One of the best parts of the week has got to be waking up on a Friday morning and realising that the weekend is almost here. And what better way to celebrate the end of a hectic working week than with a few Friday night drinks and nibbles with your colleagues?

Here are some of our best food ideas for your Friday after-work get-together.

Cheese platters

A party without cheese is just a meeting. Our Sydney corporate caterer, One Pot catering offers a platter with a mix of Australian and continental cheese, dried fruit and crackers, perfect to fill the post-lunch void.


Mini burgers are perfect for any foodie gathering. With the burger trend hitting Sydney and Melbourne hard, all your colleagues will be impressed with the cocktail burgers from Palace Café Catering. Offering chicken, lamb and beef burgers you’ll have no problems with catering for everyone’s needs.


If you’re looking for something relaxed and casual, a mini sandwich is the way to go.

Asian inspired finger foods

Gourmet finger food is always a great go-to when it comes to Friday night gatherings. Bring a bit of Asian flair to your next office event with a mix of rice paper rolls or sushi from the Sydney corporate catering master Wow Catering.

Healthy grazing platters

For something a bit lighter, The Blonde Butler offers an array of delicious natural foods. There are a huge range of different salads for the health conscious, as well as platters perfect for your after-work office do.

corporate catering grazing platters

DIY tacos

Why not spice up the night with Make-It-Yourself food stations. Order cuisines such as Mexican catering from Guzman Y Gomez from Australia Square, Broadway‍, Newtown, North Point, Top Ryde and more!

Whether your next Friday night drinks are just you and a couple colleagues or your whole office, Eat First is the perfect hub for all your office catering must-haves in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra, with access to all of the food and beverage options you need.


If you want to make sure everyone is well fed, pizza catering is a fool proof menu item to serve up. Grab some classics like margherita, peri peri chicken, vegetarian supreme and meat deluxe from Crust Pizza in  Sydney or Crisp Handcrafted Pizza in Melbourne.


Fresh sushi is an excellent idea for after work drinks. It’s filling enough to line everyone’s stomachs for a few drinks, you can order it for any special diet you need to cater for and it’s small and easy to eat. For something extra fancy, try out the fresh sushi and seafood platters from Sushi Lian in Melbourne. Yum!

The drinks menu

Aside from your normal alcohol delivery, packed with refreshing beers, ciders and wines, try out a few cocktails to really show off your event catering skills.

For the ultimate Fri-yay feeling, try out the Moscato Sparkler cocktail below.

Moscato Sparkler

Moscato Sparkler


  • 750ml bottle of chilled Moscato
  • 600ml club soda – chilled
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • 60ml lime juice
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup red cherries


  • Pit and wash the cherries
  • Build all ingredients in a pitcher
  • Stir gently
  • Serve with or without ice

Red wine sangria


  • 750ml bottle of dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • ½ medium apple
  • ½ medium orange
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 3-4 tbs of brown sugar


  • Add apples, oranges and sugar to a large pitcher and muddle
  • Add orange juice and brandy and stir
  • Pour over red wine and taste, add extra of anything if needed
  • Add ice to chill
  • Garnish with orange slice

Raspberry beer mojito


  • 50ml spiced rum
  • One lime
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 330ml of beer
  • Mint leaves


  • Muddle the raspberries and lime and pour in spiced rum
  • Add some mint leaves
  • Pour over beer
  • Garnish with raspberries to serve

Eat First does after work drinks best

Whether your next Friday night drinks are just you and a couple colleagues, or your whole office, Eat First is the perfect hub for all your office catering and alcohol must-haves in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra. With access to all of the best food and beverage options you need, staff drinks has never been easier (or tastier). Give our corporate catering experts a call on 1300 851 900 or get a free quote online for your next Friday drinks party.

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