala carte system that allows them to enjoy their food while they mingle, rather than all at once.

Themes are going to remain powerful, as they streamline the development and decoration of an event. We are constantly looking out for new and interesting themes that can be used to inform your event planning. And many people like to use a destination, or something equally bold, to centre both their food and their decor.

How can you get started  with your next event?

At Laissez-faire, we are constantly looking for new ideas for our Sydney corporate catering packages. Whether you want your next event to be traditional or hyper-modern, we can do our best to develop the perfect catering menu for your organisation.

Contact us today to find out more about what we can do for you. Make an enquiry today.