The Melbourne Cup is just around the corner and that means it's time for office parties! If you're looking for some inspiration for your corporate catered event, look no further. In this blog post, we will discuss 7 delicious catering options for your next Melbourne Cup celebration. Whether you're looking for canapes, tapas, cocktails or something else entirely, we have you covered. Let's get started!
You cannot enjoy the Big Race without a great Melbourne Cup party. Here we've listed some of our favourite tasty morsels for the best Melbourne Cup experience for you and your colleagues. Whether you want to do as a collaboration of home cooks or check out EatFirst and our great local and fresh catering team, we have you covered. Cut out the hassle and make your next event memorable whether it's Melbourne Cup office catering Sydney, Melbourne or even Perth, we're your all-in-one platform for local business that can cater for breakfast, lunch or any special events.
Canapes are a classic catering option and for good reason. They are easy to eat, can be made in a variety of ways and are always popular with guests. If you're looking for something a little different, why not try making mini quiches or sliders? For something sweet, miniature fruit tarts or chocolate truffles are always a hit.
Tapas are another great option for corporate catering. They can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature, which makes them perfect for busy offices. Plus, they allow your guests to mix and match their favorite flavors. Some of our favorite tapas include:
- Spanish tortilla with chorizo
- Grilled vegetables with Romesco sauce
- Gambas al ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce)
- Croquetas de pollo (chicken croquettes)
Of course, no corporate event would be complete without cocktails! Whether you're serving Margaritas or Gin and Tonics, make sure to have plenty of ice on hand. If you want to get really creative, try making a signature cocktail for your event. Here are a few Melbourne Cup Day recipes to get you started:
- The Melbourne Cup: gin, vermouth, orange bitters, sugar syrup
- The Derby Day: vodka, elderflower cordial, lemon juice, Champagne
- The Oaks Day: bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, cherry liqueur
Want more Margarita Catering Ideas and great food pairings that go with it? Why not check out more from what we've written for Top 5 Margaritas & Food Ideas for International Margarita Day.
Here is just a snapshot of our great article on Top 10 Tips on Making your Next Events a success. Make sure you determine the logistics and the vibe you are going for e.g size of group, who are attending.
Consider your budget and the needs like preparation and cleanup. But more importantly don't forget special dietary requirements. Make sure your grazing platters or finger food have gluten free, vegetarian or vegan options.
Did you know beyond just delivery of great food and beverages some suppliers even have mobile catering and staff and waiters for your occasions? Leave the serve and deliver of your event and make this November the best Melbourne Cup experience.
Focus on the important stuff, get excited, get decorating and more importantly invite your guests! Leave the business of food and services to us, whether you're aiming to organise a classy function or just a cheeky fun get together, we have you covered.
We hope these corporate catering ideas have inspired you for your next event. Whether you're serving canapes, tapas, cocktails or something else entirely, make sure to have plenty of food and drink options for your guests. And most importantly, don't forget to enjoy the race! Go Melbourne! Go Australia!
Do you have any tips for Melbourne Cup Day? Share them with us! And if you're looking for more inspiration, check out our blog post on corporate catering ideas for Christmas parties and more. Until next time, happy planning!
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