Top 10 Savoury and Sweet Australia Day Food Ideas for Your Next Corporate Catering Event

Christmas and New Year might have come and gone, but the fun's not over yet. Whether you’re by the beach, at the park, at a mate’s house, entertaining the family at home or hosting the ultimate Australia Day lunch or party at the office in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra or Perth, be the Australia Day hero this January and celebrate with some of the best classic Aussie Day sweet and savoury food options and ideas.

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Bit hesitant this Australia Day to find the latest recipes, you can save time and the need to collect information, ingredients and preparation time by considering a catered option for your next team bonding event. Take care of the food which is a big part, with no cooking needed by checking out EatFirst, which uses highly advanced algorithmic search to engine to easily find the perfect accompaniments  and Australia Day food to serve and toast to your great team this January!


Shrimps on the barbie

australia day shrimps and prawns

Aussies love a good BBQ lunch at any time, but for the ultimate party, it just isn’t the same without one. Prawns are a great staple, but to get truly ‘strayan, you need to combine some of Australia’s other famous seafood, gorgeous beef and of course a decent helping of tender lamb. Try the simple classic of barbecued king prawns livened with a simple squeeze of lemon or a retro prawn cocktail in a martini glass. Perfection.

Meat pies

If you haven’t done the juggling act of the meat pie, you can’t seriously call yourself Australian. For the uninitiated, that means biting just the right amount of hot meat and crispy pastry smothered in tomato sauce all while doing the Aussie salute. With such a wide collection of available pastry options available at EatFirst catering from one of our over 800 options, you would be spoilt for choice.

australia day party catering - meat pies

Sausage rolls

No one can resist the temptation to bite into these deliciously fluffy pastry treats. They're great as a snack, a light lunch or as a midnight snack after a few beers. Perfect as finger food or as whole meals, they are great for parties with so many different fillings now available.


It’s a delicious crowd pleaser and the best way to celebrate. So go on, fire up the barbie and cook up some lamb chops, backstrap or ribs. Tip: Grill to create tender meat with a flavourful crust, sprinkle on some herbs such as rosemary, thyme to really level up your lamb dish. If not confident in your own Australia Day recipes, try one of the best lamb options available through one of our caterers that are known for roasts or Greek food.

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Source: Serious Eats

Sausage Sizzles

Nostalgia hitting from sports days or club sports as a kid, there is never a wrong time for a sausage sizzle. Get some onion on the grill, butter up that white bread and don’t forget your drizzle of tomato sauce. Cook up as many as you can fit on your barbie and you’re dreaming!

Australia Day sausages and potatoes

Perfect delicious options for classic sides like chips are available, to more adventurous options by upping the sausage sizzle game with some premium Germanic sausage sizzles, potato salad and mash from places like Hut Dog Catering, one of Sydney Catering gourmet Hot Dog options with plenty of catering customisation choices.

Put a damper on it

Dig into some classic bush tucker with some great Australian damper bread. Easy to make dough, roll it on a stick and on pop it over the barbie or fire for a few minutes. And you’re done! Why not add some herbs, garlic or even cheese to take to the next, delicious level.


Get the desserts right from the experts

We know how tough it can be whether, baking is so precise. For peace of mind put aside your rushed attempts for Australia Day recipes for sweets and get some from the experts from the range of sweets and pattisseries available in your city, whether it be Sydney catering or Melbourne, with over 800 caterers over Australia there a plenty options for food for your next corporate catering event.

ANZAC biscuits

It’s hard to not love rolled oats, sugar, syrup and butter. The first Anzac biscuits were long-distance messages of love and care. While the exact origin of the recipe might be vague, the Aussies have adopted it as their own and the emotion behind it hasn’t diminished over the years. Dunk them in your tea to warm and soften them!


We learnt as little ankle biters how they helped Hush get his head back in the Aussie classic book, ‘Possum Magic’, and today Lamingtons continue to help us satisfy our sweet chocolatey/coconutty craving. Enjoy it with a cuppa for morning tea, afternoon tea, dessert, or just because… treat yourself! The perfect accompaniment and ending to your hopefully sunny weather big day.

austraila day party catering - lamingtons

Source: Discover English


The Pavlova may come from the Americans and English, and the Kiwis may try to adopt it as their own, but no one quite does a pavlova like the Aussies. Crunchy, sticky meringue base, loaded with fresh summer fruit and drizzled with cream, it’s enough to get anyone out of the pool for a bite…or two… you know what? Just give us the whole thing and a spoon.

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Source: Bmag

Fairy bread

White bread, hundreds and thousands, butter, what’s not to love? Every Aussie gathering should have a plate of fairy bread on the table. It’s probably the law at this point.

Caramel slice

Chewy and crisp, the caramel slice is a staple at Australian bakeries and barbecues alike. Featuring a dense biscuit base, a thick layer of buttery caramel and topped with a nice spread of chocolate. A rich and classic Australian delicacy.

The ultimate guide to Australian BBQ

Check out our infographic on how to be the best barbecue king or queen around. Impress everyone at your next corporate barbecue!

your ultimate Aussie BBQ guide infographic

Australia Day Party Catering for Your Office

Hosting a fun Australia Day party at your office in January? You can create and  satisfy the need some tasty food ideas to celebrate with a few clicks of a button. Get in touch with our foodie experts to find out more about our quick, easy, and delicious catering ideas and food options. Whether you're after a simple platter of pies and sausage rolls, a corporate BBQ or a unique bush tucker range from Kallico Catering. We have a great range of some of the best corporate catering menus in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth to help you celebrate Australia Day in style.

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